Upper Cervical Chiropractic is a health care procedure practiced by a very small percentage of doctors around the world. It was developed in the 1930's by Dr BJ Palmer, of Davenport, Iowa. Upper Cervical Chiropractic does not involve any type of medicine or drugs, surgery, or hospital stay. It is a hands-on procedure that focuses entirely on the relationship between the top two bones in the neck (Atlas and Axis) and the brain stem.
How does the body work?
The brain stem is the master control center that controls and regulates all of your body's vital functions, such as breathing, heart rate, and immune function, just to name a few. The brain stem works very much like the fuse box in a house with thousands of individual wires or nerve fibers sending signals back and forth between the brain and spinal cord to every cell, tissue, organ and system in the body. Every nerve message between the brain and body must pass through the brain stem.
How does Upper Cervical Chiropractic work?
Upper Cervical Chiropractic works by simply removing any interference (subluxation) between the brain and the body. If either the Atlas or Axis misaligns (subluxate) it will result in pressure on the brain stem. This pressure decreases the ability of the brain and the body to communicate with one another. This lack of communication decreases the body's ability to repair itself.
Why does the body get sick?
Bad luck? No. It just randomly happens? No. You become sick when the brain is not able to communicate with the body. If the brain cannot tell the body what to do, it causes the body to malfunction, which results in sickness. Once you have been sick for a long enough period of time, your body will develop symptoms. By the time you get symptoms, you may have already been growing sickness for years or even decades.
How does the body repair itself?
Before answering this question, you must first understand that the body is a self healing organism. Not only does the body have the ability to heal broken bones, bruises, cuts, and scrapes, but it is also capable of healing conditions such as high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, allergies, acid reflux, and headaches, just to name a few.
The innate intelligence of the body (the power put in your body by God) knows how to heal the body of ANY and ALL health problems. This innate intelligence sends healing messages from your brain, out through your nerve system, to all parts of the body.
The Power that made the body heals the body. It happens no other way.
Can medicine heal me?
NO!If a person could actually become healthy by taking pills, wouldn't you be healthy now?
Treatment of symptoms with drugs, lotions, potions, syrups, or salves will NEVER make anyone healthy. The only way to obtain health is to remove the CAUSE of the problem, not treat the EFFECT. Health is restored from Above Down, Inside Out.
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“As it took time for the condition …
to change from health to a maximum degree of abnormality … Please be a patient Patient and give your body time to heal,
it takes time to RETRACE … BACK TO HEALTH.” — BJ Palmer it's had plenty of time to get sick!