CPAP 1605 Week 9-10 - The Historical/Conceptual Roots of...

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Unformatted text preview: The Historical/Conceptual Roots of Chiropractic Philosophy Stephenson’s Thirty Three Principles Categorized, arranged and edited by David B. Koch, D.C., Professor Life University College of Chiropractic The Universal Principles The first 14 principles outline the concept of an intelligent universe, define and characterize its ability to self­organize, and establish the relationship between its organizing intelligence and the matter of which the universe is composed. These are called the universal principles. The Universal Principles Three Primary Assumptions 1. The Major Premise (1) There is a universal intelligence in all matter, continuously giving to it all its properties and actions, thus maintaining it in existence, and giving this intelligence its expression. The Universal Principles Three Primary Assumptions 2. Cause and Effect (17) Every effect has causes and every cause has effects. 3. The Principle of Time (6) All processes require time. The Universal Principles Force as the Effective Agency 4. No Organization Without the Effort of Force (15) Matter can have no organization without the application of force by intelligence. 5. Universal Expression (14) Force is manifested as organization in matter; all matter has organization, therefore there is universal intelligence expressed in all matter. The Universal Principles The Triune of Organization 6. The Triune of Organization (4) Any organized structure is a triunity having three necessary factors, namely, intelligence, matter and the force which unites them. The Universal Principles The Triune of Organization – Intelligence 7. The Function of Intelligence (8) The function of intelligence is to create force. 8. The Amount of Intelligence in Matter The amount of intelligence for any given amount of matter is 100%, and is always proportional to its requirements. (7) The Universal Principles The Triune of Organization – Force 9. The Function of Force (10) The function of force is to unite intelligence and matter. 10. The Amount of Force Created by Intelligence (9) The amount of force created by intelligence is always 100%. The Universal Principles The Character of Universal Forces 11. The Character of Universal Forces The forces the universe’s intelligence creates throughout the universe are manifested as physical laws; they are unswerving and unadapted, and have no solicitude for the structures in which they work. (11) 12. Interference with Transmission of Universal Forces (12) There can be interference with transmission of universal forces. The Universal Principles The Character of Universal Forces 13. The Function of Matter (13) The function of matter is to express force. 14. Intelligence in Both Organic and Inorganic Matter (16) Universal intelligence gives force to both organic and inorganic matter. The Biological Principles The Biological Principles The next 16 principles explore the topic of “life,” identifying the self­organizing potential of a living thing as its innate intelligence and describing the unique, constructive forces created within living things to maintain their organization. These The Biological Principles The Biological Principles Innate Intelligence and Life 15. Organic Matter. (19) The material of the body of a “living thing” is organized matter. 16. Innate Intelligence. (20) A living thing has the intelligence of the universe inborn within it, referred to as its innate intelligence. The Biological Principles The Biological Principles Innate Intelligence and Life 17. The Chiropractic Meaning of Life. (2) The expression of this innate intelligence through matter is the chiropractic meaning of “life.” 18. The Triune of Life. (3) Life is necessarily the union of this intelligence and the matter of a living The Biological Principles The Biological Principles Innate Intelligence and Life 19. Evidence of Life. (18) The signs of life (the ability to assimilate, eliminate, grow, reproduce and adapt) are evidence of the intelligence of life. 20. The Mission of Innate Intelligence. The mission of a living thing’s innate intelligence is to maintain the material The Biological Principles The Biological Principles Innate Intelligence and Life 21. The Perfection of the Triune. (5) In order to have 100% life, there must be 100% intelligence, 100% force, and 100% matter. 22. The Amount of Innate Intelligence. There is 100 % of innate intelligence in every living thing, the requisite amount, proportional to its organization. (22) The Biological Principles The Biological Principles Innate Intelligence and Life 23. The Function of Innate Intelligence. (23) The function of a living thing’s innate intelligence is to adapt environmental forces and matter for use in its body, so that all parts of its body will have coordinated action for mutual benefit. 24. The Principle of Coordination. (32) Coordination is the principle of harmonious interaction among all the parts of an The Biological Principles The Biological Principles Innate Intelligence and Life 25. The Limits of Adaptation. (24) A living thing’s innate intelligence adapts forces and matter for use in its body as long as it can do so without breaking a universal law; in other words, its expression is limited by the limitations of matter and time. 26. The Normality of Innate Intelligence. (27) A living thing’s innate intelligence is always normal, and its function is always normal. The Biological Principles The Biological Principles Innate Intelligence and Life 27. The Character of Internal Biological Forces. The forces a living thing’s innate intelligence creates are never intended to injure or destroy the living thing itself. (25) 28. Comparison of Environmental and Internal Biological Forces. (26) In order to carry on the universal cycle of life, environmental forces are destructive to a specific living thing, unless it can adapt them, whereas internal biological forces are The Biological Principles The Biological Principles Innate Intelligence and Life 29. Interference with Transmission of Innate Forces. (29) There can be interference with the transmission of internal biological forces. 30. The Cause of Dis­ease. (30) Interference with the transmission of internal biological forces causes incoordination, or “dis­ease.” The Chiropractic Principles The last three principles relate the preceding biological/metaphysical model to its primary expression in humans (and other vertebrate life forms). They posit the significance of the communications functions of the nerve system in self­ awareness and self­expression, and the potential detrimental effects of vertebral subluxation. They are referred to as the “chiropractic principles” because they are the only part of this syllogism that has specific relevance to chiropractic. The Chiropractic Principles The Nerve System 31. The Conductors of Innate Forces. (28) In animal bodies, some of the forces a living thing’s innate intelligence creates operate through or over its nerve system. The Chiropractic Principles The Nerve System 32. The Law of Demand and Supply. The Law of Demand and Supply operates and is expressed in animal bodies through the functioning of the nerve system; wherein the brain acts as a CPU for the living thing’s innate intelligence,… The Chiropractic Principles The Nerve System 32. The Law of Demand and Supply. ...and wherein the nerves transmit messages from the body to the brain, concerning its needs (demands), and transmits messages from the brain to the body to meet (supply) those needs. (33) The Chiropractic Principles Subluxation 33. Subluxations. (31) In vertebrates, interference with the transmission of nerve forces in the body is often directly or indirectly due to subluxations in the spinal column. ...
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