Too often, we give up our control or power to someone external to us, who we think may know more than us. You may say, my medical doctor is an expert and studied medicine, they must know what’s best for me and my body. This is not entirely true. Your medical doctor has studied diseases and knows a lot of information, they are not however, an expert on you.
Sometimes when I ask someone “tell me what you think is wrong with you.”, they will answer, “you tell me, you’re the doctor”. We’ve been trained to look outside ourselves for the answer instead of searching within.
The truth is, you are an expert in your own body. No one is more knowledgeable about your body than you. If you’re thinking, “oh, no”, then it’s time to now get better acquainted with your own body and start to become aware of the messages that it’s trying to tell you.
When I went through chiropractic school, I was taught how to recognise all types of diseases, illness, pathologies and how to treat them. What they did not teach me is how to help someone who is well. We didn’t look at people who were doing well, without symptoms and ask, how can they function at an even higher level than they are now?
Doctor’s learn to identify and treat disease and they are well trained in what they do. They don’t know if you are well. Wellness is your domain. When people go to the medical doctor for their regular checkups, they are not looking to see if they are well, they are looking to see if you are “sick” in some way. It is possible to have a disease and to be well, emotionally, mentally and spiritually as wellness is not merely the absence of disease.
Next time someone gives you health information, do your own research and inform yourself before making your decision. Remember that there are no ‘side effects’, there are only effects.
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Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization Chiropractic in Ottawa, Canada.