The American Medical Association states that "stress is more prevalent than the common cold." Researchers indicate that stress accounts for perhaps 80 to 85 percent of all physical and psychological diseases today. And over 90 percent of corporate executives currently suffer from life-threatening stress, according to a survey of fourteen major corporations by Dr. Kenneth Pelletier of the USC-San Francisco Medical School.

Dr. Hans Seyle, a.k.a. "the Father of Stress Research," states, "Stress plays some part in the development of every disease." It lowers the body's immunity to infection; and more importantly, stress directly affects the nervous system.

To compete in the business world today, we must deal with the high pressure and stress of our jobs with little free time left over for ourselves. We function at a fast pace, where high energy is a necessity. Unfortunately, however, many of us are unable to perform at our best, maintaining our hectic schedules at the expense of our health.


Energy flows from our brains and spinal cord through the nerves and back to the brain and spinal cord in a complex interplay of matter. A healthy spine and nervous system keeps our flow of energy balanced, our immune system strong, and our resistance to disease high. An unhealthy, unbalanced spine can impinge, " pinch", stretch, or otherwise interfere with the nervous system and the natural flow of energy throughout the body, creating blockages and imbalances that may cause physical and emotional fatigue, exhaustion, and disharmony.

Chiropractic occupies a unique place in its approach to the human body. When chiropractors correct a mechanical distortion in the body's structure with a chiropractic spinal adjustment, this does far more than straighten the spine. It releases pressure on the nerve system to normalize the flow of energy throughout the body, in effect, restoring harmony to our "body-mind."

Because our body systems run on energy, there is abundant amounts of energy within us all the time. Unfortunately, many people's natural energies are often congested, leaving one feeling fatigued, depressed, or listless. Proper chiropractic care can help balance the spinal column and remove neurological interference with the proper flow of energy throughout the body.

Remember, begin now, not tomorrow, not next week, but today to seize the moment and make this day count. Remember yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come. Today is all we have.

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