THE PRIMARY PROBLEM
TEXTS ARE BIASED.
History is incomplete.
“Facts” are Wrong.
- Principles and history are taught based on the tradition of each school
- There is no comprehensive framework to integrate the best ideas
- There is no consensus on a chiropractic paradigm
- There is no in-depth discipline of philosophy in chiropractic
- The history of chiropractic’s ideas is a mystery to most
- And yet, there will always be objections.
OBJECTIONS TO A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH
Some think that chiropractic is SO unique that it should stand alone forever.
Other Disciplines – offer the chiropractic profession ways to see blind-spots
New Perspectives – are vital for growth and development
Chiropractic is NOT an Island – It arose at a time and place as part of the culture
D.D. Palmer Ideas – are linked to a long history of ideas
The Principles of Chiropractic – developed as part of the twentieth century’s leading ideas.
A comprehensive approach includes ALL of these factors.
Others THink it’s Too Inclusive and Palmer-Centric
The first warfare in the chiropractic profession was between schools. Those conflicts affected every aspect of chiropractic. Educational standards, philosophical development, scientific research, and technique development were all casualties of the internal chiropractic wars.PRACTICE was impacted the most
All Chiropractors can trace their professional lineage to D.D. Palmer.
Palmer’s chiropractic paradigm has informed the development of all streams of chiropractic.
By understanding the history of ideas the profession grows richer.
Individual practitioners gain more foundation in daily practice by understanding the complete history of ideas.
A complete history must include even the most obscure and controversial elements of the philosophy.
We can integrate the full spectrum of chiropractic’s theories with the latest advances in philosophy and science.