By:Â Dr.Â Amy Haas
IÂ usedÂ toÂ loveÂ playingÂ with chemicals. I think it started in elementary school, when my parents gave me Chemistry Kit, though really I ended up thinking it was boring, because it didnâ€™t have
nearly enough experiments for me todo. Ah, that explains it, right?
In Chemistry 101 in high school and again in college, we were guided to perform what was called a pH titering experiment. For this experiment, we were to mix two liquids and to watch for a chemical reaction. We were given one beaker containing colored liquid, and we were instructed to add a second colorless liquid into this beaker, drop by drop. At first, nothing appeared to happen. We added drop after drop and
waited for a change, looking for something, anything to happen! And after some certain magical number of drops, the liquid in the beaker all of a sudden inexplicably changed color.
This, we were told, was the titration point â€“ the point at which you have added just enough to see a change, to make the reaction go. All of the drops added to that point were indeed important, and they were all necessary in sum to push the reaction towards happening, even if you didnâ€™t see a difference in the color of the liquid in the beaker with any of these drops. The titer point was the number of drops, the amount of liquid, that were necessary to produce the magic that was a visible chemical reaction.
You probably know where Iâ€™m going with this. Adjustments are like adding drops into the beaker of colored liquid. It takes a certain amount of adjustments to create a shift, to make a big change â€“ and that change may not happen immediately (though we all wish it would), but rather may appear to come out of nowhere, a month or two or more into your care program. In fact, however, this change does NOT come out of nowhere â€“ the shift is only possible due to the sum of the power of the adjustments you have received since starting care. This is the crux of corrective care â€“ to reach that titer point.
When will it come? I never know. I have some good clinical guesses, but some of you reach it sooner, some later. I never know on any given day, is this the one? Is this the day that we will start to tip the balance on your subluxations? Until then, I am happy to add adjustments drop by drop, because I know that once we reach critical mass, the scale will tip and your body will begin to function better than ever.
Iâ€™m so thankful for the opportunity to help you all in this way, and that each of you understands that itâ€™s not one adjustment, but rather a series of adjustments that leads to correction of a problem and permanent change. And now, Iâ€™ve given YOU a way to explain it to people who donâ€™t understand why itâ€™s important to be under corrective care! Share this information with someone you love, you never knowâ€¦ yours might be the drop that changes their world.
Dr. Amy worked with HealthSprout for approximately two years as both an intern and an associate. She practices in Nashua NH in her own practice, and has become a powerful health leader in her community. Dr. Amy came out of the “belly of the beast” having worked in the biotech field after obtaining her PhD in biochem, then doing post graduate work at Harvard. She left the high paycheck life because of her ever increasing moral and ethical concerns over the biotech industry. We thank her for occasionally writing for the Daily Sprout! Enjoy this and be well, Dr. E