There’s a “secret” process in your body that works all the time to keep you as healthy as you can possibly be.
Last time you were sick, you might have gotten your blood tested so that your doctor could “diagnose” what was wrong with you.
Was your calcium within the normal range? What about your blood sugar? How about your cholesterol? All these blood components, and many more, have to be regulated by the control systems within your body in order for you to have optimal health.
We know a lot about the different drugs doctors can give you to artificially manipulate your chemistry when these blood elements are out of balance.
But how much do we know about the normal body processes that keep these measurements within healthy limits 99.9% of the time?
Despite tremendous advances in medical science, our knowledge of natural health processes still has big gaps. That’s why it’s a “secret” process. There’s no pharmaceutical company spending billions of dollars to learn more about this secret health ingredient.
But we do know how powerful your inner healing process is. We see evidence of it at work every minute of every day.
Without it, your body would be a hopeless mess. No doctor could do a thing for you. You couldn’t even take an antibiotic to cure an infection, because your body wouldn’t be able to clear out all the dead germs that the antibiotic was killing.
Fortunately, your body can manufacture thousands of different “antibiotics” (i.e. antibodies) and other inner “drugs” (hormones, nerve messengers, and more) as needed.
Your body can detoxify thousands of poisons. Your body can extract from your food the optimal nutrients you need to grow and maintain health.
Homeostatic Control Systems
Your body, if given a chance, can naturally
- clean out your clogged arteries
- fill your blood with oxygen even if a lung is damaged
- adjust your heart rate up or down as your activities demand
- filter out waste products as your blood flows through the kidneys
- repair injured muscles, ligaments, cartilage, and tendons, and
- do a million other things you need to be healthy.
Doctors of Chiropractic – Experts in Maximizing Health
Chiropractic is oriented toward boosting your health, not merely combating your symptoms. Chiropractic treatment helps your body to be organized to do its job – regulating and directing your internal processes. The result is better health.
Over the last thirty years, research into the basic workings of chiropractic has established that manual therapy methods, such as those used by doctors of chiropractic, are effective for a number of specific problems: low back pain, neck pain, headache, breathing difficulties, and more.
Meanwhile, every chiropractor has experience with hundreds of patients who have experienced relief from other types of health problems. Patients who
- get fewer colds,
- have fewer asthma attacks,
- need less medication to control their diabetes, their depression, or other condition.
Understanding these results is the next research frontier for chiropractic.