WARRIORS AND VICTIMS
Jelstrup: Early in the assessment of the individual we try to assess the person as to his or her state of mind, where his well being is. It is one of the first things I do. I have two categories. I assess people as either victims or they are warriors. [laughter]Victims will sooner or later become wimps and warriors will sooner or later win.
So victims turn to wimp and warriors will win. This simply means in a more serious connotation when you take on the role of a victim [and I do not blame people for doing this, because they have been educated to.] the doctors says, ‘don’t worry Mrs. Jones do not ask questions. We will take care of you and solve your problems. Here is a medicine that will solve your problem. It has certain side effects but basically you are in good hands.’
People let go of their primary defense system which is the brain. They drop their brain at the foot of the doctor. If you do more serious research on people who let go of their observational power, or their belief in themselves you can see that the brain literally changes and takes on a passive role because it has trusted the message – wait and see it is not your problem. You have nothing to do with it because the doctor will fix it. Put the brain in a passive mode which on a chemical level sets the stage for the brain to produce nothing. The brain is not involved. The medical profession thinks they can stimulate that brain activity through chemicals, and I am not quite sure they will ever be able to hit the target fully.
If you take the position as a warrior, you want to know what is going on and regardless of what happens to you – you take total responsibility for your life and for your actions. Such a brain will begin to produce the appropriate chemicals for the appropriate situation. Now this is a generality. I look upon it as a generality, but if I am dealing with a victim in my practice I am stopping right there until I get this person oriented to take full responsibility for him or herself . Otherwise what I am doing is not going to produce the desired effect in a short time.
It is a major thing, how society has been gradually put into a victim role verses a having good health care expectations. If you are a victim you won’t be healthy. This is something doctors have to really watch. What I see in the medical field is when they want the patient’s participation; they want their participation still strictly under their control. This is not participation at all. As I tell the patients in the clinic. ‘You are the doctor we are the technicians.’ You need to know and understand and take full responsibility. You need to know too who the best people are for your care. That is philosophical but it is a core belief of mine.
Interviewer: Do you find for this reason there are people you cannot treat?
Jelstrup: Yes, most people you can treat but some people need to be sent to people who can train them to come out of the victim role. You have got to be in the warrior role. You have got to be in the total responsible role. Many victims will hide themselves by saying that they are taking full responsibility, but I can tell they are doing it more for generating attention then for really believing in themselves. There are ways you can determine who is a victim. When people say,’ I am so sick, I am not getting better,’ this is a victim [laughter]. Warriors say,’ I am going to get better, I am getting better, I am sick and tired of being sick. My body is going to heal.” They are taking a stand for something better for themselves. Victims are taking a stand for a negative situation and want attention for themselves.
Interviewers: Almost through self talk we are reinforcing the way we are going to be.
Jelstrup: This is they way the brain works. In neurophysiology they are seeing more and more how careful surgeons have to be during surgery because they say a word and the brain of the patient automatically gets it. What you say under surgery can be very detrimental to the patient. If you say something it should be positive, because then this can go into the brain. Just like you are building some simple software for your computer. Garbage in, garbage out. Negative thoughts in and you are going to get the appropriate [negative] response in the body. There is more and more research in this field pointing to the fact we have to be careful with what we are thinking and what we are saying.
Right now I am working with Bob Shane about investigating the possibilities of accessing the brain and let the brain begin to access through holographic concepts, problems like viral infections in the body. How the brain if stimulated appropriately, and with the right information will be able to access viral activity in the body and neutralize it. I find this extremely exciting.
It is the work we are doing now by stimulating the brain. First, proper diagnosis then proper detection; then proper stimulation of different lobes of the brain.
Interviewer: Now when you say holographic what do you mean in this context. I think of the 3D pictures on credit cards and I doubt this is what you mean [laughter].
Jelstrup: The brain has to have a very complete picture of what is going on. And in this picture, there is a holographic concept and once the brain gets the information it is capable of dealing with it. For example: attacking the virus. This has nothing to do with the day to day work of being a chiropractor – this is abstract. We do believe again, as B.J.Palmer pointed out many years ago to me, if the human body is dealt with via proper hygiene – if you can distress the system properly and access the brain properly it is fully capable of regaining anything which has affected it. I believe this.
I believe much of the medicine we are getting – even though it might work for a time or seem to be helping the system in some way can have a detrimental effect on the brain and how it functions. This is the reason I also question many vaccines in the market today because if they might help one particular condition it can have an oppressive effect on many other conditions. An example of this is the vaccination against polio. It seems in the first 10-15 years the only polio detected has been caused solely by the vaccinations against it. This does not mean vaccination is wholly bad. It is just we have to understand its limits and then how to use it. Not to use it in a broad spectrum.
Interviewer: You do not in your practice have much in common with regular chiropractic do you?
Jelstrup: Well I would not agree with this. We all go to school; we all get a diploma, then some of us go a little bit further. I believe I belong to the cutting edge of the chiropractic profession. I think there are about 10 % of us who do, who are sharing this vision, and this common goal. This goes for any profession. I would say about 10% of the medical doctors I know are realizing the importance of practicing preventive medicine and how they can integrate this work into other disciplines. For me the 10% rule has been pretty well true.
I always like to mention how funny people have been trying to browbeat chiropractic as a profession over the years. It is the chiropractors who have made some of the major discoveries in the health care fields in the last century. X-rays for instance. Palmer College had the first x-ray machine West of the Mississippi. Chiropractors were the first ones.
Some of the major work done in the health field today dealing with kinesiology was discovered by chiropractors. Cranial work is primarily a chiropractic discovery. There is some advanced work we are still becoming aware of in neurophysiology research that chiropractic is beginning to get a handle on. There is a timing in the human body to follow in making corrections to it. There is a time to do things; there is a time not to do things and there are many other factors too.
But chiropractors have in spite of the onslaught of negative propaganda to the tune of tens of millions of dollars, from other professions especially the establish medical profession have been able to open some very interesting ideas we have shared with many other health professions.
Interviewer: I think, in fact they are even starting to realize the advancement of natural medicine recently has a lot to do with the success of chiropractic being able to hold its own.. forcing the AMA to back down and to admit they were essentially racketeering Because chiropractic is now accepted, other disciplines are beginning to feel they have a chance too.
Jelstrup: It reminds me also of a fight in the British parliament over a hundred years ago, where there were some bonesetters in England the medical profession wanted to put an end to their chiropractic. There was one medical doctor who stood up in front of parliament and pointed his figure at the audience and shouted,’ if you don’t’ stop this practice of bone-setting they are going to come back and haunt us’. Meaning he realized there was some truth behind bone setting, when it came to dealing with the meningeal system. Meaning the body has ability to heal itself.
If there is proper homeostasis in the body, there will not be much room for an average medical doctor. He will be relegated to the position of emergency medicine. This policy position they have taken.
Now in the New England journal of Medicine, I believe it was about 10 years ago there was an article which pointed out approximately 20% of the people who come into a medical practice are able to be helped by his skills. The other 80% of the practice helps to pay for the office overhead. Why? They have opted for this emergency medicine model . They have opted for drugs with detrimental effects. They have opted for research models I find highly inadequate.
What research on drugs has ever been done to see the electromagnetic effect on the human body? … even though electromagnetic principles have been the guiding principles for the whole living human body according to Guyton’s textbook on medical physiology. Not one pharmaceutical company has taken this into account and if they did they would probably have to discard most of the medicine today.
This is why I believe electro- medicine will be shared by many professionals and will be the medicine of the future.