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Saturday, May 18, 2013

I Am Horrified that People Are Sick Due to Poor Information


My recent article in the Citizen.  
As always,
---See you at the table....the chiropractic table.
--Dr. Lisa
--Your Health Freedom Advocate

Social media online can be very useful. Folks do their own research as they shop for a product. I use it to converse with other chiropractors who have similar interests. 

One of my colleagues was not too pleased to have a commenter leave numerous unproductive remarks on her discussion page. She was planning on banning the person from the forum but wondered if it would be more productive to engage the person and perhaps provide some education.

This repeat offender made the remark that offering chiropractic to babies was horrifying. Now, to us chiropractors who have been adjusting babies our entire careers, we are saddened to face such an attitude that shuts people off from the powerful life changes we constantly witness in our offices.

I’ve been adjusting my son since he was four days old. He’s been adjusted when he was sick, when he was well, and after many falls and injuries that children endure. He has also been adjusted by other chiropractors.

Children have spines, just like adults, and adjusting them is not that different. In fact, they are much easier. Getting them to sit still to assess their spines is probably the most challenging. 

For something that is very natural to us, we forget that other people have yet to comprehend such an idea. So, pretend you are a chiropractor for a moment and see the world through our eyes.

Most people don’t watch chiropractors give adjustments because the health care norm is to place people in a private room for a consultation and treatment. The learning atmosphere was much different in the group settings of chiropractic college. Similar to gatherings at healing retreats and seminars, there is an inspiring intent shared by the participants.

It is this excitement that brings chiropractic alive as it is used to enliven.  And watching children get adjusted conveys that beauty. They don’t question it. They don’t obsess over symptoms or make comparisons to someone else’s ideal of wellness. Once they get adjusted they instinctively know it was something special.

In the same manner that we lose our childlike curiosity and creativity as we grow up, we starve ourselves from our natural state of well being. We can’t live the carefree life of childhood but we have the opportunity to remain as connected as possible to the innate energy that guides us through healing, feeling, thinking and learning.

What allows you to make an impact in the world? It takes a lot of desire, dreaming, and elbow grease. We develop these traits as our whole being absorbs life around us.  The brain, body, and emotional spirit rely on the intricate connection of nerves and electrical impulses. How nerve impulses travel through the body shapes how a person lives, achieves, and cares. 

Is it horrifying to give a child or an adult the best chance to be alive? I hope not because that is the main objective I have for everyone I meet in the office.  If you think chiropractic can’t be more than a limited clinical tool, I invite you to step into my world.  

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