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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Chiropractic is the Springboard : Recreate Your Life


 Parts of my city lost power after a night of high winds.  In our house, we were in the dark around 8:30 PM.  I had to carry my flash light throughout the house.  The laundry was washed, but had to be hung up to dry.  I admit I have a habit of watching Hulu before bed.  Without that vice for the night, I thought I would read a book.

After a few minutes, I turned off the battery powered light.  It was so quiet in the house.  It was a true darkness, as well.  No street lights.  No flood lights from the neighbor's yard.  I decided to go to sleep.

This is how we used to live.  All this artificial clutter really messes with our brains. 

It reminded me of  Mark Sisson's comment about "living by the ebb and flow of light and darkness, season to season."  In his book, Primal Connections (2013) he talks about "living in smaller groups," playing more, delving into our individual creativity, following a more instinctual natural rhythm in our lives.  In a sense, we have the opportunity to reclaim our biological roots of natural fitness by moving and playing the way our ancestors did.  We can reclaim a more natural diet, eating foods fresh before they are mutated with chemicals in  factories.


It would be worth it to read his book again.  He mentions being forced into "early retirement," and having to recreate himself. And for him it became a new niche that evolved into a successful business with ardent followers. 

What also intrigues me is how people transform themselves when faced with a challenge that forces them to rethink what they thought was expected of them.  A new path emerges.  

Have you had to go through any growing pains that turned out to be a worthwhile experience even if it was unexpected or traumatic? It's sometimes that way when folks come in to the chiropractic office for the first time. 

Many tell me they are at the end of their ropes.  They are stuck.  There expectations were not met and now they are worn down, distrusting, or betrayed by a system that let them down. 

I often struggle myself offering a new definition of health and healing but others don't seem to want to leave the system that let them down.  Apples and oranges I guess. If your brain is expecting one thing, then the new idea can't even pierce through the old, thick bullet proof vest. Chiropractic helps you make that profound shift. 

Be open to recreate yourself.  Take the best of your talents and enhance them. 

Chiropractic enhances the brain.  

Chiropractic is your springboard.  

Chiropractic offers something different.  It must be applied differently with its own different language and outlook. 

----Dr. Lisa
--- Your Fight or Flight Coach

The whole point of chiropractic is to adjust the spine so it can unwind the stress of your life, giving you a refreshed energy to live the whole human experience  --- regardless of pain, whether you are in pain or not in pain.   

The brain is constantly reorganizing itself.  Chiropractic enhances the process.  

  

Stop Looking Over Your Shoulder - Live Your Life with Confidence

Chiropractic offers something different.  It must be applied differently with its own different language and outlook. 

The whole point of chiropractic is to adjust the spine so it can unwind the stress of your life, giving you a refreshed energy to live the whole human experience  --- regardless of pain, whether you are in pain or not in pain.   

The brain is constantly reorganizing itself.  Chiropractic enhances the process.  
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I just happened to catch an interview on the Today Show with a health care professional who described different issues that can put women at risk for heart disease.  There was such a long list, it appeared as if all women are at risk.  Apparently, just being alive puts us at risk.  (Here's the clip.)

Some of the problems included a woman having her first period before age 11, then there's menopause of course.  Also other risks include lupus, migraines, fibromyalgia type disorders, rhematoid arthritis, psoriasis, preeclampsia, polycystic ovarian syndrome, miscarriage, and cancer treatments.  --All risks of future heart disease!!

In my opinion, the underlying message is you don't have a chance! There will always be a potential disease to worry about. 

This is certainly not the world I live in.  Being told to get screening after screening builds up a lot of negativity and fear.  Your life is not yours when your doctors have you over scheduled month after month. Being stuck in fear is your choice, that's for sure. I won't be living my life constantly looking over my shoulder for a disease on the sneak attack.


Interestingly, about a decade ago a report came out saying screenings don't really improve health outcomes, but I'm having trouble finding it on the internet. Where did it go?  (I knew I should have printed it out and kept it in a folder.) 

