Older Folks and Chiropractic Care
Medicine’s Abuse of Your Health and Your Trust
These days, older people are looked at as a growth market… a “gold mine”… for the medical industry. You are being abused by these medical marketers, in Medicine, Big Pharma and various governmental agencies, who are doing their level best to instill fear into you. You’ve been around long enough, you have seen enough of life, to have a great deal of common sense. But, over the years, the Medical machine has done its best to undermine that valuable common sense.
First off, there’s their game of turning normal into abnormal, and, therefore, pathological. Certain normal changes in health, as you get older, are labeled as disease. Some loss of bone mass is expected, even in men. Label it osteoporosis, and it becomes a treatable disease, with drugs that have side effects that will cause real diseases. The same thing is true of blood pressure. It is normal for it to rise a little as you get older. These days, The Doctor wants you to have the blood pressure of a 100 lb. teenager. So, you’re given pills to force down your pressure. After a time, not only can you suffer some direct side effects from the drugs, you may very well suffer from your blood pressure being too low. This can result in fatigue, dizziness, problems in memory and concentration, etc. Have any of that? Is your absolute confidence in The Doctor starting to decline?
Many older people are on multiple prescriptions. You expect real science. Well, there is no real
science on this. No one knows the effects of this polypharmacy. You are the lab rat.
Senior homes are a huge growth industry now. Because they are pleasant places? No. (You wouldn’t know it from the nice brochures.) Because of immediate medical need? Often not. The growing demand for senior homes is based upon fear, that you will need medical care every minute, for the rest of your days. But what if (too much) medical care might end up limiting your days, and marking the rest of your life as sick, depressed and disabled?
Many of the medications you are directed to take daily weaken your body, and your mind. Have you ever wondered why there is so much Alzheimer’s and related dementias around, compared with a generation ago. It’s a tragedy… and it’s an epidemic! Between the excessive lowering of blood pressure. statin drugs (for cholesterol), blood thinners (how much blood are you losing every day?), sleeping pills and psychotropic drugs, it’s no wonder. Then, there are the neurotoxins (brain poisons) that are in your yearly doses of the flu shot, and then there’s the shingles shot and the pneumonia shot. Read the article I wrote about the flu shot in the San Francisco Chronicle, “Alternative to the Sting of a Failed Flu Vaccine.” But, you ask, “What else can I do?”
Time for Some Common Sense?
Mark Twain wrote: “The problem with common sense is that it’s not that common.” That is certainly true when people are talking about, or thinking about health care.
In any other part of your life, if something or someone didn’t work out, you moved on. Excuses for poor performance from people you may have hired never did you any good. That includes doctors. May I suggest that it is time to evaluate what really healps you, and what may actually be hurting you.
Chiropractic Has What You Really Want
Everyone wants to be healthy and happy. Your biggest problem is that you may have been convinced that you can’t have that, because you are too old, or because you have bad arthritis, or insomnia, or fibromyalgia, or a weak heart, or bad kidneys, or Irritable Bowel, or balance so bad that you use a walker.
Dr. B.J. Palmer, “Developer of Chiropractic,” said, “Every organ is connected to the one under your hat.” That is what Chiropractic is based upon. Every cell, tissue, organ and system in your body is controlled and coordinated by your brain and nervous system. If you have interference, Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC), that portion of your body cannot work right (dis-ease), which, left long enough, becomes actual disease. Gentle, specific, scientific chiropractic adjustments correct VSC, allowing your body to heal.
Yes, you can, even at an advanced age… slower than someone younger, but you can still heal. I believe that you have already figured out that you will never heal… get better… from drugs or surgery… from the Outside, in. In Chiropractic, we appreciate that you only heal from Above-down, Inside-out.
Two Things That I Am NOT Saying Here
1. I am NOT saying that you doctor is a bad guy or gal, nor that there is never a place for Medicine. It’s great for life-saving emergencies. But, for everyday stuff, realize that it is NOT health care; it is disease care.
2. I am NOT claiming to make you a teenager. I am NOT claiming to cure or treat any of your diseases or conditions. I am offering you an opportunity to free your brain and nervous system, so that it can do the best it can to give you the best quality of life possible.
Call me at 460-6527, and I will be happy to answer any of your questions. “I will help you.”
“I am 70+ years old and a lifetime of athletics and running was starting to take a toll on my daily life and well-being, leaving me with lingering pain,stiffness, sleep issues and overall malaise. I have been seeing Dr. Harte for 5 weeks and I feel more mentally alert, am sleeping better and we are jointly conquering my various joint and back pains. I appreciate Dr.Harte’s open office environment and great sense of humor and look forward to continuing to work with him.
Dan Cherrick, San Rafael