B.J. Palmer’s quote in his 1911 Green Book states “The Chiropractic Standpoint is the biggest movement that has ever been started in the history of the world.”
Our perception of our physiology and the world around us is influenced both by the way we understand something to be true and by what we choose to do for the internal operating system that coordinates perception and awareness.
Let’s discuss what the roles and responsibilities of the neurological system are.
The functional objectives of the neurological system are to coordinate well-being through the generation of sensory, motive and trophic forces. Forces, in this case, refer to energy or the potential action occurring within the physiology.
Our neurological system interprets information through sensory fibers, moves our tissues and organs through motive fibers and supplies forces to the trillions of cells to keep us alive. The neurological system is the system that we depend on, and is why B.J. Palmer wrote that Chiropractic is the biggest movement that has ever been started in the world of sciences, due to the fact that this part of our physiology is responsible for the biggest functions of well-being.
The estimated number of nerve cells (neurons) in the human brain is compared to the estimated stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way. For every nerve cell, there are 10 to the 14th connections to other nerve cells through synapses.*
These synapses are where the exchange of information takes place from one nerve cell to the next. With the amount of nerve cells and synapses connecting each nerve to the next, the human body has a universe of communication taking place within our physiology for proper perception.
Information being communicated throughout your body is designed to reach the higher levels of your cortex for an interpretation by your awareness. This interpretation allows you to make cognitive decisions on what’s best for your well-being. If stress levels are high, the sensory impulses traveling from an affected area in your body that’s not adapting, but compensating, can inform your behavioral choices for supporting the physiology back into a balanced state.
The six areas of sensory fibers for your ability to build a library of information of awareness are:
These six sensory fibers built within your human body allow you to be aware of the world around and within.
Being aware of your internal state of function is a quality of life.
Chiropractic adjustments restore proper relationships with spinal joints that protect the neurological system.
Proper spinal integrity can influence the innate recuperative power for a higher quality of life within the body due to the relationship between structure and function that is coordinated by the neurological system.
An inner recuperative power, or Innate Intelligence in Chiropractic terminology, is within all of us and is the revolutionary concept that B.J. Palmer hung his hat on as it related to viewpoints regarding the sciences.
The Chiropractic Standpoint coined by B.J. Palmer is founded on the concept that your well-being is dependent upon a complete state of function coordinated by your neurological system so the Innate Intelligence within the body has the capacity to coordinate the trillions of cells for a state of wholeness.
*Molecular Cell Biology, Sixth Edition