You’ve probably noticed the word “diet” has become a dirty word. ‘Diet’ books are one of the top selling book categories, with dozens and dozens of new titles on a big seller like Amazon.com at any one time. But over the past few years, they’ve almost all gone out of their way to say that what they recommend is not actually a diet.
An iconic scene from the movie “Doc Hollywood” shows Dr. Ben Stone, played by Michael J. Fox, the hottest star of the day, upended by the old-time local doctor. The old-timer walks in and saves the day from the panicked newcomer, who was in the midst of making a giant mistake.
The developer of chiropractic would have fit in beautifully today in our mobile, connected, digital culture. BJ Palmer, the son of chiropractic’s founder, was a remarkable man who took over a tiny healing art and was largely the man responsible for turning it into the second largest healthcare field on the planet.
As a chiropractor, the job involves teaching, sharing, and interacting with patients constantly. That is one of the most important, and also one of the best, parts of the job. It is the difference between the realm of the theoretical, and the realm of the real.
Children believe in Santa Claus. And the tooth fairy. They wake up excited and primed to fly out of bed and see the day. And then later they don’t. Santa and the others stop being real and become silly children’s stories.
A lesson you learn working in a chiropractic office is that people are motivated by pain.
You have likely experienced this yourself.
A problem arises, seems relatively minor, and gets no attention – until it gets worse, and worse, and worse, and DEMANDS your ATTENTION with PAIN.
The healing process involves a lot of steps. Making calls, setting appointments, getting help. You can probably remember yourself at that point, or can think of a friend or loved one facing it now. Next, there is finding out what is the problem (and what caused it), and what you need to change to get better.
Life is easier and less confusing when we embrace the simple truths that are inside of us already. Chiropractors make use of this wisdom and work with the body to achieve results, both with chiropractic care and in life in general. Take the way that our bodies communicate for example.