Dr. Reggie Gold was a master.
He gave the profession a tremendous amount of wisdom, insight, knowledge and ability to communicate our message. He challenged us, and constantly encouraged us to think.
Countless chiropractors, myself included, were transformed by his communicative style and deep understanding of our philosophy.
One of the saddest moments for me in chiropractic was not his passing but the last time I heard him speak at the inaugural Wave event at Life West. He stood up there and shared a message that was in contradiction to the principles and practices of a large majority of the room.
They shook their heads in agreement as the message flew past them and then went back to their lasers and ultrasound units on Monday morning.
To add further injury, many mourned and lit candles for this great chiropractor and offered up his quotes on Facebook, yet the next day their actions flew in the face of those quotes.
You honor a man by honoring his message.
Dr. Gold did not want to be loved for the sake of being loved. He was driven by our purpose of ensuring that the world have access to our unique and distinct philosophy and practice.
For all of you who were not fortunate to have heard him speak in person and even those that were, I’ve provided a link below to an audio from Planet Chiropractic that I listened to over a hundred times as a young DC….it still never gets old. Sit back, relax, and polish the gold he gave so freely.
After that make sure you listen to his famous Valley of the Blind talk. This is by far, the best chiropractic talk I have ever heard.
Dr. Gold deserves to be honored. For his sake and for that of chiropractic’s future, make sure that he is honored by both your words and actions.
Steve Tullius, D.C., ACP
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