What’s Chiropractic?

The Alaskan Assistant

I mentioned in my first post that I knew very little about chiropractic before I was hired to work for Dr. Baastrup.  In this post, I’d like to take you through the basics.  If you’re a new CA, pay attention, this is what it’s all about.

Health is not a binary state, where you’re either “sick” or “not sick”.  It’s a spectrum that runs from death on the one hand, to optimum health on the other.  It’s not just the absence of illness or infirmity, but the presence of “aliveness” and energy.  Health is physical, mental, and social.  Symptoms, the thing many people take to be the primary indicator that something is wrong, are actually “first to go, last to show”, as we say.

If you don’t believe me that symptoms are a poor indicator of health, think of appendicitis.  It comes with incredible pain, yes.  But if that pain…

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