As chiropractors, our goal when treating patients is to adjust our patients’ nervous systems and remove the subluxations to normalize energy. Proper subluxations release the body of toxins. Subluxation in the body is like kinks in a garden hose. When there is a kink in the tube, the water is unable to flow through the hose efficiently. We study and adjust our patients’ spines, eliminating the subluxations, regulating energy.

This brings us to World Oceans Day. What we witness with our patients is similar to what we are seeing in our world’s oceans today: a kink in the hose of the sea, blocking the flow of energy. The knot is the build-up of plastic and debris polluting the ocean. Just like our patients, the sea needs realignment, and the debris needs removal, which is why we support The Ocean Cleanup.

The ocean produces the oxygen that we breathe, balances our climate, and offers a pharmacopeia of medicines. How can we access those resources if we are blocked with endless layers of trash? Here are ways we can contribute to cleaning up the ocean:

  • Stop plastic marine debris.
  • Decline plastic drinking straws.
  • Carry a reusable water bottle.
  • Choose biodegradable or reusable cutlery and plates over plastic.
  • Use reusable shopping bags over disposable plastic bags.
  • Compost your organic refuse to use fewer garbage bags.
  • Reuse, recycle, and choose “no packaging” when possible.

If we take care of our yard and serve in our community, is it the entry point of taking care of our ocean. By involving our family, friends, and community, we can create a unified blue planet.