The basic premise of Palmer’s Philosophy of Chiropractic is that life is intelligent. Additionally, the purpose of the body’s innate intelligence is to maintain the body in a state of health and well-being. The Palmer view of chiropractic is that the body is a dynamic, self-regulating and self-healing organism.
As such, Palmer validates its orientation and focus on health rather than an orientation based upon symptoms and disease. Central to the Palmer philosophy is the removal of impediments to health through the correction of subluxations, thus normalizing the nervous system and releasing the body’s optimal potential.