Chiropractic is a branch of
the healing arts, and as a science is based on the premise that good
health depends, in part, upon a normally functioning nervous system.
Body structures such as cells and organs function by the impulses
such as cells and organs function by the impulses carried through
nerves.When these nerve impulses travel unhampered, the organs and
cells of the body are able to function normally. When there is an
interference (too much or not enough nerve supply), the tissues or
organs cannot function properly and a state of malfunction may begin,
predisposing the body to a disease state. The spinal cord has 31 pairs
of spinal nerves which exit from the spinal column (backbone).
The most delicate and
important organs of the nervous system (brain and spinal cord) are
encased in a hard bony covering composed of the skull and spinal
vertebrae. Although the spine offers support and protection
for these vital nerves, it can also cause irritation to the nervous
system when it is not functioning properly. Chiropractic teaches
that within the body there is an "inborn tendency" to
try to maintain a state of good health. This innate intelligence
is working in your body all the time, even when you had for supper.
Did you have to tell your body all the time, even when you are not
aware of it.
Think about what you
had for suffer. Did you have to tell your body to digest it? Did
you tell your heart how many times to beat? Did you tell your heart
how many times to have to direct your body to heal and repair a
You see, the body has the
ability to function and keep you well, provided it is not interfered
with. The doctor of chiropractic does not elect to utilize
drugs or surgery in his practice. However, there are times when
he will recommend that you consult another practitioner if these
methods of treatment are needed. "This articles from introduction
to chiropractic by Louis sportelli D.C."