By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

No rhyme or reason here, other than its Friday and I didn’t think I’d get a chance to make a blog post before mid-Saturday afternoon. I was performing some searches for phone related articles and I came across a number of different posts, written by different chiropractic authors, that I hadn’t seen in some time. They were all written by chiropractors, check them out…

A bartender is just a pharmacist with a limited inventory
By Darrel Crain, D.C.

Doc, I’m pretty sure I need some of those big green pills, you know, like the ones on television. Really? What are your symptoms? Well, I feel like I’m the guy in the TV commercial standing next to the telephone. I can’t pick it up because I’m scared to death who might be calling me!

The Innate Chiropractic Force is Within You
By Dr. Stacy Larsen

In the original movie from the Star Wars series, the mission to destroy the Death Star approaches. Luke Skywalker is apprehensive and nervous. Then we hear the distinct voice of his mentor and teacher, Obi Wan Kenobi, in his head “The force is with you, always.” This reassures and calms Luke as he departs. From that famous line, “May the force be with you” became a familiar catch phrase.

Knowing When it is Right
By Sharon Gorman, D.C.

The telephone rings – Do you answer it? When you get that funny feeling that something isn’t right, do you heed the warning or do you ignore it or cover it up. God talks to me through my gut. When I know what is really right, do I listen to God or do I take back my free will and do Sharon’s will? When I think that I know better I am in trouble.

Witness To Miracles
By Sid Mouk, D.C.

Do we actually believe what we tell our patients? Do we truly believe chiropractic care is something that everyone needs during their entire lives (“from the womb to the tomb” – as Dr. Jim Parker used to say)? Do we really believe that all of us in this profession are “called” to be Healers, “ordained” by the universe to serve our fellow man? If not, perhaps we need to have our beliefs adjusted before we do anything else in chiropractic!

24 Ways to Get New Patients
By Dr. Gene Orlowski

Initial Telephone Contact
1. On initial telephone contact, the CA not only asks for basic information, but “Who referred you to this office?” You can also ask “Is this appointment for you or your entire family?”

Unvaccinated Victim Of Medical Hysteria
By Tim O’Shea, D.C.

In every state of the union except two, parents have the legal right to exempt their children from all vaccinations. Whether or not anyone disagrees with their decision is immaterial to that right. In light of the social and political opposition to such a choice, parents who would embark upon such a course of action often have to face much greater obstacles than just learning about the dangers of vaccines. The parents can be victimized by uninformed people in authority who think they can enforce their own illegal opinions upon the public.

Principals of the Principle
By Dr. Stew Bittman

In speaking with many of you in the last few weeks, a common theme emerged. We embark on a spiritual path, and at first, perhaps for a long time, things seem worse. We gain awareness, and become aware that we still often make the same bad choices, and as a result feel guilty and beat ourselves up. We struggle with finding a balance, determining our priorities, keeping our focus, detaching from what we know in our hearts is not important.

2007 Peru Earthquake Chiropractic Commentary
by Michael Sontheimer, DC

It was an incredible event. A little after 6pm, the windows in the house began to rattle. I was adjusting a patient but we thought nothing of it. I live in Peru, this is common. I have felt dozens of tremors over the past years and some rather strong. However this was different. This was no tremor. After a few seconds it got a lot stronger. The adjusting room opens out to a garden in the back of the house. So I told the young man on the table that he was welcome to come outside with me. As I went into the garden and looked up at the house, I could see it swaying.

Mysterious Disappearance of Bees
by Darrel Crain, DC

Where did the bees go?
Toxicopathy is a new word to me, but one I believe we will all be hearing about more and more. According to Dorland”s Medical Dictionary (1993) toxicopathy means “any disease caused by a poison.” The same book defines poison as “any substance taken into the body by ingestion, inhalation, injection or absorption that interferes with normal physiological functions.”

and a random photo…

Dr. Mike with kids 2002 This photo was taken on March 5th or 6th, 2002 while on a chiropractic mission to the country of Panamá. I was working with veteran chiropractor Dr. Joseph Accurso and it was a pretty spectacular time.

The kids in the photo were all related. It wasn’t uncommon for groups of kids to arrive together for their chiropractic checkups. Photos like these brings back memories of many trips to places like Panamá and Costa Rica.