Your Most Important Adjustment
Chiropractic has been around for 125 years. The very first adjustment was given in 1895. Since that time there have been some changes as to how the public views chiropractic and exactly what the purpose of the profession is. Most are shocked to find that it started as a way to restore hearing! It was quickly found that when people came in to get adjusted for their lack of hearing those with heart issues noticed an improvement in their heart health. Through decades of detailed study and hard work by the leaders of the profession, we soon found that an adjustment has absolutely nothing to do with hearing or heart disease and it has everything to do with the spines influence on the nervous system (it should be remembered that the nervous system controls hearing and heart health). Thus, the chiropractors of the early 1900s went out to the masses declaring how an adjustment could restore your body’s innate ability to heal and through that healing remove disease. Those chiropractors were put in jail. The powers of the world did not like the fledgling profession preaching that the cure for disease did not come from a bottle or knife. Thousands of early chiropractors were imprisoned for practicing medicine without a license. The battle went all the way to the Supreme Court where it was determined that chiropractic was not medicine, it was the opposite. Whereas medicine is the study of disease and what causes man to die, chiropractic is the study health and what causes man to live. But the damage was done. The majority of the profession had been beaten into submission through fines, jail time, and public humiliation to the point that instead of boldly telling the world that there is a better way to health than drugs and surgeries, they backed down and began adjusting to help low back pain.
Time and again chiropractic has been shown to be the absolute best, safest, and cheapest way to remove pain! It is not always the easiest way or even the fastest way, but it is the best. The world caught on to that fact and so did chiropractors. Soon, instead of chiropractic being talked about in the light of health and healing and was banished to “pain relief island.” If you’re a member of NGFC you know that pain is merely a warning that something has gone wrong and your body is trying to tell you that you need to fix it. But your adjustment is not to make you feel better! Your adjustment is to remove what caused the problem letting your body heal on its own. So, whether you’re in pain, are losing your hearing, or have heart disease, your adjustment is to restore your body’s ability to heal. Nothing more, nothing less.
I love the word “restore”. It instills in me so much hope! It even gives me pride just thinking of how incredibly wonderful our bodies are! In all the efforts and study of anatomy and biology, human knowledge hasn’t even scratched the surface of understanding how the body actually works. We arrogantly think we know but every decade or so we are reminded that we don’t have a clue when we have to pull certain drugs and procedures from our repertoire because we learned they actually harm people (ex: bloodletting and leaching were still being done 80 years ago).
Even in human performance we still haven’t found the limits of human efforts. Almost regularly these days, records are smashed, things presumed impossible become common place, and a whole new world of possibility is opened up. So when I think of an adjustment “restoring” your body I don’t see your pain going away or your high blood pressure going down, I see you being “restored” to the unlimited potential that God has placed inside of you! Which is why I always recommend lifelong chiropractic care for everyone (animals too).
All health, all healing, every feat, every experience you have here on earth comes to you by way of your nervous system. So for you to experience the fullness of life and health your nervous system has to be flowing freely to every part of your body! If that flow is diminished even a fraction – you experience less. Compound that decrease by years or even decades and you can see how we start seeing our bodies as broken and weak. That is where the vast majority of our society lives. Sick, broken, and lacking the fullness God had intended for you.
Now what if the opposite was true? What if your nervous system could freely flow to every one of the 70,000,000,000 cells in your body for years, decades, or even from the time you are born! Imagine how life could be! Imagine your body’s potential. Imagine YOUR potential! That is what an adjustment does. It restores and opens up the channels of your nervous system so that you can experience life and health the way you were designed. Turn that one adjustment into lifelong adjustments and you keep those channels open, you keep life flowing, you keep your potential limitless.
So which adjustment is your most important one?? It’s your next one! See you in the bay!
In Health and Faith,