Alternative Health Practices Aren’t “Alternative”

Sometimes it seems that Chiropractic and nutrition have been pigeonholed as “alternative” treatments a.k.a. Alternative Health.  Of course, this moniker, “alternative,” can summon images of crystals and incantations, magic spells and “laying of hands.”

However, Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, thought differently.  Chiropractic and nutrition are much less alternative health treatments, but rather, genuine and original pursuits of healing.

You may have heard the term, “Innate Intelligence,” in Chiropractic.  This is the force that we feel exists within each human being that is the force that accomplishes healing.  This intelligence is the true healing power of the human body – something which is assisted by Chiropractic treatments.

I have spoken on this subject in my video.

From Hippocrates, “The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well.”

You and your natural health practitioner both have a preference for nutritional supplements versus man-made substances created in a laboratory.

From Hippocrates, “Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.”

Finally, those of us who practice natural medicine and you who receive it display a preference for non-invasive treatments… treatments which heal the body without shocking the system or creating further complications.

As an example, for a while, a dangerous antidepressant was advertised heavily as an aid to quit smoking – one which has now become the subject of a huge settlement because it was found to have numerous side effects that damaged patients.

Compare this to my own method of helping people to quit smoking.  Auricular Therapy is painless, has no side effects and is FDA-approved.  I combine the treatment with a special book on the subject and achieve an 80% success rate.  How gentle and effective is that?

From Hippocrates, “Walking is man’s best medicine.”

The philosophy of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, pervades the practice of Chiropractic.  I am standing by to assist you to overcome your own personal health issues.  My goal is to help you feel better – naturally.


Dr. Mattingly, D.C.

By Mattingly Chiropractic, July 11, 2013