When a blind person can suddenly see or a deaf person regains the ability to hear, well, it’s big news wherever it occurs. The most recent report of a man regaining lost sight comes out of Dubuque, Iowa. After more than a decade of not being able to see out of his left eye, Doug Harkey can see again. All it took was one trip to a chiropractor and just one Chiropractic adjustment.
Mr. Harkey, age 38, has been legally blind in his left eye for the last 12 years. “I woke up one day and didn’t have vision in one eye,” he said. Well, fortunately for him, as fast as his sight disappeared, it returned. Dr. Tim Stackis was the chiropractor who delivered the adjustment that is being heralded as a miracle in Iowa.
Gina Connolly, Mr. Harkey’s fiancee, helped him onto the path of considering Chiropractic care. She brought him to a new-patient class delivered by Dr. Stackis. “I was skeptical about Chiropractic,” he said before attending the class and agreeing to his life-changing adjustment. Fortunately, that all changed on January 3 when Mr. Harkey got his sight back.
Here are Mr. Harkey’s recollections of the events of this memorable day at Dr. Stackis’
office: “My blind eye starting watering after I left there and it watered for 45 minutes straight. It started making my good eye water. I went to wipe my right eye and I could see out my left again,” he said. “While I wiped my right eye, I could see out of my left.” When this occurred, he said to a friend of his, “Oh my God, I can see!” Apparently the friend didn’t know he was referring to his blind eye. “You always could,” the friend said. “No, out of my left eye,” said Mr. Harkey.
The adjustment Dr. Stackis performed was aimed at correcting a subluxation (a partial dislocation of a vertebra) in Mr. Harkey’s neck area. Chiropractic adjustments bring relief to all sorts of conditions, but the results of this treatment, in particular, pleased the doctor. “I’ve heard of cases of people regaining their sight, but I’ve never experienced something like Doug’s magnitude. Miracles can happen and some of those miracles are pretty big,” said Dr. Stackis.
As for the aim of the procedure, Dr. Stackis had this to say about the adjustment to the subluxation in the neck: “That subluxation interferes with the messages and energy the brain sends down to the rest of the body. Your nerve system controls and regulates every function of your body.”
Mr. Harkey is happy to have his vision back, and so is his fiancee. Seeing out of only one eye has detrimental effects on depth perception. One thing his fiancee is not going to miss is him bumping into things or stepping on her feet, she said. The couple plans to wed this year, and Mr. Harkey should be seeing clearly at the wedding. His eye doctor said that with corrective lenses his vision will again be very normal…thanks to his chiropractor and his single adjustment.