Every person is born with an intelligence that is constantly working to keep their body healthy and able to adapt to different environments both internally and externally. This intelligence is called innate intelligence and every living thing uses it to keep them alive. It seems complicated to understand this innate intelligence but, to put it simply: It’s our body’s “innate” ability to self-regulate and self-heal. The son of the father of chiropractic BJ Palmer who founded schools, wrote books on chiropractic and brought chiropractic to the masses stated: “The power that made the body heals the body.” An example of innate intelligence is our body’s ability to sweat in response to high temperatures because this allows the body to cool off to maintain optimal function. When the temperature is cooler our body begins to shiver to create movement and more heat to keep our body temperature warm. Another example is when we get a cut on our finger, the cut innately heals. The nervous system is the master control of everything in our body including our innate intelligence. Innate intelligence recognizes when our body is getting warmer or a cut on our finger and responds accordingly to regulate temperature and healing.
The core of chiropractic is to keep our nervous system healthy in order for our innate intelligence to fully expressed “The power that made the body heals the body.” When there are misaligned bones in the spine, they put pressure on the adjacent nerves. This is called a subluxation. Subluxations are a result of life and can occur from all different factors including chemicals in the foods we eat, drinks we drink and the air we breathe, to simple everyday activities and stress. To put is simply; when we are subluxated our bodies are in a state of Dis-Ease or the body not functioning at its optimum due to nerve interference. The premise of chiropractic is to bring the whole body back to a state of Ease by removing nerve interference through the chiropractic adjustment. When the spine is free of subluxations the body is functioning at its best because its innate intelligence to be fully expressed. Let chiropractic care be your solution to allowing you body to heal itself.