August 29, 2018

Innate Flow

“A slip on the snowy sidewalk, in winter, is a SMALL thing.
It happens to millions.
A fall from a ladder, in the summer, is a SMALL thing.
That also happens to millions.
The slip or fall produces a subluxation.
The subluxation is a SMALL thing.
The subluxation produces pressure on a nerve.
That pressure is a SMALL thing.
The pressure cuts off the flow of mental impulses.
That decreased flowing is a SMALL thing.
That decreased flowing produces a dis-eased body and brain.
That is a BIG thing to that man.
Multiply that sick man by a thousand, and you control the physical and mental welfare of a city.
Multiply that man by a million and you shape the physical and mental destiny of a State.
Multiply that man by one hundred thirty million, and you forecast and can prophesy the physical and mental status of a nation.
Now comes a man.
Any one man is a SMALL thing.
This man gives an adjustment.
The adjustment is a SMALL thing.
The adjustment replaces the subluxation.
That is a SMALL thing.
The adjusted subluxation releases pressure upon nerves.
That is a SMALL thing.
The released pressure restores health to a man.
That is a BIG thing to that man.
Multiply that well man by a thousand, and you step up physical and mental welfare of a city.
Multiply that well man by a million, and you increase the efficiency of a State.
Multiply that well man by one hundred thirty million, and you have produced a healthy, wealthy, and better race for posterity.
So adjustment of the subluxation, to release pressure upon nerves, to restore mental impulse flow, to restore health, is BIG enough to rebuild thoughts and actions of the world.
The idea that knows cause, that can correct cause of dis-ease, is one of the biggest ideas known.

Without it, nations fall; with it, nations rise.
The idea is the BIGGEST I know of.”

— Dr B.J. Palmer, the founder of chiropractic.

 

Where in the above quote do you see that chiropractic is about the treatment of low back pain and headaches? I’m pretty sure that you don’t. That is because chiropractic was founded on the principles of self-healing and the science of the function of the nervous system. How is it that most of our society thinks that chiropractic is for the treatment of low back pain and headaches? Although I hate to say it, we as a profession kind of did it to ourselves. Back in the eighties, insurance companies started reimbursing for chiropractic services, and when it comes to insurance, it is about diagnosis codes and treatment codes. Insurance paid for the treatment of low back pain and so the story goes. It is unfortunate that our society does not have the full understanding of the intention of chiropractic adjustments because the chiropractic adjustment is a powerful tool. As seen in the quote above and the story of the 1st chiropractic adjustment, chiropractic has never been about low back pain. It is about innate healing. It’s about bringing the body to balance via spinal adjustments. So that it can function optimally.

It’s as simple as that, yet as powerful as that.

For me, I am incredibly passionate about the topic of vital force, innate intelligence and/or the energy that runs through every single person on the planet. Our bodies are so complex and seamless that we just take the energy that our body uses to function for granted. You see we either have a life force or energy that runs through every cell, organ and tissue in our body or we don’t. This life force is literally life. It is the thing that allows us to regenerate our cells, heal our tissues and adapt to our environment.

At the In8 Life, we believe in creating a community that educates and encourage others achieve optimal life force through the notion of self-healing and innate intelligence.