BE SLOW TO CRITICIZE
Presented by Dr. Masoud Shamaeizadeh
Most of us are too quick to criticize. The things we do seem quite all right to us. We follow customs and it seems the natural thing to do. Others do likewise but they may be followers of quite different customs; customs that appear strange, even ridiculous to us. Yet, have they not a perfect right to their beliefs? May they not be just as logical from their viewpoint in the things they do as we are? Who is to judge?
The story is told that a sailor one day placed a bouquet of roses on the grave of a departed comrade and was turning away when he saw a Chinese man placing a bowl of rice on a nearby grave. Cynically, the sailor asked, “When do you expect your dead to come back and eat the rice you placed on his grave?”
The native Chinese smiled. “Same time your dead friend comes back to smell the roses,” he replied.
Would you say that the Chinese man was any more a slave to custom than was the sailor? The sentiment is all that matters. The means of expression is not important.
Sometimes there are fields in which methods employed are important because a definite principle is involved. For instance you cannot use horse feed to run an automobile. The principle involved is different. Neither can a modern home be operated in the same way that a colonial home was serviced, nor would it be wise to try modern ideas in a home not so equipped. Judgement and common sense should govern your life on all occasions.
The same is true with health methods. It ill becomes one imbued with medical theories, however well-trained he may be, to criticize the methods employed by chiropractors and vice versa. The method applied under one circumstance might not be the thing to do at all under reversed conditions.
Chiropractic is as revolutionary in its methods and procedures as the electrical engineer of today is different from the mechanical engineer of the eighteenth century. What worked scientifically then may be quite out of date now So modern problems must be considered with modern interpretation.The philosophy of chiropractic insists that health comes from within. It teaches that an intelligent force directs and controls all functions through the nervous system. When the channels are blocked through which this force is normally expressed, there will be abnormal expression - disease of some nature.
Chiropractors hold that the spine is the key to health because all nerve trunks emit through openings between the vertebrae and nerve interference most often occurs at this point. Falls and accidents may get a vertebra out of normal position so it locks and irritates and interferes with normal nerve function. Thus the life-giving, health-building life force is impaired. As a result, resistance is lowered, function impaired and disease follows.
Chiropractors find and adjust this cause of disease and health returns. Does that seem strange to you? Be slow to criticize until you have given chiropractic a trial. After that, you will likely have nothing to criticize.