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Chiropractic Medicine

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Get a backbone!

Get a backbone!

So my friend Curt finally went to a Chiropractor! In his video he brings up several items that I thought I’d take a stab at, since I worked in the “alternative health” field for so many years. But before we begin, let’s take a look at the common definition of Chiropractic from Wiki:

Chiropractic is a health care discipline and profession that emphasizes diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine, under the hypothesis that these disorders affect general health via the nervous system.

Most Chiropractors will also tell you that Chiropractic medicine was invented and developed by DD Palmer in 1890. This simply is the mainstream truth. The notion that aligning one’s spine promotes health is an old idea stemming from the Chinese Internal Martial Arts. In fact, one of the primary reasons to practice Tai Chi is to achieve alignment naturally.

In fact, in some Traditional Chinese Medicine books, there are pictures of ancient Chinese healers performing manipulations, long before it was common in the West as part of Osteopathic Medicine. It’s for this reason that I often look at Chiropractors with a little suspicion. For in the traditional Chiropractic model, one must continually return to the doctor (and pay) in order to get well and maintain one’s health (maintenance plans). This is counter to the Chinese view on the practice, where you’d visit a healer when you’re really hurting and they’d fix you. Then you’d take ownership on improving their own bodies.

When I ran my clinic, I made it a point to identify the root cause and then work with the body to help it heal itself. There are so many mechanisms in place to improve our health residing under our skin, that in many cases, a trip to any doctor is the last thing that is needed.

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Written by Steve Miller

August 6, 2009 at 12:01 am

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  1. Most (if not all) chiropractors do like seeing their patients again and again. Money is such an awful motivator.
    I wish there are more healers like you sharing their gift.

    Jo

    August 6, 2009 at 10:33 am

  2. Apologize for my bad english, I deem its a nice hell of your writing. Well I organize faced alot of difficulties in this form but your article will definately eschew me in future. Thank You

    Program

    September 3, 2009 at 3:50 am


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