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
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
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
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.