HOW TO CURE ANYTHING
Let me first start by saying that the only thing that is really "cured" is ham. Please note that I am using the word "cure" in today's Blog Post loosely. The body was created and designed by God as a self-healing organism. When it is no longer capable of healing itself, it falls into an increasing state of disrepair. We need to do more than simply cover up symptoms; we need to ask why. Symptoms are largely why we go to doctors. But far too often, our modern medical community is far more interested in covering these symptoms with a seemingly endless PHARMACOPEIA, than actually dealing with the underlying causes of those symptoms --- and then acting like this is some sort of "cure". You know this is true. How many doctors are really addressing the underlying cause(s) of their patient's Heart Disease in the correct manner? Or DIABETES? Or just about any sort of nasty disease process you can imagine (HERE or HERE are some lists)?
People come to me all the time asking the same general question. Doctor Schierling. Have you got anything natural for my high blood pressure? What sort of natural supplement do you have that will let me loose about 70 pounds? What about my heart problems ---- anything natural for them? Can you cure my digestive problems naturally? What sort of natural treatment can you do for my hormones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fibro, Blood Sugar, Autoimmune Disease, or (________ insert your disease du jour here)?
But read between the lines. What is the question that most folks are really asking? "Hey Doc, What have you got that will take care of my health problems, help me drop about 70 pounds, keep me active in the bedroom, but allow me to keep the same self destructive habits I have had my whole life? I mean gosh darn it doc, it's my parents fault! I'm just one of the unlucky ones who has bad genes." Blaming others is easy. It's something we all do well --- especially that GENETIC THING. No one likes to admit that their health problems just might be their own fault. After all; health is no longer our responsibility ---- it's what our doctors and government do for us.
Doc, I have symptom "A", so give me drug / supplement "B". I have a cold so give me an ANTIBIOTIC. I have a pain, please prescribe me some PAIN MEDS. It's the easy way out. It is the promise modern medicine has been making for decades. Doctors are just doing what Ray Davies and The Kinks sang about back in the early 80's ----- they're giving the people what they want. After all; it doesn't really require any effort from patients. Just like putting a tithe in the offering plate is easier than getting down to the hard work of spreading the gospel person by person by person, it's just plain easier to pay someone else to take care of our health. That's America today. It's not my fault doc. It's not my responsibility doc. Do it for me. And by golly, make sure it's easy! Oh no, no, no doc ---- I hate vegetables. Are you crazy doc, I could never give up my DIET SODAS --- I just don't like the taste of water. You have to understand; I'm just way too tired to move when I come home from work. I used to really like you doc when all you did was "pop" my back, but now you're stepping on toes.
Doctor's appointments, EXAMINATIONS, diagnostic testing, SCANS, procedures, drugs, more drugs, and still more drugs. And then we start down a bit rougher path --- only now it's not just drugs; it's surgeries. People think that if they can just keep that MEDICAL MERRY GO ROUND spinning long enough, maybe one of their many doctors will finally figure out what's wrong. It's comforting to believe that someone else can do it for us. But the problem is, far too often; they can't. If you really search your souls, most of you will have to admit that far too many of the promises of modern medicine are hollow ---- like a tree that looks good on the outside but is rotten in the middle.
TAKING THE CURE
Whether you are going to use modern medicine or use something "natural", is not the issue we are really addressing here today. Contrary to what you think this Blog Post is about, there is no dishonor in going to the doctor. The dishonor is in not thinking, researching, learning, and acting for yourself. This is because no matter how good, smart, or caring your doctor is; they can only do so much. Remember what we just said? Your body must ultimately heal itself. Most medical interventions don't really promote true healing. Your road to real recovery and true health cannot end with drugs, tests, and surgeries.
So; what do you do? Almost every single patient reading this, no matter what sort of health condition you are dealing with, could benefit from THIS basic get-back-to-health protocol.
I have said it before, but it bears repeating. While our clinical results are frequently excellent, I do not want to insinuate that every person I see gets the same great results seen on our Testimonial Page. The material provided on this page is for strictly informational purposes only. It is not meant to replace or substitute for the recommendations or advice of your physician, medical provider, or priest. The products I mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. The information contained in this site should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. If you believe you have a medical condition or problem contact your medical doctor. The statements contained in this Blog Post have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
Dr. Schierling completed four years of Kansas State University's five-year Nutrition / Exercise Physiology Program before deciding on a career in Chiropractic. He graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in 1991, and has run a busy clinic in Mountain View, Missouri ever since. He and his wife Amy have four children (three daughters and a son).