Chiropractic is Health Care, Not Disease Care

(NaturalNews/by Herb Newborg) Chiropractors have, for the past 112 years, treated sickness and infirmity without the use of drugs and with the goal of avoiding surgical removal or repair of any of the body's organs or structures. Chiropractic's message is that the proactive care of one's body and wise lifestyle choices are necessary to achieve health. Chiropractors have held and maintained this view, even before it became fashionable and long before evidence made it clear that the drug and surgery model of "health care" is really nothing more than "disease care", waiting for disease to occur and then treating the effects. Chiropractic takes a preventive approach to health care: eliminate the cause of disease.
Chiropractors have always maintained that interfering with the transmission of the electro-chemical signals that connect your brain, the master control system for the human organism, to every organ and cell in your body has a detrimental effect on health.
This system is so delicate and of such vital importance that the body has designed the most elaborate set of protection, armor if you will, to protect it. The skull is a protective vault that houses and protects the most sensitive of systems: the eyes, the mouth, the ears and most importantly, the brain. The next critical organ in your body, the spinal cord, is guarded by your spine. This masterpiece of engineering is 24 vertebrae, each one a unique bone, that serves not only as the axis of your musculoskeletal system, giving you the unique ability to walk upright, but also has a unique set of nerves that run through it to every other system of the body through individual holes called foramen. 

What travels through the spine and the foramen that protect them is the very essence of your being. From your brain, your spinal cord and the millions of nerves that branch out from it are the core from which your body functions. Before you came into the world, you formed a brain and a spinal cord and developed a body around it. And so it is today that the brain regulates the rest of your body through this delicate system of nerves protected by your spine.
Chiropractors maintain the proper position of these delicate joints and the precious cargo which they protect, your nervous system.
Pressure on the root nerves that leave the spine through the foramen to control and regulate all of the other organ systems of the body can affect millions of nerve fibers. Pressure on the brain stem, where it leaves the skull and enters the spine can also affect millions of nerve fibers. Interfering with these nerve fibers can have disastrous affects on your health. Chiropractors detect and correct the cause of this interference, allowing your body to self regulate, adapt and heal. The care and maintenance of the spine and nervous system is a necessary component of any natural approach to health and wellness.
Today, chiropractors embrace and support the growing body of evidence that health is a result of - a fully functioning nervous system, consuming natural, nutrient rich food, clean pure water, proper exercise, natural sleep and emotional/spiritual wellbeing. A healthy spine allows your body to adapt, regulate and fully realize the benefits of all of these other natural methods of avoiding disease and achieving health. See your chiropractor today to have your spine checked and begin to extricate yourself from the disease care system of treating symptoms

Supercharge Your Health While You Sleep Deep

A few years ago I stumbled upon some very powerful testimonials for the Magnetico Magnetic Mattress Pad. I began researching everything I could on the product as many brilliant health gurus spoke so highly of its health and sleep benefits. I discovered a powerful tool to heal the body while you sleep. The testimonials and science behind Magnetico put this pad at the top of my bucket list to add to my own personal health regime.
The Magnetico is a high powered magnetic mattress pad that goes underneath your mattress on top of your boxsprings and bathes you in super healing negative magnetic field while you sleep. Negative magnetic fields result in healing of the body on an atomic and cellular level. Other less powerful magnetic mattress pads go on top of your mattress and cause the user to be laying in a positive magnetic field which can be damaging to the body over a period of time.
Magnetico users report chronic pain relief, bone density improvement, bone spur resorption, lowered blood pressure, increased immunity, heavy metal detoxification, deeper state of sleep resulting in more energy during the day, and much more.

Why use a Magnetico Sleep Pad?

Energy is the currency of life. Your sources of energy are: your brain, food, and the Earth’s magnetic field. The problem is — the Earth’s field is severely depleted – it has been reduced to one half of a gauss. Restoring this geomagnetic field is as important to your health and vitality as the quality of the air, water, and food that you consume. It is important that your body receives an adequate supply of this vital energy source while you sleep.
Sleep is not just about putting your feet up and nodding off. It is the vital time in which your brain cycles through all the various frequencies (or harmonics of frequencies) in the tissues of your body, matching them briefly by means of an ongoing process called “magnetic resonance”. One sweep through all body tissues constitutes a sleep cycle, partially restoring the charge on your fatigued cells from your daily mental and physical activities. After all the sleep cycles are completed, your body is re-energized and ready to face the coming day. Many of our patients report waking up earlier and feeling better with less sleep since investing in the Magnetico Sleep Pad.
You may be wondering if “resonance” still occurs without a Magnetico Sleep Pad. It does, but it takes significantly longer and is does not occur at the same level. If you were to enhance our depleted natural magnetic field produced by the Earth by ten, 20, or even 40 times, you could expect an improvement in body function and in your reserves of vitality and immunity. You would also make gradual gains with chronic ailments. Think of the Magnetico Sleep Pad as a more powerful engine in your car. It gets you up hills faster and with less wear and tear!

