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Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing

If given a choice between real and artificial, the majority of people in most instances will choose real.  No matter the product, there is an implied superiority to the authentic item as compared to an imitation, no matter how similar the two may be.

Advertisers understand this wholeheartedly.  They are quick to tout their product as “real”, “authentic”, “the original”, or “genuine”.

be-authenticThey even go so far as to highlight the fact that only a tiny portion of their product is pure, as in, “Made with 10% real fruit juice.”  Think about it.  They are spelling out right on their label that this product is 90% fake, yet it is the power of the real 10% that impacts the consumer’s purchasing decision.

When it comes to the really important decisions, the ones regarding you and your family’s well-being, you also have a choice between real and artificial.  How you choose will have an incredible impact on your quality of life.

Real, authentic health originates from inside the body and is born in the nervous system.  The true path to health and wellness is to nurture the body’s natural healing and to keep the body in balance for life.

Artificial health, on the other hand, is introduced from the outside in.  Even in instances where it is designed to work as much in harmony with the body as possible, it is still unnatural, harmful, or in many cases, downright deadly.

So we have real vs. artificial; chiropractic vs. medicine.  If you don’t mind purchasing an imitation laden with artificial ingredients and harmful side effects, then go ahead and choose medicine.  If however, you want to create and foster real health for you and your family, then chiropractic is the clear choice.

And by the way, don’t let the labeling fool you.  The relief from headaches, low back pain, sciatica, neck pain, and any other number of ailments, although legitimate and certainly appealing, is only window dressing to the true power of chiropractic.  The essence of chiropractic is to remove nervous system interference by correcting spinal subluxations, allowing the body to achieve balance and to function at its maximum capacity.  The relief is wonderful, but it is not the prime objective of the adjustment.  After all, there are quicker ways to get relief artificially, but none of them creates health.

Chiropractic adjustments are designed to remove pressure from the spinal nerves and allow the maximum expression of life from the brain into the body.  When it comes to healthcare there is nothing more real.


You Can’t Climb a Smooth Mountain

It’s been said that you can’t climb a smooth mountain.  In other words, if a rock mountain is completely smooth and shiny, there are no handholds or footholds for you to grab and make upward progress.

This is a great metaphor for life. You see, all those rough spots in your life and the craggy times that you had to work through were actually opportunities for growth and upward advancement.  If life is too smooth you might still move forward, but you won’t make any upward progress.  It’s like continually going around the base of the mountain, but never being able to move up it.

Well, this metaphor also applies to your chiropractic care.

Most people who begin chiropractic care have been living with structural imbalances for quite some time.  They may not have been dealing with symptoms for very long, but subluxations, muscle imbalances, etc. can fester under the surface long before any symptoms finally arise.

In the early phases of care most of the work is dedicated to “unlocking” the spine and working to establish balance and stability.  As you can imagine, when joints, muscles, and ligaments conform to a certain position they become very stubborn and resistant to change early on in care.

rock_climbing_sport_hd_wallpaper-wideTherefore, as we work through a comprehensive program of chiropractic care, it is extremely common to initially experience an exacerbation of your current aches and pains, or to even temporarily develop symptoms that are completely new to you.

Your first inclination might be to think that something is wrong and that your problem is actually getting worse.  But in most cases, these early flare-ups are like the handholds that propel you upward toward a healthier life.

Before we can instill positive change, we first have to undo the initial damage and then move forward from there.  It’s like building new muscle at the gym.  In order for a muscle to grow you must break it down and then feed it what it needs to grow bigger and stronger.  Just like your adjustments, that familiar soreness you feel after starting an exercise program is evidence that you are making effective progress.

If you are afraid of change or are satisfied with the unhealthy status quo, then by all means stay on the smooth path, but understand that you eventually risk the entire mountain coming down on top of you.

If, however, you are ready to move upward, know that the path will not always be easy.  But every rut you encounter serves a purpose and is an integral part of the road back to health.

