In order to understand how chiropractic works, we must first recognize that it is our brain that controls all the functions of every organ, tissue, and cell of our bodies. Just like the relationship between a husband and wife or parents and their children, in order for there to be harmony within the relationship there must be communication.
This communication must be clear and concise. Have you ever said something to your spouse or child and it was taken out of context because you weren’t on the “same page” so to speak? Most of the time these little miscommunications have little affect on a relationship. But, if these little miscommunications happen frequently it will have a negative affect on any relationship. Have you ever been on a cell phone and the signal began to fade? Did you get static on your phone causing the message to become garbled making it difficult to understand what the other person said? Or, did the weak signal cause your conversation to cut in and out so that you only understand part of what the other person said? This is also a type of miscommunication. Lets face it, miscommunications happen. The important thing is to recognize when they do happen and then do something about it. It is when we ignore the miscommunication that is when problems arise.
By now you are probably thinking “what does this have to do with chiropractic and why is he counseling me on my interpersonal communication skills?” Good question, I’m glad you asked. Psychology and Chiropractic are two areas of interest for me as I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and my Doctorate in Chiropractic. Above I talk about the importance of good quality communication between people so that you will understand the importance of good quality communication that must take place within our bodies. More specifically, the importance of quality communication between the brain and body.
The brain controls all the functions of every organ, tissue, and cell of our bodies and this is accomplished through communication. In order for the body to maintain balance or homeostasis, communication between the brain and the body must be clear and free of interference. This communication takes place through the nervous system. The brain sends signals down the spinal cord and over the nerves sending the brain’s message to its designated target and the target sends information back. So just like our interpersonal communication with other people, whether it is face to face or over a cell phone, when there is no interference in communication (miscommunication) the message is clear and harmony is maintained.
It is through this clear communication between the brain and the body that makes it possible for our bodies to be self healing and self regulating. For instance the body knows how to heal a cut on your finger and knows just how much insulin should come from the pancreas to regulate your blood sugar. So, it is communication that allows the body to maintain balance or homeostasis and allows our bodies to function at their optimum.
The Doctor of Chiropractic in Dublin is the only healthcare provider that is trained to detect, reduce, remove, and prevent vertebral subluxations. The chiropractic adjustment reduces & removes the vertebral subluxation (nerve interference, pinched nerve, nerve pressure…) and allows the abnormal function to return to normal thus restoring homeostasis within the body.