For almost one year, I have had an awfull pain in my left arm. It started slowly February last year and culminated in the summer. On a flight back from LA (where we visited the IONS annual conference) I was literally crying. I went through the classical medical pathway, RX, electro research of the arm, scanner, MRI, etc. All of it. And indeed, they could observe that the nerve of the left arm was completely inflamed. Only solution: cortisone. And of course it improved; and of course it came back. Next step: injection of cortisone in the spine. And there I stopped.
Those that know me, are aware that I am an ayurvedic massage therapist (also, yes). And once more I wondered why I did not belief a bit more in it myself. Hence I went to a chiropractor, and today I am feeling fine again: it is all over. (Thank you Valerie)
Our spinal cord is essential for our health, both physical and psychological (and sorry for the childish link, but it is clear, isn't it?) It seems that over the years that same spinal cord captures all stress and causes a number of well known back aches. But worse, as in my case, the stress of years not only fixes itself in that spinal cord, but it goes further.
A chiropractor only (what you call only) reprograms the brain. They retrain it to stop sending out the wrong messages. A body is a perfect example of a systemic (autopoetic) system. It re-produces and self-organizes in such a way that is ideal for survival. It warns you by pain that you should slow down, relax, etc, and the more we ignore that, the more the body is going to give stronger signals. Then we take pain killers (Cortisone ?) but the body continues to send signals. Until it goes seriously wrong.
And now the company, you didn't doubt, did you. A company, just as much as our body, has a spinal cord. That spinal cord captures all the stress of the body (the company): a company that equally is a perfect example of an autopoetic system. It seeks reproduction and selforganisation with one aim: survival, the long term hence (and yes, not the highest shareholder value). The company sends out signals of pain, of warning, of suggested improvement, but if the management does not want to see them, that stress is going to fix itself in the corporate spinal cord. And at the end, the company, that has ignored for years the signals, is going to be completely "sclerolised". Drugs don't help anymore, we really need a thorough reprogramming. Stress is today a serious issue in many of our companies. Do we recognise the emergence of the phenomenon? And do we see what role we play ourselves in this?
And a last question: What is the spinal cord of the company ?