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Is it disease or is it dis-ease?

 Students in chiropractic college test their assumptions about the body by inquiring into the metaphysics of human life and health, considering questions like, “Does life consist of physical and chemical processes working together, or is there more?”  The philosophy of chiropractic maintains that there is more to the body’s workings than meets the eye. Chiropractors often refer to this invisible power that controls the function of the human body as a “vital” force that works continuously behind the scenes with out conscious effort. There are several ways to think about this force; founder of chiropractic philosophy, B.J. Palmer called it the body’s innate intelligence.  The inborn, instinctual flow of nerve impulses from the brain, through the spinal cord and nerves to the body is responsible for the function of every cell, tissue, organ and system in the body.  According to chiropractic philosophy, we are in a “state of ease” when the body’s neuronal intelligence is able to properly express itself through normal nerve flow. Nerve impulses need to flow unimpeded for the body to function properly. The body will be affected by a loss of function and experience a lack of ease, or what chiropractors call dis-ease, when something interferes with the normal nerve flow – such as a vertebral subluxation. The subluxation and correction of is the cornerstone of chiropractic care.  By realigning the spinal bones to their best possible position, the nervous system will best be able to communicate with the body, improving function, performance and health.

Dr J. Zimmerman, Chiropractor Dr. Zimmerman is a practicing chiropractor from Galloway, NJ with 30 years of chiropractic practice.

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