Congratulations on taking the first step to learn more about Chiropractic Health Care. More and more people are seeking care from a Chiropractor each year, but the many people still don't really understand what Chiropractic really is. Rumors, stories, and headlines make it hard to figure out, but ChiroHub would like to provide you with information, so that you can make your own informed decision.
For example - Did you know that Chiropractor's have a 4-year, post-graduate, doctorate degree (Doctor of Chiropractic - D.C.)? In fact, the education is very similar to that of a Medical Doctor, but with less emphasis on medication and surgery and more emphasis on the body's functional integrity. You can view one website's comparison of a Chiropractic curriculum vs. that of a Medicine. Really, the two can't be compared side by side. They are different fields with different areas of specialty. ChiroHub takes the stance that Medical Health Care is a vital part of our Health Care System, but that certain allopathic approaches can be avoided with the conservative care that Chiropractic offers. We would like to see all health care practitioners work in a united environment of harmony and gratitude, so that patients will benefit from our combined efforts.
For a better understanding of what Chiropractic is, we suggest you read the following statements made by the Association of Chiropractic Colleges . These statements are the result of Presidents from many colleges getting together to try and come to a consensus about what Chiropractic is.
"Chiropractic is a health care discipline which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery.
The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. In addition, Doctors of Chiropractic recognize the value and responsibility of working in cooperation with other health care practitioners when in the best interest of the patient.
The Association of Chiropractic Colleges continues to foster a unique, distinct chiropractic profession that serves as a health care discipline for all. The ACC advocates a profession that generates, develops, and utilizes the highest level of evidence possible in the provision of effective, prudent, and cost-conscious patient evaluation and care.
PURPOSE - The purpose of chiropractic is to optimize health.
PRINCIPLE - The body's innate recuperative power is affected by and integrated through the nervous system.
PRACTICE - The practice of chiropractic includes: establishing a diagnosis,facilitating neurological and biomechanical integrity through appropriate chiropractic case management; and promoting health.
FOUNDATION -The foundation of chiropractic includes philosophy, science, art, knowledge, and clinical experience.
IMPACTS -The chiropractic paradigm directly influences the following:
-health care policy and leadership;
-relationships with other health care providers;
-public awareness and perceptions; and
-patient health through quality care."
Really, the best way to find out what Chiropractic is, would be to go visit a Chiropractor in your area. ChiroHub has a database of doctors in our Chiro Directory to help you do research before you go. You will see there are areas for ratings and reviews of all the Chiropractors, so if you have been to anyone listed in our database, please help others make a good decision by sharing your experience.
Have you heard about a Chiropractic Technique that a doctor in your area uses, but you want to do your research first? We can help! We offer a huge list with ratings and reviews of the various technique systems practiced by Chiropractors everyhwere, so now you can hear what others are saying.