Two issues ago (Vol I No. 4) we presented the case histo­ry of an individual with a heart transplant and addressed  the question: If the innate intelligence of the body were trying  to reject the transplanted heart, would chiropractic  adjustments increase the innate potential and hasten the rejection  process?  We received some interesting comments. Some  of  the  comments were made  from   either  an empirical  or an inductive viewpoint.  Answering from  an empirical position we would say that the adjustment would enhance  rejection and therefore the patient should not  be adjusted.   Answering from an inductive position  will,  as with most inductive thinking, lead you to the acknowledge that  you  do not know.  This would, of course,  make  the average  chiropractor  reluctant  to  adjust.   Chiropractic, however,  is largely deductive in its application. In  deduc­tion we start with a major premise or a chiropractic axiom.  In  this  case  that  axiom is  principle  number  25.   “The forces  of  innate  intelligence will never  do  anything  to harm  the  tissues  in  which they  reside.”   What  we  are saying  is that every time we give an adjustment we  know that  we  are doing the very best we  can for  that  person.  The  innate  intelligence  of the body  is  expressing  itself more  fully and the person is better off.  We do this  based upon a deductive principle, one that is just as much  truth, just as accurate as our Major Premise.  Having that knowl­edge,  that conviction, that confidence is the  most  impor­tant  concept that any practitioner could possibly  have  as he  goes  about  the task of removing  interference  to  the expression of innate intelligence.v5n6

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