Lately I’ve been stumbling across a number of publications and articles citing Chiropractors as healers. This article, in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, cites a Chiropractic healer as having the following four attributes:
-Touch and Intentionality
-Empathy and Compassion
-Healing Presence and Spirituality
Now don’t get me wrong, those attributes are very important. I don’t think many Chiropractors can have a successful practice being callous or having poor communication skills. However, having those traits does not equate to a Chiropractor healing someone’s body.
In fact, Chiropractors don’t heal anyone or anything. If anything, Chiropractors are only facilitators. Let me explain how.
When a vertebral subluxation is present in the spine, the body cannot receive the proper communication from the brain, OR send the proper sensory communication back up to the brain. This is because the subluxation is causing stress and tension to the spinal cord, affecting nervous system communication. When this takes place, the body goes into a state of dis-ease, which will eventually progress into a full-blown disease.
When a Chiropractor delivers a specific force to the level of the spine where the subluxation is present, it is the body’s Innate Intelligence that accepts the force and administers the adjustment. It may result in a full or partial reduction of the subluxation, but there is no way to accurately predetermine how much of the subluxation will be reduced.
It is the reduction of the subluxation, the interference to the brain-body communication, that allows the fullness of nervous system messages to reach their bodily destinations in full. When the full brain-body communication is present, it creates a healing atmosphere within the under-performing area of the body needing it most.
To put it simply, Chiropractors are just assistants to your body’s Innate Intelligence.
After all, who knows more… me or the power that made your body and can heal your body?