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Why Adjustments Don’t Heal You, and Random but Relevant Thoughts 

 June 25, 2012

By  Dr. Tripp Stover, D.C.

Mechanicsville Virginia Chiropractor — Just a couple of points that didn’t really amount to enough for one blog post, but when put end to end… viola, an entire blog post.  I’ll call these “Random but Relevant Thoughts”

Re-Creating Yourself One Cell at a Time 

The Sixth Principle in Chiropractic (of which there are 33) states there is no process which does not require time, including the healing process.  BJ Palmer (the developer of Chiropractic) believed that with time and clarity in the nerve system, the body could heal itself in just about any situation.

A sick cell is replaced by a healthy one – healthy cells become healthy tissues – healthy tissues become healthy organs – healthy organs make a healthy human being.  The conversion from sickness to wellness is an innate process that can only be performed by the doctor within you, via a well toned nerve system.

Healing is therefore a process of RE-creating yourself, one cell at a time, over a period of time.  The God given, innate healing potential in our body is more than capable of converting you from sickness to wellness.  All it needs is a clear pathway and enough sand in the hour glass to accomplish it.

Why Don’t Adjustments Heal You?

 If you were the unfortunate recipient of a nasty cut, you know what it’s like to get stitches.  With a little local anesthetic and some skilled suturing, your cut looks much cleaner.  After a few days when the stitches come out, you barely notice there was even a wound.  So did the stitches do the healing?

Stitches and Chiropractic Adjustments have one thing in common… they can’t heal you.  Sure, both may be necessary after an injury.  But both can only create a cleaner environment for the healing to take place. Stitches align skin to seal a wound, adjustments align vertebrae to ease nerve pressure – but it’s the healing power of Life inside you that completes the job.

The next time you come in for an adjustment to instantly fix your headache, your sciatica or your sleeping problems, understand it isn’t the adjustment that produces the result.  It simply creates an environment more conducive for healing.  The doctor inside you is the one who deserves credit for the work.  So pat yourself on the back!

Stover Chiropractic, P.C.

Real. Simple. Healthcare.


Dr. Tripp Stover, D.C.


Dr. Stover grew up in Richmond. He has been married to his wife Andrea since 2000 and they make their home in Mechanicsville with their children, Avery and Garnett.

Dr. Tripp Stover, D.C.

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