Friday, June 11, 2010

You Are Smarter Than You Think

In upper cervical care we often talk about how wonderful this body of ours is. We have an inborn wisdom resident within each of us that runs our body twenty-four hours a day, every day of our lives, and it can do it perfectly if there is no interference present. It is the innate intelligence and at this very moment it is creating thousands of chemicals out of the food that we ate last. Not only is our body making these chemicals, but they are being made in exactly the right quantity, at precisely the moment they are needed. When the body is allowed to function as it should, it will never make too much or too little of any chemical substance. We truly have an amazing and intelligent body. We are all equally intelligent when it comes to this inborn wisdom. No one’s innate intelligence is smarter or becomes smarter than anyone else. The principle is the same in the newborn as it is in the eighty-year old. It has nothing to do with your I.Q.

There is, however, an educated intelligence, which is that body of knowledge we gain from experience and from formal and informal education. We recognize that there is a wide disparity between the educated intelligence of different people. Some of us are rocket scientists and some of us have an I.Q. that is room temperature. While there is a great difference in the amount of knowledge in most academic endeavors, when it comes to knowledge about the human body, there is little disparity between people. There may be a difference between the amount of knowledge about the human body and its proper function between different people, however, when it comes to what is known in relation to what is capable of being known, there is very little difference. For example, there may be a great difference between the smartest and the dumbest kid in the first grade. But that difference is nothing when comparing both of them to a college graduate.

When it comes to the knowledge of the human body, it has been estimated that we know perhaps 1/10 of 1% that there is to know about its anatomy and physiology in health and disease. Can you see the point? Even if you know next to nothing, it is not much less than the guy who knows all that is to be known, and nobody knows that. Even specialists, who are considered to be the smartest people in a particular field, only have a great amount of knowledge in one small area. It has been humorously suggested that a specialist knows more and more (knowledge) about less and less (more specific areas of the body). And that he has finally arrived when he knows everything about nothing. But the fact is that none of us knows very much compared to what needs to be known about the body to be qualified to run it. The high school dropout is no more or no less qualified to run the human body than is the valedictorian from the best medical school in the world. The difference in what they know compared to what there is to know is insignificant. That is why the really smart people recognize their limited knowledge and do not try to run the body or to assume the role of the innate intelligence, which knows 100% about keeping the body healthy. They understand that the best thing they can do for the body is to remove obstacles or interferences to the innate intelligence and then stay out of the way. Upper cervical care removes one of these interferences, Head neck misalignment, which prevents the nervous system from functioning properly.

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