Chiropractic

What Is Chiropractic?

The art and science of Chiropractic is based on the principle that our natural state of health and well-being is maintained by an “innate intelligence” that flows through our nerves to all parts of our body.

Your body is a self-healing organism complete with an internal drug store capable of manufacturing its own medication — without side-effects or drug dependency! In fact, your body manufactures every medicine you’ll ever need: antibiotics, insulin, cortisone, hormones, and numerous other substances that science hasn’t even discovered yet.

This is not to say that drugs or medication should never be used. Quite the contrary. There are times when they can alleviate severe pain and discomfort and reduce the risk of serious infections. But when that “innate intelligence” is obstructed, the flow of that life-force is diminished, and your body’s ability to express its fullest potential and resist illness and disease is reduced. Chiropractic simply helps to keep this miraculous life-force flowing freely by correcting “vertebral subluxations” (spinal misalignments that interfere with vital nerve energy impulses).

Misaligned vertebrae which have moved out of their normal position or lose their normal range of motion can impinge or irritate nerves and interfere with the full flow of nerve energy that your entire body needs to keep healthy and be free from pain, illness and disease.

The “chiropractic adjustment” is what a chiropractor does to remove subluxations. It is a specific force in a specific direction used to correct vertebral subluxations. Chiropractors are the only healthcare professionals thoroughly trained to locate and remove vertebral subluxations through years of training.

For a century, chiropractors have used their hands-on technique to care for hundreds of millions of people! And, as a result of their high record of success, Chiropractic has become the world’s leading natural health-care profession.

Today, doctors of chiropractic must have at least six to eight years of highly specialized college and post graduate training. They must pass rigid state board examinations, and in many states continuing education seminars must be completed for annual license renewal. Through these measures, modern chiropractic has achieved recognition as a comprehensive, scientifically sound and positive force among health professions around the world.

Required courses of study for a chiropractic doctorate include anatomy, physiology, pathology, chemistry, bacteriology, diagnosis, neurology, X-ray, psychiatry, obstetrics, as well as specialized chiropractic courses. Because of this intense education, today’s chiropractor is qualified and capable of relieving a wider range of ailments than ever before.

Medical
Class
Hours
(Minimum)
Subject
(In Classroom hours)
Chiropractic
Class Hours
(Minimum)

508
Anatomy
540

326
Physiology
240

401
Pathology
360

325
Chemistry
165

114
Microbiology
120

324
Diagnosis
324

112
Neurology
320


148

X-ray 360

144
Psychiatry
60

148
Obstetrics
60

156
Orthopedics
210

Pharmacology, Immunology,
General Surgery

Other Required Subjects

Spinal Adjustment, Manipulation, Advanced
Radiology

4,248
GRAND
TOTAL HOURS

4,485