From the chiropractic point of view, your nervous system responds to stress and promotes your survival.  (Constantly reorganizing itself) These survival responses are often perceived as a disease or dysfunction.  If you are manipulating this response (with drugs, or surgery) in order to numb or diminish the  effects of a working nervous system, you may never address the underlying stress. 

What are the underlying stresses?  Well, that is completely unique to you and how your nervous system learned from your past exposures. 

Chiropractic adjustments reset your brain so you can clear out your stress better.  When you get adjusted, your brain is ready for a new learning experience, so whatever you expose it to next matters. Especially in the first 20 minutes after your adjustment. It's a special refreshed time for your brain. 

If you're used to going to the chiropractor to feel better, (which is fine, nothing wrong with that) be sure you understand that you need to get yourself into a true restful healing state, not kicked back into fight or flight.  

When you are getting on the table to receive a chiropractic adjustment you set the intention in your mind.  How do you want to celebrate and support your nervous system. With fear and tension or with a liberating outlook.  It's part of the process.  To learn more, read here about the Brain First Protocol.   What Will You Become When You Put the Brain First

---See you at the table, the adjusting table

-- Dr. Lisa

--- Your Fight or Flight Coach

Fight or Flight is Essential.

Hyper-Triggers Are Not.



Friday, May 03, 2024

Your Body is Only Following Orders (From the Brain)

 Don't be mad.  Don't play the blame game. 

Your body is just following orders.  

Learn why it's better to honor your brain's interpretation rather than curse it. It will help you avoid the self-hate and demoralization that interferes with your best most vibrant health.

If you step on a tack, do you take an aspirin or get off the tack?

This seems to make sense.  If something is deforming your soft tissues or causing bleeding, you are likely to know the immediate cause. 

If there is actual tissue derangement, the brain elicits a pain response so you will take the time to look at your foot and something about it. 

It reminds me of the time I was attacked by fire ants.  I was in Florida trying to plant a garden.  If you know me, I was barefoot. Yes, in New York you can prance around outdoors in bare feet.  There are no fire ants in New York.  Well, my brain quickly figured out I was being bitten by a hundred unfriendly insects.  Thank you, brain.  Once I looked down to assess the situation, I knew it was time to run away and wash my feet before they did more damage. 

My foot was hurting, thanks to my brain.  There was good reason to honor my brain's interpretation. I needed to get out of the dirt. 


This photo is from a 1995 British Medical Journal editorial.    Apparently a man stepped on a nail at a construction site. How does that look to you?  Not very comfortable.  Are you squirming a little bit?  Are you looking away because it conjures up bad memories of something you did that wasn't so smart?

(source: https://medium.com/proximity/it-was-1995-when-an-incredible-story-was-described-in-the-british-medical-journal-e9f1bd90a217)

The guy was screaming in pain during his ride to the emergency room.  It took a while to calm him down with pain killers before the boot could be removed.  A puncture wound like that could get pretty bloody.  The poor guy. 

It turned out, after the boot was removed, the nail did not break the skin.  Believe it or not, the nail went between his toes.  

Was the brain wrong?  When he looked at his boot, his brain had to make a quick decision based on the newness of the information so it could alert the rest of the nervous system.  

I call this the bear/squirrel dilemma.  If you hear  rustling in the bushes, your brain immediately thinks it is a bear for the best survival outcome.  The brain tells the body to go on high alert.  Then, in a few seconds you see that it is actually a squirrel, the brain tells the body to stay put.  The heart can stop racing.  Blood can circulate from the legs and return to the digestive system (If you just ate some dinner.)

Now, you can look back at instances in your life when you experienced something similar.  

In my early 20s I earned myself 2 speeding tickets within months of each other.  After that I developed an unwanted panic disorder that would erupt whenever I saw flashing lights on the highway.  I felt as if I was jumping out of my skin if a police car was following behind me.  

I would shake horribly and my breathing would be shallow which would cause tingling in my hands.  Even when I knew I was not speeding, my brain overrode the proof.  While my eyes saw the truth on the speedometer, it was to no avail. 

My body was just following orders from my brain. 

