The following is a very profound address to an early graduating class, by B.J. Palmer, the developer of Chiropractic. We have included it so that it may give you some sense of the scope of Chiropractic –

The Truth

“We Chiropractors work with the subtle substance of the soul. We release the imprisoned impulse, the tiny rivulet of force, which emanated from the mind and flows over the nerve cells, and stirs them into life. We deal with the magic power that transforms common food into living, loving, thinking clay; that robes the earth with beauty, and hues the scent of 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 the dust of the earth and drove the cell into union with its fellows in countless living forms. Through the 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 it dissolves the form, and absorbs the spirit back into itself again.”

– B.J. Palmer DC., Ph.C.


“Chiropratic care does not endeavor to treat disease but rather to free the body of nerve interference caused by the vertebral subluxation. In so doing, the body is allowed to express its normal innate potential to produce a healthy life.

Chiropratic care endeavors to keep the body functioning at peak performance so that according to its age it may react appropriately to the changes within itself and its environment. When the body is in this state of dynamic balance it expresses what we refer to as health.”

– F.H. Barge