Encouraging Growth: Why Chiropractic Care?

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Encouraging Growth: Why Chiropractic Care?

Why is chiropractic care so important to the people of the Kimana Rift Valley in Kenya that Dr. Warren Bruhl and Dr. Jeff Kahrs would want to make it a household name?
What makes chiropractic care an opportunity for encouraging growth in the Maasai?

How is chiropractic care changing lives?

Understanding why chiropractic care is so important to any individual begins with relating to the underlying principles of its practice, which are:

Dr. Jeff Kahrs adjusting a patient in the Kimana Rift Valley in Kenya, December 2013.

Dr. Jeff Kahrs adjusting a patient in the Kimana Rift Valley in Kenya, December 2013.

For individuals such as Dr. Dean Simmons, Dr. Jeff Kahrs, and Dr. Warren Bruhl, chiropractor care has an even deeper value because of their personal experience.

As Dr. Dean says,

Dr. Dean, as I know him, has been a friend for over 20 years.

Dr. Dean, as I know him, has been a friend for over 20 years.

I was the one with convulsions and high fevers as a small child. If there was a “bug” to catch, it had my name on it. I began vomiting with migraine headaches at age 8 and the doctors told my parents that it was “internal stress.” I was hospitalized with a heart problem at age 17 and at age 18 I could not stand up after a basketball game due to low back pain. After being told that it was just “muscle spasm” my parents took me a chiropractor. Six weeks later my migraines were gone, my heart condition vanished and I was running track for my high school.

Chiropractic care so radically changed his life that instead of pursuing dentistry, Dr. Dean Simmons became a chiropractor. Experiencing this type of transformation translates to zeal in desiring patients feel the same dramatic impact.

Dr. Warren working with a very small patient in the Kimana Rift Valley of Kenya.

Dr. Warren Bruhl working with a very small patient in the Kimana Rift Valley of Kenya.

Encouraging growth in the Maasai with chiropractic care aligns with the principles of the practice considering that according to Dreamweaver International, the Kimana Rift Valley region is affected by:

Providing care that steers away from medication and emphasizes the body’s natural ability to heal would be a good fit in this context. Chiropractic has grown incredibly among the Maasai in only 22 months and plans are to further expand care in the coming years with Kilimanjaro Mission Hospital in the Kimana Rift Valley.

Dr. Warren Bruhl is very passionate about his work in Kenya.

Dr. Warren Bruhl passionately explaining his work in Kenya.

Dr. Warren Bruhl relates his experience working with a Kenyan doctor in the region named Amos. When Dr. Bruhl said he was a chiropractor, Amos asked,

“What’s that?
Can you diagnose?”

Working with Amos found Dr. Bruhl prescribing drugs on occasion because in the face of infectious diseases, what else can you do? At one point, a 22 year old young person who had been involved in a motorcycle accident and had a headache was examined by Dr. Bruhl. He told Amos,

“I could prescribe Tylenol, but what he really needs is a manual manipulation. Tell him to just trust me.”

Dr. Warren Bruhl and Dr. Jeff Kahrs working side by side in Kenya, December 2013.

Dr. Warren Bruhl and Dr. Jeff Kahrs working side by side in Kenya, December 2013.

As it turned out, this young person’s father was the preacher in the local church who began sharing about the new medicine, which did not involve medicine, after his son’s headache went away. The Maasai know nothing about touch and the ability to heal through touch. Feeling the results and telling others about it is, for them, almost like spreading the good news of the gospel, but it is the good news of healing through chiropractic care. Dr. Bruhl told them,

“I’m bringing me to help heal you.”

Why is it so important that Dr. Warren Bruhl and Dr. Jeff Kahrs specifically be the ones to bring chiropractic care to the Maasai and make it a household name in the Kimana Rift Valley of Kenya?

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