Your body is so good at taking care of you! Inside each and every one of us exists an innate intelligence that helps to keep us functioning and healthy. Think of innate intelligence as "the inborn wisdom of your body". Sometimes your body simply knows what you need, and what to do without you making any conscious effort.
Just think about it, when you get too hot then your body responds by perspiring to help cool you off faster. If you get something caught in your throat, your body forces you to cough to help remove the obstruction. When you get a cut or a scrape, your body coagulates the blood to stop the bleeding, and given time, your body will lay down new skin tissue to close and repair the wound.
I have had the misfortune of fracturing a bone (my right arm... twice!), and both times my arm was put in a cast. The cast was great at preventing further injury or deformation, but it didn't fix my arm. Yet again, it was the innate power of my body that repaired and replenished the bone tissue to ultimately heal my broken arm.
If you've ever had a cold or flu then you may have taken some type of medication to feel better. Those symptoms you're trying to alleviate are only the tip of the iceberg. While symptoms are very evident on the surface, they are often a result of an underlying condition with the root cause hidden deep underneath the surface. That's why it's important to seek out and correct the root cause instead of treating only the symptoms.
Every Symptom has a Root Cause
Your body is so intelligent that it even tries to give you warnings when your health may be compromised. Symptoms are warnings from your body that suggest there is more going on under the surface. Have you ever felt cold or chilly when you normally wouldn't at that temperature? Thermoregulation (controlling your internal body temp.) is the first thing to be compromised when you're falling sick. Symptoms are your body's way of warning you that you may be on the verge of becoming sick or unwell if you don't take any preventative measures.
As you can see, your body is very intelligent and it wants to keep you healthy and at your best. As long as your body is functioning properly, then the best doctor is you!
So if the best doctor is you, then how can a chiropractor help? First, it's important to understand that chiropractic care doesn't "treat or heal" anything. As you already know it's your body - your INNATE INTELLIGENCE - that does the healing. Chiropractors facilitate the proper function of your body by restoring spinal alignment. Proper spinal alignment helps to remove nerve interference. Your nerves control every single function in your body. As long as your nerve supply is free of interference, your innate intelligence can do its job to keep you functioning at your best!
If you're tired of treating only the symptoms and are ready to dig down to find the root cause, please click HERE to visit your friendly neighbourhood chiropractors!