Happy Friday, everyone.  It's a great day.  Happy birthday to my wife and my dad. 

I've been doing some really constructive reading recently.  In addition to re-reading BJ Palmer's "Law of Life," which I'd highly recommend just because it will break down everything you could ever hope to know about your health in all of 150 pages, I've also been reading a new book by Napoleon Hill.  I've quoted Hill often in my newsletters and find his outlook on life to be fascinatingly full of truth.  This particular book is somewhat controversial, though.  In fact, despite being written in the late 30s, it was just recently published because his family feared reprisal from various different leaders in our society and the degradation of the good name Hill built with his books on personal success.  Well, let's just say that it's a page turner.  If you're interested in something that will seriously challenge you to think, then google "Napoleon Hill published 2011." 

Blog: The History of Chiropractic Bias

My latest blog entry details the bias against chiropractic and where it came from.  You'll note that it has a lot more to do with chiropractors themselves than anyone else.  Perhaps it will give you a greater understanding as to why I feel that an Upper Cervical Practitioner referring to his or herself as a chiropractor would be detrimental to their ability to reach someone.

http://whatishealthanyway.blogspot.com/2012/02/history-of-chiropractic.html

A Note About Upper Cervical Care

Upper Cervical Practitioners are not in the Feel Good Business.  Please, don't take that the wrong way.  We all want you to feel good.  We want you to feel the best you've ever felt.  Yet, understand that Upper Cervical Practitioners are facilitators for HEALING.  It's up to your body to DO the healing.  Most of you have had fundamental, foundational problems that have blocked your body's ability to regulate and fix itself and have kept it out of structural balance for decades.  It's easy to get frustrated when you don't feel well quickly, but know that you will as soon as your body has healed to the point where you can. 

Personal Story About Recent Correction of my own

I got adjusted recently.  It was my day off, so I had a chance to rest quite a bit afterwards.  Yet, the next morning, I awoke to a very sore left shoulder.  In fact, I could barely lift the shoulder.  It almost felt separated and, at first, I looked like a football player with their dead arm dangling as they shuffled off the field.  Such things happen.  Your body gets out of balance, and once the balance is restored, things have to shift around.  Tissues that need to be healed are addressed.  The body prioritizes.  My shoulder locked down.  Thankfully, the man upstairs was watching over me, as nobody that gets adjusted on the left side (which requires use of my left arm) needed to be adjusted that day.  It just needed to heal.  The next morning it was 50% better.  The morning after it was as good as new.  So, breath easy when strange things happen after adjustments.  It's OK.  Trust me, I've been there...

Thinking good things for you,

-Dr. Chad