Most people say that health is feeling good, being able to do the activities they enjoy, and not having to take medication all the time.
That sounds pretty good doesn’t it? So how the body actually regulates a state of health is both miraculous and complex.
Consider that daily life constantly places demands on our body to respond to external and internal stimuli. The vast array of stimuli range from exposure to temperature such as heat or cold, to exposure to bacteria, molds, fungi, viruses, air, water, and other forms of toxins or pollution. Then there are the physical stimuli that affect the body, such as falls, bumps, injuries, and the affects of poor posture when sitting, sleeping, or working upright. Now add the emotional demands and occasional upsets we face at work, and at home. It never stops does it? So how is one to cope?
Thankfully the body is intelligent and has self- awareness. The body is programmed to self-regulate, a state of well-being and has the capacity to ward off sickness and disease and to repair itself when necessary.
This is what Chiropractic philosophy refers to as Innate Intelligence.
We are the beneficiaries of the genetic encoding produced by the “Wisdom Of The Body.” Innate Intelligence has allowed humans to survive and evolve over the ages.
So health is much more than an end result of feeling good. Health depends on the body successfully responding, and adapting to ever changing demands and stress that constantly challenge our existence.
“Who is minding the shop?” “May you be at one with the Force.”