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Knowing Chiropractic Philosophy

DD_Page_31_Image_0001People live by their philosophies of life. Without a philosophy, no one has an adequate basis for arriving at conclusions as to what should be the procedure in the problems of life. The person who understands the philosophy of chiropractic has no limits at all upon what he may do, except in his ability to apply the principles of chiropractic to the circumstances. Without the philosophy of chiropractic, one would not come to the conclusion that vertebral adjustment is necessary. Few chiropractors ever reason out the science of chiropractic unless they get fundamental philosophy in their early study of the subject and, therefore, they cannot apply the principles in practice. T.F. Ratledge, D.C.

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Posted by on June 13, 2014 in Chiropractic

 

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True Chiropractic Philosophy

“Is there a true chiropractic philosophy? Most certainly, and this is it. Diseases is not an entity, a thing of enmity ready to strike out at you at any opportunity. It exists first as disturbed function. The disturbed function then sets the stage for pathology and for the opportunistic vectors of disease to step in and wreak havoc. But disturbed function has its causes and center most on the stage as the cause of functional aberration in the human body is the vertebral subluxation. Certainly chiropractic recognizes other causes, but center stage in the practice of chiropractic by the chiropractor is the detection, location, analysis, control, reduction and correction of the vertebral subluxation.
Dr. Fred Barge, DC Book: Life Without Fear.

 
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Posted by on July 9, 2010 in Chiropractic, Purpose

 

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Innate Speaks

WE CHIROPRACTORS work with the subtle substance of the soul. We release the prisoned impulse, the tiny rivulet of force that emanates from the mind and flows over the nerves to the cells and stirs them into life.

We deal with the magic power that transforms common food into living, loving, thinking clay; that robes the earth with beauty, and hues and scents the flowers with the glory of the air.

In the dim, dark, distant long ago, when the sun first bowed to the morning star, this power spoke and there was life; it quickened the slime of the sea and the dust of the earth and drove the cell to union with its fellows in countless living forms.

Through eons of time it finned the fish and winged the bird and fanged the beast.

Endlessly it worked, evolving its forms until it produced the crowning glory of them all.

With tireless energy it blows the bubble of each individual life and then silently, relentlessly dissolves the form, and absorbs the spirit into itself again.

And yet you ask, “Can Chiropractic cure appendicitis or the ‘flu’?”

Have you more faith in a knife or a spoonful of medicine than in the Innate power that animates the internal living world ?

 

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The Known Man – B.J. Palmer

There has always seemed something wrong somewhere with some people in some ways. Students come to The P. S. C., we teach and they learn Chiropractic. They pursue a clinical practice while here and get sick people well. They leave, go into the field, open an office, and get sick people well. A trifle later, something slips and results don’t come. The doctor then says something like this: “I don’t know what’s wrong with Chiropractic, but it fails too often. I guess I’ll look into this, buy that, and try something else.” He may not know it, but he is greasing the track. He gets into a mental and physical slump; he keeps going from bad to worse. Without knowing how or why, he drifts back to some PSC Lyceum. He gets the old idea back again; he hears us tell him Chiropractic is an all-sufficient idea. He goes home, gets out his training stool, steps-up speed; gets down books, and reviews school notes; gets back to the back once more, and finds patients do get well once again with Chiropractic. Out go the adjuncts and modalities! What’s wrong with Chiropractic? Nothing, except that it seems to attract a group of radicals who can’t understand it fully, thoroly, and consistently! What’s wrong with Chiropractors? Nothing more than that they suffer with the same common hoof and mouth dis-ease that other cross-sections of humanity suffer with—the inability to get right with a right principle and practice, and stay with it. Chiropractic is growing more sound year by year; assuming its manhood and objectives; reaching the pinnacle set forth by D. D. Palmer when he laid down the specific principle. Chiropractors—I am sorry to say—in the majority run around in circles; many of them like chickens with heads off. Knowing them as I do, I should be very loath to trust my back-bone to many of them. I can’t blame sick people who write me thousands of the most pitiful, harrowing tales of what they are getting under its name.

In Chiropractic there are two general classifications of practitioners:

First. He who is careless, shiftless, sloppy. This type of man has dirty offices, dirty personnel; his office procedure is indifferent. His NCM readings are carelessly made, spinographic work is poorly postured, indifferently exposed, possibly developed in an old developer. He cares little how he reads films. His adjustments are so-so, etc.

