Be Proactive — Choose Well Being

Chiropractic promotes proactive well-being care and life style for the entire family to ensure a greater expression of our inborn potential.

This translates into better health and vitality, greater ability to adapt, heal, grow and evolve as a human being.

The primary clientele of Vitalistic Chiropractors are infants, babies, children, pregnant women and entire families.

Of course people from all walks of life are also welcome. Since there is a biological resonance between family members, everyone benefits from proactive chiropractic care.
In reality health is not an individualistic process it is a community endeavor.

The chiropractic spinal adjustment is a means to access the nerve system in order to release life force, free stuck patterns, integrate past experiences, release stress and improve physiology.

It returns to our body the potential to heal, adapt and express life fully.
As Vitalistic Chiropractors we hold a vision of a healthier humanity.

Chiropractic is truly “The Cousteau Society” of the internal environment.
It promotes respect for the human body and upholds the sanctity of the bio-ecolgy of all the systems, organs, tissues and cells of the body.
It recognizes that there is a time and place for medicine, life sustaining medications, pain killers when untrackable suffering is present and surgery when limitation of time and matter shows up.

Yet chiropractic also promotes a ‘chiropractic first, medicine second, surgery last’ philosophy.
Being pro-active in taking care of ourselves insures that our body will take care of us.

The Importance of the Neuro-Spinal System

The nervous system is by far the most important system of our body; more important even than our genes in controlling our physiology.

It is the medium used to transfer Life Force, encoded with information, in the form of mental impulses, from the brain cells to the tissue cells. It is the wiring system of our being through which the brain controls body function and human electricity  flows.
The spine houses and protects the spinal cord, which is the information highway of our being. The two are ‘married’ to one another; when one moves, so does the other.

The functional integrity of the spinal cord is directly dependent on the functional integrity of the spine. The spinal column is not only the “health key board” of our body but also its support structure; just like the “spine” of a building.
The spine is our back, which is what is behind us: our past! The spine harbors all the past experiences we could not properly integrate.

It is also where we carry everything that we do not want the world to see. It is where we store our “baggage” and our stresses.
Popular expressions such as ‘my boss is on my back’, ‘what a pain in the neck this project is’, ‘she carries the weight of the world on her shoulders’ or ‘this is a pain in the butt’ all embody the reality of where we store stress. Many past patterns that no longer serves us lay stagnant, stuck there, affecting our being and physiology.

When released a new physiology emerges, a new quality of life is available, a new “you” unfolds, healing is possible.
The chiropractic adjustment’s impact on one’s being is greater than meets the eye.

From Antiquated to Emerging…

The Antiquated paradigm:

  • The universe is a clock.

  • The body is a machine or a pile of bio-chemicals.

  • The body is equal to the sum of its parts.

  • By reducing the body to its smallest part and studying them we can know the body.

  •  The body is a closed system separated from the environment.

  • Healing is linear, predictable and time sensitive.

  • The nerve system and genes control our biology.

  • The germ theory is the dominant factor in infectious diseases.

  • The body and its behavior can be anticipated or prognosed.

  • ‘Treatment’ plan can be preset for any person or condition.

  • Human beings are just a piece of meat. Mind, body and spirit are separate.

  • Symptoms are a valuable gauge to determine our state of health or sickness.

  • The disappearance of symptoms does ascertain that healing is completed.

  • Diseases are an actual entity. Dis-ease is not recognized.

  • The presence of symptoms equals lack of health.

  • The body is symmetrical and static.

  • Beliefs are inconsequential in determining health.

  • The mind and body are separated from spirit.

  • The more information we have the more we know.

  • Pain is monitored as a gauge for healing and progress.

  • Preventive medicical check-ups improves human health.

Symptom, sickness and disease suppression and crisis care is a failing and dying model. It does have value in emergency medicine and repair from injuries and traumas. It is valuable in providing pain control, and in prolonging life in chronic and degenerative illnesses.
But the overall result has been that we have more diseases and sicknesses that ever before.

