When I tell people what I do for a living, they grab their neck or rub their back and go “ooh I could do with you”. Then they pull a weird contorted face when I say I see a lot of pregnant mums and little ones.
They don’t get it.
As far as they’re concerned, chiropractic is reserved for trades people and those who need their headaches ‘fixed’ ASAP. They’ve never considered chiropractic in pregnancy, or for newborns. And that’s our fault as chiropractors.
Why Pain Relief is So Popular
If I had a pound for every time I’ve had someone tell me they’re healthy, only to reel off a list of symptoms longer than my arm. What they mean is, they’re not in pain. Not the same thing – at all!
One of the biggest lies we’ve been told about health is this:
Pain = bad; pain free = healthy
It couldn’t be further from the truth. Think about any major disease, and you’ll be hard pressed to find pain as the first symptom. According to the NHS, the top five causes of premature death in the UK are cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung disease & liver disease. How many of those do you think started as a pain somewhere?
Pain is a follow on symptom. So please can we stop associating a lack of pain with being a sign of good health?!
So what is vitality?
My favourite definition of vitality is from the Merriam-Webster dictionary.
vi·tal·i·ty | \ vī-ˈta-lə-tē
: lively and animated character
: power of enduring
: the peculiarity distinguishing the living from the nonliving
: capacity to live and develop
also : physical or mental vigor especially when highly developed
In my eyes, this is something to strive for. Not just for me, but for my children too.
What about you? Do you want to be lively and animated, or would you prefer to just not be miserable? What appeals more: power to endure, or just gets by? I know which I’d rather strive for – I want to be the best I can be, in every area of my life. That’s vitality.
Where the concept of vitality gets really interesting is the concept of a vital force. This idea that there’s something distinguishing us as living beings, different from non-living beings. A spark, so to speak.
In chiropractic, we call this innate intelligence, and while that’s a whole blog post for another day, the difference between a living person and a dead person is…? You can make up your own mind, but in my eyes, it’s the vital energy. The innate intelligence.
The developer of chiropractic put it very well and very succinctly:
“The power that made the body heals the body.” BJ Palmer
Can you guess the focus at Lightbulb Chiropractic?
Yep. Super simple. Vitality for whole families. Vitality for the next generation! Imagine that.
Achieved through upgrading your lifestyle to include regular chiropractic care, allowing the communcation between your brain and your body to be clear & connected.
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
You’re one adjustment away from a good mood…