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If The Germ Theory Were Correct; We Would Not Be Here to Talk About It.

Who pays for flu shots? “This year marks the first time that, under U.S. law, Medicare and private insurers will be required to cover the full cost of seasonal influenza vaccination, with no co-pays or deductibles allowed. Uninsured children will also receive free flu shots.”  Sounds like collusion to me. The government, controlled by the drug cartel is draining wealth (and health) from the people.

” So, why do flu advertisements always mention the number of people who die from the flu if they know this number has basically zero relevance to the topic? The reason is that they are strategically deceiving you in order to increase sales. The interesting thing is most people perceive that these campaigns are meant to inform the public for health reasons. Don’t be fooled for a moment. They are using deceptive advertising to increase revenues, not to trick you into becoming healthy.” As the saying goes: “follow the money.”

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One of the moral directives I refuse to violate in my chiropractic work is that of resorting to SCARE TACTICS  which have been perfected by the medical sick care system. I listened last week to a flu shot advertisement which was entirely based on frightening the listener into compliance. “But, this gross deception of insisting that the flu vaccination can reduce your risk of dying is even more disturbing in light of recent studies showing that the flu vaccination has had minimal impact upon the measure of mortality (death) as caused by the flu. A recent study published in the Lancet Infectious Disease journal (Lancet Infect Dis. 2008 Aug;8(8): 460-1) had this to say about flu vaccinations“Recent excess mortality studies were unable to confirm a decline in influenza-related mortality since 1980, even as vaccination coverage increased from 15% to 65%.”

You can’t have it both ways. Either the human body comes with a fully functional immune system or it doesn’t. If there is profit to be made, I suppose from a purely business perspective we must tolerate it.

I want to thank Dr. Zimmer for his fine writing on this topic and this excellent conclusion…”As I stated earlier in this article, I have no problem at all if you want to get the flu shot for you or your family after you consider all of the information. I think you would be better served by washing your hands immediately after touching any surface that is contacted by multiple people. The funny thing is that when you go to your doctor’s office you grab a door knob that has been contacted by MANY sick people. How many times do you use a tissue to open that door or wash your hands immediately after entering the office? Doctor, I am here to get my flu shot because I just touched your door knob! The irony is that you increase your chance of getting the flu simply by going to the doctor to get a flu shot.”

“So, is the flu shot a Trick or a Treat? I would say it is both. There is a lot of tricking going on and the treat is like that person who gives you a couple of pennies… not that great of a treat.”

There is no treat. There is the coercion of tricking parents into vaccinating their kids. They are threated with having their kids refused the treat of entrance to the school. This is borderline stupidity. If vaccination worked why would the ‘protected’ population be at risk from those exercising their right not to? The theory behind this is the theory of herd immunity. “This hypothesis was plucked out of an old college textbook. It states that the more people are immune to an infectious agent, the less likely an immune-compromised individual is to come in contact with it. In other words herd immunity serves as a human shield – a type of immunity – for “at-risk” individuals. But remember, it’s only a hypothesis.”

This flimsy logic is embarrassing or should be so for those touting it. Vaccination and flu shots  are the sacred cash cow of big pharma and nothing more. The body we live through has the highest form of immunity. This ability to adapt  to the environment is a living, evolving attribute and standard equipment in the human body.

 

 

 

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Carlos’ Story of Reconnection to Life…The Beginning.

Health and wellness is the normal default state of the vast majority of human beings.  Which is the most important physical system regulating our moment to moment functions?

Many would say that it is the heart that must beat to pump the blood to oxygenate and detoxify the body’s cells and systems.  Another might insist that its that the powerful muscular diaphragm that must unconsciously contract and relax like a bellows, allowing the lungs to inhale the fresh air and exhale the used vapours. “We are what we eat.” Ever heard that?  Volumes and volumes of texts and peer reviewed articles have been written about the different diets and miraculous nutritional substances without which we could not exist in the natural state for which the human body is designed – called health. A yoga practitioner would postulate that without a discipline of regular movement, life as we know it would not be possible.
A philosopher (lover of knowledge) would contribute the awareness that the term ‘human being’ is a major clue to the answer to the above question. This will be further explained presently. I would agree that each of these concepts is unique and vital to the present time process of being alive and healthy.
The key word in the original question is physical. This could be seen as the ‘human’ aspect of you. So what the heck does ‘being’ represent?  Would you believe that this dimension of you is larger, more abstract and less tangible than the physical is? This is where we exit the “evidence based” ‘box’ and enter the vitalistic realm. Being… is eternal or timeless, whole, free, spiritual, and vibrational. In the vitalistic paradigm the being aspect of us is eminently qualified to heal, regulate  and organize the physical (human) aspect of us.

