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Chiropractic Quotes

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest the patient in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” -Thomas Edison

“The person who takes medicine must recover twice, once from the disease and once from the medicine.” -William Osler, MD

“Regardless of how much money is raised to fight disease, any disease, the war will never be won attacking an enemy that doesn’t exist.”

“The bitter taste of poor quality lingers long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.” -Author Unknown

“The master of your body did not run off and leave you masterless.” -B.J. Palmer

“Let your food be your medicine and your medicine your food.” -Hippocrates

“Look well to the spine for the cause of disease.” -Hippocrates

“If I have learned anything in long years of introspection, it is that life requires a price if you want to be as fully alive as you can be. You need courage to pursue the truth of your life and yourself.” -Eda J. LeShan

“If you keep postponing a decision, your indecision becomes your only decision.” -Unknown

“98% of the atoms in your body were not there a year ago.” -Deepak Chopra M.D.

“The nervous system holds the key to the body’s incredible potential to heal itself.” -Sir Jay Holder, M.D., D.C., Ph.D., of Miami, Florida

“The spine as a whole operates as a functional unit. Each vertabra can affect its neighbor and one portion of the spine may affect or damage other areas of the body.” -Don Davis, D.C., of Hayward, California

“Chiropractic embraces the science of life, the knowledge of how organisms act in health and disease, and also the art of adjusting the neuroskeleton.” -Daniel David Palmer, founder of modern chiropractic

“When someone takes a fall and ends up with a misalignment of the lower spine, typically he or she will just ignore it after a few days, when the pain has gone away. Then the person finds out years later that the hip has been deteriorating more rapidly than it should have been.” -Robert Blaich, D.C., of Los Angeles

“People can see the premature wear and tear on their car’s tires that occurs if the wheels are misaligned, yet the same holds true for the human body if the spine is misaligned.” -Robert Blaich, D.C., of Los Angeles

“It is essential for a person to have the spine aligned on a regular basis, just as the person would go to a dentist to have his or her teeth cleaned to prevent disease. This keeps the spine from subluxation and is the best preventative measure the person can take against disease.” -Sir Jay Holder, M.D., D.C., Ph.D., of Miami, Florida

“Bodybuilders and fitness people have been using, very extensively, chiropractors in order to stay healthy and fit. Whenever I had a little problem with my body, I always ran to one of my dear friends [Franco Columbo,D.C.], he was always right there with the adjustments. This is how I found out the best way of going, is to use chiropractors, not only after injuries , but also before injury.” -Arnold Schwarzenegger-former actor and governor of California

“I’ve been going to chiropractors for as long as I can remember. It’s as important to my training as practicing my swing.” -Tiger Woods

“I have to have an adjustment before I go into the ring. I do believe in chiropractic. I found that going to a chiropractor three times a week helps my performance. The majority of boxers go to get that edge.” -Evander Holyfield

Lance said that he could not have won without his chiropractor’s help. “I am just coming into my best years. This year I did new things; stretching and abdominal work.” -Lance Armstrong-7 time Tour de France winner, The greatest cyclist in American history.

“I got a chiropractor to come along to the [Patriot] shoot, because they can actually stick you back together within 15 minutes. He spent a week and worked on the entire crew. All the stunt guys were like, ‘Oh, fix my disc.’ The guy’s amazing. “ -Mel Gibson

“Chiropractic makes me feel a few inches taller each time I come out.” -Christie Brinkley

Parra has said he helps keep his body at its peak performance by receiving regular chiropractic care. “I’ve always been a proponent of chiropractic care. The problem doesn’t get fixed until I go to a doctor of chiropractic.” -Derek Parra, 2002 Olympic Gold Medalist and World Record Holder, men’s 1500 meters

“I probably wouldn’t even be here now if it weren’t for chiropractic.” -Merle Haggard-country singer

“When a problem occurs… I want to see about getting it taken care of, and chiropractic helps.” -Vikki Carr-singer

Other quotes that we like…

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” -Thomas Edison

“The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.” -Voltaire

“You already have the precious mixture that will make you well. Use it.” -Rumi

“You can not solve problems with the same level of thinking that existed when the problems were created.” -Albert Einstein

“Dwell as near as possible to the channel in which your life flows” -Henry David Thoreau

General Quotes:

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” -Thomas Edison, Inventor

“Most over-the-counter and almost all prescribed drug treatments merely mask symptoms or control health problems or in some way alter the way organs or systems such as the circulatory system work. Drugs almost never deal with the reasons why these problems exist, while they frequently create new health problems as side effects of their activities.” -John R. Lee, M.D.