I used to have a dramatic perception that every cop had ultra-laser focus waiting to catch me doing something wrong.  I would be staring at my speedometer, making sure I was using my turn signal and not hitting the brake too hard.  

These reactions completely stopped in time but it took years.  I really can't remember how long it took, but that's ok. Why should I keep that memory stored in my brain.  Overtime I felt more relaxed whenever I saw a police cruiser.  

Now, I'm cool as a cucumber when I see any police.  Even 2 years ago when I was pulled over for an expired registration, I didn't sweat it at all.  

The body just follows orders. Having a fever is just the body following orders.  Inflammation is the body following orders.  A rapid heart beat is the body following orders. If it is something you believe is lasting too long, you can modify it.  Chiropractic is one way to break unwanted learned patterns chosen by the brain. 

Chiropractic is an amazing tool for your brain because adjustments can help you modify your brain's perception of the world around you and  your own internal chatter.

No, it won't erase your brain.  Chiropractors are not secret operatives trying to overtake your mind. 

Chiropractic works by helping the spine communicate calm to the brain. This in turn opens up an opportunity for the brain to activate the vagus nerve which plays a role in the body's restorative functions such as digestion and repair. 

You cannot be in a state of growth and defense. One will dominate. 

Some stress we can reduce.  Some stress we cannot avoid. 

Chiropractic helps us manage.  Chiropractic helps us reduce stress. 

A chiropractic appointment is a time-out.  It is your choses time to get away from busyness and taking a mental break.  While you are at the chiropractic appointment, the adjustment allows your pre-frontal cortex to reengage, rebalance, while the limbic system calms down the energy draining survival responses. 

Yes, you can calm down the draining survival response on your own.  There are many ways to do so.  But, chiropractic is a profound brain stimulation that can undo a learned body response.  When you feel as if your body is stuck in a vicious cycle, chiropractic breaks the cycle to reestablish every day functions that are placed on hold during a stressful event. 

Am I doing a good job of explaining this in a short blog article? Probably not.  Watch my orientation video.  When you come in for an appointment, we can fill in the blanks with your personal story.  It's a very meaningful journey.  Join me. 

Orientation Video



Sunday, February 11, 2024

Existing Outside the Cancer Culture

(Image: https://www.salon.com/2022/11/27/did-western-philosophy-ruin-earth-a-philosophers-letter-of-apology-to-the-world/)

 ** Please don’t sell yourself short.  I believe anyone reading this has the capacity to rethink a different way to approach health when it is obvious that more of the same may not be the best for your future.  Chiropractic offers something different.  It must be applied differently with its own different language and outlook. 


Why the Rules Shouldn’t Change for Cancer

BTW, what does chiropractic have to do with cancer? Plenty.


Cancer is considered to be the worst of the worst.  All other conditions are viewed as manageable and you should "live with it" (another blog post for another day).  Why not cancer?  


A cancer tumor is made up of anaplastic cells.  Anaplastic is defined by the National Cancer Institute as cells that divide rapidly and no longer resemble the “mother” cell.  I used the word mother because the NCI definition states the new cells do not resemble normal cells anymore.  I think "mother" cell is a better way to describe the original cell. I prefer to use it over the term "normal." because no one has the authority to define normal.   Cells are just responding to the environment. They can’t be normal or abnormal.  Constantly using  the term normal closes off the mind to other reasonable understandings.  It’s a mind block.


Function is also a term that needs clarifying.  The body functions all the time until there is zero function, which means death.  You function until you cease to function.  There is no dysfunction.  Your body, brain, cells, organs…. will continue to function.  They are always responding to the environment.  They may be in a defensive or protective state, and then a restful state or a rebuilding state. It’s all functional.   Using the term dysfunction closes off the mind from other reasonable understandings.  


When cancer becomes the center of attention, the mainstream views it as a dysfunction. How do these cells become abnormal?   Well, do they? What if they are functioning in a way that supports the body? Can we consider this idea?


Actually there is disagreement in the cancer industry.  Ninety percent of oncologists would forgo chemotherapy for themselves and their family members. That's saying something.


