Month: August 2002

It all Begins at Home

By Sid Mouk, D.C.

Don’t try to change the world until you’ve changed you!

I truly believe that all of us in chiropractic have come to the earth to change this world, to make it a better place for all to live, to make it a place where we all want to be and to stay. My mentor, Dr. Joe, constantly talked to me about the mission and destiny of chiropractic. He emphasized, time and again, that we are here to change this world for the better and that we who have been “ordained” to be chiropractors will never be truly fulfilled until we have accomplished that which we came here to do. My question was always, “How do we go about doing this? How can we, such a small and little known profession, change the world?” His prophetic answer was always the same, “Change yourself first… and when you have changed, then you can show the world how to change.”

To change the world, to assist in the evolution of the consciousness of all mankind, we must first evolve to the level that we expect others on this planet to attain. B. J. Palmer said “Who can anchor to an unanchored mind”? We must first become “centered” (anchored) before we can expect those we lead to become “centered.” And how do we do this? All of us in chiropractic are already on the road to the place we need to be or we wouldn’t have been selected by the universe to be a part of this “chosen” profession. All we have to do is to fine-tune our own innate mind to elevate ourselves to the position of leadership the sick people of this world so desperately need.

One of the most effective ways of doing this is to consistently attend seminars (at least 6 every year) that teach the true philosophy of chiropractic. And, while attending, open ourselves to the life-changing messages that are offered. We’re fortunate in this profession to have many excellent ongoing seminars available that can help us to program our innate mind with the essential philosophy of our profession and the universal truths of Healing. Choose the one(s) that you feel are right for you where you are at this time in your life (go inside and let your innate mind tell you the seminars to attend) and “expose” yourself totally to the teachings you receive. Psychologists tell us that an idea has to be taught at least 7 times before it becomes a part of us (programmed into our innate mind) and that this exposure must take place within a comparatively short period of time. As Dr. Jim Sigafoose says “Attend philosophy seminars consistently again and again until you’ve got ‘it’ …and then continue to attend the seminars to share ‘it’ with the others in this profession.” We’re all in this together!

Also, spend at least half an hour each day listening to audio tapes on chiropractic philosophy (at home and/or in your car). Many outstanding tapes are available on this web site that teach the eternal truths of our philosophy. Dr. Sigafoose tells us to listen over and over and over again until we’re totally inundated with the philosophy and can even tell what the next word on each tape will be. Only then will the message be embedded in our innate mind and become a part of “us” so that we don’t even have to consciously think about it any more. The message becomes “us” and we simply cannot not tell others about it. It’s our destiny, our mission, to spread the word and we don’t have to “try” to do it anymore. We are the “Big Idea”!! We deliver this healing message automatically to everyone we meet and we have no choice but to give them the loving opportunity to embrace this universal truth. This (and only this) is what can and will change the world and we came here together to accomplish this vital mission. Mother Theresa told us “Don’t wait for leaders. Do it individually, one person at a time.”

We should all also read the excellent books on chiropractic and healing philosophy that are available to us (books by D. D. Palmer, B. J. Palmer and many other contemporary writers). For those of us who are more visual, outstanding videotapes can be purchased that powerfully deliver this message. The key to learning is consistency and repetition of exposure.

Chiropractic has survived the onslaughts of the powerful drug industry and the self-serving medical politicians thanks to the many courageous pioneers who have defended this profession throughout the past 100 years. The incredibly powerful philosophy of this profession sustained them through their intense trials. Now it’s our turn to defend and promote this life-saving Healing philosophy that has been handed down to us. But we must “become it” ourselves before we can present it to this world. Will we do it? Only we can answer this question.

We have to change us before we can change the world. And we in chiropractic will never be totally fulfilled in this life until we do change the world and teach the people of this planet the essence of Healing and, indeed, of life itself.

If not us, who will do it? If not now, when will we do it? We all came here to change this dangerously sick world. So let’s get on with it and do it.

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Dr. Sid Mouk maintains an active chiropractic practice in Baton Rouge, LA @ 8:07 am | Article ID: 1029164865

Drugs, Drugs, and more Drugs

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Drugs around the world, if you don’t think the world has an obsession with drugs, read some the articles linked below.

