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Patience is the Key to Healing Your Body
Teaching Patience to Patients
In this day and age the status quo is living in the fast-food lane, meaning we want things to happen NOW. The age of patience is becoming a lost art. Industries will cater to this fast-food lane mentality and sell you products, trends, fads, and gimmicks, trying to convince you that something can happen in the NOW. The “sale” that strikes a nerve with chiropractic care is emergency or urgent care. Unfortunately my profession will sell you the quick “fix”. Chiropractic care is not an emergency room or urgent care. Chiropractic enables your body to adapt to the external stressors that plague it. Feeling good just comes with the territory. If you only come in to see the chiropractor when you’re in pain, then you should only eat healthy food when you get sick. It takes time for your body to heal and adapt. It takes patience.
The Truth about Patience in Healing
Nobody is too busy to heal, it just comes down to your priorities and choices you make in life. Chiropractic care is not designed to make you instantly feel better. It is actually designed to instantaneously begin the healing process and allow your body to adapt to your stressors. Simple enough? Patience is fundamental with chiropractic because adapting to your stressors is a process, not an event.
The Father of Patience
“Healing is a matter of time, it is sometimes a matter of opportunity,” – Hippocrates. Think of it this way. If you work a 9-5 job Monday through Friday, and a good majority of that time you are sitting at a desk utilizing a computer, a substantial amount of physical and emotional stress is placed on your body. Chiropractic care enables your body to adapt to the external stressors in your life. If you have complete loss of patience you will just conform to the “status quo” and take medication. Your body will always go through stress, but it’s your innate responsibility to promote adapting. Adapting comes with understanding how patience is required in healing. If you get a cut, a scab will form and you will heal. If you break a bone, you will heal. The same can be said for just about ANYTHING in your body when you give it time. Chiropractic care paired with patience will promote adapting and healing within your body. #getchecked
Pediatric Chiropractic Care – The Establishment of Health
The First Trauma That Goes Unrecognized
When establishing health, always look towards the spine first. Why? The brain was the first “thing” that was made in utero. The brain then made the spinal cord and a protective coat of armor called the spine / spinal bones / vertebrae. By accessing the health of the spine, we are accessing the entire health of the body. The first trauma that your spine endures is the birth process. This is often neglected and forgotten about because of the euphoric feeling that happens after a new born is brought into the world. Early labor, active labor, delivery and the overall birth itself is stressful on a newborn. We cannot stress enough the importance of pediatric chiropractic following birth.
Pediatric Chiropractic Care
If you want the best for your child, get them checked immediately after the birth process and continue from there. A subluxation is an irritated nerve fiber that places undo stress upon the central nerve system. A subluxation can be created through the birth process. The only way to know is to get checked following birth. Your spine is literally the backbone of your body’s ability to function properly. The focus of chiropractic care is to remove any physiological blocks to the proper expression of the body’s innate wisdom. Pediatric chiropractic adjustments are gentle and noninvasive on your child.
The Numbers Are Not In Our Favor
Check out these statistics about the United States and the growing epidemics in our children. These numbers are silent in nature and only hit home when it is our child that is affected. Birth traumas that went uncorrected and neglected increased risk of autism five-fold.
- Autism 1 in 45 children
- Attention Deficit 1 in 10 children
- Asthma 1 in 10 children
- Allergies 1 in 4 children
- Diabetes 1 in 4 children
- Obesity 1 in 3 children
- Major Depression 1 in 2 children
We are not saying that birth trauma causes these numbers or does not cause these numbers. You have two choices…Stress Vulnerability or Stress Resiliency. In our office and the community we are reaching, we are committed to Stress Resiliency Care in our office. Pediatric chiropractic care is the foundation to health.
Ditch the Junk and Create Health
Is It Healthcare or Sick-care?
It’s the end of January and the New Year started with a BANG. Either you have set the stage to create health and are continuing on your journey, or maybe you just need a little push. The “healthcare” industry thrives on the New Year and people looking for a fresh start. Wikipedia put the definition of “Healthcare Industry” as such: The healthcare industry is an aggregation and integration of sectors within the economic system that provides goods and services to treat patients with curative, preventive, rehabilitative, and palliative care. The healthcare industry is ranked 4th of all industries in the United States. When measuring the US healthcare compared to others, study after study continuously ranked the US in the bottom half. What exactly does that mean? Despite high spending on health care, the U.S. population has poor health.
Create Health by Eliminating Junk
To create health, you need to eliminate the junk that you have been exposed to. Gimmicks, trends, health fads and the newest and latest PILLS. It’s literally junk. Here’s a nice tid-bit of information for you. The FDA stated that 70% of all supplement companies violate agency rules. This means there is no filter for what they can create, produce and SAY to get you thinking that you will benefit from one of their potions. This is not even talking about medicine and the pills they produce, this is just the supplement industry itself. Just think, if their efficacy has such low standards, what other rules are they manipulating? They will say anything to make you think that they can “cure, heal, or fix” you.
Create Health with the Foundation First
A healthy inside creates a healthy outside. The inside we are referring to is the central nerve system (CNS). The CNS made every organ, tissue, and cell in your body. If you want to be healthy make sure your spine, which protects the CNS, is completely free of interference. It’s no secret, trend, or new fad that creating a healthy you begins with the inside first. Specific Chiropractic care does not sell you anything. Chiropractic care only enables your body to do what it is supposed to do…be healthy. #getchecked
Know Us Before You Need Us…The Misconception About Chiropractic
The First Truths
Blurred lines create the biggest misconceptions of what Chiropractic actually is. To set the record straight the very first recorded adjustment in 1895 in Davenport, Iowa was not for lower back pain or a headache. The first recorded adjustment in fact enabled a deaf individual to restore his hearing. Thus Chiropractic was born. Looking toward the spine for all disease in the body was NOT something new. Hippocrates, The Father Of Medicine, stated, “Look Well To The Spine For The Cause Of Disease.” Even American Indian hieroglyphics demonstrated ‘back-walking’. The sick would lie down and have their spines manipulated by the feet of others.
Blurred Lines Create The Misconception
The age of insurance creates and sets new demands. With the age of insurance beginning in the mid 1990’s there became an alarming rate of what they called “musculoskeletal pain.” One might say this was due to the changing lifestyle of desk jobs, diet, or just an accumulation of not taking care of ourselves. Either way, insurance companies started dictating what was necessary for the patient rather than the patient deciding for themselves. When pain would occur, Chiropractors had great results in helping patients; the insurance companies recognized this and did not like it. They would rather you get out of pain as fast as possible and never let you HEAL or ADAPT. The “quick fix” was a growing trend that was not dealing with overall health and well-being.
Education Is The Foundation To Correct The Misconception
Keep in mind that in the mid 1990’s pharmaceutical companies did not have the power they now assume. A pain reliever drug such as Tylenol was not even invented until the 1950’s and it started out just like all drugs as a prescription first. There was no such thing as walking to the gas station and buying a pain reliever over the counter. Regardless, if you use your Chiropractor as an expensive Tylenol, then you will only get Tylenol like results, aka temporary. Chiropractic is the study, art, and science of getting the sick better and keeping the healthy well. #getchecked