Sunday, November 8, 2009

Review: Health Beyond Medicine: A Chiropractic Miracle by Dr. Scott Paton

Shortly after my second child was born, he began to experience labored breathing that resulted in vomiting episodes. Every time he experienced one of these episodes, his blood oxygen levels would decrease and his fingernails and lips would turn a bluish color. He was admitted into the neonatal intensive care unit where he underwent multiple tests. The fees exceeded $16,000, yet yielded no productive information. It was then I decided to adjust his spine to restore balance to his body. After this life changing adjustment, his medical problems ceased, and he had true complete health. Our medical system is focused on chasing a symptom in an effort to cover it up, rather than treat the whole person and restore balance. Your body has the ability to function normally, or in balance, allowing you to feel your best. When your body is out of balance, it's time to see a chiropractor.

Received from the publicist for review.

My "experience" with chiropractors was previously limited to the adjustment scenes from Queer as Folk so I'm certainly no expert! I did enjoy the book though.

I found it especially disturbing that the United States ranks #37 in World Health care. That is just so wrong. We all know that our health care system is broke, but the sheer extent of the evidence presented in the book was appalling. The corrupt insurance industry descriptions were frankly horrifying. The chapter on vaccines was also quite disturbing.

At 332 pages of text the book is rather thick and dense with information. The text is also packed in tight on every page, which also does not make for light reading.

There were a few religious aspects which I felt were unnecessary and really rather annoying in a book about medicine, but they were not excessive.

This one gets three stars. While I don't believe that chiropractic medicine is quite the panacea it is purported to be in the book, the book was nonetheless interesting. The initial sections that discussed our health care system's flaws were especially enlightening. The book does contain a great deal of important information for those interested in alternative medicine.

★★☆☆ = Liked It


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