B.J. Palmer’s introduction of HIO and his fourteen years of research in the B.J. Palmer Research Clinic had the greatest impact on his philosophy at this time. Other philosophers of chiropractic will be added in the future. Palmer’s holistic approach to the organism’s healing and his deep insights into the nervous system and its relation to the body as an energy system punctuate his philosophical writings during this wave.
- For a deep look at how Palmer’s worldview evolved, please take the courses and read:
B.J. Palmer: An Integral Biography.
- The Association for the History of Chiropractic has given permission for us to reproduce Simon Senzon’s History of the Mental Impulse.
- The article, Chiropractic and Energy Medicine: A Shared History explores Palmer’s writings from this period along with an analysis of several of his references from this time period:
- To learn more about autopoiesis as an important framework to more fully understand the philosophy of chiropractic, please read the following articles by Dr. Senzon:
- Constructing a Philosophy of Chiropractic: An Integral map of the territory.
- What is Life?
- Causation and Health Related Quality of Life Expression based on the Vertebral Subluxation Model, the Philosophy of Chiropractic, and the New Biology.
- A recent article on the history of rehabilitation in chiropractic is excellent:
Young, L. A History of Rehabilitation in the Chiropractic Profession. *Reprinted by permission of the Association for Chiropractic History.
- To learn more about the Rehabilitation Lab, please follow this link.