As you’re quarantined at home with little to do, here is a fascinating piece of history and health to read.
The 1918 flu pandemic established Chiropractic as a valid healthcare force. The premise of Chiropractic hasn’t changed in the lifetime of the profession: health comes from the overall health of the spine, nervous system and cell health.
The Vagus Nerve:
Vagus nerve, also called X cranial nerve or 10th cranial nerve, is the longest and most complex of the cranial nerves. The vagus nerve runs from the brain through the face and thorax to the abdomen. It is a mixed nerve that contains parasympathetic fibres. The vagus nerve has two sensory ganglia (masses of nerve tissue that transmit sensory impulses): the superior and the inferior ganglia. The branches of the superior ganglion innervate the skin in the concha of the ear. The inferior ganglion gives off two branches: the pharyngeal nerve and the superior laryngeal nerve. The recurrent laryngeal nerve branches from the vagus in the lower neck and upper thorax to innervate the muscles of the larynx (voice box). The vagus also gives off cardiac, esophageal, and pulmonary branches. In the abdomen the vagus innervates the greater part of the digestive tract and other abdominal viscera.
The more you know ✌️
This model shows how beautifully everything is connected. Yes, it’s all connected. That knee pain, chances are its coming from the spine. The foot pain, chances are its coming from the spine. Posture is the window into how the spine is functioning. An unbalanced spine leads to stress on joints, ligaments and muscles often causing unexplained full body aches and pains. These misalignments can also lead to headaches, digestive issues and an overall feeling of poor health.
How do you correct this? A combination of great corrective Chiropractic (most Chiropractors don’t specialize in this), soft tissue re-education, traction, and lifestyle.
Do you have a great Chiropractor on your team?
The human body is an amazing collection of synergistic systems controlled by an internal intelligence; called LIFE. Other names used to describe the intelligence in our body have been; innate intelligence, spirit, and soul. The body is designed to be self-functioning and self-healing to a point. We all understand if we lose a finger we are not growing a finger back.
We tend to think of healing only when we suffer a cut or broken bone. Healing is actually the constant process of replacing old cells with new cells. To give you an example. Red blood cells, the cells we need to transport oxygen (kind of important) are replaced at a rate of 100 billion cells per day, with one trillion total red blood cells in constant circulation. Wow, that is a lot of healing in a day. No wonder we need to rest at night.
Health care is slowly changing from a symptom/disease based model to a function/performance based system in which the structure of the human body is restored and maintained. Correction and maintenance of the structure of the spine, particularity the cervical spine is of paramount importance in the preservation of optimal health. The cervical spine (the neck) is essentially the fuse box for the body with all neurological impulses passing through that structure. Keeping the structure and that area of the spine healthy enhances the body's innate healing capacity.
Here's how Chiropractic works: when a cell is injured or damaged (happens from living) in the body it releases a signal that is sent to the brain via the nerve system. The nerve system is protected and housed in the spinal column. Due to normal wear and tear, stress and misalignment of the spine, the signal being sent to the brain can be impeded, meaning: it doesn't get to where in needs to go fast enough. Does this cause a problem? Yes. Healing doesn't happen as it should, and this is a bad thing. Chiropractic's emphasis on the spine gets directly to the problem, allowing the nerve system, housed inside the spine, to communicate with the body better. This concept is vital to understanding how your body works and why Chiropractic is a great choice in caring for it.
Get in for your adjustment this week so you can continue to do the things you love.
To Our Health,
Dr. MJ Wegmann
Ever feel like you're spinning your wheels when it comes to staying healthy? You eat right, exercise five days a week and try to get enough sleep- you've got the 'pedal to the metal' when it comes to staying fit, but something's holding you back. Maybe it's time to pay more attention to your Nerve System.
Although you've got one foot on the gas, subluxations can put the brakes on your progress. Subluxations are troublesome misalignments in your spine that irritate your Nerve System and rob you of your potential health energy. The effect is like trying to drive with your brakes on. You've got your fitness throttle wide open, but you're going nowhere fast.
If you want to stop spinning your wheels when it comes to your health, prioritize your spinal care. When it comes to unleashing more health horse power, nothing releases the brake like chiropractic can.
Dr. MJ Wegmann,