Thoughts from Dr. Kevin Kita
A lot of people that come in my office with depression, sadness, fear, and anxiety, would be helped by one easy daily exercise. It isn’t running, lifting weights or any other physical activity for that matter. What I am talking about will surprise most of you! It is the daily practice of gratitude in your life. Why is practicing gratitude in your daily life important? It puts you in your present state of mind. When you are in your present state of mind joy and happiness can enter your life rather than depression, sadness, fear or anxiety. Those negative emotional states can lead to physical illnesses and can become life threatening. They can never be present when you are thinking about the present. Happiness comes from the root word happening. In other words when your mind is focused on the present it is the only way you can become truly happy.
In 2005 a study conducted by Andrew Steptow and Michael Marmot at University College London, found that happiness is related to biological markers that play an important role in health. The researchers aimed to analyze whether there was any association between well-being and two biological markers: heart rate and cortisol levels (stress hormone). Interestingly, the participants who rated themselves the least happy had cortisol levels that were 48% higher than those who rated themselves as the most happy. Repeating their studies three years later Steptow and Marmot found that participants who scored high in positive emotion continued to have lower levels of cortisol as well as a lower heart rate. In Happy People Live Longer, Bruno Frey reported that happy people live 14% longer, increasing longevity 7.5 to 10 years and Richard Davidson’s bestseller The Emotional Life of Your Brain argues that positive emotion and happiness benefit long-term health.
When you practice gratitude you will find out that there are a lot of things you have to be grateful for in your life. The other thing that starts to happen is the negative emotions will slowly go away because by using gratitude the lack attitude turns into the more than enough attitude. Remember to have an attitude of gratitude every day and for the rest of your life.
I Don’t Believe In Chiropractic
There are so many times when somebody asks me what I do for a living and I tell them that I am a Chiropractor. Then they tell me that they believe in Chiropractic and it is meant as a compliment or supporting my profession. I reply back to them that I don’t believe in Chiropractic and they look at me perplexed. What do you mean you don’t believe in Chiropractic? but you’re a Chiropractor! I am a Chiropractor, but it is not a belief it is a law. What do you mean by that? It is a law of having a clear nervous system of any interference. These interferences are called subluxations. A subluxation is the condition of a vertebra that has lost its proper position with the one above or the one below or both; which occludes an opening, impinges nerves and interferes with the transmission of the nerve impulses of the brain. If you have any subluxations your body is not going to function at its optimum, because your body is under total control by your nervous system. Your nervous system controls all the organs, muscles, tissues, and cells in the body.
It’s like believing if there is gravity or not. There is the law of gravity. Trust me you don’t believe if there is gravity or not. If you were on a tall building and jumped from it you would feel the effects of gravity in a very sudden and dangerous way. Your belief doesn’t affect if you or going to fall or not, it is a law just like the law of nerve interference. In a more dramatic example of the law of nerve interference, if your spinal cord was severed your body would never function at its optimum because the messages from the brain down the spinal cord and branching out the spinal nerves could never send the proper messages to all the organs, muscles, tissues, and cells in the body again. Dr. Suh, a research doctor from the University of Colorado did a study on nerve conduction and he found out that putting only 20 mm of Hg pressure would reduce the communication from the brain, through that nerve by an astonishing 50%. 20 mm of Hg pressure is the equivalent of the amount of pressure that a weight of a dime would have on a nerve. How painful is that? Not very painful right, so waiting until you’re in pain to see your Chiropractor is a poor indicator for any nerve interference.
Remember just like the law of gravity there is a law of nerve interference. Stop believing in Chiropractic and know that it is a fact that a nervous system with no interference will let your body function at its optimum the way it should all the time.
|MECHANISTIC VIEW OF LIFE
1-Based on 300 years old scientific principles that emerged out of the physic of Newton & the scientific method of Descartes. Reductionist.
2-View the universe as a giant clock
3-view the body as a machine
4-Whole=sum of parts
5-Study all the parts=understanding of the whole
*predictable.Dx; therapist; prognosis
1-Deals w/crisis care through the treatment of effects by suppressing symptoms, sickness & disease
2-Doctor is authoritarian, patriarchal, intervenes on submissive patient who is dependent
3-Disease seen as an entity & event. Symptoms, sickness & disease is wholly; judged as abnormal=>at war w/body & environment
4-Believe in the germ theory of disease
5-Based on inductive reasoning
1-State of health, consciousness & belief of doctor is inconsequential to patient.
2-Fear in every interaction
4- Technology, science, art & philosophy
5-Sterile, cold, impersonal, uniform & ritual, expensive
|VITALISTIC VIEW OF LIFE
1-Based on contemporary scientific principle that emerged out of quantum physic. The science of Chaos, Change & Complexity. Wholeistic.
2-View the universe as a living system
3-body as bioenergetic information whirlpool
4-Whole>sum of parts
5-Study the whole=>respect for unknown O/o
1-Deals w/wellness care, address primary cause (life force/innate). Expression of symptoms essential for restoration of integrity
2-Doctor is teacher educator, partner, facilitates healing in participant of the tango of healing
3-Disease seen as a process, a manifestation of underlying disharmony. Message to change, challenge to body, adaptation=>at peace with body & environment
4-Believe in the breakdown theory
5-Based on deductive reasoning
1-State of health, consciousness & belief of doctor is paramount for person’s transformation
2-Trust in every interaction
4- Philosophy, science, art, technology
5-Alive, warm, personal, casual, practical, inexpensive