Do you suffer from chronic pain? Do you know someone who has dealt with long-term symptoms? If so, you know how frustrating it can be to search for health, to try every new drug or surgery available and find you are still left with the same problem…and sometimes with new ones that the drugs or surgery caused. There can be periods of time when people just give up and feel that there is no hope. Many people decide they will just have to live with the pain.
At Keefe Clinic we see many patients who have reached this point and feel discourage about trying anything new. Then a family member or friend tells them about chiropractic and encourages them to try one more time! In the vast majority of these cases, these people do find help that had eluded them up to that point. In many cases their problem wasn’t that hard to correct; it’s just that no doctor had yet tried to treat the cause of their problems. This seems to be the most common cause of treatment failure that I see.
Many times grateful, satisfied patients ask me, “Why didn’t my other doctors tell me this, or do what you did to help me overcome this problem?”
I understand this question, because a long time ago I asked my own chiropractic physician the very same question after he helped me overcome a condition that my family medical doctor had been totally unable to treat. Until that point I had been programmed not to ask questions of my medical doctor and just except the treatment that I received from him as the correct and only possible approach.
My chiropractor’s answered made me look at the health care system in the US with new eyes. He explained that the type of doctors that I saw portrayed on TV were trained in the use of drugs to cover-up symptoms of disease and not how to help the body heal itself. In fact, outside of crisis care (like heart transplants, or acute infections, broken bones, etc.) They had a very limited scope that they could actually help. He taught that, although giving drugs to cover-up symptoms might make someone feel temporarily better, this just sends the problem underground or deeper within the body to get worse.
The fact is that in order to secure health within the body proper diet, exercise, rest, positive attitude and the pressure free nervous system have to be in place to support good health. The average drug therapists in the US has had little or no training in these areas. This is why Americans spend more on health care than any country in the world and have the least to show for it. Women in the US are outlived by women and 25 other countries while US men are outlived by men and 36 other countries. It is hard to understand why our healthcare system is capable of transplanting organs and yet is unable to help someone stop having daily headaches without continually drugging the symptoms away.
Natural Health Care
At Keefe Clinic we believe health is a natural process and is by nature a low-tech phenomena. High-tech belongs in crisis care which is different than health care. Health Care includes the supporting of the body’s natural processes to enhance proper function. In natural health care we follow the principle: “first of all do no harm.” The guiding concept is a respect for the body’s own intelligence built-in by our Creator. When this life principle is expressed at 100% to each part of the body then the chance for 100% function will be the highest possible. And 100% function would be health!
Most Americans don’t know they have a choice. They are often uninformed about the natural healthcare option. Chiropractic is the world’s largest natural healthcare system. Chiropractic physicians utilize the most current knowledge available in safe natural methods to return the body back to normal function. Symptom relief, under chiropractic care, is a product of returning the body back to healthy function. Our motto at Keefe Clinic is, “a natural approach first, drugs second, surgery last.”
If you are looking for just a quick fix, then health, true health, will always elude you. On the other hand, if you’re committed to finding health, you will be pleased with the tools you will find at Keefe Clinic that will help you reach that goal. We care about you and your health. We offer health care for the whole family.