The Big Idea

Philosophy

By Dr. B.J. Palmer, Developer of Chiropractic

A slip on a snowy sidewalk, in winter, that is a small thing. It happens to million.

A fall from a ladder, in summer, is a small thing. It happens to millions.

A slip or fall produces a subluxation. The subluxation is a small thing

The subluxation produces pressure on the 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 that 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 and thirty million, and you can forecast and prophesy the physical and mental status of a nation.

So the slip or fall, the subluxation, pressure, flow of mental impulses, and dis-ease are big enough to control the thoughts and actions of a nation.

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 the pressure upon the 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 the 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 and thirty million, and you have produced a healthy, wealthy, and better race for prosperity.

SO the adjustment of the subluxation, to release pressure upon nerves, to restore mental impulse flow, to restore health, is big enough to rebuild the thoughts and actions of the world.

The idea that knows the cause, that can correct the cause of dis-ease, is one of the BIGGEST ideas known.

Without it nations fall; with it nations rise.

The idea is the biggest one I know of.…

Chiropractic from the Heart

by Arno Burnier

Chiropractic has transformed my life and the lives of thousands I’ve served over the years.  Beyond enjoying better health, natural healing and vitality, Chiropractic has impacted me in countless others ways.

I have gained respect for my body.  I learned to honor, value, care and nurture it.

My understanding of symptoms has evolved from fearing them to listening and being guided by them. I now recognize symptoms as being part of the inborn language of the body to get my attention, guide me, to let me know that something is array or simply that I am adapting to changes in my environment.

Pain is no longer something I want to suppress and avoid; it has become an enzyme of growth and transformation to change patterns of behavior and life style.

My rapport with sickness and disease has evolved, from seeing these processes as being abnormal, to viewing them as part of a dynamic equilibrium called wellness, as well as an opportunity for growth and transformation.

I now see the birthing process as a natural body function that can be approached with trust, joy and even pleasure.

I rather tune to the inner T.V. and radio station G.O.D. than indulge in the mediocrity and fear propagation of the media.

I have found a deep spirituality in trusting Universal Intelligence and connecting with Innate within. I am guided from the inside out by my spirit.

I have witnessed the dying process as a beautiful, natural process of life that, when un-interfered with, is a gift for both the departing and those that remain. It needs not to remain behind closed door hidden from society.

I see health as my sole responsibility and number one priority.

I understand that outer ecology starts with inner ecology and view Chiropractic as the “Cousteau Society” of the internal environment.

I have a clear understanding of the distinction between fixing, curing, biological healing and core healing.

I know that healing is cellular replacement, which means the creation of new cells. Creation comes from life, which is light, which is spirit. A corpse cannot heal but a living being can.

I know the spine as being sacred. The conduit for Life Force, the subtle currents of prana and apana as well as the channel for Kundalini energy. The spine is the organ of enlightenment as the energy rises to blossom into a thousands lotus petals flower in the brain.

I know that the nerve system does not control the body and its function and that it is the Life Force flowing through the nerve system that do.

I recognize the belief system as being as real as any other bodily system as our thoughts, words and feelings are actual chemical reactions in every cell of our body.

I value the gift and sanctity of life.

Trust is my faith, Nature my temple, Life my religion and Love my sword.

I could go on and on. By all accounts the transformation from my mechanistic, medical, therapeutic, …