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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Get your tail checked

Most chiropractors do not check or adjust the tailbone, the coccyx. In my opinion, that is a huge omission. I consider the coccyx to be the third most important spot in the spine, to the nervous system.

Why? The central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) is surrounded (protected, nourished) by cerebro-spinal fluid. This fluid is contained in a bag, called the meninges (as in "meningitis").
The meninges is attached many places inside the skull, over the brain, and continues down the spinal canal, over the cord. HOWEVER, within the spinal canal, it only attached at the first two cervical (neck) vertebrae (right below the skull), and then runns free until the bottom of the spine, attaching to the end of the sacrum (the big triangular bone at the bottom) and the coccyx below. So, the coccyx is the last stop for the meninges.

Virtually everyone has fallen, at one time or another, on his or her tailbone. It hurts, then it "gets better," and you forget about it. But the subluxation of that coccyx remains, forever impacting on the tone of THE WHOLE NERVOUS SYSTEM until it is corrected by chiropractic adjustment. This subluxation not only directly effects nervous tissue; it directly effects spinal fluid.

Even though it is at the other end, subluxation of the coccyx may have massive effect upon the brain, up to and including mental/emotional status.

Get your tail checked, and tell others.

That's my view. What's yours?

Dr Don Harte
Marin straight chiropractor
Liberator of Innate

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ham and Chiropractic

The classic chiropractic koan:

Q: What is the only thing that Man has ever cured?

A: A ham

What is the serious meaning of this? Humankind, the intelligence and will of humankind, up to and including all doctors of all sorts (INCLUDING chiropractors), does NOT cure of heal anything. It is only one's G-d-given Innate Intelligience, the force of Life, that cures, that heals.

Don't quite get it? Well, if you cut yourself, you will heal, even without knowing the very complicated cascade of biochemical events involved. If you cut a dead guy, will he heal? (What is the difference between you and the dead guy?

Don Harte, D.C.
Marin straight chiropractor
Liberator of Innate

Thursday, September 23, 2010


I know that I mentioned in in my last ezine ( ), but I gotta bring it to your attention again.

Have you noticed the growing drumbeat for the flu vaccine? First off, there are two flavors now, regular ("seasonal") and H1N1 (the one from last year that was supposed to kill millions).

NOw it seems that you can get your shots just about anywhere. One of the major drug chains has signs "The Flu Shot: Your Way." So, can we "supersize" it?

And people have the nerve to say that chiropractors are unprofessional. This vaccine-pushing is just outrageous.

Check out what I wrote in the Chronicle in 2004. The issues have not changed. The irresponsibility of the PMG (Pharmaceutical-Medical-Governmental) Complex, though, has gotten far worse

What do you think?

Don Harte, DC
Marin Straight Chiropractor
Liberator of Innate

Monday, September 20, 2010

Wise words from 2300 years ago

Herophilus, a student of Hippocrates, wrote c. 300 B.C.E.:

"When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot become manifest, strength cannot be executed, wealth is useless and reason is powerless."

Smart guy. He is known as the father of anatomy. There he was, a Greek physician in Alexandria, Egypt, 300 BCE, and he was able to differentiate afferent (sensory) nerves from efferent (motor) nerves.

Dr. Don Harte
The Harte of Chiropractic, P.C.
Straight Chiropractic in Marin

Friday, September 3, 2010


"I will sell Chiropractic, serve Chiropractic and save Chiropractic if it will take me twenty lifetimes to do it. I will do it within the law and without the law, in keeping with the law or against the law, in order to get sick people well, and to keep the well from getting sick."
- B. J. Palmer, D.C., Ph.C
The Developer of Chiropractic
And you thought that I was intense.
Don Harte, D.C.
Corte Madera Straight Chiropractor
Slayer of Subluxation
Liberator of Innate

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