We chiropractors work with the subtle substance of the soul. We release the imprisoned impulse, the tiny rivulets of force, that emanates from the mind and flows over the nerves to cells and stirs them into life. We deal with majestic 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 to the morning star, this power spoke and there was life; it quickened the slime of the sea and dust of the earth and drove the cell to union with its fellows and countless living forms. Through eons of time, it finned the fish and winged the bird and fanged the beast. Endlessly, it worked, evolving its form 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 chiropractors cure Appendicitis or the Flu?” Have you more faith in a spoonful of medicine than in the power that animates the living world?
B.J. Palmer, D.C. PhC.