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Chiropractor speaks at National Youth Leadership Forum-Medicine

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on June 27, 2014

I had the privilege of participating in a panel discussion at the National Youth Leadership Forum – Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta recently.  Every year, Emory hosts the NYLF-Medicine for high school seniors considering a career in Medicine/healthcare.

This is my 10th year of participating in the program.  In the past, each participating practitioner has spoken to separate breakout groups about their own specialty.  This year, the format changed somewhat so that the students could compare and contrast the various specialties.  It was really quite interesting.

The panel on which I participated included three MDs, an internist, a neurosurgeon, a family physician and a chiropractor.  Almost all of us had similar stories on how we ended up in healthcare, essentially that we all had a passion to serve and to help people.  yet, we all ended up in our own specialty for different reasons.

One of the things that struck me was how similar, yet how different we all practiced.  It was quite amazing at how my and the family physician’s practices paralleled.   Like me, he sees families from newborns to grandparents, even great grandparents just like me.  He serves as a team physician for a local high school athletic program, just as I have served as team chiropractor.  While the specialists focus on their specialties, the GP and I see folks with a variety of conditions sometimes BEFORE and sometimes AFTER having been diagnosed with a condition that would normally require a specialist’s intervention.

It was also very interesting how attuned to business considerations these future doctors were.  They seemed to understand the high cost of becoming a doctor and the changing economic environment facing health care providers in today’s market.

One of the most interesting questions for the panel was “What are the pros and cons of what you do?”  Not too surprisingly, every respondent had virtually the same answer, “I love what I do.  I get to help people.  What I do is very rewarding.  ?But, the downside is that you need to know that if you’re going to be successful, you’re going to need to work your butt off AND learn how to be successful business owner at the same time.”

I’ll write more later.  But suffice to say, that I always enjoy my time with the NYLF and am always gratified at the number of young people interested in Chiropractic as a career path.

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NYLF 6/26/2014

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on June 27, 2014

NYLF 6/26/2014

Future Med students at NYLF-Medicine conference at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

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Come to me all who ar weary…

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on December 14, 2013

Some people go to a chiropractor for back & neck pain.

I’d rather you come to me for PTSD, Depression, IBS, ulcerative colitis, lupus, chronic fatigue, insomnia, narcolepsy, seizures, ALS, MS or any other chronic condition.  Don’t give up on yourself.

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Back Pain or Miracles?

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on December 13, 2013

Actually, I’m quite bored with back pain.  I know.  I know.  That’s what chiropractors do…fix back pain.  Sadly, it IS what most chiropractors do.  Cricks, backaches and strains, in fact.

I say “sadly” because that’s what probably 90% of all chiropractors do, deal with backaches.  In the beginning, chiropractic was known for all sorts of miracles that happened in the chiropractor’s office.  The first “patient” was a janitor whose hearing was restored when a bone in his spine was re-aligned.  In the decades since that fateful day in 1895, millions have sought healing and wholeness by getting “adjusted” after all of Medicine had failed them.

You know, only about 10% of the nerves in your body are responsible for pain.  Yet probably 90% of the money spent on chiropractic is on treating pain.  What happens to the OTHER 90% of the nervous system?  THAT part is what is responsible for our HEALTH and QUALITY OF LIFE!

If you REALLY want a better life, you should find yourself a good chiropractor who has plans, fees and systems built on lifetime care for you and your entire family.  I’d even prefer that you find a chiropractor that specializes in specific adjustments of the top bone or two in your neck.  When you start functioning closer to the way God designed you, you’ll start seeing miracles both in your health AND your entire life experience.

Try it, especially if you need a miracle.

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I’m a chiropractor today because…

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on June 21, 2013

BowandarrowI’m a chiropractor today because of one child who’s parents let the Medical specialists do a hemispherectomy and one child who got adjusted and is now a fully functioning normal adult. I still shed a tear for the first child.  I still rejoice with and for the second.

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The cancer patient experience

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on January 30, 2013

My first chiropractor had a patient who was a recovering addict. Brought scores of folks to her practice over the years. Contracted cancer that eventually took him Home. She continued to adjust him till the day of his passing. Many of his friends asked him numerous times why he continued getting adjusted. He would respond “Because I want every ounce of life God gives me while I’m still here.”

I want YOU to get every ounce of life God has given you for the duration of your Earthly experience. God loves you. So do I.

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Dead at 43

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on May 7, 2012

Dead at 43

He doused himself with gasoline and emptied the rest of the can on the floor around him.  Then, set himself on fire.  He died several hours later but not until his youngest son saw him rolling on the carport floor in agony.  Five years later, she died of liver failure caused by chronic alcohol abuse.  Five years apart.  Both 43 years of age.  How tragic were these two lives.  How tragic, too, that three children had to watch these two destroy themselves.

It’s been nearly 40 years since my dad killed himself and almost 35 since my mom died of cirrhosis.  Over that time, I’ve given lots of thought to what could have caused such calamity.  How can it be that two people can be so disconnected from reality that they would choose to live and die like that?  If it were genetic, wouldn’t their siblings have been as screwed up?  Both came from big families. Both had a whacky sibling or two, but nothing like this.

