“Sublata Causa Tollitur Effectus.”

While those words may sound like a magic spell from the Harry Potter movie, it’s actually a Latin phrase that a veteran chiropractor once wrote inside the cover of one of my textbooks. With a confused look, I remember saying, “I have absolutely no idea what this means! I’m not even sure what language that is…”

His response was simple: “Look it up. That way you’ll never forget it.”

And so I did… The translation: “The effect ceases when the cause is removed.”

He was right – I’ve never forgotten, because it’s more than just a statement; it’s a philosophy. It epitomizes the true purpose of any doctor.

It completely changed the way I viewed healthcare… Maybe it’ll change yours?


Yes! To life and the positive philosophy of healthcare!

Trackbacks and Pingbacks

[…] The pain sensations are effects, and every effect has a cause. […]

[…] is yet another example of how important it is to identify the cause of your health problems, and not just treat the effects. Am I suggesting that every health problem […]

Leave a Reply

Name and email address are required. Your email address will not be published.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <pre> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> 

%d bloggers like this: