Dr. Dority on the 33 Royal Principles of Health:
#10. The Function of Force

Welcome to “The Royal Principles of Health,” written by Dr. Michael Dority and presented by Selene River Press. 
This fascinating series is based on the 33 principles of chiropractic identified by R.W. Stephenson, DC, PhC, in his 
1927 classic Chiropractic Textbook. Dr. Dority calls these the “Royal Principles of Health” and invites you to learn 
how these foundational tenets illustrate the forces of universal intelligence that guide and determine our existence.

Crybaby Pee Pants

Royal Principle #10 states: “The function of force is to unite intelligence and matter.”

Can you imagine a five-year old boy demonstrating Principle #10 above? After all, we are connected to our bodies through the nervous system protected and encased in our spines. As you read this article you will be able to relate to the idea that the function of Life Force is to unite Intelligence and Matter in your own body and life.

It all happened on the first day of kindergarten. I went to a country school half a mile from my home. In the whole school, which went up to the 8th grade, there were only 14 kids. I was the only one in kindergarten, so it was the first and last time in my life when I was the smartest kid in the class! I thought myself brave and cool, full of endunamao. This Greek word means a supernatural, strengthening, and internal deposit of power into the inner man. However, I would not leave my mom’s side and held on to her tightly on that first day of the rest of my life. She encouraged me to follow my two older brothers into the schoolhouse, and with great trepidation, I did.

Bravely into the school I went, only to meet face to face with the mean Miller boy, who was in the sixth grade and very tall. I don’t remember what he said to me on that day— he was always trying to make me cry—but do remember stopping in my tracks, paralyzed with fear. It was clear he was going to tease me about something…and then it happened. Everything seemed to go black. There was no sound. Eventually I heard the mean Miller boy laughing and pointing at my pants, exclaiming in his loud voice to all the other kids, “Look at little Mikey, he peed his pants.” I began to cry, and from that time on I was known in school as “crybaby pee pants.”

Emotions are powerful in our body. They function as a Force to unite our Intelligence with the Matter of all our cells. This creates our survival response. To say the least, my epignosis (Greek for inborn educated professional knowledge) was activated in my five-year old nervous system. My body was created with that expert knowledge. It was innately endowed with the effect that stress has upon my body and bladder. We are inborn with this ability, and we don’t need a PhD to understand this.

Experience is a great teacher, and this came to me with total understanding. Deep in my child’s brain I understood that my body’s basic functions were carefully controlled in order to maintain a stable internal environment, even should I run or fight in a stressful situation. My sympathetic nervous system would initiate a protective fight or flight response, causing my bladder to relax and void the urine to get rid of excess weight so I could run away faster. Because I was in survival mode, my body’s immune system was turned down, resulting in chronic ear infections and allergies to all sorts of things, especially while in school. I wanted to eat candy and cookies all of the time, giving me energy to run away from the mean Miller boy at recess. My amygdala, the part of the brain that assesses external and internal information for threat level and emotions, was also tied to the event. The stress and anxiety center of my brain took over and shut down my logical behavior and memory areas. I was “brain dead” to learning.

This is the response of the innate wisdom in the body that helped me survive. The down side was that in this state of fight or flight, learning my ABCs and 123s just did not connect. I now realize that I was steeped in a neuro-emotional complex. This is created in the brain’s limbic system, and it involves instinctive reactions to fear, anger, and general survival. This, in turn, signals the cortex, which allows us to feel emotions. A subjective adaptation syndrome formed in the human organism, it helps us respond to real or perceived threats to any aspect of survival. You can learn more about this at Dr. Scott Walker NET seminars.

Looking back at my own experience helped me understand how my hypothalamuic-pituitary-adrenal axis sent signals to stimulate my pituitary gland in order to secrete adrenocorticotrophic (ACTH). This triggers the adrenal glands to release the hormones epinephrine and cortisol, which prepares the body for fight or flight. It all works together to maintain a stable internal physiology that will keep the body ticking to survive stress. Wow!

The Force of my mental-emotional response could affect my bladder physiology (or Matter), and my five-year old Intelligence coordinated the appropriate physical response to my perceived stressful environment. That is just amazing! I was so proud of myself, that me, a little boy, conceived a total knowledge and understanding of the response of the human physiology to this stressor in my life.

From this experience I became a bedwetter, but only during the school year. It kept up for the next three years until the mean Miller boy graduated from 8th grade, and I graduated to no longer wetting the bed.

You can see how chronic stress or a pathological lifestyle (such as the mean Miller boy and my candy and cookies) can and will elicit an intelligent normal physiological reaction in the body. Imagine if my parents took me to the “pee” doctor, and all their tests and treatments created more stress and anxiety in my young body. Daniel Palmer stated three things affect the master control nervous system of our body: spinal subluxations, toxins, and emotional stressors. Kids have spines too—and they are stressed too! Kids literally live in their emotions, as we all do. From conception on, our life’s history is recorded and stored in our very own nervous system. How amazing we are. The choices we make today are based on our experiences of the past.

Strengthen and detoxify your urinary system with Standard Process nutrition:

For calming stress:


  • Eat a high protein breakfast before going to school.
  • Avoid foods that raise blood sugar as they can make you hyper and restless in school.
  • Find a NET doctor near you.

Some things to think about:

  1. Read and learn from An Endocrine Handbook by Henry R. Harrower, MD.
  2. Read and learn from The Neurodynamics of the Vertebral Subluxation by A.E. Homewood.
  3. Read and learn from Deadly Emotions by Don Colbert, MD.

“Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.”
—George Washington

Images from iStock/SbytovaMN (main), 7activestudio (post).

Dr. Michael Dority

DR. MICHAEL DORITY, now retired from his 44 years of chiropractic practice in Nebraska, credits his professional success to supporting the patient’s nervous system with whole foods, whole food supplements, and patient education. He has contributed to the health and well-being of many grateful families over the years. You can find Dr. Dority’s patient education posters here at Selene River Press.

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