The emerging paradigm:

  • The Universe is organized chaos. A great order is a great disorder and a great disorder is a great order; those two things are the same. There is an organizing matrix or intelligence underlying the entire universe. It is called the Unified Field, the Field of All Possibilities, the Plenum, the Field of Potentiality, the Explicit and Implicit order, Universal Intelligence, God.

  • The mind-body connection can only happen when there is Life Force carrying the data from the mind. Life force is spirit, which is light in the body.

  • Life is necessarily the union of Intelligence, matter and Force in the Triune of Life.

  •  The language of Life is Energy encoded with information

  • Light encoded with information is the language of life. Science tells us that in every speck of matter/energy resides in a holographic form the knowledge for the creation of the entire universe including a human being. This infinite well of knowledge sends messages everywhere in the body via life force or light, to manifest life

  • The human body is a multidimensional organism made of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual components interacting within a social, cultural and universal environment and a belief system It is more than the sum of its parts

  • The human being is an open dynamic system receiving an infinite amount of input from the outside world and expressing an infinite amount of output from within, while maintaining a dynamic homeostasis. As such, it can only be addressed anew every moment. The person we took care of yesterday has little to do with the same named person returning two days later

  • The belief system is as real and as powerful, if not more powerful, than any other system of the body from Nerve system to Cardiovascular system. What we hold in the mind tends to manifest in the physical body.

  • The body is connected to all other biological systems and the universe. Our Health and Wellbeing is non-local and collective.

  • Wellness is a dynamic equilibrium between health and disease.

  • At the deepest level the body is a micro-cosmos. Just as we cannot intellectually control the macro-cosmos, we are incapable of directing the workings of a single cell within our own body; let alone orchestrate the dazzling biochemical dance performed by 75 trillions cells insomeone else’s body

  • The more we know the more we realize we do not know. We gain reverence for the Unknown Innate Intelligence within.

  • The human body responds to the law of adaptation and gravity not symmetry. It is pattern in an infinitely complex way that takes into consideration being either left or right dominant in brain, ear, eye, head, hand, hip, leg or foot. Spinal muscles alone have a contraction-expansion capacity  of 16.7 millions possibilities. This means that determining shoulder, pelvis heights, head tilt, leg length and many other ‘out of alignment’ calculations are ludicrous. The human body, being the ‘housing’ of the mental, emotional and spiritual, is an open complex dynamic system. As such it is unpredictable. It cannot be forecasted, predicted or prognosed.

  • The human body is living clay, dynamic and malleable. It can change and transform

  • Biological healing is cellular replacement. It requires life force or light to take place. It is creation & recreation.

  • Biological healing is quite different from fixing, curing or core healing

  • Biological healing transcends the linear-time-upward progress schedule. It is affected by many cycles. It is non-linear. It can spiral up or down with a general trend upward over time. It can be instantaneous as in spontaneous remission. As a rule it can usually not be felt from moment to moment. It can however be recognized with retrospection.

  • Symptoms are messages from the body that in most instances must be listened to rather than suppressed. There are healing, cleansing, and adaptive symptoms, messages to change and/or pathological symptoms

  • Healing mostly goes beyond the disappearance of symptoms. Symptoms are the last to come and first to go

  • Pain is not necessarily a valuable/reliable gauge to determine progress.

  • Diseases are the result of dis-ease/mal-function over time, lack of tissue resistance or excessive environmental stresses stored over time

  • The resistance of the host is the dominant factor in dealing with germs

  • The belief system is as real and powerful as any other system of the body. Our beliefs, thoughts and emotions affect and control our biology.

  • It is the life force flowing through the nerve system that controls the body and activates the genetic make-up. A corpse has a nerve system and genes, yet it is not alive.

  • The essential factors in being a ‘facilitator of healing’ are ‘not knowing,’ love, present time consciousness, and no attachment to the outcome. Not ‘knowing or labeling’ what the person is experiencing allows the field of all possibility to remain unstained, because the observer affects the observed. Diagnosis collapses the field in both the practitioner and the person receiving care

  • In fixing or curing, diagnosis is important and the other factors of healing are not as relevant. Actually, attachment to the outcome is paramount.

Proactive care and life style is the emerging model for humanity’s health and wellbeing.

