Published in: Coherence in Chiropractic, Volume 2019, Issue 3
By weight, the average human adult male is approximately 60% water and the average adult female is approximately 55%. There can be considerable variation in body water percentage based on a number of factors like age, health, water intake, weight, and sex. In a large study of adults of all ages and both sexes, the adult human body averaged 65% water.
Circulating around in all that water in our bodies are chemicals and the study of this is called biochemistry. Just as with everything else in the body the nervous system controls and coordinates all those chemicals, where they should go and what they should be doing.
That is because the nervous system is the master control system in the body and it’s why chiropractic focuses its attention on the nervous system. Our body’s ability to adapt to internal and external health challenges in the key to overcoming the results of the physical, chemical and emotional stresses that lead to many human ailments, when we can not adapt to those stresses. One of the most important ways chiropractors do this is to make sure the nervous system is not being obstructed and the connections are good.