I just recently experienced my first fracture. I was diagnosed with an avulsion fracture in my ankle. An avulsion fracture is where the tip of a bone (where ligaments attach) pulls off in an extreme stretch in the area. Left behind is a piece of bone that can sometimes cause issues, depending what happens to it. I was informed that if I treated it properly, it would likely heal on its own. (Of course that is one of the functions of innate intelligence) Healing on its own is usually seen as the bone re-attaching to where it broke off, or re-absorbing into the body.
Isn’t it amazing to see a little glimpse of what the intelligence of the body can do? Of course, I had a job to do as well:
It wasn’t easy, mentally, to do the following for 4 1/2 weeks:
- Non-wight bearing for 21 days
- Wear a boot 24 hours a day to keep the ankle at 90 degrees.
- Ice 20 minutes at a time 5-7 times a day or more.
- Use a scooter or crutches to get around.
- Take a nutritional protocol.
However, Innate intelligence had the largest task: To heal. The individual supports the processes. I have no idea how innate intelligence re-absorbs the bone in 4 weeks. Living creatures, like myself, do not need to know how to grow bone, re-absorb bone, or heal the area. Our job is simply to support the healing process in the best way possible. In my case, give it time to heal and follow some pretty simple processes.
The human body is the ultimate D.I.Y.
The correct amount of oxygen is given to the correct amount of blood cells in the exact place that is most efficient in the correct percentage necessary for life. Truly, we could go on and on about the intelligent actions within you…and it truly is doing it yourself.
In fact, you are your own pharmacy. Your body distributes the drugs to the right places, in the right fashion and at the right time….and it does this by itself.
So what is our job?
Don’t interfere, interrupt, disrupt or harness the ultimate DIY within you, your own personal innate intelligence.
We understand that the human body is a marvelous machine, which can accomplish amazing things. We know that there is an amazing intelligence within you that is in control of all actions, adapting you to the environment you live.
Innate intelligence is a term that chiropractors use to label the intelligent power within each and every living thing. This powerful maestro orchestrates life itself. Knowing what chemicals need to be filtered to breathe, and being able to use this polluted environment we live in at times to thrive is no small feat. These are just a few examples of your innate intelligence’s job.
Honoring this innate intelligence means trusting your body, not stressing it when possible, and acknowledging that you are not a random heap of materials that lives in a poorly organized fashion. You were powerfully made, and your innate intelligence needs no interference. This is called “thinking inside-out”. This is how we approach your health at Adjust.
I have to admit, I am a little uncomfortable with “down time”. No doubt, time for your body to recover, for the mind to rest, or for relaxation is important. However, “down time” should never go against the ultimate purpose for our lives. My purpose is so clear to me that I know what down time should and should not look like.
If down time is time away from my son, I’m not interested. I work too hard for that down time. For my wife, however, down time is time spent more on herself…because she is around our son all day long..well at least for the summer!
Innate intelligence (that “thing” that heals and maintains us in existence) has no down time. All the time, innate intel. is on the job. It keeps you functioning in the crazy world you choose to function. You push your body on the weekend, innate intel. has it covered. You choose to veg. out on the sofa on Sunday morning watching cartoons, innate intel. has all the chores checked off for the radical change in your activity level.
One day your innate intel. will have downtime. Until then, I suggest we live our life FILLED with experiences that enrich the lives around us. One can do this best with an innate intel. that is uninterrupted…the meaning of living a subluxation-free life.
I forgot to take my vitamins this morning. I just was in too big of a hurry, and didn’t remember to take them. I did remember, however to do my stretches, but I didn’t actually DO my stretches. I know I am suppose to stretch in the morning, my massage therapist once told me, “What is the first thing your dog does in the morning? They stretch, and so should you.”
Now I am at work, and I am suppose to meditate in the morning. Well, I arrived here too late, and it’s Monday…so, there are a lot of emails to catch up on. So, I skipped out on the morning meditation. I know, I feel bad about it…I really should stay in check.
At lunch I planned to workout, maybe I will skip and grab some BBQ instead. What is one meal gonna hurt?
Then I realize, to my relief: Although many decisions I make every single day may not support a healthy body, I am pretty darn healthy despite this.
Does it mean that these actions actually are not healthy for me? Of course not. We know what is healthy and what is not, however we also know that our bodies have an amazing ability to adapt to stress. This is what my innate intelligence can and does do when it is able to function without interference.
I may not meditate every single day, or even stretch all the time, and sometimes I eat unhealthy, or have an alcoholic drink. I will not ever skip on my chiropractic care. Chiropractic adjustments allow my natural, inborn adaptability (via my innate intelligence) to work at its peak, even when I stress it with poor decisions.
Keep this part of me working, and I don’t have to stress the small stuff, and neither will you!