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 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
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.
See Nos. 229, 230, 194, 210.
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. Adam Tanase explains how not to choose a chiropractor in this video:
1. Who’s the cheapest?
2. Who’s the closest?
3. Only choosing in-network providers.
4. Adjusting without x-rays.
5. Trial and error.
Upper cervical chiropractor Dr. Thomas Polucki has a great article on the success chiropractic has in helping addicts overcome their addiction.
Chiropractic removes the nerve interference which causes infertility in many woman.