Written by: Dr. Matthew Alvord, DC, DPhCS
It’s time to bring some order to disorder. There is no such thing as an “autoimmune disease”, but there IS a common misunderstanding about the intelligent order of the body.
A central principle of Chiropractic states:
“The forces of Innate Intelligence never injure or destroy the structures in which they work.”
This means that the intelligence that created and maintains your body is always working for your best interest.
Always. No exceptions.
Even when we don’t understand it or appreciate it, every thing the body does is the best strategy for the situation. Everything we might observe as disorder, such as the immune system appearing to fight the body or the body appearing to fight itself, is really just the body fighting for us on the battlefield that IS us. And without these immune system soldiers, we would lose the war of life sooner than we could ever blame them.
Without this vital defense, we would be in worse shape or even dead if that battle wasn’t being waged and at the right time and right way. Without inflammation, the main way the immune system protects and heals us, we would be dead. But because this process is usually associated with illness, inflammation gets the blame for the illness instead of the credit for responding to it. If we only see soldiers with war, we could wrongly conclude that soldiers caused the war instead of the reason why the soldiers are called onto the battlefield to fight for us in the first place.
There is only one catch to ensure you have an optimally functioning immune system, ensure there is no interference to your nervous system, the master controller of your entire body. When there is interference to this master system, nothing in your body functions as well, including your immune system and the proper function of inflammation.
Spinal subluxations prevent your brain from communicating properly with the rest of your body and ultimately mean that a problem in your back will keep your immune system from moving forward in protecting you the way it should.
Studies have shown that subluxations will significantly affect your white blood cell count, a good meter stick of how your immune system is working. Conversely, when subluxations are specifically analyzed and adjusted by your Chiropractor, communication is improved and your immune system begins to respond normally again.
What often looks like your body fighting itself is really just your compromised immune system fighting the best it can with one hand tied behind your back, because that is exactly where the real problem is. So get your spine checked today for vertebral subluxations to allow your immune system to protect you once again from disorder to order, through your immune system and your nervous system, from the Innate Intelligence that animates all life, including yours.