A Thought on Research and Technique


You properly move from truth to experience according to John 8:32.”….the Truth shall make you free.” Ignorance has to first be corrected. Many new so-called straight chiropractic techniques are experience oriented rather than first being philosophically examined for correctness.  We cannot make experience preeminent because it is not a given. It sometimes does not occur.  Truth is always truth.  Experience  is dependent upon other  factors also coming into play. If chiropractors are seeking an experience or the report of an experience from the patient/practice member or promoter of the technique (and certain techniques seem to do that), then they are looking for people who will manifest  the effects of their technique in a certain way. That is the same as looking for back problems, finding people who are helped with their back problem and concluding chiropractic got them well. That is not what OSC is all about.

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  1. RichieBDC 11/14/2013, 8:07 pm:

    Most technique teachers are obviously into getting sick people well….and that is how they market (not all). Most techniques can be used by an OSC, because it is not how but why you do it. Having been around the straight Chiro world for a while, I have seen and been abused over technique issues….(Remember the by hand only straights)
    I see it as to why you do what you do that is the real point.

    • Claude Lessard 11/15/2013, 12:19 pm:

      HOW true that OC is ALWAYS about the WHO and NEVER about the WHAT!

      • Straight DC 11/15/2013, 7:20 pm:

        I interpreted RichieBDC’s repy to be the WHY that is important not the WHO. Is that correct?

  2. Claude Lessard 11/15/2013, 11:07 pm:


    WHO chooses the WHY. It’s ALWAYS a choice. The OC is a chiropractor WHO chooses to practice the chiropractic objective. WHY?

    • JoeStrauss 11/18/2013, 4:33 pm:

      Claude, so you are saying there is no such thing as objective chiropractic or objective straight chiropractic just chiropractic and chiropractors are practicing chiropractic or something else. Those practicing the chiropractic objective are OC (objective chiropractors) those practicing something else are?????. Just trying to clarify your position before I argue for or against it.

      • Claude Lessard 11/18/2013, 5:40 pm:


        What I am posting is that: A chiropractor WHO chooses to practice something OTHER than the chiropractic objective is NOT an OC.

        • Steve 11/18/2013, 6:12 pm:

          So, WHAT you practice is determined by Why you are a Chiropractor, and that WHY is a product of WHO you choose to be. All this can be influenced by WHEN you were born and WHERE you went to school. IMAGINE THAT!

        • JoeStrauss 11/18/2013, 9:28 pm:

          so what do you call him?

          • Claude Lessard 11/18/2013, 9:52 pm:


            To answer your question (that I think was addressed to me): “so what do you call him?” Well, it’s called: A chiropractor WHO chooses to practice something other than the chiropractic objective of course!

          • JoeStrauss 11/19/2013, 3:40 pm:

            I’m not sure most business card are large enough to put that after the name.

  3. Claude Lessard 11/19/2013, 9:14 pm:


    It is up to the chiropractor WHO is FREE to choose to practice the chiropractic objective or NOT to practice the chiropractic objective.

    • RichieBDC 11/20/2013, 9:57 pm:

      Claude, the sad thing in our profession 2day is the chiropractic objective is put in the back seat of the bus…and OCs are treated like outcasts and less than intelligent cultists. Just read today how ICA has endorsed CCE more of the same old same old, and the majority of OCs personalize Innate and talk like it is an entity like the Holy Spirit of God…(probably just stepped on some toes)

  4. Tom 11/22/2013, 4:18 am:

    Richie, the “MAJORITY of OCs”? First off, there are only 6 of them worldwide and I know them all personally and none of them do what you say they do. 😉 I do believe you’re talking about the wanna be OCs as described in Joe’s previous post:


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