Question 2. Can we make only a partial correction by our adjustic thrust?
Answer 2. Can a subluxation be existent in DEAD man? Can adjustment be given to DEAD man? Answer to both is “No.” Bones can be made to move in dead men, but without mental impulse supply subluxation does not exist and adjustment cannot be given. Subluxations are PROduced by two forces clashing: an external invasionary force meeting with resistance of an internal force. Absence of internal resistive force makes a subluxation or an adjustment impossible.
Question 1. Explain how a kidney can function when the nerve supply is cut off; as the experiment on a dog explained in Best & Taylor.
Answer 1. No kidney “can function” when mental impulse supply IS cut off. A kidney, heart, or other organ CAN BE removed, severed from its normal body, after which it can be immersed in various chemical solutions from which it will contract and relax, but such is NOT “function.” There is a difference to be understood between a saline solution bringing about a “stimulation” or stimulated movement. Many people do not discriminate between stimulus and mental impulse action; between organs in natural situ and organs removed; between intelligent action and incoordinated movement. A muscle may be removed from a frog’s leg. It is “dead” as natural, normal, intelligent function in a living frog. That removed muscle can be made to jerk by an electrical, thermal, chemical, or manual stimulus.
Dr. Swanson, a 78 year old medical doctor from Iowa, practices for free. He simply has a donation box in his lobby. At a time when the economy is entering into a depression and many people cannot afford healthcare, his average donation is $10 and he sees 150 patients a week. Dr. Swanson has the right perspective on life and his medical practice.
“The fun of life is giving, and most people miss the fun of life,” Swanson said. “Money is the least important thing. If people would forget about money, and provide service, it would be a wonderful world.”
Chiropractors need to learn a lesson from this humble man and be willing to provide care to everyone who needs it, regardless of their ability to pay.