Sunday, August 8, 2010

Apollo 11 and Upper Cervical Care


Some time ago I read an article that asked the question, “What percentage of the time was the Apollo 11 on course to the moon in 1969?” The answer was a surprising 3%. That’s correct. 97% of the time they were off course and had to correct their course. Fortunately they were able to constantly make those corrections so they ended up at their destination. The idea of correcting course is not so difficult to understand when it comes to travel. How much of the time when we are driving to a preplanned destination, is our car pointed directly at that destination. Sometimes especially on those interstate loops around big cities, you actually have to go north to arrive at a destination south of your starting point! We cannot drive “as the crow flies” so we are constantly changing direction. I am not sure that migrating birds even travel in a straight line. Many times I have seen geese flying east or west in the fall.

Life is about checking and correcting. When it comes to the human body there is a constant checking and correcting process. The weather can drop 20 or 30 degrees in the course of a day and the body must make changes to adapt. Even though we can put on heavier clothes, there is still a need to adapt. Parts of our body are subject to those changes. The food that we put into our body and changes in the quality of the air are just two factors that cause the body to make changes in the chemistry in order to adapt. The body has an inborn wisdom, an intelligence which is clearly able to make these changes every moment of the day. To a great degree it uses the brain and nerve system to bring about those changes. Just as the astronauts used computers and the intricate electrical system of the Apollo 11 to check and correct their course, we have an intricate system of nerves. Suppose one of those gauges did not work or the wiring system was not functioning properly? The astronauts could have missed the moon by thousands of miles. Similarly, when there is an interference in our nerve system due to head/neck misalignment, the body’s ability to “check and correct” is impaired. That could have devastating effects upon your ability to adapt. Upper cervical doctors correct this head/neck misalignment so that body can continue to "check and correct". Getting periodic upper cervical care is a great way to make sure your head is on straight and stays that way.

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