Thinking Straight Archive:

Straight Chiropractic and the Spine

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            The spine works as a unit but it is also part of the human unit.  you can affect a unit by affecting the parts of a unit or you can affect the unit by …


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Competency in Chiropractic

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                            Being a competent mixer chiropractor is 90% medical skills and 10% chiropractic skills.  Being a competent straight is 90% communication skills and 10% chiropractic.           To be competent as a mixer chiropractor, like a …


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Educated Determinations

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A CCE/”straight” chiropractic college announced it was doing research on herbal products destined for the chiropractic industry.  The college’s president emphasized that the school’s position was that “herbs should not be dispersed by chiropractors as …


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Confusion

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There has never been a problem recognizing there are two aspects of our profession, straight and mixing.  The problem has been historically trying to identify the point where one begins and the other ends.  At …


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S p o r t s C h i r o p r a c t i c

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The above term is an oxymoron.  Sports and chiropractic are in direct contradiction.  The objective of chiropractic is to correct vertebral subluxation so the innate intelligence of the body can better express itself in a …


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I n n a t e l y D i r e c t e d

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Often we hear speakers talk about being innately directed or acting in response to the direction of the innate intelligence of the body.  Most people have no idea that there is an innate awareness within …


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Straight/Mixing Education

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Some time back an associate editor for a nationalpublication wrote an article concerning straight chiropracticeducation.  While this writer has never impressed me withpresenting intelligent arguments he reached an all-time lwith this particular article.  The concept …


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The Uniqueness of Straight Chiropractic

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What are we trying to accomplish in straight chiropractic, besides the actual correction of the subluxation?  We are developing in the patient a knowledge of the importance of a systematic approach to the correction of …


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NEUROLOGICAL ORTHOPEDIC TESTS – Part II

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In The Pivot Review, Volume 2, Number 2, there was an essay on Neurological Orthopedic Tests being performed by chiropractors. The article basically addressed the fallacy of straights using the tests to determine the absence …


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AN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

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There is quite a controversy within our profession over the use of non-prescription drugs and there are even a few advocating the limited use of prescription drugs. The one side argues that we must move …


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