As a chiropractor, I am not an interventionist. We know intervention is futile. I am a chiropractor because I promote healthy habits that work with your body, not against it. Chiropractic adjustments are a maintenance practice to influence brain function. Brain function is your priority no matter what other parts of your body don't feel well.
I try to keep my posts positive with doable solutions. But sometimes we need to face certain facts that make us squirm. I want to describe a thought process that is not popular because beliefs, or shall I say programming, that appear genuine are actually problematic.
I listened to an interesting podcast/radio program put on by Dr. Jennifer Daniels. She was originally from Syracuse so we can call her a local girl. If you read her bio on her website you can also call her a brave, outstanding voice that others have tried to silence. You can look for her show on her Healing with Dr. Daniels Facebook page. She was live yesterday morning.
Yesterday, her show topic was on the clashing belief about useless health care testing. She took actual health statistics that show screenings are not necessary and often times harmful. The interesting part was a smaller survey of people showed they would not give up these tests even when told they were not needed. In fact, some people would strangely and suddenly lose faith in their doctors and switch to a different doctor who would recommend the testing that was shown to be too costly and not beneficial.
She discussed her mother as one example. When told the tests she was accustomed to was not needed, Dr. Daniel's mother was in shock and almost lost. (Brain Programming) The point made by Dr. Daniels was that medical care is ingrained so much in our society, people take it as a moral requirement. I had my own suspicions but she brought the point home so well. Take also the vaccine schedule for children. Infants do not develop their immune systems until they are one year old. Breast milk is the immune system for infants. Yet, pediatricians' offices start vaccines on babies when they are one month old, yet, they all know the vaccines will not work on an premature immune system (by their own theories). The reasoning will anger you. Professionals have been recorded saying this is how we train the parents to keep bringing their children in to the offices.
Dr. Daniels went on to explain that doctors are constrained so badly by the Medical Industrial Complex, your doctor's own authentic opinion of what you need is censored. Understand this very well because you need to be informed and assertive when you deal with your health care professionals. She basically says doctors have no freedom to use their brains. I embellished a bit using no freedom to use their brains. We have obviously seen this in Auburn, NY recently when we heard two medical doctors are suing the local hospital for business and personnel practices that have put patients at risk.
Your physician has to follow the rules of the insurance companies, the rules of pharmaceutical industry, and the rules of the hospital. Their prescribing behavior is tracked among other things. We know one size does not fit all, but you are labeled "noncompliant" if you do not follow through on established therapies.
She finally explains that the best medical care is based on cash. If you pay cash and keep your insurance card away from the billers, your doctors are free to practice medicine focused on you and not their fear of losing their jobs. But, the Medical Industrial Complex has convinced people that they need their insurance for complicated services (even though they are not scientifically warranted), people are frozen with fear to skip some of these services. This is a serious brain programming that can be a major block in your health improvement.
People put more thought into the next computer they want to buy, yet leave little time to consider what is the best way to rebuild their bodies so they avoid inflammation which is the cause of all disease. And, by the way, once inflammation has ravaged your body, life style change is the treatment, not drugs. Surgery does not heal damage, it merely removes the damage. You need to rebuild your tissues everyday, on your own, with simple and often forgotten methods.
As a chiropractor, I am not an interventionist. We know intervention is futile. I am a chiropractor because I promote healthy habits that work with your body, not against it. Chiropractic is a maintenance practice to influence brain function. Brain function is your priority no matter what other parts of your body don't feel well.
So, take a listen to Dr. Jennifer Daniels. Bring me your comments and questions at your next adjustment appointment. Let's stimulate the brain with compelling discussion.