Chiropractic Myth: Chiropractors Aren’t Real Doctors
A statement I have heard far too many times is “Chiropractors aren’t real doctors.” I always ask this question in response, “What’s a doctor?” Seems like a silly question, but you’d be surprised at the responses you can hear. It seems most people, when confronted with the question, give me a response along the lines of “Someone who diagnoses and/or gives medicine.”
But what are doctors really by definition? It’s derived from the Latin word doc?re, which means to teach. Essentially a doctor is meant to be a teacher. But what should a doctor be teaching? Judging by the definition I get from many people, they aren’t meant to teach, but more to point out what is wrong, name it, and give you something to “fix” it.
Which path leads to greater health: 1) Waiting until something happens and when it finally comes around deal with it then or 2) Take care of the body God has given you now and insure optimal functioning and health of your body now, so that these issues won’t manifest themselves? Which seems like a better strategy?
So if doctors are meant to teach, they should be teaching on health right? What does our society tend to study and focus on right now? Sickness and disease. How can a doctor teach about health, if all they study is sickness and disease? Shouldn’t they be studying health and be teaching about how to be healthy instead of just fixing what’s going on. What kind of dentist would tell you just to come in when something hurts? A horrible one! We understand taking care of our teeth and maintaining healthy teeth, but with the rest of our body we follow this mindset of “wait and see,” which cannot lead to health.
So lets ask the question again, what makes a real doctor? A real doctor is one who is committed to see you reach your complete and full health, not waiting until something happens. That first sign that something is malfunctioning in your body can be your last. We’ve all heard the story of a guy he seemed completely normal, then during a round of golf on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, he drops dead of a heart attack. Was he healthy before the heart attack? No, it has been going on for years.
As your doctor, I’m committed to helping you reach your full and complete health. My job is to activate the unlimited potential for health that starts right inside of you and help you achieve the life you’ve always dreamed. I desire that kids have a life without limits and are able to fulfill their God-given purpose that they were put on this Earth to do.