How Do You Get a Magnetico?

I have come to the conclusion that everyone needs a Magnetico based on my results, the results of my friends, family and patients, the phenomenal testimonials, and the solid science behind the product. Why not put a Magnetico under every hospital and nursing home bed to hyper-accelerate healing times and provide a better quality of life for patients? Maybe that is wishful thinking but it would be well worth the investment.

I can’t think of many products that you could buy today to benefit your health everyday for the rest of your life. The Magnetico never loses its’ charge therefore never wears out. Magnetico offers a six month satisfaction guarantee as well as a no-interest six month payment plan. I believe in this product so much that I became a rep for them to assist people in achieving the same sleep and health benefits as I have had. My sleep is better than it has been for 30 years with the Magnetico~Dr LaMey. For more information check out or stop by our office for a free brochure and 20 minute demo.

Massage Therapy as Prevention

Many of us have argued over the concept of “alternative” versus “complementary” medicine when it comes to massage therapy. Massage can be used as an alternative to narcotics, steroid injections, and surgery, but it can also be used as a complement to allopathic medicine to speed healing and reduce pain should surgery be necessary. Massage facilitates a body-mind-spirit balance, allowing the body to tap into its own recuperative powers. For clients who are afraid of doctors, it provides a useful alternative, along with diet, exercise, and other lifestyle factors, to help keep them healthy. For those who are actively under a physician’s care, massage helps minimize complications and provide the best possible outcome. It is well established as useful for musculo-skeletal issues such as low back and neck pain (Furlan, Imamura, Dryden, and Irvin 2008; Sherman, Cherkin, et. al. 2009) but evidence suggests massage is also beneficial for cancer (Kutner, Smith, et al. 2008), and heart surgery (Cutshall et. al 2007). Rather than belabor the argument of alternative versus complementary medicine, it is useful to apply the concept of prevention to a massage therapy practice. The concept of prevention encompasses both the alternative and complementary schools of thought and allows for a broader application of massage therapy as part of a total wellness program.
Primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention efforts each play a role in maintaining and restoring health (Pender 1996). With primary prevention, the client is healthy but is at risk of ill health. Massage helps prevent this person from becoming sick or disabled due to injury or emotional stressors. Clients who received regular weekly full-body Swedish massages often fall in this category.
Secondary prevention techniques are used when a person already has something going wrong. These techniques detect this state of dis-ease with the goal of reversing it. In allopathic medicine, secondary prevention includes screening for cancer and heart disease. In the massage field, an intake questionnaire and postural assessment are sometimes used. For massage clients requesting secondary prevention, chronic overuse, job stress, and other factors have clearly impacted them and resulted in a “kinked neck”, tingling of fingertips, or a host of other warning signs that this client is headed down a bad path (Nelson, Lieberman, and Kiener 2008). Massage is applied to allow this client to regain balance and restore health. This type of massage is often more specific and with a particular goal in mind, such as neuromuscular therapy. It is sometimes referred to as “alternative” healthcare, because clients may choose massage for reversal of the condition instead of western allopathic medicine.
Tertiary prevention is used in massage therapy when a client has had an illness or disability, has received medical care to manage this disability, and is at this point receiving massage to minimize complications related to the initial problem, as well as prevent other problems for which s/he is now at risk due to the initial disability. Clients receiving tertiary prevention efforts are most likely using massage as a complementary therapy, as they are currently under a physician’s care. Successful application of massage as tertiary prevention includes use during and after chemotherapy, after a mastectomy, and in recovery from amputation and during adjustment to prosthetic (Aldridge & Clifft 2002; Bryant 2001). Manual lymph drainage is one example of massage in this category.
Whether viewed as alternative or complementary healthcare, massage therapy is a valuable form of preventive medicine. It can prevent disease and disability through primary prevention, arrest and reverse dis-ease when it presents itself as secondary prevention, and reduce complications related to disability when it does occur as tertiary prevention. The “alternative” vs. “complementary” schools of thought can combine under the larger umbrella of prevention and serve as a united front to promote massage therapy as a valid field of healthcare.
By Keturah Tracy, RN, BSN, LMT (Journal of Nursing)


Poor health is not caused by something you don't have; it's caused by disturbing something that you already have. Healthy is not something that you need to get, it's something you have already if you don't disturb it. ~Dean Ornish, M.D.