November 1, 2020
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More and more families are discovering that periodic chiropractic checkups and adjustments promote health and healing without drugs and dangerous medical treatments.
More and more people are turning away from symptom treatment and choosing natural ways of achieving and maintaining health.
Tired of taking drugs and the medical runaround? Welcome to the world of chiropractic – discover how natural health can be.
This Issue’s Table of Contents
- In the Dim, Dark Past
- Questions and Answers About Chiropractic
- Nourishing Traditions: The Greatest Cancer Fighters?
- Italy and Austria Join Growing List of Countries Banning GMO Agriculture
- Did You Know?
- Researching Chiropractic
- Success Story
In This Issue…
George Santayana famously said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it". That observation relates to the history of health care systems as well as that of nations. Chiropractic is no different. For that reason, we are beginning our newsletter with observations of DD Palmer, the discoverer of chiropractic.
Another thing we’re discussing is pregnancy and chiropractic. What powerful nutrient is a cancer preventative? Ever wonder if chiropractic could help fibromyalgia and depression? And yup, our great humor section.
In the Dim, Dark Past
DD Palmer discovered chiropractic in 1895. He saw its potential as a powerful drug-free natural healing art, a rediscovery of ancient practices going as far back as ancient Egypt and Greece. With his understanding of anatomy and physiology, Palmer developed a system of natural care he called chiropractic.
Palmer divided his discovery (or re-discovery) into two parts:
1. A procedure to locate nervous system interference or blockages in a person’s spine and
2. A procedure to release or unblock the flow of nerve energy.
The nervous system blockage he called a subluxation, the procedure used to release this blockage he called an adjustment. While these are common terms today, used by chiropractors throughout the world, they were a breakthrough in his day – and quite controversial. But that didn’t matter because it worked! It worked very well.
Palmer founded a school to teach his new method. Initially he would only teach people who were themselves health care professionals. His first students were doctors of osteopathy, naturopathy and medicine. Later, seeing the great need, he expanded the curriculum and permitted non-professionals to enter the Palmer School of Chiropractic and learn this new science, art and philosophy.
Palmer’s writings inspired many. Below is one of his more famous selections. It is as relevant today as it was when it was first published in 1910.
In the dim ages of the past when man lived in rude huts and rocky caves, even up to the present time, he resorted to charms, necromancy and witchcraft for the relief of mental and physical suffering. His whole object was to find an antidote, a specific for each and every ailment which could and would drive out the intruder, as though the disorder were a creature of intelligence. In his desire to free himself from affliction and prolong his existence, he has searched the heavens above, he has gone into the deep blue sea, the bowels of the earth and every portion thereof.
He has tried animal and mineral poisons, penetrated the dark forest with superstitious rite and incantations, has gathered herbs, barks and roots for medical uses.
In his frenzy for relief ... he has slaughtered man, beast and bird, making use of their various parts alive and dead. He has made powders, ointments, pills, elixirs, decoctions, tinctures and lotions of all known vegetables and crawling creatures....(1)
In his maddening search for something out there, something outside of his body to heal him, man forgot to look inside – where health and healing truly arose. Dr. Palmer’s words were a wakeup call to humanity. He was crying out: “Look within; what is preventing proper function? What is interfering with healing? Release the blockage and health will be restored.”
Such was the message his new discovery, chiropractic, was to bring to a suffering humanity.
This natural healing art, science and philosophy – Chiropractic – has saved untold millions from drugs and surgery. It continues to do so today.
Questions and Answers About Chiropractic
Question: Should a pregnant woman receive chiropractic care?
Answer: Absolutely! If there is one group of patients who benefit from and need chiropractic care more than almost any other, it’s those who are pregnant.
During pregnancy the body secretes a hormone called “relaxin.” This hormone does as it’s called – it relaxes the tendons and ligaments of the pelvis preparing the body for birth.
Unfortunately, if a woman’s body is misaligned, distorted or subluxated then the misalignment, etc. could get worse! That is one of the reasons why some pregnant women suffer from a lot of back, leg, hip and other structural pains.
Another problem that could happen during pregnancy is that the pelvis is locked or doesn’t move properly and the unborn baby cannot turn. This could result in a breech birth wherein the baby is not in an ideal position to be delivered. The baby may need to be delivered feet first or butt first or there may be a back labor which can be painful.
Chiropractic care, by keep a woman’s body free of structural stress (subluxations), has been a blessing to millions of women and their babies. Pregnancy is much more comfortable, labor is worry-free, a breech presentation turns to a normal (vertex or head down) presentation and babies are born with more ease.
The Greatest Cancer Fighters?
Forget drugs, the most powerful cancer fighters ever discovered are naturally-occurring vitamins A, D and K2. This powerful combination is found in cod liver oil, fish liver oils, chicken and beef liver, eggs, butter and ghee. Desiccated liver can supplement people who don’t like the taste of cooked liver.
Vitamin A regulates over 500 genes and is needed in nearly every part of your body. Vitamin A is needed for gut health, good vision, immune system health and is especially protective against cancer, tumor growth and all chronic diseases. Most people in the US and other developed countries are deficient in vitamin A.
A recent study using human breast cancer cells found that vitamin A turned pre-cancerous cells back to normal healthy breast cells. (2)
Vitamin A has been used for pancreatic cancer as well. (3)
Research quoted by Dr. Weston Price showed that vitamin A was necessary for reproduction in animals. In humans, vitamin A deficiency leads to miscarriage, infertility, missed periods, difficulty producing milk for lactation, and birth defects of the heart and lung (if there are low levels in pregnant women). (4)
Vitamin K2 improves the effectiveness of A and D. We will discuss both K2 and D in more detail in future issues.
