I have seen many changes to the Chiropractic Profession in my 38+ years of clinical practice in Port Angeles, WA. Many of those changes have created improved clinical results. However, the most disturbing change I have witnessed within the profession is the trend toward
suppression of the founding principles of chiropractic. Done in an attempt to “fit-in” to a model originating from other elements of the health care system, it is a denial of what we are at our core. My perspective on this subject originated in my youth—from my first encounter with chiropractic at the age of 10. In the early 1960’s, my 85 year old chiropractor, Dr. Jennings, told me stories of his teacher, Dr. D.D. Palmer. He graduated from the first class at Palmer School of Chiropractic. Dr. Palmer taught that the body was smart enough to heal itself if not
obstructed by subluxation, poisoned from the outside or influenced by negative “auto-suggestion”.
Dr. Palmer taught that the body had in “intelligence”, which he named “Innate”, that is part of a great Universal Intelligence. This is a concept that I also came to believe; that we are all a piece of something greater than what is revealed by our human 3D experience. This idea is the very basis of chiropractic. The early background of my chiropractic exposure has influenced my entire career. Each working day for the past 38 years, I have pondered these concepts as they apply to each of my 400,000+ individual patient encounters.
What is the best way to honor the path of the Innate Intelligence for the health improvement of the person right in front of me?
The nutritional issues confronting modern America has been a recurring theme. Although Dr. Palmer acknowledged the problems of ingested poison, he probably never envisioned a world where everyone was consuming artificial food. Things like genetically modified organisms, pesticide and herbicide ladened vegetables, high fructose corn syrup, chemical vitamin supplements and trans fats did not exist in the early 20th Century.
In clinical practice, I lived the experience of having patient healing paralyzed by chemical poisoning from the artificial food they
routinely consumed. I have also witnessed dramatic health improvement when the diet is corrected or the proper organic whole food supplement is recommended. I have attended over a hundred nutrition-focused post-graduate classes, trying to compensate for the inadequate nutrition training I received in chiropractic school.
I found myself attracted to the nutrition classes that emphasized the power of the properly performed muscle-response test. The idea of matching a person’s nutritional program to their nervous system had a great deal of appeal to my Innate Intelligence-driven way of practicing chiropractic. Although I knew that each muscle testing system I tried had some flaws, I found the overall concept to have tremendous value. I continuously worked to increase my skill and reduce the flaws.
One of the flaws of muscle response testing was noted by Autumn Smith, a nutritional therapist who worked in my office. She stated that any muscle testing “conversation” with the nervous system should be at the cellular level. What type of nutritional intervention was needed to improve cellular regeneration? Immediately, it was clear to me that she was completely correct, since the cells make the tissues then the tissues constitute the organs.
Up until that point, all nutritional muscle-response testing had been a conversation with the organs, not the cells. Together, we developed a new type of testing aimed at conversing with the cells instead of the organs. The process required that we test within the
body’s energy resonance field.
Named for the process of morphinogenesis, identified in the early 20th Century, we called our new testing procedure Morphogenic
Field Technique or MFT.
I have been teaching our breakthrough technique throughout the United States since 2009. We were contacted by then-chiropractic student Cory St. Denis, DCTree Co-Founder and Creative Director, about teaching an MFT class for the DCTree in St. Louis in early 2014. I was very excited to participate in this inaugural DCT event when I learned of his vision for all chiropractic students, the future of our profession.
The DCTree team desired to create a social network to expose chiropractic students to Innate-based healing. This idea immediately struck a chord in me. Cory expressed his concern that chiropractic students are not being exposed to effective clinical healing procedures that featured Innate-based analysis. He correctly believed that knowledge of the existence of these procedures was being suppressed by the chiropractic teaching institutions.
Cory was wishing to push-back against an environment which did not allowing for a free-flow of information about the best ways to create health improvement in patients. As a former chiropractic student, I found it easy to relate to his frustration. I remember having the same feeling when I was a student 40 years ago.
I am proud and pleased that The DCTree reached out to partner with MFT as the nutrition-leg of their Innate-based package of
techniques, along with Koren Specific Technique, Neuroinfiniti/Neurologically Based Chiropractic, Poter Vision, and The Masters Circle. Thank you Cory and the DCTree team, for all you are doing to bring chiropractic back to its roots!!