Posts Tagged ‘medicine’

The Miracle Man

January 29, 2018

StethoscopeI have had many wonderful experiences helping patients with both chiropractic and energy work for many years. I have never been one of the pseudo-medical practitioners who believe that chiropractic is just for treating joint pain and dysfunction. I believe in the original chiropractic philosophy in that it’s all about the nervous system and the proper functioning of the body for optimal health.

Something I’ve often wondered about is how many lives I have saved. That may seem like an odd statement, but think about it. If someone is walking toward a cliff and someone catches them right as they’re about to step off the ledge, it’s very dramatic and very obvious. That kind of healthcare is exciting and has spawned many TV shows. However, what’s more effective, I would think, is to turn someone around before they even get close to the edge… hence preventive medicine. It’s not as dramatic, and one could argue that they really would not have stepped off the edge of the cliff anyway. But isn’t it better to keep one away from the edge rather than waiting until they’re about to fall off before you help them?

But even in my line of work, sometimes we get to be involved in the exciting area of helping someone about to fall off the cliff.

Shortly after I started doing energy work (Emotion Code, Body Code, NAET), I began doing proxy work – doing distance treatment on patients not in the office using a proxy. Part of my work involves a technique that I developed called the Vital Balance Technique.

A couple of weeks ago, my receptionist got an urgent call from her family about her aging father in St. George (80 years old). He had a heart attack and was in the hospital emergency room. His lungs were filling with fluid. He was disoriented and fighting the people trying to work on him. My receptionist jumped in the car and started heading for St. George, a 3½ hour drive from our office. She contacted me and asked me to do a proxy session for her father, which I did right away. With the assistance of a proxy, I balanced him both structurally and energetically. I worked on his heart and lungs. I balanced some acupuncture points using non-invasive techniques. When the session was completed, I could feel a shift – a sense of calm.

Shortly thereafter, while still on her drive to St. George, my receptionist got a call from her family saying that 20 minutes earlier (right when I had finished that proxy session), her dad had suddenly calmed down, had stopped fighting the nurses, and was resting comfortably. Over the next few days, I did a few more proxy sessions for him. With each treatment, he improved. After spending a few days in the hospital, he had improved remarkably. The doctors and nurses at the hospital called him the “miracle man”. (They don’t know about the treatment that I was doing remotely, nor would they be likely to accept the idea that it had a significant impact on his recovery.)

I certainly don’t take all of the credit for this man’s miraculous recovery. I’m sure the doctors and nurses at the hospital did a great job. (In this case, I would not have even suggested that he only get my proxy treatment. Medical care was necessary.) I know the prayers of the family helped a great deal. After all, the final outcome was in God’s hands. And of course, the patient himself and the care that he took of his body all of these years played a big part. However, there did seem to be a direct correlation between the work that I was doing remotely and his progress. Was it a coincidence? If so, it’s a coincidence I witness on a regular basis!

I used to be very skeptical about energy work, even though I’m not a part of mainstream medicine. But over the years, I found that body, mind and spirit all go together. I’ve been fortunate to find energy work techniques that my logical mind can work well with. I now believe in the power of energy work, including proxy work, which I use all the time. I’m grateful that I’ve been able to help people all over the United States and in several other countries with the proxy energy work. If you’d like more information, visit my website at GoodHealthChiro.com.

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Real Body Parts

October 17, 2014

robotWhen I was a teenager, I dislocated my patella (kneecap). It didn’t heal well. Later I had surgery on it (big mistake in this case!). That healed even worse, which led to more surgery. Each time, it had a harder time healing than the time before. Finally, we decided to leave well enough alone. Later in life, my knee degenerated, not from the initial injury but from the surgeries. My patella was scraping on my tibia. I reasoned that orthopedic surgery has come a long way in the last 30 years. Surely they know what they’re doing by now (at least better, which they do to a certain extent). So I agreed to a partial knee replacement. They basically replaced part of my patella and part of my tibia, the parts that rub together, with metal pieces lined with plastic. That was six years ago. Now my knee is starting to squeak like an old door hinge that needs WD-40. Something is breaking down or scar tissue is getting in the joint. They can’t tell without doing some arthroscopic surgery.