This fellow is playing carelessly with a careful subject, incompetent with a competent method. He is not getting sick people well with Chiropractic. He is a slipper, mixer, back-slider, seeking other fellow’s grass, peeking around corners for something which he thinks might do what he isn’t doing. He seeks a short easy cut to success.

Second. This man is careful, neat, accurate, efficient, competent. You can see it in the way he speaks, looks, thinks, acts. His offices reflect careful personality. They are spotlessly clean; everything in its place and a place for everything. This man is painfully exacting in detail, nothing being too small to be done just exactly right. NCM readings are done correctly, spinographs are clear, developers and hypos are capable of delivering; he studies films and is accurate in study and analysis. His adjustments must be exactly right.

This fellow is efficient, accurate, competent, and honest within himself. He has a successful business, his clientele are discriminatory people. His business is of sick people getting well. He checks himself carefully, he does not mix, he stays by Chiropractic because it stayed by him. He realizes the only road to success is the hard way straight ahead.

Between these types are mixed breeds that spurt and slip, fight ahead today and grease backward tomorrow; who are up on toes for a while and slide down for a period; who move forward and backward steady by jerks, according to how lately somebody has jacked them up. They are not self-starters; they move only because they attended some meeting, heard somebody talk, which gave them a new shot in the arm and as long as it lasts, they last. When that wears out, they have run down.

For every thinker, there are 999 workers; for every employer there are 99 employed; for every worker, there are 9 drones in the hive. For every 9 men there is a fore­ man; for every 99 men, a superintendent; for every 999 men, a boss. The conscientious, careful, competent chiropractor is a necessity on the sick market. Find him and you will get well. Fail to find that fellow and as well throw your money to physicians, unless by the Grace of Innate an accident happens!

The principle of Chiropractic is established, fixed, permanent. That cannot be changed. The practice of Chiropractors is careful or careless in ratio as the person is careful or careless. If careful, he is a Chiropractor; if careless, he could be anything but that! Care must be exercised in selection of your “chiropractor” as you would be careful in selection of dentist, physician, surgeon, plumber, or any person whom you pay for services expected, desired, or demanded.

B.J. Palmer, DC

Book: The Known Man – 1936

 
 

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Immortality by B.J. Palmer

“What is life, disease, death and immortality?”

“These questions have been asked of savants of all ages. They have remained unanswered until the advent of Chiropractic, which will, in time, lift the curtain that hangs between this life and the one beyond. This science has given an intelligent explanation of disease, and now, I shall attempt, for the first time, to give a comprehensive explanation to the other three questions.”

“What is life? How did it create this human mechanism, and continue it as a living entity? From whence does it come, and whither does it go? What is it? ”

“We are acquainted with the outward manifestations of life, disease and death, but these are only the symptoms of something real which the human race has desired to know. We have an instinctive longing to get back of these. We want to know comprehensively the cause of each.”

“Last, but not least, we possess an inherent craving, an aspiration to know what there is beyond this life, what of the immortality of the soul, spirit, the Innate conscious living intelligence, that never had a begin­ning, nor will it have an ending?”

“Man is a dual entity. He is composed of the mortal, and immortal – the everlasting – that which always existed, and always will.”

“The Innate Intelligence, known by the names, soul, spirit, nature, instinct, subconscious mind and intuition, has the duplicate senses in Educated Intelligence.”

“Innate has its own consciousness; it is not dependent upon the body for its existence, any more than we are on the house we live in; its immortality, its external existence, does not rely upon the life of the body it inhabits. It is invincible, cannot be overcome by material changes. It is invulnerable, and not subject to wounds or injuries.”

“Innate is not the mind, the thinking quality with which we are familiar. The functions of the brain, upon which the mind depends for outward expressions, are like other functions, under the control of Innate. It is behind that and expresses itself by that means. It can set aside for consideration, the sensations, emotions, passions, desires, or any other mental phenomena, or physiological functions, and thereby receive educational impressions thru it. ”

“Innate is self-existent, remains unchanged, is not a part of mental or physical manifestation; but instead controls these, when not hindered by diseased conditions, caused by displacements of the skeletal frame.”

“The life, of which we are acquainted, is of the physical which exists as long as Innate occupies the body. To be able to perform the functions of the body, is to live.”

“Disease consists in deranged functions. Functions may become so extremely abnormal, that Innate cannot maintain control, making the body untenable. This dissolution, we call death.”