“It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.” -Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.)

“Even if conventional medicine tells you that your condition is incurable or that your only option is to live a life dependent on drugs with troublesome side effects, there is hope for improviing or reversing your condition.” -Leon Chaitow, N.D., D.O.

“The treatments themselves do not ‘cure’ the condition, they simply restore the body’s self-healing ability.” -Leon Chaitow, N.D., D.O.

“The highest ideal of cure is the speedy, gentle, and enduring restoration of health by the most trustworthy and least harmful way.” -Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1844), Founder of Homeopathy

“Man is ill because he is never still.” -Paracelsus

“I believe that you can, by taking some simple and inexpensive measures, extend your life and your years of well-being. My most important recommendation is that you take vitamins every day in optimun amounts, to supplement the vitamins you receive in your food.” -Linus Pauling, Ph.D., Two-time Nobel Prize Laureate

“A man may esteem himself happy when that which is his food is also his medicine.” -Henry David Thoreau

“Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.” -Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.)

“When health is absent Wisdom cannot reveal itself, Art cannot become manifest, Strength cannot be exerted, Wealth is useless and Reason is powerless.” -Herophilies, 300 B.C.

“Health is the proper relationship between microcosm, which is man, and the macrocosm, which is the universe. Disease is a disruption of this relationship.” -Dr. YesheDonden, physician to the Dalai Lama

“The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease.” -Voltaire

“The greatest discovery of any generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering the attitudes of their minds.” -Albert Schweitzer

“The next major advance in the health of the American people will be determined by what the individual is willing to do for himself.” -John Knowles, Former President of the Rockefeller Foundation

“No Illness which can be treated by the diet should be treated by any other means.” -Moses Maimonides (1135-1204)

“The art of healing comes from nature and not from the physician. Therefore, the physician must start from nature with an open mind.” -Paracelsus

“A wise man ought to realize that health is his most valuable possession.” -Hippocrates

“Medicine is a collection of uncertain prescriptions, the results of which taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind. Water, air and cleanliness are the chief articles in my pharmacopeia.” -Napoleon Bonaparte

“Oh, the powers of nature! She knows what we need, and the doctors know nothing.” -Benvenuto Cellini

“The competent physician, before he attempts to give medicine to tepatient, makeshimself acquainted not only with the disease, but also with the habits and constitution of the sick man.” -Cicero

“Don’t ask the doctor, ask the patient.” -Yiddish proverb

“He’s the best physician who know the worthlessness of most medicines.” -Benjamin Franklin “Only freedom from prejudice and tireless zeal avail for the most holy of the endeavours of mankind, the practice of the true art of healing.” -Samuel Hahnemann, Founder of Homeopathy (1755-1843)

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame (spine), in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” -Thomas Edison

“Have you more faith in a spoonful of medicine than in the power that animates the living world?” -BJ Palmer

“Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered (subluxation) and let it defend itself, it will do more than if you paralyze it by encumbering it with remedies.” -Leo Tolstoy

“A healthy body is the guest-chamber of the soul; a sick, its prison.” -Francis Bacon

“When a man is ill his very goodness is sickly.” -Friedrich Nietzsche

“It is most necessary to know the nature of the spine. One or more vertebrae may or may not go out of place very much and if they do, they are likely to produce serious complications and even death, if not properly adjusted. Many diseases are related to the spine.” -Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine

“The nervous system controls and coordinates all of the organs and structures of the human body.” -Grays Anatomy, pg 4

“Many internal diseases are cured by the spinal adjustment alone. Leaving the adjustment (Chiropractic) out of the treatment plan invites failure.” -Felix Mann MD, Paul Nagler MD, KungoMagayama MD

“The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease.” -Voltaire

“A wise man ought to realize that health is his most valuable possession.” -Hippocrates

