How do you define health? Is health to you not having a cold? Is it feeling good? Or maybe health is something more. In chiropractic we have always considered health to be something much more than not being sick, something more than just pain free, something that speaks to a higher quality of life itself. But do not take our word for it. Here are two definitions of health that seem to approach the fullness of what we are speaking about in chiropractic.
World Health Organization - Definition of Health: "Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity"
The Vatican - Pope John Paul, Definition of Health: "Health is a dynamic tension towards physical, mental, social and spiritual harmony, and not only the absence of illness, which gives man the ability to fulfill the mission which has been entrusted to him, according to the state of life in which he finds himself."