Taking A Natural Systemic Approach To Healing
Chiropractic is an overall way of looking at the human body. It’s based on the idea that the body is self-sustaining and self-healing. The body is in essence completely controlled by the brain through its connection via the spinal cord and the vast networks of nerves that make up the body. When this system is not functioning at its peak, the overall performance of the human body is lacking.
In the chiropractic world, drugs and medicine are not utilized as a form of treating a patient. While supplementation and nutrition are almost always a part of the bigger picture, drugs and prescriptions can be viewed as band-aids to treat symptoms rather than going to the source and treating the real problem.
While it’s often perceived that the chiropractor is solely here to treat back and neck pain, this is simply a small piece of what the profession really is capable of handling. Chiropractors not only treat soft and hard tissue problems such as sciatica and joint pain, but are largely called on to deal with more significant issues. Some of these issues include fibromyalgia, allergies, insomnia, headaches and many more.
This book is not about pointing out what is wrong with medical healthcare. In fact, as the son of an emergency room physician, the medical paradigm provided me with a wonderful childhood that imbued me with the passion of service. And as the son of a teacher, educating others was the very definition of what it is to be a contributing member of society.
This book in a very real way is about community. Our nation is at odds with itself; in fact from a certain perspective, the entire world is in a paradoxical race with itself, a ??Red Queen??s Hypothesis?? of sorts. ??It takes all the running you can do, just to stay in the same place?? (Lewis Carroll??s Through the Looking Glass).
In the community that we call America there are a certain finite number of dollars that we produce. Each of those funds is allotted to serve different needs, i.e. military, food, energy, transportation, education and health care. I propose that instead of fighting for positions of healthcare authority and one-upsmanship that we have to face the fact that there are limited funds. And if we are to utilize those funds to their greatest benefit then we must begin to see chiropractic and other alternative healing arts from a pragmatic point of view. If it works and its practitioners can show efficacy, and the public desires the services, then allow access.