Chiropractic subluxation theory has integrated stress theory since the 1950s. In TICVLOG Episode 9: Stress and Subluxation, I go into a short history of stress and subluxation. Many of the leading subluxation theories from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, included subluxation theory. Some subluxation theorists even included linkages between Speranksy and other Russian neurophysiologists with Selye.
BIG IDEAS FROM THIS EPISODE
- D.D. Palmer’s first theories on Innate included how the bones respond to the stressors from the environment.
- R.O. Muller was the first chiropractor to introduce Selye’s stress syndrome into subluxation theory in 1955.
- Verner integrated Selye, Speransky, and the reflex subluxation models in the 1950s.
- Homewood proposed that chiropractors focused on the anatomy of stress (while Selye focused on the physiology of stress).
- Ward’s Stressology was the most comprehensive integration of stress theory with subluxation theory.
- Other subluxation models such as Toftness and Epstein integrated stress in important ways.
Resources for this Episode:
- To read D.D. Palmer’s first writings on Innate Intelligence please go here: D.D. on Innate (part 1) & D.D. on Innate (part 2)
- Simon Senzon’s blog post on Speranskian Subluxation Theory.
- Writings by R.J. Watkins.
- History of Ward’s Stressology.
- Simon Senzon’s recent article on D.D. Palmer’s Chiropractic Theory of Neuroskeleton.
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* Music written, arranged, and performed by Dan Mills, Mark Goodell, Adam Podd