Dr. Peterson believes that it is important to understand that the way the body works does not change to suit a current philosophy of a diseases cause and effect. Neurology, physiology and anatomy in the human body do not change. They have meaning and cannot be ignored, separated, or changed to suit a particular philosophy or latest popular meme. By understanding the normal neurology, physiology and anatomy, dysfunction can be recognized. By recognizing the dysfunction, you will understand the effect. Each rationalizes into a procedure that we hope will eliminate the cause of disease and alters the effect back to normal health.
Tenets of Health
Dr. Peterson recognizes several reoccurring truths occurring in the disease or injury of the human body. The result of this was the development of the Working Laws of Health.
- No single part can be understood except in relation to the whole.
- No part of the body can be isolated from its relationship to the other parts of the body.
- No part can exist only in & of itself.
- After the primary lesion, everything the body does is defensive in nature.
- The defensive measure continues until the primary lesion is corrected.
- Direct all of the patients healing energies into correcting the primary distortion as determined by indicators.
- That correction will restore ninety percent of all minor distortions.
Movement is Life and Life is Movement.
- The body is alive so it is moving totally and continuously.
- This movement is synchronized from one part to another.
- When a part loses its synchronization and reciprocation, it continues to move but that movement is inappropriate to the state of the rest of the body.
- The only factor in the creation of force is resistance.
Or as previously written
1 Corinthians 12:14–26 14 For the body does not consist of one member but of many. 15 If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? 18 But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. 19 If all were a single member, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, yet one body. 21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” 22 On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, 24 which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, 25 that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. 26 If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, pall rejoice together.
Natural Healing Momentum
The human body always moves towards the restoration of optimum health. The truest course of treatment is to facilitate the natural healing momentum in the direction it is moving.
- The highest form of treatment empowers the individual toward self-healing.
- The lesser form treats the patients worries.
- The lowest form addresses the patient’s symptomatology.
Philosophy on Healing
After healing a man of leprosy (Mark 1:41-42), “Jesus sent him away at once with a strong warning: ’see that you don’t tell this to anyone…'” (Mark 1:43-44). To our way of thinking, it would seem that Jesus would want everyone to know about the miracle.
Why Did Jesus Command People Not To Tell Others?
Christ, told him to be obedient to the law of the land — to go at once to the priest, and not to make delay by stopping to converse about his being healed. It was also possible that, if he did not go at once, evil-minded men would go before him and prejudice the priest and prevent his declaring the healing to be true because it was done by Jesus. It was of further importance that the priest should pronounce it to be a genuine cure, that there might be no prejudice among the Jews against its being a real miracle.
People want to see you better. But Never Better than they are.
If a person goes to their diagnosis support group to let them know their symptoms are gone. It is very likely that sickness-minded people will post negative comments and prejudice the other members and prevent them from declaring the resolution of symptoms to be true because it was not done by the peer-groups preferred treatment. See Diagnosis Real or Fad?
Just When I Thought I Was Out, They Pull Me Back In!
Not only will there be negative comments. They will use negative peer pressure to convince you it never happened. Don’t you know, this condition is incurable. There is no cure for an erroneous diagnosis. They believe they cannot escape and neither can you. I have seen this occur over and over. People want to shout out how good they feel, only to be beaten down by their peer group “friends”.
Whatever you perceive and believe. You will achieve.
Focus on living your life with out the symptoms.
People will focus on the how this was achieved. But they have their own set of circumstances in their body causing the ubiquitous symptoms. Granted a 5% of them will have success in doing what you did. But the majority have different metabolic, and physiologic dysfunction that needs to be addressed according to their needs.
- My Symptoms are gone? Shut your mouth.
- I’m going to buy a house! Shut your mouth.
- I’m going to buy a car! Shut your mouth.
- I’m getting married! Shut your mouth.
- I’m going to travel! Shut your mouth.
- I’m going to do courses or university! Shut your mouth.
- I was promoted on the job! Shut your mouth.
- I’m feeling better? Shut your mouth.
99 % of the time that our dreams are not conducted for the sake of telling others. We were wrong in sharing our projects with people who claim to be “friends”. The green eyed envy is worse than the magic of living our dreams. Keep your mouth shut and trust in “God” that everything will happen at the right time and in the right time! And never forget…
The majority of your "friends", want to see you well. But never better than them. Just to let you know.
Symptom Based Treatment
- Symptoms can be important but ubiquitous symptoms can be misleading.
- Symptoms are generally not good indicators of how to treat a patient.
- Symptoms often give indication as to how well the treatment is progressing.
Window of Treatment Opportunity
The window of treatment opportunity is accessed through stimulation of the natural healing momentum in the direction it is already moving. The body will readily accept the treatment with the least amount of disruption. The treatment is synergistic with the repair process the body chooses to do at the time the treatment is given.
Meet Dr. Peterson
Dave is Functional Medicine and Splanchnology practitioner and author. Dr. Dave believes 85% of musculoskeletal pain and symptoms are referred from distressed organs. The body is allowed to have more than one distressed organ as the organs work in concert to maintain health. Not from some yet to be determined diagnosis.
His philosophy is based upon the Tenets of Health and the body’s Natural Healing Momentum. These Tenets of Health serve as a filtering prism through which patients are triaged. The question is asked, “In order for this symptom to occur, what must be happening in their body.” Then regardless of the answer, the question is repeated, “In order for this to occur in the body, what must be happening in their body.” as many times as needed.
Function/Dysfunction takes priority over naming a Diagnosis. Your health is more important that calling out a Diagnosis in three symptoms or less. Especially with all the ubiquitous symptoms constantly being added to Fake-Fad Diagnosis du jours promoted by Professional and Social Media Influencers through paid for promotion on Internet search engines.
Through the past 20+ years of practicing Functional Healthcare, there has been an ever-revolving popular diagnoses, treatment and supplements. If a diagnosis, treatment or supplement violates any of the Tenets of Health, it is put into the Fake-Fad Category. For example, Hormone Ratios (progesterone/estrogen, cortisol/DHEA, etc) fail to take into account the eleven (11) different estrogens, each with a different purpose and function in the body.
Dr. Dave’s Influencers
Gray’s Anatomy – The primary guidelines for the anatomy, physiology and neurology of the Tenets of Health and Working Laws.
Guyton’s Textbook of Medical Physiology – The primary guidelines for the anatomy, physiology and neurology of the Tenets of Health and Working Laws.
Dr. DeJarnette – Founder of Sacro Occipital Technic, Splanchnology, Chiropractic Manipulative Reflex Technique (formerly Bloodless Surgery) Craniopathy
- Original author of the Tenets and Working Laws of Health
Dr. Richard Lord – Author of “Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine” and “Documented Limitations of Culture Based Stool Assessment”.
- The primary guidelines for the analysis and triage of lab tests.
Dr. Kharrazian – Author of “Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests Are Normal” and “Why Isn’t My Brain Working?”. Presenter of Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis, Functional Endocrinology, Functional Neurology