Well­ness Arti­cles

Chi­ro­prac­tic “On” the Reser­va­tion

A story from the online “Leader Times”, an online news out­let for sev­eral Penn­syl­va­nia news­pa­pers, reports on chi­ro­prac­tic care becom­ing avail­able to Native Amer­i­can Indian tribes. The arti­cle inter­views Dr. Michael Mills who noted that native Amer­i­cans should have access to chi­ro­prac­tic since, “After all, chi­ro­prac­tic was invented in Amer­ica.” Dr. Michael Mills, is par­tic­i­pat­ing in the “Love has No Color” project. This project is con­ducted by the New Renais­sance an orga­ni­za­tion of chi­ro­prac­tors across the coun­try ded­i­cated to improv­ing life for Native Americans.

Dr. Mills explained his com­mit­ment to this project by say­ing, “We thought, what bet­ter peo­ple to serve than Native Amer­i­cans. Our motto is to live for a cause big­ger than your­self, and live that cause with passion.”

Accord­ing to the arti­cle, Dr. Mills and other par­tic­i­pat­ing Doc­tors of Chi­ro­prac­tic went to the Wolf Point Indian Reser­va­tion in Fort Peck, Mon­tana to help Native Amer­i­cans with ren­o­va­tions on the reser­va­tion and pro­vided health infor­ma­tion about chi­ro­prac­tic care.

Dr. Mills was con­cerned about what he saw when he got there and com­mented, “There is alco­hol abuse, high unem­ploy­ment, high rates of mur­der, poverty, vio­lence and a life expectancy of males of 40. It was dis­ap­point­ing to see Native Amer­i­cans on a reser­va­tion where con­di­tions are so poor.” He added, “We believe that if we can teach the peo­ple to have respect for life and health and to try to improve them­selves and their own well-​being, that they’re more likely to do bet­ter things for each other and the com­mu­nity. Chi­ro­prac­tic care is a part of that.”

The New Renais­sance group is look­ing to place a chi­ro­prac­tic office on the reser­va­tion. They are also look­ing to send a Native Amer­i­can from the Wolf Point Reser­va­tion to chi­ro­prac­tic school. Brandi Char­rette, was a sin­gle mother work­ing two jobs, lead­ing an aver­age life on the reser­va­tion, and try­ing to improve her life. She had attended com­mu­nity col­lege, tak­ing the basic courses for chi­ro­prac­tic school. The new Renais­sance group is mak­ing it pos­si­ble for Char­rette to study chi­ro­prac­tic at the Life Uni­ver­sity in Mari­etta, Ga. She is cur­rently fin­ish­ing her pre­req­ui­sites and will start chi­ro­prac­tic school with a full schol­ar­ship from Life University’s pres­i­dent Dr. Guy Rieke­man. New Renais­sance is pay­ing for her to live there.

When Brandi Char­rette fin­ishes her school she will return to her reser­va­tion to help her peo­ple. Dr. Mills noted, “She’ll go back and serve the peo­ple of the reser­va­tion. They’ll have an edu­cated, tal­ented per­son going back.”

Ran­dom Article

For years par­ents have wor­ried about their chil­dren get­ting fevers. And for years many author­i­ties, includ­ing most chi­ro­prac­tors have said that fevers

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