I had the great privilege to attend a conference in Spartanburg, SC on Immunity and Chiropractic. There were MDs, DCs, and PhDs all sharing their passion and knowledge about the neuroimmunoendocrine system. The amount of information was like trying to drink water through a fire hose, but it was enlightening, empowering, and inspiring.
Everything is Connected
There were so many powerful things I learned over the weekend but one of the concepts I really loved was shared by my good friend, Dr. Amy Haas. She stated, “Chemical messengers produced in one subsystem affect the other subsystems simultaneously for coordinated action resulting in multidirectional reciprocal modulation.”
That statement sounds like a mouthful, but it is actually in its simplicity that its profoundness lies.
Essentially what that statement is saying is that every system is influencing and simultaneously influenced by the other systems in the body.
The nerve system produces neurotransmitters that influence the immune and endocrine system.
The immune system produces cytokines that affect the nerve and endocrine system.
The endocrine system produces hormones that affect the nerve and immune system.
Our body is an ecosystem.
It used to be believed that our nerve system and our immune system were separate systems working independently of one another. The nerve system controlled the body while the immune system protected it.
We now know that is not the case. The nerve system coordinates the functions of the body working in harmony with the immune system.
What is Corrective Chiropractic Care?
The purpose of corrective chiropractic care is to optimize the nerve system by removing any obstructions to its ability to adapt to our internal and external environment. In this way, it is able to coordinate the functions of our body in a much better way.
The more we can appreciate the complexity of the human ecosystem, the more we can take steps to optimize its function rather than sabotaging it by working against it and doing things inconsistent with its genetic requirements to thrive.
How can you help yourself?
Create habits that serve you rather than hurt you.
Stop thinking that you are disconnected from your actions. For example, a lack of sleep does not just make you tired. It has a negative impact on cognitive function, immune function, and metabolism. One poor night of sleep won’t kill you, but many nights will.
Surround yourself with a community of people that support you and inspire you to be a better person and make better choices.
Remove distractions from your life. Move the television out of the bedroom. Put your phone on airplane mode at night.
Take regular walks or take up a sport like tennis which builds cardiovascular fitness as well as a community at the same time.
Get checked and adjusted, if necessary, by a structural chiropractor to ensure your nerve system is optimized and influencing the endocrine and immune system in an efficient, effective, and powerful way.
We All Need Accountability
Sometimes we all need an individual to hold our feet to the fire and hold us accountable for making the changes we need to thrive. I am more than happy to do that for you.
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Have a great week!
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