The Big Myth

In our last couple of Blog entries, we have talked about how the choices we make with respect to our health are not only influenced by our paradigm, or worldview, we also talked about how what we do today will impact our future. We also talked about the fact that, by far, the biggest impact on our health and wellness are the choices we make, and not the way we are made. If you haven’t read these, take a quick look at them.  Today let’s look at one of the biggest myths when it comes to our health, and it’s one you are going to have to dispel if you desire long lasting health and wellness.

Perhaps one of the most common questions we ask people when we begin a conversation is, “How are you?”, to which the answer is almost always “I’m fine thanks, and you?”  Perhaps the best reply should then be, “now tell me the truth!” We can learn a lot from this little conversation starter, because everyone who feels fine will always assume they are fine – the problem is, that is simply not true.

The biggest myth in healthcare is, “If I feel good, I must be healthy”, and it is also the primary focus of most healthcare providers – get people feeling good again, and while that is not a bad thing, the simple alleviation of symptoms does not mean restoration of health.   This thinking also applies to test results – if the results can be returned to normal, then I must be healthy.  Again, not necessarily true.

Perhaps the easiest example is a headache or back ache.  If we take pain pills to remove the symptom of the pain but do not address the cause of the headache or back pain, we are no healthier. Or, if we take drugs to lower cholesterol but don’t address the cause of the elevated cholesterol, are we any healthier?

Perhaps even more serious, we can feel fine one day and be diagnosed with a serious disease the next day – clearly our symptom-free status did not equate to lack of disease.

You can see how this all relates back to the paradigm we operate from when it comes to healthcare.  When symptom relief is the primary focus (often by taking drugs) of our engagement in healthcare, we are selling ourselves short.

The paradigm shift is this – we need to focus on preventing sickness and disease long before we are forced to alleviate the symptoms of disease, and this is done by investing in your body’s innate ability to heal and be well, all through life, right from the beginning.  From the chiropractic perspective, this means adjusting the spine to correct subluxations from interfering with the nervous system, and then maintaining that correction.  When God designed the body, He chose the nervous system to control it, and thus it is the master control system and its health must be maintained.

Thanks for taking the time to read our blog!  We will continue to explore this paradigm next time!


2 Comments

  1. Ken nicholson

    A good article and believe it is correct. Of course we have to use wisdom as sometimes medication is needed to correct.

    • No doubt there are times when medication is required. However, to achieve and maintain optimal health, allowing the body to function as it is created to function, does not require pharmaceuticals. It does require good choices and hard work!

      Thanks Ken!

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