There is a new article published by Harvard Medical School supporting chiropractic care, Chiropractic Care for Pain Relief. The link is http://www.health.harvard.edu/pain/chiropractic-care-for-pain-relief.
It is truly a wonderful sign of progress and much-needed change when a medical institution that has been regarded as one of the most conservative historically puts personal gain and prejudice aside, and instead looks at health care benefits for all patients. Most people are unaware of the funding of medical schools in this country by pharmaceutical giants. In order to keep the money coming in, the product needs to be pushed by the institution onto the students. The students then learn to diagnose and medicate. Interestingly, no drug promises to “cure” anything. Relieve symptoms, yes. And as Americans, we are programmed to believe that an absence of symptoms is equivalent to health. We have been paying the price for this line of thinking for decades, and many believe the worst is yet to come.
Is it any wonder that we are continually battling new drug crises among adolescents and teenagers, not to mention young adults? From a young age what they witness in their own families is to pop a pill if you have a symptom. Later if life when a maturing child experiences the social and emotional pain of growing up, is it any wonder the first thing many reaches for is a temporary fix to numb the pain?
As parents, we need to look at our own medicine cupboards first and review the example we are setting for those that count on us and learn from us.
We are incredibly blessed to serve a wide variety of patients here in the clinic, now entering its 18th year! There is nothing more satisfying than seeing patient’s lives changing for the better when they are free of pain and stress that has plagued many for years. Chiropractic has not just changed our patient’s lives, it has changed ours as well.
Thank you to the many friends we have made over the years, it has been a pleasure making an impact on your lives and of those you have referred to us.
Now bring on the Spring!
Catherine Camp, DC