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.
Stop Looking for an Exit—Instead, Look for Direction
Royal Principle #7 states: “The amount of intelligence for any given amount of matter is 100% and is always proportional to its requirements.”
Wow. This is principle number seven. The number seven means completeness, perfection, or bringing to an end. I am born into this world, my life in the womb complete. I exit my motherly home and enter a new world of light and dark, hot and cold. There are new smells, textures, and positions. The brain, spinal cord, and nerves are the first to form, and then the heart begins to beat.
This is an incarnate expression of the flow of Intelligence over and through us. I will grow and I become the one I was ordained to be. I am endowed and encoded with a life force that expresses the amount of Intelligence required by any given amount of my body (matter). It is always there, proportional to the needs of my body. I look for direction. I need to survive and be strong, though I am still dependent on others to survive. My brain and spinal nerves are also dependent on the proper function of my “third circulation” to survive.
Wow! Does the amazing design of our being get any better than this? And what is this so-called “third circulation”?
Three circulations take place in our body, the cardiovascular and lymphatic systems being the first and second. in 1927, Harvey Cushing first described the third circulation as the movement of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which he attributed to the rhythmic ebb and flow occurring between the cranium and spine. The movement of CSF results from oscillatory brain movement, which is synchronous with heart systole action. The systolic arterial pulse causes expansion of the brain, compressing the ventricles and thus pumping the CSF downward. At heart diastole, the decreased arterial blood volume causes the CSF to move upward, thus reversing CSF flow. This is a manifestation of Principle #7. CSF flow is an essential component for maintaining our existence.
Impaired CSF is associated with sacral subluxation as well as cranial and vertebral subluxations, primarily at the occiput C1, C2, and C3. The CSF circulates between the pia and arachnoid mater and bathes the brain and spinal cord. Following birth, structural tension in the cranium, cervical spine, and sacrum can negatively affect the movement of CSF in the brain, spinal cord, and spinal nerve tissue. In turn, this can result in a newborn feeling stressed and expressing it by crying, not latching onto the breast, not sleeping, always wanting to be held, and always preferring to lay in one position.
In many instances impairment of CSF flow occurs with the absence of symptomatology, yet it may have adverse systemic effects on the newborn’s health. Mechanical cranial and cord tension following birth, vertebral subluxation syndrome, reduced cranial rhythm in respiratory phases, and associated adrenal stress and/or fatigue can directly affect the newborn’s central nervous system.
Imagine just being born. In the birth process we are “crowned.” As the baby’s head crowns, the compression propagates the movement of the CSF. The Greek word stephanos means the “coveted victor’s crown.” The crown of health is bestowed and compressed upon each one of us at our birth. As we are born we cry, as if to say, “It is done. Here I am.” In the words of the ancients, “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed.”
Chiropractic evaluation of a newborn’s cranium and spine is vital for the expression of the life force over their bodies, ensuring greater life and health.
To learn more, search and you will find. Here are some resources to look into:
- Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics
- Wyss Family Clinic of Chiropractic, “Kids First: Pediatrics and Pregnancy Chiropractic” seminars
- Closed Head Injuries, Mental Illness, Dementia: Royal Lee—Sixty Years On, presented by Mark R. Anderson
- Koren Specific Technique, taught by Dr. Tedd Koren
Some things to think about:
- Are you excited to learn new concepts?
- Are living up to your fullest health potential so you can help children and adults restore themselves to their greatest health potential?
- Subluxations destroy health. Are you destroying subluxations?
“Oh, the powers of nature. She knows what we need, and the doctors know nothing.”
—Benvenuto Cellini, 1558