What’s in a Name?
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” William Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet)
There are many named diseases – cancer, arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, anxiety, depression, high blood pressure – but they are only names. The fact is that named diseases are an illusion. Collections of symptoms are given names for the convenience of the medical doctor. The patient is put in the same category as all the other people so diagnosed and that makes it easier for the physician to recommend drugs or some other intervention.
Simply stated, modern (orthodox) medicine lumps people into categories: everyone in that category, diagnosed with this disease, gets that drug.
However, when looked at scientifically, it becomes abundantly clear that no two people ever experience the same disease or have the exact same symptoms. People are unique. This uniqueness of disease has been recognized by traditional healing arts.
That is why practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine and other healing arts say, “There are as many different diseases as there are people.”
Chiropractic, as an Empirical healthcare system, sees every patient as unique. You are not placed into a category nor labeled. The more unique the care, the more successful the care.
By releasing deep stress (subluxations) from your body, chiropractic brings your body into harmony and balance with its internal environment and external environment. When a chiropractor adjusts your body to release subluxations, your immune system works. Chiropractic improves your physical and mental function.
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