4th Friday Philosophy Archive:

Chiropractic and Patio Sets

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Chiropractic is outside the box of medicine, the treatment of disease. When we address disease in any manner we step outside the chiropractic box and back into the therapeutic outside-in medical box. In doing that, …


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The Palmer Philosophy Q&A #60

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What is the difference between taking the philosophy exactly as DD and BJ presented it or taking what they gave us and refining and expanding upon it? How do we insure that in doing the …


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Ray McPike, D.C.

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In the mid-70s, as a representative assemblyman in the ICA I met and became friends with the ICA representative from Kentucky. While our personal contact was only at the ICA meetings and the annual convention …


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Are You a Participant or an Observer?

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Do you take an active part in the practice of chiropractic or are you just standing there as a bystander, observing what is happening. I like to think of myself as a participant in the …


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A Fine Line

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There is a fine but distinct line between adjusting someone for vertebral subluxations who, coincidentally has a medical condition and adjusting someone for a medical condition who coincidentally has a vertebral subluxation. I am not …


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Suffer the Little Children…(3 days late)

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There are some in the chiropractic profession who do not see any need to check and adjust the spines of children for vertebral subluxations. They are probably not only on a different page from those …


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Thinking Outside The Box

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1 week late: If you remember when high jumpers went over the bar feet first, you’re probably a half century old. At the 1968 Olympics Dick Fosbury, an Oregon State University senior, stunned the spectators …


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Informed Consent

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(4th Friday Philosophy-a week late) “Informed Consent” is an important and necessary aspect of objective straight chiropractic care, however, we understand the term in a different way than most. Medically speaking, “informed consent” means that …


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Intuition and Creativity

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There is a place for whole brain thinking.  Intuition and creativity have their place.  They are not to be used, however,  where there are  standards, absolutes and established and proper ways of doing things,  or  …


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Checks and Balances in Chiropractic.

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   The government of the United States has a system that creates checks and balances, making it a unique system of governing.  The ultimate check is “we the people” and the United States Constitution which the …


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