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The Brain-Body Connection

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The Brain-Body Connection

Different sections of the human brain

“Smile…your spine is listening.”

Chiropractors talk about how the nervous system is the master system of the body, as it controls all of the other body systems. Systems such as the cardiovascular system, endocrine system, muscular system, reproductive system, just to name a few, are all under direct control of your brain, spinal cord, and nerves.

 

 

Think of it like the orchestra conductor directing all the different musicians on their particular part in the symphony.

 

 

Several decades ago a physician name Henry Windsor, M.D. performed experiments to see if disease in the body could be directly related to disease in the spine. He did dissections on 200 cadavers and he discovered three major findings:

 

 

  1. Every time he found a diseased organ, let’s say a diseased colon, he would trace the nerves from the organ back to where they originated at the spine. Every time he found that the nerves were being affected at the spine level by either arthritis, misalignments called subluxations, or some other type or pathology.
  2. The more advanced the organ disease was, the more advanced the spinal nerve impingement was.
  3. Of the 200 cadavers, 196 had some type of problem in the spine affecting the spinal nerves. That’s 98%!

 

 

This supported the hypothesis that, if we affect nerves emerging from the spine, we will eventually have disease to whatever area of the body innervated by those nerves.

 

 

Now think about this. How many people reading this newsletter have never had a cavity in one of your teeth? Probably not a lot of hands going up right now. Next question: What do we use our teeth for? Biting and chewing. What do we use our spines for? EVERYTHING ELSE!!! So the chances are, each of has either had a spine problem in the past, will have one in the future, or already has one at this very moment, whether the symptoms are present yet or not.

 

 

What a better way to start the spring season you and your family than with a healthy, well-aligned spine?

By Dr. Daniel KnowlesApril 14, 2014

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