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Take a Stand
Lou Corleto DC, PhC (hon)

Do you want Chiropractic to “take off,” your practice to “take off?” Then we need to start thinking, speaking and acting as though they have and they will. Of course doing this will separate you from many people including some chiropractors. They will call you crazy. They will say you are wrong . They will eventually have enough of you, and they will attempt to crucify you.

They will do this not because they think we are living in a world of our own illusions, but because, sooner or later, others will become attracted to your truth—and the promises it holds for them.

Here is where our fellow “men” will inter-fear, for here is where what we do will begin to threaten them. Our simple truth, simply lived, will offer more beauty, more comfort, more peace, more joy, and more love of self and others than anything they could contrive.

So be ready, peaceful warriors. You will be vilified and called names, and deserted, and finally they will accuse you, try us, and condemn you—all in their own ways—from the moment you accept and adopt your calling; to remove subluxations and share the knowledge of vitalistic chiropractic philosophy to the world with love.

Why then do it?

Because we are no longer concerned with the acceptance or approval of the world. We are no longer satisfied with what that has brought us. We are no longer pleased with what it has given others. We want the suffering to stop, the illusion to end. We have had enough of this world as it presently is.

We know the medical profession holds back “cures,” refuses to approve alternative medicines and procedures (of which we are NOT) because they threaten the very structure of the “healing” profession. How about the governments of the world who do not want to end world hunger? No doctor wants to deny a “cure.” No countryman wants to see his people die. No individual doctor, that’s true. No particular countryman, that’s right. But doctoring and politicking have become institutionalized, and it’s the institutions that fight these things, sometimes very subtly, sometimes even unwittingly, but inevitably…because to those institutions it’s a matter of survival.

A very obvious example, if the medical profession were to admit what we do “might” provide some healing, this would tear at the very fabric of the institution as it has structured itself.

This is not malevolent, yet it is insidious. The profession doesn’t do this because it is evil. It does it because it is scared. All attack is a call for help.

Know it is time for a reality check within our own backyard. Our profession is becoming an institution. An institution because the “powers” that be are trying to eliminate the very core of our “profession”. They want to get rid of our philosophy, replace adjustment with manipulation and subluxation with manipulative lesion. The CCE has altered the educational requirements for anyone wanting to receive a “ChiropracTIC” education to the degree that he\she is not even clear as to what chiropractic is upon graduation. They spend more time learning to diagnose and treat medical conditions than they do in locating and correcting subluxations. After all, is this not our sole purpose. Because of this incongruence they end up harming two professions.

There are students in various schools (I don’t need to name) who are being condemned, accused and ridiculed for standing up for Chiropractics’ principles, for using “bad” words like adjustments and subluxation. And the worst of all, innate intelligence.

The time to take a stand and act is NOW. People, the public, are literally starving for what we have to give. Let’s serve it to them. But let’s do so unadulterated. Remember we have been given a sacred trust. Are we guarding it well?

Keep setting them free!!!


Raised in Chiropractic
By  Dr. Robert Crystal

A big concern from many students and new DC’s is whether our philosophy is practical. Please allow me to share my feelings on that. I was raised in chiropractic. It is something I do not take for granted, and appreciate so very much. Not that I was taught the words to express our philosophy, but that our lifestyle was a living example of it. I was always confident that the body would heal itself from the injuries, and illnesses encountered while growing up. I knew that being adjusted would assist my body to work its best. Although chiropractic, in my opinion, should not be anti-medicine, I can count on one hand the number of medical visits I had growing up. These were to attend to broken bones. I never had an issue with vaccination, we just didn’t do it. I never took antibiotics, or pain killers, or any other medicines. I got to see my body deal with all of its challenges on its own, and nobody can tell me it can’t do it.

When I went to so called chiropractic college, I was actually taught a medical way of thinking. It was very foreign to the way that I was raised. There were students taking antibiotics (self prescribed) for sore throats. As convinced as I was that a body can recover from a sore throat on its own, that is how convinced they were that it could never get better without the drug. It seemed that the school was more in line with their way of thinking than with mine. The teachers were not chiropractors, and if they were they were not recognizable as such. They were MD wannna be’s with white lab coats and stethoscopes around their necks.

Our philosophy is practical. For those not raised in the chiropractic lifestyle, where will they learn about it? Where will they see that it is not just castle in the sky stuff, it is for real. Philosophical meetings are so important. They are a place where students and DC’s can go to get immersed in the ideas of chiropractic. Of course, if those ideas ring true in their hearts, they can then go out and live the chiropractic lifestyle. Keep yourself aligned structurally, and keep yourself aligned with the principles of chiropractic. The word practical means able to be put into practice. I can tell you from personal experience that chiropractic is practical.

Talking to many young children, I will ask questions to draw out an understanding in them. When asked if they have ever gotten a boo-boo they all respond by showing me them. When asked how the boo-boos go away, all too often I hear that it was the band-aid,, or the medicine that made it go away. That is the superstition that DD Palmer referred to when he said in his 1910 book: “it is the entering wedge destined to split the therapeutical log of superstition wide open, revealing its irrational and ignorant construction.” Yet, in 2003 our public still holds to that superstition as true. When my son was 4 his preschool teacher called us in a panic. Why, because when my boy got a scrape from a toy that some other kid threw, he wouldn’t let the teacher put anything on it. Like me, he was and is being raised by example to understand that the body heals itself. In fact, that is what he told the teacher, that “the body heals itself.” Wouldn’t it be a better world if we all knew this? What great respect we would have for ourselves and for others. It is our philosophy that sets us apart, it is a simple truth and yes it is practical.


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