In any other case, we observe a body symptom going through a healing process.  I prefer to call it a nervous system adaptation of protection during a stressful event,  and then rebuilding once the stressful event has ended. If it’s a cut, we know the skin separations reconnect and knit together again under a messy clot that turns into a scab.  If it’s a stomach ache we know an intense diarrhea or vomiting will occur. Inflammation and swelling are purposeful, as well.


So, why do we change our thinking when something is labeled cancer?  

Because it is assumed that it will keep growing and become a danger to vital organs. But we also know that is not 100% true.  You’ve heard that tumors shrink on their own, and our bodies “fight” cancer all the time (until it decides to stop fighting, apparently).


A quick search of early studies on spontaneous remission shows that tumors disappear 12-24% of the time.  These numbers are poo-pooed because it could upset the National Cancer Institute's mission.  I think this statistic is significant.  It shows the body builds up and breaks down appropriately and as needed when facing stress. 


Cancers that shrink on their own also follow an interesting process.  They become red and hot. The person develops a fever and this spurs on the shrinkage. Certain bacteria show up also to “digest” the tumor.   The belief is that “infection” causes tumors to shrink.  Infection is another term that closes off the mind to other reasonable understandings. We assume an infection is a malevolent process that must be drugged and drained.  Perhaps it is the appropriate and intelligent  process the body utilizes to shrink a tumor. 


Researchers were so excited by this observed body response they wanted to manipulate it by creating an infectious substance and injecting it in tumors in order to create a cure.  But this turned out to be a poor attempt at reinventing the wheel.  The studies were deemed a failure and the infection idea was buried in history.  The body already does it well and scientists wanted to high-jack it.


Can I add a reasonable understanding to this scenario?  If a fever is a necessary part of this process, I bet we have wrecked the body’s natural fever mechanisms.  People take fever reducers everyday even when they don’t experience fevers.  When people take non-steroidal inflammatory drugs for chronic joint pain every day, they are also cooling off the fever mechanism rendering it unavailable when a real need comes up.  Also much of our modern day lifestyles  block  the natural process of bacterial activity within the body.  So, two of the most important tumor shrinkers are beaten down.  This may be why we don’t see spontaneous remissions.  Also, we don’t look for spontaneous remissions.  We don’t support the body to allow spontaneous remissions.  We follow the assumptions about cancer that it is a death sentence.  


From a chiropractic perspective, we know a body that is allowed a reprieve from stressful events, stressful thinking, etc,  has the opportunity to rebuild, and regain strength and resilience.


Chiropractic adjustments help the nervous system reset brain patterns so an overactive fight or flight response is gently dialed down  allowing  the repair process to finish the job.  The most challenging health problem  is the energy theft when fight or flight goes on too long, or too often (thanks to modern day life).  


The secret is to make peace with our stressful modern life.  We can change the intensity of our everyday issues.  We can incorporate a wellness plan that replenishes the vital energy our tissues need to remain viable. Chiropractic opens the door for replenishment. 


Cancer is thought to be cellular growth on steroids, out of sync with the body, but it can also appear to be an appropriate response to trauma and stress. 


We can’t control all of the stress in our lives, but we can prepare for the more challenging times. 

This is a brain approach to health.  Chiropractic is a very profound brain promoting tool. 


I prefer to look at the body’s functions as purposeful and logical.  The brain is in charge of the body.  The opposite view believes disease is in charge of the body and the body requires extensive outside help. From what I’ve seen during my lifetime, the disease model does  great harm to the psyche of the population.   


The treatment approach to manipulate the intelligent functions of the body and interfere with them is illogical and dangerous, This manipulative approach further perpetuates the idea that we are sitting ducks prone to insidious and unexpected health battles.  


While I was attracted to the wellness model because it is less invasive, drug free and utilizes natural approaches, I am dismayed that it still clings to the misleading language of disease.  So much more could be accomplished by avoiding terms such as abnormal, dysfunction, malfunction, mutation, infection, etc.


As a chiropractor, I don’t adjust the spine because the spine is in trouble or makes mistakes.  I adjust the spine to reach the brain and connect with it as a partnership because the brain makes us who we are.


