Chiropractic Defined

by Dr Calhoun | January 12th, 2012

 

Part 1: Chiropractic is a clinical science based upon: The Law of Biology or Law of Homeostasis: This law states that there is born within the organism an ability to remain stable, within itself, and within it’s environment.

Part 2: Chiropractic is a clinical science based upon The Theory of Physiology:  That there is a system, called the nervous system, consisting of the brain, spinal cord, cranial and spinal nerves, autonomic nervous system, and other special sense organs, such as the eye and ear, whose function it is to control and coordinate all other organs and structures, and to relate the organism to it’s environment.

Part 3: Chiropractic is a clinical science based upon the hypothesis that there is a relationship between the health, harmony, and control of the nervous system, and health in the total body.

Part 4: Chiropractic is a clinical science based upon the premise or conjecture of the relationship of the musculoskeletal systems, and the nervous system. That is, faulty musculoskeletal relationships (joint misalignments), can cause faulty nervous system function (subluxations).

Laws: Proven facts of science. Or often the principles of science

Theories: The generally accepted knowledge of science, data tending toward proof, none seriously challenging.

Hypotheses: A statement made, assumed leading to a conclusion. Often called working tools of science, or questions in a data gathering mode.

Premises or Conjectures: A statement made from qualification regarding an occurrence in nature.

Per my mentor and former clinical director, the late Dr. Virgil Strang, Past President Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IA.  Dr. Calhoun, Liberty Hill, TX Chiropractor

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