“Bodybuilders and fitness people have been using, very extensively, chiropractors in order to stay healthy and fit. Whenever I had a little problem with my body, I always ran to one of my dear friends [Franco Columbo,D.C.], he was always right there with the adjustments. This is how I found out the best way of going, is to use chiropractors, not only after injuries , but also before injury.” -Arnold Schwarzenegger-former actor and governor of California

“I’ve been going to chiropractors for as long as I can remember. It’s as important to my training as practicing my swing.” -Tiger Woods

“I got a chiropractor to come along to the [Patriot] shoot, because they can actually stick you back together within 15 minutes. He spent a week and worked on the entire crew. All the stunt guys were like, ‘Oh, fix my disc.’ The guy’s amazing. “ -Mel Gibson

“The spine is the lifeline. A lot of people should go to a chiropractor but they don’t know it.” -Jack LaLanne

“Regular chiropractic adjustments go hand-in-hand with good health.” -Peter Fonda

“I rely on regular chiropractic care to keep in shape for my strenuous type of acting and singing.” -Liza Minelli

“I didn’t know how much I could improve until I started seeing a chiropractor. Since I’ve been in chiropractic, I’ve improved by leaps and bounds, both mentally and physically.” -Gerald Wilkins, NBA player 1985-1999

The following are a series of quotes from chiropractic founder Dr. D.D. Palmer. Although these quotes were stated 100 years ago or more, they are still true to this day. I thought you would enjoy reading these in an effort to understand it just exactly how chiropractic principle is applied through the chiropractic adjustments:

– I claimed to be the first person to adjust a vertebra by hand, using the spinous and transverse processes and levers. I developed the art known as adjusting, and formulated the science of chiropractic, and developed its philosophy. Dr. D.D. Palmer

– Life is the expression of tone. In that sentence is the basic principle of Chiropractic.

– I feel it my bounden duty to not only replace displaced bones, but also teach others, so that the physical and spiritual may enjoy health, happiness and the full fruition of our earthly lives.Dr. D.D. Palmer

– The basic principle, and the principles of chiropractic which have been developed from it are not new. They are as old as the vertebrae… I am not the first person to replace subluxated vertebra, for this art has been practiced for thousands of years. Dr. D.D. Palmer

– Reverend Samuel H. Weed, at my request selected two Greek words, ‘cheir’ and ‘praktikos’, meaning when combined, “done by hand.” From which I coined the word, ‘CHIROPRACTIC.’ Dr. D.D. Palmer

– I desired to know why one person was ailing and his associate, eating at the same table, working in the same shop, at the same bench was not. Why? What difference was there in these two persons that caused one to have various diseases, while his partner escaped? Dr. D.D. Palmer

– To be specific, is to exhibit a knowledge of the principles and art of adjusting; a comprehension of facts so systematized that they are available for the relief of disease. Dr. D.D. Palmer

– Chiropractors correct abnormalities of the intellect as well as those of the body. Dr. D.D. Palmer

– Many patients imagine that they have tried everything. True, they have used many remedies, but they have never had the cause of their infirmity adjusted. Dr. D.D. Palmer

– That which I named ‘innate’ is a segment of that intelligence which fills the universe. Dr. D.D. Palmer

– Life is but the expression of spirit through matter. To make life manifest requires the union of spirit and body. Dr. D.D. Palmer

– Innate is a segment of the All-Wise; Educated is an offspring of innate, a servant for its lifetime only. Educated continues with and lasts as long as life exists; Innate is eternal, always was and always will be. Dr. D.D. Palmer

– Disease is a disturbed condition, not a thing or entity. Dr. D.D. Palmer

– Disease is the abnormal performance of certain functions; the abnormal activity has its causes. Dr. D.D. Palmer

– The philosophy of chiropractic is founded upon the knowledge of the manner in which a vital functions are performed by innate in health and disease. When the controlling intelligence is able to transmit mental impulses to all parts of the body, free and unobstructed, we have normal action which is health. Dr. D.D. Palmer

– Innate directs its vital energy through the nervous system to specialize the coordination and sensation and volition through the cumulative and vegetative functions. Dr. D.D. Palmer

