• Dr. Derek Garcia

The Chiropractic Principle

Chiropractic is based on a single principle, and that principle is based on the observation of life in general. Chiropractic states that every single person was gifted, from birth, with the ability to heal themselves. All you need is you. Think about it, what do we do when we break a bone? Most of the time, we set it in a cast and allow the bone to heal itself over a period of 6-8 weeks. Are there extreme cases that require a little more help? Absolutely! However the vast majority of the time the body knows how to return itself to a state of wholeness. This is true of almost all physical trauma. A lot of the time when we are sick, what do we do? We suppress the symptoms, and then allow our body to fight off the pathogen that is invading our system.

My next question is: do you believe this to be true? If you do, then everything you need to be whole, you already have stored away inside of you. Which might prompt the question in you: then why do we get sick? There are a lot of reasons that things can go wrong. After all, we are living in a Universe that believes energy is neither created nor destroyed, therefore it must be recycled. How does that recycling happen? We break down complex organisms (we are among those), and then use those components to build other “new” complex organisms. We are constantly having to adapt to these forces of nature. Sometimes, most of the time, we are able to adapt without any issues or concerns. However, there are times when the stresses add up and then become the proverbial ‘straw that broke the camels back’. In Chiropractic, we call these subluxations, and we look at them as interference between the brain and body preventing the optimum expression your healing potential. What do we do? We locate and remove the interference (subluxation) in your body. Why do we focus on the spine? Well the spine houses the spinal cord, which is the main relay for all of the information going to and from your brain. So by maintaining proper alignment of the spine, which allows for proper tension within the nervous system, we maximize your potential to express health.

Our purpose, as Chiropractors, is to help you maintain the proper communication between the brain and the body. We remove areas of interference and stagnation, to allow the free flow of accurate information within the body. Are we good at getting you out of pain? Yes, in fact we are great at it! Research shows we have phenomenal results with low back pain, headaches, neck pain, numbness and tingling, and the list goes on. However, what else is possible with the adjustment? Well, I’ll ask you that question: if your body has proper communication, and is effectively relating itself to its environment (inside and out) and adequately adapting to stress, what are the possibilities? Chiropractic embraces the healing process as occurring from above down, inside out. We just help your body more effectively express that healing process.