Chiropractic: Helping Babies Poop Since 1895
I get pooped on a lot. I’ve come to peace with it but it was not something that was on the Chiropractic School brochure! The first time it happened I was a little shocked but I was filled with joy and gratitude. Joy because it had been a week since that little girl had pooped and even if it was while I was adjusting her I was nothing but happy to see her suffering end. Gratitude because I got to see first hand the power of healing that lives inside all of us.
These days chiropractic has been relegated to pain treatment. Over the years we have come to be the neck pain, back pain, headache doctors. There are lots of reasons why this is the case, one of them being that studies have proven that chiropractic is the most effective treatment for pain another being the pressure from our medical licensing boards lording over chiropractic schools (a story for another day). But chiropractic has never and will never have anything to do with pain!
Way back in 1895 Dr. DD Palmer was curious. He was a learned guy and had a lot of questions. In his drive to help sick people get well and live long happy lives he started questioning the medical system. It became clear to him that medicine is the study of disease and what causes man to die. Dr. Palmer didn’t want to just prevent death or disease in his patients. He wanted to restore life! He wanted sick people to get well but he also wanted people to live full, vibrant lives far beyond sickness well into health and vitality. So he asked a different question. He began to study HEALTH instead of disease. He looked for what caused a man to LIVE not what caused him to die. What he found started a new profession and has been making babies poop on chiropractors ever since.
Palmer discovered and defined the Principle of Health. This was not a new idea. In fact humans have honored this principle from the beginning of time. Every civilization over every age has spoken of a greater power that gives life to man. It has gone by varying names; life, nature, the universe, great spirit, prana, chi, the list goes on. But the fact is that we have always recognized and honored the reality that there is something far greater than us that gives us life, keeps us alive, and heals us. Palmer knew this but he saw around him a world that was forgetting it.
Modern Medicine was beginning to take root at the turn of the century. J.D. Rockefeller with his billions was pushing his newly found petrochemicals onto the medical system. He donated millions of dollars to the schools that would teach his new drugs made from oil. He literally wrote the book on modern chemical medicine. He is the reason that when you go to your doctor today you are not offered a solution. You are offered a drug. But what ended up happening is far more tragic than the side effects of taking man-made chemicals. People stopped honoring the fact that life and health comes from something far greater than human minds can fathom and that the greatest doctor is the one that lives within not the chemist in a white coat.
DD saw this. He was determined to get humanity back on track. He began chiropractic as a profession that would first and foremost honor the life, the healing, the intelligence that God placed inside of man. He preached that the human body was not made broken and flawed lacking man-made drugs requiring chemicals to stay alive and fight disease. He taught the truth that the natural state of the human body is HEALTH and the only reason that a person suffers from pain, sickness, or disease is that there is an interference in the body’s ability to function properly and heal the way that God designed it. He started chiropractic as a means to remove the interference and allow the body to go back to work healing, repairing, and regenerating the body. He never once adjusted someone because they had back pain. He adjusted them because he knew that interference to the nervous system because of a misalignment in the spine would result in lack of function, create dis-ease, and would lead to less life and early death.
Babies are supposed to poop. The life and intelligence that God put inside of each baby tells it that when food comes in, the extra has to go out. If that isn’t happening correctly there is always a reason why and that reason is never a lack of chemicals. It is always an interference to their little body’s ability to function properly and poop!
Whether it constipation, high blood pressure, asthma, hormone imbalance, auto immune disease, cancer, or simple low back pain, there is always a cause and the solution is always to give the body what it needs, restore life and let the healing and pooping begin.
In Health and Faith,