Thinking Straight Archive:

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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Philosophy or Education

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                 With last year’s Department of Education decision concerning the Straight Chiropractic Academic Standards Association (SCASA), there has been increased interest and discussion about the straight schools applying to the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) …


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The Spiritual Dimension

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                                      The failure of medicine historically has been that it based its entire practice on a mechanistic model.  Down through the ages there were attempts, some were more successful than others, to bring the occult …


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CHIROPRACTORS GET SICK PEOPLE WELL – NOT!

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           As a writer, most of the time you just know when you write a line or make a statement that is going to evoke tremendous emotional response.  What is surprising is when you make …


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