I so look forward to getting to work each morning. I revel in the opportunity to help people recover from serious health problems.
My thoughts this morning are again on equality. Can two individual human beings be equal? I like to split the human experience into four parts. Which of these parts can be brought to equal across a group of people?
Time (24 hours/day) – Time (24 hours/day)
Talent (10,000 different skills) – Talent (different cluster of natural skills)
Training (compounds over time) – Training – (different paths lead to different places)
Treasure (hand-me-downs) – Treasure (more debt than treasure)
Success (fulfilled and generous) -Failure (fearful and dangerous)
These factors carry varying weight and can shift as time passes.
Notice the only part of this equation that is actually equal on both sides is time.
Time is where we are equal.
What we each do with our time as it passes creates separation or understanding between us. Then the beat goes on…. Each pulse we all loose time, gain experience, face challenges, and live on.
Cleveland Chiropractic College is publishing an informative E-Magazine for Chiropractors and our patients. Please enjoy this link and make sure you bring up anything you find interesting.
Cleveland Chiropractic College – May/Jun 2013, Vol. 6, No. 3.
A moment in humble gratitude for the opportunity of another day.
My thoughts go out to the suffering around the globe.
Massive earth quakes, blizzards and acts of war are challenging the hearts of man.
Fear not, you must not cover your love.
Tell someone you love them today, and mean it.
Any action steps conceived with fear in our hearts will only paralyze our progress to the benefit of the status quo.
Conceive your response to tragedy in gratitude and love and you will help all of us heal and improve.
As always, I am constantly trying to come up with the wording to help people understand the difference between what I do and what happens at a typical medical doctors office.
This morning the following analogy came to mind. I would love your input. Does this help explain things, or does it just make it more confusing?
Your body is made up of trillions of cells. These cells are arranged into tissues, organs and organ systems that work together to perform the various activities needed to keep the community (body) alive. Think of it as a complex moving puzzle.
When you go to a typical medical doctor with a problem s/he is going to perform a series of exams that may include blood work, xrays, sonograms, MRIs, and other tests. The purpose of these exams is to take the puzzle apart and look at the smaller pieces more closely to try and determine what exactly is causing your discomfort. Their entire system is based on this reductionist model of the body. Their preferred treatments are based on taking over for what ever piece of the puzzle isn’t working right with external chemical or surgical interventions.
What i do is interview you to see where you’ve been, where you are now, and where you want to go with the remainder of your life. I perform a few orthopedic and neurological tests to get your body to show me what it is dealing with. Then I set about restoring things to a more natural configuration, allowing the innate intelligence of the body to regenerate itself into a more vigorous and happy formation moving forward.
Sometimes aggressive intervention is necessary. But I have found over the years, most of the time, my methods are much more likely to produce a happy outcome in both the short and long term with far fewer side effects and subsequent illness.
This is something I meditate on regularly. How can I speak up on issues I find important when they seem to counter to each other? How can I assemble a workable world view when the various parts are in conflict with each other?
For example, I spend most of my days trying to help Life express itself by removing distortions, imbalances, or stagnation in the flow of chi through the skeleton, skin, mind and nervous system. It would be easy to assume, and you would be right that I am against abortion.
I am a veteran, father, Oathkeeper, watchdog, guardian and other duties. Which explains why I am in strong support of the 2nd amendment of the formative contract that allows a government to exist among a free people.
How do these seemingly opposite positions come together in a single world view? I’ll answer this in the comments later today. Please feel free to chime in.
Real Science proving the amazing property of pot.
Why are we at war with a plant? History shows DuPont and their product Nylon have a lot to do with it. This is the 21st Century. How long must we suffer from the bad decisions of our grandparents?
I found a great article filled with options for anyone suffering for mysterious fatigue and feeling old.
7 Natural Treatments for Hypothyroidism.
I would add avoid Fluoride at every option.
There are safe, cheap effective alternatives for all chronic conditions people suffer with. We need to split modern medicine into two parts.
The American ER is top notch.
Prescribing patented chemicals to suppress the symptoms of chronic decay is not you best option. Ask me for details.
“Spending on prescription drugs in the Unites States has risen nearly 6-fold since 1990, reflecting substantial increases in treatment of chronic conditions and subsequent polypharmacy. As many as 45% of Americans have at least 1 diagnosed chronic condition, and 60% of the most prescribed medications were for hypertension, high cholesterol levels and diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 11% of the US population and 40% of people older than age 60 take 5 medications or more.”
Prescribing Trends: Not a Pretty Picture.
ICA – Internal Carotid Artery – damage to this vessel can cause a stroke
SMT – Spinal Manipulative Therapy – A Chiropractic Adjustment
“The researchers therefore conclude that “cervical SMT, as performed by the trained doctors of chiropractic in this study, did not appear to place undue strain on the ICA and thus does not seem to be a factor in ICA injuries.”
So, next Monday November 19th, 2012 will mark two important anniversaries for me.
First, that is my 50th Birthday. yea!!
But more important for me, it represents 20 years of service to my community as a Doctor of Chiropractic.
I couldn’t begin to tell all the miracles I have witnessed, children I have watched grow up, parents becoming grand parents, on and on. So many people have shared their lives with me over the years I reflect with pride and wonder at my great fortune.
Anyway, I will be seeing patients all day and would love to see you! Please help me start my second 20 years with a huge day. My goal is to treat 50 patients on my 50th birthday. Please call Christina at 816-436-9355 to be a part of this special day.