In the end, I don’t want to focus on cancer.  It gets too much attention and we end up belittling ourselves because the cancer culture is very demoralizing.  


I want to focus on us–the people…and you the person.   You are much more powerful than a terribly misinterpreted body activity. 


If you want to learn more about your brain’s spectacular powers, learn why chiropractic is a profound brain tool opening up a new outlook for your life. 

A Brain Being a Brain Is Not a Disease


Is Cancer on the Rise?





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Are You Not Entertained?

Chiropractic is the most profound brain performance tool.  How are you using your brain?

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Does the culture cultivate or cull?

In the 2000 film, Gladiator, Maximus sits in a locked cage waiting to defend his life while thousands of onlookers cheer during the violent deaths of the emperor's captives. He then shouts out in disgust, "Are you not entertained?"

My question is, what is the benefit of entertainment?

The 2024 NFL Superbowl is on TV right now as I am typing.  I do not watch football, but I have heard all week about the exciting events of the evening.  There's a puppy bowl, half time show, commercial competition (corporations are spending millions for air time), and Swifty alerts.  Oh, and yes, there's a football game going on.  Stadium tickets were $8,000,  And there's TV coverage for the entire country. 

I've been reading about different opinions posted on social media regarding this very popular pastime.  There's even talk that the the next day should be a national holiday because a lot of people don't make it in to work on Monday.  I hope they are taking a planned vacation day and not calling in sick. 

I've also heard various types of crime increases over Superbowl weekend.  There is another thought that major sports events are used to dull our minds and give us fake feelings of comradery.  The escapism is also considered as part of a mind numbing way to keep us broke, drunk, fat, mentally manipulated and unambitious.  Is that a stretch?

I also wonder about the players who are looked up to as athletic heroes. But despite their high salaries and paparazzi, they have mental health issues, poor physical health, divorces, and end up broke. 

But this is a free country.   We can strive to be athletic, we can become employed in the sports industry in some manner, we can celebrate the talents of hard working athletes.  We can pursue sport ourselves as a hobby.  We can play on the local level.  Many of us did so in high school and college.  It teaches us team work and how to climb out of our own insecurities.

This includes music endeavors, theatre, film, radio, video, politics, etc. Any type of high profile activity comes with its side effects on them and us as spectators.  

Then there's the endless marketing of high profile people. The Golden Globes, Grammys, Tonys, Oscars remind us how far we've come as a society with art, technology, and more entertainment. 

Are these creative outlets for us?  Are they addictive?  Do we admire famous people?  Are we inspired or demoralized?

Is entertainment truly an enjoyable outlet for you, or is it a distraction?  Does it inspire you to grow your own talents, or keep you from stepping you out of your comfort zone?

Just thoughts here.  
Do you go out into the world or do you hide from it?
How do you nourish your brain and nervous system?

Learn how to be a Partner With Your Brain.
The Brain Makes Your Body, so You Can Make Your Life. 





Monday, January 01, 2024

Why Chiropractic is CRITICAL for Children


Children need chiropractic.  It is a requirement.  

Of course, this is my opinion, but it is a very good opinion.  It's all about the developing nervous system of a child.   If anyone is looking for a scientific study to back that up, there are some very useful studies.  

Most chiropractic studies focus on childhood ailments or injuries.  When a child improves after chiropractic care, it is written up as a case study.  There is also a good supply of peer reviewed studies available at various websites regarding children under chiropractic care. 

I want parents to know that a childhood full of wellness chiropractic adjustments molds children into very well adjusted adults. (No pun here.)  There is no reason to ignore this information. "It is no-brainer."


The mainstream focuses on childhood issues



such as falls, colic, bed wetting, ADHD, breast feeding difficulties, seizures.  Children respond very well to chiropractic care.  If you have been around me long enough, you hear me talk about how it all has to do with the patterns learned from the nervous system.  

I look at the later results where children's nervous systems take on patterns that contribute to an exhausted nervous system.  Later on life, people don't connect their childhood patterns with their state of health.  Namely because no one really talks about it.  

