In 1958, BJ Palmer - developer of the chiropractic profession and the man responsible for cultivating and refining Upper Cervical specific work - published the 36th volume of what have commonly come to be known as his "Green Books."  I have read many of these books, but Vol. 36 is by far my favorite.  I keep it sitting near me in my consultation room so that, when in need of a philosophical boost, I have it ready and waiting to stimulate my thoughts. 

In Chapter 10 of this book, Palmer describes the invention of the ASSEMBLY LINE.  He writes of how each motor unit of the line, powered by electricity, was designed to accomplish a specific goal to eventually complete the object.  It was an invention of Henry Ford, who used to build more cars at a faster, more efficient clip.  Each part of the assembly line was of equal importance with the others, for without the full and competent completion of each task, the sum of the parts would not be perfect.  The Ford plant had many electrical generators to keep each unit of the assembly line powered running smoothly.  Electrical power flowed from the generators above, down to the power cables, into the wires, and out to the parts of the assembly line.  Through this process, the line produces, using the Ford example, a bunch of cars.  It starts with a series of random parts, yet through the design of the line, the end result is a well-oiled machine. 

Amazing, is it not, that our bodies are produced the same way.  Not just in a similar fashion, but in the exact same manner.  Doctor's Note - Where do you think Ford got the idea?  ; - )

The brainstem, brain, and spinal cord are the first parts of the line, with nerves branching from that core like wires.  That's the foundation of the body's assembly line.  The brain sends electrical power from above, down to the brainstem and spinal cord, into the nerves, and out to the various organs, muscles, and tissues that form at the ends of the nerves.  The heart, lungs, veins, and arteries are formed to provide a pathway for oxygen flow into and carbon dioxide flow out of the body, as well as to provide heating and cooling fluids a route to all parts of the body.  The mouth, throat, stomach, intestines, bowels, bladder, and rectum are developed through the assembly line to allow for food intake and processing (again from above-down, inside-out). 

Moms provide the generating power until delivery, at which point the new body can be independent, with its own built-in generator of power fully operational. 

In the Henry Ford assembly line, reducing the power to one part would eventually affect all other parts; for if one part of the line receives less energy, then it will work slower and at a reduced capacity, thus slowing down production overall.  The logical solution to this problem was not to replace the part of the line running slower, but rather to identify the source of the power shortage to it (and then correct it). 

Your body's assembly line, when all parts receive equal power at full capacity, is a well-oiled machine (so to speak).  If one part, though, receives less power, then the system, as a whole, is inevitably affected.  If multiple parts receive less power, then the system becomes a shell of itself.  This is where SYMPTOMS develop.  They develop from reduced capacity to organs, muscles, and tissues.  Reduced capacity of power to those parts decreases their output.  The logical solution is, thus, to identify the source of the power shortage and remove it. 

To be continued...

Thinking good things for you, as always,

Dr. Chad