Why am I relating this sad tale? I’m not looking for sympathy, but there are a couple of points I want to make. First, this whole fiasco with my knee is what led me to becoming a chiropractic physician. At one point, I was planning to become a medical doctor. But there was something about medicine’s general philosophy that was bothering me, which I couldn’t quite put into words. So I was looking around at alternatives. I looked into chiropractic and became a patient. I found that there were some issues in my low back, right where the nerves go to my knees. Part of the problem is a malformation, which cannot be fixed. So it wasn’t that I had found the answer to solve all my knee problems, but what it did was to open my eyes. I finally realized what was bothering me about the approach that had been applied to my knee problems. No one had ever even asked the question of WHY my knee wasn’t healing right in the first place! No one had looked for an underlying cause. Since there was a problem interfering with my knee’s ability to heal, how can any rational person expect it to heal better with repeated surgeries??? So I became a chiropractor and have devoted my life to looking for underlying reasons for health problems. It’s also the reason I have taken on other disciplines as well, such as the Body Code and the Emotion Code.

The other point I wanted to make is about artificial body parts. As mankind started developing functional artificial body parts, such as joints, hearts, etc. and simultaneously starting to develop basic robots, imagination took flight and we started dreaming of all kinds of superhuman body parts. When I was young, I watched the TV show “The Six-Million Dollar Man”, then later “The Bionic Woman”. Both of these shows portrayed people who had greatly superior abilities due to their artificial body parts. They were faster, stronger and almost invincible. In the Robin Williams movie, “Bicentennial Man”, he plays a robot that is virtually immortal. They had to change him just to make it so he could die.

The reality is that man has not been able to come close to what God has created. It really bothers me when people talk about the human body like it’s just barely functional. So just about anything modern medicine can do to it will surely help. Holistic health practitioners recognize that the body is an absolutely wonderful thing. Our primary goal is to remove interference and let the body function as it was intended. With my knee and its artificial parts, we are unable to use those natural methods to correct complications that I’m having with the partial knee replacement. In fact, my orthopedic surgeon told me to not even exercise it since that will cause it to break down even faster. With our God-given body parts, the body is equipped to handle natural stresses on the tissues. It’s in a constant state of repair and replacement.

So don’t be in a hurry to allow technology to replace what God has given you. There are certainly times when there is no other way, when the body’s natural processes have become completely overcome and technology is the only answer. But whenever possible, seek out natural forms of healing that work with the body rather than trying to replace the body’s functions or anatomy.

The Power of Hope

May 30, 2013

hopeMy father died of brain cancer when he was only 55 years old. It was a tragic event for our family. I wished I could have done more to help him. I was just barely starting chiropractic college at the time. Even if I would have had all the training and experience that I have now, it was unlikely that I could have saved him, but I would have given it my all in trying. The approach of the medical doctors really bothered me. I know they would have also saved him if they could, and I realize that they were being honest with him. However, they robbed him of a crucial element of healing — hope. They told him that he would definitely die. In fact, the treatment that they put him through, which left him sick and bald, was, as the doctors put it, for research purposes only. By giving him a definitive prognosis like that, they essentially declared a death sentence. Every prognosis is nothing more than an educated guess. No doctor can absolutely predict the future. There should always be a balance between best guess and positive thinking.

I once heard of a lady who had some routine lab work done. The results the doctor got back for her indicated that she had a fatal condition and so he gave her only a few months to live. The lady believed him, got all of her affairs in order, and sure enough, in a few months, she passed away. Shortly thereafter, it was discovered that the lab had mixed up her results with someone else’s and that there was in fact nothing wrong with this lady. She died simply because she believed she would. She had lost hope.

On the other hand, I’ve heard of many people who were given only a short time to live, but they refused to give up. So years later, they were still alive and kicking. What you believe about your health, as well as the faith you place in things you are doing to preserve your health, will definitely have an impact on how healthy (or sick) you really are. One of the things that I never tell patients is that they just have to learn to live with their condition. It doesn’t mean that I will be able to help everyone and give them the relief they’re seeking, but that doesn’t mean that no one can. I believe it’s the height of arrogance for doctors to take the attitude that if they can’t help a certain patient with a particular problem, that a solution doesn’t exist. I tell my patients that although I can’t make specific promises as to how well they will progress under my care, I will always hope for and strive for the best. Because I don’t put limitations on the potential benefits of my treatment, I do sometimes witness miracles.

Certainly it’s unethical for any kind of doctor to make promises that he or she knows will not come to pass, whether it’s to make a buck or to build up his or her ego or just to make the patient feel better about the situation. However, no doctor has the right to rob someone of hope or to place limits on the patient’s ability to heal.