The nervous system in survival mode "over learns" coping mechanisms in childhood.  This is very tricky to pinpoint since we are trained to look at the body symptoms coming from the body instead of the brain.  As adults, we may have outgrown our survival memories or feel more in control of our lives with added maturity but the brain stores them very well.  It is not a personal failing.  It's just the brain doing what it does so well. 

That's why I'd like to see every child receiving weekly chiropractic care from birth until they leave home (then they can continue on with this wellness routine on their own).

Chiropractic has a profound effect on the pre-frontal cortex.  We see this in brain wave studies.  We know how brain waves shift in and out of fight or flight and vagus phases.  We know how brain exhaustion leads to chronic dysfunctional problems in organs.  We know how well the body resets itself with chiropractic care. 

The ACE Study (Adverse Childhood Events) shows us how early childhood stress, poverty, trauma, etc. impacts body chemistry, such as cortisol.  We see the results in adulthood where some adults still have high cortisol levels even when they've reached successful outcomes in their adult lives.  This is stubborn brain programming that was necessary in childhood, and still being relived in adulthood. 

Neurofeedback has been shown to be a good re-setter approach.  Chiropractic has shown to be 200%  more proficient at resetting the brain compared to neurofeedback.  

The Brain First Protocol is just as helpful for children as it is for adults.  Every child deserves this type of head start in life. 

Brain First Boot Camp


Happy New Year 2024  !!!



Friday, December 22, 2023

Are You in an Empowering Partnership with Your Body?

I spent days writing the last blog about mind/body approaches to healing.  Then it occurred to me that I didn't fully explain what mind/body means.  And I bet there are multiple definitions depending on who you are talking to.

But first: What is the definition of non-mind/body? What is the opposite of "the mind/body connection?" To put it bluntly - a disconnection. 

The basic mainstream definition is that pain and discomfort can be alleviated with the application of a drug, supplement, surgery, hot or cold pack regardless of the cause.  The cause is not important.  Relieving is more important than understanding the cause. Pain is a problem and pain-free is the goal.  It's a quick fix.  The quicker the better regardless of the cause because it will happen again and you just get the quick fix again. It doesn't matter what the state of the mind is either.  The mind is a non-issue.  

Whether you agree or disagree, look at all the commercials for pain relievers.  There is typically one answer and that is to buy something from the neighborhood pharmacy. It's the plug-in approach.  If you have a headache, take a headache pill.  If you have knee pain, take an arthritis pill.  If you have indigestion, take a proton pump inhibitor.  Even the name inhibitor is telling you we can inhibit the body, whether it's logical or not.

Now, back to the mind/body definition: 

When I was stumped and demoralized after dealing with Dave during my time as a mental health therapist, I knew in my heart that his pain was emotional and his mind could be part of the solution.  We all know it.  We just don't really pursue it.  (Why pursue the mind's participation when we can just numb it?)

Dave had a hard life and a chronic mental health diagnosis didn't give him relief.  Being labeled with a mental illness doesn't make anyone feel good about himself or herself. Second, no one really has a helpful answer.  It's all guess work.  

In the early 1990s the biological theory of mental illness was a hot topic.  Prozac was the magic-bullet-drug in high demand.  It was like a fashion accessory along with a fancy purse or belt. 

The brain chemical theory which was never tested properly or proven (no one actually measures your brain chemicals), pushed the idea that replacing chemicals would cure depression, schizophrenia, bipolar, etc.  There was a lot of placebo effect going on here. 

I knew a drug would not change Dave's lot in life.  It did not change his past.  It did not change the stigma of his diagnosis.  It did not change how he felt about himself.  The drugs probably made him feel numb and tranquilized.  It did nothing useful for him. It just made him feel like a failure.  On top of that, he had physical pain that no one could authenticate with a medical exam. If a doctor can't measure it, then it's not real.  You've heard that before.  

I knew his mind played a role in his state of health but I felt inadequate to help him.  I also felt the silent, intimidating feeling that I needed to stay in my lane.  Don't venture out there with your own theories.  Heck, the crazy theories we're already pushing are enough right?

