Last evening my wife and I attended a function hosted by a local restaurant. This was a high profile event with a couple hundred guests. She introduced me to a friend of hers who, sadly lost her adult daughter to liver failure a couple of months ago. I’m not certain what caused it, but my wife thinks it may have been acetaminophen toxicity. The mother said that suggested to her daughter that she see me, but her daughter, unfortunately, wanted to stay with the medical approach.
There was another fellow there that had been a practice member of mine almost 20 years ago. He was a personal injury case, as my practice was much different then. We talked a bit and he told me that he has had two bouts of cancer, both different kinds. He’s doing ok, but still something going on as he has some kind of cancerous lumps on his hands.
In the spring we like to go to the Lenten fish fries the local churches have. This past spring I had seen a lady that had also been a member of my practice about 10 years ago. When she started with me she had told me that she had a lung disease. I can’t remember what it was, but I do remember it was some sort of autoimmune disorder. During the course of her care, she came in one evening and said that she had been to her MD and the lung disease was gone! And, she was feeling very well. When I had seen her at the fish fry earlier this year, she was using a portable oxygen tank.
Sometimes, no matter how much I write or talk about chiropractic, people still think all I do is make pain go away. And when the pain is gone, so are they. This always makes me sad because Chiropractic is so much more than that. In fact, pain doesn’t even enter the equation as to what I do. Pain is a mind/body signal that simply says “Change!”. Change what you are doing, or thinking, but whatever it is, it is not working for us so change!
Health is a matter of function – when the body is doing what it is supposed to be doing when it is supposed to be doing it, it is healthy. Chiropractic addresses the nerve system, which is the operating system of the body. Stress makes the nerve system sick resulting in a sick body. Get the nerve system healthy again, and health can be expressed in a healthy body.
I have seen liver disease clear up. I have seen cancer disappear. I have seen lung issues go away. Do I treat these conditions? No. I just clear the body of interference so it can HEAL. If the young lady had come here, she may be alive now, we’ll never now. If the fellow would have stayed under care, would he have come down with cancer? We’ll never know. If the lady with the oxygen would have stayed under care, would she be carrying an oxygen tank around? Probably not, she already had told me she got better.