Health… a buzz word, a misconception, a moving target??? All maybe true. Health much like wellness, fitness, mindfulness, are all buzzwords these days. What we mean about this is they are thrown around in advertisements, marketing, and on certain other platforms.
What does it truly mean to be healthy? There are several ways we can look at this. First webster defines health as the condition of being sound in body, mind, or spirit. The World Health Organization defines health as the physical, mental, and social well-being not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. One of my mentor taught it is when your body is supposed to do something and it does it.
We look at three different viewpoint and look at our society and we see a huge disparity of health. The greater majority of our society sees health as an absence of symptoms and will do whatever is necessary to be rid of symptoms. The above paragraph does not say a word about symptoms. So why do we base health on symptoms in our society?
Symptoms are always the effect not the cause. Sometimes they are the effect of ill health and a lot of times they are the effect of your body doing exactly what it needs to do.
Chiropractic is wonderful is so many different aspects and one is that we as chiropractors have the opportunity to have a profound effect on the function of the human body via the nerve system. Our nerve system is the conduit in our body that controls function to the other cells, tissues, and organs. It allows health to be expressed or when interfered with it allows a decrease in function to be manifested.