Chiropractors are particularly concerned with the nervous system, the master control system of the body which regulates the endocrine and immune systems, along with the function, growth and repair of all of our organs and tissues.
Your cells receive energy and direction in the form of signals from your nervous system. What impacts the health of your cells is:
- the quality of information received from the nervous system,
- the quality of the cell membrane, which serves as the gatekeeper,
- and the quality of the building blocks they have to carry out their mission.
A subluxation is an abnormal neurological pattern or an expression of compromised neural integrity—caused by physical, emotional, chemical, and other stressors—which leads to inappropriate or suboptimal cellular responses. When the body experiences any of these stressors, subluxations develop as a defense mechanism, like a circuit breaker. The body has the innate wisdom to self-correct and heal itself, given proper nerve flow, and sufficient energy and nutritional reserves. But if physical, emotional, chemical or electromagnetic stresses are too much for the body’s ability to adapt and subluxations persist, the body can only compensate for so long before it begins to show symptoms.
Over time, increased levels of stress hormones may result in overworked adrenal glands, lowered immunity, decreased digestive functions, fatigue, and blood pressure disturbances. Increased cortisol levels causes joint weakness throughout the body, including the spine and extremities, making them much more susceptible to injury. Chronic, long-term stress on the body greatly accelerates the degenerative processes of the spine and joints which may lead to osteoarthritis or osteoporosis.
The intent of the chiropractic adjustment is to correct subluxations, restore proper nerve flow, and allow the body to reset itself and begin healing the damage of chronic stress cycles. Chiropractic, in conjunction with proper nutrition, detoxification, and other lifestyle changes, can help improve the inner workings of the body so that maximum healing and function can occur. Niu Health Chiropractic, an integrative chiropractic wellness practice in Honolulu, HI, can support you in healing from the inside, out.