In our country we are taught we are healthy unless we are sick, have pain, or other symptoms. Treating our body in this manor is dangerous as many conditions lie silent until it’s too late.
As a chiropractor, I find it is my responsibility to educate my community about many health topics and concerns like this. My office, Hometown Family Wellness Center, is located in Freehold, NJ and I help people of all ages in Monmouth County NJ.
I recently read an article called, “Stop Playing Whack-a-Symptom” put together by Principle 33. The analogy used makes such sense: “The object of the carnival game Whack-a-mole is to use a rubber mallet to hit as many critters as possible when they pop up in random succession. Trouble is, as you hit one mole, three more pop up and disappear before you can nail them all. Whack-a-mole is a perfect metaphor for how patients get medicated today. Unfortunately in this game you end up on a ton of different drugs, for a bunch of different problems, with no actual improvement in your health.”
In our country, the average American is on 12 drugs. (Generation Rx, 2004)
With senior citizens the numbers were 19.6 in 1992 and went up to 28.5 in 2000 and projected to be around 38.5 in 2010 statistics. (FamiliesUSA.com)
Despite the US being the number one country in consumption of drugs, we rank 37th amongst the world’s industrial countries when it comes to health. More interestingly in that list, the countries that use less drugs are more healthy, and vice versa, the ones that rely on drug treatment are the least healthy.
Chiropractors don’t rely on symptoms to determine your health. We analyze your body for subluxations and correct them to allow your body to health and function under it’s own innate powers. Innate has more healing ability than all the drugs and surgeries utilized in hospitals throughout the world. If only more people would listen and learn from Chiropractic, health care costs would be diminished drastically and you would be able to live a longer more healthy life to enjoy everything that lies ahead. Unfortunately Big Pharma and the medical community don’t want you to know about this or to believe it. They want you to treat symptoms with their drugs, that at best give temporary relief and just mask the symptoms. But even better for them, it causes side effects that presents as more symptoms, so you think you are sick and need more of their drugs. This is a vicious cycle and proven failed way of health care… or what it really is, sick care system.
If you maintain an optimally, clear functioning nervous system, eat right, exercise, get sufficient sleep and improve mental clarity you won’t have to worry about the failing “whack-a-symptom” game. This is how we work in our office to optimize your health. So if you are ready to have vibrant health once again and live in Freehold or surrounding towns of Marlboro, Howell, Colts Neck, Morganville, Jackson or Manalapan, NJ, contact our office or find a chiropractor near you that teaches this concept of health and wellness.