Our bodies are truly amazing machines. They are complexed, delicate and governed by an infinite internal wisdom called innate intelligence. At any given moment, this innate intelligence is always striving to adapt and excel in the environment we are in. A great example is if today we are up on the high mountain, your respiratory system will work harmoniously with high altitude to make sure you will have enough oxygen to keep you alive. You don’t have to tell “it” to work harder, it just does for you.
In chiropractic profession, we work with this innate intelligence by restoring the nerve connection between the brain and body. How we do it is to remove “Subluxation” (misalignment of the spine which causes nerve interference) so the body can repair at the most optimal condition. When the spine is subluxation free, anything can happen.
With that, I would like to share one of my miracle cases with you during the Guatemala Chiropractic Mission trip.
The trip was from 2/2/18-2/11/18. We had in a combination of 5 Gonstead doctors and 4 Gonstead dedicated students on this trip. In 5 working days, we have seen over 2000+ patients. Patients came to us with a variety of conditions because they knew the principle of chiropractic, which is to fix the subluxation and correct the nerve interference. As I was taking the history of one of the Mayan ladies, she told me her left year has been deaf for over 10 years. She couldn’t remember how it started but the hearing just gradually faded away. I scoped her with a nervoscope (part of the Gonstead protocol) and found out there was a major reading on the top of the left neck. I looked at her neck from behind and showed left ear lob was higher than right. I palpated the neck, moved it around and range of motion was severely restricted turning left. The verdict: she has a subluxation on her first bone (called atlas) which stuck to the left. I set her up, thrust and wham, the atlas just went “clunk-clunk”. Right after the adjustment, she was a bit lightheaded, but after 2 minutes she starts rapid firing in Spanish to both the translator and me. I couldn’t understand much of it but from the facial expressions and energy between them, I knew something has happened. The translator turned around and told me: she can hear, she can hear!! Three of us started jumping up and down and celebrate the moment of the truth, when the body is in a subluxation-free state, anything can happen. There is no greater joy for a physician to know he has done his job to enhance a patient’s healing ability. 10 years of deafness, 1 adjustment, gone.
I like to finish this blog by quoting two prominent doctors in our profession, Dr. Christopher Kent, and Dr. Gilles LaMarche:
- The body is a self-healing mechanism. Cut your finger, it heals. Cut the fingers of a corpse; it does not. Life heals.
- The nervous system is the master system of the body. Every aspect of human experience is processed through the nervous system. When there is interference with the function of the nervous system, not only can it compromise your physical well-being, but it can also have psychoemotional consequence because it distorts your perception of the world and limits your ability to respond to the environment. When this happens to a significant number of people in a society, you have a sick society.
- What I do as a chiropractor is locate and correct the cause of that interference.
- Our ultimate goal is to maximize the expression of your perfection within, allowing your innate intelligence to be fully expressed throughout your life.
This is truly an amazing profession, and I am honor and blessed to be part of it.
Yours in health,
Dr. Wu DC