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Health is . . .

The definition for health can be obtained from several sources. 

Dorland’s Medical Dictionary provides the following definition:  Health is “A state of optimal physical, mental and social well being, and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity.” Note that there is no mention of symptoms or of how you FEEL.  True health is not based on how you feel!  Feelings or symptoms may give a clue, but even if you feel perfectly fine, there may be hidden causes for concern.

Webster’s Dictionary states that health is:  “a condition of wholeness in which all of the organs are functioning 100% all of the time.”   AND …

Gray’s Anatomy tells us that “The purpose of the brain and nervous system is to control and coordinate the function of all the tissues, glands and systems in the body and to adapt the organism to its environment.” 

Putting these together, we see that health is the proper functioning of all the body’s internal organs and systems under the direction of the brain and nervous system.  For health to be present, the nervous system must correctly deliver the brain’s messages to the body (as well as messages from the body back to the brain).  Any interference in this communication will result in a lack of health. 

 A vertebral subluxation is a spinal bone that is out of proper position causing interference in the delivery of messages along the nervous system resulting in a lack of health. 

 Chiropractic is the SCIENCE of locating vertebral subluxations, the ART of eliminating vertebral subluxations allowing a return of function and better health, and a PHILOSOPHY of life and health concerned with the relationship of the human species with its environment and its position of natural . 


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