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Chemical Imbalance

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on April 17, 2010

How many times have you heard someone say their health problems were caused by a “chemical imbalance”?

Whenever I hear someone say that, it makes me wonder “How do THEY know what the proper balance SHOULD be?”  and “How do they know HOW to achieve the RIGHT balance?”   Let’s take a closer look at each question.

What IS the proper balance of chemicals in one’s body?  Who determines that?  Is it based on the TYPICAL person?  I mean it’s confusing.  Well, I guess it’s enough if you either don’t know enough to ask or simply don’t care enough to ask.  But if you’re a thinking person, it can be a little unnerving.

Truthfully, no one knows what is the right mix of chemicals in your body BECAUSE the need changes moment by moment depending on the circumstances.   BUT, your body knows!  Well, if you’re alive your body knows what chemicals are needed where at any given moment for the circumstances IT needs to deal with at that time.  Your body is the GREATEST pharmacist ever known to Mankind.  It knows exactly what chemical you need, in what amount and at what time.   Unless interfered with, this mechanism is ALWAYS right.  IF for some reason your brain is getting wrong signal, then you may get an inappropriate instruction which can cause an “imbalance”.  However, the brain ALWAYS sends out the right instruction for the signal it gets from chemical receptors in the body.  Like that old saying “Garbage in.  Garbage out.”

Then the second question, “How will they know how to achieve that balance and when it is achieved?”  Honestly, it’s all guesswork.  You know.  “Here.  Try this.  We’ll check your levels next week.”  The only problem with this approach is that when we pre-suppose that WE know and “force balance” to that end, we usually cause problems later.  I know someone is going to say “But, it makes me feel so much better.”  Granted, you might feel better.  But, what are the long-term implications of forcing a solution on your body without knowing WHAT caused the imbalance in the first place.

OK.  You KNEW there would be a chiropractic solution to the problem.  After all, I AM a chiropractor and this IS a chiropractic blog!  Remember what I said earlier about signals being interfered with on the way to the brain?  A chiropractor will look for that interference that may be caused by a vertebra (usually the top bone in the neck) being out of alignment.  When the stress is removed and the body and brain can communicate better, the right signal is sent from the brain for the right problem communicated by those chemical receptors in the body.

When communication is restored, so are other functions throughout the body.  A great chiropractor, Reggie Gold, called this the “Chemistry of Life”.  If you’ve been diagnosed with a “chemical imbalance”, I would urge you to find a good Principled Chiropractor.  If you can’t find one in your area, let me know.  I know hundreds of them across America and will be glad to help you find one.

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