Chiropractor Brings Treatment to Africa
Chiropractic is very well known in the United States and millions of people feel relief from a variety of maladies from adjustments every year. There are places that have never heard of chiropractors, and if they did, could not afford to see one. Developing countries usually receive basic food, water, and first aid assistance from the United Nations and other non-profits dedicated to helping the planet’s poorest people. But a chiropractor from Illinois has decided to bring not only basic healthcare to East Africa, but his specialty as well.
Dr. Warren Bruhl left his flourishing full-time practice in 2012 in order to make a bigger difference in the world. His mission is to help the “needy become the needed,” and has been on nine missions to Kenya, where he delivered chiropractic care. Since introducing chiropractic to the region, he has discovered huge demand for the services as the treatments can address many of the issues people have including musculoskeletal pain from hard labor. Dr. Bruhl states that without chiropractic care, many people in the area suffer the drastic effects from the extreme poverty even more so.
On Dr. Bruhl’s next visit to Kenya, he plans on helping to educate the local healthcare workers and villagers on simple and natural ways to care for themselves. This included simple chiropractic methods, other hands-on body care techniques, and other natural pain relief remedies. Dr. Bruhl will also be working on bringing a full-service chiropractic clinic and additional care by helping to build a mission hospital. It is hoped that the hospital will reach over a half million people in East Africa and give them access to medicine, chiropractic, and dentistry.
Dr. Bruhl has been working with the non-profit Dreamweaver Foundation in order to bring chiropractic to the area. Dreamweaver is dedicated to serving the people of East Africa, mainly the Maasai tribes in Kenya and Tanzania. In addition to introducing chiropractic treatments to the villagers, Dr. Bruhl also helps kids get sports equipment in order to get exercise and have fun. Since staying active is key to keeping the spine and skeleton healthy, Dr. Bruhl knew it was important to reach as many needy children as possible. So far, he has helped over 80,000 kids in 25 different countries receive donated sports equipment.
Despite leaving a flourishing practice behind, Dr. Bruhl knows that he is doing the right thing. "I felt like I was being called by God to do something bigger with my life."