So my sister in law goes to a chiropractor and gets monthly emails from her chiropractor's office. Well, today she forwarded me an email that pretty much threw me into a massive fit. Below are snippets of the email that her chiropractor sent out.
Your Choice Or Your Command?
Are you certain your vaccinations are safe, beneficial and will cause no future bodily harm? It is time to take a good look at some very disturbing facts concerning vaccination/immunization. Yes, it should be your 'CHOICE' not your 'COMMAND', in all health matters, freedom of choice should be the rule.
So, what can you do? This matter is for you and your own family to decide. But you should know all the facts. Check your state laws carefully, most states provide for a waiver or exemption. Read carefully the material on the pros and cons of artificial immunization. 'The chiropractic profession holds that natural immunity is to be favored over artificial immunization. Chiropractic believes that keeping the spine free of nerve interference helps promote a healthy body and a normally functioning neurological and immune system. 'The best immune system is in the body, not in the Lab'. C.S. Gonstead, D.C.
Noted chiropractic author, Dr. Fred H. Barge said it well: 'Disease is not so much the virulence of outside organisms as it is the resistance of internal inside mechanisms that produce a healthy body'.
The remained of the email contained propaganda to scare a person from getting the immunization recommended by giving "facts" that makes it to appear that getting immunized is the most dangerous thing you could do for yourself or children. I completely understand that chiropractors are a type of natural or holistic medicine but wtf? That does not give them the right to cram their unscientific opinions down peoples throat and create a brand new breed of completely foolish parents who will now refuse to immunize their children simply because a "doctor" told them it was dangerous.
Chiropractors are not MEDICAL doctors so why are they trying to give advice on something medical like immunizations and vaccinations? As a nurse, I have seen what diseases such as polio and whopping cough have done to people and the others they effect. Even though there haven't been cases of polio here in the US in a long time does not mean there can not or will not be an occurrence of it again. My kids are kept up to date on all their vaccinations.