A few weeks ago I attended a Chiropracticseminar. All healthcare professionals have to attend a certain amount ofseminars each year to maintain their educational standards and license topractice. We often attend many more than the required amount and usually thisinvolves methods and training in how to help people efficiently. This time wasa little different because our staff came as well and the subject of theweekend was Chiropractic philosophy. Often in Chiropractic practice it is easyto get caught up in the daily technical issues of getting patients out of painand then forget the more important underlying reasons of why we do it. I also realized that most patients think thatChiropractors help with back or neck pain and have no idea that theirChiropractic care has a much wider health implication far beyond the resolutionof pain.
My purpose as a Chiropractor is twofold,firstly to improve the function of the nervous system and secondly to educatepatients toward a healthier, happier and more fulfilling life. When someone hassymptoms of any illness, or pain from any condition, it is a sign that thingsare not working properly. These symptoms are produced by the aberrant areas andconveyed to the brain by the nerves that are the communication pathway for allof the billions of cells that make up the human body. This is the nervoussystem – the communication highway to and from the brain, which is the mastercontrol system for the body. The nervous system communicates with the brain viathe nerves which all come through, or are closely associated with the spinalcolumn. Chiropractors are trained to locate areas that are not workingcorrectly. These areas are called Subluxations or Vertebral Subluxations.Therefore Chiropractors locate and correct Vertebral Subluxations. This is allwe do because in the removal of Subluxation, the body is then free to healitself, which is a process over time. This is natural healing – not alternativeand not complementary.
There are many causes of Subluxation fromthe birth process to falls, accidents or stress. Stress can come in the form ofmechanical stresses, emotional stresses or toxic stresses such as chemicals orpollutants. Our secondary purpose as Chiropractors then is to educate people asto how they can reduce stresses in their lives and teach natural healthcarefree from drugs, vaccines and surgery. Most of us have grown to believe thatthese things are necessary to avoid disease and prolong life but then if thiswas true the world would not be in a state of constant health crisis – wouldit.
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