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Sep 17, 2015

Today I talk a little about chiropractic history and the philosophy of chiropractic and how they go hand in hand with the wellness paradigm.

The philosophy of chiropractic teaches that our bodies have an innate ability to heal itself from the inside out unlike modern medicine; which always tries from the outside in.

BJ Palmer stated "While other professions are concerned with changing the environment to suit the weakened body, chiropractic is concerned with strengthening the body to suit the environment.¨

The three components that cause dis-ease

  • Traumas
  • Toxins
  • Thoughts

The three T´s or in other words stressors, physical stressors, environmental stressors and emotional stressors

This has been proven through Hans Selye's famous work on stress and the general adaptation syndrome.

Chiropractic provides physiologically compatible care.

Modern medicine has made a big impact on emergency care but not in wellness and health because it is not physiologically compatible with the body.

Dr. Daniel Kress M.D. stated,

"drugs never cure disease.  They merely hush the voice of Nature's protest and pull down the danger signals she erects along the pathway of transgression.  Any poison taken into the system has to be reckoned with later on even thought it palliates present symptoms.  Pain may disappear but the patient is left in a worse condition, though unconscious of it at the time."

Please comment below and if you have any questions you can e-mail me at  Lets make this a vibrant community of learning.

Ben (Wellness Farmer)
almost eight years ago

First, thanks a ton for the questions. Yup it seems logical to think that pills will not bring about health. Unfortunately that is what is taught, it has been taught for generations. This way of teaching really started after the Flexner report of 1910. People believe that pills will make them healthier. I have seen it was so many patients that come in asking for pills. You are also correct though there is a % of the population that knows better however they would rather suffer the consequences in the future then actually change there lifestyle choices. It really is because they don't change their belief systems. It is impossible to sustain something that you don't like to do. For example if someone does not like to exercise until the person actually changes the belief systems of why she does it she will never be able to do it as a lifestyle.

To answer your second question, I am pretty sure that there are some chiropractors that are against modern medicine and I know for a fact that there are a lot of medical doctors that don't believe in chiropractic and would never send a patient to a chiropractor. I am not against it at all. I just think that they are two completely different paradigms and it is very difficult to work together with two totally different paradigms. There are many chiropractors that work within the modern medicine paradigm of symptom relief and it works for those chiropractors. I on the other hand do not work within that paradigm. That does not mean that I think we don't need modern medicine. Modern medicine has its role in medicine and well as The wellness paradigm does. The modern medicine paradigm has its role is crisis/emergency care, they are awesome at that. The wellness paradigm has the role of health, which would be to provide physiologically compatible care to bring the person back to homeostasis, to health. Really they are two different roles in medicine, they are both needed. It is crazy how you asked this question because episode 023 is on this same subject.

almost eight years ago

Two questions on this episode. 1) you explain how modern medicine doesn't help people become more healthy rather that it just hides the sickness symptoms. This seems pretty logical to me and I find it hard to believe others, especially doctors, actually think they are healthier by just taking medication. do you really think this is the case? I think that it is just a laziness issue if people really believe it. People probably think 'I can either take all this medicine and still eat what I want and not excercise or change my lifestyle and go through a little bit of physical pain to start excercising and eating right. Easier just to take the medicine.' Thoughts.

2) I sense there are unfriendly feelings between chiropractors and doctors of modern medicine. Is this a true statement? I'd think that they would want to work closely together and that one should complement the other. Why don't you think this is the case? What can be done to bridge the gap between the two?