This week’s newsletter features an article written by guest author Dr. Kyle Umland, Doctor of Chiropractic. In addition to being my chiropractor, he is a friend and trusted health advisor. I’ve been getting regular chiropractic adjustment for most of my adult life, and I often recommend chiropractic to my hypnotherapy clients. If you are interested in finding out what chiropractic can do for your health maintenance, I recommend you call Dr. Kyle, a very knowledgable and extremely competent chiropractor. Tell him Ted sent you.
The Power of Chiropractic
Do you brush your teeth regularly? I hope you do.
You brush those teeth so they don’t decay.
You also exercise and eat well to maintain your health.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”, so they say.
So let me ask you, what are you doing on a regular basis to take care of the most important organ in your body, your nervous system? Nothing? Well let’s change that. Your nervous system is where you live. It is where all your healing comes from.
We’ve all been taught to judge our health based on symptoms. Got a symptom? -take a drug to mask the symptom, now everything is OK, right? WRONG!
You must understand that symptoms are your body’s attempt to tell you that something is wrong. Symptoms are your friends. Your body is designed to have symptoms, so that you know when something is wrong with your body.
If you were driving down the street and the oil light lit up on your dashboard, would you ignore it? Put a piece of tape over it so you don’t have to look at it? That’s exactly what taking a drug is like. But when your engine runs out of oil then you have a BIG problem!
Much of Western medicine is about treating symptoms, not addressing the cause of the symptoms. Medicine is great for acute care but an absolute failure for chronic degenerative disease which is what 95% of what medicine is treating.
What’s sad is that as more and more people take drugs to relieve symptoms, it’s probable that more people will die an early death. If the body is telling you it’s sick by presenting a symptom, and you cover up those symptoms with drugs, then it becomes easy to ignore a sick body. I call it “Better living through chemistry!” But it’s not. Here is a chilling fact: From The Journal of the American Medical Association addressing the subject of unintended side-effects of properly prescribed, properly administered medications. The authors estimate deaths from such events to exceed 106,000 deaths per year in 1994. This makes drug reaction deaths the fourth leading cause of death in the country. That was in 1994. Imagine how many more are dying now that drug use continues to escalate. Your health should not be based on symptoms. A lot of people have no symptoms, and feel great but are not healthy. They can feel great one day and drop dead of a heart attack the next day; that was their first symptom! Magic Johnson feels and looks great but is he healthy? No, he is infected with HIV. True health is defined as your body, your total body, working at 100% function, and 100% of the time. So if it is obvious that taking drugs won’t make you healthy, what is the answer to achieving health?
The answer is to take care of the cause of the symptoms and to help your body heal itself. All healing starts in the nervous system. That’s what the power of chiropractic is all about.
Chiropractic is powerful because you live inside your nervous system. Long before you get cancer, heart disease, long before you get any kind of a disease process manifesting as a symptom, the blueprint for that disease process is always created in the nervous system. This interference to the nervous system comes from stress, particularly emotional stress. How many of us have any stress in our lives on a regular basis? All of us. So it is vital to get adjusted regularly to clear this interference.
If you were, God forbid, diagnosed with cancer today, consider that you didn’t get cancer yesterday or last week or the week before or the year before. The origins of this cancer may have started years ago. You don’t go from perfect health one day to perfect death the next day. Something breaks down in your body.
When you get an adjustment it changes the patterning of the nervous system. That’s what makes chiropractic powerful. If you have a strong nervous system, (and I believe that the only way you get a strong nervous system is by seeing a chiropractor regularly) your body will maintain and heal itself. If you get your neck adjusted and your headaches go away, well that’s a great side effect of chiropractic. But if you get your neck adjusted and the nerve channels open up and the blueprint for the cancer that was going to come out in your physical body five years from now is eliminated, what’s that worth? It’s priceless.
Here’s another reason chiropractic is powerful: if you have a strong nervous system, then you have a strong immune system. The immune system is the end organ of the nervous system. That’s why seeing a chiropractor regularly is the one of the smartest things you can do to add years to your life and life to your years.
Chiropractic doesn’t heal you, you heal yourself. The adjustment takes away interference from the nervous system which “turns on” your healing power.
With regular chiropractic adjustments, you’re not making a decision about today’s back pain, headaches etc. You’re making a decision on where you want to be in 10, 15, 20, or 30 years from now.
Do you want to be alive and enjoying life with your friends and family years from now? Going out, traveling, playing sports, having fun? Or do you want to be laid up in some hospital or nursing home, or even worse, pushing up daisies at the cemetery?
My work as a Chiropractor is not to get you out of back pain. (although it is a great side effect – most of the time your pain will get better!) My job is to keep you from being a customer over at the hospital. My job as a Chiropractor is to teach you about your body and keep you alive. As your Chiropractor, my job is to help you live long and strong!
I’m not trying to scare you but I’ve got to tell you the truth. You can read this article and choose not to make chiropractic a part of your lifestyle or even explore the possibility. However, stress, toxins in the air, water and food, and the degenerative process of aging will take their toll on your body and possibly overwhelm its ability to heal itself. If your nervous system and immune system are not on full power, well, let’s just say I wouldn’t want you to look back 10 years from now and say, “I should have made chiropractic a part of my lifestyle.”
Please help me in my mission to change the world one person at a time. Getting regular adjustments will reconnect body, mind and spirit and increase your health and vitality. By helping people get healthy and off drugs we will make the world a better place to live for all of us. Share this information with your friends and loved ones and start getting adjusted!
Yours for health,
Kyle Umland, D.C.