In biology, a key idea is that structure determines function. In other words, the way something is arranged enables it to play its role, fulfill its job, within an organism (a living thing).
Structure affects function, ask any engineer or biologist and they would confirm this fact. Yet when we are treating the human body this tends to be something ignored or forgotten. Almost every health condition is treated chemically. Can a chemical solve a structural problem?
Think about the two primary functions of the spine: the protection of the spinal cord and the resistance to the pull of gravity on the human body. When the spine fails to perform these two functions it results in abnormal strain and stress on the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system leading to pain, discomfort, and decreased neurological function. While medications can ward off some of the symptoms and side effects from this, they cannot be the long-term cure. The structure of the spine has to be addressed.
Isn’t it interesting that the basic design of the wheel has not changed since its invention? There isn’t a square tire or triangle tire, or even an oval tire. Wheels are round and that structure allows for the best function. Your body has a specific, ideal structure that is designed for your wellbeing and survival. Let’s not forget that the next time we encounter a failure in our bodily function.
Have a great week,