What Every Comprehensive Medical Examination Must Include 

I am always amazed when patients tell me that their doctor only spent three minutes with them during their examination appointment. I can guarantee you he spends more than three minutes checking his investments between patient visits.

A global approach to evaluating one’s body is essential to obtain a more accurate understanding for the basis of the patient’s chief complaints. Key components that must be examined include:

  • Cranial Evaluation: The twenty-eight bones of the skull are joined together by sutures, which act as the expansion and contraction joints. Cranial balance is essential to maintain optimum health because its subtle motion aids in the pumping of the cerebrospinal fluid around the brain and spinal nerves. Traumas of any source have the potential of disrupting the normal rhythm, which in turn can affect the central and autonomic nervous systems.
  • Dental Evaluation: The teeth, jawbones, and gums present potential dental interference fields. These include such things as toxic root canals, infections in the bone from previously extracted teeth, periodontal (gum) infections, toxic dental materials (mercury fillings and potentially toxic resin white fillings), galvanic currents from dissimilar metals in the mouth, malocclusions (bite problems) that can adversely affect the cranial bone and spinal alignment. 
  • Emotional Issues: Psychological distress can play a major role in causing or exacerbating any illness. Emotional distress will cause the adrenal glands to constantly fire with eventual exhaustion (dizziness upon getting up from a lying position and sensitivity to bright lights).
  • Energy distortions in organs: The presence of “splinters” or initiators like heavy metals, glyphosate, viruses, bacteria, vaccines and their adjuvants, trapped prescription drugs, chemicals (PCBs, etc.), EMFs (electromagnetic fields), nutritional deficiencies, infections, and scar tissue all play a part in hampering normal function.
  • Subluxations of the Spine/Joints: Disruption of normal spinal motion has the potential of disturbing organ function, distressing the adrenal glands, and causing structural balance issues.
  • Dietary Deficiencies: Unfortunately, most people eat too much processed foods especially adulterated omega 6 oils (safflower, sunflower, canola, soy, vegetable, and cotton seed). These adulterated oils cause the cell membranes to turn into plastic, which prevents oxygen and nutrients from entering the cell and waste products from exiting. They also cause plaque to form in the arteries.

Unless the practitioner has a broad knowledge of multiple specialties, the patient is getting short changed in their examination. Relying only on bloodwork and conventional testing only gives the examining physician a glimpse of how the body is reacting to any initiators. Remember, without a diagnosis there is no proper treatment.


About The Author

Dr. Gerald H. Smith is certified by the World Organization for Natural Medicine to practice natural medicine globally. He is also a certified dental practitioner. His broad base of post-graduate training in dentistry and natural medicine enabled him to integrate many health care specialties.