A Dying Dinosaur

There is no doubt that a new consciousness, coming from a grass roots movement and supported by what is probably the most conservative body of scholars and physicists, has changed our view of the world.

The new physics with the Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics is shaking the old worldview and is reshaping society on all levels.

Because of it, the established Medical Newtonian Mechanistic Crisis Driven approach to health is a dying dinosaur plagued by a crisis in economics, public confidence, poor quality of life and by a growing number of internal dissidents.

Headed by Dr. Mendelsohn, M.D. author of Confessions of a Medical Heretic, Bernie Siegel, M.D., Larry Dosset, M.D., Deepak Chopra, M.D., to name a few, the rank of medical doctors opposed to conventional, traditional medical practice is growing. Today there is an increased reluctance among medical doctors to prescribe medications, perform surgery and expose the public indiscriminately to antibiotics and X-ray radiation.

It is a matter of fact that the medical geniuses of today are the ones who do not prescribe medication and find alternatives to conventional approaches.

Most talk shows today host doctors and pediatricians who openly take a stand against the overuse of medication, antibiotics and routine procedures they find unnecessary.

Even the New England Journal of Medicine, the most prestigious medical publication, stated: “Unnecessary surgeries are routine procedures.”

This is not to be interpreted as stating that there is no value to Medicine.

To the contrary Medicine has enormous contribution to be proud of. It shines in emergency care, first aid, crisis intervention and repairs.

There is a time and place for medical care. Yet, today, it is widely misused, overused and abused.

The mechanistic individualistic approach to health is changing to a vitalistic holistic framework.

Since its birth in 1895, Chiropractic has been at the forefront of the vitalistic movement. The principles, premises and tenets of the chiropractic philosophy have become the “gospel” of the new emerging vitalistic health paradigm.

Maintaining body function and balance is quickly presiding over crisis care.

Giving regular attention to the neurospinal axis – the spine, spinal cord, nerve root system – is paramount in establishing proper body function and performance. Proactive wellness care is the catch phrase of today.

Insuring a full life expression overrides needless concern for symptoms, which are mostly “weather fluctuations” that come and go-in the overall “weather pattern” of the body.

Understanding that sickness and disease are messages to grow and change our behavior and lifestyle is prevalent.

Taking ownership of one’s life and health an emerging responsibility.

Finally, the recognition that health is the uninterrupted flow of bio-energy between the brain, where it is produced and the body, where it is expressed is becoming mainstream knowledge.

Chiropractic is a profession whose time has come…isn’t it time you come to it?

A Last Resort

Throughout my years of schooling it never occurred to me that the adjustment of a vertebral subluxation could be a matter of life and death.

I understood the theoretical model of subluxation. I saw the logical
detrimental effect of subluxation on the physiology of the body.

Common sense dictated that the adjustment was designed to assist the body in correcting subluxation leading to a beneficial physiological response.

But a life and death situation was a little too far fetched.

Years later two significant events changed my views and my chiropractic life forever.

In 1985 we built a new contemporary home in Bucks County Pennsylvania. It was a posts and beams house with 72 large glass windows.

We moved in early March. The weather was still cold; we spent most of our
available time decorating and unpacking. From time to time we heard a loud “Phunt”. We had no idea what the noise was; I thought it was the house settling down, a common phenomena of new construction.

Then, in April, the weather changed and we stepped outside. Dead birds laid all around our new home.

I quickly reasoned that the birds saw the reflection of the landscape in the windows and flew right into them to their death. We were horrified.

The summer went by without a single “Phunt”.

Then, in the fall, with the return of the lower angle of the sun and the glass reflecting the landscape, the “Phunts” returned. This time we were ready. As soon as we heard a “Phunt” my children and I would run outside, look around the house until we found the wounded bird. Invariably a bird would be laying on its side at the bottom of a glass window, its wing folded, its claws clinched on themselves, eye blinking and head twisted to one side or another.

It did not take a genius to conclude that the bird had flown straight into the window beak first.

On impact the beak had turned right or left, up or down, instantaneously twisting the neck and subluxating the cervical spine.