Climb on!


Protect Your Investment!

Buying an automobile is probably one of the biggest financial investments you’ll make.  When you consider all the hard work that went into your purchase I’m sure you would agree that it only makes sense to protect your investment so that you get as much return on it as possible.  You understand that even though your car runs great, performs magnificently, and looks wonderful on the outside it is imperative that you keep up with regularly scheduled maintenance to keep it running smoothly.  Routine oil changes are essential to the life of your car’s engine.  It would be foolish to sink tens of thousands of dollars into a new vehicle only to neglect the maintenance and drive it to an early grave.

 

Restoring your health through chiropractic requires an investment of both your time and money, and is truly one of the best investments you can make for yourself.  If you have completed, or are in the process of following through with a schedule of comprehensive chiropractic care, then congratulations on your commitment to excellent health!  However, to remain at the pinnacle you worked so hard to achieve it is essential to incorporate chiropractic wellness care into your lifestyle.

Once you have completed a corrective or comprehensive care plan it is important to follow up with routine visits to maintain your newfound level of health.  After all, if it was worth the investment to regain your health, then you owe it to yourself to maintain it.

10-serious-mistakes-car-maintenance-1The key is to remain proactive and to stay one step ahead of potential problems before they have a chance to develop.  It is far less costly to take your car to the mechanic for routine maintenance work than it is to wait for a breakdown.

Keep in mind, however, that even with routine automotive maintenance there is still the potential to develop trouble between service appointments.  When the warning lights on your dash alert you to a problem, it is best to get it checked right away rather than wait until your next scheduled service.

The same goes for your body.  When pain or injuries occur between wellness visits, resist the temptation to hold out until your next scheduled visit.  If your body is talking to you, listen to it.  The sooner a problem is addressed, the easier and more cost effective it is to get you over it.

Your body is meant to last you a lifetime.  It is not leased and there is no trading it in.  Isn’t it time you started caring for your body as well as you treat your car?  Just like oil changes, fuel line flushes, and tire rotations, wellness visits will keep you running strong for a lifetime!


Are you Stuck in First Gear?

Imagine you are driving down the road with your gas pedal to the floor.  Your car runs great and gets you to where you need to be.  All is good.

But then you look around and notice that everyone else is whizzing right by you.

Determined to keep up with those around you, you take your car into the shop and have the mechanic give it a good once-over.  The mechanic finds that while you have been getting to where you need to be, you have been doing so while driving in only one gear.  In actuality, he discovers that your car has an entire set of gears that have never even been utilized!

Many people live out their lives the same way; stuck in first gear and never living up to their potential;  not quite hurting, but definitely not at their best.  The problem is that while most people realize they simply are not living up to par, they don’t know how to access their hidden gearbox to take their health to the next level.

These are the people that need to be under chiropractic care!

The old misconception that chiropractic care is just for those in pain or battling symptoms is quickly being exposed for the fallacy that it is.

Those who get the most out of their chiropractic adjustments are the ones who take their care beyond the relief phase and work with their chiropractor to maintain lifelong health and wellness.

The true essence of chiropractic actually has nothing to do with the treatment of pain and symptoms.  Chiropractic adjustments remove nervous system interference by correcting mis-alignments in the spine called vertebral subluxations.  Symptoms are relieved as a byproduct of building a healthier body.

A subluxated spine, one that is continually out of balance, will never allow the body to run at maximum speed and efficiency.  The subluxation in effect acts as a governor on your body’s engine, limiting it to a certain speed that it can’t rise above.

You are not designed to sputter through life in first gear.  You are created to live all out at full throttle.  Settle for any less and you not only short-change yourself, but also those who depend upon you.

Your nervous system is housing a whole new set of gears that most of us never even tap into.  By unleashing the full scope of your body’s innate potential, chiropractic can help you take your health and your life to unparalleled heights!


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