The Evangelical Christian Voice in Chiropractic Since 1953
The 2019 CCA Auxiliary Scholarship
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SECOND PLACE ESSAY
Chiropractic is a beautiful technique that can be used in many situations for the health, healing and wellness of a patient. It takes a special person to be able to give this gift to numerous patients day after day. Being a Christian chiropractor is unique because it gives you tools to be able to truly and fully accomplish this extraordinary task at hand. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22-23)
Hanna Songer is a student at Cleveland Chiropractic College in Overland Park, KS and will graduate in 2021. She became a member of the CCA in 2019.
to say yes to patients when needed but to also say no to patients when needed and the knowledge of boundaries, something Christian chiropractors can learn through the Word. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22- 23) These qualities are deeply rooted in Christian chiropractors, making them unique from all the rest of the chiropractic community. They are able to bring the next level care to their patients because they have an understanding of the next level: God, His Word, the promises He has made to us, and heaven.
Hanna Songer
Love can be a choice, not just a feeling. When a Christian chiropractor puts their patient’s needs, health, and preferences before their own, they are showing love for their patient. Joy is something that a Christian chiropractor finds in the promises God has made to us and can be used to set the atmosphere of their office with gladness, positivity, and joy. Peace is something that we don’t experience much anymore in our chaos-filled world. A Christian chiropractor can instill the peace and calming tones the Word provides them with their patients during their treatments. Patients can sense the calmness and peace from the doctor, and they, too, might be able to take pause and experience a rare moment of peace. Having patience with your patients is not always easy, especially when they aren’t following the prescribed treatment plan, arriving late, or maybe even when their body isn’t responding how you would like. Christian chiropractors are reminded that nobody is perfect, but they can show their patients the patience God has shown us. When Christian chiropractors have patience with their patients, kindness and goodness tend to follow. Treating a patient with good intentions and a kind heart can lead to a much more positive experience for both doctor and patient. Christian chiropractors can combine the positivity they project with faithfulness, being a reliable and trustworthy doctor, to create life-long patient/doctor relationships, rather than just quick fix patients. When you are faithful to a patient, they are more likely to remain faithful to you. Gentleness to a Christian chiropractor is more than what meets the touch. To be gentle can also be expressed when refraining from self-interest and not being self-assertive. A Christian chiropractor should be able to recognize when it is no longer in their patient’s best interest to remain under their care and the need to refer out to another healthcare professional. With this gentleness comes self-control. Self-control
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“What is unique about being a Christian chiropractor.” by: Hanna Songer Cleveland University