Thinking Straight Archive:

The ADIO Philosophy

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Where does the objective straight chiropractic philosophy begin and end? How can a chiropractor be sure that when he is explaining something to a practice member, he is within the boundaries of straight chiropractic? We …


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Subluxation Based Chiropractic

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In the past I have made clear my disdain for the term “subluxation-based chiropractic.” I have never liked it because I feel that any description with only “subluxation” in it is inadequate. The correction of …


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Medical Bashing

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Attacking medicine and its practices is a very important issue in chiropractic and entertains a long history. Many of D.D.’s earliest advertisements were attacks on medicine and the procedures of medical doctors. The objective straight …


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The Conflict is Clarifying

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As the practice of medicine and the practice of chiropractic become more similar, the profession is either going to lose its identity or be forced to more clearly define itself. Chiropractors are performing more and …


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Reality Check

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Those who have read my writings know that I am by nature an optimistic person.  I try to be fair in showing the good and, in my opinion, the superior aspects of my manner of …


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Getting Sick People Well

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We all know that most people come into a chiropractic office with musculoskeletal problems rather than organic diseases.  I wonder why, when people with medical conditions do come, we do not see the multitude of …


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Language of Accommodation

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We all use language of accommodation from time to time. A writer of a mystery novel may refer to the “icy fingers of fear.” Fear does not have fingers. However it is helpful both in …


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A Philosophical Question

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An interesting philosophical question was presented to me by a group of students.  Why are the students always the ones to raise the insightful questions?  Do we stop thinking once we get out of chiropractic …


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Are Chiropractors Practicing Medicine?

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Last issue (April), we discussed the unfortunate situation of the chiropractor arrested for practicing medicine without a license in Spain.  Recently in California, there was a case involving a chiropractor who was arrested on felony …


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Further Thoughts on Preventing Subluxations

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  The subject of preventing subluxations undoubtedly causes frustration among straight chiropractors. I once heard a good, straight chiropractor say, “If I know something is causing a patient to resubluxate, I’ll tell them to avoid …


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