Innate Intelligence

Innate Intelligence is a chiropractic term to describe the organizing properties of living things. It was originally coined by Daniel David Palmer, the founder of chiropractic. This vitalistic concept states that all life contains Innate (inborn) Intelligence and that this force is responsible for the organization, maintenance and healing of the body. Philosophically, chiropractors believe that they remove the interference to the nervous system (by way of a spinal adjustment) and that when the spine is in correct alignment, Innate Intelligence can act, by way of the nervous system, to heal disease within the body. The term is intimately connected with the term Universal Intelligence.

It was presented by early chiropractic leaders as a part of chiropractic philosophy, that life is a triune of intelligence, force, and matter. Modern chiropractors study these principles in college and these ideas are seen as historical references to early chiropractic philosophy and science. Chiropractors — in common with all other healthcare professionals — recognize that the body has intrinsic healing abilities. Describing this healing ability as an "Innate Intelligence" is unique to chiropractic. Because of this early metaphysical construct, the terminology of Innate Intelligence is considered potentially detrimental to the profession's development and reputation as it seeks acceptance in the greater scientific community.

Read more about Innate Intelligence:  History, Different Interpretations, Current Usage

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... that a vertebral subluxation interferes with the body's innate intelligence, a vitalistic notion ridiculed by the scientific and healthcare communities ... want to separate themselves from the traditional vitalistic concept of innate intelligence ... It has two main groups "straights", now the minority, emphasize vitalism, innate intelligence and spinal adjustments, and consider vertebral subluxations to be ...
Innate Intelligence - Current Usage
... The term "Innate Intelligence" (sometimes abbreviated "II") is still used by certain chiropractors ... begins with the principle that the human organism has an innate power to maintain its own health" and includes "This unique health care approach views ... It is this marvelous, innate(inborn), purposeful nature which is the predominant, practical reality behind the mechanisms of homeostasis." ...
Chiropractic Controversy And Criticism - Efficacy
... X-rays can reveal neither the subluxations nor the innate intelligence associated with chiropractic philosophy, because they do not exist ... Lon Morgan, DC, a reform chiropractor, expressed his view of Innate Intelligence this way "Innate Intelligence clearly has its origins in borrowed mystical and occult practices of a ... The chiropractic concept of Innate Intelligence is an anachronistic holdover from a time when insufficient scientific understanding existed to explain human physiological processes ...
Universal Intelligence - Use in Chiropractic Philosophy
... The term "Universal Intelligence" is used as a starting point in chiropractic philosophy ... In order to establish the existence of a Universal Intelligence, inductive reasoning is used, while the rest of chiropractic philosophy is deductive in nature ... This concept is based upon the idea that organization bespeaks an intelligence, and thus, the order and organization of atoms, which are universal, bespeaks an ...

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