Q&A # 67


If our intent is to correct a vertebral subluxation, is that outside in?

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  1. Matthew 10/16/2015, 3:41 pm:

    Partly, and it depends! The adjustment is an outside force that the “receiver’s” innate intelligence must adapt for correction of the VS. However, the II, when adaptation is proper, will allow for I-O healing within the receiver.
    So, whether the process is I-O or O-I depends on the force being easily adaptable (specific, low amplitude, high speed, efficient) or not (sloppy, broad, inefficient, etc.)

    • Joe Strauss 10/19/2015, 10:01 pm:

      Matthew, I am inclined to think, on the whole, that just as many adjustments occur as a result of high amplitude, sloppy, broad, inefficient, etc. thrusts simply because of how wonderful the body’s innate intelligence is. That does not mean that we should not strive to be as efficient and specific as possible. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. Lance Baumgard 10/16/2015, 5:19 pm:

    The chiropractic adjustment is an outside-in external force delivered by an inside-out, educatedly minded chiropractor to bring bones of the spine into right relationship. But, the intention of the chiropractic adjustment is to help remove vertebral subluxation so that the innate intelligence of the body can be better expressed from the inside-out. I think the intent of the chiropractor who has an understanding of the 33 principles, is the driving force of what makes helping correct vertebral subluxation inside-out.

    • Joe Strauss 10/19/2015, 10:04 pm:

      Lance, I think that most vs adjustments occur by the ii of the body without being touched by a chiropractor. What do you think?

      • Lance Baumgard 10/20/2015, 3:01 pm:

        Joe, I would agree that the ii of the body is making many vs adjustments throughout a lifetime. I think that within that level of thinking and respect for ii is where our inside-out approach to chiropractic lies. We are merely humble servants, when given the chance, to help correct the vs that ii cannot fully correct by itself.

  3. David Vazquez 10/16/2015, 5:37 pm:

    Thinking that the Chiropractor is correcting the subluxation is in itself an outside in mentality. The Chiropractor is introducing an outside force which the Innate Intelligence utilizes to correct the subluxation. That in my mind is a different concept.

    • Matthew Mix 10/17/2015, 12:45 pm:

      If your intent is not to correct a vertebral subluxation, could you please state your intent of your time with the patient? Would it be:
      To introduce an outside force?
      If so, how do you know what that force needs to be, if you are not analyzing for VS?
      —Just interested in your thought process.
      While I agree that the II has to accept my thrust to make it an adjustment, I can not state that my intent is different from wanting the VS to be gone..

      • Claude Lessard 10/17/2015, 5:36 pm:

        What intentional changes toward simplicity have I made? –

        – Above all else the chiropractic objective stands for a certain kind of simplicity, a simplicity that restores innate information to its normal state (pri27), a simplicity that is so secure that it can correct the CAUSE of DIS-EASE. It can let go of its speculations, assessments , securities, comforts, and results; because it has found its identity and raison d’être on another level. –

        – In every age, the chiropractic objective will be called the big idea. The chiropractic objective is free enough to walk out of the system of results, status and security in 21st Century America. The chiropractic objective changes sides intentionally. I remember when my mentor, Reggie, in 1974 told us, almost whispering, “We really are revolutionaries’’. Reggie named non-therapeutic chiropractic, which Joseph, later on, called non-therapeutic objective chiropractic and CTOB followed with objective chiropractors. It is really a choice making of a “preferential option for the ADIO view point,” and chiropractors think it is something new and dangerous. –

        – The intent of the OC is to practice the chiropractic objective. Let me ask you, is the chiropractic objective a conclusion of the 33 principles of chiropractic’s basic science? If so, is the chiropractic objective concluded from an above-down-inside-out world view? Or from an outside-in-below-up world view? –

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