A slip on the snowy
sidewalk in winter is a small thing. It happens to
millions. A fall from a ladder in the summer is a small
thing. It also happens to millions. The slip or fall
produces a subluxation. The subluxation is a small
thing. The subluxation produces pressure on a nerve.
That pressure is a small thing. That decreased flowing
produces a dis-eased body and brain. That is a big thing
to that man.
Multiply that sick man by a
thousand, and you control the physical mental welfare of
a city. Multiply that man by one hundred thirty million,
and you forecast and can prophesy the physical and
mental status of a nation. So the slip or fall, the
subluxation, pressure, flow of mental images and dis-ease
are big enough to control the thoughts and actions of a
Now comes a man. And one man is a small
thing. This man gives an adjustment. The adjustment is a
small thing. The adjustment replaces the subluxation.
That is a small thing. The adjusted subluxation releases
pressure upon nerves. That is a small thing. The
released pressure restores health to a man. This is a
big thing to that man.
Multiply that well man by
a thousand, and you step up the physical and mental
welfare of a city. Multiply that well man by a million,
and you increase the efficiency of a state. Multiply
that well man by a hundred thirty million, and you have
produced a healthy, wealthy, and better race for
posterity. So, the adjustment of the subluxation to
release pressure upon nerves, to restore mental impulse
flow, to restore health, is big enough to rebuild the
thoughts and actions of the world.
The idea that
knows the cause, that can correct the cause of dis-ease,
is one of the biggest ideas known. Without it, nations
fall; with it, nations rise.
- Dr. B.J. Palmer,
Developer of Chiropractic