Why do I talk this way? Because, that’s why. Be cause, not an effect.  I am a member of the chiropractic profession. As such, I profess to believe the human being is a union of the eternal spiritual dimension with the miraculous temporal physical body. I have proof of this.  I experience it every day in my practice . Furthermore I have a video to clearly demonstrate this reality to you. Carlos is a young boy in the Dominican Republic who was dropped on his head over ten years ago. His diminished quality of existence is obvious in the first moments of this video.  I apologize for missing the first minute of this where the circumstances are described. But I feel this 2 minute and 25 second video nonetheless speaks clearly on it own.

If you are currently one of the millions who have made spinal health through the power of the chiropractic adjustment a part of your lifestyle you will see the truth of health as you know it  revealed in this short video. What do I mean? Simply this. As I ask every new patient in our office;  have you ever had the feeling that you are living your life through your nervous system?  Can you remember that everything you experience comes to your awareness through the varied  spinal sensory receptors of your central nervous system?  Whether it is the taste of food, the aroma of flowers, the emotional intensity of a Sunset or the sensitive touch of another’s skin; our ability to feel alive is intimately linked to our brain’s sensory input. To much sensory input can actually be toxic to the brain. Watch for the moment in this video when an upper neck (Atlas) adjustment makes all the difference in this Carlos’ life as he is literally reconnected to his Source.

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Wellness Chiropractic increases libido, weight loss and sleep quality…

What does it mean to change a life?  Why does change depend on life experiences and not words? Because we evolve and transform through being and doing.  My previous blog-post featured this heart felt testimonial. I recently came across the original while doing some filing. I’d love to meet whoever wrote this to do a follow-up assessment and have the obvious conversation.

My intent in this blog is to interpret (in italics) the different elements of this individual’s excellent summary of his first experience of chiropractic care. I believe you will understand why as you read further.  Please share and comment as you are moved to do so. Thanks for dropping in.

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Testimonial  To Dr. Pike, July 1998

“I am a 41 year old man with no major health problems, other than obesity and a general lack of fitness. I’m sure that sixteen years later you can see that both issues our writer mentions are in fact symptoms of potentially major ‘health problems’ in the making. 

“I began seeing Dr Pike as an initial step to improving my overall health. Like most people I was somewhat skeptical about the larger claims from the chiropractic community. If I had a back-ache or neck problem I might have thought about seeing a chiropractor but I left any general health problems to my family physician.  In any event, I had never visited a chiropractor before. I wonder who referred him. It must have been a strong referral by someone who understood the premise behind the “larger claims from the chiropractic community”.  His comments about why he would go to see a chiropractor are a common fundamental  misunderstanding of the profession’s science, art and philosophy. He is to be respected for taking action the way he did to “improve overall health” without knowing how accurate his aim was. This is faith or trust without proof.

“Two months ago I began seeing Dr. Pike two times a week.  I decided to keep on open mind to the whole process and just pay attention to any changes that might occur as the weeks past.” This is a brilliant strategy to keep the judgmental mind from attracting a result that exactly fits the fearful attitude.  This key is essential to success in anything. Creating health is a process involving many different aspects.

“After viewing the initial scan results and x-rays it was determined that my spine was in pretty good shape but I had one vertebra in my neck that had lost some mobility. Dr. Pike recommended we start eight weeks of sessions to re-align that part of my spine. He explained that the spine was the main channel allowing signals to pass up and down between the brain and the rest of the body. The blockage in my neck was likely not allowing my body to function at its best.  We have advanced chiropractic insights in this paragraph. The third principle of chiropractic states that creating health is a natural process and that all processes require the passing of time. The condition of the spine influences the condition and internal stress response within the brain.  Chiropractors are much more brain doctors than ‘pain’ doctors.  The biggest mistake I’ve seen in my over thirty years in practice is that people can’t achieve the state of mind this man did and so quit long before they have experienced what is possible when chiropractic is properly used. Let’s look at what happened in this man’s case…

“After my first adjustment I was somewhat overwhelmed by the affects it had on my entire body.  And while I wouldn’t say the feeling was all that enjoyable I could tell that something was definitely happening.”  This overwhelm is caused by the changes in brain chemistry resulting from the decreased stressors in a healthier spinal system. 

