THE BIG IDEA by B.J. Palmer

A slip on the snowy sidewalk in winter is a small thing. It happens to millions. A fall from the ladder in the summer is a small thing. It also happens to millions. The slip or fall produces a subluxation. The subluxation is a small thing. The subluxation produces pressure on a nerve. That pressure is a small thing. That decreased flowing produces a dis-eased body and brain. That is a big thing to that man. Multiply that sick man by a thousand, and you control the physical and mental welfare of a city. Multiply that man by one hundred thirty million, and you forecast and can prophesy the physical and mental status of a nation. So the slip or fall, the subluxation, pressure, flow of mental images, and dis-ease are big enough to control thoughts and actions of a nation. Now comes a man. And one man is a small thing. This man gives an adjustment. The adjustment is a small thing. The adjustment replaces the subluxation. That is a small thing. The adjusted subluxation releases pressure upon nerves. That is a small thing. The released pressure restores health to a man. This is a big thing to that man. Multiply that well man by a thousand, and you step up the physical and mental welfare of a city. Multiply that well man by a hundred thirty million, and you have produced a healthy, wealthy, and better race for posterity. So, the adjustment of the subluxation to release pressure upon nerves, to restore mental impulse flow, to restore health, is big enough to rebuild the thoughts and actions of the World. The idea that knows the cause, that can correct the cause of dis-ease, is one of the biggest ideas known. Without it, nations fall; with it, nations rise. The idea is the biggest I know of.

Where in the above quote do you see that chiropractic is about the treatment of low back pain and headaches?  Hmmm, you don’t.  That is because chiropractic was founded on the principles of self healing and the science of the function of the nervous system. How then is it that most of our society thinks that chiropractic is for the treatment of low back pain and headaches?  I hate to say it, but we as a profession, kind of did it to ourselves. Back in the eighties, insurance companies started reimbursing for chiropractic services. Insurance relationships are about diagnosis codes and treatment codes. Insurance paid for the treatment of low back pain and so the story goes. It is unfortunate that our society does not have the full understanding about the intention of chiropractic adjustments because the chiropractic adjustment is a powerful tool. As seen in the quote above and the story of the 1st chiropractic adjustment, chiropractic has never been about low back pain. It is about innate healing. It’s about bringing the body to balance via spinal adjustments so that it can function optimally. It’s as simple as that, yet as powerful as that.

In the field of chiropractic, there are pain based clinics and wellness based practices. When Dr. Jacob and I envisioned our practice we wanted to build a practice that encompassed The Big Idea and honored the true intention of chiropractic. That is what we have created with Well Beings Chiropractic Family Health, a family wellness practice. We created a vitalistic practice, not just because of principle but because we know that the world is a better place when it is full of more people who are functioning optimally. For us, the cornerstone to functioning optimally is a healthy nervous system. The healthy nervous system is achieved through chiropractic adjustments and healthy lifestyle choices. People come through our door for various reasons. We trust they leave feeling happier, healthier and their lights shining brighter than when they entered.

Creating and growing a practice full of life, possibility and hope for our community is not a small task or an easy one. It takes a lot of education, unrelenting passion and commitment to our vision, mission and purpose which is:

Vision

Our vision at Well Beings Chiropractic is a world where there is full expression of human health, potential and possibility.

Mission

Our mission is to educate, empower and inspire people towards health, healing and wholeness through the chiropractic adjustment and vitalistic lifestyle.

Purpose

Our purpose is to perpetuate a conscious way of living to support others as we have been supported.

We do what we do on a daily basis because we believe in The Big Idea. We believe that what we do makes a huge difference in the health and well being of our world.

If your life has been changed by chiropractic, share your story. Pass on the big idea.

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