The 3 T's are basic chiropractic lingo for THOUGHTS, TRAUMA'S & TOXINS. They are all forms of stress and too much stress leads to illness (well...stress actually leads to a reaction in the body that causes chiropractic misalignments. These misalignments affect our nervous system. Our nervous system controls all body function, so if not functioning properly this allows for a state of "dis"-ease and if left untreated the end result is disease...but that "big idea" is for another time).
So to let's keep it simple: The 3 T's broken down are: Thoughts (emotional stress component) may be short term "acute" or long term "chronic" anxiety/worrying or even grief/ heartbreak; Traumas (physical stress component) may be small repetitive injuries from daily activities or large major traumas from say a big car accident; Toxins (chemical stress component) could be from an allergic reaction to a food you ate or outside exposure to pesticides just sprayed on a lawn. The 3T's are real and they can be a killer.
Chiropractors care about these 3T's because they do affect our health, but they are also the direct cause of chiropractic subluxations... aka "misalignments that affect our energy/innate intelligence and nervous system function." So if you remove these stressors from your life you remove the cause of chiropractic subluxation. Some of these stressors are unavoidable at times and that is why periodic chiropractic check ups are so valuable to your health, even if you are not in pain. If you can't remove or avoid the stress... at least remove the misalignment (chiropractic subluxation). Yes, it is that simple. Our nervous system does not need any help in what to do or how to function; it just needs no interference!
I am starting this blog as a place to share chiropractic information that may benefit you or those around you, but also as a place to have meaningful discussion and growth about other health related issues. I want to encourage healthy lifestyles & learning from these blogs and will try to keep the posts short, sweet and to the point. Happy Blogging!
Why... The Inner Well? Inside of each of us is something called innate intelligence which provides us the ability to live, love and learn. This intelligence is the core of everything we are and what allows for our body to function and be healthy. This is the absolute core of chiropractic philosophy! If you are religious, it could be referred to as one's spirit or God at work; this energy, this intelligence, keeps our body organized and functioning. We don't have to remind ourselves to breath in and out or keep our heart a beating...that's your body's own innate intelligence at work. Innate intelligence heals our cells and tissues and creates. Chiropractors focus on keeping this energy, this intelligence flowing freely throughout the body. The 3 T's (Thoughts, Toxins and Traumas) cause interference to our body's energy/innate intelligence and eventually causes dis-ease which leads to disease. Removing the interference to our body's innate intelligence is key to good health! Pretty amazing.