Many of these nerves migrate together after conception to form the brain and spinal cord. In the developing embryo the spinal cord is flanked by blocks of primitive stem cells. Spinal nerves grow out from the spinal cord into these blocks of undefined stem cells and turn on the genes necessary for the development of all of your organs and tissues. Your brain and spinal cord are so important that they are the only organs encased in a protective bony covering known as the cranium and vertebral column.
Dr Daniel David Palmer, the founder of the Chiropractic profession defined nerve damage resulting from spinal distortion with the word “subluxation.” When you break this word down into its component parts “sub” means less and “lux” means light. It is the “light” within you in the way of the life energy conveyed as nerve impulses which promotes your body’s ability to heal itself. As chiropractic care aligns your spine it is like turning the rheostat for the flow of life energy back up toward full power. It is this increased flow of life energy, the light within provided by those trillions of nerve impulses per second that promotes healing. This is simply because when you are adjusted your life energy is able to flow through your nervous system more freely like it did when you were a child. In the spirit of this image of how spinal care increased the flow of the light of life energy within their patients, some chiropractors of old used to call themselves emissaries of light.
By restoring a greater flow of the life energy, the light within each of my patients, they often find that they are able to do more of the things they love to do for longer in their life.
Dr Anthony A. Blisko