Chiropractic is based on a vitalistic philosophy. That there is within us a life force which is working 100% of the time to:
- heal any hurt or injured tissue
- maintain homeostasis**
- help us to successfully reproduce
- replace cells
- ensure our survival
This life force is our INNATE INTELLIGENCE. It is connected to, but distinct from the universal intelligence that maintains balance and order in the entire universe. (and so is not so concerned with our individual survival) Innate uses the nervous system as its communication and co-ordination network.
The nerve tissue is very sensitive and vulnerable to chemical and physical pressures or stressors. That is why it is bathed in it’s own special fluid (cerebrospinal fluid) and surrounded by membranes (meninges) and bone (cranium and spine).
Our job as Chiropractors is to ensure that there is no imbalance to the structure which would cause a change in the ability of the nervous system to function optimally, thereby reducing the expression of innate intelligence or health in that person.
**homeostasis – biological law that maintains the internal environment within certain parameters but is flexible so that the individual can respond to changes in the external environment. e.g. heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, are good examples of this.
IN CHIROPRACTIC AIM TO CREATE THE OPTIMAL ENVIRONMENT FOR THE BODY TO BE WELL.