– Displacement of any part of the skeletal frame may press against nerves, which are the channels of communication, intensifying or decreasing their carrying capacity, creating either too much or not enough functionating, an aberration known as disease. The nature of the affection depends upon the shape of the bone, the amount of pressure, age of patient, character of nerves impinged upon and the individual makeup. Dr. D.D. Palmer

– Pressure on nerves causes irriatation and tension with deranged functions as a result. Why not release the pressure? Why not adjust the cause instead of treating the effects? Why not? Dr. D.D. Palmer

– Do not forget that chiropractors did not treat diseases. They adjust causes, whether acquired, spontaneous, or the result of accident. Dr. D.D. Palmer

– Drugs are delusive; they do not adjust anything. Dr. D.D. Palmer

– Compulsory vaccination is an outrage and a gross interference with the liberty of the people in a land of freedom. Dr. D.D. Palmer

– Chiropractic is a science just so far as it is specific. Dr. D.D. Palmer

– The only failure one man should fear, is the failure to do his best. Dr. D.D. Palmer

Chiropratic

“The nervous system holds the key to the body’s incredible potential to heal itself.” -Sir Jay Holder, M.D., D.C., Ph.D., of Miami, Florida

“The spine as a whole operates as a functional unit. Each vertabra can affect its neighbor and one portion of the spine may affect or damage other areas of the body.” -Don Davis, D.C., of Hayward, California

“Chiropractic embraces the science of life, the knowledge of how organisms act in health and disease, and also the art of adjusting the neuroskeleton.” -Daniel David Palmer, founder of modern chiropractic

“When someone takes a fall and ends up with a misalignment of the lower spine, typically he or she will just ignore it after a few days, when the pain has gone away. Then the person finds out years later that the hip has been deteriorating more rapidly than it should have been.” -Robert Blaich, D.C., of Los Angeles

“People can see the premature wear and tear on their car’s tires that occurs if the wheels are misaligned, yet the same holds true for the human body if the spine is misaligned.” -Robert Blaich, D.C., of Los Angeles

“It is essential for a person to have the spine aligned on a regular basis, just as the person would go to a dentist to have his or her teeth cleaned to prevent disease. This keeps the spine from subluxation and is the best preventative measure the person can take against disease.” -Sir Jay Holder, M.D., D.C., Ph.D., of Miami, Florida

“If a woman is pregnant her needs are increased, because the nervous system of a woman directs the creation of the fetus and the embryo to begin with. When a woman receives adjustments during her pregnancy, there is also better delivery, less back pain, healthier children, and less chance of a miscarriage” -Sir Jay Holder, M.D., D.C., Ph.D., of Miami, Floida

“By keeping the body as subluxaton-free as possible through chiropractic adjustments and living a sensible, wellness-oriented lifestyle, we can significantly enhance the body’s natural restorative powers.” -Terry A. Rondberg, D.C., President of the World Chiropractic Alliance

“It’s very exciting. One day, hopefully, you’ll have sixty-five thousand chiropractors trained to deal with the problem of addiction. This is a major chance for chiropractic to step foward and play a leading role in meeting one of the most serious problems facing our country.” -Sir Jay Holder, M.D., D.C., Ph.D., of Miami, Florida

“By removing subluxations that interfere with the normal functioning of the nervous system, a person in a drug treatment center is more likely to complete his or her term of stay because the person now can meet the needs of all the other modalities that are offered as treatment. We have less people with drug detox or withdrawal symptoms. Their physical complaints are almost eliminated and they can now concentrate on dealing with their addiction.” -Sir Jay Holder, M.D., D.C., Ph.D., of Miami, Florida

“Chiropractic patients were three times more satisfied with their care than patients of family practice physicians.” -Western Journal of Medicine, 1989

“Patient Evaluations of Low-Back Pain Care.” “Chiropractors are now accepted as a legitimate healing profession by the public and by an increasing number of physicians.” -The Manga Report, 1993

“Chiropractic is a growing component of the health care sector, and it is widely used by the population.” -The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, and Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, January, 1992

