Dr. Frank Means '93 spread the ‘gospel’ of chiropractic on a recent mission trip to the Amazon River



Dr. Frank Means '93 spread the ‘gospel’ of chiropractic on a recent mission trip to the Amazon River

Before leaving on a recent church-led mission trip to several remote villages along the Amazon River.  Dr. Frank Means (DC, ’93) admits he was a little concerned that he might not have too many people to treat. “Just because they’d never, ever heard of chiropractic,” he explains.  “Boy, I should have had more faith. When these villagers found out there was a guy in town who could help them with their neck and back pain they came out of the word work. These people eke out a living do hard, physical work. Their bodies literally ache for chiropractic’s healing touch.”

“I kept my patient education very, very simple…and short. I explained through my interpreter that chiropractic is all natural treatment for their pain. I align the spine for health. God, the Master Healer, loves you and sent me here to help you. Oh, and if you feel a little pressure and hear a little ‘pop’ it’s okay. Now lay down.”

Over four days during Spring Break in three different villages working 6 hours days, Dr. Means helped 204 people. When he wasn’t busy treating the native Amazonian villagers he treated his fellow missionaries, the interpreters and the boat hands including the captain.  “We were there first and foremost to spread the good news of Jesus Christ,” Means emphasizes. “But as the first D.C these villagers had ever seen, I was also able to spread the ‘gospel’ of chiropractic.”

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