The Amazing Human Body – Innate Intelligence
Our bodies have an amazing ability to adapt, change and heal all on its own. This is called innate intelligence. Every living thing has innate intelligence as well as every single chemical reaction, and every tissue formation. That is what causes a dog, a lion, and an elephant to all form from a single celled organism. The same intelligence that formed you is also able to heal you. Your body is constantly re-developing as old cells die off and new ones are formed. You are a completely new person with all new cells every 10 years (plus or minus).
How does the innate intelligence in your body communicate with all of the body parts? How does it know to heal your foot when you step on piece of glass and at the same time know to heal a bacterial infection from a cut in your arm? How does your innate intelligence know to absorb some nutrients and to reject others, and at the same time know to grow and develop the muscles that you just worked out at the gym? That is the inborn wisdom, called innate intelligence that God placed in our bodies that was designed to develop us and keep us healthy throughout our lifetimes.
Though innate intelligence is in every cell of your body, it has a central headquarters in your brain and spinal cord. Your nervous system is the Master communication network for innate intelligence. The brain and spinal cord or the Central Nervous System (CNS) control every part of our bodies by a process that sends and receives signals from the nerves out in the body or the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS). It is vitally important for the body parts to always have communication with the brain via the innate intelligence network so that they can be properly governed as they are reforming and healing from injuries, and as they are performing their specific tasks. If a body part loses communication with that network, it will begin to lose its proper FUNCTION and not be in sync with the rest of the body. This will cause it to become weaker and weaker, and more susceptible to breakdown because it isn’t healing and reforming properly. The way for that body part to stay plugged into that network is through the nervous system. The nerves that are attached to that body part need to properly relay their signals through the PNS all the way up to the innate intelligence headquarters contained in the CNS. All the information originates from the brain and travels down the spinal cord, then the nerve exits out a small space between two vertebrae which ultimately takes the signal/information all the way to its destination. If that network is disrupted at any point along its path, the signal will be weaker or even lost. The #1 most common way that those signal are disrupted is through misalignment in the spine. The space that the nerve needs to exit from in the spine is quite small and also contains blood vessels, lymph vessels, and fatty tissue. It only takes about 10mm of Hg of pressure on a nerve (about the weight of a dime) to cut the nerve signal off about 50%. The mis-alignment of the vertebra is called a vertebral subluxation. This mis-alignment causes pressure on the spinal cord and that nerve exiting the space between the spinal bones. The results is that intended body part for that nerve will not be receiving the full message from the brain to that body part. So you can imagine if the brain cannot communicate with the body, then there will not be proper FUNCTION. The reason why so many people are helped with peripheral problems like muscle tension and weakness, digestive problems, and even asthma through Chiropractic Care, is because we remove the interference to and from those body parts and the brain. It is not just about PAIN as so many people correlate chiropractic with just pain, at Healthmax it is about restoring FUNCTION. The communication with the Brain and body is our driving force. Chiropractic frees up those signals of innate intelligence to flow from your brain to the body, thus allowing it to properly develop, heal, and restore function. Chiropractic’s main function is in supporting your innate intelligence.
Yes we help with back and neck pain, but that is not what gets me out of bed every day to help more people. Most importantly, Chiropractic allows your innate intelligence to be able to communicate freely throughout the body through the nervous system. Your innate intelligence is programmed to cause your body to thrive with health, and it will strive to do so and most likely will as long as it has the right tools and it is not interfered with.