I took the first bird I found, held it in my hands, holding its body above the wings with my left hand; gently I took its head in my right fingers and in a quick and brisk motion adjusted the bird’s neck into and slightly beyond the midline. A clear and loud audible came out. I held the bird in my open palm and soon it flew away!

In the eyes of my two young children I became an instant hero, some kind of legendary figure they thought only existed in fiction books!

For the following eight years that we lived in that house we never lost a bird as long as we were home when they hit the windows.

One day, while I was away, my daughter Tanya, who was ten at the time, rescued a hawk that had flown into the kitchen glass door. The hawk was lying on the deck with two bluejays diving for the kill.

Tanya took the hawk and “monkeyed” what she had witnessed me doing numerous times. She adjusted the bird’s neck and it too flew away!

For those birds, the chiropractic adjustment was indeed a matter of life and death. Without adjustment they soon became decaying carcasses.

A few years later on the night before Thanksgiving, I received a phone call at home from Joan, an older women, who was receiving Chiropractic service in my office. Joan very respectfully asked me if I could go see her dying daughter who was in a special unit of Point Pleasant Hospital in New Jersey.

I told her I would. Thanksgiving morning I woke up and prayed. My wife Jane and I drove two hours to Point Pleasant Hospital. Since I had no license in New Jersey, we decided to present ourselves as family.

We entered the young women’s room and stood by her bed.

She was asleep, pale, emaciated, hooked to lVs and monitoring devices. Within minutes a nurse stormed into the room; with a loud irritated voice she ordered us out. The room was not to be entered without first going through a SAS, a room where we scrubbed, got disinfected and dressed in full surgical clothing.

We reentered the sick women’s room incognito, hiding behind our masks. Through all the commotion she had awaken. Upon seeing Jane and I she uttered with anger: “What do you want?” I replied: “What do YOU want?” She said: “I don’t want to die”.

I introduced Jane and myself, told her I came at the request of her mother, that I was a chiropractor, that I would palpate her neck which was the only accessible part of her body I could touch and adjust her if needed. She did not reply.

I palpated her neck, felt her Axis as an entire segment left. In a flash an impulse passed through me and my hands delivered the adjustment. “You are fired!” She yelled out.

So I was fired on the spot and left the hospital to drive home for Thanksgiving dinner.

The following Thursday evening, I had my chiropractic bi-monthly talk in my office.

The first person who walked in was this women! She had been released from the hospital. I then learned that she was a prostitute, an IV drug user and had been dying of AIDS. I did not heal this women. I was just an instrument for her own healing.

But when a person is asked “what do you want”, and they reply: “I do not want to die”,

I figured they are below 50% life force, they have lost the will to live.

After the adjustment she wanted to live. The adjustment released enough life force that she was now above 50%, wanting to live. To this women the adjustment was a matter of life and death.

These experiences totally changed my chiropractic life. I suddenly became aware of the awesome power that we were entrusted with. I realized that whether we are faced with an imminent life and death situation, as for the birds and this woman, or with the slow and progressive effects of life force being cut off by subluxation in daily practice, we are still dealing with life and death.

This is an intense responsibility for any chiropractor once the awareness has been gained. It became clear to me that I had not been trained with sufficient intensity to handle such a matter in spite of the fact that I knew my level of skill to be excellent. I had been teaching adjusting around the country for nearly ten years but now I was committed to take it to a new level and impact on the profession the seriousness of its responsibility.

If circus entertainers, jugglers, acrobats and contortionists train 6 to 8 hours a day for a ten minutes performance, then we had to become very serious and intense about our “Life and Death” training.

The reality of the adjustment, handling a life and death situation, raises a few questions:

•    Would we go to ourselves to get adjusted if we were in a life and death situation?
•    How much do we train between performances?
•    Should we as a profession let other unqualified health practitioners deliver “adjustments”?
•    Or should our State Boards fulfil their responsibility and go after them for practicing chiropractic without a license?

The chiropractic adjustment is life giving. It is time to honor our responsibility in delivering every adjustment as a matter of life and death.

