CRITERIA FOR CARE

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The intention within a segment of the mixers in our profession is to perform the chiropractic procedure only on those people who manifest a diagnosed medical condition which has been deemed amenable to chiropractic. Unfor tunately, they are attempting to legislate against chiroprac tors adjusting subluxations because the subluxation is itself a detriment to the well being of the human organ ism. They claim they do not want to force chiropractors to use modalities but their desire is to see all chiropractors, even those who wish to only adjust, to do so for a diag nosed medical entity. The following is a thought on this concept:
A mixer may treat 100 patients, all of whom have a diagnosed medical entity. If his treatment does not produce immediate results on one of those patients does he still believe that he did that patient any good? If not how can he justify taking a fee? If so, why shouldn’t I be able to adjust 100 patients with no symptoms and still conclude that I have done them good?
“Ah!” the mixer says, “while that one patient does not show immediate improvement of his symptoms, I know that the therapeutic procedure does work and I am confident that he will improve as a result of that procedure thereby justify ing my fee.”
My response is “I adjust patients with no symptoms with the same understanding. I am confident that all the patients will improve as a result of my procedure.”
We are both using the same reasoning except that the mixer wants to address his attention to only people with medical conditions and needs to see tangible results on the vast majority with regard to that medical condition in order to justify the effectiveness of his procedure on all of them. I, on the other hand, wish to adjust people regardless of the presence or absence of a medical condition and have no need to see medical results on any of them, for I have a better criteria by which to justify the effectiveness of my procedure.
What is that superior criteria? Logic.
If you feel fine today but still go out and exercise, can you logically conclude that you will be better for it tomorrow (If not there would be no reason to start exercising until you felt poorly.)
If you feel fine today but still eat good wholesome food, can you logically conclude that you will be better for it tomorrow.
If not there would be no reason to start eating whole some food until you felt poorly.)
If you feel fine today but you are subluxated, can you logically conclude that by having an adjustment you will be better for it tomorrow?
The mixer questions how I can prove that I have done what I am supposed to have done, that is, corrected the verte bral subluxation, if there is no medical condition and results. Easy, by the very same criteria that he has used on that one patient who walked out of the office with no apparent change in symptoms. The criteria, confidence in the effectiveness of the procedure. The difference – he used it on one patient…I use it on all. v3n1

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