A few weeks ago I came across an article online that talked about pharmaceutical companies using electrical impulses to influence body function. This new field, known as “electroceuticals” hopes to use electrical signals that mimic the language of the body’s nervous system to treat disease. What many researchers and health care providers are not aware of however is that the chiropractic profession has understood and been working with the electrical/nerve system of the human body to improve human health and wellbeing for over 100 years. Let’s take a closer look at this concept.
The Language Spoken by Your Body
The brain, spinal cord and nerves that run through your body form your nerve system, which is your body’s inner communication network that also allows you be aware of the external world via taste, touch, smell, vision and auditory receptors. The language that your nerve system uses to communicate within your body are electrical and chemical signals which relay information and energy to help your body function, move, feel and heal. Critical to proper body function and wellbeing is the flow of energy and electricity from brain to body and from body back to brain. When physical, chemical or emotional stresses are encountered the bones (vertebrae) that surround the spinal cord can shift out of alignment. This is called vertebral subluxation complex (VSC). VSC disrupts the electrical and chemical signalling in the nerve system leading to losses in strength, co-ordination, organ function and can even limit accurate perception of one’s environment.
The Natural Solution
The chiropractic profession recognizes the innate or inborn ability of the nerve system to help your body function and heal under normal conditions. When electricity and communication does not flow properly in the body due to VSC, the most direct and safest way to correct the interference is with a specific corrective chiropractic adjustment. A chiropractic adjustment instantly improves nerve communication allowing the body to better speak it’s internal language. So there’s no need to wait while the drug companies spend millions trying to figure out how to manipulate the electrical signals in your body when your chiropractor can do it right now with an adjustment. Get your power turned on with a chiropractic adjustment today!