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Are you funcioning in an altered state of consciousness?

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on August 27, 2014

You could be.

You already know that Americans take more drugs of any kind of any other country on the planet.  In fact, ALL the other countries in the World COMBINED take a mere fraction of the drugs that Americans do.  A large portion of those drugs are for diagnosed psychiatric conditions, including Depression, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc.  Another large portion of those drugs are for pain and other symptoms, and some are taken for chronic health conditions.  Some are prescribed and some are bought over the counter. 

But there’s one thing they ALL have in common, they alter your (and your body’s) state of consciousness.  That’s right.  Every drug you take affects how you see the world.  And how you see the world, determines your thoughts, emotions and actions.

Look.  I’m not saying all medications are bad…in the short term.  What I AM saying is that drugs work BECAUSE they are designed to convince your body it either has something it’s not supposed to have or doesn’t have something it should.  In other words, drugs trick your body into behaving a certain way, whether that is altering chemical levels, suppressing normal immune function or directly affecting your brain and nervous system.

Without saying ANYTHING about all the potential hazards and side-effects posed by taking ANY drug, the long term affect of altering your body’s normal responses to even a single problem can be devastating.  Whether it’s diminished function of a particular system in the body or bad decision making or outright addiction, they all lead to a lower quality of life for you, your friends and associates, and your family members.  When you multiply that by the tens of millions of people taking drugs/medications, you can see the potential harm to an entire culture.

The thing I love most about Chiropractic is that it’s purpose is to help you function at a higher lever NO MATTER what your current circumstance may be.  And the longer you function at higher levels of awareness, the better your life can be.  Imagine how different your life would be right now and how much better it could be if you improved your thoughts, decisions and actions could improve by just 10%.  I think it would be remarkable.

Do what you can to get clean and stay clear.  Your life will thank you for it.

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Chiropractic is Restoration

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on March 8, 2014

It can be difficult explaining to folks just what Chiropractic is REALLY about.  I know.  Some (most) folks think my profession is about fixing back pain, neck pain and headaches.  And, that IS a pretty easy thing in many cases for the chiropractor.  However, just because that’s what most chiropractors do, it doesn’t mean that’s what Chiropractic is or can do. Let me explain.

Chiropractic is restoration.

I love watching TV shows about restoring old cars.  You know, the one where they go out and find a 40-50 year old muscle car and bring it back to life.  Well, there’s a process there.  Once the car is in the shop, the car must be stripped down to its bare essentials, old parts replaced, weak spots must be strengthened and the car repainted.  Eventually, the car looks brand new and in many cases runs like brand new.  But if done right, the car maintains its original character.  A 50 year old muscle car might not be able to keep up with some of today’s smaller, lighter (even faster) imports.  But, who cares.

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Your body is very much the same way.

Life and time can take a toll on your body.  And if you’ve had a chiropractic problem (vertebral subluxation affecting your nerve supply) for any length of time, you can feel like your body is rusting (or has rusted) away.  When the chiropractic problem has been corrected, the body begins to more effectively do its job of removing damaged and under-performing parts and tissues.  It’s always doing that, anyway.  It just does it better without nerve interference.

Eventually, damaged tissue is replaced with normal tissue.  Normal function is restored and the quality of your life is restored.  AND just like with restoring the old car, the process takes time and patience.  The job simply has to be done in a programmed manner.  Otherwise, rushing has its own risks and consequences.

So, if your body (and/or life) is not what you think it could be, maybe it’s time to find what is called a Principled chiropractor.  They’re the ones that ONLY adjust the spine with the specific goal of removing nerve interference (vertebral subluxation) so your body can return to normal function.  If you need help finding one in your area, let me know.

I’d love for you to move toward restoration as soon as possible.

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Chiropractic: It’s not a discussion…

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on April 9, 2013

Chiropractic: Not a discussion of whether it works but a DECISION as to when you want to get better. http://www.marietta-chiropractor.net

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Why $69 a month for Unlimited Chiropractic Care?

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on June 8, 2012

I’m asked quite often why I don’t take insurance and why my monthly fee is so low at just $69 a month.Here is as brief an answer to both questions as I can offer.

The Membership Practice is based on the understanding that EVERYONE can benefit from regular chiropractic care and that every man, woman and child should be able to find and afford quality chiropractic care and use it for the rest of their lives to improve and maintain their health and their life.

Why $69 a month?

 

  • It’s a simple fee that anyone can understand
  • It’s low enough that virtually anyone can afford
  • The greatest benefits  of chiropractic care come from time and repetition
  • Flat fee lets YOU know immediately and always what your chiropractic budget is
  • No surprises
  • Prevents conflicts of interest inherent with per visit fees
  • My recommendations are based on YOUR needs not MY fees
  • It lowers the financial risk of trying chiropractic care
  • The Family Membership cost of $129 lets the WHOLE family enjoy the benefits of chiropractic care
  • It’s more like a long-term investment than a  short term expense

Why don’t I take Insurance?