“Immortality is the life entered by Innate at its birth. The former birth being that of the physical, the latter of the spiritual.”

Excerpted from the book The Science of Chiropractic by B.J. Palmer – 1906

What if you are immortal? Would that change anything in your life? I would think so.

 
 

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The Truth about the Power that Heals the Body

The Truth

“We Chiropractors work with the subtle substance of the soul.  We release
the prisoned impulse, the tiny rivulet of force, that emanates from the
mind and flows over the nerves to the cells and stirs them into life.  We
deal with the magic power that transforms a common food into living,
loving, thinking clay; that robes the earth with beauty, and hues and
scents the flowers with the glory of the air.

In the dim, dark, distant long ago, when the sun first bowed to the
morning star, this power spoke and there was life; it quickened the slime
of the sea and the dust of the earth and drove the cell to union with its
fellows in countless living forms.  Through aeons of time it finned the fish
and winged the bird and fanged the beast.  Endlessly it worked, evolving
its form until it produced the crowning glory of them all.  With tireless
energy it blows the bubble of each individual life and then silently,
relentlessly dissolves the form, and absorbs the spirit into itself again.

And yet you ask, “Can Chiropractic cure appendicitis or the flu?”  Have
you more faith in a knife or a spoonful of medicine than in the power that
animates the living world?

                                     –B.J. Palmer, D.C., Ph.C.

universeIn my last article I quoted the definition of Innate Intelligence. B.J. Palmer also expressed the following description of Innate Intelligence in his book “The Science of Chiropractic,” 1906. This material is not for you to educate your patients with but for you to get a full understanding of the power that you are releasing by adjusting the skeletal frame of the human body:

“Man is a dual entity. He is composed of the mortal and immortal—the everlasting—that which always existed, and always will.”

“The Innate Intelligence, known by the names, soul, spirit, nature, instinct, subconscious mind and intuition, has the duplicate senses in Educated Intelligence.”

 “Innate has its own consciousness; it is not dependent upon the body for its existence, any more than we are on the house that we live in; its immortality, its external existence, does not rely upon the life of the body it inhabits. It is invincible, cannot be overcome by material changes. It is invulnerable, and not subject to wounds or injuries.”

“Innate is not the mind, the thinking quality with which we are familiar. The functions of the brain, upon which the mind depends for outward expressions, are like other functions, under the control of Innate. It is behind thot and expresses itself by that means. It can set aside for consideration, the sensations, emotions, passions, desires, or any other mental phenomena, or physiological functions, and thereby receive educational impressions through it.”

“Innate is self-existent, remains unchanged, is not a part of mental or physical manifestation; but instead controls these, when not hindered by diseased conditions, caused by displacements of the skeletal frame.”

“The life, of which we are acquainted, is of the physical which exists as long as Innate occupies the body. To be able to perform the functions of the body, is to live.”

“Disease consists in deranged functions. Functions may become so extremely abnormal, that Innate cannot maintain control, making the body untenable. The dissolution, we call death.”

I’ve also taken parts of a chapter in a book by Ralph O’Day entitled “Real I Zation” dated 1943 because he gives a good description of the power that you are releasing during an adjustment of a patient. I’ve edited these paragraphs so they align with what B.J. Palmer has stated above.

“Science defines energy as an inherent capacity for work, a potential force. It says that force is that same energy in action; or the activity of energy. It further states that power is force applied to objects with the purpose of moving or changing them. Scientists differentiate the ideas of energy, force and power, and in this fine distinction, we find a clue to the understanding of Innate Intelligence. What science calls the one, source of universal energy, we simply call in the individual, Innate Intelligence.”

“But energy is not force, unless, or until, it is set into motion. It is potential, at rest, until released. Waterfall, wind, gravitation, and earthquake, are examples of force, which is energy in action. Force is destructive, unless controlled and directed by intelligence. When the force of moving water, or of electricity, is controlled and directed by engineers, it becomes power. Power is simply applied or directed force.”

“Electricity will rush over any wire available, toasting a piece of bread for your pleasure, or electrocuting you with equal abandon. When intelligence and will are used in connection with force, it is directed into constructive and helpful channels. When no understanding, no will-power, no faith, nor other faulty guides force, it is blind and destructive. That is because it is impersonal. Sunshine and rain fall equally “on the just and the unjust.” Gravitation, electricity or water operates unfailingly to bless or to destroy either the saint or the sinner.”

