Lately a research article was published which touted the benefits of chiropractic care and low back pain: http://www.techtimes.com/articles/15699/20140916/chiropractic-manipulation-may-help-relieve-back-related-leg-pain.htm
I have had many people, including my mother (lol), bring this to my attention as a great, positive article on chiropractic. While it is nice that people with pain can seek and relieve some of their pain while under chiropractic care, it is not what causes me to wake up at 5 am every day to go to work. I go to work because of results like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcVP2Yzsnko
I understand that pain to the individual with pain is a big deal, however when chiropractic care has been shown to help a child that has been diagnosed with ADHD, that is when you are really making an impact: http://www.adjust4life.com/article/2587.html
A similar action would be if Mercedes Benz bragged about how their car has a windshield wiper. Sure, the windshield wipers are nice, however it doesn’t save lives like their patented “intelligent drive system”, which detects hazards in your path, and brakes for you.
There are few of us that want mediocrity in life. That is one reason why you read blogs such as this one. Watch this:
As a chiropractor, I have seen both sides of the story. The individual that wants an average life seems to think that this means stability, or safety. Thinking, “If I want to have an exceptional life, then I really need to gamble with my life.” However, I say this is guaranteed with that attitude, “If you lead a life of mediocre behaviors, health, and attitude, you are destined to never have an extraordinary life.”
Therefore, is it a gamble to try for the extraordinary? Possibly. However, never throwing your money on the table guarantees you have no chance of winning at all.
I’d like to discuss the idea of thinking inside out. I believe that most humans have the knowledge that the human body is a marvelous machine, which can accomplish some amazing things. We are taught in kinder that the brain is in control- the master control system. Later by second grade we understand the purpose of the heart and lungs, followed by a basic understanding of how muscles work. As we gain more knowledge and understanding of the human body, we naturally are in awe of what the human body is able to accomplish.
I remember vividly as a child the day that I laid back in my bed after reading an anatomy book. I was completely overwhelmed by the complexity of intrinsic processes that are ongoing within each and every one of us. I remember contemplating the efficiency of the human body. The most complex, yet efficient processes known to man, was in fact, man. Without knowing it at the time, it was at that very moment I recognized and honored the power of Innate Intelligence.
Innate intelligence is a term that chiropractors use to label the power within each and every living thing. This powerful maestro orchestrates life itself. Knowing what chemicals need to be filtered to breathe, and being able to use this polluted environment we live in at times to thrive is no small feat. This is just one example of Innate’s job.
Honoring this Innate Intelligence means trusting your body, not stressing it when not necessary, and acknowledging that you are not a random heap of materials that lives in a poorly organized fashion. You were powerfully made, and your innate intelligence needs no help. This is thinking inside-out.