So as we wind through the first month of 2017 just a small reminder . . .
YOU ARE WAY MORE INTELLIGENT THAN YOU THINK!!!!!
Why? Read on McDuff . . .( Dad joke)
Let talk about Innate Intelligence – a chiropractic principle that supports your overall health and well-being!
When you life began, there were only 2 cells that came together to be ONE.
That one cell divided, then divided again, and again… eventually resulting in the human being that is known as YOU (a collection of about 50-70 TRILLION cells!).
Have you ever wondered how each cell knew where it was supposed to go? How, once a cell divided to become two new cells, that one of them knew it was supposed to differentiate into a heart cell, and the other was destined to become a lung cell? Or, how once all these individual cells grew and divided, they were able to remain coordinated, with billions of cellular interactions taking place every second?
How can all this be accomplished without you needing to be aware of any of it?
The original chiropractor, D.D. Palmer, also wondered about these things. He was fascinated with the human body and human life. From his experience with different healing modalities, he observed how health could be influenced by energy, and energy fields. He posited that all living matter must be guided to grow and evolve by an invisible life force – which he called Universal Intelligence.
You can call it, “Mother Nature”, “God”, “The Universal Energy Field”, “The Higher Power” or whatever works for you.
It then followed that since we are alive, we must also possess within us a form of the Universal Intelligence – an energy which gives and sustains our lives with ease. He coined this force inside the body Innate Intelligence. As long as this Innate Intelligence is allowed to flow freely through an within us, then the physical matter can be animated and organised into a living, breathing, creative, expressive organism.
How does Innate Intelligence relate to You?
D.D. Palmer taught us that Innate Intelligence is communicated to every cell in the body via the nervous system. Therefore, as long as the nervous system is free of interference or disruption, the health and wellness of the organism can be directed.
The importance of the brain and the spinal cord relative to the life of every human being is confirmed by the body’s anatomy – these are the only two tissues in the body completely encased in a hard skeletal shell of protection! However, all this protection does not come without a cost. Bone is not very flexible – and life without movement is rather meaningless. So, in order to facilitate movement, the spine was separated into 26 movable pieces – 24 vertebrae, plus a sacrum and coccyx.
Because the individual parts of the spine can move, they can also become disturbed. When vertebrae get misaligned, restricted and/or dysfunctional, this is called a vertebral subluxation. Not only can this cause painful irritation of the joints and the nerves associated with that vertebra, but can also disrupt the natural flow of Innate Intelligence, which can then disrupt the function of any tissue in the body, including the immune system – which leaves a person susceptible to illness.
Fortunately D.D. Palmer recognised the importance of the spine, and the significance of the vertebral subluxations with respect to our health. So important, in fact that in 1895 – Chiropractic was born.
Although chiropractic and chiropractic techniques have evolved considerably over the last 122 years, all chiropractors hold true as their central tenet:
The human body possesses an Innate Intelligence with infinite wisdom – including the ability to maintain and sustain life – and this Innate Intelligence gives the body a natural state of ease, which can also be termed well-being. Innate Intelligence is communicated throughout the body by the nervous system. If the nervous system becomes irritated, then the communication of Innate Intelligence will be disrupted, causing a lack of ease or dis-ease. The most common cause of the nervous system interference and irritation is the vertebral subluxation.
Chiropractic is the only health care profession that has, as its central purpose, the identification and removal of vertebral subluxations from the spine in order to restore our natural state of ease and well-being. Anyone who has experienced a chiropractic adjustment can attest to the wide range of benefits that chiropractic provides.
Chiropractic adjustments not only ease your pain and suffering by taking the stress off joints and nerves – they promote wellness by facilitating the flow of Innate Intelligence.
So Chiropractic boost your amazing in-born Intelligence!
Always Remember . . . You are Smarter Than You Think!
Enjoy Your Holidays!
Adapted from: Dr. C. Gary Taylor, D.D. – Advanced Wellness, COLUMBUS, GA 31907.
Dr. Andrew Iggo is in private practice in Sydney, Australia. Working from state of the art premises in Fairlight, his focus is on providing not only relief from pain, but correction of function and the provision of wellness care for families and individuals. With a young family of his own comes a natural inclination toward the care of kids and Mums-to-be. A strong sports and dance background also give him a unique perspective on performance enhancement and injury recovery. We are sure you’ll be in great hands.