The basic premise of chiropractic philosophy is: “The power that makes the body heals the body.” There is a vitalistic force constantly at work in all living things, keeping them organized and adapting to the forces in their environment. This life force is the vibration which keeps all life going forward, and holds every cell and particle together. The human body is miraculous. This principle of organization produces a self-healing, self-organizing and self-regulating organism that is adapting and appropriately responding to its environment, constantly striving for optimal function. In chiropractic, this is known as “innate intelligence.”
Health is a state of balance and harmony of the body within the larger environment. The body heals itself using its own recuperative power. Every process takes time, and healing is a process. Only living things can heal themselves. Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.
Healing the body is a dynamic process, and with time the changes will come. The path to health is not an easy process, especially in the beginning, because it takes time to change our lifestyles and habits. The change will be great and then small. Ultimately, each small change will lead to the greatest change of all—optimum health, full potential and the ability to give back to life.
It is the innate intelligence of the body that heals continuously from moment to moment. In other words, you heal yourself! Hippocrates told us, “Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.”