Dr. Weeks’ Comment: Corrective Medicine and Psychiatry is a therapeutic strategy which strives to correct the problem thereby minimizing other treatment options which may have unfortunate side-effects. We corrective doctors are open-minded and seek environmental or dietary causes of imbalances so we would, for example, ask a patient with chronic debilitating headaches how much water they drink, whether they suffer with constipation and how much coffee they drink before we offer pain killing medications.
Here is a fun story about “correcting the problem.”
Before YOU resign yourself to surgery or chronic synthetic medications, try a corrective approach!
(Thanks to Tim!)
The doctor said, ‘Joe, the good news is I can cure your headaches.
The bad news is that it will require castration.
You have a very rare condition, which causes your testicles to press on your spine and the pressure creates one heck of a headache. The only way to relieve the pressure is to remove the testicles.’
Joe was shocked and depressed. He wondered if he had anything to live for. He had no choice but to go under the knife. When he left the hospital after the unfortunate surgery, he was without a headache for the first time in 20 years, which made him happy and grateful, but he felt like he was missing an important part of himself.
As he walked down the street, he realized that he deserved new beginning and determined to live a new life.
He saw a men’s clothing store and thought, ‘That’s what I need…A new suit.’
He entered the shop and told the salesman, ‘I’d like a new suit.’
The elderly tailor eyed him briefly and said, ‘Let’s see…size 44 long.’
Joe laughed, ‘That’s right, how did you know?’
‘Been in the business 60 years!’ the tailor said.
Joe tried on the suit it fit perfectly.
As Joe admired himself in the mirror, the salesman asked, ‘How about a new shirt?’
Joe thought for a moment and then said, ‘Sure.’
The salesman eyed Joe and said, ‘Let’s see, 34 sleeves and 16-1/2 neck.’
Joe was surprised, ‘That’s right, how did you know?’
‘Been in the business 60 years.’
Joe tried on the shirt and it fit perfectly. Joe walked comfortably around the shop and the salesman asked, ‘How about some new underwear?’
Joe thought for a moment and said, ‘Sure.’
The salesman said, ‘Let’s see…size 36.
Joe laughed, ‘Ah ha! I got you! I’ve worn a size 34 since I was 18 years old!’
The salesman shook his head, ‘You can’t wear a size 34. A size 34 would press your testicles up against the base of your spine and give you one heck of a headache!’
New suit – $400
New shirt – $36
New underwear – $6
Second Opinion – PRICELESS