Bonifacio Global City Chiropractor Answers, "What is the True Definition of Health?"

Updated: Apr 22



Back in 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) termed "good health" as a state of "complete mental, physical, and social well-being" and not just absence of "infirmity or disease." Though a lot has changed since then, this description of good health still holds true. So what is the exact definition of health? Certainly not a mere absence of disease or pain.

WHO has since modified their stand but the state of health for many nowadays is worry some. Sadly, no one has a clue on how to treat diseases like diabetes, cancer, and other illnesses without the use of surgery and drugs. So, something undoubtedly is amiss. Perhaps the way we perceive health is the problem?

True health doesn't just imply a lack of pain, disease or infirmity. It's not how we look or how we feel. True health is actually defined as the optimum function of the body, and the brain controls every function in the body through the nervous system. The nervous system is encased and protected by the spinal column. What does that imply? It's imperative that we ensure every aspect of our spinal column and nervous system works without any hitch. That also includes the total health of our mind, body, and spirit.

Poor Lifestyle

Poor lifestyle choices are the leading cause of disease and pain in today's world. Unlike during bygone era of our grandparents, people live sedentary lifestyle nowadays. The food in our supermarket aisles is rife with fat, sodium, and severely depleted of vital minerals and vitamins. Unhealthy food is disguised to look good and possess unrealistically long shelf-life. They are not simply produced to promote good health.

And that isn't all. Lack of regular exercise is commonplace. In this age of advanced technology and portable electronics, workouts are rare or unheard of. With that, the supply of "bad" food and lack of exercise doesn't enhance fully functioning of the body. How does your body respond? It delivers unbearable pain, headaches, and other common illnesses.

Misconception about Health

There is a general misconception projected by modern medical institutions that sickness is imminent and inherent part of life. That is nothing but a farce. It couldn't be farther from the truth. A healthy body is a fully-functioning one. A healthy body can recover and heal quicker than an unhealthy body.

All you need is to provide natural, wholesome nourishment along with a nervous system that has optimum function and it works like a charm. Regular exercise, natural remedies, enough sleep, lack of stress, and regular chiropractic care are true food for good health.

A body with a robust immune system and a solid nervous system has the tools in place to ensure good health is sustained. The chiropractor is specifically trained in improving the function of the nervous system.

Again, an accurate definition of health doesn’t just revolve around a mere absence of pain, disease or infirmity. True health comes when the body is holistic and fully functioning. It doesn’t come from drugs or other treatment. It’s more intrinsic than anything else.

Dr. Kim "Doc Kim" Khauv, your Metro Manila chiropractor, has helped many people live healthier and happier lives.

With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Kim B. Khauv, DC (Doc Kim) is the only American chiropractor in the Philippines that has worked for the United States Navy as a chiropractor (taking care of active duty military service members and wounded warriors) and holds a Master's Degree in Public Health with emphasis on health promotion and prevention from The Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles.  

He is also an award-winning chiropractor currently licensed in the State of California, as well as National Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic in the United States of America.  He is a "Registered Chiropractor" with the Philippines Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care (PITAHC).  He has earned a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University in Fullerton (CSUF), a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the Fielding School of Public Health at University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), and Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic College West (LCCW).  

Previously, Doc Kim was 1 out of 24 United States Navy chiropractors in the world, proudly provided chiropractic care to active duty military members at Naval Medical Center San Diego and had a private practice in San Diego, California.  Doc Kim currently holds an Adjunct Faculty position as Assistant Professor at Life Chiropractic College West teaching Public Health course to senior chiropractic students.  He is an approved instructor by the Board of Chiropractic Examiners of California to teach both online and live Continuing Education courses to chiropractors in Metro Manila, Philippines in the subjects of Chiropractic Adjustive Technique, Law & Ethics, and chiropractic Public Health.

Doc Kim was an elected Section Councilor of the Chiropractic Health Care section (CHC) of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and served as Membership Chair. His chiropractic research has been accepted and presented nationally and internationally at APHA, Association of Chiropractic College’s annual Research Agenda Conference (ACC-RAC), International Society of Quality of Life Research, and World Chiropractic Federation (WFC). He has also published research on chiropractic care and public health education. He has been awarded the Distinguish Service Award (2015) and Rising Star Award (2013) from the APHA's CHC section.

While attending LCCW, he founded a non-profit called Well-Balanced World, 501(c)(3), with the sole purpose of providing affordable chiropractic care to underserved populations and charitable chiropractic care on international mission trips to Cambodia and the Philippines.

Dr. Kim Khauv, at Well-Balanced Chiropractic Wellness Center, now provides safe, effective, and evidence-based chiropractic care to patients from Makati, Rockwell, Manila, Paranaque, Alabang, Fort Bonifacio, Global City, Pasig, Ortigas, Mandaluyong, Greenhills, San Juan, and Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. 

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