This generation craves individual care and chiropractic health care can provide it, but DCs need to own it
Every day we hear the world around us crying for a healthier lifestyle through preventive care. They want a “bubble” of protection around them. We recall hearing how the American people at the end of the 19th century cried out for health care that was better, healthier, safer, and more dependable and was simple for them to relate to.
That is when the average person said, ‘Enough of these unreliable medical treatments, the health care professions must do better in treating our sickness, diseases and traumas!’
The general public in the 20th century shouted the same, crying louder, and health care did improve greatly. The general public still looked to the health care professions to ‘Fix them.’ The public became educated in learning more about germs, bacteria, viruses and about abusive health habits. They wanted to know what they could put on their bodies or in their bodies to make them healthier. They still wanted someone else to fix them.
Chiropractic health is 21st century health care
The people of the 21st century now realize each person has responsibilities to keep their bodies healthy. Each person must find a daily health care regiment that matches their lifestyle philosophy. This generation has learned that cramming chemical compounds like sugar and carbohydrates into their digestive tracts through foods and water can weaken their natural immune system.
Their question now is, ‘How, does my natural immune system work and how can it be maximized?’
They want their ‘bubble of protection’ to be just as strong on the inside of them as on the outside. D.D. and then B.J. Palmer answered these questions over one hundred years ago.
Chiropractic and the immune system
The public’s philosophy parallels chiropractic’s approach to health — giving people the reason why symptoms also appeared as their body starts to malfunction. They can see and feel weaker due to interference in their brain and the connecting nervous system due to their spine’s subluxations, which “short circuit” the electrical impulses to each cell.
We own this!
People could then say, ‘No wonder I have this problem. Now I know what I must do to help my immune system.’ They soon feel the benefits of specific spinal adjustments. By releasing the health within them, through regular preventative chiropractic care, they could participate with their chiropractors in living a healthier life and experience health at its true potential — free of life-threatening medical treatments, surgical procedures, or poisons put into their bodies.
New generations and individual health care
This generation craves individual health care and chiropractic health care can provide it. They want the doctor/patient relationship to be a partnership in their quest for heath preservation, one in which the patient’s cry for help is heard and understood, and where the doctor is more like a friend or family member in their caring for them, not someone just writing a script or giving a report of findings.
The public is hungering for health information that satisfies their longing for truth. When their doubts are erased by the affirmation that what they feel must be true, they take action to make it so in their own lives. Facts that have weight of authority open an understanding allowing us to be taught, not just to stimulate or minds but to be embraced within our hearts.
Quotes throughout the years
“The early practitioners of chiropractic were men and women of remarkable courage and daring. About the only thing that sustained these pioneers of chiropractic was the ever-existing fact that sick people were getting well through chiropractic adjustments (Powell).”
B.J. Palmer’s 39 volumes of research and development tell it all: “Dr. Palmer makes it very plain in those historic volumes that chiropractic is a natural science because the nervous system is the supreme. All functions throughout the body are controlled by the nerve impulses traveling over the nerves from the brain to all parts of the body. One hundred percent of nerve energy going to all parts of the body produces harmony of life. This life force that travels over the nerves to all parts of the body is controlled by an inborn intelligence known as innate intelligence. This innate intelligence knows how to regulate temperature, circulate blood, assimilate nutrition, and eliminate waste material and perform millions of other functions every second of the day, provided the nerve energy is free to travel from the brain to all parts of the body. So, you see chiropractic deals with the normal or the natural. The natural law of life is to be healthy. That is the way most of us are created. Chiropractic is a separate and distinct science and serves a purpose that no other profession serves. We remove the cause and nature heals. This is our story. (Powell)”
“Chiropractic first, side-effecting drugs second and irreversible surgery last. (Romberg)”
“Unless we are fully persuaded in our own minds that chiropractic is a truth, we’ll never effectively communicate this to someone else. (Tournier)”
“We cannot drive ourselves to do with our wills something about which we are not intellectually convinced: the result is emotional collapse…and…We never find fulfillment except in living it with conviction, and live one’s life with conviction is to live it in a spirit of adventure as an adventure. (Tournier)”
“To restore normal transmission to peripheral function is to practice chiropractic…and…No one is useless in the world who lightens the burdens of it for anyone else. (B.J. Palmer)”
“When facts are known, knowledge exists. When we possess knowledge, faith and beliefs disappear, for one is a skeletal frame for substance of the other. (B.J. Palmer)”
“It’s what we learn after we think we know it all that counts…and…Knowledge is knowing a fact. Wisdom is knowing what to do with that fact. (B. J. Palmer)”
Health from the inside out
Let’s look at the facts. The two basic tenets of chiropractic are:
1. Illness results from imbalance, disharmony, and failure of positive homeostatic drive toward health. Chiropractors view serious disease as the result of a process which could have been prevented, particularly through spinal adjustment but also particularly through other components of the holistic approach.
2. Vertebral subluxations cause nerve root blockage or interference which may be the most important factor in the body’s disharmony. Chiropractors accept nerve interference as a cause for an unhealthy body. The profession stands on the truth that as that interference is released, health is restored. Chiropractic demonstrates that your health comes from the inside out.
Some of the pioneering chiropractors came from treatments to the first chiropractic patients who experienced such a life-changing health phenomenon that they wanted to share their experience with the world. Those who have experienced healthier living through chiropractic and depend on it for their continued health are driven to share it.
Chiropractic health: realize your purpose
Purpose-filled chiropractors radiate health into every part of their lives. They know their healthy lives are dependent on the chiropractic principles and positive health habits. They rise above and go beyond their physical and emotional limits to help subluxated people. They have a driving impulse to help others.
This passion is not learned but comes from within their very existence. They constantly absorb wisdom and knowledge that will help their patients. They never rest on their accomplishments. They realize their provided care and reputation is only as good as their last corrective chiropractic treatment. They know they are a precise tool through which the clinical art and application of chiropractic restores life to their patient, no matter what level of deterioration the patient is in.
The general public is looking constantly for a heathier existence, since basic health care is focused on treating symptoms and not preventing them. Share what you know to be true about chiropractic.
GARY BORING, DC, BCAO (Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal), LCP (HON.), FICA, graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic K.C. in 1968. His father graduated in 1934 from CCC K.C., and his brother in 1966. Boring Chiropractic has served for 86 years.