What alternative health

practitioners might not tell you



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“…only the most rabid anti-chiropractor secretly (or openly) wishing for the profession to go the way of the dodo bird would encourage, endorse or otherwise sanction the lunacy that's been taking place recently. You may have heard about the recent statement by the General Chiropractic Council in the United Kingdom that the subluxation theory "...is not supported by any clinical research evidence that would allow claims to be made that it is the cause of disease or health concerns."

Or you may have heard about the new proposed code of conduct in Australia that has chiropractors there worried about restricting the forms of advertising used, curtailing wellness type care, discouraging the recommendation that parents get their kids checked regularly and even that chiropractors will need to be up to date on all vaccines.

Or you may be aware that chiropractic can no longer claim to be a drugless profession as some of our bretheren in several states push for prescriptive rights…

Or you may have read the recent commentary by Simon French, Bruce Walker and Stephen Perle in Chiropractic & Osteopathy titled "Chiropractic care for children: too much, too little or not enough?" in which the authors state after lamenting about the paucity of chiropractic pediatric research: "Thus it may also be reasonable to suggest that a short trial of 'placebo treatment' is warranted!"

The wheels appear to be coming off the wagon.

We desperately need a strong organization that champions the care of our most important patients, we desperately need a research journal that publishes the evidence to support the right to provide that care and we desperately need a think tank devoted to vertebral subluxation."

Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health - Chiropractic (6th June 2010)