As our bodies age, joints start to creak and muscles start to ache, at some point we resign ourselves to the ‘fact ??’ that we just have to live with this pain. Options like medications and even surgery seem to be viable options to help us endure the pain.
I don’t believe we need to lower our expectations of the life that we want to live. The 50′s and 60′s and 70+ are the times we should be able to enjoy the fruits of hard work put out during the ‘prime’ of life.
When the body starts to ‘hurt’, the nervous system is doing exactly what its suppose to do; sending us a signal that something needs cared for. By relying on things like medication and even some surgeries, we’re treating the nervous system and not truly caring for the body. Essentially, its like cutting the wires from under the dash of your car that is causing the warning lights to go off. The light stops blinking, but the car is still not running right.
We use structural integration to address the reason for the pain signal… not just make the pain signal go away. I believe the biggest difference between structural integration and our use of medication/surgery is this: living a healthy life versus living a life in the absence of disease.