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Next New Beginnings - April 24 - 27, 2008

It Needs To Be Said
Dr Bobby Braile

This article may upset a few people. It may upset a lot of people, but, "It needs to be said".  Some of those that this pertains to are dear and close friends of mine. Some are leaders, some are mentors, but, It needs to be said.  I do not intent to judge or to offend, but to hopefully offer a point of reflection, and, It needs to be said.

I travel quite a lot in chiropractic.  Many weekends per year, I am at various seminars, conferences, conventions, meetings and just about every other form of gathering in this profession.  I get to speak to a wide variety of DCs from all sides of the profession. Some practice completely differently than I would by including a variety of therapeutic modalities and treatments.  Their practices are more along the therapeutic model, and not geared toward subluxation correction for the enhancement of innate potential. And while I disagree with this mode of practice, I clearly understand where they were coming from.

Not so clear, and on the other side of this equation are the "principled" chiropractors.  These are the chiropractors I see at New Beginnings, DE, and various ICA affiliated state and national events.  These are my brothers and sisters who have fought so many battles by my side and have stood fast for the principles we claim to love.  So that is why it bothers me so much to see so many sliding toward the therapeutic side. 

Now, at many conventions I see decompression machines, cold lasers, tens units, and a variety of other therapeutic devices that would have been shunned just a few short years ago.  I see those who stood by my side as "principled" chiropractors shelling out 100K for a decompression device.  I see more of my friends putting massage into their practices, selling Mona Vie, and getting into all kinds of other non chiropractic enterprises, in their practices.  I see chiropractic meetings with secret second meetings designed to recruit other DCs into multi level marketing schemes.  I hear of principled DCs getting out of practice to sell juice.  I'm sorry but Something needs to be said!

We have been given the most precious gift of chiropractic.  Why would we want to do anything less than that in a chiropractic office.  The MOST IMPORTANT thing a chiropractor can do is to correct vertebral subluxations.  No other therapy, procedure, juice or treatment, can even come close to the miracles that happen when a properly delivered, "specific scientific chiropractic adjustment" is given.  Why then is so much of our profession, so many of our principled friends, sliding over to the dark side and then rationalizing this decision.

The unfortunate truth I hear when someone talks about these procedures is money.  I have yet to hear anyone in chiropractic tell me that a decompression machine helps a patient with lower back pain faster than specific scientific chiropractic adjustments. All I hear about is how much money this can make.  In fact, I venture to say, that even though adjustments are not designed for pain relief, patients get faster relief with good chiropractic than with a 100K stretching machine. I'd be happy to test this statement.  Get 20 patients with disc problems, you take 20 and I'll take 20.  Lets see whose patients get faster relief.

Money is the bottom line here.  I'm not suggesting that my friends who have now added these things into their practices are money grubbing DCs who have lost the principle.  In fact, most of them still own the principle in their heart, and talk the talk.  However, now added to that talk, is a rationalization to include their new ventures.  I am suggesting that if a rationalization is needed, then there is a conflict within you.

I believe God called us to be chiropractors.  I believe we were given the most precious gift of being able to deliver a specific scientific chiropractic adjustment.  I believe that NOTHING is more powerful, or more important to give to a world that is sick and suffering.  Why then would so many, choose to do less, when they can deliver the pinnacle of health care.  Why settle for less, when you were given more.

I did not intent to offend, but if you were offended I suggest that the offence my be generated by the conflict you feel within.  I do not apologize.  I may be accused of looking at things through rose colored glasses, but I believe...

...It Needs To Be Said !


Old Story That I Was Told as a Child
by Dr.
Jim Dubel

This is an old story that I was told as a child, it is just as true today as it was back in the 1950's.  I guess its time to share it once more with everyone here.

A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the 4 pups And set about nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard. As he was driving the last nail into the post, he felt a tug on his overalls. He looked down into the eyes of little boy.

'Mister,' he said, 'I want to buy one of your puppies.' 'Well,' said the farmer, as he rubbed the sweat off the back of his neck, 'These puppies come from fine parents and cost a good deal of money.'

The boy dropped his head for a moment. Then reaching deep into his pocket, he pulled out a handful of change and held it up to the farmer.

'I've got thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to take a look?'

'Sure,' said the farmer. And with that he let out a whistle. 'Here, Dolly!' he called.

Out from the doghouse and down the ramp ran Dolly followed by four little balls of fur. The little boy pressed his face against the chain link fence. His eyes danced with delight.

As the dogs made their way to the fence, the little boy noticed something else stirring inside the doghouse. Slowly another little ball appeared, this one noticeably smaller. Down the ramp it slid Then in a somewhat awkward manner, the little pup began hobbling toward the others, doing its best to catch up.

'I want that one,' the little boy said, pointing to the runt. The farmer knelt down at the boy's side and said, 'Son, you don't want that puppy. He will never be able to run and play with you like these other dogs would.'

With that the little boy stepped back from the fence, reached down, and began rolling up one leg of his trousers. In doing so he revealed a steel ! brace running down both sides of his leg attaching itself to a specially made shoe.

Looking back up at the farmer, he said, 'You see sir, I don't run too well myself, and he will need someone who understands.'

With tears in his eyes, the farmer reached down and picked up the little pup. Holding it carefully handed it to the little boy.

'How much?' asked the little boy.
'No charge,' answered the farmer,
'There's no charge for love.'

The world is full of people who need someone who understands.

As Chiropractors we are blessed to be that someone in our office.

Listen, love and understand that our patients come to us because we are (in many cases) the only person who may care for them, who may be of service to them, loves them and understands them. Chiropractic is an amazing profession. Look for its miracles and opportunities every day!

All My Love,
Loyalty and Friendship.
Jim Dubel 


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