The original scientist and developer of chiropractic was B.J. Palmer. From 1912 to 1962 he wrote 37 volumes on health, research and philosophy. His friends and contemporaries were Thomas Edison, President Harry Truman, Ronald Reagan, and many other dignitaries. I believe he is one of our great American heroes so it’s safe to say that any Escondido chiropractic care provider looks up to him in many ways. In his book, The Bigness of the Fellow Within, he writes:
THIS INNER POWER 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 the 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?