An accurate definition of HEALTH is central to understanding chiropractic wellness care. In our society today, health is often an improperly used term. Many people perceive health as "feeling good, without any pain or symptoms"; but it is much more than that. Health is really about one thing---function. How well you are functioning determines how truly well you are. When your body is functioning at 100%, you have the innate ability to adapt to anything that occurs in your environment and you can continually maintain optimal health.
I'll health results from an inability to adapt to stressors - thoughts, traumas, toxins (emotional stress, physical stress, chemical stress) and the result is decreased functionality and a weakened immune system. Events like car accidents and physical traumas are often out of your control but how you are functioning and adapting to your environment on a daily basis is completely within your power. Therefore, the choice to be healthy or unhealthy is under your control. Genetics and 'bad luck' are not to blame, and are often used as an excuse in the health care community. Have you ever wondered why when there is a "flu outbreak" , not everyone gets sick?? It's because only those who have lost the ability to adapt to their environment are susceptible to illness. Those of us that are functioning at a higher level deal with the virus without even knowing about it.
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