constantly bombarded from the time they are born with false images
of what it means to be healthy. To many, the state of
optimum health is merely an absence of the signs of symptoms that
constitutes a disease. Advertising giants and pharmaceutical
companies have strived and to a great degree succeeded in
convincing the large array of the population that “popping a pill”
or “drinking some formula” will “cure” the disease. That is
why most of us don’t think twice about taking medication, or
popping a pill, or even consider the side effects of any
Do pills work?
Absolutely. Medicine has come a long way in managing
situations that require attention after we have misused and abused
our bodies. Many times environmental and genetic factors
place a large role in our state of physical and mental health, but
the key to anything in life is balance. We all require a “
balance of care” to be optimally healthy in life. If you
think you may know what to do during those times when you get
“sick”, don’t you think you should consider having a plan to make
sure that you don’t!!
Pain pills and
“formulas” may mask the symptoms of a problem; in no way do they
cure anything. Pain is a body’s response to indicate a lack
of balance and highlight a problem. If you numb the pain
receptors in the body, then does the underlying problem go away?
To illustrate this point, lets ask ourselves a question: Are
headaches caused by an Aspirin deficiency? Of course not!
But this is what the pharmaceutical companies would like us to
believe. Not only are headaches not caused by a lack of
aspirin, but also continuous aspirin use can have serious side
effects, including ulceration and bleeding of the lining of the
stomach not to mention increased rebound headaches. One
needs to understand that headaches are a symptom of a disease
process and not the disease itself. We, as Canadians, are
hiding our poor health with drugs.
I am a Chiropractor
who is very passionate about what I do. I am not going to
tell anyone not to do something that doesn’t feel right to them.
My message through my articles and my practice will always be to
help people attain a balance in life. If you can take a
minute in your everyday life to think about the type of gas you
put in your car, don’t you think that you can take the time to ask
your doctor and yourself about what exactly is this pill for? Do I
really need it? Side effects? Am I really sick?
My focus through my
science, art and the philosophy of my profession is to try to make
you think. Chiropractic is not about your back. Chiropractic
is not about your pain. Chiropractic is about your life!!
“The doctor of the
future will give no medicine, but will instead interest his
patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause
and prevention of disease.”
Dr. Kapil Deswal
earned his Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University
of Toronto, and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York
Chiropractic College. He is certified by the Canadian Board of
Chiropractic Examiners, College of Chiropractors of Ontario, and
the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (United States).
He is in private
practice in Etobicoke, Ontario. He has successfully treated
low back pain, neck pain, nerve pain, headaches, whiplash
injuries, and work and sports related injuries. He believes
in a holistic approach to patient care, and is committed to his
patients in healing and recovery.
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