What is wellness?
The World Health Organization (WHO) states that wellness is: “…a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” And the National Wellness Institute says that it is “a conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential.”
Bentonville chiropractor’s wellness care
Wellness is not only the absence of pain or symptoms. True wellness incorporates physical, mental, social, and spiritual aspects. When all of these aspects are in equilibrium you are on the right path to full wellness.
Bentonville chiropractic care focuses on the nervous system. The nervous system controls the function of your body as a complete unit. A properly functioning nervous system is the bedrock on which wellness is built. Good and regular chiropractic wellness care can result in:
- More vitality
- More endurance
- Increased nutrition awareness
- Better mental acuity
- Stronger physical core
The 6 dimensions of wellness
1. Emotional wellness
2. Environmental wellness
3. Intellectual Wellness
4. Occupational Wellness
5. Physical Wellness
6. Spiritual Wellness
Spiritual wellness helps you seek meaning and purpose in your life. The National Wellness Institute says spiritual wellness follows the following tenets:
- It is better to ponder the meaning of life for ourselves and to be tolerant of the beliefs of others than to close our minds and become intolerant.
- It is better to live each day in a way that is consistent with our values and beliefs than to do otherwise and feel untrue to ourselves.
Each dimension of wellness is interconnected. Your Bentonville chiropractor can help you to maintain and integrate each of them holistically and with your optimum health in mind.