The Source Chiropractic
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The competent chiropractor must also have a strong foundation of ALL 3 components. The art of chiropractic is displayed during the delivery of a chiropractic adjustment. There are over 200 techniques and variations of chiropractic adjusting styles and this is why experiences may be very different based on which chiropractor you visit.
HINT: If you find a chiropractor you like, ask what techniques they use, that way if you ever need to find another chiropractor you will be able to find someone with a similar style.
The science of chiropractic is constantly evolving to provide objective reproducible measures, such as infrared thermography, spinal x-rays, and surface EMG scans to help determine when there may be interference to the nerve system due to spinal subluxations. Studies and articles proving the efficacy, low-cost, and safety of chiropractic adjustments are being published in journals all over the world at a ever increasing rate. The Science of Chiropractic is finally starting to catch up to the Philosophy...
What is philosophy? The guiding or underlying principles; the most basic beliefs, concepts, and attitudes of an individual or group.
In essence, the philosophy of chiropractic explains “WHY” we do what we do. This philosophy is based on 33 principles laid down by the “OG's” of chiropractic.
The most important of these principles is naturally principle #1 The Major Premise.
The Major Premise: A Universal Intelligence is in all matter and continually gives to it all it's properties and actions thus maintaining it in existence.
Whoa! I know. A lot to swallow the first time you read it :)
This week we will start to break down The Major Premise of Chiropractic by first explaining Universal Intelligence. The Chiropractic Textbook defines Universal Intelligence as “the infinite intelligence that is the SOURCE of everything in the Universe.” Some religions have more commonly named this intelligence God or Allah. However, Chiropractic is obviously not a religion and therefore uses the word Universal Intelligence.
The important concept to grasp is that there is a higher intelligence that keeps the world as we know it organized. You don't wake up one day, step outside, and then start floating because there is no longer the force of gravity. There are life principles and laws constantly at work, adapting and re-organizing to sustain life and keep things in a state of homeostasis. If you ever need to remember this law of organization, here is a trick from Dr. Sid Williams – pull your keys out of your pocket hold them out and then let them go and see what happens – 10 times out of 10 they will drop to the ground.
Stay tuned next week to learn about Innate Intelligence - This same power that organizes the world, also exists inside YOU as Innate Intelligence.
We hope you enjoyed learning a little bit about Chiropractic the Art, Science, and Philosophy.
Until next time, stay connected to your inner source of abundance,
Dr. J & Dr. M