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Mark R. Filippi, D.C. 

Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ Volume 3 ~ Number 4 ~ Pages 1-13



In Part I of this paper, a thesis was presented that recasts subluxation as an information-based, process-oriented phylobiological epiphenomenon. Subluxation, as a process, was made distinct from the model of vertebral subluxation as proposed by Palmer. Subluxation, in this viewpoint, was then considered a social/cultural imitation (SCI) that was physically and mentally filtered through individuals based on the state of the organism as a whole existing in multidimensional environments. This thesis was supported in the social sciences historically by the work of Trigant Burrow, an early 20th century psychoanalyst, who successfully demonstrated that humans developed two complementary neurophysiological modes of attention with the evolution of modern language. He called his new field phylobiology. This discipline sought to understand how language shaped man’s individual and collective experience as a body of humanity. It led to what he termed a social neurosis, which spanned the gamut of mental and nervous disorders unattributed to cultural disorder and contradiction between man’s biological roots and social domain.

Other concepts were also discussed such as suggesting that subluxation be viewed more as a meme, a unit of cultural imitation. The activation of the self-organizing aspect of the nervous system underscores what can be termed a virtual adjustment, an intangible, yet realistic manifestation of ontosomatic cotention or biological resonance. Once propagated through the non-biological vector of memetic driving, this coherent information can be exchanged and imitated socially/culturally. Part II deals with octal coding, used as a portable instructional mode of self care. It is postulated to guide individual and collective social awareness back to a predominantly harmonic, cotentive mode of functioning. The recursive design of octal coding creates an avenue to develop a virtual adjustment. Chiropractic adjustments are then converted into a forum to crystallize subluxation profiling skills through the innate language of pattern recognition. The implications on both a clinical chiropractic and interdisciplinary research level are addressed and several applications are explored in detail.

Key Words:   Vertebral subluxation, chiropractic, coherence, retracing, ecosomatic, affluent systems, biotic message, octal coding 

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