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Thursday, October 13, 2011

“What is Health?” ~ The Beacon for October 13, 2011


We still have a couple of spaces available on our road trip to see one of the world’s leading authorities on health and healing.  The road trip to Vancouver will be full of community, fun and wisdom.   Car pool leaves from The Lifehouse next Wednesday Oct 19th at 2:00 and will be returning on the late ferry that evening.  If you want to increase your health consciousness, be around like minded people and have a great time doing it give our office a call today.  To introduce more of Dr. Arno’s wisdom we have included one of his articles for our Beacon this week.

Dr. Norm

What is Health?
By Dr. Arno Burnier
Most people equate the word health with “feeling good,”“having no symptoms” or “feeling no pain.” One of the most common ways the public discusses health is when they say something like, “Oh, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with me except for this cough,” or “I’m really okay on the whole. It’s just this pain in my leg that’s holding me back.”
As a society we must stop viewing isolated parts that get sick or well independently from the rest of the body and begin to view the body as a whole, or we will never understand what health truly is.
One of the best definitions of health comes from Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary.
Health: A state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity.

Two things immediately come to light from the above definition. One is that health is something positive, a beautiful state of wellbeing of our whole being: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social.
The second part of the definition tells us that merely being without pain, or feeling okay or without symptoms or disease is not at all what health is about.

Health comes from the Greek work “haelos” which means whole. It is a state that emerges when all your bodily parts are functioning as a whole, in harmony with all your other parts. It is a state when each tiny part of you is getting just what it needs to perform its function.

It is a state when our being is coordinated, internally and externally – when all of our parts are working properly under the direction of our brain, the master controller of our body.

Vertebral subluxations create uncoordination, disharmony, dis-ease and degeneration of your body. The role of the chiropractor is to free the communication between brain and body by means of specific spinal adjustments. The adjustments reduce or correct vertebral subluxations, resulting in greater health, less disease and a healthier physical, mental, emotional and spiritual state of being.

Let’s stop viewing health as something that we lose when we get sick. Let’s begin to see health as something we can have all the time, as something that makes us truly ALIVE!

There is no greater investment than in our selves. The true “miracles” of life are not recoveries from a dreadful disease but rather the ability to stay vibrant and healthy throughout life. This is accomplished by honoring and nurturing ourselves on a regular basis.

So invest in your health and wellbeing by getting checked and adjusted regularly. The difference in vitality, healing capacity, adaptation and recovery amongst families that receive regular Chiropractic care is night and day with the sample population. Their quality of life is superior as a whole, the need for medical interventions at a minimum if at all and the overall savings enormous. Join the Wellness revolution!

1 comment:

  1. Something I have noticed to about getting regular adjustments is that I have been well more aware or energies in and around me. Its either tthat they have become stronger or I just nocie thhem more... or both! Its awesome! Its also been making certain amazing questions and thoughts pop into my head that I have never even concidered before... ones like "if anything is possible then whose to say I can't do that?" and more often than not.... it works! Boo ya! Oh the benefits of possitive healing magic... beautiful! PS its great that u got to meet trevor the other day.... he was so cute and awkward there... I don't think he was expecting that... aha