Your automatic (or autonomic) nerve system is in charge of controlling and coordinating the actions of these quadrillions of cells every moment of every day for an entire lifetime. And while it is so much more complicated than this, your health boils down to how well this communication system is working. Let me explain. Every cell in your body has what is called a basal metabolic function. Whether it is a heart cell, a muscle cell, a digestive cell, or a liver cell, it has a basic function that it does all by itself. Of course it needs nutrients from the outside to keep doing this job, but it needs NO outside commands or communication. It is autonomous. But what if the heart needs to beat faster, or the muscle cell needs to contract, or the digestive system needs to process a big meal? That’s where our nerve system steps in. It responds to the needs of your environment and commands the needed parts of the body to increase or decrease or otherwise change their activities. When this occurs in harmony you have a state of ease or health. And when there is miscommunication or a glitch, you have a state of dis-ease or ill-health. And when you have ill-health or dis-ease goes on for a long enough period of time this will develop into a diagnosable disease. We don’t want that.
The final player in this performance is, of course, the subluxation. This damage to spinal movement/alignment always damages nerve function and communication and usually leads to nerve facilitation, which is basically nerve hyperactivity. Nerve hyperactivity in turn leads to cell, then organ, and then system hyperactivity. This is the neurological theory of disease causation and is the result of our own body’s version of the dropped call.