“Since then, each visit has resulted in something happening.  I noticed I was sleeping more deeply, and with more vivid dreams. My hands and other extremities began tingling for several days and I began feeling more energy that I’ve felt in 25 years.  (My wife jokes that there’s definitely no need for Viagra in our house.)  I also noticed an improvement in my ability to focus on tasks at work.” Here we see the process of total transformation which happens with the appropriate use of the chiropractic adjustment. The fact is the only people to know this are those who commit to the process.  These changes are truly impressive. The experience of life with  chiropractic  is profoundly altered is it not?  What other than changes in brain chemistry can explain the first reported differences in sleep and dreams? Significant enhancement in the function of his nervous system are plainly apparent. Increased energy and  stamina with overflow into sexuality, and increased focus are major whole body changes.

‘While it is still early in the process I am very happy to have started seeing Dr. Pike. The increased energy levels have helped me to become more active and concentrate on stemming my over-eating  I also like the idea of doing something to stay healthy rather than waiting until there is a much bigger problem and being forced to take drugs.” The understanding reflected in this paragraph speaks volumes!  He recognizes that after two months exposure to chiropractic care he is still in the “early” stages of the “process”.  He is truly appreciative of Dr. Pike’s assistance.  The connections he is seeing in the massive benefits of chiropractic care are proof of a life-changing experience that he has earned through his conscious investment of his time and energy… and can therefore share in this testimonial. 

“Since my wife would die if she saw any mention about our sex life being displayed in public I would ask that you not publish my name.  I do hope, though, that others get to see this message.  I’m sure they would find it worth considering.  I should also mention that we are planning to have our children start seeing Dr. Pike, too.”  The desire to share his experience with others is a natural impulse in my opinion. Sharing the powerful benefits of a healthy spine with his children is a natural expression of compassion.  Kids make our adjusting room lots of fun.

Yours truly,

“Pleased-and Hopeful”

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“Pleased-and-Hopeful”

Today’s blog from Pike chiropractic is a testimonial dated July of 1998.  I want to say that these words and the feelings expressed through them  by a member of our practice are the highest praise possible for a care provider.

This report is a powerful example of how a person’s life can be dramatically changed by their willingness tokeep on open mind to the whole process and just pay attention to any changes that might occur as this person did.  I invite you to consider how the community as a whole would be transformed by adopting this attitude to “improving overall health“. I will also inject the notion here that chiropractic care is first and foremost a wellness approach which also works to help those who have the desire to take control of their health and get their quality of life back in surprising ways. Read on to learn just how powerful a specific chiropractic adjustment to correct upper neck function can be after 41 years of life.

Testimonial July 1998

“I am a 41 year old man with no major health problems, other than obesity and a general lack of fitness.

I began seeing Dr Pike as an initial step to improving my overall health. Like most people I was somewhat skeptical about the larger claims from the chiropractic community. If I had a back-ache or neck problem I might have thought about seeing a chiropractor but I left any general health problems to my family physician.  In any event, I had never visited a chiropractor before.

Two months ago I began seeing Dr. Pike two times a week.  I decided to keep on open mind to the whole process and just pay attention to any changes that might occur as the weeks past.

After viewing the initial scan results and x-rays it was determined that my spine was in pretty good shape but I had one vertebra in my neck that had lost some mobility. Dr. Pike recommended we start eight weeks of sessions to re-align that part of my spine. He explained that the spine was the main channel allowing signals to pass up and down between the brain and the rest of the body. The blockage in my neck was likely not allowing my body to function at its best.

After my first adjustment I was somewhat overwhelmed by the affects it had on my entire body.  And while I wouldn’t say the feeling was all that enjoyable I could tell that something was definitely happening.

Since then, each visit has resulted in something happening.  I noticed I was sleeping more deeply, and with more vivid dreams.  My hands and other extremities began tingling for several days and I began feeling more energy that I’ve felt in 25 years.  (My wife jokes that there’s definitely no need for Viagra in our house.)  I also noticed an improvement in my ability to focus on tasks at work.

