By Travis James Robertson
People may argue that drugs are essential to health. The reasons they believe this are many but the main one is this: The drugs make you feel better. Well, this is a true statement, I won’t deny that. What I will deny is the thought that the drugs restore the health of your body. This is simply not true. Drugs merely mask the body’s own warning signals that something is wrong in the body which it is trying to correct.
If you take medication sure, the problem goes away, pain, fever whatever, but you did not correct the cause, thus the medical way of thinking, “Find the symptom – treat the symptom.” The chiropractic way of thinking is, “find the cause – correct the cause.” You can mask the symptom for a while and feel better but you are not healthier merely because you feel better.
What this means is that whether you are healthy or not has nothing to do with how you feel. A person could feel perfectly fine and yet have a serious problem with their health without any conscience awareness of it. Cancer is a good example of this. Someone could have cancer, not know it, feel fine, and if you asked them they would say that they were healthy. If this is true as most of us would agree than the opposite must be true as well.
Example: An individual could feel like crap, with aches, pains, a fever and so on and actually be considered healthy where as the person with cancer who feels fine is considered sick. Let me explain how the individual with all the aches, pains and fever is healthy. Aches, pains, and fever are just a few of the body’s ways of telling you that something has interfered with the bodies balance of health and that it is trying to correct the imbalance. Their body is working.
In order to correct the imbalance quickly you would not want to take medication, which only further interferes with the bodies balancing act of health and makes it harder and take longer for the body to regain the proper balance. What would make more sense to me would be to first, instead of treating the symptom, correct the cause. After correction of the cause, one must free the body of any obstructions to the process of regaining balance. We need to remember that we are not just sick or well but we exist in a constant balancing act that is not static but dynamic. We all should realize that we live in a world, a universe, that is not static but very dynamic. We are a part of that system, that cycle, and are just as dynamic as the rest of it.
The best way to keep this balance in its proper flux is through chiropractic care. It allows the body to enact the healing with the greatest amount of effect. It does this by affecting the nervous system which we all know is the system that has control over the rest of the body. If you don’t know that you can look it up in any Medical Dictionary. If the nervous system is not in optimum condition then the speed of the body’s cure can be obstructed. Usually the cause of this lack of efficiency of the nervous system is due to some physical compression or occlusion of a nerve that is sending important info somewhere throughout the body, spinal nerves especially.
When a chiropractor frees your nervous system of these compressions or occlusions, he/she is doing two things at once. He/she is correcting the cause of the body’s inability to adapt to the change in its self or the environment which was improper nerve flow to the area. He/she is also removing an obstruction to the natural healing processes of the body. For the chiropractor these two steps are one in the same, they correct the cause and remove the obstruction to health all at the same time.
Chiropractic works not only because people have faith in it or believe that it works but because it works. You can adjust a growling dog or a crying baby and get the desired results. And there is just no arguing with a person who is right and knows that they are right. And I would like to be so bold as to say that I am right.
We as a species on this planet are so intelligent but our problem is that we are using this intelligence in totally the wrong direction. We need to start over with everything, not just the way we think about healthcare but everything. The structure of society, the energy sources we use, the way we produce food, produce products, they all need to be changed. We need to look at the world differently than we ever have before, we need to look at the potential that our species has to do things the way they were intended to be done and in order to find out these ways we need to start off with a clean slate with our existing knowledge behind us.
The information we have acquired thus far is important but we need to build in a new direction, the one that we are building toward now is a dead end road and it seems every day more of us realize this. What better way to start than in the healthcare field. Let’s see that if we all can acquire the chiropractic lifestyle maybe, just maybe the rest will fall into place and it will all make sense.
The truth of the matter is that the solution is so simple, so plain, so gosh darn obvious that most people don’t see it. I know that I have found an important part of that solution because I look at the world through different eyes then I used to. I see the connections between everything in the universe now. I have realized that everything you need you have right inside you because what you have inside you is the same thing that exists everywhere else in the world. You have an energy, a force if you will, that you share with the rest of the world and universe and it in turn shares it with you. We are all connected, all have our purposes, all have a reason for being. Do you catch what I’m saying?
However you say it, you come to a revelation on completeness, like a circle, complete but ever changing, spinning, rotating within a balance, never static always dynamic but completeness just the same. I know that I have a passion for the Chiropractic subject matter and although I do not have the degree of D.C. yet, I am a doctor because of my strive to teach, to educate those that are willing to listen to me and to that point, teach the truth however you see to interpret it.
Just remember a few quotes, “know thyself” – The Matrix, “When it comes to guiding your life you should never allow anyone else to be in charge” – Dr. Sid Williams, “Stand for something or you will fall for anything and be good for nothing” – Dr. E.L. Crowder. And finally a quote of B.J.’s, “Get the big idea and all else will follow” and two of mine, “Realize the simple truth and the result is freedom of the mind!” and “The body works, let it!”
Travis James Robertson is a 3rd Trimester Student at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa
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