The nervous system controls and coordinates all functions and tissues in the body. Therefore, interference with the nervous system will have a broad effect on one’s health. The nervous system starts with the brain, and passes down through your spine. Then it branches off between individual spinal vertebrae and allows communication (Life Energy!) between the brain and every cell in your body, as well as allowing communication between every organ, gland, muscle, etc. up to your brain. To be healthy it is essential that your nervous system functions properly and free from any interference.
Subluxations occur when stress negatively impacts the nervous system. One source of stress is mechanical, as by trauma, posture habits, or weak muscles. Another cause is chemical, as by toxicity, deficiency, dehydration, etc. Yet another source is mental – the mind surely affects the body.
Subluxations can cause interference to the nervous system at any point along the spine where the nerves exit. This can adversely affect the function of various parts of your body, and ultimately your health. In standard “Health Care”, the real source(es) of symptoms are rarely looked for.
Instead, one’s symptoms are simply matched with drugs.
Example: If somebody is found to have high blood pressure, it’s expected medical practice to prescribe blood pressure drugs to suppress the blood pressure. But why is the blood pressure high in the first place? What internal stress is the body responding to?
Real “Health Care” begins with looking for and discovering any and all departures from true health and correcting them naturally. Chiropractors are the only Doctors specifically trained to diagnose and treat subluxations.
The chart below is designed to give you a look at just some of the relationships between the areas of your spine and your nervous system. Keep in mind that your nervous system is much more complex than can be shown here.
C1: To blood supply to the head, pituitary gland, scalp, bones of the face, brain inner and middle ear, sympathetic nervous system, eyes, ears
C2: To eyes, optic nerves, auditory nerves, sinuses, mastoid bones, tongue, forehead, heart
C3: To cheeks, outer ear, face, bones, teeth, trifacial nerve, lungs
C4: To nose, lips, mouth, Eustachian tube, mucus membranes, lungs
C5: To vocal cords, neck glands, pharynx
C6: To neck muscles, shoulders, tonsils
C7: To thyroid gland, bursa in the shoulders, elbows
T1: To arms from the elbows down, including hands, arms, wrists and fingers, esophagus and trachea
T2: To heart, including its valves and covering coronary arteries; lungs bronchial tubes
T3: To lungs, bronchial tubes, pleura, chest, breast, heart
T4: To gallbladder, common duct, heart, lungs, bronchial tubes
T5: To liver, solar plexus, circulation (general), heart, esophagus, stomach
T6: To stomach, esophagus, peritoneum, liver, duodenum
T7: To kidneys, appendix, testes, ovaries, uterus, adrenal cortex, spleen, pancreas, large intestine
T8: To spleen, stomach, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, adrenal cortex, small intestine, pyloric valve
T9: To adrenal cortex, pancreas, spleen, gallbladder, ovaries, uterus, small intestine
T10: To kidneys, appendix, testes, ovaries, uterus, adrenal cortex, spleen, pancreas, large intestine
T11: To kidneys, ureters, large intestine, urinary bladder, adrenal medulla, adrenal cortex, uterus, ovaries, ileocecal valve
T12: To small intestine, lymph circulation, large intestine, urinary bladder, uterus, kdneys, ileocecal valve
L1: To large intesine, inguinal rings, uterus
L2: To appendix, abdomen, upper leg, urinary bladder
L3: To sex organs, uterus, bladder, knee, prostate, large intestine
L4: To prostate gland, muscles of the lower back, sciatic nerve
L5: To lower legs, ankles, feet, prostate
Sacrum: To hip bones, buttocks, rectum, sex organs, genitalia, urinary bladder, ureter, prostate
Coccyx: To rectum, anus.