While it is still early in the process I am very happy to have started seeing Dr. Pike. The increased energy levels have helped me to become more active and concentrate on stemming my over-eating  I also like the idea of doing something to stay healthy rather than waiting until there is a much bigger problem and being forced to take drugs.

Since my wife would die if she saw any mention about our sex life being displayed in public I would ask that you not publish my name.  I do hope, though, that others get to see this message.  I’m sure they would find it worth considering.  I should also mention that we are planning to have our children start seeing Dr. Pike, too.”

Yours truly,

“Pleased-and Hopeful”

Further comments by Dr. Pike: When one of our practice members experiences that chiropractic adjustments can:

  1. Affect the whole body in overwhelming ways.
  2. Something definitely happened on ever visit.
  3. Result is much deeper sleep and move vivid dreams
  4. Cause you to feel more energy than twenty five years ago.
  5. Improve libido.
  6. Improve focus on tasks at work.\
  7. Increase energy to the point of becoming more active and able to stem over eating problems.
  8. Be a way to stay healthy rather than wait for a much bigger problem and being forced to take drugs.
  9. Help a family to be and stay healthy for life.

When this happens and it does happen every day in our adjusting room, does this mean that chiropractic is a way to treat all of the above? I hope you can appreciate that we are born to live in wellness and health naturally.  When we forget to care for ourselves and ultimately succumb to stress; this testimonial is proof it is possible for this one man to decide to see beyond what he had always believed and learned from his teachers and preachers, peers and doctors.  By keeping an open mind something will happen in any ones body that has been deprived of spinal health. Discover chiropractic for yourself this week. Thanks for visiting our blog.

 

 

 

 

 

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Chiropractors aren’t pain doctors…we are BRAIN doctors.

Spine to Brain

Over my years of experience I have seen many spontaneous changes in behaviour in both children and fully grown adults.  Do you have ADHD? Do you know and clearly understand that your focus and concentration along with hyperactive and impulsive states can only be changed by altering your brain?  An estimated 3 to 4 million children, and probably even more adults have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  In our current health model, ADHD is most often thought of as a medical disorder often requiring medical treatment, largely via mind-altering drugs such as Ritalin or Adderall which happen to be class II narcotics very similar to cocaine. Drugs work; but at what cost?

However, there actually is NO standard definition or standard of treatment for ADHD. NONE!  BUT there is an accurate way of understanding what ADHD is. Would you like to learn how to change your mind by de-stressing your brain? Would you also like to get over the habit of being your stressed out self because your brain is finally available for you to use? If so, you are one of our attendees for Understanding ADHD  this Wed. Oct 15th at 7:00 pm until we are done. This free workshop will give you a solution if you are ready to embrace the concept that your biology can both grow and limit who you are being in your life.  For an introduction to this, read on and thank you for visiting this blog. To register for the workshop simply go to www.pikechiropractic.com and follow the links.

Chiropractors are brain Doctors? How can this be so? Well first lets examine what the term Doctor means. Webster’s defines Doctor as:  “a person who is skilled in the science of medicine; a person who is trained and licensed to treat sick and injured people”. Its not difficult to see the problem with this narrow perspective is it. I checked the thesaurus to explore a wider more comprehensive view of what Doctor means…Here I found other words like: expert, professor, scientist, healer and specialist.  This means that the title Doctor is about being knowledgeable and experienced on a particular subject. I’m certain most of us are aware of many different types of doctors. A good example of this is Ph.D – “A Doctor of Philosophy degree, abbreviated Ph.D., is the highest academic degree anyone can earn. Because earning a Ph.D. requires extended study and intense intellectual effort, less than one percent of the population attains this degree; society shows respect for a person who holds a Ph.D. by addressing them with the title “Doctor’‘.  While writing this piece I became aware that Ph. D. actually refers to a Doctor of Philosophy which literally means a teacher of the ‘love of knowledge’. This is my intention with this article, to share with you my love of the knowledge of the services rendered by the chiropractic profession which I am very aware are fully understood by a very few.

There it is then.  The designation Doctor is to be respected. There are numerous type of Doctors. Each is unique. Chiropractic is the first regulated profession on Earth to embody the principle that the human body under the guidance of Life’s Inborn Intelligence is expressing via the central nervous system, as the self-healing and self-regulating abilities we each depend on daily. Each day our body must manifest 2.5 million cells a minute to replace exhausted resources. This is a core awareness of the presence of life isn’t it? Life is always pregnant with intelligence. Further to this, I believe that by openly acknowledging and professing this fact our profession is courageously pioneering a system of brilliantly caring for people of all ages from the womb to the tomb.  Many of the clients I am referring to have lived in a way that allows them the experience and privelege of never having to have to rely on the treatments from a doctor of medicine.