Italy and Austria Join Growing List of Countries Banning GMO Agriculture
European nations are leading the world in rejecting genetically modified organisms in food and crops, with two more countries recently joining the list: Italy and Austria.
The other European nations that have opted out of growing GM crops thus far are Latvia, France, Cyprus, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Poland, Germany, Greece, Croatia, Hungary and Slovenia.
Did You Know?
♦ Sponges hold more cold water than hot.
♦ Lightning strikes the Earth 6,000 times every minute.
♦ Fire usually moves faster uphill than downhill.
♦ Cats have over 100 vocal chords.
♦ One quarter of your bones are in your feet.
♦ Hummingbirds are the only bird that can fly backwards.
Chiropractic clinical case histories have been a regular feature of our patient newsletter since its inception. There seems to be no limit to the health problems that respond to chiropractic care. How many people suffering, on drugs, facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care?
Probably most of them.
Fibromyalgia and depression. A 48-year-old female suffering from mid-back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain and depression due to fibromyalgia sought chiropractic care as an alternative method of pain control and to improve her quality of life. Multiple drugs had failed to resolve her problems.
After performing a case history, physical examination and chiropractic examination, it was revealed the patient had spinal subluxations in her neck (cervical spine) at C1 and C5-T1. The patient was analyzed at each visit and adjusted to reduce and remove her subluxations. After six months of care her fibromyalgia symptoms had decreased by 75% and her MD consider it in remission. Her overall quality of life has improved. She continues with weekly chiropractic visits. (5)
Two pediatric patients experiencing vomiting. One pediatric patient presented to a private practice with complaints of suddenly “feeling sick” and vomiting. He had been very active playing various year-round sports: football, basketball and baseball. His parents stated, “He gets hit and falls pretty hard on a regular basis while playing these sports.”
His subluxations were located and corrected (adjusted). The parents reported that the next morning, when he woke up, he did not feel sick and was not vomiting.
The other pediatric patient was a seven-year-old boy complaining of random vomiting after eating (approximately once every six weeks). After two weeks of chiropractic care there was a complete resolution of vomiting after eating. (6)
Daily headaches. A 44-year-old, single female school teacher with daily headaches of 2-year duration. The pain was described as so disabling (6-8 out of 10) that she could not maintain daily activities without painkillers. She began to have feelings of overwhelming sadness and was diagnosed with a major depressive disorder and given a combination of drugs for depression. She had recurrent thoughts of suicide.
MDs found no cause. She tried acupuncture, traditional Chinese therapy and alternative medications to no avail.
Chiropractic analysis revealed multiple spinal subluxations. After 3 months of chiropractic care the patient regained confidence in her health and started reducing the dose of medications. She rated her headache as 3–5/10 on the pain scale. After another 3 months of care all of her symptoms disappeared. She was able to discontinue all medications after 6 months of chiropractic adjustments.
As of this writing she has enjoyed being headache free and free of depression for the past 6 years.
The patient is continuing maintenance care on a monthly basis. (7)
Back Pain and Weight Loss
I was looking for a chiropractor, my original chiropractor moved out of state. I found Dr. Horning and I am so grateful to him. I just started and have seen major improvements in my body and mind.
I have different health issues and on medications. I original started for my back and pain in my left side. That has improved tremendously. I am overweight and Dr. said when your ready let me know.
On September 16th, I told him I'm ready, I've been fighting my weight for a long time and I finally to that point of doing it right and get back to the way I used to be.
Dr. did his thing, as always very interesting... he found what I needed. I started on September 18th (my day off). It is October 10th and I'm down 17lbs. I have a lot to go, but I have to say, in all the ways I have tried to lose weight, this is by far the best!!!
It is a new way of eating for me and it's not complicated, which is Wonderful!!! I actually stopped my diabetes meds, because my sugars have been amazingly good!! I can't wait to get off all my meds and it will happen!! Thank you so Much Dr. Horning and the office staff, you guys are the best!! Always so pleasant, caring and helpful!!!
- When wearing a bikini, women reveal 90% of their bodies. Men are so polite they only look at the covered parts.
♦ Relationships are a lot like algebra. Have you ever looked at your X and wondered Y?
♦ America is a country which produces citizens who will cross the ocean to fight for democracy but won't cross the street to vote.
♦ You know that tingly little feeling you get when you love someone? That's common sense leaving your body.
♦ My therapist says I have a preoccupation with vengeance. We'll see about that!
♦ I think my neighbor is stalking me as she's been Googling my name on her computer. I saw it through my telescope last night.
♦ Money talks ... but all mine ever says is good-bye.
1. Palmer DD. The Chiropractor’s Adjustor: The Art, Science and Philosophy of Chiropractic. Portland, OR: Portland Publishing House. 1910:46.
2. Arisi MF et al. All trans-retinoic acid (ATRA) induces re-differentiation of early transformed breast epithelial cells. International Journal of Oncology. March 21, 2014:1831-1842.
3. Chronopoulos A et al. ATRA mechanically reprograms pancreatic stellate cells to suppress matrix remodeling and inhibit cancer cell invasion. Nat Commun. 2016 Sep 7;7:12630.
4. Khoury MJ et al. Vitamin A and birth defects [letter]. Lancet. 1996;347:322.
5. Dunton TA, Hirshowitz N. Remission of fibromyalgia & resolution of depression in a 48-year-old female following chiropractic care to reduce vertebral subluxation: a case study & review of literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. September 16, 2020:131-134.
6. Hoying M. Resolution of vomiting, improved health outcomes & structural changes following chiropractic in two pediatric patients with pseudosubluxation: a case series. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic. September 8, 2020:34-40.
7. Chu ECP, Ng M. Long-term relief from tension-type headache and major depression following chiropractic treatment. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care. 2018 May-Jun;7(3):629-631.