By Dr. Rachelle Vanderheyden-Jug
Pretend that you know absolutely nothing about chiropractic. If I were to ask you how important your brain and nervous system are in running the day-to-day operations of your body, what would you say? My guess is you would say “very important.” Some of you may even understand that their function is vital to both the quality and quantity of your life.
To appreciate the extent of the nervous system, just look at Christopher Reeves, the actor who played Superman. He fell from a horse and injured his spinal cord. The result? His brain could no longer talk to his body. The function of EVERYTHING diminished and he eventually lost his life to an infection that most would have resisted.
He didn’t break his legs…but he could no longer walk. He didn’t break his lungs…but he often needed a respirator to breathe. He didn’t break his digestive tract…but required special enzymes to help digest food. What he damaged was his brain – body connection and, as such, he interfered with his POWER SUPPLY!
The fact is you live your entire life through your nervous system. It is the
co-ordinating system whereby countless billions of body cells interact in harmony to express mind, body, spirit, emotion, artistic talent, speed, stamina, coordination, health, every level of performance and even the actualization of one’s potential.
Innately people recognize that the connection between the brain and the body plays a key role in living an extraordinary life. But they fail to realize it needs to be cared for and safe-guarded.
Most people believe chiropractors are back doctors, bone doctors or spine doctors, yet chiropractic is none of the above. Chiropractors in a Life By Design office have one objective-- to optimize and maintain the integrity of the nervous system. Period. The only reason we even look at the spine is because this is where the spinal cord is. If your spinal cord were in your hand, you’d know chiropractors as hand doctors.
All you really need to know is that we all are designed to function, heal and re-create from the inside out. No matter what other steps you add, without a proper nerve supply, you can never be at your full potential.