The Science, Art, & Philosophy of Chiropractic

Chiropractic is the science, art, and philosophy of detecting and correcting misalignments in the spine in order to restore normal, healthy communication between the brain and the body.

The information on this page would be considered the science of chiropractic. as would the information Dr. Harshe gathers during your new patient spinal analysis.

The technique used in the chiropractic adjustment would be considered the art of chiropractic. Just like a basketball player has to learn how to shoot a jump shot, a chiropractor has to learn how to best administer a chiropractic adjustment. It takes time, practice, patience, and focus to develop the correct technique for a chiropractic adjustment.

The belief in the body’s ability to heal itself is part of the philosophy of chiropractic. This philosophy says there is a universal intelligence in all things. People sometimes incorrectly confuse universal intelligence with religious teachings. Universal intelligence is like a computer operating system, like Windows or iOS, and nothing like a deity. This operating system, or universal intelligence, is what makes an acorn take root, sprout, and grow into a mighty oak tree. This intelligence is the reason why water is two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom.

This intelligence is also inside each of our bodies, and we call it our innate intelligence. This intelligence is what causes us to gestate inside the womb for 10 months, causes our bones to ossify and grow throughout childhood, and regulates our breathing, heartbeat, and digestion without us having to think about it. Our innate intelligence is designed for one specific purpose: to keep us alive. It’s why we start feeling symptoms when something has been wrong for a while. Symptoms are our innate intelligence’s signal that something is wrong, has been wrong for a while, and if we don’t do something about the symptoms in short order, our innate intelligence will not think twice about robbing Peter to pay Paul in order to keep us alive.

Removing the interference to our innate intelligence’s messages to and from the body is accomplished through the art of chiropractic, or the adjustment. The adjustment is based on the science of chiropractic, or the information gathered during the new patient spinal analysis.

To learn more about how science, art, and philosophy can come together to help you overcome your health challenges, click here to schedule an appointment with Dr. Harshe.

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