Question 14. If patient has been free of nerve pressure in upper cervical region for a number of months, and exhibits no symptoms of dis-ease, why do extreme tenderness, and taut muscles persist in middle dorsal region?
Answer 14. A person may be sick WITHOUT vertebral subluxation. Another person may be well WITH one. How? At 12:00 noon, a man who is hypothetically well, has an accident. Subluxation exists. He is NOT yet sick. Time is necessary to grow sickness which will result from THAT subluxation. Another man has been sick for years, caused by chronic subluxation. At 12:00 noon, he gets an adjustment. No subluxation now exists, yet he is still sick and is liable to be “for a number of months”, for it takes TIME for sickness to ungrow: ” — extreme tenderness and taut muscles persist” in any part of body till such time as Innate has entirely ungrown dis-ease and regrown health. Simple, isn’t it?
Question 13. How is it that the definition varied so much since the science of Chiropractic was named and defined by D. D. Palmer, especially in various state legislation?
Answer 13. There is NO difference in fundamental principle laid down by D. D. Palmer in 1895, as advocated by him in his book of 1910, and as now taught by The PSC, ever since. He laid down a principle that was A THEORY. The PSC adopted that principle and has researched it INTO A SCIENCE. For differences in definitions in state legislation, see Answer 12.
Many people think of “definition” as a certain phraseology, a definite sequence of specific words, and, unless those are exactly followed, definition is not the same. Definitions have wrapped within and between words certain ideas, principles, fundamentals. In this respect, D. D. Palmer drew different and varied numbers of “definitions”, no two in exactly same assemblage of words, but always containing SAME ideas, principles, fundamentals. Same is true with us. We have phrased many “definitions”, non alike yet ALWAYS the same in purpose. There is no difference between ANY definition drawn by D. D. Palmer and B. J. Palmer. ALL encompass SAME PRINCIPLE AND PRACTICE.
Question 12. Why are other schools which are not straight Chiropractic and not the Fountain Head recognized in some states?
Answer 12. Legislatures are bodies of miscellaneous people of all faiths, creeds, colors, professions, businesses. As such, they are a freak body and often pass freak legislation. Under our political boodle system, pork barrel, support given to politicians, various types of State Board personnel exist. It is within the province of freak legislation, freak boards, to accept such “chiropractic” schools as they desire, and also to reject such CHIROPRACTIC schools as they do not like. Much depends upon education of board members, backed by their prejudices, likes, and dislikes.
In several states, such as Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, etc., medical boards have set up impossible medical standards for Chiropractic licensure. They issue a “limited medical practice license” or “other practitioners license” or “physiotherapy license”, etc., which we cannot, do not, and will not countenance as Chiropractic. In such states, there are many non-licensed practitioners; in some, more more non-licensed than licensed. Every once in a while, medical boards get a spurt and start arresting, cases are tried, conviction now and then, but generally juries refuse to convict. Campaign dies down — and that’s that, once more.
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.