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From Australia, drug dealing on the playground… “Ah, those old school days. When you’d push into the inner sanctum of a lunchtime huddle to barter a surplus bubblegum card for your mate’s home-made fudge.” According to the news report, “the Australian playground is little more than a glorified chemist shop these days…” A South Wales Commission has launched an investigation to find out why high levels of drugs are being prescribed to children. The Commission’s report has shown that children “were swapping, sharing and selling potentially harmful prescription drugs between classes.”

Drugs prescribed with no approval…
According to the inquiry, 1362 children aged six and younger were prescribed stimulants such as Ritalin, despite Ritalin being labeled as approved for children older than six years.

“at least 50,000 Australian children are now on some form of prescription drug.”

From USA Today… “Behavioral drugs should be researched first”

Again, news of children being drugged, in this case, “years of trying new drugs” to treat a boys short attention span and impulsive behavior. According to the article, doctors have tried antidepressants and stimulants in this case. Currently, the child is on a “three-drug cocktail.”

“An estimated 5 million to 6 million U.S. children are currently taking at least one psychiatric drug.”

From COX news… “Doctors prescribing more drugs, study finds”

Notice the pattern? More drugs are being prescribed than ever before. Many of these drugs are being given to children, some with out scientific study. Children are swapping these drugs like bubble gum.

“The study found that six types of drug therapies accounted for 80 percent of the increase in drugs prescribed: central nervous system drugs; hormones; respiratory drugs; pain relief drugs; metabolics/nutrients (including cholesterol medications and vitamins and minerals); and cardiovascular-renal drugs.”

According to the article, Psychiatrists have had the greatest increase in drug prescribing although many MDs have increased their prescribing of drugs. The only types of doctors who did not write more prescriptions were general surgeons, cardiologists and dermatologists, according to the report.

Stuff World News: Drug use, dealing rife at ‘high’ schools
USA Today: Behavioral drugs should be researched first
COX News: Doctors prescribing more drugs, study finds
Yahoo! News: Sharp Rise in Prescribing Drives Drug Spending @ 11:26 am | Article ID: 1028658363

Amazing Adjustments & PBS on Chiropractic

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

“Waking Up the Brain: Amazing Adjustments,” is the title of a program currently being broadcast on PBS public television that features chiropractic and chiropractic neurologist Dr. Ted Carrick.

“For just about one hundred years, chiropractors have been studying the relationship between a healthy spine and a healthy body and spirit.” That, from the opening of the broadcast. The program opens with the story of a woman, who suffered from extreme vertigo for nearly thirty years. “A condition that severely restricted her life…” And like so many millions that have found themselves in chiropractic offices, “after years of searching for a cure through conventional medicine, she found relief in the last place she expected to…”

“I’ve probably been to 500 hospitals, and most of them on an emergency basis.” – Mariangela Pino, who suffered from a feeling of constant motion or vertigo that made normal life extremely difficult.

In the broadcast, Dr. Ted Carrick is interviewed about the benefits of the chiropractic neurological approach to healing which doesn’t require surgery or drugs. Dr. Carrick is interviewed by Gail Harris and is asked about what conditions respond to chiropractic care. Conditions are discussed such as loss of hearing, loss of sight, chronic arthritis, and cancer.

In the interview Dr. Carrick is asked, “Is it a fairly common circumstance even now, that when a chiropractor does something that makes a difference, both he and his patient are amazed?”

Dr. Carrick responds by stating, “You know, when you first start to practice, it’s an amazing miracle. And the second patient is an amazing miracle. And it keeps going. But after a period of time, it’s clinical experience. You have a feeling the treatment is going to cause a drastic change in the patients. But the miracle never ever leaves us. So as a profession, the rewards of this type of practice are incredible. It’s miracles, every day, hundreds of times a day, in your office.”

“I think with all the miracles and the mysteries of the human nervous system, nothing surprises me anymore…” – Dr. Ted Carrick

Overall, the program is a positive testimonial to the benefits of chiropractic. To get more information visit the links below.

PBS: Waking Up the Brain: Amazing Adjustments
Local PBS: Local PBS Broadcast Times @ 9:01 am | Article ID: 1028563262