Rest for Health:
Ever wonder why your back pain or headache made you so tired? Did you ever stop to think about why you were so fatigued during the flu? I don’t know anyone who is ill and highly energetic. Would it be a good idea to get a brand new sports car and drive it into the ground?
Americans are so busy these days; we have to make a holiday to rest at the end of the summer. Labor Day is the good-bye to summer fun and relaxation. It is anything but rest filled.
Rest is vital to healing.
I read a quote that said, “A successful man knows when to work, but most importantly, he knows when to rest”. Even the Bible says there is a time for work and a time for rest. God only spent 6 days working, and took the seventh day off. Who are we that we have to go, go, go all the time?
In a resting state, your body regenerates new tissue at its’ max rate. When you can focus on healing instead of functioning, you heal better and quicker.
You have two automatic (called autonomic) nervous systems. Most people are familiar with the sympathetic nerves that get you all wired up and ready to go. Well, the sympathetic nerves have a counterpart called the parasympathetic nerves. The parasympathetic nerves are in charge of “rest and digest” activities. This also includes reproduction, elimination, urination, defecation, salivation and other bodily fluids.
For example, when you eat a big meal, you may feel tired afterward. This is simply the parasympathetic nerves kicking in to stimulate digestion of the foods. You don’t need to be wide awake and running around, you need to slow down and absorb some nutrients.
When a person does not give their parasympathetic nerves a chance to do their job, the results are often times catastrophic. The body does not get a chance to heal and numerous things can happen. Can you imagine if you couldn’t get the proper nutrients to your heart? Like I said, catastrophic.
The parasympathetic nerves are located in the cranial nerves and spinal nerves. That is why an adjustment will balance out the nervous system and allow both the sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves to work at the proper time.
Please note that I said proper time. You are in charge of resting your body and giving the resting nerves a chance to work. The amount of sleep each individual needs is relevant to the lifestyle that they lead. I would love to tell you a set amount, but that amount varies per individual and their lifestyle.
I can tell you this, if you are experiencing back pain, headaches, digestive problems, reproductive issues, breathing issues, cardiovascular problems, skin problems, glandular problems and numerous other things. Your sympathetic nerves are not in balance with the parasympathetic nerves. An Awesome adjustment can restore that balance. But, you will need proper diet, rest, exercise and mindset to go with that.
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