Learning From Hippocrates – 3 Truths That Survive Time
# 1 The Patient Vs The Disease
Hippocrates was basically the first known guru of studying health and what causes someone to be healthy. They say he is the father of medicine because of the people he was able to help. Contrary to popular belief, the word “medicine” back in the day also was focused on “Prevention.” Nowadays, medicine is associated with disease, diagnosis, and treatment. Hippo actually was in charge of a school, and their philosophy on how to help somebody was centered around the patient. Hioppcrates’ rival was another school called Cnidus. Cnidus was ran by a man called Euryphon who’s focus was on treating the disease rather than the patient.
# 2 Look Towards The Spine For The Cause
These two viewpoints on helping people: one focusing on the patient and the other focusing on the disease, have been around for a long time. This is nothing new. Hippocrates said “Look well to the spine for the cause of disease.” He taught that to cure disease the cause must be sought and removed. The physical representation (signs and symptoms) of disease in the body is always directly or indirectly related to the spine. Subluxations limit the body from healing by not supplying adaptive forces to trigger a healing response. Subluxation irritate a nerve fiber and nobody likes to be irritated. Whenever a nerve becomes irritated, the body cannot function correctly.
# 3 Hippocrates: Nature Must Heal
Hippocrates taught us that nature must do the healing. Once again, this is not something that is new. Hippo, writing numerous books, even wrote one called Manipulation and Importance to Good Health. It is interesting to note that during this time another man called Herodicus, who was deemed the first great drug-less healer, was also helping people. Herodicus claim to this world was curing diseases by correcting spinal abnormalities. It is paramount to understand that chiropractic isn’t some new fad or trend. It has survived the test of time and will continue to do so. Chiropractic is the study of health and what causes someone to live…simple.