The recently formed upper cervical society now has a website. The upper cervical society is for Chiropractors using the Palmer method of specific spinal analysis & adjusting. The Palmer method is also known as H.I.O. — hole in one — or toggle recoil. Although uncertain from the website if the upper cervical society is specific to side-posture toggle recoil, an organization promoting this method in particular is definitely needed. How strange is it that there are only a few organizations like Blair (which is similar to toggle recoil) which promote and teach toggle recoil adjusting — the method taught by B.J. Palmer — yet there are upper cervical organizations that teach Knee-Chest (another Palmer method), Grostic, Ortho-Spinology, Atlas Orthogonal and NUCCA?
Question 11. Why is the microdynameter advertised in the I.C.A. Review, stating that it shows how, when, and where to adjust?
Answer 11. B. J. Palmer is President of I.C.A., President of The PSC, and Director of The B. J. Palmer Chiropractic Clinic. He is a split personality. As one, he does things he could not countenance in another capacity. As President of I.C.A., he is an integral part of the will of its membership. As President of The PSC, he can direct its policies as he thinks best — all student body considered. As Director of The B.J.P.C.C., he will permit only those methods to be used which research has proved best.
See Nos. 172, 157, 215, 237, 243.
Question 10. What can be done to turn out better Chiropractors from this school? Too many of them have missed the whole idea.
Answer 10. For fifty-three years the PSC has been teaching Chiropractic to budding Chiropractors. We have seen thousands come and go. We have seen many fail to get the big idea, and we have seen many who did. In this respect, a cross-section of our people is no different from a cross-section of our people is no different from a cross-section of any other profession, trade, or business. Many exist; a few live. Many sponge on others; a few think. You can lead a horse to trough, but you can’t make him drink. You can enroll a person in a school, but you can’t make him think. Vast majority are imitators who skim surfaces. Minority use their heads and understand. We here have been trying for fifty-five years to answer your question.
See Nos. 265, 269.
Question 9. Which can Innate use quicker — force or energy?
Answer 9. Force, energy, power are almost but not quite synonymous terms. There is a demarcation, but lines are not clearly drawn except in abstract; and are used only by those who want to draw sharp lines in discussions. Innate uses all three.
Question 8. What is the purpose of bacteria?
Answer 8. Germs, bacteria, microbes are scavengers. Rats, mice, mosquitos, bedbugs, crows, buzzards, are scavengers. All “nature” is to properly balance between dead and living matter. Anything that dies becomes food for that which lives. We have dead matter in our living bodies all the time. We have scavengers in us at all times cleaning dead matter out. We should be thankful such a principle exists. Without scavengers, we doubt if any of us could live.
See Nos. 179, 259, 260.
Question 7. What is the purpose of Innate within our body besides being life?
Answer 7. This question could be broadened to say, “What is the purpose of any intelligence in anything that lives?” Purpose of Innate is to PROduce intelligent action and to REPROduce intelligent duplicated forms. Intelligence prevents matter from doing wrong and keeps matter working in constructive grooves.
Question 6. What is the most important job of the Chiropractor?
Answer 6. Necessity is the mother of invention. Medicine never has, does not now, and will not in the future get sick people WELL, assuming its principles and practices remain as they are. This creates a NECESSITY for something that WILL get sick people well. That is most important job of Chiropractor. To accomplish this, calls for next most important job; educate people to what Chiropractic is and is not; what it does and does not; how it does it; then prove it, by doing it.
See Nos. 93, 175, 180, 193, 199, 207, 209, 218, 234, 214, 251, 255.
Question 5. Do you believe that axis can be subluxated without atlas being subluxated (I don’t); therefore, how can axis ever be considered the major?
Answer 5. Anything is possible. Such as you state is not probable. Atlas is primary. Axis may be, and frequently is, secondary. Axis can be considered major only in event Chiropractor thinks he can’t adjust atlas, therefore must take axis as second best.
(See SPECIFIC SUBLUXATIONS — CONSTANTS AND VARIABLES in Vol. XXIII Palmer, 1950.)
See No. 156.
Question 4. A patient under Chiropractic for twenty months has developed a cyst in the breast. Nerve pressure has apparently not been carried for any length of time, yet the cyst has gradually enlarged from the time it was noticed six months ago. An operation has been recommended. Cancer in patient’s family has produced a mental hazard that would be reduced by such a removal of a cyst. You comment, please.
Answer 4. A cyst is a water blister under the skin. Adjustment, with consequent restoration of mental impulse supply, would withdraw water and reduce cyst. All that is CALLED “adjustment” is not always such. Mental hazard of “cancer” is a manufactured mental state, by propaganda of medical men, to force business to them. Offset this by calmly explaining to patient simplicity of Chiropractic and what it CAN do in such cases.
Question 3. Insofar as Chiropractic is concerned, what is your conception as to how socialized medicine will affect the future of Chiropractic? Should we commit ourselves publicly?
Answer 3. Socialized medicine will make doctors automatons; remove all initiative for better service; destroy any incentive to individualize cases; break down all hope of financial gain; and will make machines of men working on human matter. Progress is made only when men can delight in building for future betterment of the race. Same destructive tendencies towards medicine would do same to Chiropractic. Medicine, having direct control, would make it difficult for Chiropractic to succeed under these conditions, with this distinction: medicine does NOT get sick people WELL; Chiropractic does. Regardless of taxes paid to support socialized medicine, people WANT TO get well. If medicine does not, and Chiropractic does, people will pay additional fees TO GET WELL. Same underlying conditions which now prevail WITHOUT socialized medicine, will prevail THEN if it ever becomes a reality.
See Nos. 161, 190, 191, 278