TWO posts in two days?! I must be on the ball! Today's post has been inspired by a good friend of mine, Dr. Jason Ulsrud of RockStar Chiropractic in Rockwall, TX. Dr. Jason is the real deal. He's a chiropractor's chiropractor and I think the world of him. If you're in the DFW area and need a chiropractor, you owe it to yourself to give Dr. Jason a visit.
One of the questions I get regularly when folks call is "How much does it cost?" This is a fair question. I like to know how much something costs before I buy it so I can make sure it fits my budget. When folks ask me how much chiropractic costs, what they're really asking is does your service fit my value system?
It's been a long while since I posted here, so I figure it's about time for a new article. There's a story in the bible about a Syrian General named Naaman. (The account is in 2 Kings chapter 5 if you'd like to read it)
Naaman was a wealthy Syrian General who had developed leprosy. Leprosy is a bad, bad thing. The body, even though it's alive, pretty much begins to decay and die. Body parts fall off. It's not a way you wanna live. Anyway, Naaman's wife had a little servant girl who was from Israel. She remarked that if Naaman would go see the prophet Elisha who was in Samaria, that Elisha would heal Naaman from his leprosy.
Well, Naaman and a bunch of his buddies take a trip to Samaria. Naaman brings a gift for Elisha; ten talents of silver, six thousand shekels of gold, and ten changes of clothing. The modern value of this gift is roughly 1.2 million dollars with today's gold and silver market being what it is. Naaman was a serious man with a serious problem, and in his mind if Elisha solved his problem, he'd be paid handsomely. If he didn't... well, Naaman had his entourage with him and he'd probably string Elisha up by his toenails and use him for target practice.
So what happened? This General, this severe man, this IMPORTANT man hollers at Elisha from his chariot, and Elisha doesn't even come out of his house. He sends his servant out to him and he tells Naaman, "If you'll wash yourself in the Jordan river 7 times your skin will be cleansed." Naaman was incensed! What audacity! He's an important man, mind you. He's traveled a long way to visit this so-called prophet and he doesn't even have the courtesy to come out to meet him. Naaman goes on to gripe a little. "In Damascus, we have clean rivers! Beautiful rivers that are far better than the Jordan!" One of his servants approaches Naaman and tells him, "Master, if the prophet would have told you to do something great, you would have done it. Just give it a shot and see what happens." Naaman washes in the Jordan 7 times, and is cleansed. The bible says his skin was like that of a newborn baby! Naaman goes to Elisha to give him the gift, and Elisha refuses to accept it, but Elisha's servant was greedy and chases Naaman down the road and takes some of the gift for himself. Elisha strikes the servant with Naaman's leprosy for his greed.
That's the story of Naaman, and there are some interesting parallels I noticed between the practice of Chiropractic and what happened to Naaman. Many times, chiropractors see desperate folks with severe conditions who have tried everything to have their health restored to them, and chiropractic seemingly 'cures' their condition! But here's the interesting thing; Chiropractic does NOT cure anything, nor has it ever cured anyone!
In the same way, Elisha didn't cure Naaman, it was actually Naaman's obedience to God that brought about his healing. Chiropractic doesn't cure any disease or heal any ailment, it simply removes what is interfering with the body's healing; the Vertebral Subluxation. When subluxation is removed, the body just works better. If the electrical impulses from your brain are interfered with, things won't work right. Chiropractic removes interference, and the body heals itself, just as God designed it to do.
There's a saying in Chiropractic, "We move the bone, God does the healing." Your life won't be as good as it should be with subluxation. Why don't you drop us a line so you can ensure that your life will be as glorious as God designed it to be?