Thinking Straight Archive:

Force Restoration vs. Matter Improvement

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Over the years various chiropractic speakers have divided the profession into two groups.  The earliest division, of course, was straights and mixers.  What you did with your hands determined the group which you belonged.  If …


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Thoughts on the Chiropractic Objective

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One of the greatest breakthroughs in the practice of chiropractic, during its 103-year history, has come about by the decision to define chiropractic by its objective.  Up until the early seventies, there were numerous ways …


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Lending Libraries

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A while back a question was put to me by a young student on the internet.  Actually, the question was two-fold.  First, he wanted to know about office lending libraries, were they straight and were …


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Reality Check

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After one hundred years, there appears to be a very evident change in the thinking of those chiropractors who might be described as the traditional ones, the one-cause, one-cure chiropractors.  There is a not-so-subtle change, …


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Chiropractic as an Alternative to Medicine

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To understand the problem with offering chiropractic you have to understand the differences in practice objectives among chiropractors.  The traditional straight chiropractor believes as an alternative to medicine chiropractic is an alternative because to him …


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Priorities in Life

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With all the discussion about what kind of patients we want (e.g.  regular, lifetime families), the fact remains that for most people health is not a priority in their life.  They may claim that it …


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With a Symptom or For a Symptom

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Modern-day straight chiropractic has one great weakness.  Its weakness is that the successful practice of it is dependent upon the proper communication of its purpose or intent, after all, even mixers are often competent at …


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Revisionist History

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            Changing history to suit ones personal bias or to give credibility to one’s position is in the opinion of this writer one of the most academically dishonest things that can be done.  It …


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Many chiropractors who maintain that they are “straight:”

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1.  Diagnose and refer or 2.  Give nutritional advice or 3.  Believe “by hand only” is the determining factor or 4.  Use only “conservative” physical therapeutics or 5.  Believe subluxations are the cause of all …


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The Paradox of Straight Chiropractic

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What has come to be called by some as objective straight chiropractic presents a paradox to the rest of the chiropractic world that has caused a considerable amount of disdain and animosity.  In the last …


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