By Freddie Ulan, DC, CCN

Where we go wrong is we follow the medical model; we use our educated intelligence and then compare that with the educated intelligence of the patient and then we come up with a diagnosis.

We might as well check the Merck Manual; we’ll find which vitamin the guy is missing and then we don’t give him the vitamin, we give him a copy of the vitamin that’s built wrong from a cancerous substance. Then, if we’re really right, we actually change the guy’s physiology by bypassing his nervous system and changing his symptoms.

And that’s the highest level that so-called “medical nutrition” has gotten to today. I go to these conferences and I’m absolutely blown away with how much these guys have converted from toxic pharmaceuticals to toxic nutraceuticals, and even non-toxic nutraceuticals.

The point being that none of them are actually working on restoring the body’s ability to heal itself, they’re working on changing physiology by bypassing the autonomic nervous system. And that’s the difference between what we do and what is being done in the allopathic (medical) area. We’re not looking for a “safe medication.” The whole purpose of a medication or a drug is to cover up or suppress a symptom—change the symptom picture. Make the person look and act like he’s doing better. While what’s happening is now the body has to find a new channel for manifesting the disease that’s developing. Does that make sense?

This is viewpoint stuff that I think underlies all technique and it’s why we have the technique that we use and why we do what we do. Because for me, the thing that has always kept me up at night, the thing that has always interfered with my sleep once I started getting better, was those few patients that I couldn’t quite connect with, I didn’t quite have the right combination. And the nine out of ten or eight out of ten or whatever it was that were getting better, I never thought about those guys.

They left the office and came back for a check-up—good, everyone’s happy. But it’s that one that would come in and say, “You know, I was doing well for a while and I stopped doing better,” or “Nothing’s happening yet, Doc.” They keep coming in to remind you, week after week after week. How about the ones that tell you, “Well, you’ve got twelve weeks, Doc. You’ve got ten weeks, Doc. You’ve got six weeks.” Hey, wait a second. Whose time bomb is ticking away here? Is it you or me?

The bottom line is that what we need and what we have here may be not the perfect system. But it’s the most workable system that I’ve ever seen that enables us to actually get in and find the answers that we need to find quickly so that it fits the economics of today’s world where we don’t have insurance reimbursement.

And you know what? We don’t want it! Because as soon as the insurance companies move in they start defining what we do. And that’s how we lost chiropractic as a healing art. I say that because I had my first chiropractic adjustment in 1945. I still remember it; any time we got an acute illness, a chiropractor came in and gave us an adjustment. Today that chiropractor probably couldn’t even get an insurance reimbursement for that.

“What? You treated mumps?”
“Well, it was a seventh cervical.”

So we’re moving in the direction of getting more and more communication with the innate intelligence of the body, and in order to be more effective you have to keep expanding your educated intelligence.

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