“Mandated Health Insurance Coverage for Chiropractic Treatment: An Economic Assessment, with Implications for the Commonwealth of Virginia.” “…for the management of low-back pain, chiropractic care is the most effective treatment, and it should be fully integrated into the government’s health care system.” -The Manga Report, 1993

“Chiropractic treatment was more effective than hospital outpatient management, mainly for patients with chronic or severe back pain.” -British Medical Journal, 1990. British Medical Research Council Study. “…spinal manipulation applied by chiropractors is shown to be more effective than alternative treatments for low-back pain.” -The Manga Report, 1993

“…injured workers…diagnosed with low-back pain returned to work much sooner when treated by chiropractors than by physicians.” -The Manga Report, 1993

“Two and three years after patients with back pain were treatd by chiropractors, they experienced far less pain than those who werer treated by medical doctors.” -British Medical Journal, 1990

“Low Back Pain of Mechanical Origin: Randomized Comparison of Chiropractic and Hospital Outpatient Treatment.” “…one of the unexpected findings…looks as though the treatment that the chiropractors give does something that results in a very long-term benefit.” -T.W. Meade, M.D., CBC Radio

“M.D.s now categorize chiropractic manipulation with the highest rating: Generally accepted, well-established and widely used.” -Spine, 1991. North American Spine Society

“A majority of family physicians (in Washington) admitted having encouraged patients to see a chiropractor, and two-thirds indicated a desire to learn more about what chiropractors do.” -The Journal of Family Practice, 1992

“Family Physicians and Chiropractors: What’s Best for the Patient?” “Our trial showed that chiropractic is a very effective treatment, more effective than conventional hospital outpatient treatment for low-back pain…particularly in patients…who have severe problems.” -T.W. Meade, M.D.

“Manipulative medicine is no longer a taboo topic.” -Norton Hadler, M.D., professor of rheumatology, University of North Carolina Medical School at Chapel Hill, Time Magazine, 1991.

“Ten years ago if you practiced manipulation…you couldn’t get published and were never invited to meetings. Now I can’t keep up with the invitations.” -Neurologist Scott Haldeman, M.D., D.C., New York Times, 1991.

“Most over-the-counter and almost all prescribed drug treatments merely mask symptoms or control health problems or in some way alter the way organs or systems such as the circulatory system work. Drugs almost never deal with the reasons why these problems exist, while they frequently create new health problems as side effects of their activities.” -John R. Lee, M.D.

“It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.” -Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.)

“Even if conventional medicine tells you that your condition is incurable or that your only option is to live a life dependent on drugs with troublesome side effects, there is hope for improviing or reversing your condition.” -Leon Chaitow, N.D., D.O.

“The treatments themselves do not ‘cure’ the condition, they simply restore the body’s self-healing ability.” -Leon Chaitow, N.D., D.O.

“The highest ideal of cure is the speedy, gentle, and enduring restoration of health by the most trustworthy and least harmful way.” -Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1844), Founder of Homeopathy

“I believe that you can, by taking some simple and inexpensive measures, extend your life and your years of well-being. My most important recommendation is that you take vitamins every day in optimun amounts, to supplement the vitamins you receive in your food.” -Linus Pauling, Ph.D., Two-time Nobel Prize Laureate

“A man may esteem himself happy when that which is his food is also his medicine.” -Henry David Thoreau

“Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.” -Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.)

“When health is absent Wisdom cannot reveal itself, Art cannot become manifest, Strength cannot be exerted, Wealth is useless and Reason is powerless.” -Herophilies, 300 B.C.

“Health is the proper relationship between microcosm, which is man, and the macrocosm, which is the universe. Disease is a disruption of this relationship.” -Dr. YesheDonden, physician to the Dalai Lama

“The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease.” -Voltaire

“The greatest discovery of any generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering the attitudes of their minds.” -Albert Schweitzer

“The next major advance in the health of the American people will be determined by what the individual is willing to do for himself.” -John Knowles, Former President of the Rockefeller Foundation

– There is a vast difference between treating effects and adjusting the cause. Dr. D.D. Palmer

– Chiropractic is founded upon different principles than those of medicine. Dr. D.D. Palmer

– I laid the foundation and built thereon, the science of CHIROPRACTIC. Dr. D.D. Palmer

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