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Specificity

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B.J.  Palmer  once  said something to  the  effect  that anybody  who  ever got well did so because  of  a  specific chiropractic adjustment. The question that initially comes to mind is “what  is a  specific  chiropractic …


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Terminology

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There  is  an  alarming  trend  in  chiropractic  today  to abandon our unique chiropractic terminology.  Much of it  has come  about  by the desire of many in our  profession  to  get into mainstream medicine. However, there …


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Chiropractic Apologetics, Part III

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Obviously, it is not possible to condense the philosophy  of chiropractic  into a short essay.  If it were, it would not  need to be taught in six trimesters, and B.J. would not have had  to …


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DOCTOR OR TECHNICIAN

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One of the charges leveled at straight chiropractors by the mixers is that we are merely technicians. They believe that by concerning ourselves with only locating and correcting vertebral subluxations and also because disassociating ourselves …


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CHIROPRACTIC APOLOGETICS – Part II

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In the last issue we discussed to some degree why we, as straight chiropractors, do what we do. If we are to substantiate the validity of straight chiropractic, we must present a complete argument or …


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SIMPLISTIC CHIROPRACTIC

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Man, historically, has looked for a simplistic approach to disease. At one time or another it was believed that all illness was caused by demons, night air, “bad humors” and various other entities. Even in …


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CHIROPRACTIC APOLOGETICS – Introduction

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One would think that with straight chiropractic becoming an organized entity in the past decade it would be much easier to identify chiropractic and chiropractors. However, it does not appear to be the case. Sadly, …


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OBJECTIVES AND PRINCIPLES

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The concept of defining chiropractic by its objectives occasionally causes some confusion. If we define chiropractic by its objectives, straight chiropractic then consists of correcting vertebral subluxations so that the innate intelligence of the body …


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REMOVING INTERFERENCES

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We as chiropractors often underestimate how many different factors can act as interferences to the body healing itself and maintaining itself in a state of health. Naturally when these interferences are removed, the body has …


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THOUGHTS ON OUR MAJOR PREMISE

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Perhaps we need to think more about our Major Premise and how it is concluded. Once we accept the Major Premise, there is little difficulty in deductively drawing out conclusions that give us the philosophical …


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