Conclusion: To function in the present day health care world, it is essential for the doctor of chiropractic to understand the status of his patient’s health, how it relates to the care he renders, and just what care he is rendering. The chiropractic model of health acknowledges the importance of understanding a patient’s symptoms. What makes chiropractic unique is the meaning ascribed to the patient's symptomology, essentially, that the patient has lost the ability to self regulate body physiology.
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