How Bad Do You Want It?

I have to admit, it's tough not to get wrapped up in my patients' struggles. Not to wish and hope the best outcome for them, and I do.  But I've learned one of the hardest things is to let their choices be their choices.  My emotional involvement on how you treat your body is this - nil.  It's your choice to treat your one and only body like a junkyard or like a temple.  

Here's the deal - if you truly want to change, I challenge you to shift your perspective of our relationship from doctor-patient to a Wellness Partnership. Whether you want to be pain free, have more mobility, better digestion, or simply enjoy a night out instead of staying at home suffering - together we can make it happen.

But, I can't do it alone.  YOU have to do the work.  I can guide you to where you want to go, and for as long as you want to better yourself.  But I can't do it for you.  

For that reason, my emotional investment is in HOW WELL I guide you.  How good can I be every day for you.  How prepared can I show up every day, so I can answer your questions, give you the next step, encourage you through challenges and successes, inspire you to keep going, and help you truly heal! 

It's your journey, and I'm invested and committed to help you every step of the way.

Mechanistic vs Vitalistic

You started out as two cells – one from your father, and one from your mother. Those two cells came together and formed the beginning of your life, and over a period of about nine months, you went from one cell to (depending on whom you ask) somewhere between 10 and 100 trillion.

The amazing part, though, is not the simple fact that we multiplied from one cell into trillions, but that they all went off in different directions to do different jobs. Some became part of our kneecaps, some formed a heart, some built an immune system, and so on. In other words, it’s like 100 trillion separate little workers heading off to participate in thousands of complex functions, all conceived, orchestrated and conducted into the most beautiful symphony ever written, and directed by an unseen intelligence.

But here’s the important part: once that Innate Intelligence forms a new baby, it doesn’t go off and make another one – it stays inside of us, and runs every aspect of our lives, every second of every day. If we cut ourselves, if we break a bone, if we have a cold or the flu or any other symptom or disease, it’s our own Innate Intelligence that does the healing. It just knows how to do it. Medical doctors don’t heal. Medications don’t heal. Operations don’t heal. Chiropractic adjustments don’t heal. All an adjustment can do is seek to remove the interference to healing, so that the body’s own innate potential can be expressed. Healing always flows from above down, and from the inside out.

How does the spine affect Innate Intelligence? 

The chiropractic principle is almost too simple, which is partly why it’s taking so long for it to be understood and accepted. “What do the bones have to do with Innate Intelligence?” you might reasonably wonder.

 As it turns out, our Innate Intelligence expresses itself largely through the nervous system, and that system is stretched over the body’s frame (the bones) like a spider web, or like the strings of a musical instrument. Science has now confirmed that any distortion or restriction of our human frame can interfere with the nerves by disturbing their “tone” or “vibration,” in much the same way that the notes produced by plucking a guitar string are changed by altering its tension. Too much or too little, and we won’t be happy with the result.

 The nervous system controls all of the organs and glands of the body, including the immune system, which determines how well we deal with colds, flu and other infections. Nerve root compression alters gene expression, which affects how likely we are to actually develop the conditions or diseases of our parents. In other words, we aren’t necessarily “doomed” to have the same problems they had – much of our future can be influenced by the choices we make in our own lives, including how we choose to care for our spines. 

 

Do you know someone who can benefit from a lifestyle overhaul? 

If so, please refer them today!

Create Peace this Holiday Season

For most people, the holiday season is a stressful time of year.  It’s not so much that the season stresses people out.  Rather, the number of things to do, places to go, parties to attend, errands to run, friends and family to buy for, wrap for and cook for (oh! And work…) all get jam-packed into a very short five weeks. 

The opposite of being stressed is not ‘not being stressed’.  The opposite of stressed is being at peace. 

Stress is draining.  Peace is energizing.  Stress is overwhelming.  Peace is calming.  So here are a few ideas for creating more peace in your life during this holiday season.

 1.    Create 5 minutes each day for yourself.  Whether that’s during your morning coffee, an afternoon walk in the sunshine, or a quick soak in the hot tub.  This is not a time for planning all the other things that need to happen.  Rather a time for decompressing, deep breathing, and relaxing.

2.    Plan your day.  Rather than being frantic, a few minutes of planning at the beginning of the day, or beginning of the week, will optimize your energy expenditure – leaving some left over for you!

3.    Take your vitamins.  These essential nutrients help your body to function more efficiently.  With so much to do this season, efficiency is a must in all categories!

4.    Sleep 6-8 hours per night.  Quality is just as important as quantity.  Sleep is your re-set button.  When you’re sleeping, your body is repairing, restoring, and re-energizing!

5.    Write down three things you’re grateful for.  Being grateful changes your brain chemistry out of a stressed state into a peaceful state.  Jot them in your phone’s notes section or start a Word document.  Writing them down allows you to visually appreciate the blessings in your life.

6.    Get adjusted.  Chiropractic adjustments optimize your body’s energy and resources.  Think of it as turning up the volume on life.  You’re functioning more efficiently internally, allowing you to glide through the day’s requirements and activities, and have more fun!

What if, this year, you were actually able to enjoy the holiday season?  What if, you still got all the work, errands, presents, and parties accomplished and still had energy at the end of the day? 

Use these tips and create your own ways to find peace the season.  You’ll get more out of each day and enjoy the holidays!!