Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The View From The Other Side

Your frame of reference is important. How you view life, the world, your fellow man and the human body will often determine the outcome of your life. It has been demonstrated that doctors diagnose and treat based upon their frame of reference. Dr. Lawrence Horowitz, former director of the US Senate Subcommittee on Health, states “Women have a 70% chance of having their uterus removed by age 75 in a certain city in Maine. Women living in other cities in Maine have a 25% chance.” Was the first group of medical doctors bad physicians? No, they just had a hysterectomy mindset. Their frame of reference said, “Do surgery.” The point of the article was to get a second opinion. However, that would be of little value if you were to go to a physician in the same town. It could even get quite confusing. Suppose you went to a town where the doctor had a “no surgery under any circumstances” mindset and you really needed the surgery! Perhaps that is why some people prefer the philosophy extolled in the Chinese proverb that says, “Man with one watch always knows what time it is. Man with two watches never knows.” It seems easy enough, pick out an authority and do whatever he says. Unfortunately, whatever the authority says will be based on their frame of reference. Should not your decisions be based on your frame of reference or, at worst, on the advice of someone who has the same frame of reference as you?

Your frame of reference is really your outlook on life. The Upper Cervical Care frame of reference says the human body is designed by an Intelligence far greater than the mind of man. It maintains that the body was meant to run and heal itself from above-down, inside-out. This frame of reference also says the body was meant to be healthy and that being ill is not normal. Medicine, on the other hand, views the body as greatly limited. Upper Cervical Care views the body as having great ability. Medicine views the body from a negative viewpoint (i.e., disease) and Upper Cervical Care from a positive viewpoint (i.e., health). Medicine sees the signs and symptoms of disease as the body breaking down, Upper Cervical Care sees them more often as a means of adaptation. Medicine views life as an overwhelming obstacle that cannot be overcome without the use of chemicals. Upper Cervical Care views life as a challenge that can be met with great joy and result in a better, stronger individual.

How you look at life is important. In fact, many authorities in the health field maintain that a person’s outlook directly affects their health. People with a positive attitude generally have longer, healthier lives. It obviously affects your enjoyment of life. Your frame of reference will affect your outlook, but most important, your frame of reference will affect your decision-making process. If you have a health frame of reference, you will address your attention to health. If your frame of reference is proactive rather than reactive, you will go out and search for health rather than sit back and wait for sickness to occur and then run off to a man who has a sickness frame of reference and a remove-the-organ attitude and do whatever he says.

Upper Cervical Care is a positive, proactive approach to life. It doesn’t tell you to do this and to not do that. It tells you that your body is always better off without interference in the nervous system. It just makes sense to have your spine checked periodically. It is also important to educate yourself in matters of health, use common sense and listen to your body to determine what you need relative to matters of health.


  1. Great post, doc! The only rider I ever attach to this topic is that it is a giant waste of time to ever try and change another person's perspective. You can open the door and show them an alternative, but you'll never convince someone of something they are not ready to accept.

  2. Nice post. Our own thoughts dictate the reality of our experience, quantum physics proves this fact. The culmination of your past experiences creates the basis for a decision making process. Surgery is never an easy decision that should be taken lightly, yet modern medical propaganda would lead us all to believe otherwise. People living in a medical paradigm are more prone to surgery which perpetuates more of the same. The dilemma for the US is economic contraints if such a system. Why should someone take care of their bodies when the promise of a quick-fix drug or surgery is held as a solution? Keep telling the truth of chiropractic and help those who will step forward.


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