In chiropractic we often talk about how amazing this body of ours is. We each have an inborn wisdom within us that runs our body every day of our lives, every hour of every day, and it is best able to do this if there is no interference present. This is the innate intelligence of our bodies and, among a myriad of other things, it is at this moment creating thousands of chemicals from the food we ate at dinner. Not only is our body making these chemicals, but they are being produced precisely when they are needed and in exactly the correct quantity. Our innate intelligence is truly amazing, and we are all equally intelligent when it comes to this inborn wisdom. No one’s innate intelligence is smarter than anyone else’s.

On the other hand, the knowledge we gain from formal and informal education is called our educated intelligence, and there is a wide disparity between the educated intelligence of different people. However, I remember when I was studying, a lecturer stating that humans know perhaps one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of what there is to know about the body’s anatomy and physiology in health and disease. Even if that figure has doubled in the last 35 years, and one person knows all of that, it is still not much! Thankfully, your body knows 100% of what there is to know about keeping itself healthy. In chiropractic we understand that the best thing to do for the body is to remove any obstacles or interference to the innate intelligence, and then let it run itself.

As your Canberra chiropractor, I remove one type of interference – the vertebral subluxation – which prevents your nervous system from functioning properly.