Ladies and gentlemen, I want to send out my sincerest thanks to all of you for reading the newsletter this year.  "Weekly Well-Being" has become a great part of my routine and it's something that I truly enjoy doing.  I'm proud that the readership has grown from just a few when this project began at the beginning of the year to now quite strong and quite numerous as the year comes to a close.  This week, I thought it'd be fitting to give a holiday theme to the newsletter.  So, I thought I'd try my hand at poetry and recreating the classic Christmas rhyme "The Night Before Christmas" with a chiropractic twist.  Enjoy!  Merry Christmas!

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the land

A strapping young chiropractor hoped to heal you by hand; 

He prepared himself all year to bring you the best brand of care, 

To deal with the occasional weird look or blank stare; 

For he knew you might be resistant or hard of the head

The truth can be unsettling and bring feelings of dread;

But if need be he'll give you a cold hard reality slap,

That medicine's not working and you may not need that crap,

Hey, he's not trying to cause a big clatter,

He simply wants you to understand the fact of the matter!

If ever in need, he'll be there for you in a flash,

Be prepared, though, for a bit of a styles clash.

He'll challenge you on the things that you think that you know

So please read on and follow the words below:

Things are not always as they appear,

So is medicine really a cure?  Think about it, my dear,

It may decrease symptoms and it may work really quick,

But is the absence of symptoms mean that you are not sick?

If you take a pill in hopes of getting rid of your pain,

And then it comes back, what exactly did you gain?

You see, it's a quick fix…that is it…that is all…

So perhaps it's time to quit banging your head against the wall;

Even if you don't care to listen to this chiropractic vixen,

Please look into a more permanent fixen!

Spinal hygiene, though, is something you should not deny,

And chiropractic is the healthcare airline that you should fly,

The brainstem and nerves were the first thing created in you,

Before your heart, lungs, and digestive system, too.

Look at the research, if you need more proof

That stuff would make Santa dizzy and fall off the roof.

For over 105 years, chiropractic has been around,

And its doctors have improved by a leap and a bound.

We know now that misalignments placing pressure on a nerve

Can do so much damage to the people that we serve;

It's not about the back, but rather what's inside the spine,

That should have people piling into the office and forming a line.

It's all so simple, and here's how it goes…

A subluxation causes compensation from the head to the toes.

Remember the subluxation?  The condition of less light?

And the harm that it causes, like a slow kiss goodnight? 

That's why it is so important to get your spine checked,

So you'll feel vibrant and well instead of tired and wrecked.

Enough time has passed that you know that I'm serious,

That I'm not crazy and certainly not delirious.

You know that the subluxation causes such strain

That the body is less able to communicate with the brain.

When that top bone is locked, you need someone with the key

By now you ought to know, that someone is me!

Never forget that I just want you to reach your potential

And to not let your pride stand in the way of what's essential.

In 2009, I hope you'll give me the clearance

To free your body of nervous system interference.

Well, for the final time in 2008, I'll be thinking good things…

For all of you and your families as the New Year's bell rings.

Oh, I forgot, there's one thing left to write

Merry Christmas to all…and to all a good night!

 

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Dr. Chad McIntyre

Upper Cervical Chiropractor

 

"If we all did the things that we are capable of, we would astound ourselves" - Thomas Edison

 

"Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it" - Lou Holtz