Function
Alpha Trust Chiropractic
San Diego BioCranial Center

What is function? It is clear that where there is life, there is function; and when life ceases to
exist, so, too, does function. Function may be thought of as existing on two levels voluntary  
(muscle control) and involuntary ( heart beating).

Orthodox medicine does not in anyway see a vital factor in the functioning process, but rather
tends to see the human organism in terms of a complex chemical laboratory, the secret of which
will be largely unlocked by increasingly sophisticated biochemical investigations. Counter to this
biochemical philosophy is a vitalistic one. It is based upon the premise that all function and all
activity is entirely governed and controlled by the
Vital Force which, itself may be described as a
constructive, self regulating, self-correcting principle permeating all living matter. "The physical
basis of life is vital and not chemical." The act of function is one of alternating
expansion and
contraction.