This is a concept which must be considered if health is an issue or concern. The concept of disease as it is commonly used in our society is presented as an entity unto itself. Disease is thought of as something outside of our being. Disease is presented as if it has an existence of its own separate and apart from us or separate and apart from our bodies. We talk about disease as if somehow disease enters in to us as an unwelcome guest which then in some way must be chased out. Disease must be evicted and we will try anything, swallow any thing, do anything to evict this unwelcome squatter.
The concept of dis-ease must be looked at more closely. The idea that disease has an existence of its own, even in the case of bacterial or viral “causes” is erroneous. Disease does not exist apart from us. Even in the event of the presence of microbial parasites within the body, disease is still not separate from us. Microbial parasites do not cause disease all by themselves. They do not go around looking for small children or haggled adults to pounce upon. As a matter of fact most microbes which supposedly “cause” disease can be found in or on our bodies on any given day and yet we are not experiencing disease. The microbes by themselves are generally quite harmless. That is, if our body is free of dis-ease.
Dis-ease; this is the concept which must be studied and understood if health is the desired experience that we wish to have in our lives. Disease is the concept of an entity unto itself which some how attacks us. Dis-ease is the concept that un-ease is a body which is NOT functioning properly, or more accurately, a body which is working outside of the law of life. This is the actual cause of disease.
Disease is actually the end result of Dis-ease. This is not hair splitting or simple semantics. There is a clear distinction and all true health care is in recognition of this distinction. Dis-ease is a situation of un-ease; it is a body which is not at ease, which means that it is not within proper function. A body in dis-ease is on the road to disease. It does not matter whether symptoms of disease or any manifestation of disease exist at the present moment or not. If a body is not at ease, if it is not within proper function, it is in a state of disharmony – dis-ease. The state of dis-ease does not have any symptoms. You cannot feel disharmony when it first occurs. Only in a state of disharmony can disease manifest. Only in a state of dis-ease, disharmony, or malfunction can disease exist. Even in the case of microbial diseases, what are known as bacterial or viral infections, the “disease” can only exist in a body which is already in a state of dis-ease or internal disharmony. Only when internal disharmony exists first, can a disease manifest within that individual body.
Disease does not need to be attacked or combated as if in a war. Harmony, ease, and proper function only need to be re-established. Un-ease, disharmony and malfunction are the conditions which must exist in order for disease to manifest. The restoration of ease will allow harmony and proper function to be re-established. Once ease, harmony and proper function are established, it becomes nearly impossible for disease to exist and manifest within the body.
Disease need not be destroyed; unease, disharmony and interference only need to be removed from the body. Once interference is removed, unease and disharmony can no longer exist. When unease – dis-ease no longer exists, disease naturally can no longer exist. Ease – harmony – health is the natural result. Remove interference and you remove dis-ease. Remove unease, and harmony and health are re-established naturally. Chiropractic removes the interference which causes unease and disharmony.
It is that simple.