The Connections of Health

“When a living system is suffering from ill health, the remedy is to connect it with more of itself.”

Francisco Varella


To be healthy you must be connected and the goal of Chiropractors is to help you reconnect.

You are born to express radiant physical, mental and spiritual health; to radiate vitality, harmony, peace, joy, optimism, strength, love and healing at any age, but it rarely seems that way. Disharmony, illness, disease, depres- sion, fatigue, emotional and spiritual disconnection and isolation touch so many lives.

Yet no baby is born bored. Infants are full of wonder and awe. They breathe deeply, relax completely, radiate energy and sparkle with the light of life in their eyes. They are closer, more connected to their natural state, a clearer conduit to the wisdom, intelligence and energies that percolate up from their Source.

To be truly healthy and alive you must be a clear conduit to your inner wisdom; also referred to as your “source,” your “inner healer,” your innate or “inborn” intelligence.

In healing, the goal is to help you better connect to your source so your inner doctor may work its miracles. A complete disconnection from your source results in death; a partial disconnection results in dis-ease or disharmony. Many people are in this state; with less than 100% connection they are not fully alive.
The word “health” derives from the old English word “hale” meaning whole. You are healthy when you are whole, unified, integrated and complete – not fragmented, disintegrated, disconnected or incomplete.

The Connections of Physical Health

When you are physically healthy all your body parts are in their proper places, fitting precisely, so they can communicate with one another and are not interfering with the function of other body parts or the flow of energy that bubbles up from your source to direct your body.  Your body is in a state of exquisite coordination and balance.

In this state you have abundant vitality, sensitivity, strength and joy.  You have a flexible, balanced body, breathe deeply and sleep deeply – refreshed and invigorated.  You have high resistance to disease and the energy to adapt to life’s stresses and challenges.

A physically disconnected person’s parts are not fitting exactly right.  The result is lack of balance, interruption of the energies that flow through you under the directives of your innate intelligence and weakened connection to your source.  This results in dis-ease – a lack of wholeness, coordination and harmony.  When you are diseased stress can overwhelm you and illness, exhaustion, accelerated aging and shortened life results.

Interestingly, a person with dis-ease who feels fatigue may have tremendous energy, but it’s often trapped in their muscles, joints and other body tissues and not flowing freely.  That is why people often have sensitive spots in their muscles or tendons called “trigger points” and may jump when these points are even lightly touched.

The Connections of Emotional Health

Emotional health is also dependent on being connected – to yourself and others.  The more connected you are to yourself the more you can connect with others and the more fulfilling your connections (relationships).  The more relationships in your life the more happiness, joy, hope, optimism and vitality you will have; the healthier and longer you will live and the quicker
you will recover from physical and emotional traumas and illness.

An emotionally disconnected person holds pockets of unresolved anger, fear, resentment, pain or other emotions locked up within their body and mind. Whatever the cause, trapped emotional energy prevents us from living fully in the present because some of our energies are still living in the past.  Past traumas and fears cause chronic physical tension and emotional stress that disconnect us from our deeper selves and can lead to disease.

The Connections of Spiritual Health

The more spiritually connected you are, the closer you are to the love, energy, joy, vitality and wisdom of your source. The goal of all spiritual and/or religious practices is to teach you to commune with, be in the presence of, or connected to your soul, God, the universe or whatever term you wish to use. When you are spiritually healthy you are connected to the depths within you and the universe around us. A spiritually connected person is in harmony with their life’s purpose and meaning and they feel joy, happiness and peace.


Chiropractic has discovered a powerful “disconnection” in your body called the vertebral subluxation complex (subluxation). This is a physical condition that interferes with the flow of energy and information from your source and can affect physical, emotional and spiritual health.  The result is dis-ease, a communications disease, where you are less than whole, slightly dis-integrated, slightly fragmented.  Chiropractors are especially trained to locate and correct or remove subluxations.


Re-connecting to your inner healer is chiropractic’s goal.  Chiropractic care permits your body and mind to gently release old stress, so your powerful natural healing ability may flow from your source and begin a process of reconnection.

Sometimes the process of reconnecting and healing appears effortless and sometimes seems difficult and painful. Often it is both.  As we reconnect, locked energies may be released, painful memories revived, stored toxins stirred, hurtful experiences re-experienced. This process of reawakening is called retracing.

As old energies dissipate you become sensitive to the deeper layers of your being.  As your spine and nervous system release stress you begin to tune into the deeper laws of life that guide you and you become more sensitive to the unseen hand that is always directing you to greater wholeness, awareness, growth and wisdom.


Information contained in the The Wellness ExpressTM newsletter is for educational and general purposes only and is designed to assist you in making informed decisions about your health. Any information contained herein is not intended to substitute advice from your physician or other healthcare professional.

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Writer: Tedd Koren, D.C
Design: Maria Camille Almirañez
Production: Troy Butler

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