 

  • If you don’t have to file insurance claims for your chiropractic care, it helps keep your premiums lower
  • If you don’t file claims, there’s no entry in the insurance database that could affect your insurance rates or job status in the future
  • Avoid hassles
  • Lower my overhead so I can keep my fees low
  • Reduce paperwork and procedures built around justifying demands of insurance “bean counters”
  • Insurance is designed for catastrophic occurrences that might require hospitalization
  • Chiropractic is designed for health and to keep you OUT of the hospital
  • Insurance is betting against yourself.  Chiropractic is betting ON yourself.

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NASCAR and Unlimited Chiropractic Care

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on June 4, 2012

NASCAR and unlimited chiropractic care?  I know you’re saying “What the heck is this guy talking about?”  Let me tell you.

I grew up in the South at a time when NASCAR and stock car racing was much different than it is today.  Stock car racing got its start during a time when moonshining was a big business.  Runners would “soup up” their cars to make sure they could outrun “The Man” while delivering their load of illegal whiskey. 

So, early stock car racers were sort of a different breed.  They talked funny.  They were at least a little quirky or unconventional.  And, they ran on an oval track. So, their route to success was pretty well defined.  There wasn’t much they could do but keep it on the track.  After that, they just went ALL OUT!  Peddle to the metal and hands on the wheel!

Chiropractors are cut from the same mold.  Well, most of us anyway.  We think and talk differently than most folks in the healthcare business.  We even talk differently than most of the general public.  And, we have a certain set of principles that keep us on track.  And if we’re doing things right, we focus on the ONE thing that ONLY a chiropractor can do.  And when we do that and do it right, we stay busy with little time for other distractions.

That’s where the unlimited chiropractic care thing comes in.  As a membership practice, we offer ONLY simple, straight chiropractic care designed to help you function at a higher level in every aspect of your life.  You don’t need insurance because our fee systems are simple and affordable.  You don’t need insurance because we exist for YOUR convenience.  You don’t need a lot of time because we keep it simple.  The point is, you don’t waste time or money because we keep it simple, focused and powerful.  And the simpler we keep things, the more people we can see.  And, that cycle just grows on itself so you can get great care, quickly and at a lower cost than in traditional settings.

Why unlimited chiropractic care?  Simple.  Because that is the ONLY way we know to make sure you get all the chiropractic care you need.   Because you will live in your body for the rest of your life AND because the quality of your life depends on a fully functioning nervous system, you should have ready access to quality chiropractic care on a regular basis for the rest of your life.  So, that is part of our plan.  Unrestricted access (during our normal hours of operatioImagen) and an affordable fee.  Simple?  We hope so.

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Are you an acorn or an oak tree?

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on November 2, 2011

Every three months, I attend a gathering of several hundred of my chiropractic friends to help us stay focused on our mission to help improve the lives of as many people as we possibly can.  Since I’ve been doing this for over twenty years, you can imagine that it’s both enjoyable and inspiring.  The world can wear you down and drag you down if you let it.  Knowing that what we do as “DE chiropractors” can have profound effects on people’s lives way beyond back pain should be enough to keep you going.  But, it can be tough.

Anyway, at a recent DE meeting a friend from Canada used a metaphor that has so many implications that I simply had to share the message.  In a meeting with a new client, my friend held up an acorn and asked “What do you see?”  Obviously, the answer was “An acorn, of course.  Why?”  My friend’s response was “I see an oak tree, a forest of oak trees, a home and furniture and tools all built from the wood of the oak tree.  I see endless possibilities.”  Wow!  What a concept!

My first thoughts were from my perspective as a chiropractor that a person’s health could be fantastic without interference in how their body is designed to work.  Even further, that just as their health could improve, so could their vision of their own life, world and opportunities.

How do you see yourself?  Is it as a single little acorn amongst billions of other seemingly meaningless other acorns or as a potential mighty oak tree providing shade, comfort and opportunities for yourself and countless others.  You were Designed for greatness but delivered as a tiny seed.  You really need just a few things to reach the potential of your Design.  You need to SEE your own potential.  You need to be firmly planted in rich soil.  You need no interference in pursuing that potential.  And finally, you need to actively pursue that potential not necessarily knowing how great you can be but always moving toward your greatness.

Think of the lowly little squirrel.  We all know the squirrel scurries around burying acorns throughout the forest.  ?Does he do this just to be hoarding food for the winter?  Or is he investing in his (and others’) by spreading his own vision of oak trees and forests?

 

In all you do, whether it’s losing weight, exercising more, finding a good DE chiropractor, reading more, investing more wisely or creating meaningful relationships pursue your potential.  See your bigger picture.  Plant forests.  Most of all, do it daily in every aspect of your life.

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I had a patient die this week

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on July 16, 2011

I had a client die this week.  I know the tile said a “patient”.  But, I titled the post that way so more people might read what I needed to say.

