If you lose your health, you need a good doctor. And, as your Indianapolis chiropractor will tell you, you already have the best doctor available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That doctor is you!
The “doctor” in you is on the job right this minute taking care of every detail that keeps you alive. This doctor is the innate intelligence that controls the workings of your body. This doctor tells your body to digest the food you ate for dinner last night. This doctor tells your heart how many times to beat. It tells your lungs to breathe. It can direct your body to heal a cut on your finger.
But what happens when something interferes with your good health. If you unknowingly eat spoiled food, your body’s intelligence will vomit to expel the bad food. This is a healthy response. The same is true for fevers, sneezing and coughing. These are all signs that the doctor inside of you is on the job and that you are actually very well.
But obviously there are times when we all seek medical attention outside what our bodies can do. However, traditional healthcare is largely about suppressing symptoms and ignoring the actual cause of your discomfort. If you have a headache, your doctor might prescribe a pain reliever. You take medication to numb a sore throat or muscle relaxers to treat tight muscles. Some patients even opt for surgery in extreme cases.
So, what is health? Health is defined as “optimum mental, physical and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or sickness.” True health is how well your body is working and your brain and nervous system is the key to controlling the function of every cell, tissue, organ and system in your body. And chiropractic is the only discipline that treats the nervous system and keeps it working at its best without the use of drugs or surgeries.
When your heart beats, it is receiving commands from your nervous system. When your immune system shields you from infections, it is receiving commands from your nervous system. So, the “doctor” in you relies on the nervous system to make sure that everything is working right. A constant stream of nerve impulses leaves your brain, travels down your spinal cord and out to every cell and tissue in your body. Impulses are sent back to your brain and confirm everything is working as it should. Anything interfering with this process is setting the stage for ill health. And then pain. Chiropractors can locate and treat these interferences by a series of a adjustments allowing the body to heal itself so the intelligence in you can take over.
So, you may not have medical degree after many, many years of school or a lot of fancy initials after your name. But, your body is your own person physician so take care of it and call us for an appointment at the Meridian Chiropractic Clinic.