You may be wondering why we would talk about farming but if you know our family, you know that we love to spend time on our farm, either with our chickens, our pigs, or in our garden.
Farming and chiropractic have similarities in their principles and values. Let’s break it down.
Time and repetition:
We often use the phrase ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day.’ Chiropractic is not something that you do one time and all your problems go and stay away. Many times we continue to do all of the things we have always done because we cannot stop working, being a parent, or playing an active role in the community. In the beginning, our body wants to naturally go back to the position it is used to, so we need to teach the body to hold the proper alignment.
On a farm we know that plants can’t go from seed to producing fruit overnight. That seed can’t be put in the ground and we walk away for several months and come back to see a flourishing garden. That seed may grow, but more than likely other weeds will come in and try to destroy it. Farmers, like chiropractors, have to tend to the process that has started.
Innate intelligence is the life force responsible for organizing, healing and maintaining a set of conditions. Let’s keep this SiMpLE - it is the ability to grow and live and every living organism has this.
Inside the body, certain processes happen without any conscious thought or needing to be taught. Our hearts beating, growing taller, responding to stimuli, etc - literally millions of processes.
Plants have this same intelligence. We plant a seed and it takes the nutrients and water provided and does it’s thing!
What chiropractors do is make sure that your body is able to tap into innate intelligence and removes interference so the brain can send the appropriate messages at the exact moment the body needs to grow exactly as it knows to do.
We live in Ohio, you better love seasons.
In farming, we know there is a time to sow, a time to weed, a time to water, a time to wait, and a time to harvest.
In chiropractic, there are also seasons of care. For most people, the beginning of their care requires more adjustments so that their body can more effectively respond to the adjustments and start the healing process. Once the body holds adjustments and healing is underway, we begin to see reduction of symptoms and restoration of function. When our body has been under care for a period of time, we get to see the benefits of prevention and optimal health. We cannot reap the harvest until we sow and go through these processes.
“The day you plant the seed is not the day you eat the fruit.” The day you start your chiropractic journey is not the day you see the benefits of a well-functioning body, but it is a step in the right direction!