Principles of Chiropractic 6-11
In the last post I talked a bit about the background of Stephenson’s 33 principles of chiropractic philosophy as well as a bit about the first five principles of chiropractic in Dr. Koch’s revised order. The first were the absolute foundation of chiropractic philosophy and could readily be applied to just about any health care philosophy. Today I’m going to go over the next six principles, which still deal with the some of the basics of force and matter, but in slightly more specific aspects.
6. The Triune of Organization. Any organized structure is a triunity having three necessary factors, namely intelligence, matter and the force which unites them. (4)
7. The Amount of Intelligence in Matter. The amount of intelligence for any given amount of matter is 100%, and is always proportional to its requirements. (7)
8. The Function of Intelligence. The function of intelligence is to create force. (8)
9. The Amount of Force Created by Intelligence. The amount of force created by intelligence is always 100%. (9)
10. The Function of Force. The function of force is to unite intelligence and matter. (10)
11. The Function of Matter. The function of matter is to express force. (13)
Leading in from the first five, the 6th principle connects them with the five after with another known concept drawing from physics. A structure is inherently made up of matter, but more in depth is that in order to create any sort of organization, there has to be a plan, which is the intelligence. This plan can be a conscious plan like when we build a structure, or on the smaller scale, the natural ‘plan’ among atoms on how to arrange based on quantum forces. Speaking of forces, a force is required to put that plan into action.
Because this concept of Universal Intelligence is still a bit harder to grasp, and arguably even more difficult back in the 1930’s when written, the next three principles try to help explain intelligence a little bit more than is bothered with force and matter. However, despite no real scientific knowledge of most quantum forces or mechanics when written, simple observation was still able to show that this Intelligence simply was and that it not only “is what it is” (100% at all times) but also, “what it is, is what it needs”.
Finally, principles 8, 9, and 10 all deal with the function of each aspect of organization, and further, how each is connected. Using the idea of a constructing a building mentioned earlier, the plan would be the intelligence which begets force. Force, in turn, is the actual act of constructing the building according to the plan and using the materials needed. Finally matter, the building materials, is meant only to be acted upon by the force.
In short, there are three fundamental factors included in all organization and at all levels. We’re nearing the end of these Universal Principles and will soon be heading on to how these principles relate once the structure formed happens to be a biological organism such as the human body.
--Joshua J. J. Jorde D.C.