Holiday Issue 2003

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  New Beginnings
  Dr. Jim Dubel


  Edited by:
  Now You Know
  Dr. Bob Braile


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The First Christmas

Nearly 2000 years ago the baby Jesus was born in a manger in Bethlehem. This blessed event would have been looked upon quite differently if seen from a medical perspective. Let us examine the so-called "modern" thinking about this event.

What a big risk our Heavenly Father took when He sent His Son to us in the way He did. First of all, the Virgin Mary was much to young to bear such an important child. Plus, no tests were performed to see if she was even capable of carrying the child full term. Also, Mary was not adequately prepared. She attended no birthing classes, did not practice her breathing, nor did she read up on the birth process.

It should also be noted that some safety procedures were ignored during this pregnancy. I mean, no blood tests were done, no obstetric examinations, no ultra sound, or even the listening and monitoring of the child's heart beat. And surely, for such an important baby, an amniocentesis should have been done! Not even the proper regime of vitamins was given to the mother for her nutrition. When you think about it, we're taking a major risk here.

And just think of the terrible conditions for the birth itself. Certainly stable was not sterile. And with all those animals in the same room it's a wonder there wasn't a major infection. Not even simple clean sheets, or surgical masks for the three Wise Men were used. And I'm quite sure that Mary was not on the proper delivery table with her feet in the stirrups.

If that's not bad enough, common medical practice was ignored from this point on. Certainly an important woman like Mary should have been given some pain relievers or a spinal block to help ease her discomfort. Of course an episiotomy would have been called for to help out. I'll bet that a set of clamps weren't even available in case of need. Not to mention the lack of fetal monitoring equipment in case an emergency cesarean was required. I mean this whole procedure sounds like a nightmare.

From there on it still got worse. No surgical instruments to cut the cord, no silver nitrate for the baby's eyes, no fetal intensive care units, no alcohol rubs, no temperature control cubicles, no suction of the child's nose or throat, none of the modern safety precautions that should have been used.

The more I think about it, the more I'm convinced this entire procedure was a menace to the mother and child. Someone should be liable for mal-practice in a case like this. With the state of things as they were, I'll bet the child Jesus never even got His required vaccinations!

I don't know,... but if it were up to modern medicine, this should have been done much differently. God sure took a big chance.....

... or maybe we need to rethink the things we think are necessary and stop interfering with normal God-given miracles.

by Bob Braile, D.C.

The “Gift” of Chiropractic

In reflecting over my career in Chiropractic, whenever we get close to the holidays many special emotions are awakened. I imagine the first and strongest is being grateful for being a Chiropractor. Realizing that the greatest “gift” anyone could ever receive is the “gift” of health through Chiropractic.

We, as Chiropractors, are able to perform a simple task, administering “an adjustment,” which enables the nervous system to express life and health to its fullest potential. This in itself is truly a blessing. Equally a blessing is the understanding of “the adjustment” and how we, as Chiropractors, are “gifted” with the philosophy our profession lives by.

To think that universal intelligence, “GOD”, has given us the tools, (a set of hands), which are capable of removing subluxations, is another blessing. We have our tools with us every moment of every day and that we can use these tools to adjust any time, any location on Earth, day or night. That these tools can be used regardless of sex, age, skin color, language spoken height, weight, religion or political conviction.

“Chiropractic works,” every time on every person. It has no boundaries or borders and is not limited to education, technique, or the understanding of its philosophy. We need not question why or how it works, we need only understand and trust in GOD, that it works.

In the 108 years since the first chiropractic adjustment was purposefully given, the philosophy and art of Chiropractic and its “Big Idea” has remained the same. It has worked every time, in every patient. It has worked with every technique used by every Chiropractor. This will never change! If Chiropractic has worked one time in one person, than it has and will work every time in every patient. This is a Universal Law.

During the Holiday Season I reflect back on the many lives I have touched. I give thanks for all that Innate has given my family and me. I count the blessings of friends and patients who believe in that which I believe and I thank GOD for everything in my life because of Chiropractic … The “gift” of Chiropractic and the blessings that have been bestowed upon me from this great profession are all I could ever hope and pray for. May GOD flow from above, down, his bounteous strength to you and yours for A New Beginning for A New Future in the New Year!

Have a Wonderful Holiday Season …
All My Love, Loyalty and Friendship …
Jim Dubel

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