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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Dr Harte reports on One More Chiropractic Tragedy

A few days ago, I met a man, a year younger than I, who had had a stroke. It was particularly disturbing that he had a seven year old little girl. So his wife had to care more for him than the little girl.

The chiropractic tragedy? This poor man is going to a chiropractor, or, more accurately, and excuse-for-a-chiropractor. She took no X-rays, did no nerve scans, did no plan of care. Oh, but she also does acupuncture. (Why would you want acupuncture from a chiropractor? And why would a chiropractor want to do acupuncture?) The most shocking thing? This man never heard the word "subluxation." I explained to him that that is like going to the cardiologist and never hearing "blood pressure," "cholesterol," etc. Or going to the dentist and never hearing "teeth." Madness!

This madness is a tragedy. This man is getting garbage care. He thinks that it is Chiropractic, but it is not. He will derive little to no benefit from it, when he is in such extreme need for authentic chiropractic care. He will float, more and more, back to Medical Land, where more tragedy awaits.

If he had an authentic chiropractor, he would have a fighting chance. Always insist upon the real thing. Chiropractic is the detection, analysis and correction of Vertebral Subluxation Complex.

Don Harte, D.C.
Corte Madera Straight Chiropractor
Liberator of Innate

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Chiropractic and the Olympics: Performance vs. Treatment by Corte Madera chiropractor Dr Harte

The Olympics are on.

These days, it is commonplace for chiropractors to be part of the support team for most olympic teams. Common sense.

Why? To treat injuries? No. To allow for as close to 100% of human potential as possible? yes!

Don't you, in your regular, non-Olympic life, want to do the same?

Don't understand? You are your nervous system. You sense your environment through your nervous system. You act through your nervous system. Your body does every function through your nervous system. If you have Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC), you will be at a loss; you will express less life. Gentle, specific, scientific chiropractic adjustments allow your body to express itself as close to 100% as possible. This is important if you are competing in freestyle swimming, or the shot put, or in doing the best at your own tennis game, or your own jogging regimen, or doing well in your job, or getting along in your family. Life is best expressed with no interference, This is why you see a chiropractor. In a sense, Life is your own Olympics.

Don Harte, D.C
Marin Authentic Chiropractor
Liberator of Innate

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

What Effect Does Chiropractic Have on Mental Illness?

Most people associate Chiropractic with dealing with neck and back pain. This is wrong, and this is sad. Sad because Chiropractic is so much more. Going for back pain only is like going to a fine French restaurant, just to munch on the bread.

Chiropractic adjustments liberate the brain and the nerve system from the devastating effects of Vertebral Subluxation Complex. Of course, mental problems reside in the brain... mostly. (Actually the emotional part of the brain, the limbic system, extends into the spinal cord, half way down the spine. So, part of your "emotional" brain is actually in the spine.)

What parts of the spine are most important here? The upper cervical spine, the base of the skull and the first two vertebrae, are like the main switch. When subluxated, there can be torsion on the meninges (the covering over the brain and the cord, containing the cerebro-spinal fluid, the CSF), effecting the CSF, direct pressure on the cord and those spinal nerves, and interference to normal blood flow to the brain. Critical menigeal attachments are also present at the other end of the spine, at the sacrum and the coccyx, the tailbone. I have seen many cases of mental illness, many serious cases, with severe subluxation of the coccyx. And I have seen these people get well, often dramatically after adjustment to the coccyx. Very few chiropractors analyze and adjust the coccyx. Personally, I think that this is critical.

Besides these special areas of the spine, any vertebral subluxation will cause some torsion of the meninges. And any vertebral subluxation will alter the expression of life to a variety of organs. As long as these organs receive an abnormal nerve supply, they will not and cannot function properly. The health of the rest of the body, too, effects the brain, including emotional states.

In the early decades of the 20th century, there were several chiropractic sanitoriums. There, instead of the barbarism of psychiatric treatments, from drugs to ice water baths to insulin shock to various restraints, these mental patients were adjusted. The degree of success in these chiropractic institutions was far greater, no match at all, than the medical hell holes.

What of today's psychiatry? Talk therapy has been replaced by drug therapy, based upon the made-up story  that mental illness is from a "biochemical imbalance." The side effects of these drugs can be horrific. And the patients seem to be patients forever. Then, there's the problem of pathologizing every difference in human behavior, especially prominent in pediatric psychology. A colleague of mine, Dr. Chris Kent, called the DSM (the huge book that has all the billable codes for all of the psychiatric diagnoses) "Mad Magazine for psychiatrists." Is something wrong with this picture?

