September 28, 2017
Adventures of A Chiropractic Intern
I recently saw an article in Popular Science entitled “Body, heal thyself” and thought great, finally a health story that doesn’t involve the next miracle drug or surgery. Oh, how wrong I was. The article portrays the human body as “frail” and how it has “relied on creative intervention to survive.” Humans as we know them have been around for 200,000 years and modern medicine’s creative interventions didn’t start until the mid-1800’s. So how frail are we if we made it that long without pills, potions and surgeries?
In the article, the author refers to how scientists are learning how to supercharge our immune systems, increase protective microbes and tweak genes to enhance our natural defenses and self-repairing mechanisms. Why?
Chiropractic has always viewed the body as a self-healing and self-regulating organism. If the body isn’t self-healing or self-regulating, something must be interfering with that natural process. That “something” could be a subluxation, insufficient vital nutrients and/or toxic chemicals just to name a few. We don’t need medicine to supercharge or tweak us, we need to take a long hard look at our lifestyles; how we eat, move and think. Inside every one of us is a doctor with 200,000 years of experience just waiting to take care of us, we just need to treat ourselves better and stop mucking up the system that has kept us not only surviving, but thriving (up until recent history) on planet earth for thousands of years.
Dr. Todd Bauer