ingesting numerous drugs. One drug affected his kidneys, one his brain,
one his heart. In essence, the drugs never got to the cause, and the
side effects could not be predicted.
|By Ronald J. Farabaugh, D.C.
I remember it like it was yesterday….…I was in my 2nd year at
the University of Pittsburgh, working my way through a pre-medicine
curriculum. My dream was to become a surgeon. Then, I received
a tragic phone call that would change my life. My father had
suffered a stroke. I raced home to visit him in the hospital
thankfully to find that the stroke was mild, causing only minor
damage. When I inquired as to the cause of his stroke, the doctors
informed me the drugs took his blood pressure down too low,
causing the stroke. So the drugs were discontinued. I was confused
along with the rest of my family. That medication was keeping
him "alive" for the last 15 years. Did he need the drugs or
not? To further my confusion, after a lengthy discussion, the
doctors related the fact that there was no way to predict what
would or could happen to the human body when simultaneously
Along with the rest of America, I never thought about the issue of
"relief" of symptoms versus "cause" of the problem before this incident.
"Cause" at that time in the healthcare environment was not an issue.
Research on lifestyle modifications, diet, stress management, and
proper rest was at an infantile stage. I knew drugs and surgery were
important, but wondered if there were any other alternatives. I began
a search and embarked on a quest for knowledge that eventually led
me to chiropractic.
The logic behind the healing power of the human body and its relationship
with the brain, nervous system and organs simply made sense. The nervous
system controls and coordinates every function of the body! Healthcare
a natural way! Was it possible?
I have never regretted the decision to enter into the chiropractic
field. I have been able to help thousands regain their health naturally.
One patient in particular, Bernice, solidified my commitment to this
profession. This 60+ year-old patient stunned our office one day when
she entered carrying both of her hearing aids after receiving her
first chiropractic adjustment the day before. She had been hearing
impaired her whole life. While I would never claim to be able to cure
hearing-impaired people, and this was an isolated incident, her experience
heightened my respect for the power of Innate Intelligence
(homeostasis) and ability of the human body to heal itself when nervous
system interference (i.e. Vertebral Subluxation Complex) is
located, then corrected. The power that made the body can
heal the body!!!
Chiropractic is more than just pain relief. The removal of Vertebral
Subluxation can have a profound impact on the health of the individual,
the family, the community and the world. We are committed to this
cause. Our guarantee remains: If we can help, we will tell
you. If we cannot help advance your health, we will tell you that
as well, and make the proper referral. Please share your
knowledge of chiropractic with those you love!