Zen and the Art of Chiropractic Adjustment and Healing

Science, Art, and Philosophy of Chiropractic


Chiropractic Quotes

“ Chiropractic should not be practiced on a probability basis. Certainty must be the ultimate aim…if not he will not have developed the investigative skills required to ferret out and find the answers to the patient’s underlying problems.”- Robert Herbst

“The right number and right kind of adjustments can set the stage for nature to heal; too many adjustments in the wrong place can undo any good that was done and slow down the healing mechanism.” – C.S. Gonstead

“ONE of the most important skills a chiropractor needs to develop is the ability to find nerve pressure –to find it exactly, specifically, where it is on each patient. If a chiropractor is not removing nerve pressure, he is not practicing chiropractic. The science and art of removing nerve pressure, and the results obtained, will stand the scrutiny of even the most resolute opponent.”-C.S. Gonstead

“A Gonstead correction of nerve pressure is more than just an adjustment . . . it is a scientific “setting” of the affected vertebra ONTO the disc below. It is of the utmost importance to be specific in the application of philosophy and especially the adjustment.”-C.S.Gonstead

“Reposition the vertebra to take pressure off of the nerve and you will get sick people well.”-C.S. Gonstead

“If there was no nerve pressure to any gland or organ, the body can produce any drug it needs.” – C.S. Gonstead

“Chiropractic without specificity is nothing.” – B.J. Palmer

“Chiropractic is not an alternative to medicine nor is it complementary to medicine. It is a separate and distinct science, art and philosophy of health and healing. Chiropractic is the largest natural healing art in the world. It has based on the premise that the body is a self-healing organism and that the nervous system is the master control system of the body. Minor displacements of the spinal bones knowns as vertebral subluxations can cause endangering stress to the spinal cord which act as the main line of intelligence for the whole body. These displacements, or subluxations, are the cause of many of the unwanted health conditions that people suffer from every day. Although there have been many valuable techniques that have been developed in the chiropractic profession, the Gonstead System is considered a “Gold Standart” for chiropractic techniques because of its record of safety and effectiveness in correcting vertebral subluxation.” Gonstead Clinical Studies Societies