10 Principles of Objective Straight Chiropractic
1. Objective Straight Chiropractic (OSC) deals with every level of human performance.
2. Every level of human performance is regulated by body chemistry. That is to say that everything you do and everything that you are is a result of your body producing chemicals.
3. Your body chemistry is produced by the countless numbers of organs and glands in your body.
4. It is your brain, through your nerve system, that controls, coordinates and regulates your organs and glands to produce your body chemistry at the right time and place, made in just the right quantity and quality.
5. The bones of the spine house and protect your very delicate life line; spinal cord and related nerve roots (extensions of your spinal cord that divide and re-divide to form a nerve system).
6. When one or more bones of the spine (vertebrae) lose their proper relationship with the adjacent vertebra, instead of protecting the nerve, they now interfere with the communication between the brain and all your chemical producing organs and glands, this situation is called a vertebral subluxation.
7. This results in a less than optimal production of your body chemistry.
8. This alteration in body chemistry results in a lessening of performance of all your bodily functions: i.e. adapting to the toxins in the environment, physical coordination at work and for sports, digesting and converting food into a new you, resisting and recovering from disease, maintaining emotional balance, handling stress, creating: music, art, literature, poetry & dance; learning, thinking clearly, concentrating & remembering, laughing, crying, communicating, loving, sleeping, conceiving and bearing children, making decisions, forgetting unpleasantness, enjoying a happy sex life….. everything you do and are. Your body MUST make chemicals in order for you to do all of these things.
9. The only job of an objective straight chiropractor is to locate these vertebral subluxations and to introduce a very gentle force so your body may make the correction. This correction will allow your brain to properly communicate, to control and regulate, your chemical producing organs and glands. When your body chemistry is in balance, and ONLY when your body chemistry is in balance, can your body function properly. And when your body functions properly it can perform the way it was designed to perform: at peak levels.
10. Objective straight chiropractic helps you to get the most out of life by removing a very negative factor that will, if left in place, rob you of the very talents, abilities capabilities and potentials that you have been blessed with through your genetic heritage. Objective straight chiropractic wants to see you be the best that you can be and get the most out of life.
Thanks to Tom Gregory and the Foundation for the Advancement of Chiropractic Education for permission to use this article.