One of the great things about BJ Palmer is that he studied health based on natural law. There are so many theories out there, some touching on naturally sound principles (but ultimately missing something) and others just way out in left field. Yet, Palmer studied the body relentlessly, learning what made it work. He boiled it down to A) this is how the body works and, subsequently, B) here is what happens when it doesn't work that way. Once he learned how the body worked, he could understand how it stopped doing so and how it began to break down.
We can learn everything we need to know about health from studying the body, its anatomy, and its physiology. In past blogs, we detailed the basics - the brainstem, brain, and spinal cord forming, with the spinal column forming around them for protection; followed by the nerves branching off the cord thru tiny openings in the column to connect organs, muscles, and tissues to the brainstem/brain generator/power supply; the brain generates electrical impulse for all bodily processes, while the brainstem ensures proper relay of those impulses to appropriate body part below.
Taking it a step further, realize that if one organ receives less of than 100% of the impulse from the brain - any less energy than normal - then muscle activity slows, organs slow, motion slows, chemical reactions slow, communication slows, and unbalancing occurs...ALL BECAUSE OF REDUCED POWER SUPPLY (b/c of reduced impulse from the brain to that body part). Everything in the body is connected. If one part breaks down, the rest is affected in some way.
Usually, we look at the body as a bunch of unrelated parts. So, if one breaks down, we don't make the connection that it would affect everything else, as well. It's just like the assembly line example we've used - if one part of the line gets less power and makes inefficient parts, then whole gets affected.
The difference between life and death is literally about the expression of that internal energy. 100% of it and you're 100% alive; 0% of it and you're 0% alive, or dead. Life lives through nerves. Look at your pointer finger right now. Take away the muscles, the tendons, the ligaments, the nail, the arteries, and the veins and that finger is still alive. Take the nerves away and it's dead.
Life is motion. Motion is created by energy. Energy comes from the brain thru the nerves. Death is absence of motion.
Sick people are those that have smaller percentages of the expression of life - that internal energy, innate intelligence (call it what you will) - less than 100%. Dis-ease is some degree of decline between life and death. 25% life, for instance, is 75% closer to death (25% remaining life). As life declines, dis-ease inclines and death creeps closer. As death inclines, life declines as dis-ease fades in. Dis-ease - a declining stage between life and death. Health - an inclining stage between life and death. WHICH ARE YOU?
Life = 100% expression of innate, mental impulse, electrical energy. If that impulse decreases, then so does life and you're in a state of dis-ease (hello symptoms and conditions of every variety you can imagine). However, when that impulse increases, then so does life and you're in a state of health. Look at this way - if you decrease electricity then you turn down the light and darkness fades in. If you increase electricity then light returns and darkness fades away. Every part of your body is dependent upon electrical energy. Normal is 100%. Health is heading from less than 100% up to 100%. Dis-ease is heading away from 100%. Death is 0%.
That's the missing piece of the puzzle in HEALTH care.