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Your Body Can Heal Itself! November 18, 2004

Dr. Hoon Lim


What’s A Spinal Adjustment

What’s A Spinal Adjustment?


Gray's Anatomy is the finest anatomy textbook used in any college. It says, "The nervous system consists of the central nervous system, which is composed of the brain and spinal cord … and the peripheral nervous system, which is composed of nerves and ganglia. Its function is to control and coordinate all the other organs and structures, and to relate the individual to his environment." In short, the function of the nervous system is to control everything in the body. Can you think of anything in the body that isn't an organ or a structure? Isn't a fingernail a structure of the body? Isn't the heart an organ or a structure of the body? Even the smallest cell in the body is a structure of the body…a living thing. Have you ever sat with your legs crossed and had a foot "go to sleep?" Or have you ever slept on your arm and had it "go to sleep?"  Drs. Tuttle and Schottelius, renowned physiologists, said, "Pressure applied to a nerve may also cause a block as is seen in the 'going to sleep'of a limb when its nerve is pressed upon for a sufficient length of time." In the normal adult spine, there are 24 fully movable bones. Have you heard of bones "getting out of place?" Two vertebral bones form a hole through which a nerve trunk exits. This nerve trunk contains 300,000 nerve fibers and they branch out to all the organs and structures of the body. What if one of these bones were knocked out of place or even displaced just enough to partially block the hole where this nerve trunk comes out. Suppose the nerve flow is blocked to the heart, or an eyeball, or the liver. Can you imagine what would happen if one of these organs suddenly had its function decreased? Suppose there was pressure on the nerves leading to the pancreas, which produces insulin. Suppose this pressure meant that not enough insulin was produced, which could lead to diabetes. The kidneys eliminate fifty percent of the body's waste. Suppose there was pressure on the nerves leading to the kidneys. This would mean they could then only do part of their job. All the toxic matter they are supposed to eliminate from the body would circulate in the blood.  I hope this gives you an idea of how the nervous system controls the body. What chiropractic does to help you is to move the bones off the nerves they are pinching. We call this a spinal adjustment, which will permit the body to heal itself, just as the life comes back to your leg as soon as you uncross it.


We’d love to share more with you at our Health Care Classes on Wednesdays from 6 to 7:00 pm.  The classes are free, nothing is sold, there is no admission fee.  You, your family, and your friends are invited to attend.  Please call to RSVP as seating is limited.


Blessings to you and yours.