Chiropractic is a wonderful profession and I am so very fortunate to have been chosen to become a Chiropractor. Chiropractic (Facet #1) is the natural healing profession utilizing the body’s natural recuperative powers to help heal the body. By maintaining the proper alignment and balance of the spine, and thereby a free-flowing nervous system, amazing changes happen to a person’s over-all health.
There are, however, limitations to how wonderful the body can function. Nutrition (Facet #2) plays a huge role. The saying “You are what you eat” is not entirely correct, the premise is spot on. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 35.7% of adults, and 17% of children are obese. I can assure you this is not from eating too much broccoli, spinach and field greens.
In light of the statistics on obesity, this means we are not exercising (Facet #3). According to The Mayo Clinic, exercise has the following health benefits: 1) Controls Weight, 2) Controls Health and Disease, 3) Controls and Improves Mood, 4) Increases Energy, 5) Promotes Better Sleep.
According to Harvard Medical School, Sleep (Facet #4) lends the following health benefits:
1) Helps body to repair
2) Maintains heart health, while reducing Blood Pressure and Cholesterol.
3) Reduces Stress
4) Increases Memory
5) Prevents weight gain
And the final facet, is Positive Mental Attitude (Facet #5). Napoleon Hill said ” “Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true”. The truth is, health begins with a though and a desire to achieve health. No Doctor, Therapist, pill or potion can create health. Health comes from within and the desire to achieve health.