by Dr. Lawrence Wilson

© March 2013, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.



All information in this article is for educational purposes only.  It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.


Definition. Chiropractic is a healing science that maintains that an important cause of disease is reduced nerve energy going to the vital organs due to slight misalignments of the spinal vertebrae, and also of other bones and physical structures.  Chiropractic employs a series of manipulations of the bones of the body, especially the spine but, in fact, many other structures as well, in order to increase nerve energy going to the organs of the body.  It also employs other methods, at times, to improve the functioning of the body structure and the nervous system.


History.  Chiropractic began officially in the USA in 1895, although its roots date back much, much further to ancient times when “bonesetters”, and manipulative therapy and massage were used as early healing modalities.  Chiropractic is also somewhat related to osteopathy, which originated in the USA in the mid 1850s.


Politics.  The American Medical Association (AMA) does not officially recognize chiropractic as a healing art and has bitterly opposed its use since its inception.  A number of years ago, the AMA lost a lawsuit filed against it by the chiropractic association.  The AMA was forced to sign a paper admitting that illegal and other methods have been used by the AMA to denigrate and ruin chiropractic in the eyes of the American people.

Since the AMA and a few other medical groups control the hospital and medical system of education in America, chiropractic, like advanced nutritional science, has been actively suppressed and neglected.  Even today, its use is forbidden in most hospitals and clinics.  This only hurts the patients, and no one else.  However, it maintains some of the profitability of the drug companies, who would prefer people take a drug for every ache and pain than to correct the cause of their pain.


Chiropractic and nutritional balancing.  I recommend chiropractic care for everyone.  In fact, it is one of the few mainstream healing modalities that I approve of wholeheartedly.  The reasons are:

1. Most people have structural imbalances that are negatively influencing their health.  This is especially true of anyone who has been in an accident, had surgery, or sustained an injury of any severity.

2. During a nutritional balancing program, most people will experience shifts in their structure.  When these occur, pain can occur or other symptoms, that can be relieved completely by chiropractic adjustments.

3. Chiropractic can be used with nutritional balancing science in other ways to increase mental capacity and for other interesting purposes.  This comes under the heading of mental or spiritual development, and is a more advanced use of certain chiropractic techniques to reduce nerve pressure and open up certain nerve centers in the brain and spinal cord.


In nutritional balancing science, chiropractic is generally viewed as an adjunctive therapy, not the main therapy.  This is because we find that it is impossible to balance and correct the body structure if the body chemistry is out of balance and weak.  However, the converse is not true.  This means that even if the structure is not correct, one can do much to normalize the enzyme systems of the body, make the body more yang, increase adaptive energy, and achieve other healing goals using nutritional balancing science.

This does not mean that chiropractic is somehow less important than nutrition.  However, it is somewhat secondary, in most cases.  As with many therapies, including surgery, for example, in some cases chiropractic must be done first or a person will be in so much pain and discomfort that correcting other aspects of the body rarely proceed without it.  However, these cases are few, in fact.



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