A new patient has just seen their x rays of their spine for the first time and you see the penny drop in their eyes, all the stress they have accumulated in their lifetime through physical, emotional and chemical insults has left a significant consequence on their spine and nervous system and they now see it in black and white. I already know the next question in their mind is “so what is this going to cost me to correct this doc?”
The better question would be “what is this going to cost me if I don’t get this corrected?”
What does it really cost you very minute of being on this planet not being everything that you were meant to be? The word subluxation most of you know, when we hyphenate the word means sub (less) lux (light) ation (body), in other words less light flowing through your body. The brain is your ultimate power generator of energy and intelligence for your body. Every minute you spend in a subluxated state you are living ‘dim’ so to speak.
My all-time favourite quote from ‘A course in miracles’ follows.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
I truly believe that through chiropractic wellness, the purpose of each adjustment is to turn your ‘light’ ON and allow you to shine and be all that you were meant to be.
If you really think about it, when you are subluxated, what does this cost you in productivity at work? Being moody & irritable? Having a short temper, being angry or impatient? Losing quality sleep for regeneration and repair? Time off of work? Not being able to play with children or grandchildren? Being sick all the time because of a compromised immune system? Not being able to do the things that you really love like sports or hobbies like gardening? Poor communication with loved ones from being in pain? Lost opportunity of promotions from unclear or cloudy thinking? Not to mention the kind of money some people spend on medications.
I had a client who was a migraine sufferer. She was spending $ 400 a week on medication that did nothing, zero zip, zilch, nada to get to the cause of the problem. She still had an average of 3 days off per week from the migraines. After just a few months of care she was off all medications and rarely gets migraines anymore.
We had another guy who ended up having to have a surgery in the cervical spine (neck) that cost him $ 80,000 because he had neglected his spine so much and only judged his health by how he felt which makes up 10% of the story. He had felt ‘fine’ up until months before he came in at 52 years old. His spine had degenerated so badly, but you don’t feel this happening most of the time because 90% of our nervous system deals with the function of the body. We couldn’t accept his case because it was too far gone. So $ 80,000 later, a fused spine, virtually no range of motion and a very sad loss in quality of life, he had a lot of years to live in that state. I couldn’t help think if he had just spent that $ 80,000 over the course of his lifetime to maintain his spine in a healthy state – free of subluxation, just what a different place he would be in now.
“I notice that a vast majority of people spend their whole life trying to make money in spite of their health. Then when their health fails them, they spend all the money they made and then some – trying to get their health back!” – Dr Anthony Golle’
Everything in life requires maintenance – your car, your house, your garden, your mechanical equipment… and yes, your body and in particular your spine!
What would you do if your cars oil light came on today? Would you put some black tape over that little annoying light, or would you dig under the bonnet to find the wire that went to the light and cut it, just so you wouldn’t have to deal with it anymore?
Ignoring the warning signals will cause your engine to seize down the road. And if you were checking the dipstick regularly and adding oil when needed, the light might not even have to come on at all. The same goes for your spine and regular chiropractic check ups. Don’t let your body get ‘low on adjustments’ to avoid your spine and nervous system ‘seizing up’.
“If you think organic food is expensive, have you priced cancer lately?” Joel Salatin
People say they value their health, but you can tell more about a person by following their actions and how they spend their dollars.
Do you budget for good health? Most people don’t factor their contribution of their income that they will put toward a healthy lifestyle, but in contrast their health receives what is left… which is often zero. If your health is what you value most then plan and save for the investment it takes to have great nerve supply, great nutrients from raw organic fruit and veggies, great water and great mental clarity. And by the way, if health isn’t what you value most in your life, then whatever you do value most is going to be seriously jeopardized when you no longer have your health. So when you say to yourself “I can’t afford it”… tell yourself “actually, I can’t afford not to!”, “But I can’t find the time”
Time is the only thing we all have that is equal in our lives. Investing time and money into good health and vitality doesn’t cost….it pays!