I had another client who suffered greatly under the mental health system.  She had undergone ECT (electroconvulsive therapy).  It forces your brain to seizure as an attempt to relieve severe symptoms of mental disorders. Makes so much sense just like blood-letting and mercury baths. 

She said the therapy erased some important memories.  She has no memory of childbirth, of any of her 3 children.  She knew her kids belonged to her, but she had no memory of their birth.  To me, this was terrible.  I had no idea how to respond to this. She was overwhelmed and I was overwhelmed.  

Having lost all faith in my college education based on seeing this kind of suffering in real life, I told her to do two things.  I suggested modifying her diet by reducing processed foods and caffeine. The other instruction was to sit quietly and meditate.  I gave her no real direction.  I said let's try things you can do yourself without drugs. 

She came back a changed person. She enjoyed doing something for herself.  She saw immediate benefits at her own hand.  This gave her a huge confidence boost.  I was flabbergasted.  I was working on a wing and a prayer.  I felt I had nothing to lose after she was fed up with the whole system.  I wonder now if she was so paralyzed by the system that she needed permission to try these simple do-it-yourself activities.  She was able to do these activities without an authority figure staring her down.  

It's mind boggling how we are conditioned to give up our own personal power.  It's happened to all of us at certain times in our lives.  It saddens me, but we can can get beyond it. 

How did I define the mind/body connection back then?   

#1- A calm mind can calm the body.  

#2- Self confidence can heal. 

#3- I also believed relationships were key to healing.  

I had nothing to back it up except my gut feelings. 

Today I understand how experiences mold the brain and impact how the body responds to stressful events. (Patterns/Programming) There is a subtle dance between the condition of the body and the mind's coloration of past memories.  

This is the uniqueness of the nervous system. 

No two nervous systems are alike. The mainstream treats people as if we are all carbon copies and that has been disastrous.  

I wish we could open up a medical textbook and find the answer as clear as day, but as we all know, that just doesn't happen because a medical text book does not capture the essence of our uniqueness, learned patterns, etc. 

Mind/Body approaches use the idea that self confidence and self empowerment are critical tools in recovering balance in someone's health status.  It can't be measured, so medical science pays little attention to it. 

Some might call it placebo.  But I don't care what "they" say.  You and I can clearly see two different people in similar situations.  One person with self confidence shows significant improvement while the other may not. 

Is it placebo or is it the brain-wiring? Yes we can measure brain waves.  We can discern quite a bit of physical and mental processing through brain wave recordings.  Chiropractic has been shown to improve brain wave activity.  This is amazing !!

Mind/body approaches allow you to work with your own nervous system in a harmonious way.  Drugs are not harmonious.  Perhaps drugs are necessary during life saving surgery, but they rob a person of self empowerment in day to day life.  A daily "maintenance" drug means you can't do it on your own.  It's the subtle message that you are defective  -- But you aren't -- You do have to accept that language about yourself. 

Is chiropractic a mind/body approach?  Yes.  But you can't give yourself an adjustment.  That's ok.  It is not a passive modality.  You are all in when you are laying on the chiropractic table, allowing me to re-set your brain with a gentle chiropractic adjustment.  Your mental presence matters.  You are still empowering yourself, because you know the non-invasive approach gives you so much mileage as it addresses the most important body organ, the brain. 

Chiropractic is a mind/body approach that honors the sophisticated relationship between the nervous system and every organ in the body. Your personality is an intricate part of your nervous system. You have the power to accomplish great things.  Your mind directs your body to meet your goals, live your purpose. Your mind also maintains your health.  You are not a victim to disease because we don't use that language in relation to chiropractic and your unique nervous system. 

You are already empowered as long as you accept it and allow yourself to thrive. 

The 7 Living Principles of Life are happening to your 24 hours a day whether you acknowledge it or not.  But if you acknowledge it....you are quite the force in your world.  Your community needs your talents. 

Want to learn more?

Are you ready to get acquainted with your greatest gifts?

See you at the table.....the chiropractic table.

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The 7 Living Principles - Video