I’m Peter, founder and owner of Thrive for Life Chiropractic. I created Thrive for Life Chiropractic as an avenue for me to express my passion for helping people experience a greater level of health and vitality so they can have more energy and freedom to achieve their goals and live in alignment with their highest values and purpose.
Health means different things to different people. After years of work and research in the health field, here's what it has come to mean for me...
Health is an expression of dynamic coherence.
I realise that might be quite different from the way you would describe health, so let’s unpack it a little and see if it starts to resonate.
Thanks to the work of some of the brightest physicists over the years (eg. Albert Einstein, Max Planck, Nassim Haramein... to name a few), it has become well-established that everything in our universe is a form of energy (i.e. it has properties of vibration, frequency, tone, etc. — just like the music you listen to each day). So, our universe is in fact like a massive, highly-complex orchestra (uni = one; verse = song), and your body-mind is a small piece of that orchestra (like a fractal!). A "healthy" orchestra is dynamic, or adaptable (i.e. it can play various speeds, moods, volumes, etc.), and it is coherent (i.e. all the instruments play in time, in tune and in harmony with each other). Likewise, a healthy human has these same characteristics — moment-to-moment, in response to our ever-changing environment, their entire body-mind seamlessly adapts in a unified, harmonious (or coherent) state of wholeness. Physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, they respond resourcefully to stress — they learn, grow and evolve from it — rather than storing it as tension or disharmony in their body-mind. Sounds like a pretty nice way to be, right?
Now, if health is an expression of dynamic coherence, disease, then, is an expression of static incoherence (i.e. your body-mind is stuck in a state of disharmony). It’s important to understand that disease may or may not be related to the presence of any pain or symptoms. Symptoms have a purpose and often provide helpful information, but they are not a reliable measure of health or disease. If you touch a hot stove, for example, you will most likely experience pain. Pain, in this case, is a helpful, healthy response. In contrast, some people have tumours growing in them for years before they develop any noticeable symptoms. So, the presence or absence of symptoms does not equal the presence or absence of health. Symptom management is therefore an unpredictable and often ineffective means of improving your health. I’m not condemning people’s efforts to manage their symptoms, but let’s recognise what it is. Symptom management is sick care, not health care, and it can be dangerous to confuse the two.
So, with these universal truths in mind, this is what I consider health care to be:
Health care is the process of helping someone increase their adaptability and coherence.
The result of true health care is a greater expression of your highest self… whatever that looks like for you… more energy, love, joy, peace, freedom, purpose… more life!
My passion and skills are in helping people achieve this kind of health.
Welcome to Thrive for Life Chiropractic! 🙂