Obviously, there were relationship dynamics and personalities that came into play.  But, one doesn’t get that screwed up without there being a significant disconnect somewhere along the way.   Was there some sort of spiritual disconnect or a chemical imbalance of some sort?   Honestly, I don’t know.

But since I became involved in chiropractic, I have seen how severely disconnected folks can be and how powerfully a physical reconnection can affect one’s life physically, mentally and even spiritually.  I’ve literally seen lives changed.  One little girl with seizures and emotional issues destined to be institutionalized is now a fully functional school teacher, a woman with Multiple Personality Disorder is now completely sane and whole, a man with myopia now able to see not only straight ahead but with excellent peripheral vision.  I’ve seen the lame walk, the deaf hear, the blind see and the infirm become strong. 

Did my parents have a chiropractic problem?  I don’t know.  No one will ever know.  But this I DO know.  They had never been checked for a chiropractic problem.  And, they were definitely disconnected from God’s original Design for their health, their family and their life.  Had they been under chiropractic care (at least mine and those chiropractors like me) they would have know that their possibilities were so much greater than what they were seeing through their own limited vision.  Had they known that they were designed to be healthy, happy and powerful maybe they would have made better decisions.

I used to be a chiropractic skeptic even though I had my doubts about Medicine, too.  I didn’t believe then that you could do much with a pill, a potion or even an adjustment from the outside could affect what happened on the inside of a person.  I’ve come to understand that you CAN affect what goes on with someone, but you cannot control it. 

And although the Principled chiropractor DOES impose a force (even slight) into the body, what it REALLY does is to remove (or reduce) a major source of interference in the normal function of one’s body.  When that happens, you are better able to perceive both your inner and outer world.   And, a clearer perception of your world enables you to make better decisions.  A lifetime of better decisions leads one away from the paths my parents took and toward a life of joy, peace, patience and kindness.

I’m not going to ask you to chase down your wahcked out friends and/or family members and get them to a chiropractor.  I’m asking YOU to come in and get checked.  Start living the life YOU want to lead.  Others will then ASK what you’re doing.  Then, just bring them with you.

Think about my parents.  Think about how far off the path someone can get.  Imagine an airplane taking off from Atlanta going to Los Angeles.  If that plane is off course by just ONE degree from its start in Atlanta, it could end up as far off course as South America or Alaska.  Minor corrections along the way ensures the plane arrives at its scheduled destination as scheduled.  You have a great destiny planned for you.  Stay on course.  Add a Principled chiropractor to your team.

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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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Dollar Tree and The Membership Practice

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on February 21, 2011

My daughter and I love the Dollar Tree.  It’s amazing how many things you can buy there for $1.  You can get tools, batteries, food, cleaning products, toys, holiday decorations, gift wrap, etc.  It’s ridiculous.  As an economist and former banker, I’m also amazed that there’s a business that there’s enough profit margin on $1 items to pay rent for a retail location, salaries and utilities and STILL make a profit significant enough to make it a worthy investment.

But, I LOVE the concept.  It’s simple.  It’s clear what they do.  It’s easy to get, find what you want and get out.  That’s the premise of The Membership Practice: Great chiropractic adjustments available in a hassle free, affordable manner so that virtually anyone can afford to feel better, work better and live better ALL THE TIME!

Dollar Tree and The Membership Practice is NOT about cheap.  It’s a business model that respects the consumer’s (your) time and resources while ensuring a reasonable profit on each visit.  This mode of practice is designed to attract LOTS of dedicated, long-term clients that ensures an excellent income on a low overhead, low stress practice for the chiropractor.

Whether you’re looking for a chiropractor or a chiropractor looking for a simpler way to practice, think about The Membership Practice.

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What the Heck is a “Family Chiropractor”?

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on December 27, 2010

Isn’t a chiropractor a chiropractor?  Yes, of course.  but then again, maybe not so much.

Essentially, a chiropractor locates stress on the nervous system caused by a bone in the spine being out of alignment with the one above or below it.   Unfortunately, there are some chiropractors that don’t even do that.  And, many practicing chiropractors these days only do so for folks who complain of back pain or other kinds of joint problems.

But, there is a special breed of chiropractors that understand that those misalignments affect every member of the family whether they have symptoms or not.  “Family chiropractors” are those chiropractors who dedicate themselves to maximizing your family’s potential for health and performance.  Their fee systems are sometimes different to accommodate a family’s budget and based more on having a long-term relationship with you instead of short-term care plans based on what your insurance company might pay.

“Family chiropractors” will show you why everyone in your family needs chiropractic and why the approach is similar for everyone to the day old infant to the 90-year-old great grandparent.  they will also help you understand your body’s innate intelligence  and how and why you were made to be healthy.  A long-term relationship with a “Family chiropractor” will help you stay off drugs, avoid surgery and live a fuller, more active life.

If you don’t have a “Family chiropractor”, I’ll be glad to help you find one in your area.  Send me an e-mail or find me on Facebook.  You’ll be glad you did.

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