Chiropractic recognizes that we (science) haven't the slightest idea how to run the human body and that fortunately, for us, we don't have to know. Inborn within each of us is an innate intelligence capable of governing our body for a lifetime. It is only necessary for the innate intelligence to express itself, which it must do through the nervous system. The function of the chiropractor is to maintain your body free of interference. Vertebral subluxations result in an interference with the the transmission of this inborn intelligence; Chiropractors remove this interference through vertebral adjustments.
If the world could grasp this Big Idea, all concepts concerning health would change overnight. Almost no drugs would be taken except in lifesaving emergencies or due to abnormal circumstances (accidents, etc.). The individual would still realize that although the drug is keeping them alive or freeing them from pain, it is not making them healthy again. Only their body can restore itself to proper function. Surgery similarly would be put into its proper perspective. All the so-called therapies would be seen for what they are: often attempts to relieve discomfort while overlooking the cause. People would begin to look elsewhere for the answer to all physical, environmental, and emotional problems. They would no longer revere the "man in white" the intellectual, or the scientist who proclaims "I have discovered the cure!" They would cease to worship the creation and begin to worship the Creator. This is the Big Idea in chiropractic.
"Intelligence is present everywhere in our bodies. Our own inner-intelligence is far superior to any we can try to substitute from the outside."
Deepak Chopra, M.D.
"God and the wisdom of the human constitute 90% of the hope of patients to recover. The body simply has super wisdom which is biased in favor of life rather than death."
Richard Colbalt, M.D.
"...A kind of super-intelligence exists in each of us, infinitely smarter and possessed of technical know-how far beyond our present understanding."
Lewis Thomas, M.D.
"The mind can dramatically affect the body. It follows that whatever upsets the brain's control of the immune system will foster malignancy. I try to get patients to understand that the body heals and not the therapy."
Bernie S. Siegel, M.D.