Chiropractic doesn’t need fanaticism, chiropractic doesn’t need gimics, chiropractic doesn’t need dogma masquerading as philosophy and chiropractic doesn’t need medicine.
We don’t need medicine’s approval, permission or their misguided suppressive, Mechanistic philosophy and belief system.
Chiropractic’s expressive, Empirical (vitalistic) philosophy is far superior to medical thought and is far more effective in helping patients.
We don’t need students in chiropractic college confused about their philosophy, but we have that. We have students who don’t know what they can do for patients. We have students who don’t know whether or not to vaccinate their children, don’t know about natural childbirth, the subluxation and their place in the world as chiropractors.
If we are to be a light amongst the confused we need to have schools that give students the big picture, the big idea, as BJ used to say. To heal our professional schism we must understand the roots of the philosophy, art and science DD Palmer taught and let that guide our practice.
What chiropractic does need is to get sick people well, no matter what the condition, and keep them in tune with their innate expression, as much as possible.