The first chiropractor stated that chiropractic adjustment is the re-connection of man the physical with man the spiritual. What does this mean? The physical body often requires help due to its overexposure to one or more of the stressors of living in this world. The basic premise of chiropractic principles focuses on the fact that the spinal system connects the body to the brain that is regulating ALL of its cells and systems. What does the term spiritual mean? The term spiritual in this context in my opinion means the presence of a timeless influence which is vibrational in nature.  This frequency or tone is a quality of life’s expressed forces…invisible, often silent, continuous and constant. I have no hesitation stating this fact because I measure and monitor it in my patient’s nervous systems daily. as heat and electrical activity. I am not one to discriminate against another doctor who may use different language in their preferred explanation of their approach to what they do and why.  But this does not mean I won’t take issue with how some perceive chiropractic and its scientific impact as less than scientific in its significance than “medical science”

As an example  here I’ll refer to the initial definition of Doctor above in Webster’s definition which alludes to the “science of medicine”.   An article entitled Where is the Wisdom: is an indication of the poverty of medical evidence to support the alleged scientific validity of medical treatment.  In this piece by David Eddy, M.D., Ph. D. it is stated that “Only about 15% of medical interventions are supported by scientific evidence…This is partly because only 1 % of the articles in medical journals are scientifically sound.”BMJ 1991 303:798.

I could go on but the title of this blog demands that I proceed with the clarification of the important role of chiropractic adjustment. What is the difference between pain relief and the integrity of the brain body connection?  I will state this as simply as I can. The body is constantly informing the brain of its status. This is a process of biofeedback being realized…being made real by the intelligence of life ‘listening’ through the instrument of its creation we know as the human brain. Next I will describe the process of connection through the spine to your brain but first I have a request of you. Please walk to the nearest mirror and look into your eyes. Ask yourself if it is possible that you are a conscious living being experiencing a life through the miracle that is your central nervous system. Everything in life that is physical, chemical and emotional is appreciated in this way.  We don’t taste with the taste buds our tongue but with the integration of our brain and we don’t smell with the oliphactory sensors of the nose but with our brain.

As a chiropractor I know that the brain can only serve the body if and when it has an accurate concept of what the body is in need of. Your body is constantly and consistently expressing its status via various mechanical, heat, pressure and chemical sensors through several spinal tracts into the brain’s perceptual network of trillions of cells. Pain is an emotion that varies in our bran’s register according to our individual perceptions.  Positive information tells your brain about proprioception:  about where your body is in space or its posture ie spinal attitude. The body’s t toxic reactive feedback to your brain includes all nociception. This is also know as negative information which informs the brain of either potential or actual tissue damage. This is vital information the brain must know immediately. The stress of physical, chemical and emotional experiences can overload our master system. Each of us is living in the state of alostasis (previously homeostasis).  This means the state of dynamic balance we achieve as we juggle the various task of living. When our alostatic tollerance is breached or exceeded we enter the state of dis-ease or stress overload. The state of subluxation or neural disturbance due to spinal stress is reduced by chiropractic adjustment. This intervention modulates the intensity of the stress load bombarding the brain. The universal symptoms of stress response by the brain  include sleeplessness, digestive shutdown, immune system shutdown and infertility. These are withheld in favour of increased blood flow  to the brain, heart and  skeletal muscles to achieve the survival based stress response in the short term for a  fight or flight confrontation. Unfortunately in today’s culture this state is anything but a short term engagement with the evil demons we call our daily stressors.

When I describe chiropractors as brain Doctors, I’m referring to chiropractic adjustment as the specific, gentle reduction of spinal subluxation.  The skill of your friendly neighbouhood Doctor of Chiropractic is profound. Each chiropractic adjustment of spinal misalignment serves to radically diminish the chronic state of brain overload known since the days of Dr. Hans Selye as the stress response and transforms this into a relaxation response.  In this way your regular wellness chiropractic visits may well save your life by extending it into the dynamic state of alostatic harmony that is your one and only life.  To see you back as nothing more than an achey burden is far short of the truth that once know will transform your view of this breakthrough profession.