Vitalism has a long history of guidance and controversy in the chiropractic profession, yet there is little clear understanding of its meaning or value in chiropractic. This study therefore sought to answer two research questions. The first asked what chiropractors mean when they speak about vitalism. The second asked what value do chiropractors believe that chiropractic thinking and practices based on vitalism might offer in addressing current global prevalence of non-communicable lifestyle-related conditions. [Read the entire abstract. This is an abstract of a PhD thesis earned at Southern Cross University. Read the thesis.]
Author keywords: Vitalism — Health — Non-communicable disease — Non-communicable disorder — Chiropractic — Philosophy
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