Pain is a symptom. So is hunger, thirst, and tiredness.
Vitalistic Chiropractic does not focus on symptoms – the focus is on function or on the cause of the dysfunction.
The master system of the body is the nervous system. All activities of the body are expressed or coordinated through the nervous system – your heart beating, your lung respiration, your gut digestion, your eyes blinking, and so on. All of the activities I just mentioned are performing without you consciously telling your brain to send messages to the rest of your body! How does your body know to perform and regulate these functions? Innate Intelligence – the inborn intelligence of the body that flows through the nervous system coordinating health and the body’s ability to adapt to external stress/environment.
The majority of your nervous system is housed by your spine. With your brain as the command center, information is passed down through the spinal cord and out to peripheral nerves. This action is considered motor – telling your hand to shake, your your elbow to bend, your leg to step, and so on. You also have sensory nerves that travel in the opposite manner from the periphery to the brain carrying vital information such as a change in temperature.
Quite often this mega information system controlling all functions in the body will encounter interference. Much like static on a cellular phone call, the body also experiences interference in nerve connections. Chiropractors refer to this interference as a Subluxation (literally meaning a state of decreased light). Dis-ease is a lack of ease or coordination specifically caused by a subluxation. This incoordination is moving away from health, optimal function and ultimately, optimal life expression.
Your Chiropractor is the only doctor specifically trained to detect, locate, analyze, and correct these subluxations, or interferences, in your body’s master system. This is done by the adjustment. A Chiropractic adjustment means to bring two vertebra into the right relationship while also uniting the innate intelligence of the body and the physical matter of the body. The adjustment is what restores function.
Health is not the absence of disease and disease is not merely the presence of symptoms. Therefore, vitalistic chiropractic focuses on a clear connection with your source and promotes health while enhancing your quality of life.