Thrive In Five: The Most Important Thing To Teach Your Patients

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Hello everybody and welcome to Thrive in Five. I’m Dr. Dennis Perman and I’ll be your host for today. Today we’re going to be talking about the most important thing for you to teach your chiropractic patients. And of course, the most important thing for you to teach your chiropractic patients is that innate intelligence is constantly on the job helping that patient to heal. Oh, wait a minute, that’s not the most important thing for you to teach them. It’s important that they know that, but if you start there, they’ll have no idea what you’re talking about.

Clearly the most important thing for you to teach your patients is that you are by far the finest chiropractor in your town and they should make sure to swear undying devotion to you and to chiropractic. Oh, wait a minute, that’s not the most important thing for them to learn. It may be important for you to help them understand that but actually, the most important thing for you to teach your patients is that they are constantly under stress and that stress never leaves, whether they have pain or they don’t have pain, whether they’re sick or they’re not sick, whether they feel great or they don’t feel great. They are constantly under physical, chemical, and emotional stress. And that physical, chemical and emotional stress is acting on them whether they’re having an experience of it at that moment or not.

So, sometimes you teach your patients that they’re under stress and they say, “I’m not under stress. I feel good.” And you have to explain to them that you’re not only talking about emotional anxiety. Stresses come in all different flavors and it’s important for you to help them understand that while their pain may come and go, they’re constantly under stress. And one of the most important things you do as their chiropractor, is you help them to cope with or eliminate the stresses of their lives.

Now, this is especially important now because people have never been more stressed than they are now. Now, you want to make sure to help them understand that the very best thing that they can do to help sick people is don’t be one of them. The fact is most people fall into one of two broad categories, high-risk people, and low-risk people. And these days, what most people are interested in is finding out a way that they can lower their risk. You see, this is all very strange to everybody. We’re doctors, we understand some of these things but on a patient level, most of it is just really incomprehensible and difficult. And while they may be trying to follow all the recommendations that they’re told … to wash their hands and stay away from people and stay out of groups and wear a face covering – and of course they should be doing those things, but those are all defensive maneuvers.

Unfortunately, medical science has come up with precious little offense at this point. There are no drugs or vaccines that they can count on. And the fact is they’re really looking in the wrong place. They’re trying to do battle with the virus. The virus will win, it’s tougher and stronger. What we need do is help people learn how to lower their risk and the way they do that is by becoming healthier and reducing any likelihood of comorbidities. So the most important thing that you can teach your patients is that there’s things they can do to stay healthy and healthier people are less likely to succumb to Corona virus or to anything else for that matter. It’s not like you’re treating the infection. Most places, that’s not part of your license, but the fact is helping people to become healthier is.

So, the more you understand that helping people reduce their stress, physical, chemical, emotional, even vibrational, or electromagnetic stress, the better off they’ll be and the less risk they’ll have. Now, most patients may not be able to understand innate intelligence, at least not in the beginning, and they may feel funny about you bragging about what a fantastic chiropractor you are, even though that’s probably true. But the one thing that all patients can relate to is they have stresses in their lives, especially once you explain what that means, and that those stresses increase their risk. If you can help people understand what it takes in order for them to reduce their risk so they’re less susceptible, not only to COVID-19, but to any issues that may come up in their health, then you are doing an extraordinary service for them.

And that’s the way you create committed long term patients – by helping them understand that the most important thing that you teach them is that they can reduce their stress with your chiropractic care and all the different things that you do to help them. I hope you enjoyed this little Thrive in Five ditty. We will be back next week at 3:00 Eastern time with another Thrive in Five just for you. And if you have any questions or comments about what we’ve done here then please contact me at It’s my pleasure to serve you. Have a wonderful week everybody.