Updated: Mar 7
"What is the true definition of health?"
Back in 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) termed "good health" as a state of "complete mental, physical, and social well-being" and not just absence of "infirmity or disease." Though a lot has changed since then, this description of good health still holds true. So what is the exact definition of health? Certainly not a mere absence of disease or pain.
WHO has since modified their stand but the state of health for many nowadays is worry some. Sadly, no one has a clue on how to treat diseases like diabetes, cancer, and other illnesses without the use of surgery and drugs. So, something undoubtedly is amiss. Perhaps the way we perceive health is the problem?
True health doesn't just imply a lack of pain, disease or infirmity. It's not how we look or how we feel. True health is actually defined as the optimum function of the body, and the brain controls every function in the body through the nervous system. The nervous system is encased and protected by the spinal column. What does that imply? It's imperative that we ensure every aspect of our spinal column and nervous system works without any hitch. That also includes the total health of our mind, body, and spirit.
Poor lifestyle choices are the leading cause of disease and pain in today's world. Unlike during bygone era of our grandparents, people live sedentary lifestyle nowadays. The food in our supermarket aisles is rife with fat, sodium, and severely depleted of vital minerals and vitamins. Unhealthy food is disguised to look good and possess unrealistically long shelf-life. They are not simply produced to promote good health.
And that isn't all. Lack of regular exercise is commonplace. In this age of advanced technology and portable electronics, workouts are rare or unheard of. With that, the supply of "bad" food and lack of exercise doesn't enhance fully functioning of the body. How does your body respond? It delivers unbearable pain, headaches, and other common illnesses.
Misconception about Health
There is a general misconception projected by modern medical institutions that sickness is imminent and inherent part of life. That is nothing but a farce. It couldn't be farther from the truth. A healthy body is a fully-functioning one. A healthy body can recover and heal quicker than an unhealthy body.
All you need is to provide natural, wholesome nourishment along with a nervous system that has optimum function and it works like a charm. Regular exercise, natural remedies, enough sleep, lack of stress, and regular chiropractic care are true food for good health.
A body with a robust immune system and a solid nervous system has the tools in place to ensure good health is sustained. The chiropractor is specifically trained in improving the function of the nervous system.
Again, an accurate definition of health doesn’t just revolve around a mere absence of pain, disease or infirmity. True health comes when the body is holistic and fully functioning. It doesn’t come from drugs or other treatment. It’s more intrinsic than anything else.
Dr. Kim "Doc Kim" Khauv, your Metro Manila chiropractor, has helped many people live healthier and happier lives.
With over 20 years experience, Dr. Kim Khauv is an award winning American Chiropractor, trained at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in public health and prevention, National Board certified, corrective care chiropractor who has published and presented research nationally and internationally in chiropractic care, wellness, and prevention.
While he was in San Diego, CA, Dr. Kim Khauv was one of only 24 chiropractors in the world working for the United States Navy, providing chiropractic care to active duty military members at Navy Medical Center San Diego for over 5 years.
Dr. Kim Khauv now provides safe, effective, and evidence-based chiropractic care to patients from Makati, Rockwell, Manila, Paranaque, Alabang, Fort Bonifacio, Global City, Pasig, Ortigas, Mandaluyong, Greenhills, San Juan, and Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Conditions that have responded well to chiropractic care are headaches, migraines, neck pain, back pain, pregnancy related back pain, sciatica, and auto injuries. Call today to start enjoying life again.