April 25, 2024



Upper Cervical Care is the Answer to Our Health Care Crisis

A monumental How to fix a prolapsed bladder without surgery care crisis is taking place throughout the world, but it isn’t what you might suspect. It isn’t a lack of public healthcare, insurance coverage or prescription drugs. The real healthcare crisis is the failure to emphasize the prevention of disease over the treatment of disease.  Until we change our focus, we will forever be chasing diseases rather than maintaining health.  

Unfortunately, as a whole, the world is getting sicker with each passing year.  Many conditions and diseases including autism, cancer, heart disease, asthma, diabetes, fibromyalgia, autoimmune diseases and iatrogenic disease (drug or healthcare provider induced) are on the rise.

This is all despite the fact that the use of prescription drugs is rising at an unprecedented rate. In fact, the United States represents only 5% of the world’s population yet we consume nearly 75% of all prescription drugs manufactured. If this traditional, western approach to healthcare were the answer, wouldn’t the USA rank head and shoulders above the rest of the world in overall health? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the United States ranks 40th in overall health, below some third world countries.

As a result of this frightening trend, there is a shift taking place in this country, a patient-led revolution; people are seeking alternative healthcare. They believe that traditional healthcare should be held to a higher standard. Profits and politics should no longer stand in the way of good health. Americans are looking for a different kind of healthcare, one that puts their entire well-being first.

A New Perspective
In part, the healthcare crisis exists today because many doctors and patients believe that certain diseases are inevitable. Why is this? Are we defective? Are we at the mercy of genetics, old age, or bad luck? Did a germ or virus randomly pick us as their next victim?

In healthcare, two different perspectives influence the way we think about health and healing.

The first belief is that humans are fundamentally flawed.
Things are beyond our control. We are victims of our genetics, environment or age. We are destined to have things go wrong over the course of our lives that we will not be able to recover from on our own. We are not educated enough to make your own healthcare decisions, so they need to make them for us.

The second belief is that we are created fundamentally perfect.

We are created with the ability to heal and recover from almost anything and adapt to those things that we cannot. We are empowered to seek advice and ultimately make our own decisions, because we are the only ones who know what is ultimately best for us!

Upper Cervical doctors believe that we are all created, for the most part, fundamentally perfect. The best health care is self-care. We should focus our attention on addressing the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of our bodies on a daily basis.

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Upper Cervical Care
When it comes to living a long and healthy life, very few people will argue that prevention through optimum nutrition and exercise play a vital role, but the most important component to good health is often overlooked. That component is proper “brain to body communication.” You may have heard this phrase tossed around, but do you really know what it means?

The brain stem and nervous system control and coordinate every function in your body – heart rate, breathing, vision, hearing, balance, digestion, muscle tension, posture, emotions, immune function, hormones…literally EVERYTHING! In order to function properly and remain healthy for years to come, you must have 100% “brain to body communication” at all times– 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!

Most people don’t understand that this brain to body communication can be “choked” off by a misalignment within one of the top two bones in the neck. This interference contributes to a myriad of health conditions…arthritis, asthma, diabetes, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, ear infections, and the list goes on. Nearly all health conditions begin with stresses placed on the body, over time, that were never corrected.

Upper Cervical Awareness Month
Poor brain to body communication is an epidemic as prevalent as tooth decay. The International Upper Cervical Institute estimates that by the age of 39, 87% of the population has some degree of interference to the health and healing messages the brain tries to send the body. Despite the fact that this decreased brain to body communication is widespread, public awareness remains limited.

It’s time we get “back to the basics,” take control over our own health, and recognize the body’s remarkable, inborn self-healing ability. This is the only way we can truly break the cycle of just treating the disease in this country.  If we are waiting for a  miracle drug to cure the world’s ailments, it’s not going to happen! We need to be proactive, not reactive, with our health. Prevention must take precedence over the treatment of disease!

The Upper Cervical Health Centers of America, Patient Advocates Association and the International Upper Cervical Institute have established Upper Cervical Awareness Month to increase public awareness of Upper Cervical treatment and the health and healing it is bringing to millions. It also provides an opportunity for doctors and patients to work together to increase public awareness of how the epidemic of poor brain to body communication causes needless pain and suffering.