Question 24. Does not our educated mind vary our normal appetites? Is it not logical to rest an organ until it can revive by removing, for instance, fats in liver deficiencies, etc.?
Answer 24. If there were some way by which educated man could accurately and positively KNOW what the liver or any other organ NEEDS, it MIGHT be possible for education to direct Innage what to demand in its appetite to correctly supply bodily needs. So long as Innate IS director and controlling factor; master of what “normal appetites” are, “educated mind” will never reverse the process. Innate demands certain things. Those certain chemicals are “NORMAL appetite”. Educated does not KNOW what to demand, cannot know chemical necessities, hence any “appetite” educated wants is abnormal.
Question 23. Do you belive that a booth at a State Fair, handing out proper and approved Chiropractic literature, is a good piece of public relations, and educational?
Answer 23. We are in favor of any and all kinds of true and truthful publicity of educational nature. Booths at State Fairs are VERY educational and need to be encouraged.
Question 22. What has been learned by use of the electroencephaloneuromentimpograph which will prove Chirorpactic scientifically? How will these findings affect meric schools?
Answer 22. ‘Timpograph, as we abbreviate it here, measures, calibrates, and evaluates QUANTITY flow of mental impulse supply between any part of brain and any or all parts of body, via nerves. It proves the fundamental of Chiropractic principle and practice. It disproves anything which does not and cannot come within purview of that principle and practice. This information makes Chiropractic A SCIENCE rather than a mass and mess of theories. These findings will never change people who prefer to stand still, prefer to live in daydreams, will not be convinced when shown proof. We have proven to OUR complete understanding meric system is now obsolete. Without that evidence, others will not be convinced.
We have taken many bubbling theories which keep forcing themselves on our profession. Various Chiropractors write and tell us how they “now have the world by the tail”, “The PSC will go to the dump unless we get it,” etc. We get it, test it to see if it comes within defines and confines of the Chiropractic principle and practice. If it does, o.k. If it does not — and 99 per cent don’t — we forget it. In some of our recent books, we print complete research of one or two instances of some of this work to prove to doubting Thomases how it is done, with what results.
We suggest you get RESEARCHING THE UNKNOWN MAN, to be issued in 1951, with more extensive research with ‘timpograph.
Question 21. What does B.J. know about Chiropractic, anyway?
Answer 21. Very little! Especially is this true when we listen to what students tell us we DON’T know; or when we listen to the field who have discovered many new theories which don’t or can’t work. Some day we may take time off, make a tour of Chiropractic offices, and learn something about Chiropractic. When we see how much the field knows that we don’t know, it makes us ashamed to think we are teaching “chiropractic.” When we see other “chiropractic” schools teaching everything but what WE think Chiropractic is, we become very humble in their shadow.
Question 20. What is in the future for Chiropractic? Will the present upper cervical work some day become obsolete; will this upper cervical work some day be replaced by something superior?
Answer 20. Who knows? Last word has not been thot, spoken, written, or printed on any subject. Tomorrow MAY revolutionize everything we think we know. But, if Chiropractic principe be RIGHT — and we KNOW it is — then any, every, and all advancements will need be made in accordance with THAT principle AND practice. Obviously, you cannot advance CHIROPRACTIC towards the principle and practices of medicine backwards. In our fifty-five years, we have seen innumerable theories advanced, ninety-nine per cent of which were backwards into older methods. See Nos. 163.
Question 19. After adjustment is given and pattern increases, would it be an adjustment or a thrust?
Answer 19. To give an ADJUSTMENT calls for correction of misalignment, opening occlusion, releasing pressure, restoration of normal quantity of mental impulse supply. If this be done, sick pattern DEcreases and health pattern INcreases. If sick pattern INcreases, it was NOT, an adjustment.
See Nos. 198, 205.
Question 18. After first adjustment, when would next adjustment be given — on first return of pattern, or after three patterns that look alike?
Answer 18. This is a question of judgment. It is far better to err, if such be an error of judgment, on under-doing rather than over-doing. Much harm has been done many cases by over-adjusting. Occasionally, sick pattern will return for a day or two and, if let alone, will disappear in another day or two, and case continue to get well. It is better to wait and see than it is to “adjust” merely because a “sick pattern” returns for a day or two. See No. 17.
Question 17. What is a sick pattern?
Answer 17. Every vertebral subluxation has a chiropractic basic direction, location, degree, with its sequential constructions, interferences, and conditions. This is more or less fixed, does not vary, except within certain ranges. It is what we call a “floating movement”, but always within fixed limits. Consequently, when NCM is correctly used and interpreted, it will always follow a definite pattern, subject to floating variations which follow a pattern within certain ranges. This is the “sick pattern.” It will not change until an adjustment is given; then it begins to reconstruct back to a “health pattern.”
Question 16. Are there many commercial X-ray laborities that can make good upper cervical pictures? Some of us may have to depend upon them until we are able to buy our own machines.
Answer 16. In various large cities, rather than each Chiropractor setting up his own spinograph lab, there are established commercial labs which confine themselves to taking commercial work for groups of Chiropractors. They will and do follow instructions in taking exactly what you insist upon getting.
Question 15. What is explanation of condition, or set of symptoms remaining after being under Chiropractic care for five years, yet adjustments hold well and neurocalograph readings remain practically straight with no similarity to original established sick pattern?
Answer 15. See Answer 14, and apply it to your question.