My Why? for Chiropractic Defined (in the market place)
Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational
Monday, February 28, 2010
It’s time we get loud and proud about chiropractic! By now many of you know that Mayo came out with their Guide to Alternative Medicine! In the book, they explained the various types of alternative medicine. I am glad they are educating the pubic as to what is available for them in respect to wellness. BUT, what has me a more than a little fired up is their definition of chiropractic — it’s just not correct. Am I mad at Mayo? No. I am frustrated in general and most of the frustration is toward chiropractic. We have to band together and educate the public. Let me me clear…I am not saying we have to pick a technique or agree on a set philosophical definition amongst ourselves. But what we have to do is explain what we are and what we do to the public.
We need to explain what a chiropractor is and what he or she does. We need to explain subluxation, mental impulse, cavitation, and innate so that people understand. They need to know the importance of nervous system balance and being checked by a chiropractor regularly. We need to explain in layman’s terms so that laymen understand why chiropractic is true health. It is imperative for the health of EVERYONE and the progression of chiropractic.
Within chiropractic I understand that there are various techniques, philosophies, views, and so much more and I am not wanting to get everyone to agree within the profession. Rather, I am wanting people to know who we are, what we do and why they should get checked and adjusted by a chiropractor! As it stands most don’t know. As a matter of fact barely 2% of the population gets adjusted! AND what Mayo says is not helping in the matter. Mayo said we are for pain, maximum 4-6 manipulations, ask your MD, be in charge of your DCs recommendations, and they used the word “cracking”! It is something I can not and will not stand for at all!
My frustration drove me to begin searching the web for chiropractic — “what is chiropractic?”, “what is a chiropractor?”, “what is an adjustment?”, “what is a subluxation?”, and many more topics. By the end I could see why the average person would be confused. And many times “quack watch” was the first site to pop up, warning the public against chiropractic. I knew there had to be a way to get the concrete definition for the public so that they knew what chiropractors are, why they should go, what a subluxation is, etc… This lead me to speaking with my amazing friend and colleague, Lyle Koca. I told him my idea… he quickly saw both the need and my point. On this mission he and his wife are my partners to establish ourselves in healthcare — where we belong and that we are correctly defined. You may ask what was my idea?
My idea is to have a main website, www.thetruedefinitionofchiropractic.com, that clearly explains chiropractic and the whys and whats of chiropractic so that people know why and see the importance. I have also purchased 22+ sites that will all point to the main site, www.thetruedefinitionofchiropractic.com. So that when people google chiropractic or anything about chiropractic they get the truth. Not lies or a version of the truth. It’s necessary that we preserve chiropractic not only for our current generation but for the future of chiropractic. Because, as Dr. Brad Glowaki said, “We are borrowing chiropractic from the future.” We owe it to the future of chiropractic to begin to educate on the TRUE DEFINITION OF CHIROPRACTIC! Please understand that if we don’t educate properly then the world will continue to be misled and miseducated.
Please join with Lyle, Shawn, and I as we work for chiropractic and with chiropractors to set the record straight. People need to know what we know in regards to the importance of chiropractic care. They need to know why they should go, what will happen, what we can help, what a subluxation is, and the overall benefits.
PLEASE note: It is not my intent to decide whose definition presides (Stephenson vs. Palmer, etc) or to say one technique presides over another. But, to get the word out on chiropractic! To educate on a subluxation and the importance of detection and correction. It is my desire people understand the importance of a proper functioning nervous system and understand innate intelligence. Plain and simple that more people obtain a chiropractor, get checked, and get adjsuted.
I am not a fighter, I am a lover. I have no intention of starting another war in chiropractic — we have plenty going on as it stands. So, I am not asking to re-define chiropractic..it can not be re-defined. Chiropractic is chiropractic. I am seeking to make chiropractic known for what chiropractic is and what it stands for since 1895. So, understand my heart is pure and my passion is intense — I love this profession and am a chiropracTOR. I will move on to save this profession regardless because it is who I am and I owe it to the future for this is not mine but theirs; not ours but theirs. So, join with me and help educate the world. If we spread the word, we can save the world! We have what they need…we have to speak up!
Love. Laugh. Adjust.
Innate Girl, Dr. Martha Nessler
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