The 33 Chiropractic Principles

To assist in your healing, I have included the principles we as chiropractors are guided by. Read these to understand the healing journey and that all things matter when it comes to your healing. Love and Light....

The 33 Chiropractic Principles For Healing,

By Ralph W. Stephenson, D.C.


33 Principles to assist in understanding your healing:

1-   The Major Premise: A Universal Intelligence is in all matter and continually gives to it all its properties and actions, thus maintaining it in existence.
2-   The Chiropractic Meaning of Life: The expression of this intelligence through matter is the Chiropractic meaning of life. 
3-   The Union of Intelligence and Matter: Life is necessarily the union of intelligence and matter.
4-   The Triune of Life: Life is a triunity having three necessary united factors, namely: intelligence, Force and Matter.
5-   The Perfection of the Triune: In order to have 100% Life, there must be 100% Intelligence, 100% Force, 100% Matter.
6-   The Principle of Time: There is no process that does not require time.
7-   The Amount of Intelligence in Matter: The amount of intelligence for any given amount of matter is 100%.
8-   The Function of Intelligence: The function of intelligence is to create force.
9-   The Amount of Force Created by Intelligence: The amount of force created by intelligence is always 100%.
10- The Function of Force: The function of force is to unite intelligence and matter.
11- The Character of Universal Forces: The forces of Universal Intelligence are manifested by physical laws; are unswerving and unadapted, and have no solicitude for the structure sin which they work. 
12- Interference with Transmission of Universal Forces: There can be interference with transmission of universal forces.
13- The Function of Matter: The function of matter is to express force. 
14- Universal Life: Force is manifested by motion in matter; all matter has motion, therefore there is universal life in all matter. 
15- No Motion without the Effort of Force:  Matter can have no motion without the application of force by Intelligence. 
16- Intelligence in both Organic and Inorganic Matter: Universal Intelligence gives force to both organic and inorganic matter.
17- Cause and Effect: Every effect has a cause and every cause has effects.
18- Evidence of Life: The signs of life are evidence of intelligence of life. 
19- Organic Matter: The material of the body of a "living thing: is organized matter.
20- Innate Intelligence: A "living thing" has an inborn intelligence within its body, called Innate Intelligence.
21- The Mission of Innate Intelligence: The mission of Innate Intelligence is to maintain the material of the body of a "living thing" in active organization.
22- The Amount of Innate Intelligence: There is 100% of Innate Intelligence in every "living thing", the requisite amount, proportional to its organization.
23- The Function of Innate Intelligence:  The function of Innate Intelligence is to adapt universal forces and matter for use in the body, so that all parts of the body will have co-ordinated action for mutual benefit. 
24- The Limits of Adaptation: Innate Intelligence adapts forces and matter for the body as long as it can do so without breaking a universal law, or Innate Intelligence is limited by the limitations of matter. 
25- The Character of Innate Forces: The forces of Innate Intelligence never injure or destroy the structures in which they work. 
26- Comparison of Universal and Innate Forces:  In order to carry on the universal cycle of life, Universal forces are destructive, and Innate forces are constructive, as regards structural matter. 
27- The Normality of Innate Intelligence: Innate Intelligence is always normal and its function is always normal.
28- The Conductors of Innate Forces: The forces of Innate Intelligence operate through or over the nervous system in animal bodies.
29- Interference with Transmission of Innate Forces: There can be interference with the transmission of Innate forces.
30- The causes of Dis-ease: Interference with the transmission of Innate forces causes incoordination of dis-ease. 
31- Subluxations: Interference with transmission in the body is always directly or indirectly due to subluxations in the spinal column.
32- The Principle of Coordination: Coordinations is the principle of harmonious action of all the parts of an organism, in fulfilling their offices and purposes.  
33-  The Law of Demand and Supply: The Law of Demand and Supply is existent in the body in its ideal state; wherein the "clearing house", is the brain, Innate the virtuous "banker", brain cells "clerks", and nerve cells "messengers."



"We chiropractors work with the subtle substance of the soul. We release the prisoned imposes, a tiny rivulet of force, that emanates from the mind and flows over the nerves to the cells and stirs them to life. We deal with the magic power that transforms common food into living, loving thinking clay; that robes the earth with beauty, and hues and scents the flowers with the glory of the air.  

In the dim, dark distant long ago, when the sun first bowed o the morning star, this power spoke and there was life, it quickened the slime of the sea and the dust of the earth and drove the cell to union with its fellows in countless living forms.  Through eons of time, it finned the fish and winged the bird and fanged the beast. Endlessly it worked, evolving its forms until it produced the crowning glory of them all. With tireless energy it blows the bubble of each individual life and then silently, relentlessly dissolves the form and absorbs the spirit into itself again."

And yet you ask: "Can chiropractic cure appendicitis of the flu?" Have you more faith in a knife or a spoonful of medicine than in the power that animates the living world?"  - by B.J. Palmer (the Developer of Chiropractic), the Founder D.D. Palmer's son


A few of B.J. Palmers epigrams on Health, Chiropractic and Healing:

  • Chiropractic is health insurance. Premiums small. Dividends large.
  • A "specialist" is one who knows more and more about less and less.
  • Youth is curious, and success is a game for curiosity seekers. Stay young!
  • Throw away your wishbone, straighten up your backbone, stick out your jawbone and go to it.
  • Man is a reasoning, very unreasonable manifestation of divine intelligence.
  • When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
  • "Everything comes to him that waits" — But here is one that's slicker: The man who goes after what he wants, gets it a darn sight quicker.
  • An optimist is the one who sees a light where there is none. A pessimist is one who blows it out.
  • Keep your head cool — feet warm — mind busy. Plan work ahead and stick to it — rain or shine. If you are a gem, someone will find you.
  • There is a power within — a fountain head of unlimited resource — and he who controls it controls circumstances instead of it controlling him.


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