The Fountain of Youth
The Fountain of Youth
By Dr. John Calhoun
What does it mean to be “old”? Do you think of fine lines and wrinkles or maybe something more serious? Maybe you think of your overflowing medicine cabinet, full of pill bottles with your name on them. Maybe you think of the additions to your grocery list, like depends or panty liners. Or, perhaps, instead of thinking of the new things you will need you think of the things you will lose, like mobility and independence. You may even think of the ever-shrinking amount of time you have left with loved ones. Whatever it is that you think of when you think of becoming “old,” it’s likely that age has very little to do with it.
When someone says that age is just a number, they couldn’t be closer to the truth. Your health, mobility and independence, and even the amount of life you have left is not determined by your age as much as it is the health of your nervous system. Your nervous system controls and coordinates every other bodily system. This includes but is not limited to your integumentary system, which is your skin and connective tissues, your urinary system, your cardiovascular system, and your muscular system. When a subluxation, which is when one or more bones in the spine becomes misaligned, is present it can greatly reduce the function of the nervous system which then can affect the other systems of the body. This is what ultimately leads to the need for so many medications, or incontinence, or even a shorter life span. However, taking medications or just living with the problem is not correcting the root cause of the issue. By removing the subluxation, you restore function to the nervous system, restoring function to the entire body.
Neurologically based chiropractic does just that. It restores the functionality of the nervous system, allowing you to be the healthiest version of yourself. A healthier nervous system means a healthier integumentary system, meaning healthier hair, skin, and nails. It means a healthier urinary system, which means more dry nights and less leaks during the day. It means a healthier cardiovascular system, which means less medications to try to control blood pressure. It even means a healthier muscular system, which means more independence and less fear of falls. When it comes down to it, neurologically based chiropractic care does not only add years to your life, but life to your years.
For more information on how to add life to your years through gentle, neurologically based chiropractic care,
contact Dr. John Calhoun.
2951 Dougherty Ferry Rd, Ste 104
St. Louis, MO 63122