It is time to demand from our State Boards full professional responsibility in protecting the public from untrained health practitioners. Let’s become masters at our own craft! After all it is a matter of life and death.

A Life and Death Situation

Throughout my years of schooling it never occurred to me that the adjustment of a vertebral subluxation could be a matter of life and death.

I understood the theoretical model of subluxation. I saw the logical
detrimental effect of subluxation on the physiology of the body.

Common sense dictated that the adjustment was designed to assist the body in correcting subluxation leading to a beneficial physiological response.

But a life and death situation was a little too far fetched.

Years later two significant events changed my views and my chiropractic life forever.

In 1985 we built a new contemporary home in Bucks County Pennsylvania. It was a posts and beams house with 72 large glass windows.

We moved in early March. The weather was still cold; we spent most of our
available time decorating and unpacking. From time to time we heard a loud “Phunt”. We had no idea what the noise was; I thought it was the house settling down, a common phenomena of new construction.

Then, in April, the weather changed and we stepped outside. Dead birds laid all around our new home.

I quickly reasoned that the birds saw the reflection of the landscape in the windows and flew right into them to their death. We were horrified.

The summer went by without a single “Phunt”.

Then, in the fall, with the return of the lower angle of the sun and the glass reflecting the landscape, the “Phunts” returned. This time we were ready. As soon as we heard a “Phunt” my children and I would run outside, look around the house until we found the wounded bird. Invariably a bird would be laying on its side at the bottom of a glass window, its wing folded, its claws clinched on themselves, eye blinking and head twisted to one side or another.

It did not take a genius to conclude that the bird had flown straight into the window beak first.

On impact the beak had turned right or left, up or down, instantaneously twisting the neck and subluxating the cervical spine.

I took the first bird I found, held it in my hands, holding its body above the wings with my left hand; gently I took its head in my right fingers and in a quick and brisk motion adjusted the bird’s neck into and slightly beyond the midline. A clear and loud audible came out. I held the bird in my open palm and soon it flew away!

In the eyes of my two young children I became an instant hero, some kind of legendary figure they thought only existed in fiction books!

For the following eight years that we lived in that house we never lost a bird as long as we were home when they hit the windows.

One day, while I was away, my daughter Tanya, who was ten at the time, rescued a hawk that had flown into the kitchen glass door. The hawk was lying on the deck with two bluejays diving for the kill.

Tanya took the hawk and “monkeyed” what she had witnessed me doing numerous times. She adjusted the bird’s neck and it too flew away!

For those birds, the chiropractic adjustment was indeed a matter of life and death. Without adjustment they soon became decaying carcasses.

A few years later on the night before Thanksgiving, I received a phone call at home from Joan, an older women, who was receiving Chiropractic service in my office. Joan very respectfully asked me if I could go see her dying daughter who was in a special unit of Point Pleasant Hospital in New Jersey.

I told her I would. Thanksgiving morning I woke up and prayed. My wife Jane and I drove two hours to Point Pleasant Hospital. Since I had no license in New Jersey, we decided to present ourselves as family.

We entered the young women’s room and stood by her bed.

She was asleep, pale, emaciated, hooked to lVs and monitoring devices. Within minutes a nurse stormed into the room; with a loud irritated voice she ordered us out. The room was not to be entered without first going through a SAS, a room where we scrubbed, got disinfected and dressed in full surgical clothing.

We reentered the sick women’s room incognito, hiding behind our masks. Through all the commotion she had awaken. Upon seeing Jane and I she uttered with anger: “What do you want?” I replied: “What do YOU want?” She said: “I don’t want to die”.

I introduced Jane and myself, told her I came at the request of her mother, that I was a chiropractor, that I would palpate her neck which was the only accessible part of her body I could touch and adjust her if needed. She did not reply.

I palpated her neck, felt her Axis as an entire segment left. In a flash an impulse passed through me and my hands delivered the adjustment. “You are fired!” She yelled out.

So I was fired on the spot and left the hospital to drive home for Thanksgiving dinner.

The following Thursday evening, I had my chiropractic bi-monthly talk in my office.

