There was an ah-ha moment this week while educating the community about upper cervical chiropractic care that is both preventative and maintenance.

Have you sat at your desk for hours without taking a drink of water or getting up to stretch? Have you lost sleep at night because you were either doing work on a deadline or because your mind couldn’t stop thinking about tomorrow? I’ve been there, too. We all have - especially if the work we are doing is related to something we are passionate about.

Self-care is a hot term now, often marketed as a luxury. Self-care isn’t a luxury, but is a necessity that is essentially self-investment. Think about your body from now on as a bank account. Are you going into health debt or making dividends?

Health debt is when you don’t get the appropriate amount of sleep. It also comes from not getting enough nutrition from your food or drinking enough water to stay hydrated. It comes from the lack of movement and sensory input. Health debt also comes from not having your nervous system free of interference and fully functioning to coordinate your body.

Health dividends is allowing your body to heal exponentially in your sleep. It is eating foods beyond the consideration of calories and more focused on vitamins, minerals, bioflavonoids and that makes you feel your best. One of the most important things you can do is ensure your nervous system is functioning at 100% by not having misalignments of the spinal column. Not having your nervous system would be like earning $5 of interest with a healthy diet and paying $8 in bank fees by your body functions not being coordinated well.

Your health wealth is unique to you. There is no panacea or magic pill. The answer and solutions that work really well for some won’t work well for others. Just like investing: everyone’s situation is different. Our bodies are no different. That is why the best chiropractic care, nutrition advice, exercise routine and stress relief should be unique to you.

If you want to increase your vitality, consider using the Blair Upper Cervical Technique along with the other health decisions and investments that you make in yourself. At Equipoise Chiropractic, a detailed health history and exam helps give us an understand of your health up to that point and to determine if you are a candidate for care. Patients can then be referred to have advanced imaging to see how their unique structure fits together and where it is misaligned. Measurements then allow the doctor to determine how best to correct the misalignment gently.