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The Doctor Business Makes Me Sick… It Makes YOU sick, too!

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on April 11, 2010

I talked with a lady yesterday whose son is suffering from a seizure disorder.  The doctors have come up with some exotic name for the problem.  But the long and short of it is that the boy has a problem and they don’t know what to do.

Apparently, his seizures started about two years ago.  In that time, both the strength and amount of drugs being administered this child has steadily increased to the point that he can no longer function normally in school.   As a result, his mom is no longer able to hold a steady teaching job and his older brother has started exhibiting signs of being OCD.  In her search for something that might help her son’s suffering, she ran across one of my videos on YouTube and called a chiropractor near her home for help.

Now, I know firsthand that chiropractic care can help seizure disorders.  And, I recommend anyone diagnosed with epilepsy consult with a chiropractor.  While I’m glad she sought a chiropractor, I’m not so sure SHE was glad.  Sure, she liked the chiropractor.  But having never gone to a chiropractor before, she was somewhat taken aback by the amount and cost of the care recommended.  She was also taken aback by the doctor’s insistence that the entire family get under care.

Don’t get me wrong.  I AM a family wellness chiropractor and I DO recommend lifetime wellness care for the whole family.  However, I DON’T like the practice of scaring people into ANYTHING!   It’s THAT, specifically, that has made this little boy sicker and is destroying his family’s health and finances.

The “Doctor Business” has done more to make America weak and its citizens sick than anything else I know.  The fear of disease and infirmity costs us TRILLIONS of dollars in terms of medical insurance, doctor and hospital bills, malpractice lawsuits, defensive medicine, productivity and taxes.  It REALLY is time for a change.

IF chiropractors REALLY believed what we say about health and wellness, we would talk about the power of living things, especially humans, to be healthy, whole and vital from cradle to grave.  Instead, we tend to focus on the lessening effect of that thing called a “vertebral subluxation”.  Certainly, subluxations DO diminish normal function.  But a chiropractor scaring someone at a spinal screening is no different than an MD pushing blood pressure drugs simply because someone’s blood pressure reading was 140/90.

The wellness mindset is NOT about prevention of cancer, heart disease, diabetes or whatever.  It’s about being as healthy as possible and living as full a life as you can.  THAT is what chiropractic is and can do, too.  In fact, IF chiropractors focused on and TAUGHT you about the Law of Life, we could revolutionize healthcare in America.  If you KNEW you were designed to be healthy and that drugs tend more to make you sicker than better, wouldn’t you look at a different approach?  of course you would!

Take control of your life and your health.  Don’t allow ANY doctor to scare you into ANY treatment regimen.  make them explain what they do, how and why.  After all, YOU are the customer!

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2 Responses to “The Doctor Business Makes Me Sick… It Makes YOU sick, too!”

  1. Dr. Robert said

    As usual, Dr. Tim you have laser focus and impeccable aim. in my practice we see 80%+ families, some as deep as four generations, but I have never required it of people. Instead we educate, make it too easy to refuse and expect that they will get the whole family checked. If not, out comes the mirror I ask the guy standing there what I can do to make my message clearer.

    I can’t tell you how many times a family has decided, a few at a time to participate because of the results they saw with the family members already under care. There is no testimonial or referral that can touch a scenario like that. It’s not about my time-table, it’s not about me at all.

    • drtim said

      Thanks, Doc! It’s nice to know there are folks out there that appreciate a person’s right to CHOOSE the care they want based on FACTS and their own intuition instead of being scared into something. I’ve come to find that IF you give people enough information, they tend to make the best decision possible for THEM at the time. IF we respect THAT, then over time it will be the best decision for us, as well. Thanks again.

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