The first person who walked in was this women! She had been released from the hospital. I then learned that she was a prostitute, an IV drug user and had been dying of AIDS. I did not heal this women. I was just an instrument for her own healing.

But when a person is asked “what do you want”, and they reply: “I do not want to die”,

I figured they are below 50% life force, they have lost the will to live.

After the adjustment she wanted to live. The adjustment released enough life force that she was now above 50%, wanting to live. To this women the adjustment was a matter of life and death.

These experiences totally changed my chiropractic life. I suddenly became aware of the awesome power that we were entrusted with. I realized that whether we are faced with an imminent life and death situation, as for the birds and this woman, or with the slow and progressive effects of life force being cut off by subluxation in daily practice, we are still dealing with life and death.

This is an intense responsibility for any chiropractor once the awareness has been gained. It became clear to me that I had not been trained with sufficient intensity to handle such a matter in spite of the fact that I knew my level of skill to be excellent. I had been teaching adjusting around the country for nearly ten years but now I was committed to take it to a new level and impact on the profession the seriousness of its responsibility.

If circus entertainers, jugglers, acrobats and contortionists train 6 to 8 hours a day for a ten minutes performance, then we had to become very serious and intense about our “Life and Death” training.

The reality of the adjustment, handling a life and death situation, raises a few questions:

•    Would we go to ourselves to get adjusted if we were in a life and death situation?
•    How much do we train between performances?
•    Should we as a profession let other unqualified health practitioners deliver “adjustments”?
•    Or should our State Boards fulfil their responsibility and go after them for practicing chiropractic without a license?

The chiropractic adjustment is life giving. It is time to honor our responsibility in delivering every adjustment as a matter of life and death.

It is time to demand from our State Boards full professional responsibility in protecting the public from untrained health practitioners. Let’s become masters at our own craft! After all it is a matter of life and death.

AIDS. Another View. Prevention.

The recent emergence of AIDS and other immune deficiency diseases is disrupting our society at all levels.

Families are torn apart, children are ostracized in schools, employees are fired from work, churches deny services to targeted groups, insurance companies refuse to provide coverage and righteous people are quick to point the finger at the cause of this new evil.

Everyone wants to hide and escape from this monster, this elusive virus.

There is little doubt that a virus is associated with AIDS and other immune deficiency diseases.

But have we lost sight of the fact that the resistance of the host is paramount in health and in sickness?

No amount of virus or bacteria would cause a strong and healthy individual, a person with a high body resistance, to succumb to the disease.

Virologists recognize that about 3500 viruses live in our bodies on a regular basis. Most of the time we are not even aware of them.

We must ask ourselves if people are sick because they have the virus present in pneumonia, cancer or AIDS or if these viruses are causing trouble because they were sick in the first place.

To say that cancer causes people to be sick is like saying that flies bring garbage.

It is when people have abused themselves through destructive lifestyle, excessive stress, chronic suppression of symptoms and longterm malfunction that their resistance is low and they can no longer overcome the intruders.

The constant abuse, misuse and overuse of drugs, medications and antibiotics can weaken people’s immune systems making them vulnerable to breakdowns and illnesses.

Chronic malnutrition as seen in Africa is also a known cause of immune system breakdown which can lead to AIDS.

The answer to this new threat as well as to all diseases is to stay healthy in the first place.

Chiropractic focuses essentially on preserving good health by freeing the Life Force that is choked off by spinal subluxations and by teaching people about healthy life style, wellness and the laws of life.

A recent research program undertaken by the Preventative Medicine Institute of the Strang Clinic in New York revealed that healthy people under regular chiropractic care have an immune index 400 times higher than healthy people not under chiropractic care.

Healthy people being “people who eat properly, exercise regularly and live clean lifestyles”.

There is no greater cure than prevention. Maybe it’s time to join the millions of people who enjoy better health through regular chiropractic care.

That is a commitment you must make to yourself and to your health. Aren’t you worth it?

AMA Recognizes Chiropractic

With the recent recognition of Chiropractic by the American Medical Association, clarification on terminology and purpose is needed.

It is my experience that the public is thoroughly confused as to what Chiropractic is and does.

