The Buxton Technological Course in Painless Chiropractic
A. G. A. Buxton, D.C.
1926

CHAPTER II
GREATNESS IN SIMPLICITY

 

    THE great things in discovery or invention when put to practical use are found to be the simple and common things about us.  The only requisite necessary to locate them was the eye of genius to observe what others failed to see.  They may have even seen and lacked the power of coordination to put their idea into formula and shape for presentation, or it may have been because of indolency with which so man of the human race are afflicted.  The psychic-processes are instruments possessed by every human being with which to conceive the concrete and abstract principles related to mental, physical, and spiritual existence.  The neglect or improper use of these psychological powers will make one an incompetent and negative quantity in the activities of human affairs.

    Nearly thirty years ago a great discovery was made in the cure of human ills by a Magnetic Healer.  It was the discovery of chiropractic-a method of locating the cause of disease by impinged nerves at subluxated segments in the spinal column.  No sooner had its virtues become a fact in the mind of the discoverer than newspapers and practitioners heralded the good news to all parts of the world, and students crowded the halls of the college of a new and wonderful science at Davenport, Iowa.

    Today there are nearly thirty-five thousand Chiropractic Doctors in the field and thousands upon thousands of people have been saved from death by these workmen whose simple remedy is to be found only in their hands scientifically applied to the adjustment of subluxated vertebrae.  However, is it not strange that chiropractic adjusting should have continued for nearly thirty years without discovering the cause of so much pain realized when an adjustment is given?  This is now being rapidly overcome by a more advanced chiropractic and while giving all praise to the founder of chiropractic, we are happy to note its greater development in later years.

    We now find that our physical framework is so constructed, that if we but follow its natural and simple configuration and apply our science accordingly, adjustments are not only made easily and without pain, but we are able to bring about results with a speed and accuracy that astonish our severest critic or sophisticated questioner.

    The laymanís definition of chiropractic has been, as he puts it, ďA backbreaking job,Ē and while this may not be altogether true, nevertheless the old methods of correcting subluxated spinal segmentation, least inclined to sympathize, and probably, in part, corroborate the statement.

    Spondylarthritis has bee the result of many severe adjustments, and malpractice litigation has in many cases followed.

    A careful study of the vertebrarium and the cartilaginous construction about the segments will prove to the student that these seemingly complicated spondyle are very simple in their arrangement and if moved in accordance with their natural operation, will submit very readily to a simple thrust, or adjustment and spondylagia will not result from the operator making the segmentary correction.

    Therefore, if the mechanism upon which we are working is simple in its own action, why not the Chiropractor in making correction of mal-aligned vertebrae operate in conjunction therewith, and thus alleviate the severity of a hard thrust and obtain results much quicker an in a more pleasant way.  Every vertebra has a little movement of its own and will move to correction with but little effort by the Adjuster, if the teaching of The Buxton Technological Course is properly applied, in which Greatness is Simplicity and Simplicity becomes Great.