ACUPUNCTURE! YOGA! WHAT’S NEXT?
In my 20 years of practice I have painfully observed my beloved
profession heading steadily toward eastern mysticism, new age, and
occult philosophies and practices.
I feel saddened and angered that our grand and distinguished
science of healing is rapidly becoming bastardized with these
quasi-science modalities. When patients tell me they’ve been to other chiropractors
that have read their auras, told them to sit under pyramids, advised
them to have psychic readings, or have said that their problems are
the result of bad karma, I feel both disgust and anger at the sheer
buffoonery of such advice. Need
we visit the garbage dump to dig up worthless methods when we already
have one of the greatest gifts given to humanity – the ability to
correct structural disrelationships and to improve nervous system
function with our hands?
I have tried to
understand what leads my fellow chiropractors to become involved in
such activities. I have
deduced that there are two main reasons chiropractors fall into occult
No Results –
Many chiropractors are just not getting sick people well, so they
start looking at other areas of the healing arts. Unfortunately, however, the main reason chiropractors don’t
get results is because their technique is not correcting subluxations,
but merely manipulating the spine.
Many ancient civilizations used manipulative therapies, yet if
a subluxation was corrected then, it was by accident.
Cervical breaks and lumbar rolls, both involved in
manipulation, lock subluxations tighter and produce micro trauma to
ligaments and muscles. Anyone
who has been in practice for a number of years can tell you that the
worst spines in the world are those who have received years of
cervical breaks and lumbar rolls. Find a good specific technique that doesn’t torque and
twist the spine. I was
fortunate, and was introduced to upper cervical specific and Pierce-Stillwagon
while still in college.
Why not adjust the spine instead of relying upon manipulation?
That gets positive results.
Your patients don’t want you to be their guru, or to tell
them that their “qi” is low.
They want to get well naturally, without the hocus-pocus.
No wonder chiropractic has such a stigma still attached to it.
The medics are laughing at us!
A séance communicating with D.D. Palmer?
The reason the medical profession has such esteem in
patients’ minds is that at least they draw the line somewhere.
Where is our line?
Think about it.
Goes – The second reason I believe chiropractors fall into
occult practices is because they start going so deep into alternative
healing philosophies that they consider any alternative
“Alternative” doesn’t mean “anything goes.”
It just means healing “without drugs or surgery.”
is the best time to be a chiropractor; patients are more open-minded
about natural therapies than ever, so why do we need to pollute
chiropractic with magic, traditional Chinese medicine, and other
secret and mysterious practices?
The old adage is still true that “if you don’t stand for
something, you’ll fall for anything.” Enough said.
this article in the forum