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
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,
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
by Bob Braile, D.C.
“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
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 …