Dr. Mercola has a recent article and video published on the wellness value of chiropractic care. Good Chiropractic care. Unlike 90% of what is provided by chiropractors everywhere. Chiropractic care focused on the value of a nerve talking to an organ, not a back feeling no pain. The reason why the former is more important, is that when you focus on the cause as the primary effort of care, then the latter won’t happen in individuals caught early enough.
His article starts:
Many are confused about the benefits and value of chiropractic treatment. According to Dr. Billy DeMoss, a chiropractor with a practice in Newport Beach, who believes chiropractic is vastly underutilized.
He’s also the founder Cal Jam, one of the largest chiropractic teaching events in the world. I will have the privilege of speaking there later this year. Many will only consider chiropractic when they have back or neck pain, but its scope actually goes far beyond that.
Chiropractic as Preventive Medicine
“Healthcare is really about doing everything you can to get the body back in alignment, not only chemically but also spiritually and mentally.
Where I think chiropractic shines is that we address the cause of the problem. Somebody might have high blood pressure. Their high blood pressure is not due to the fact that they [lack] high blood pressure medication.
Your child might have asthma, but it’s not because he’s got a shortage of albuterol; an ear infection is not a shortage of amoxicillin. Those things have their place in a crisis situation. But [chiropractors] don’t look at the symptoms; we look at what caused the symptoms.
Many times if there’s nerve interference lowering the expression and function of organs, it can contribute to the body not functioning at 100 percent, which leaves it more susceptible to, as we in chiropractic say, ‘Dis-Ease’ and then the body becomes sick or symptomatic.
What we like to do is look at the individual holistically and see what’s going on with their nervous system.”
How Children Can Benefit From Chiropractic
A large portion of DeMoss’ patients are children. They don’t come in for pain issues, but rather your typical childhood problems such as earaches, allergies, and asthma, for example.
“Children are healing machines. As long as you get things properly lined up, their metabolism and capacity to heal is in there,” he says.“Sometimes you need to do more than cleaning up the diet and adjusting it.
Sometimes they need to be detoxified, whether it was from some type of possible toxic vaccine or from eating toxic foods. You’ve got glyphosate from GMOs …. preservatives … food colorings and additives … bromines.
You’ve got all these different things that can contribute to lowering the vibration of that patient’s healing potential, i.e. children …
It’s sad because I’ll see kids that come to me and it’s the same story over and over. It’s like, ‘He’s on his 12th round of antibiotics,’ and I’m thinking to myself, ‘Why would you continue to do something if it didn’t work the first, second, third, or even fourth time? Why do you keep doing it?’
I’ve never taken an antibiotic. I’m fortunate. I wouldn’t take it unless I was on my death bed. The microbiome has become a hot topic lately. I’ve always known about that … When you just indiscriminately use an antibiotic … you’re destroying part of your … immune function.
The more antibiotics these kids take, the weaker their immune systems and the worse the symptoms get. That’s what I do as a chiropractor. I’m really good about adjusting. But I’m really an articulate teacher. I make it so that people can understand it.”
The article goes into more detail on different topics, including the reason why chiropractors are not made equally. An area that I am passionate about. Relief care chiropractors can earn good livings, churning the insurance machine charging for any modality that pays well, providing temporary relief, but this situation allows for patients to “think” they are well, while quiet degeneration occurs that could have been prevented.
I had a patient not long ago that came in after a few years with a local relief chiropractor. She had an x-ray of her neck from the first year, but no re-check. I found that her atlas had slowly been moved further and further out of alignment until her brain stem was compromised. Over the next two years, I was able to get it back to normal. Evidenced over a series of five x-rays. Necessary follow ups to know how to change the adjustment, how to address the atlas correctly and how to make sure she was on the path to greater health.
Help those you love choose chiropractic first, but help them choose correctly. If they aren’t in the area, they could use www.maximizedliving.com as a starting place.
Be blessed and Be well! – Dr. E