Guest Post by Keith Wassung – Chiropractic Advocate
Today’s post marks the first in a series of guest posts from some of the brightest minds in chiropractic. Keith Wassung is one of those individuals who has a gift of communicating the value of chiropractic to not only the public but also the chiropractor.
Keith is a nationally known author and speaker in the field of health education and research. A former national drug-free weightlifting champion, Keith turned to Chiropractic health care after being diagnosed with a near fatal health condition. His recovery led him to research, write and lecture about the scientific principles of Chiropractic. His practice member education materials are some of the finest in the profession and are completely dedicated to educating the public about the devastating effects of subluxation and the value of being subluxation free.
I like Keith. I see him giving more to chiropractic than most chiropractors. I see a man on a mission to educate the public because he has a unique gift and a moral obligation to do so.
We can all learn a lot from one of the professions greatest advocates.
Chiropractic Is by Keith Wassung
If I had to describe the primary purpose of Chiropractic, I would have to say that Chiropractic is restoration.
Billions of dollars are spent each year to restore priceless works of art, antiques, rare firearms, valuable toys and homes. The restoration craftsmen are considered some of the best artisans in the world. When undertaking a project, their purpose is to not add or change a single thing– it’s not to try to improve on the original idea—such an approach could ruin a million dollar painting. Their only objective is to restore the artifact back to its original condition.
Chiropractic is restoration. By detecting and correcting spinal abnormalities, known as vertebral subluxations, Chiropractic adjustments restore normal nerve function which allows the inherent natural healing processes of the body to take place to full completion.
For a person to understand the devastating effects of vertebral subluxation and to fully appreciate and commit to the restoration (via Chiropractic) then they have to know the value of the restored condition.
I had a friend who bought an antique classic with the intention of restoring it in his spare time. After ten years of tinkering with it, he finally took it to the best auto body shop in the state for an estimate. He had purchased the car for $3000 and was willing to spend another $5000 if necessary in order to get it full restored.
Imagine his surprise when the restoration export quoted him a fee of $42,000! The outrageous quote upset my friend greatly—but only until the expert told him that he had a very rare classic car, and once it was fully restored it could easily sell for well over $135,000 at any car auction. Upon hearing the news, my friend could not write a check fast enough.
The owner could have spent hours trying to persuade my friend with detailed descriptions of the restoration process, the time involved, the skill involved—and it would have not changed his mind. What he needed to understand was the value of the restored condition.
Chiropractic is restoring the human nerve system back to an optimal level of function which allows the body to express optimal and valuable health.
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Steve Tullius, D.C., ACP
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