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Dynamic Chiropractic – January 28, 2002, Vol. 20, Issue 03

Completing Chiropractic Destiny

By Frank King, DC
This column is the beginning of a series of articles to be published throughout 2002. My focus is to equip the doctor of chiropractic with the therapeutic punch our profession needs to fulfill its foundational potentials.

Correcting Nerve Interference

Homeopathy corrects nerve interferences the hands of the chiropractor cannot reach. In fact, homeopathy empowers the chiropractor to impact the whole nervous system. Together, chiropractic and homeopathy equip the chiropractor to safely and effectively help the majority of health problems plaguing our society, by correcting the plethora of nerve interferences occurring throughout the whole person.

The powers and potentials of our great profession far exceed what we have seen. Our profession was positioned from its beginning to expand its power and influence, not shrink back in mediocrity. To accurately set our compass to the full potential of chiropractic we must first set our vision with that of the founders who created chiropractic.

I am reminded of D.D. Palmer's vision about how he had expected chiropractic to mature. In The Chiropractor's Adjuster (1910, pg. 15) he stated:

"But as soon as the human mind is capable of absorbing a still more refined and advanced method and human inspiration demands it, it will be delivered to the denizens of the earth. A few years ago it was thought impossible to send a telegram without using a stretched wire from post to post to convey it from one point to another. Today, by proper adjusting, messages are sent thousands of miles over land and sea without the need of posts or wire. Is it too much to expect a similar development, along chiropractic lines, to be awaiting our beck and call?"

I believe D.D.'s vision for chiropractic is fulfilled by homeopathy. Homeopathy offers chiropractic the ability to go beyond the limitations of the stretched-wire-from-post-to-post analogy. We will never fulfill the high call of chiropractic until we transcend the limitations of the spine and address the bigger picture, involving the plethora of nerve interferences throughout the whole body. A more complete understanding of nerve interference would encompass a combination of aberrant neurological dysfunctions including reflex aberrations; abnormal reflex responses; dysfunctional memory patterns; pathological reflexes; and inherited reflex anomalies that can occur anywhere from the brain to the most peripheral portions of our body. As we take steps to embrace a bigger picture of nerve interference, we will take quantum leaps toward fulfilling D.D.'s vision for chiropractic.

Homeopathy offers chiropractic a detailed and comprehensive approach to correcting the deeper dimensions of nerve interferences beyond the bone on the nerve. We are intimately interconnected to our world. We cannot survive more than a few minutes without the right relationship with the atmosphere from which we breathe, drink, eat or live. Homeopathy extracts the innate vital force from these substances through a comprehensive process called potentization. Homeopathy offers chiropractic over 200 years of controlled studies, called "provings," backed by clinical outcomes to confirm its efficacy and safety. Homeopathy provides a comprehensive compilation of our neurosensory relationships to the substances of our world. This information is recorded in various texts called homeopathic materia medicas and repertories.

Like chiropractic, homeopathy works to activate our body's innate abilities to express optimal health. Homeopathy, with its serial dilutions and successions beyond the molecular levels, works not biochemically, but bio-energetically upon the nervous system to activate proper healthy functions of the body. The science of homeopathy offers the chiropractor a detailed network of tools to easily, safely, and effectively correct the bigger picture of nerve interference.

Homeopathy and chiropractic coincide ideally in philosophy, mode of action, and effectiveness.

  1. Philosophy - The body is a self-healing organism. Healing occurs when proper communication is established in the nervous system. Symptoms are the body's own way of saying it needs help through the sensory nervous system. Our purpose is to help the body, not mask or suppress this phenomenon of sensory communication, but express the body's attempt to heal.

  2. Mode of Action - This assists the body's innate natural healing capabilities through the nervous system. Healing occurs from above, down, inside, and out. Retracing or temporary aggravation of symptoms is the body's positive attempt to heal and may indicate the true healing responses to the cause of disease.

  3. Effectiveness of Results - Homeopathy has the most profound effect on the nervous system; often symptomatic relief is noticed within minutes or even seconds of taking a homeopathic remedy, confirming its therapeutic pathway through the nervous system.

This sounds like chiropractic, yet these basic principles go back over 200 years to the inception of homeopathy, before D.D.'s discovery of chiropractic.

B.J. Palmer's vision was to empty the hospitals, insane asylums and jails and fill the churches. Homeopathy offers chiropractic the opportunity to expand its scope of practice to begin fulfilling B.J.'s vision. Homeopathy has an exhaustive armamentarium to correct imbalances in both body and soul.

What Kind of DC Do You Want to Be?

If you feel unfulfilled or that something is missing in your practice, then it's time to ask yourself some serious questions that can make a significant change to your practice. Do you desire to experience more in chiropractic than the basic aches, sprains, and strains of a musculoskeletal practice? Is it in your heart to help the whole person? Do you want to rise from the mundane and take chiropractic to a new level? Would you like safe, simple, and easy-to-apply legal procedures to effectively help the growing multitudes that suffer from the chronic recurrent conditions in which conventional procedures (medical and chiropractic) have been ineffective?

Are you ready to be liberated as a chiropractor, free to help more people and broaden your scope of influence? Do you want to increase your value as a DC?

The Ideal Practice

What would be the ideal practice for a doctor of chiropractic? You would have an abundance of patients waiting to see you without having to use sales gimmicks. Patients would travel long distances to see you and would pay cash for your services, whether they had insurance or not; patients would be liberated from managed care and the co-dependency of health insurance companies. You would have the good reputation of helping people other doctors could not. Would you want to help more people in fewer visits than other chiropractors? Everyone wants to see the doctor who can correct so-called chronic conditions that others cannot! If this is the kind of practice you want to have and the kind of doctor you want to be, then read on.

The majority of the public is affected by so-called incurable or recurring problems that neither medical nor chiropractic has been able to resolve. These people are open to, hungry for, even hoping and praying for someone to come along with answers. Disease has been robbing people of quality of life and longevity. The majority of the population is seeking a doctor at least willing to step up to the plate and try to help.

Beyond the restrictions of insurance and managed care, people are willing and ready to find someone with an answer. The answer to their prayers can be you. Are you willing to break the mold and get out of the box? Are you ready to legally and ethically step out and experience the potentials awaiting you?

The rewards are many. After 20 years of practice, I can honestly say there are no incurable diseases; only incurable people who haven't found the pieces of health they need to receive their healing. You, doctor, have the opportunity to provide those pieces of health in which this world is so hungry to receive!

Frank King,DC,ND
Asheville, North Carolina

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