Is an Adjustment Enough?
When my dad was attempting to reverse his cancer, I remember having a dinner table conversation about the wisdom of including chiropractic care along with his choice of employing chemotherapy. Since he had benefited from chiropractic care in the past, I assumed that he would see its value and add it to his protocol. He did not.
“Adjustments just aren’t powerful enough to fight cancer,” he said matter-of-factly. “To beat cancer you need something far more powerful.”
Even though at the time I was 57, his parental tone suggested that the matter was settled and needed no further discussion. (Apparently, an intravenously administered poison designed to kill the cancer without killing him made far more sense than trusting the inborn wisdom of his body.)
As I chewed my food during the loud silence that followed, it occurred to me that this might be a common belief, especially among patients of chiropractors who present chiropractic as a bone-spine-muscle therapy rather than a nerve-whole-body-function resource.