Chiropractic philosophy is unique and at its core has little to do with traditional medicine. It is an American healing art having been discovered and developed in 1895 in Davenport, Iowa. There are 33 Principles of Chiropractic and this post tells a bit about the first principle known as “The Major Premise.” Take a look at it and you will see how a properly trained chiropractor looks at your health and helps determine the cause of dysfunction as well as helping you to stay truly well.
The Major Premise states, “A universal intelligence is in all matter and continually gives to it all of its properties and actions, thus maintaining it in existence.”
So what does that mean and what does it have to do with your health? Matter is anything that occupies space. In your case matter refers to your body. Your body is organic matter meaning that it has the ability to be alive. As we will see the 33 Principles of Chiropractic tell us that, although you are in fact alive, the degree to which you express your life potential can vary. Survival is different than being fully alive. Many things affect your ability to be 100% alive and operating at full function. Chiropractic was designed to allow you the highest level of life expression.
Many people look to the body to determine their level of health and your body is no more than organic matter. The balanced organization of this organic matter is crucial in the expression of your life. The natural state is one in which the body, mind and spirit are able to be expressed without disturbance.
You were born with the ability to allow Universal Intelligence to organize your organic matter with perfection. Many things get in the way of this expression and it is my job to help you make good clean decisions in support of Universal intelligence. Sometimes we just need to step out of the way and let this amazing intelligence balance the natural expression of life within you. It kind of boils down to not doing anything to or with your body that does not have good, healthy intention.
Let that notion soak in a bit and next time I will discuss the 2nd Principle of Chiropractic – “The Chiropractic Meaning of Life-The expression of this intelligence through matter it the Chiropractic meaning of Life.”