The Three Bears
Everyone’s heard the tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. This bed’s too hard, this bed’s too soft, this one is just right. And just like it goes in this famous tale, our bodies have an extraordinary self-regulating capacity to make sure everything is “just right.” We literally heal ourselves. Our nervous system is the Master System and constantly repairs and keeps us healthy, as long as there is NO interference. This elaborate network, the Autonomic Nervous System, constantly monitors, assesses and self corrects without you even giving it a second thought. We are remarkable in that ability to adapt and self-repair. What machine lasts 80-100 years with its original parts?
Drug therapy is a crude attempt to make things “just right” chemically. The chiropractic approach is to remove interferences to the nervous system so that the body can heal itself the way it was meant to. And since we are all different, we have a range of what is “normal” for our bodies. For many years, the average body temperature was 98.6. These days, the average person is about 1-degree cooler. Our bodies have adapted over time, probably because of improved sanitation, and we no longer need higher temperatures to constantly fight infection. Again, your body does it “just right”.
And we can count on this amazing capability, called innate intelligence, to do the right thing, to adapt to the situation. Innate intelligence causes you to sweat when it’s hot in order to cool your body. It fights bacteria and viruses by launching a complex immune response when the bad bugs are detected. Fever is literally our body’s mechanism for killing invaders. Our hearts will beat billions of times over our lifetime at exactly the perfect rate to keep the blood flow as it should be for what we are doing. Your brain has the ability to store the equivalent of 2.5 million gigabytes of digital memory. Mental impulses travel from the brain through the spinal cord into the body at amazing speeds of 270 mph.
When there is a misalignment (subluxation) of the spine, the nervous system becomes glitchy. Think about how broken your conversation is when you have bad cell phone service. You only hear every 3rd word. Similarly, if your cells are not receiving all the data, you will have impaired communication and a breakdown in function. It really is that simple. This explains why so many people experience improvements in many aspects of their health when they have adjustments to correct subluxations. I have seen so many of these “miracles” in practice and it never ceases to thrill me.
If there is one concept I wish everyone could fully appreciate is just how magnificent your innate intelligence is at keeping you alive and healthy. You can count on it! And, how important it is to have an optimally aligned spine so that as Goldilocks says: “This one is just right.”
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