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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Corte Madera Chiropractor Talks "Anti-Aging"

I usually shy away from vague, often misused and over-marketed terms like "anti-aging." It is often applied to various make-up "miracles," dubious herbal treatment and potentially dangerous injections of HGH (human growth hormone). But... the term seems to be a perfect fit for what I have in mind.

For those of you who are not yet Practice Members, I should place the discussion that I will be discussing. Unlike "normal" offices, with separate rooms, I have an open adjusting room, which we call the Adjustatorium. Way better adjustments. Way more fun!

So, a couple of weeks ago, a Practice Member whose been coming, on wellness care, since 1987, comes into the Adjustatorium and sits down on the bench. I remarked that he had a birthday coming up. Just to harass him in a friendly way, I asked if it was his 100th birthday. He said, "No, I'm 70." Everyone remarked how well he looked for 70. Very true; they weren't just being polite, they were being truthful. Then, a woman on one of the chiropractic tables says "I'm 50." Same thing. Then we all got to talking about all the older people in the practice who look so much younger, and are so much healthier than their peers. For the most part, little to no drugs, very few doctor visits, very active. So many people over the years "out of the norm"... looking good, feeling good, actually BEING healthy, because their vertebral subluxations are corrected regularly. A healthy nervous system, with less interference, makes for a healthier individual. Biological common sense.

I mentioned one of the Practice Members, very up in her years. Sometimes, she misses her weekly wellness visit. When she does, she gets wobbly, physically and mentally, and if she goes more than two weeks without an adjustment, her skins becomes yellow. But when she is like this from falling behind, and then she gets adjusted, it is amazing how fast she gets back to her chiropractic normal. Of course,, for her age, the medical normal would be wobbly and yellow.

As you get older, so do your vertebral subluxations, and consequently, your subluxation degeneration (what other people might call spinal arthritis). The effects of a compromised nervous system (THE system that runs every other system) usually become apparent with age, whether it be heart disease, urinary problems, constipation, vertigo, bad knees or hips, fatigue, insomnia, arthritis, diabetes, circulatory problems, loss of mental clarity, respiratory issues, etc. Getting real (straight) chiropractic care allows your body to heal, to improve functioning.

In "Medical Land," this is impossible. You're told "Learn to live with it. You're getting old." You are trained not to expect any better... ever. Yet, older people have come to me over the last thirty years, and gotten well, often cutting down or totally dumping their meds, from conditions that they were led to believe were permanent.

You can be a sheep and follow the medical rules, or you can come and get checked, to see how I can help you, no matter how old or how sick you are. You CAN do better!

Be Well,
Don Harte, D.C.
Marin Straight Chiropractor

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