I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what I’ve been doing as a CHIROPRACTOR and why I got into CHIROPRACTIC. My passion is natural (holistic, alternative, functional, integrative) medicine and that love, and pursuit for knowledge, has pulled me away from my roots, chiropractic, and now I’m going back. I’m not giving up natural medicine or changing my practice format, I’m just going to be applying more chiropractic philosophy within my practice.
I received my first chiropractic adjustment at nine years of age, due to my terrible migraine headaches – nothing else ever helped. Chiropractic got rid of those headaches. Since that first adjustment I’ve had 1000’s over the years. I will continue to receive them, weekly, until the day LIFE leaves my body. I adjust my wife and 11 year old daughter weekly as well. Maile has been adjusted at least 1x/week since the day she was born, that’s around 600 adjustments. Maile has never had more then a runny nose and/or mild cough in 11 years of life, and was never immunized.
I’m sending you this e-mail to share a profound piece of writing from the son of the ‘Founder of Chiropractic’, D.D. Palmer. B.J. Palmer is known as the ‘Developer of Chiropractic’ and in his own right was one of the most brilliant men to have lived.
Disclaimer: The essay below may not be palatable to everyone and I understand that. Please take it for what it is, a personal viewpoint by a man who was passionate about something, and that something was chiropractic and helping his fellow man. Also, there is a time and place for modern medicine, I am fully aware of that fact, but that place should be reserved only in times of life or death, not a sniffle or sore throat. Marcus Ettinger, DC
WE CHIROPRACTORS work with the subtle substance of the soul. We release the prisoned impulse, the tiny rivulet of force that emanates from the mind and flows over the nerves to the cells and stirs them into life.
We deal with the magic power that transforms common food into living, loving, thinking clay; that robes the earth with beauty, and hues and scents the flowers with the glory of the air.
In the dim, dark, distant long ago, when the sun first bowed to the morning star, this power spoke and there was life; it quickened the slime of the sea and the dust of the earth and drove the cell to union with its fellows in countless living forms.
Through eons of time it finned the fish and winged the bird and fanged the beast. Endlessly it worked, evolving its forms until it produced the crowning glory of them all.
With tireless energy it blows the bubble of each individual life and then silently, relentlessly dissolves the form, and absorbs the spirit into itself again.
And yet you ask, “Can Chiropractic cure appendicitis or the ‘flu’?”
Have you more faith in a knife or a spoonful of medicine than in the Innate power that animates the internal living world ?