Many people have found that after regaining their health through chiropractic care, they can maintain health by regular check-ups. And it is easier to maintain health than to regain it once lost. Chiropractic care with applied kinesiology offers the best opportunity to maintain health because it works with the triad of health: Structure, Chemical & Mental (Emotional).
The triad of health represents three areas where health dysfunction may develop to cause health problems. Because nearly all major health problems develop for many years before symptoms appear and the problem is discovered, it is important to have a system to find dysfunction before symptoms develop. Applied kinesiology is such a system. First, lets look at the three areas of the triad of health: Structure, Chemical & Mental (Emotional)
Structure: Structural imbalance may occur at any time in our modern environment. For example: Rather than getting good exercise by walking to work most of us ride the subway to work. Once there, we do a lot of sitting. This can cause a weakening and very oft en an imbalance of muscle structure, in turn affects the bodys structural balance. Even those who do a lot of physical work, keeping their muscles in excellent tone, are subjected to great structural stresses throughout the day, e.g., the forklift operator who gets jarred all day. Sometimes an injury occurs from lifting or from something as simple as bumping ones head. The pain goes away shortly but there may be residual problems causing functional imbalance. Often a simple problem causes a weakness that sets up a distortion that allows another stress to cause an additional functional problem such as a spasm in the low back causing a weakness in the Psoas muscle which in turn may cause a problem w/ our walking or breathing via its association w/ the diaphragm muscle. Structural imbalance creates health problems in many ways, especially through interference with normal nerve function via pressure on the nerve root at the spinal level or at the muscle spindles or golgi tendons.
Chemical: We live in a modern chemical environment. Pollution, preservatives in foods, artificial food products, and drugs put a tremendous strain on the organs and glands of our bodies. Even if we eat organic foods, the fact that they may be picked prior to the ripening process in order to facilitate shipping across the country or that our soil is missing important nutrients compared to 50 yrs ago. Some diets such as the typical meat & potato American diet or Atkins may contain too much saturated fat or too much iron or not enough fiber; vegan or vegetarian diets may not contain enough vitamin B12; too much soy may be contributing to a sluggish thyroid or too much roughage may be decreasing your absorption of nutrients. Or we have food allergies that affects the absorption of nutrients and allows the passage of toxic materials via an injured gut lining. All these factors may be contributing from some type of nutritional problem.
Mental (Emotional): In our distant past, most stressors were related to battling w/ the environment or producing food and fighting dangerous animals or an enemy; and these stressors were dealt w/ physical activity helping keep the body in harmony. Today we are faced with mental problems as the kids not getting along with the neighbors, problems at work, financial worries, or conflicts with an individual. These are problems that cannot be fought physically, the effect often a hormonal imbalance, and it in turn creates a neurologic imbalance. Fortunately applied kinesiology, in combination with other diagnostic procedures, can find health problems just beginning to develop before they cause an actual disease. The glandular system, out of balance as a result of mental stress, can be returned to normal by nutritional supplementation and neurologic treatment via neuro-lympathic, neuro-vascular and acupressure points.
Structural stresses that accumulate from our imbalanced type of living can be restored to normal via spinal, extremity or cranial adjustments and muscle balancing.
Chemical imbalances in the form of dietary deficiencies (or overload) can be found and corrected either by supplements or a change in our diet or homeopathics. Detrimental chemical factors can be identified and, as much as possible, eliminated from our environment.
Maintenance health care varies for different individuals. Factors that must be considered in determining the frequency of your health care visits are: 1. The current level of your health; 2. Age; 3. Congenital weaknesses such as a congenital short leg; 4. Stress that cannot be eliminated, such as living in the city. 5. Nutritional status 6. Habits
Remember what you do today will affect your health five, ten, and even twenty years from now.
@2010 – Dr Vittoria Repetto