Talk Radio With Heart & Soul
WRNP 1320 AM Radio Providence, RI
Cardinal Points welcomes Chiropractor Dr. Chris Black to our show. Chris first got exposed to chiropractic care at the age of 16. “At that moment I knew that’s what I wanted to do.” “It changed my health.” It alleviated Chris’s chronic bronchitis. I liked the aspect of helping people and chiropractic theory is a “different way of thinking.” Chris states that Chiropractors are treating about 8 % of the population. “Chiropractic care is really an art, science and a philosophy.” “There is an innate intelligence within the body that actually heals the body.” The art is the manual interpretation of the body, the correction. The science is understanding the underlying principles of chiropractic, the brain and nervous system. Chiropractic began in Iowa in the late 1800’s by DD Palmer, a magnetic healer. He is know as the “Father of Chiropractic.” Chiropractic care seeks to restore the flow of electrical impulses, energy, from the brain and nervous system to rest of the body. A subluxation or misplacement of the vertebra can disrupt this energy flow. Chris reports that he read recently that the brain acquires 90% of it’s energy from movement of the axial skeleton, the body and limbs. “If we’re not moving we’re not even feeding our brain.” Chris has treated patients from infants to his oldest patient being 95. We then discuss developing human connections, building relationships, and how this contributes to the healing process. In our technologically centered society we’re unfortunately loosing that human contact and the healing power of touch. We are one of the wealthiest countries on this planet yet we spend the most on medical care. Chris attributes this to the influence of media regarding pharmaceuticals, poor diets and our detrimental thoughts. According to Chris the farther away our food is from it’s source and the more processed “it’s not the best thing for you.” He tries to instill the fundamentals of good health in his children. A good diet, plenty of sleep, exercise and positive thoughts. As a health care provider Chris is hesitant to use labels when he consults with his patients. He finds that people have a tendency to become that label they’ve been given and they get attached to it. It becomes who they are. Chris is a fourth generation bow tie wearer, “I think differently be it what I wear or how I raise my family. I think there is a little shock value to it. That against the grain in me.” Chris believes we are loosing the ability to think for ourselves and ask the right questions. He also acknowledges as a society “we are under constant stress.” What inspires Chris is his family. He envisions a world where we support and look out for each other. “I want people to actually think for themselves. Ask questions about there own health and take some accountability.”
Dr. Chris Black received his Doctor of Chiropractic from the University of Bridgeport in 1996. He has been the owner and Practitioner of Narragansett Family Chiropractic since 2000. Chris has received leadership and achievement awards from the International Chiropractors Association. He is very involved with the Boy Scouts of America and has been recognized by them on many occasions for his outstanding service. Dr Black is happily married and is the proud father of 3 children.