Trigger VS Cause

I’ve spent the last what feels like almost a decade in different mommy groups, personal growth groups, and business groups on Facebook and I noticed something that really stuck with me recently.

The words we choose to use are SO important, and there were people literally choosing the words I saw and needed right before my very eyes.

You see, when you’re a holistic practitioner, you already see the body and how it works differently. The key to sharing what you see with others is being able to use their words to help them see what you see in a way that makes sense.

The two words I wanted to share with you today are TRIGGER and CAUSE. They are extremely important because they affect how we choose to take care of ourselves on a daily basis.

TRIGGERS are often what I hear people talking about, but they also usually think about taking care of them as though they are somehow going to take care of the problem or CAUSE by removing them. Removing TRIGGERS only reduces the chances of experiencing the concern that you have.

Some examples of triggers - certain foods that trigger headaches/migraines, hot flashes, lack of sleep, temperature, lack of exercise.

Many times we try to help take control of our health issues by removing these triggers - we stop eating the specific food, we start exercising, create a better schedule for sleep or drink more water. AND many times getting rid of the trigger can help lessen the symptoms or reduce the frequency. When we slip up and eat that gluten or do get the rest we need- the issues come back again.

But here’s the thing, there are still people who don’t eat gluten, or who already have an awesome exercise regimen that are still experiencing these issues. What I’ve found when working with all of them - is they have some underlying injury that happening in their past that is preventing their body from functioning the way it was designed.

This improper function may show up as migraines, or it may show up as a neck pain or TMJ issues (for a larger list, look at the image below). The health concerns we experience end up being the symptoms of the underlying CAUSE which has to be taken care of before we truly start to experience proper function.

The CAUSE is the alteration of proper structure which eventually over time affects our function. Realistically speaking, there is unfortunately no way for you to check this yourself. Most people end up trying to remove their TRIGGER and if it doesn’t work then they look for a deeper CAUSE. By the time these people get to me, they’ve been suffering a long time.

To find out if an injury from your past is the CAUSE of your body expressing its health issues, its pretty simple! All you have to do is schedule some time for an examination with me. We’ll go over your history, use x-ray to take a look at your spine and see how its affecting your function, and take thermal scans to see if your body is functioning and adapting the way it should, or if it’s stuck in survival mode.

All you have to do is give me a call at 805-255-6769 or click the button below to let me know you’re ready to rule out one of the biggest underlying CAUSES I’ve found in the last 11 years.

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