Healers of the human body have been around almost as long as the humans' existence. In 1895, the profession of chiropractic was born in Davenport Iowa. B.J. Palmer added the methodology of science to manipulating bones, joints, and nerves to help the human body heal itself faster. What he didn’t know in 1895 was that the human brain is 100% dependent on movement. Receiving information to function was critical to life, although he did understand the brain controlled every single action in the body. Without movement the brain atrophies and diminishes the quality of life span. The brain needs regular diverse movement to be healthy.
The chiropractic adjustment facilitates these two concepts in the human body. Just like going to the gym, eating healthy or drinking water the adjustment works best when done regularly. It’s important to understand that chiropractic is foundational in a lifetime of health. The chiropractic adjustment allows the brain to optimally communicate to and from the body which allows the two to communicate more efficiently. The chiropractic adjustment doesn’t make you “healthy”, it only removes the interference of communication between the brain and body. This is critical to the existence of health. The other aspects of health that must be equally integrated into the lives of modern human healthcare are the other Foundations of Health:
Foundation 1: Mental acuity
Foundation 2: Communication between brain and body (chiropractic)
Foundation 3: Nutrition
Foundation 4: Movement / performance
Foundation 5: Minimizing toxicity