The quote by Thomas Edison above
is dripping with brilliance and concisely outlines the philosophy of wellness at our
facility. His first point is, "The doctor of the future will give no medicine." Why?
Because all medicines/drugs whether prescribed, over the counter or street drugs have
toxic or poisonous effects in the body. One look at the "Physicians Desk Reference"
(PDR) will clearly show that all drugs have a long list of "side effects." As a result,
there is a high price paid when taking drugs. Dr. Lorraine Day's (former Chief
of Orthopedic Surgery at San Francisco General Hospital) video title states, "Drugs
Never Cure Disease."
The next part of Edison's quote is,
"but will interest (teach) his patients in the care of the human frame (spine)."
This is where chiropractic comes in. The purpose of chiropractic is to analyze
the "human frame" for subluxations (joint misalignments that can cause distortions
in the nerve signals to the various body parts) and to correct those by gentle adjustments
The final part of Edison's
quote states that, in addition to interesting patients in the care of the human frame,
the "doctor of the future" would also interest his patients in "diet and in the cause
and prevention of disease." We fulfill this aspect of this great philosophy
by teaching true and faithful principles of health, not just pushing vitamins, pills
and potions. We take this area very seriously as evidenced by our extensive
Lending Library; the workshops Dr. Pfeifer teaches; the health coaching/mentoring
he does and the television, radio and seminar appearances he makes. Dr. Pfeifer
feels the most important thing to realize is that each of us is responsible for our
own health and the health of our children. No one need suffer from today's dreaded
diseases who will take the time to prevent them.