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Chronic Illnesses

What Does Chiropractic Have to do with Regular Diseases, and with Health, in General?

As an authentic (real, subluxation-centered) chiropractor in Marin County, I do not treat symptoms, diseases or conditions. I don’t treat anything. I seek to correct CAUSE (Vertebral Subluxation Complex, or VSC) through the chiropractic adjustment, and I get out of the way. I do not seek to cover up or maintain the symptom or the condition, as medication would, nor cut pieces out, like surgery would. I adjust, and allow your body to heal.

Woman with head painThe brain and the nerve system run your body. This is basic biology. If the nerve going to the muscles of your right big toe is cut, you will not be able to move that toe. What if that nerve isn’t completely severed, but it compromised in some significant way? Will those muscles work right? It’s the same thing when nerves going to your organs are compromised.

Dr. B.J. Palmer, “The Developer of Chiropractic,” observed “The specialist is one who know more and more about less and less.” An organ, or a system, does not function improperly (get sick) by its own will. It is told what to do, it is controlled and coordinated by the nerve system. If this vital communication is compromised, that organ or system cannot heal, cannot function properly, no matter what drug is taken, no matter what surgical procedure is performed. When that communication is restored, your body is free to heal, to function normally. This is what Chiropractic is about, correcting interference, allowing your body to become well and stay well.

Over the years, people have come to me with a wide variety of diseases and conditions, many told that they had to “live with it,” and be on drugs for the rest of their lives. And they did better, many much better! Like what? Diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, low thyroid, PMS, menopausal problems, vertigo, fibromyalgia, urinary issues, gout, irritable bowel, chronic fatigue, rheumatoid arthritis, just to name a few. Infections? You think that the MDs have a handle on those?

If the germ theory were correct, there would be no one alive to believe it.”

B.J. Palmer, D.C., Ph.C. “Developer of Chiropractic”

The state of the rest of the body affects the brain, and the brain regulates itself.

Hands around the sunThe currently popular theory of mental disease being the result of “biochemical imbalance” is a marketing strategy to sell drugs. Don’t believe me? If you were told that you have a biochemical imbalance, or know someone who was told this, was there a test of the brain chemistry done?

The brain is, obviously, part of the nerve system. Two points to consider:

  • The health of the rest of the body affects the brain, as in blood sugar too high or too low, thyroid or adrenal glands operating too actively or too inactively.
  • Any disturbance to the very delicate nerves and cord in the spine will affect the meninges (the bag that holds the cerebro-spinal fluid, over the brain, the cord and the beginning of the spinal nerves) and the brain itself. This disturbance, Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC) is especially significant for the brain when it is found in the upper cervical region (top of the neck) and down at the bottom of the spine, the sacrum and the coccyx (tailbone). Often, there is no pain in the spine to alert you.

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People have come to me with depression, anxiety, or just plain cranky all the time, gotten adjusted, and have lived better, happier lives. Give our Marin County chiropractic office to see how we can help you!


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