Monday, February 21, 2022
The "innate intelligence" and fevers
This topic is one of the most profound topics that was discussed at chiropractic school, and if you truly grasped it it meant you were humbled. The ones that didn't grasp it are much more likely to have the god complex. Let me explain.
Our bodies have an innate intelligence, and for those of us who are Christian believe that that is God. God heals our bodies!!! Not medicine, not chiropractors, not medical doctors, not even supplements. Some of these things work in favor of your innate intelligence and some not-so-much.
Please don't get me wrong. I don't have a problem with medical doctors or medicine. I do believe that they are necessary. I just want to make you think about your health right now.
Our bodies heal from above to down, inside to out. NOT the other way around. What this means is is that our bodies have the ability to heal from the inside out by a higher calling. This means that if your body is working optimally you don't need to take things from outside our bodies to heal it. (For example: medications) There are definitely circumstances where medications are absolutely necessary but I do believe that most Americans over medicate themselves.
Lets take fevers for an example. What is a fever? A fever is the bodies reaction to an invader in our body. Our body knows EXACTLY what temperature that foreign invader needs to be cooked at in order to destroy it. Isn't that AMAZING!!! Now, when we take a fever reducer such as Tylenol it takes our fever down 2 degrees. Our symptoms may feel better, but what is that doing to the invader? That invader is super happy now. It is multiplying!!! He is setting up shop in you and loving it.
Then about 4 hours later when the Tylenol wears off what happens? Your fever spikes! Why? Because your body is AWESOME!!! It is saying, wait a minute, I need to kill this guy. Then what do we do? Take Tylenol. This process prolongs our sick time.
Our bodies are so amazing, even to the point that our bodies feel miserable with a fever. That makes us slow down. When we are fighting an invader it takes our body a LOT of energy. We need to stop doing what we normally do and take a rest. When we have a fever and don't take Tylenol we actually allow our bodies to do what it does best. HEAL!!!
I see this ALL THE TIME in kids. Kids have AWESOME immune systems. If we allow our child's body to fight off there own sicknesses we are strengthening those immune systems. Isn't that cool too?!
I have to mention here that NO INFANT under 3 months should have a fever. If your child under three months has a fever that is an emergency and don't wait it out.
OK now back to the god complex. Many health professionals believe that whatever they are doing to their patients is the reason that their patients are getting well, and when all else fails God can step in.
I like to look at my practice very differently. God has the reigns. I know that people's bodies heal themselves. I believe that when subluxations are reduced then our bodies work more efficiently to heal themselves. It's just that simple. Funny thing is... when we get adjusted there is just no telling what miracles might happen in our bodies, thanks to that "innate intelligence".