The basic premise of chiropractic is that ‘true’ health is dependent on the full expression of life. “This basic premise is the strength of chiropractic, the premise that there is an interference that is causing the problem. By the way, its not just the cause of the physical problem when a patient shows up. Its a cause of all of mankind’s problems: there is an interference to the expression of life.”(1)
The chiropractic adjustment is about removing interference to life expression at the physical level. Why do I need to qualify the word health with the adjective ‘true’? My best answer to this question is that there IS a source of health.
“Chiropractically we have called this Innate Intelligence. In effect this is our ‘true’ identity(2). This is that part of Universal Intelligence resident within the person. We have further said that Innate is constantly giving to matter its qualities and characteristics. This is a sound premise. The person’s true identity centers in Innate Intelligence and the qualities and characteristics of innate are the person’s true nature. Each person has the responsibility, in identity with innate, to give these qualities and characteristics to what is called ‘matter.’ Should the person be identified with other qualities and characteristics than those that are true of innate, then this sets up within the person a conflict pattern (or contradiction), producing an internal concussion of forces which in turn is the the basic cause of all vertebral subluxations.”
“First of all, everyone who comes into our office for help comes in because there’s an interference to life’s expression. That’s all disease is, that all sickness is. It isn’t anything of itself. It is the absence of life in expression. that’s all. And if life is damned off we have the manifestation of ill conditions. We put names on them and make a big deal out of nothing. But it is just the interference to life’s expression.
More on this flow of chiropractic philosophy from my mentor Dr. Bill Bahan in my next Blog on “Innate Psychiatry”
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1 Bill Bahan quotes circa 1975
2. emphasis mine