Because we are truly unique individuals, the outer characteristics of our faces, fingerprints, or even the irises of our eyes can be used to identify us. Likewise the inside workings of each our bodies is also truly unique to each of us.
No two people have the exact same physiological needs. One person’s insulin needs are different than another person’s. Two people may eat the exact same meal, but the digestive juices necessary to break down that meal and make it useful to the body are totally different. Every person’s blood chemistry is slightly different. Our caloric intake needs vary from person to person and even within the same person from day to day.
There are literally millions of different measurable characteristics within each person. How could any doctor know all these needs for any one person let alone for all patients? The fact is that he or she cannot. We simply cannot know the unique biochemical needs of each person. That is why chiropractic does not attempt to conform a person to a standard or norm which is really unknown to the doctor.
Chiropractors recognize that the body has a self-regulating, self-normalizing mechanism, an innate intelligence. It is this innate intelligence that has stored the millions of unique characteristics and needs and can properly adapt to changes in both your body and the environment. To accomplish this adaptation, a communication system is necessary, and that system is the nerve system.
If the nerve system is interfered with due to vertebral subluxation (a bone misaligned putting pressure on the nerves), then that which is uniquely you cannot be fully expressed. Thus, the objective of chiropractic is the correction of these subluxations.