- Fundamental Concepts
“Chiropractic is a philosophy, science and art of all things natural as it pertains to Healing and Nerve Function!!”
Everything that happens in our body, from heart rate to the immune system, is dependent on how well our nerve system is functioning. The nerve system, comprised of the brain, brain-stem, spinal cord, and nerves is collectively coined the master control network in the body. It is directly responsible for how well our bodies function, adapt to its environment and heal. This makes the nerve system or master control network the foundational component to achieving true health.
In other words:
- We were all born with an innate or inborn intelligence that is responsible for regulating ALL bodily function.
- This inborn or innate intelligence is expressed through the nerve system (Brain, Brainstem, Spinal Cord, & Nerves) and as long as it is expressed at 100% we maintain the ability to function properly, heal and adapt.
- Sometimes the expression of our innate intelligence can be interfered with by something called a Vertebral Subluxation.
4. Our job at Arc of Life Family Spinal Care is to locate and remove these SUBLUXATIONS naturally, without the use of potentially harmful drugs or surgery, thereby restoring the expression of your innate intelligence, which in turn allows you to heal and function at100%.
Goal of Chiropractic
According to The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, “Chiropractic is a health care discipline which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs and surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (namely the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health.”
Therefore the only goal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic is to locate and remove interference from the nerve system, allowing a complete expression of the innate wisdom located within. This then allows the body to maintain and / or return to a state of health.
What is Upper Cervical Care?
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- What is Upper Cervical Chiropractic
What is Upper Cervical Chiropractic?
Upper Cervical Chiropractic care focuses on the intimate relationship between the
first two bones in the neck and a vital portion of the nerve system called the brain-stem. The interrelationship between these structures is absolutely essential to the bodies ability to promote and restore health. Science tells us that the brain-stem acts as a switchboard operator between the brain and body, relaying nerve signals to every cell, tissue and organ system in the body via the spinal cord and nerves. Therefore a misalignment of one of the first two bones, called a Vertebral Subluxation, will disrupt brain to body communication, and if not corrected lead to the loss of body function and healing potential. An Upper Cervical Chiropractor takes great care in determining where a misalignment is in the spine and then corrects this misalignment with a precise adjustment. This serves to restore proper brain to body communication by removing interference or distortions, allowing the body to once again generate health. This is the ONLY goal of a Upper Cervical Chiropractic. We do NOT treat symptoms or disease, however when there is no interference to the nerve system that give your body the best chance to heal from whatever symptom or “disease” you may be suffering with.
- Do I have a Subluxation
“When Health is absent, Wisdom cannot reveal itself, Art cannot manifest, Strength cannot fight, Wealth becomes useless, and Intelligence cannot be applied.” ~ Herophilus
Do I Have A Subluxation?
The only way to know for sure whether you have a subluxation is to be evaluated by a Chiropractor. Pain, symptoms, or disease are not reliable things to consider because the are often late findings. By the time we notice any of these things a problem already exists and more than likely has been there for quite some time. Many times people become subluxated and don’t realize it because only about 10% of nerves are responsible for relaying information about this condition. Therefore a problem can exist well before you express any symptom, condition or disease. This is why we encourage getting checked by an Upper Cervical Chiropractor; new born to seasoned adults. The longer subluxations are present, the more damage is caused.
What causes a Vertebral Subluxation
- What causes a Subluxation
What Causes a Subluxation?
Subluxations happen for a variety of reasons but can be explained using one word, STRESS. Stress, however, has many faces; mainly chemical, emotional and physical. Physical stress is the easiest to explain and understand as it identifies things like, car accidents, slips or falls, sports injuries, poor posture or even the birth process itself. The gentlest’s of births can produce enough pressure to a babies head and neck ,within the birth canal to cause a subluxation. Dr. Godfrey Gutmann, a German medical researcher, discovered that over 80% of the infants he examined after birth were suffering from cervical spine (neck) injuries. This is why it is absolutely vital to have children checked as soon as possible. See our brochure on “Birthing Healthy Babies”. Chemical and emotional stress are a little more difficult to understand but also play big role in the development of a Vertebral Subluxation. They can be defined by things like exposure to toxins or chemicals, excessive prescription or over-the-counter medication, and/or the death of a family member, job loss or just the joy of raising children.