Sometimes when we engage in a healing experience, there can be a perception that everything “stressful” will simply wash away. Whether it be chiropractic care, acupuncture, a healing retreat in Mexico, Shamanic Medicine, massage, etc., these types of services often times portray the message, “Engage with “xyz service” and ALL your worries will wash away.” Yes you can feel more relaxed, but this message goes way deeper…
One of the biggest things I educate my practice members on is that the demands of life or “stress” is a perception (meaning, we all interpret the world around us in our own unique way). When I work with new clients, I will straight up tell them that although I’ve been told my hands are “magical,” I cannot make your problems disappear in one visit. Not only does that put a lot of pressure on a practitioner, but it also puts your health on the line!
Can you imagine trying to resolve a 20 year + chronic health issue in 15 minutes?! If that were the case, I’d have a 10-year waiting list no doubt.
In fact (circling back to our worries washing away), Chiropractic care will never make your external demands go away. Your dishes, arguments with your spouse, kids fighting, traffic, career projects, job deadlines, winter storms…
NONE of this is going away. Well, unless of course you CHOOSE for it to go away. But Chiropractic in itself will not make your dishes do themselves (one can only hope, right?).
Here’s what Chiropractic DOES do…
It changes your BRAIN, Nerve System, and how you PERCEIVE, PROCESS, EXPERIENCE, INTEGRATE, and ADAPT to the world around you.
Pretty amazing, right?
See, your brain and neurospinal system is a massive sponge-like, LIVING super-computer. It’s CONSTANTLY self-adjusting, self-correcting, and processing information it receives from both the internal and external world. Input - process - output - it happens no other way.
And…what’s REALLY cool is that what you FEED your bodymind has the power to influence our structure, physiology, neurology, and SO MUCH MORE. This includes not only the food we eat, the air we breath, the people we hang around with, but also, chiropractic adjustments!
According to the Australian Spinal Research Foundation, adjusting the spine has been shown to increase brain function by upwards of 20%, specifically in the region of the pre-frontal cortex. This is the part of the brain that is responsible behavior, goal directed tasks, decision making, memory and attention, intelligence, processing of pain and emotional response to it, autonomic function, motor control, eye movements and spatial awareness.
Adjust the spine, change your brain, and the world around you will change. As the brain starts to move from a fight or flight state to a more rest, digest, healing state, the demands of life no longer affect us to the extremes. Our response to stress is less exaggerated, less reactive, and more responsive and integrated. It is within this state that the “worries of life” seem to melt away because our brain is literally processing the world differently.
Far out, right?
Now of course, this doesn’t happen overnight. Remember, health is a PROCESS that takes time, commitment, repetition, and consistency until the day we die.
Based on this awareness, we know that every single adjustment matters. Every single time you upgrade your spine and nerve system, your body is functioning in a whole new way. This alone gives people HOPE!
Know that WE at Inspire Life are with you every single step of the journey.
Yours in health and optimal function,