To eliminate any misunderstanding let’s make perfectly clear that Chiropractic and Medicine are two separate and distinct professions.

Medicine deals strictly with sickness and disease whereas Chiropractic deals with the restoration, maintenance and enhancement of health.

So at the one end of the spectrum we have Medicine which along with the pharmaceutical companies constitute a sickness and disease management industry. At the other end of the spectrum we have Chiropractic which invests itself exclusively in restoring and maintaining normal function and health.

Medicine care for the ill is based on pathology, medication and surgery. It focuses on ways to either suppress symptoms or to stimulate or inhibit effects.

Chiropractic care is based on health, correction of cause, proper function, purification and cooperation with natural processes.

Where you need to be sick to utilize Medicine, you do not need and preferably you should not be ill to undertake Chiropractic care. Where Medicine studies disease processes. Chiropractic studies health and living processes.

Where Medicine is at war to fight, attack, bombard, destroy, eliminate, eradicate bacteria, microbe, virus and disease, Chiropractic recognizes that a harmonious symbiotic relationship with our environment is possible, by allowing the body to function properly and adapt within the framework of nature’s laws.

Where Medicine fights disease, Chiropractic turns on life.

As much as there is a time and place for Medicine, there is a time and place for Chiropractic. Anyone denying this is fanatical and dogmatic.

Today Medicine is abused, misused and overused: countless unnecessary surgeries are performed every year and hundredths of thousands of live could be saved by carving out the use of prescription medications and over the counter drugs.

Where Medicine shines is in the arena of emergency, first aid and crisis care.

Chiropractic is misused and underused by many as well, frequently used as a last resort when it should be first choice.

Common sense dictates that the sequence of care needs to be from the least invasive to the most invasive.

So, Chiropractic first, Medicine second and surgery last.

In conclusion both professions are fully separate and distinct in principle, reasoning and method of practice.

One is not exclusive of the other. Mutual respect is needed.

An Ecological Responsibility

In the last few decades there has been a growing worldwide interest in the preservation of the external environment.

The Cousteau Society along with the Greenpeace movement and many other organizations gained support from millions of private citizens as well as thousands of corporations throughout the world.

This ecological revolution has been joined and supported by many governments who took steps to regulate the dumping of toxic wastes, to control the storage of radioactive materials and to clean up the air we breathe and the water we drink.

As a practitioner of positive health care this recent drive to restore a healthy sane external environment has been exciting to watch. There is no doubt that this ecological trend wll have a positive impact on the health and well being of every living species on the face of our planet.

In the meantime all this ecological progress will become meaningless unless we start immediately a massive clean up of our own internal environment.

The human organism, it’s blood, genetic make-up and body parts has become dangerously toxic due to the constant influx and downpour of over the counter drugs and prescribed medications, not withstanding abusive exposure to cancer causing x-rays and radiopharmaceuticals.

We have learned through our own mistakes that nature need no help, just no interference, that even advanced technology cannot improve upon the natural balance of life.

We must start to relearn that the human body is a marvel of creation that has to be understood ecologically.

The human body can and does express health if we treat it properly, if we remove interference to its functioning and respect the laws of life.

Health care, true positive health care, means taking care of our health while well. It means doing something positive for ourself on a regular basis while in a state of biological balance or homeostasis.

It means minimizing the influx of negative destructive behavior so as to keep our “health bank account” on the positive side of zero.

It means seeking a true and deep understanding of those “weather fluctuation” we call symptoms so as to stop interfering with the body’s inner processes.

It is in seeking true positive proactive health practices, in opposition to emergency symptoms, sickness and disease care, that we can contribute to the cleaning up of our own internal environment.

As adults and parents we have a responsibility to ensure and preserve the continuation of the human race.

By reconsidering and rethinking the way we take care of our body and health, by evolving from being “crisis oriented” to become seeker of true positive proactive health care, we can forever cast in stone the work of Jean-Jacques Cousteau, of the new Greenpeace director Richard Grossman and all of those who dedicate their lives to clean up the world in which we live.

The Health of the earth begins within ourselves!
The chiropractic profession has been the leader in the internal ecological movement for over 120 years.