Q&A#35-Afferent nerve interference


“There is no record of any interference on afferent nerves by any of our electroencephaloneuromentimpograph readings”- BJ Palmer (audio tape recording)1951/1953. What do you think of that statement?

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  1. Michael Duncan 02/13/2013, 7:14 pm:

    When i first look at it, this thought comes to mind. The machine shouldn’t, therefore it was working, at least in the aspect of not measuring something it was never intended to. My reasoning was thinking that the electroencephaloneuromentimpograph was designed/created to measure “mental impulses”. Those are created and sent OUT which is via the EFFERENT side of the nerve system. The AFFERENT side is responsible for transmitting info back/IN to the brain and ii.


  2. Steve 02/13/2013, 7:57 pm:

    Hey Joe,
    “Electroencephaloneuromentimpograph, which is used in studying the
    quantity and quality of nerve energy flow in the body”.(Vol.14) It was not to measure the MI. The MI is metaphysical therefore not measurable by any mechanical device. It did however make a great lie detector. If I recall, BJ said there could be no interference with the afferent signals as this would leave Innate Intelligence unaware. As we have discussed previously, our interpretation of II has changed, or has it? The question then becomes, does II need a physical receiver.

  3. Claude 02/13/2013, 10:35 pm:

    The efferent/afferent transmission is suited to fit the concept of the normal complete cycle. In reality, there is ONLY matter transmitting information from brain cell to tissue cell and from tissue cell to brain cell. This particular transmitting matter is nerve tissue. To understand “FLOW”, it was necessary to create a way that would delineate the flow in “both” direction without chaos. Thus, efferent/afferent is a metaphysical construct pointing to “FLOW” (as interfering with the “FLOW” of mental impulses) within the living human body. Therefore, what BJ was measuring was the physical component of the impulse which is some form of energy. –

    – As an example, Strauss in PA is communicating with Jones in SC using Morse code. Strauss sends a message using pulses of electrical energy to transmit in Morse code through a wire. Jones, in turn sends a message using pulses of electrical energy to transmit his response in Morse code through the SAME wire. –

    – Today, as technology evolves, we transmit information wireless, which only proves that communication is multi-directional and doesn’t need separate pathways. –

    – Efferent simply means from center to periphery and afferent from periphery to center. Nothing more. Nothing less. –

    – What does this say about BJ’s statement?

    • Steve 02/13/2013, 11:53 pm:

      Hey Claude,
      You aren’t going to tell me there is no arterial/venous system either, just circulation, are you? Are you suggesting there is no cycle, or no motor/sensory differentiation. What about Some Say Marry Money………….
      I know, according to you guys, Innate Intelligence is always aware and needs no afferent(sensory) nerves, but they are there none-the-less. Evidently the physical brain still uses them.
      And still you did not address the question of measurable loss on only one side of the…cycle.
      FYI cell phones receive and transmit on two different frequencies.

      • Claude Lessard 02/14/2013, 1:09 am:


        Of course I won’t tell you that. Blood is material, that’s WHY you need arterial and venous. Information is immaterial, no need for separate pathways. πŸ˜‰

        • Steve 02/14/2013, 1:49 am:

          OK Claude,
          Now you got me, no cycles?

  4. Steve 02/14/2013, 3:07 pm:

    Hey Claude,

  5. Claude Lessard 02/14/2013, 4:38 pm:


    You say semantics? –

    Not when it comes to having a deeper understanding of chiropractic philosophy. LIFE is NEVER duplicated. LIFE is forever NEW. LIFE is VITALISTIC is it not? Therefore, cycles are ONLY a way to categorize, compartmentalize LIFE. That’s WHY we run into conflicts. NOW is the time for clarification and maturity. We do not have to throw away anything of the past. It is we WHO are free to choose to be grateful for the past and it is we WHO are free to choose to be open to the NEW of the present. The NEW should ALWAYS be measured with the tools called the 33 principles to ascertain the logic of rational reasoning. LIFE is a continuum of transformation moment by moment. –

    – Most importantly, I know that YOU know that’s a fact!. It is you WHO is completely free to choose WHO to BE with that fact. πŸ˜‰

    • Steve 02/14/2013, 9:11 pm:

      Hey Claude,
      I’m all for trimming fat but let’s not cut too close to the meat. We must be careful what we give away as some one else may want it and not give it back.

      • Claude Lessard 02/14/2013, 10:22 pm:


        I agree with YOU, that prudence and discernment are of the order… along with courage. I know YOU are getting it Steve! I appreciate WHO you choose to BE in challenging me to express myself in “MANY-MANY-MANY ways! πŸ˜‰ Thank you!

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