THE POSTURE HEALTH CONNECTION
There is an epidemic in our society that is causing sickness and disease. The research demonstrates that 90% of the population presents with postural distortions that will negatively affect their health. If postural degeneration of the spine doesn’t get corrected, it inevitably gets worse with time. We don’t want to see happen to you, what happens to most people. Once the postural distortions get worse, patients experience pain and symptoms, diminishing their overall quality of life. Because when it comes to your health you can’t afford to let it get worse, isn’t health the greatest asset that you have?
WHAT IS HEALTH?
The World Health Organization describes health as a state of complete physical, mental and social function, and not merely the absence of sickness and disease. Our health, therefore, is not just how we look or how we feel, it is how well the body is functioning. If health is 100% function of the body, our goals to improve health should thus be to optimize the function of the body. That is the purpose of Posturology, to remove postural distortions of the spinal column that are preventing your body from functioning at its maximal potential.
Proper spinal alignment produces better body function.
THE SPINAL COLUMN WAS DESIGNED TO SERVE THESE PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:
The spine holds you upright, which is called your posture. Posture is the position in which you hold your body upright against gravity while standing, sitting or lying down. Posture is determined by the alignment of the spine. When your posture is distorted it causes stress to the spinal cord and the spinal nerves, interfering with the messages being sent from the brain to the body. Uncorrected postural distortions cause early degeneration of your spine, leading to common symptoms such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica, and fatigue.
The spine protects the nervous system, the system that controls all functions of your body. Postural distortions represent injured, damaged or weakened areas of your spine shutting off the energy to the vital organs of your body. We were all created with a skull surrounding the brain and 24 vertebrae surrounding the spinal cord for protection of these vital organs. The nervous system is the only system in the body totally encased in solid bone. It is the most important system of the body, and the most delicate.
THE NERVOUS SYSTEM CONTROLS ALL FUNCTIONS OF THE BODY
The nervous system, composed of the brain, the spinal cord, and the spinal nerves controls all functions of your body. The Brain sends messages to every organ, cell, and tissue in your body to initiate or suppress their intended function. The messages from your brain flow through your spinal cord like an electric signal out the nerve roots to the rest of your body. Right now your heart is beating, your lungs are breathing and you are digesting the food that you ate earlier. 70 trillion cells that you are made up of are responding in sync because your brain tells them to.
The communication from the brain to the body must occur at 100% in order for the body to function at its optimal level. Interferences to this communication cause degenerative changes and the process of disease. Due to trauma or stress, individual vertebrae or whole sections of the spine shift out of place. When there are postural distortions of the spine, this causes irritation to the spinal nerves that exit from the spinal column, going to all parts of the body. When this occurs there is a reduced level of communication from the brain to the organs of the body to properly perform their function. Chronic stress to the spinal nerves can cause serious health consequences.
THE CIRCUIT BREAKER EXAMPLE
An easy metaphor is to consider a circuit breaker in your house. When the power is too high, or there is a problem in the electrical system of a house the circuit breaker flips the switch, which then stops the flow of electricity to the house. If this happens can you operate your TV? What happens to the refrigerator? They stop working without the power source. But where is the cause of the problem? If you replace the TV and the refrigerator, but do not correct the problem with the circuit breaker, the new TV and refrigerator will not function. However, if you correct the problem with the power source to these appliances, they will continue to function and perform their operations.
Correcting the posture and spinal alignment is like correcting the circuit breaker. By restoring a proper flow of energy to the brain and the spinal cord the organs of your body (just like the TV and refrigerator) remain in a state of health and wellness.
BETTER POSTURE, BETTER FUNCTION, BETTER HEALTH
The most important factor in health is that your spine is aligned correctly. To ensure proper spinal alignment throughout the arc of life, postural correction is an essential component to the health regiment of you and your family. Posturology is a safe and effective way to restore the function of your body and improve your overall health. By being proactive with your posture, you are making the choice to be a better, healthier version of yourself. In the end, your health is the greatest asset that you possess as a human being. Take immediate action to maximize your health potential with the American Posture Institute posture correction system.
Better posture equals better health!
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