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By Michael La Rocca D.C.

There is an Indian story about a traveler in search of work. This traveler comes upon a construction crew and excitedly asks the job supervisor for work. The supervisor says, sure we have work for you. Go and roll this boulder up and down the hill until your done working. The traveler says, no you donít understand. I need money. The supervisor replies sure I can give you money but you canít spend it. The traveler becomes frustrated and begins to speak between sobs. I need food, clothing and shelter for my family. The supervisor responds back to the traveler, oh I now understand. You may go to the company buffet but you canít eat. You can go to the company clothing store but you canít ware the clothes and you can have the company house but you canít live in it. The traveler with the emotions of anger, stress and clinched fists is ready to attack the supervisor, suddenly pauses. His eyes widen and the corners of his mouth turn up as he comes to understand what the supervisor is teaching. He realizes he was not searching for material things but rather for a feeling of fulfillment, a sense of satisfaction and peace of mind.

I have come to know that we are all travelers in search of many apparent physical things but our search continues once we attain the desired objects. If those objects were truly our hearts desire then why is it we still want bigger, faster, shinier and brighter things? If we chiropractors, who are financially able to attain these things still donít find lasting joy than what of the majority of our patients. What degree of frustration might they experience?

As supervisors of health, it is our purpose to share enlightenment with patients. They come to us with various symptoms and we relate those symptoms to spinal subluxations. We expand on this idea and look beyond the symptom and adjust to unite mans innate with universal spirit, to become whole. Our travelers, whose lives have become trapped in a physical mind set through generations of physical existence. They live from one hope and wish to the next with some degree of physical impairment.

All life has the potential for suffering. Our patients unknowingly seek ease, just as the traveler seeking work, to become whole. The feeling of fulfillment, satisfaction and peace of mind are powerful motivators and easily become attainable once we know what our end point is.

As we become clearer in our vision, we can share it with our patients. With each patient taking control of their health, they will not only be physically well but at peace. It is when we become less attached, that we begin to enjoy life.

The adjustment with the extra special something takes on a grander meaning. We become on with our patients and those we meet throughout our life path. We can help each other to be fulfilled when we know where our path is leading us. Many times our friends and patients donít know what they really want. They have a misunderstanding of symptoms and events. Only when we begin to enlighten them to their true path does our own path become clearer. Our joy and peace spreads to others we meet. It is difficult to stay angry when we are with a friend filled with energy. Our outlook brightens and we too begin to smile.  Our habits then come into play whether we fall back to gloom and doom or stay on our new path. We are in total control of our attitude and can begin to change at any moment we choose.

How simple the life experience is. How simple it is for us to make it complicated with expectations. When we are grateful for what we have and where we are we become unattached to results. We truly live in the moment and find peace, satisfaction and fulfillment in even the smallest of daily events. We then begin to take on the smell of the rose. We are the rose.

The One CauseÖÖ.One Cure ÖÖExplained

Dr. Skip George, Chiropractor

Many chiropractors either invalidated BJ Palmerís One Cause One Cure statement, or totally have misinterpreted this statement causing considerable confusion within our chiropractic profession. In my opinion, the split within the chiropractic profession was fueled by this statement.

Many of the chiropractors believed that BJ Palmer meant that all loss of health will only occur from an established vertebral subluxation. By correcting the vertebral subluxation, the body will heal itself, and health and wellness is restored.

Other chiropractors thought it to be insane for BJ Palmer to make a statement of One Cause One Cure for all loss of health within the systems of the body. So they invalidated the entire statement without further investigation.

While others thought that the One Cause One Cure statement meant that the vertebral subluxation started the loss of health, but the bodyís conditions also needed outside approaches as long as it was considered natural. I always wondered who considers what a natural approach is.

The bottom line is that the vertebral subluxation concept was never implied in the context of the One Cause One Cure statement. Let me explain. When one organ doesnít do its job as well or not at all, this organ will cause stress to the other organs of the body. So now another organ is affected, but these 2 others organs are now affected by that organ, and so on and so on. Now you have 10 symptoms showing up. The patient goes to the medical doctor, and the doctor diagnosis that this patient has 8 heath care problems, so the doctor treats each of these conditions separately with the use of 8 medical drugs or more.

The One Cause One Cure statement was made by BJ Palmer to clarify the misconceptions of the medical diagnosis and approach. The One Cure One Cause statement was made to explain that the patient did not have 8 health conditions, but only one. That all those symptoms that the patient was experiencing were all related, and that the body is under stress due to an organ not doing its job as well or not at all. The premise of this statement was based on that every organ of the body is essential to the adaptability, healing and functioning processes of the body. There is no organ that works by itself for its own benefit. All cells, tissues, organs, and systems work for the common good of the entire human body. In plain words, the body is not diseased, but rather DIS-EASED. The body isnít function in harmony nor is it in a relaxed state of health.

The One Cure One Cause was never based on the vertebral subluxation, but rather the state within the human body. The One Cause occurs only when the bodyís inability to adapt to the external or internal environment happens. The One Cure is that the human body is a self regulating; self adapting; and self healing organism.

Itís logical for the chiropractic profession to ONLY address the vertebral subluxation that causes interference within the communication system of the body. The nerve system is the common denominator that unites and organizes the human body through Innate Intelligence use of the nerve system to control and coordinate all bodily functions adapting the body to the external and internal environments for its survival. This is why it is so important for the reduction and elimination of the vertebral subluxation to occur for the benefit of better communication between cells, tissue, organs, and systems of the body. The result will be a better relaxed state and harmony within the bodily functions so that true healing, adapting, coordination, wellness, and health can be obtained and maintained.

Be a chiropractor that owns the One Cause One Cure inside of you. That you the chiropractor know that your only objective is to reduce or eliminate the vertebral subluxation, and the Innate Intelligence will do what is needed to regain harmony within the cells, tissues, organs, and systems of the body. To always realize that all healing must come from the Innate Intelligence within the body. Innate Intelligence knows what is wrong; what it needs to do; it just doesnít want any interference within the nerve communication system of the body.

Do not chase symptoms; do not judge what the body needs or doesnít need; just understand and own that principle of One Cause One Cure. Owning and understanding the One Cause One Cure statement, you will always know that you have done everything you could do through administrating a specific spinal adjustment to help the body in the processes of life.

ICPA and New Beginnings Extravaganza Weeks Away

Come join us at Now You Know April 29 thru May 2, 2004 and experience a practice-changing event in chiropractic philosophy, science, and art!  Come share the excitement of both New Beginnings and the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association Extraviganza!

Philosophy: Experience Chiropractic Philosophy: Keynote Philosophy Speakers: Drs. Guy Riekeman, Bob Hoffman, C.J. Mertz, Pasquale Cerasoli, Bob Braile, Eric Plasker, Tony DeMarco, Jay Handt, Peter Kevorkianand the rest of the New Beginnings Philosophy Team.

Science: Enjoy the validation of Chiropractic Philosophy with our Keynote Science Speaker: Bruce Lipton, PhD. Make informed choices on Vaccines: "Immunity and Chiropractic" presented by: Stephen Marini, D.C., PhD.  Hear the ICPA Research Update with Joel Alcantara, D.C, ICPA Research Director.

Art: Multiple I.C.P.A. Technique Workshops including Webster Technique Certification. Plus special ICPA Family Practice Panel. Drs. Claudia Anrig, Tony Carrino, Jeanne Ohm, Carol Phillips, Armand Rossi and Jim Thompson.

This years event will be held at the Ocean Place Conference Resort Long Branch, New Jersey.  For more details visit their websites at and

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