At a typical health care providers website you may get a list of all the symptoms or problems a specific doctor might be able to help. Instead of listing symptoms, let me try and explain how chiropractic might help you. If you are using chiropractic for aches and pains, you are using about 2% of what chiropractic has to offer and wasting all the rest.
Chiropractic deals with not only the health potential of the body, but chiropractic also deals with every level of human performance. Every level of physical activity is involved with chiropractic because, every level of physical activity is determined by your body chemistry. It is your body chemistry that determines: 1.how much energy you have throughout the day. 2. how well you sleep at night. 3. your moods. 4. your attitude. 5. your memory. 6. concentration. 7. stamina. 8. how well you digest your food. 9. how well you extract nutrients from the food you eat. 10. and on and
Chiropractic deals with so much more than backaches and neck ache
For instance, you are sitting here now reading this website. If you were to get up now and run for your car, you couldn't run for your car without first changing your body chemistry. You have a gland in your body called the adrenal gland. In order for you to get up and run for your car, you have to have that adrenal gland produce a chemical called adrenaline. The chemical adrenaline is what gives you the evergy to move. Without it you cannot move from your chair. In fact, athletes find various ways to try and enhance their energy level. Often they do more harm than good seeking better performance levels. There have been numerous cases of athletes who have ultimately killed themselves taking performance enhancing drugs to improve their game.
Because body chemistry determines performance levels
The Russian women athletes were stripped of their gold metals in the Good Will Games years ago when they received male strength by taking male hormones (which are chemicals). They won the javelin, the discus, and the shot put events. But they paid a price for it! They grew mustaches, acquired deep voices, and even their breast shrivelled up by taking these male hormones (chemicals). The point is that when you change your body chemistry, you change performance levels.
To sleep at night your body must make certain chemicals
To sleep at night your body must make certain chemicals. Sometimes you hear people say, "when I drink coffee I don't sleep well". That is because coffee as a chemical, interferes with your natural producing sleep chemicals, and then you don't sleep. Sometimes they go to the drug store and buy a chemical to help them sleep at night. But to get up in the morning it is required that your body make a different chemical to do that. So the problem can keep going on and on. When you change body chemistry you change your performance levels.
To counteract the effects of ragweed pollen your body must make a certain chemical
In the summertime we all breath in ragweed pollen. Our bodies respond by making a chemical called histamine. It is actually the over production by our body of the natural producing chemical of histamine that causes the watery eyes, the running nose, the coughing, the sneezing, and the sputtering. Sometimes you hear people say, "the ragweed pollen is making me sick". But that isn't true. If the ragweed pollen was making them sick, we would all be sick. We all breathe in the same pollen. Their body not making the right amount of histamine is what is making them sick. Sometimes they also go to the drug store and buy a chemical called antihistamine to see if it will help them. And it works! It clears up their symptoms, drys up their nasal membranes. But it can cause other problems and other symptoms. Symptoms like drowsiness. They then can't do a decent days work. They can't maintain any energy. Other things can then affect them like constipation, intestinal bleeding, internal hemorrhaging, and there has even been a link to prostate cancer in men. Guess what happens when you take antihistamine also? Your body makes more histamine! So again, when you change your body chemistry you change everything about you, and you can't perform as well.
Your sense of humor is controlled by chemicals
Did you know your sense of humor is controlled chemically also? Years ago there was a dentist by the name of Mortem, who tried to make dentistry painless. He invented a chemical called nitrous oxide, which turns out to be what we used to call laughing gas. When people would breathe this chemical in, it would change their whole sense of humor. A dentist would come towards them with a pair of pliers and a drill and people would start to laugh. Unfortunately if they inhaled too much of the chemical, it was making them unconscious. And if they inhaled even more, people were dying from the chemical. It is important to change our chemistry but when we change it artificially, it can create problems.
Changing your chemistry artificially can create problems
We breathe in polluted air constantly. How do we even survive by doing this? There are hundreds of different carcinogens, cancer producing chemicals, in the food we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink. How really do we survive with so much pollution? Well we survive by our body making the right chemicals. If we don't make the right chemicals to filter the pollutants out of our body, then we will be some victim of some disease, which we should have resisted, if we had been in the right balance.
We are what we eat
To extract nutrients from our food we need to be in the right chemical balance. Sometimes you may hear people say "You are what you eat". That is not entirely true. You actually are what you are able to extract from what you eat. The American people may have more nutrients in there urine than most of the world has in it's whole diet. We keep popping more vitamins, more minerals and that is fantastic if our body can use it. But if our body is not in the right chemical balance, than eating more isn't going to help.
To eat meat our body has to make enzymes, which are chemicals, to digest that meat. If the body makes the enzymes before the meat gets into the stomach, we have a form of indigestion. Then suppose it makes the enzyme after the meat leaves the stomach. Then we have a different form of indigestion. When you change body chemistry it alters if you are going to get the best nutrition from the food we eat!
Why won't the Police let you drive when you have been drinking alcohol
Why don't you think the police won't let you drive when you have been drinking alcohol. Because alcohol in your blood stream alters your physical coordination. You can't walk a straight line, you can't talk straight, you can't think straight. It affects your reaction time also. You can't see straight, you are a menace to yourself and everyone on the street. Look what it does to people's moods and personalities also.
Some people can't seem to face a social life until they get a couple drinks into them. Walk into a bar sometime, there is a lot of times someone there that wants to beat up the whole bar. Beat up everyone in sight! Someone else has a few drinks and they become all gabby. Someone else has a few drinks and they become all lovable! Some people are wallflowers until they have a few drinks, they then become the life of the party. Changing our chemistry affects our moods, our attitudes, our abilities, our capabilities.
Remember Muhammad Ali, Michael J. Fox or Howard Cosell
Do you remember a controversial sports broadcaster named Howard Cosell? Towards the end of his broadcasting career he couldn't hold his microphone. He couldn't do things like thread a needle. His body was not able to make a chemical called dopamine. When your body is lacking dopamine, you can't do any fine coordination. You are usually then stuck with a label. They say you have Parkinson's disease. It's really the lack of your body being able to make this chemical. Remember Muhammad Ali trying to light the torch at the Olympic games? Or Michael J. Fox trying to carry on his acting career while his hand shook so badly. Actually Alzheimer's disease (loss of memory) is a result of your body not being able to make a certain chemical also.