Thinking Straight Archive:

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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Chiropractic Education verses Medical Education

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Chiropractors are still trying to compare chiropractic education with medical education despite the fact that it is like comparing apples with oranges.  All our efforts do is strengthen the misconception that chiropractic is an alternative …


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Do You Know What You’re Doing?

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Too many people in this world, in all walks of life appear not to have the slightest idea what they are doing in their work.  Even sadder is the fact that many professionals are in …


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Diagnosis versus Monitoring Innate

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There is considerable confusion within the so-called straight chiropractic community over the issue of doing tests that are traditionally of a diagnostic nature and ordinarily performed by a medical doctor.  There is no question that …


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Ambiguity in Chiropractic

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One of the great things about the “B.J. period” in chiropractic’s history was that there was no equivocation.  What B.J. said was law.  If you did not like it or agree with it, then you …


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Missing The Mark

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There is an old saying:       Being close is good enough in horseshoes and handgrenades.  With a good wide receiver or catcher your pass or throw may be slightly off target and still be successful–most …


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Human Potential

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The chiropractic philosophy has changed little over the past 100 years.  Certain aspects of it have not changed at all.  We still acknowledge a universal intelligence and an innate intelligence.  We still address our attention …


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Dialogue, Debate, and Dissolution

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I recently had the opportunity to view the video of the Great Debate held in Chicago between two members of the faculty of Sherman College and Joseph Keating, Ph.D. and Craig Nelson, D.C.  The topic …


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Semantics are Important

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In the January, 1995 issue of one of the profession’s newspapers, the publisher wrote a very fine article on the terms “adjustment” and “manipulation.”  He emphasized that definitions are important and that the “chiropractic physicians” …


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