Nerve System Function and Wellness

The term “well­ness” is becom­ing com­mon and being used by many holis­tic care groups to describe the type of care they are offer­ing. Mer­riam Web­ster defines well­ness as “the qual­ity or state of being in good health, espe­cially as an actively sought goal.” From Wikipedia, the free ency­clo­pe­dia, “Well­ness is gen­er­ally used to mean a healthy bal­ance of the mind-body and spirit that results in an over­all feel­ing of well-being. In other words, well­ness is a view of health that empha­sizes the state of the entire being and its ongo­ing development.

ICPA sent out a sur­vey to its mem­bers ask­ing for the rea­sons why par­ents bring their chil­dren in for chi­ro­prac­tic care. The num­ber one rea­son reported was “well­ness.” Par­ents are rec­og­niz­ing the impor­tance of chi­ro­prac­tic care and the sig­nif­i­cant role it plays in the fam­ily well­ness lifestyle.

Let’s look more closely at how your doc­tor of chi­ro­prac­tic con­tributes to your fam­ily well­ness. Back to basic chi­ro­prac­tic sci­ence, the adjust­ment reduces nerve sys­tem stress and allows the body to func­tion in a greater state of health. As the nerve sys­tem regains proper func­tion, all sys­tems of the body are improved. This is because the nerve sys­tem is the mas­ter con­trol sys­tem of the entire body. It orches­trates and reg­u­lates all other body sys­tems. There is no ques­tion that health in the body is depen­dent on a healthy nerve sys­tem function.

Addi­tion­ally, doc­tors of chi­ro­prac­tic offer their patients lifestyle options that con­tribute to their well– being. Improved pos­ture, sug­ges­tions for body move­ment and exer­cise sig­nif­i­cantly con­tribute towards our over­all health by their affect on nerve sys­tem func­tion. Aware­ness of chem­i­cal tox­i­c­i­ties and their effect on the nerve sys­tem are another way that doc­tors of chi­ro­prac­tic guide their patients to a health­ier lifestyle. Chi­ro­prac­tors have always offered these sug­ges­tions to their patients, even before other pro­fes­sions saw the impor­tance of these fac­tors in health. These phys­i­cal components

are vital for healthy nerve sys­tem func­tion and there­fore well-being

We also know that when our nerve sys­tem is health­ier our minds func­tion more effi­ciently as well. In chi­ro­prac­tic, our spe­cific work with the nerve sys­tem has a sig­nif­i­cant effect on our abil­ity to affect the way we think and behave. An over­loaded, ill func­tion­ing nerve sys­tem can­not han­dle addi­tional phys­i­cal or emo­tional stress overload.

Path­ways has fre­quently pub­lished arti­cles and tes­ti­mo­ni­als sup­port­ing the pos­i­tive effect the chi­ro­prac­tic adjust­ment has had on people’s thoughts and feel­ings. In one issue, a young boy diag­nosed with ADHDsaid this to his mother about the adjust­ment, “it takes the noise out of my head.” How pro­found is his state­ment in real­iz­ing the direct cor­re­la­tion between nerve sys­tem func­tion and the abil­ity to think and feel clearly?

So too, our feel­ings and atti­tudes have a direct cor­re­la­tion to our nerve sys­tem. Cur­rent sci­ence is demon­strat­ing the direct rela­tion­ship between our thoughts and feel­ings and our nerve sys­tem func­tion. In other words feel­ings of despair and hope­less­ness cre­ate a stress over­load on our nerve sys­tem and once again, an over­loaded nerve sys­tem cre­ates mal­func­tion in our bodies.

What chi­ro­prac­tic offers is the phys­i­cal adjust­ment to reduce nerve sys­tem stress and a com­pli­men­tary phi­los­o­phy to sup­port nerve sys­tem func­tion as well. In this way it is uniquely affect­ing nerve sys­tem func­tion from two per­spec­tives and there­fore offer­ing a deeper level of health and wellness.

The chi­ro­prac­tic phi­los­o­phy of health is:
recog­ni­tion, respect and trust in the body’s innate pur­pose to heal and be well. Under­stand­ing this empow­er­ing view of health is a huge ben­e­fit to reduc­ing nerve sys­tem stress as feel­ings of despair and fear about heal­ing are replaced with hope and con­fi­dence. Cur­rent sci­en­tific stud­ies are show­ing us that those two feel­ings are essen­tial for true and last­ing heal­ing and wellness.

Chi­ro­prac­tic care is pio­neer­ing the well­ness move­ment because of its unique abil­ity to enhance nerve sys­tem func­tion on both of these lev­els. Join the many fam­i­lies who have made chi­ro­prac­tic care the largest nat­ural heal­ing move­ment today.

Mod­i­fied excerpt from: Nerve Sys­tem Func­tion and Well­ness by ICPA CEO, Jeanne Ohm,