This week I was honored to be asked by a radiant 5 year old why I liked being a chiropractor. I had to ponder my response for a few seconds and replied with“I like being a chiropractor because I like enabling humans to be more resilient to stress”. She nodded in agreement, even though I am sure she did not know what resilience or enabling meant. Then I asked her why she liked chiropractic care, her response blew me away. “Because it helps me stay healthy”.
Sometimes as we grow older its easy to take things for granted. This 5 year is working so innately that she knows what is chiropractic is, without being told. As we grow older it is easy to become less in touch with our innate knowledge and become more in touch with our learned knowledge. However isn’t it interesting how it shifts our perception and enables us to miss out on some simple facts in life? Is it not important that we are still able to listen to our innate brain as well?
I am going to be honest, a lot of people are driven to see Chiropractors because of pain, but once the pain shifts they become aware it's about more than pain.
Chiropractic is about allowing your body to function as it is meant to. It is freeing your body in movement and taking pressure off the nervous system. This may mean you can work out harder and your recovery time is shorter. Or it may mean you have a slightly longer fuse when reasoning with a difficult 2 year old. Or it may mean that your immune system copes better in the flu season. Or it may mean that you sleep better.
Long story short, chiropractic enables the human body to be more resilient to stress, and in the grand scheme of life, isn’t that what we want? To cope well with stress and be adaptable in life?
How adaptable are you in life?
Food for thought, Ill leave you to ponder over that!
Dr A xx (Chiro)
Hi. My name is Ainslee, I am a chiropractor and passionate about guiding people towards living their best. I love to facilitating people to get people well and stay well.