“In the end I find I can’t separate brain from body. Consciousness isn’t just in the head. Nor is it a question of mind over body. If one takes into account the DNA directing the dance of the peptides, [the] body is the outward manifestation of the mind.” - Candace Pert, Ph.D., former chief brain biochemist, National Institute of Mental Health
When we take medication, we believe that the body functions separately. If I have low back pain, the medication will go to my low back area and fix it. This is not true. We now know that medications are a full body interaction which involve the liver, stomach, etc.
Illness is looking at our body separate from our life. I can put a drug into this part and not have it affect something else. Wellness is experiencing the connection. The connection between your body and your life.
I had a patient who had perfect vision during the first 35 years of her life. One day, she started to notice it was slowly getting harder to see clearly. When she went to the eye doctor, she was told that she was in the age range where she would need reading glasses and it’s normal. Most people would then buy glasses and go on with their lives. Instead, this practice member decided to search for why this was happening now. This lead her to look at her relationship with her husband, which had been going downhill for a while. They had stopped communicating and things were not getting any better and this was something she was not willing to see. Because there was something she did not want to acknowledge and see, her body made it so she didn’t. She has since separated form her husband and her eyesight has not deteriorated any further.
The body is all connected, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. The body does not perform as a cluster of separate mechanisms instead as a cascade of events that starts with proper control by the nervous system.
The brain sends and receives messages through the spine to every cell, organ, tissue, gland, muscle and joint of the body. The spine also provides structure and flexibility to the entire body.
When the brain and body connection become impaired, tension, disease, stress, disconnection become the filters through which we interpret and react to the world in and around us. There is no disease that isn’t emotional and mental as well. This malfunctioning connection in turn creates tension patterns that get anchored into our nervous system and stored into our bodies.
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Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization Chiropractic in Ottawa, Canada.