Whew! What a roller coaster ride being an Upper Cervical doctor can be,
ladies and gentlemen. There's a certain rush that goes along with seeing the
light bulb go off, so to speak...that moment when a patient GETS upper cervical
care and it's many benefits. Yet, there's also a certain disbelief and
astonishment when people don't get it. It's an up and down experience. Many seem
to fear true health care. They seem to fear what they don't yet fully
understand...and that's understandable. There I stand, asking someone to
understand what I do in 3 days what it took me YEARS to finally get. We all
encounter these things in our professions. Teachers who love reading have to
beat some students over the head (figuratively, not literally) to get them
interested in reading 10 pages of text. Salesmen try to get folks to buy into
products that they believe in and have a rough go at it, from time to time.
Politicians try to get us to buy into political ideals that go right over our
simple heads. The world is filled with people trying to convince other people
what they need...and people who deny suggestions from others because, frankly,
we're all a bunch of know-it-alls.
So, I'll tell you what. I'll stop telling you what you need. A good educator
does not teach down to his/her students. A good educator teaches at and within a
level that allows the student to relate to a subject, so that they may
understand it...to take the ball, so to speak, and run with it. Research is
being conducted all over the world that points to one simple, yet little known
factoid: once you get past grade school, people like to learn on their own. They
no longer want to be taught like a little kid, when teachers tell you what to do
and how to do it. Instead, people want to be given a taste of something
presented to them in an interesting way...and if it catches them, they'll take
it and run with it. In other words, people want to be lectured a little and
learn on their own a lot. Pedagogy is out! Pedagogy is the underlying theory
behind how K-12 is taught. Ped (meaning kid). So, it's not surprising that
adults would rather learn on their own rather than be taught to as if they were
Instead of telling you what you need, I'm going to give you a little taste of
something interesting. Then, I'll leave it up to you to take the ball and run
Doug Harkey, a 38-year old Iowan, was given one upper cervical correction and
something very exciting happened...he got his VISION back. How this was
accomplished has completely stumped the medical doctors. It must have been
magic, they say. Hardly. The eyes, just like any other part of the body, depend
upon the signals routed through the brainstem. A significant enough misalignment
to one of the top two bones in the neck can distort the messages to the optic
nerve, responsible for sight. Removing that misalignment got Doug Harkey his
Imagine what Upper Cervical miracle could happen to you...
Instantly Gratifying = ???
If there is one undeniable fact in healthcare today, it is this: we are society
that demands instant gratification. We have our instant coffee (which you should
altogether avoid). We have 90-day workouts guaranteed to get you in shape. We
have 5-hour energy drinks. We have instant grits, here in the south. We have the
microwave for fast meals. And we have medication for so-called instant pain
Well, does that not contradict many of the underlying principles that most of us
must follow to live happy and successful lives? Think about it. You have to work
really hard to be a success. You have to bust your butt to get what you want.
There are rarely many, if any shortcuts on the road to being who you want to be.
It takes a lot of grinning and bearing. It takes TIME.
Health is a lot like wealth. It takes time to achieve it. It's an ongoing goal.
Write that down.
Thinking good things for you all,