Holistic Health Care
The question might be asked, “What is the difference between a holistic practitioner and one who is not?’
The answer lies in the definition of holism which is ” the view that systems somehow function as wholes and that their functioning cannot be fully understood solely in terms of their component parts”
The Different Systems of the Body Do Not Function Independently of Each Other
When you block the acid in the stomach you have a direct and unintended effect on the immune system. Much of the immune system acts by destroying bacteria and viruses in the gastrointestinal tract. With decreased acid you are more susceptible to bacterial and viral infections.
Taking aspirin to reduce a fever is not allowing the body to fight the infection because when a fever goes u antibodies against the invader are produced. Also at 103 degrees of body temperature cancer cells start to die off. That is why hyperthermia is used in cancer clinics.
Taking aspirin every week for a headache relieves the pain but the pain is a symptom of something else that has gone wrong and needs attention. The headache is like the service light on your cars dashboard. It is screaming out to you to deal with the problem, not to smash the light bulb. The headache often comes along with neck pain or the patient will frequently get neck pain. Most headaches, especially the tension type, are a direct result of pinched nerves (subluxations) in the neck. Fix the neck and the headaches vanish.
So a Holistic Practitioner Looks at More Than the Symptoms
They are not specialists like a neurologist or an internist or an orthopedist. Specialists will not ask you what supplements you are taking or how is your diet.
- Are you drinking diet Coke or consuming large amounts of alcohol?
- Do you get exercise and sleep well?
- How are your relationships at home and at work?
- Do you get your spine checked and are you having dental problems?
- Do you do yoga or meditate or have some relaxation technique that you do daily?
That is what a generalist does. On the other hand if you have a knife stuck in your arm you want a good specialist, not someone to ask about how much red meat you consumed that week. Crisis intervention is a valuable part of our health care system. That is why we have emergency rooms and operating rooms. When a problem has gone too far and it is no longer reparable then the specialist is needed. Before that good common sense and holistic knowledge and relying on the body to heal itself when the stressors are removed is often the most prudent path.
Besides Being a Spinal Specialist I Am a Holistic Practitioner
The dependence on medications and vaccinations has produced a self serving, self perpetuating industry that has injured millions of unsuspecting, innocent people. The suppression and lack of attention given to holistic approaches is coming to an end. The burden lies on the patient to do his research and not rely on a TV commercial. The answer to health problems will not be found in a bottle of prescription medicine. Health problems incubate. They take years and decades to manifest. Look to diet, proper rest, moderate exercise, alkaline pH, detoxification techniques, spinal adjustments, daily meditation, right relationships, and laughter and fun for the prevention of disease.
As my mentor taught me many years ago,” If you do the right thing at the right time oftentimes the body will heal itself instantly”. Dr. Victor Frank’s wisdom has played out countless times in my office.