I was really bummed out until I started thinking about our relationship.  Linda had been referred to me by her husband whom I had met at the Chamber of Commerce.  He heard me talk about chiropractic and HBP and heart problems.  Linda had had a congenital heart defect.  At best, Linda was a 95 lb (probably 85 lb) weakling.  Her wrists and ankles were no bigger around than a corn stalk.

When she started, she complained of fibromyalgia and had a hard time walking any distance without tiring out.  She could not go to her Mary Kay conventions without a wheelchair and someone to help her.  Eventually, she shed the wheelchair but kept the meetings.  Her fibromyalgia mysteriously disappeared.  She was a sweet, cheerful little room that added light to my life and those around her.

Oh.  Linda had been under another chiropractor’s care in the past.  She wondered why I would adjust only one or two bones while her previous DC seemed to “click” every extremity joint and articulation of her spine.  Should loved our Principles and the beauty and simplicity of what we do.

While I’m sad at the loss of my friend and client, I know where the “other side” is for her AND that her life was improved for the few years we shared because of chiropractic.

Simply put, chiropractic works.  I never doubt it.

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Chiropractic Missions and The Membership Practice

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on November 1, 2010

In the late 90s, Dr. Jim Sigafoose lead a series of chiropractic missions to Central America.  Over a span of a dozen years, hundreds of chiropractors participated in those missions adjusting hundreds of thousands of people.  Still today, chiropractors do missions work all over the world.

Some of these missions stand out for several reasons.  One was the miracles.  People with chronic illness were healed.  The lame began to walk, the blind to see, the infirm strengthened and the hopeless regained hope.  Another reason was the sheer number of people served.  In single trips lasting up to 10 days, literally hundreds of thousands were adjusted by a mere handful of chiropractors.  Some  adjusted at least 10,000 in a single mission.  That’s 1,000 a day!  Probably one of the greatest things that resulted from those missions is that some chiropractors were set free of limitations.

I remember Sigafoose telling folks one time that participating in a mission had the potential for making or ruining a chiropractor’s practice.  When asked what he meant, he responded “You never see yourself or chiropractic in the same light again.  You’ll either go back and tear down the walls that limit you and chiropractic OR you’ll go back to where you were and resent the things you let hold you back.”

Some chiropractors returned and literally tore down the walls  and began adjusting in the open.  Others began to simplify their procedures and systems.  Still others converted to “All cash” practices to remove interference in their practice by third party payors..

Even today, many chiropractors say “How can it be that simple?”  One answer is to stop practicing as limited scope medical doctors diagnosing every patient and jumping through the hoops required to get paid by insurance carriers.  Still others have been pigeon-holed by their so-called chiropractic “education” into thinking you can’t possibly deliver quality chiropractic care to that many people in that short span of time.  Nothing could be further from the truth.

So, how could so few adjust so many in such a short period of time and STILL give quality chiropractic care?  The answers may amaze you.  Here’s just a few reasons why it worked:

  • Few words were spoken – Because of the language barrier, a simple presentation was made by an interpreter to large groups before getting in line.
  • Adjustments were limited to the upper cervical spine.  In other words, deliver the MOST effective adjustment to the MOST people in the LEAST amount of time.
  • Simplest procedures possible.  No paperwork.  No insurance.  No CYA.  No BS.  Chiropractic analysis ONLY.
  • No worries about money.  Many will say “Of course they were busy.  It was free!”  They paid plenty, just not as a direct fee.
  • The chiropractors had no distractions like phones, families, news, sports or world events.

Many have asked since those mission trips, “How can I integrate THAT perspective into my practice here in the US?”  The simple answer is “You can’t.”  Well, you can’t INTEGRATE that perspective into a traditional American-style chiropractic practice.  Simply put, today’s chiropractic is practiced literally from a Medical perspective with all it’s procedures and complexity.  And to make a point, THAT is exactly what chiropractic wasn’t (and isn’t) at its core.

You can’t integrate simplicity into complexity.  But, you CAN replace complexity with simplicity.  I know it sounds difficult to do.  But, so is falling off a log.  The hardest part is simply deciding to opt out of the complex system practiced here in the US.

Here’s the key.  SIMPLIFY!   That’s it.  Just like with those mission trips, you get back to the very basics of what we do as chiropractors.

  • Tell the story in as few words as possible to as many people as you possibly can.
  • Don’t waste words on idle chatter.
  • Limit paperwork and procedures to the bare minimum required.
  • Do JUST chiropractic!  Locate and correct subluxations.  No medical diagnosis.  Better yet, do ONLY what is necessary.  If nothing else, make sure the Atlas is clear.
  • Offer a simple, affordable fee system that fits into most people’s budget.  Unlimited care plans at a fixed fee makes sense to me.

Personally, I have found The Membership Practice the most congruent way to practice.  The concept is not new, but growing.  I challenge every chiropractor who wants to enjoy their practice more by doing JUST chiropractic to simplify their business on every level.

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