Thinking Straight Archive:

The Body Heals Itself!?

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It’s interesting how, no matter how much we know or think we know, we can always learn more.  Further, no matter how much we think we have our act together, we can still have demonstrated …


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Chiropractic and Nature

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There are many world viewpoints that on the surface appear to agree with our chiropractic philosophy, but with closer observation are clearly contrary to straight chiropractic.  Some of the philosophy of wholistic health care, quantum …


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The Brady Bill and Chiropractic

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              It doesn’t matter what position on gun control you take.  Both sides would agree that the efforts by the anti-gun forces are merely the beginning.  the NRA seems like a group of radicals because …


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Making Up New Words and Phrases

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           There is nothing wrong with creating new words or phrases if they help to better covey a principle, concept or truth.  Palmer coined the word Vertebral Subluxation because other terms like misalignment simply did …


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Patients Taking Responsibility

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          The two most important aspects of straight chiropractic care are the safe, effective correction of vertebral subluxations and educating the patient to the Above-Down-Inside-Out philosophy of chiropractic.  A fundamental aspect of that philosophy is …


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Children and Chiropractic

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Over the past few years, there has been an increased awareness in the area of pediatric chiropractic.  Seminars are being given to teach chiropractors more techniques and effective ways to adjust children.   New literature …


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Philosophy, Firewalks, Fanatics and Freaks

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          Late this spring a seminar took place at the New Jersey shore.  It was advertised as a Philosophy weekend and was directed primarily to straight chiropractors.  (I’ve yet to hear of a philosophy seminar …


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Fee Systems

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                   Chiropractic fee systems are perhaps as diverse as the types of chiropractic practices.  Medical fees are pretty much fee-for-service.  Either per visit or per procedure is the way most M.D.’s practice.  But in chiropractic …


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Straight Chiropractic

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         By a process of logic it can be seen that the desire of the straight chiropractic community and our founding father is not to provide an alternative to drugs and surgery, although I am …


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Checking our Slipping

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                We constantly need to check our terms and phrases.  There is a tendency within the chiropractic profession to emphasize the nervous system, particularly the brain and spinal cord, as the “controlling and coordinating system” …


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