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The Chiropractic Advantage

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Joshua Henk

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The Chiropractic Advantage
Vitalism is a state of well being within the body that is determined by Homeostasis.
Homeostasis means balance.
When there is a disruption in homeostasis the body no longer has the ability to adapt.
Most of you would agree with me that sickness is not a state in which you would want to live in.
Dr. D.D. Palmer was a vitalistic doctor who believed the body was a balanced and self healing organism. In 1895, he made an adjustment to the upper cervical spine of his janitor. He did not know the effect it would have on his health. In the weeks following the adjustment, his hearing began to restore itself. Doctor Palmer began to study this cause and effect with countless patients and eventually came to this conclusion...
Three Elements of Chiropractic Health Care.
Neuro = Nerve
Logical = Of knowing.

Therefore your nerves are the part of your body that know everything.
In fact every part of your body is controlled by these all knowing nerves that run from your brain to each and every cell, organ, muscle, and bone.
The Neurological System is what allows our bodies to adapt and maintain a healthy state of homeostasis. Without this system your brain could not send the proper signals to the organs of your body. The end result of this lack in communication is sickness or dis-ease.
Once the "Big Idea" had been discovered, Doctors of Chiropractic began to prove the presence of Subluxation using scientific and evidence based research.

We are here today to talk about health and how chiropractic offers a different approach to the care of you and your family.
The Chiropractic Approach to Vitalism believes that...
The Body is a self healing organism.
The body does not need any assistance in healing just no interference.

Your Neurological system is the road upon which the inborn vitalistic energy travels upon.
A Subluxation is a neurological condition that occurs when:

1. The vertebral bones of the spine are misaligned.
2. Causing a reduction of space in the spine.
3. Which decreases nerve and blood flow
4. Resulting in abnormal function tissue function and eventual disease of the body.
An adjustment should be a gentle and constructive energy applied to an area of subluxation that realigns normal position of your vertebra and takes pressure away from the nerve.
The art of Chiropractic is delivered through an adjustment. Chiropractic literally means "Done by hand." Therefore an adjustment is always and only done by hand.

When pressure is removed and correct position of the vertebra is restored, normal healing functions can be sent from your brain to the body without any interference.
The Brain
The source of all Neurological Function is in the brain. This is where all VOLUNTARY thoughts and commands are created. Everything you see, hear, smell, taste, and touch are integrated into this supercomputer of interconnected Neurons .
Once an action potential is created by the brain it travels down through the Brainstem and spinal cord.
The brain stem is under control of the INVOLUNTARY functions inside of your body such as breathing, heart rate, metabolism, blood pressure, kidney function, liver detoxification, and temperature regulation.
Injury to the area of your upper neck commonly result in Subluxation of the Atlas and Axis bones that protect your brainstem.

Whenever these bones become misaligned it causes abnormal flow of Cerebral Spinal fluid that feeds your nerves with Electrolytes.

Without proper nourishment your brainstem can no longer send the correct messages to your body with ease.
Causes of Subluxation:
1. Thoughts - Negative Thinking and Attitudes, Emotional Stress, and Fear.

2. Traumas - Birth Trauma, Sports Injuries, Car Accidents, Bad Posture, Sedentray Lifestyle, and Surgeries.

3. Toxins - Malnutrition, GMO, Environmental Chemicals, Drugs, and Pesticides.
By now you are starting to get the BIG IDEA that any and all functions of the human body are under direct control of your brain and the highways of Nerve cells that direct traffic towards their destination.

Contact Information
Joshua M. Henk
263 Salt Lick Rd.
St. Peters, MO 63376
Hours of operation:

Mon: 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 11:00 - 7:00

Thurs: 11:00 - 7:00

We are here today to talk about...
and how Chiropractic care can be beneficial to both you and your entire family!
A body that can no longer adapt will grow into Sickness.
Your Neurological System was the first to form after conception and is the most important system in the body which regulates Homeostatic Balance.
Chiropractic is the Philosophical, Scientific and Artistic study of the human body. These three criteria are known as the...
Any interruption to the Neurology will inhibit the body's natural ability to heal from the inside out. This interference is known as a Subluxation.
When a body is Subluxated, the Neurologic communication between the brain and body is no longer able to travel with Ease.
This is why sickness that results from Subluxation is known as Dis-ease as oppose to disease.
Chiropractic care does not do the healing nor does the doctor. YOUR body does the healing!

Therfore, the intent of the Chiropractor is only to realign the bone. Not the treatment or alleviation of symptoms or a medically diagnosed disease. Symptoms and disease are the effect of Subluxations. It is through the deliverance of an artistic adjustment that allows the body to heal on its own.
This is your body.
This is a liver cell...
How does a Chiropractor work with the Neurological System?
If you could imagine a normal day commute to work. When suddenly electrical power was cut off and the Traffic lights no longer worked. For a moment there would be panic, many accidents, and everybody's schedule would be disrupted. Normal flow of industry and life would come to a complete halt from all of the disorder.

After a while the people will get it together and use the intersections as a 4 way stop. Even though chaos would be slightly restored, without proper timing of Electrical Traffic lights, we would still have a longer day and more difficult time getting to work, the grocery store, and back to our family's.

The power of Chiropractic relies in its ability to restore power so that normal flow of its cells can get to their desired destinations on time, without stress, or potential harm. It restores Order to the system.
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Walsh, M. J., & Polus, B. I. (1999). A randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial on the efficacy of chiropractic therapy on premenstrual syndrome. Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics, 22(9), 582-585.
Since the discovery of Subluxation, Chiropractic has been internationally viewed as the vitalistic study of health and what causes man to live.
Medicine however continues to study sickness and the cause of death. As a result, humanity continues to suffer from outside in perspectives that neglect the vitalistic principles of health and life.
This vitalistic energy is present in all living things at birth and vanishes with death. It cannot be seen, heard, or even touched.
"Once you get the big idea, the rest will follow." -Palmer
Scientific Methodology
In order to determine the presence of all 4 criteria in a Subluxation , a doctor of chiropractic should:

1. Perform a comprehensive Health History, Physical, Orthopedic, and Neurological Examination of the entire body.
2. Perform a Neurological Scan on the Spine.
3. Obtain X-Ray or MRI images of the Spine.
4. Order laboratory studies if needed.

1. Bone Misalignment.
2. Deccrease Space.
3. Decrease Function
4. Abnormal Tissue

1. Exam
2. Scan
3. Imaging
4. Lab Tests
The Brain Stem
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