Every human being should be under regular, wellness chiropractic care. Certainly, everyone with a mental, emotional or behavioral problem should be under chiropractic care.

Don Harte, D.C.
Corte Madera Authentic Chiropractor
Liberator of Innate

Friday, July 13, 2012

"Are Chiropractors Smarter than MD's" asks Corte Madera Chiropractor Dr Harte

“Any living cell carries with it the experience of a billion years of experimentation by its ancestors.”
-            Max Delbruck

The answer to this question is simple, but it may take a bit of effort for that answer to penetrate how you really think and feel.

Chiropractors are smarter than medical doctors. Why? Because they know and appreciate what they don’t know. In the semi-mythical words of Clint Eastwood in the San Francisco cop movie, “Magnum Force,” “A man’s got to know his limitations.”

In Medicine, in medical thinking, both in and out of the profession, there are no limits. For every incurable disease (which is virtually all of them except those that are self-limiting), there is the holy “search for the cure.” They ask for billions to find what they are looking for in a few years, what they promised to find years ago. There are "breakthroughs," where they feel like they are really getting a handle on some disease process, and what to do about it. But it never really is a breakthrough. It is quite true, what I was taught in chiropractic college: "The wonder drug of today will be the blunder drug of tomorrow." And they continue to stumble from one fad to another. They marvel at their own mastery of nature, and ask you to do the same.

Chiropractors marvel at the wonder of Nature, of Life. We understand that we can never understand everything about these very complex processes. And we certainly understand that we cannot direct them to our whims. There is an Innate Intelligence that directs Life, from conception to death. Any interference with the expression of that Innate Intelligence takes away from the expression of Life. This creates dis-ease, which eventually leads to disease. We chiropractors know what we don't know. We correct interference, and get out of the way.

“We chiropractors work with the subtle substance of the soul. We release the imprisoned impulse, the tiny rivulets of force, that eminates from the mind and flows over the nerves to cells and stirs them into life. We deal with the majestic power that transforms common food into living, loving, thinking clay; that robes the earth with beauty and hues and scents the flowers with the glory of the air.

In the dim, dark, distant long-ago, when the sun first bowed to the morning star, this power spoke that there was life; it quickened the slime of the seas and the dust of the earth and drove the cell to union with its fellows and countless living forms. Through eons of time, it finned the fish and winged the bird and fanged the beast. Endlessly, it worked, evolving its form until it produced the crowning glory of them all. With tireless energy, it blows the bubble of each individual life, and then, silently, relentlessly dissolves the form and absorbs the spirit into itself again.

And yet, you ask, ‘Can chiropractors cure appendicitis or the flu?’ Have you more faith in a spoonful of medicine than in the power that animates the living world."
                                                                               - B. J. Palmer, D.C., Ph.C.

Don Harte, D.C.
Marin Authentic Chiropractor
Liberator of Innate

Friday, July 6, 2012

TV Medical Wars by Corte Madera Chiropractor Dr Harte

Sometimes, watching TV, you hit a "perfect storm" between the actual shows.

What do I mean? One drug after another, along with ads for medical goods, like oxygen sources, diabetes supplies, urinary catheters, etc. Seems like the whole damn world is sick. At least they think that they are.

When you listen to the drug ads, each seems like a miracle drug that will save millions from suffering. (None of them, of course, talk of a cure. That's only for fund-raising.) But, if your TV timing is right, mixed in with the drug ads will be the attorney ads for people who have been injured or killed from drugs. There are ads about damage and death from Actos, a diabetes drug, and Fosamax, for osteoporosis. I've seen really sad ads directed at parents whose kids were born very sick or deformed from anti-depressants taken during pregancy. How stupid are doctors for prescribing powerful drugs to pregnant women when it was not a life-or-death situation! And how trusting these women were. It is very sad.

All of it is sad, bordering on the insane! WHEN WILL PEOPLE GET THE IDEA THAT DRUGS DO NOT CURE. They cover up, and they harm people. You cannot get health from a pill, from Outside-in. Authentic chiropractors understand that health only comes from Above-down, Inside-out. This is not dogma. This is biological common sense.

And G-d bless these attorneys that fight for the medically-damaged and killed. They do the work that the FDA allegedly does.

Don Harte, D.C.
Marin Authentic Chiropractor
Liberator of Innate

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