“Innate Intelligence is a potential energy source; but energy must be set free, to work. Then it is force, which may be either constructive or destructive. Force either builds up or tears down—more often tears down. But when the Chiropractor who understands the activity of Innate Intelligence, and releases it by removing nerve interference, that force becomes “the power to heal.”

“What power causes the suns and planets to mover in their orbits? Spirit, the only power there is. What power lifts your little finger? Spirit, the only power there is. What force sweeps through the forest, leaving only charred ashes behind? Spirit, of course, for that is the only force. But, in that case, it was not directed by intelligent will to a constructive end.”

“What force can be blocked within the body resulting in the destruction of the cells and tissues? Why Spirit, of course, for that is the only force there is. But, in that case, it is not directed by will or understanding, or even faith. When you know that the same force directing the course of all the stars in the heavens is the force that moves the blood through your body; digests your food; breathes in your lungs; and that it can be directed, controlled, and made to work perfectly, you are coming near to the truth.”

“Innate Intelligence, the totality of energy, force, and power, manifests itself in many ways. It builds up and it tears down, to prepare for new and better forms. That is why the whole universe is constantly changing. Everything is in a state of flux. Everything is becoming something new and better. This constant change is always toward improvement. It is controlled, or can be controlled, by Innate Intelligence; therefore it is not to be feared when this is understood.”

“We can intelligently direct the power of Spirit to every part of our bodies, and to every condition in our affairs, just as we direct water through pipes, or electric power through wires. We can do this when we understand the nature of Spirit as the Dynamic of the universe.”

“Here we begin to get a clue to the working of Spirit or Innate Intelligence in healing the human body. The density of bodies is in direct ratio to their vibration rate, the faster the vibration rate, the less dense the body, because the space is greater between the electrons composing it. When a man is sick or unhappy he says he is feeling ‘low’, which is fact, for his body vibration is slow, and his density and weight are increased. You even hear folks complain of ‘heaviness’, which again is true for them at the time. The principle has been explained by Professor Einstein, who claims that a fast moving object, a bullet, for example, weighs less when in motion than when at rest. This body, which we have thought to be a dense, physical object, may be just that, under certain conditions, when the atoms making it up are moving slowly.”

“Take heart. Have no fear. All things and conditions in your environment are of much lower vibration than you. You can cut through them when you know that all the powerful machinery of the universe is back of you; that you are here for the special purpose of handling the situations confronting you; and that you have been tempered and sharpened to the highest degree in order to do the job.”

So deliver your adjustments to your patients and speed up their vibrations. Lift up their awareness so they can laugh and buzz right through every condition they meet. You can not fail as a Chiropractor, when you realize you are releasing a universal power in the human body called Innate Intelligence.

 

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Chiropractic Philosophy: Summary

chiropracticInnate Intelligence is the term applied to the life within the body.We might say it is that which constitutes “You.” (The Philosophy of Chiropractic by B.J. Palmer 1922).

Universal Intelligence which stands as the primal Creator of all other things existent, and which is, in itself, self-existent; from which emanate or issue, Matter, Energy, Time and Space, is the first consideration. (Dr. Joy Logan, Chair of Philosophy, Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1908.)

Basic Principle of Chiropractic: That man is spiritual in nature and if you remove nerve interference the body will heal itself naturally without drugs.

Morally, Chiropractors are duty bound to help humanity physically. Religiously, they are required to render spiritual service to God, the Universal Intelligence, by relieving mankind of their fetters, adjusting the tension frame of the nervous system, the physical lines of communication to and from the spirit. By correcting the skeletal frame, the spirit is permitted to assume normal control, and produce normal expression. (D.D. Palmer, Science of Chiropractic, 1910.)

The world is indoctrinated in medicine. People are conceived and born in a medicine cabinet. They grow up in a drugstore. Their priests and their tin gods are the AMA. They have been brain-washed, hypnotized, mesmerized and drugged to believe their life-force comes from Outside-In.

Chiropractic must unbrainwash the public and demonstrate that health comes from Inside-Out.

But first we must un-brainwash the chiropractor, too many of whom have themselves not caught the idea that the vertebral adjustment releases Innate, works in harmony with Innate, becomes a partner with Innate in effecting the cure.  (B.J. Palmer, D.C., Ph.C.)

 

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