Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 8497
  Title Philosophy of chiropractic: lessons from the past — guidance for the future
Journal J Can Chiropr Assoc. 1990 Dec;34(4):194-205
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Article

In this paper, the argument will be made that present day “chiropractic philosophy” must be rejected as a professional obstacle. It is an unscientific relic of D.D. Palmer’s personal religious beliefs. A philosophy of chiropractic can only emerge from the application of philosophy of science to our scientific and clinical practices. This new philosophy should incorporate the general healing perspective of the ancient Coan tradition which will be described. This perspective can be made distinctively chiropractic by a synthesis with D.D. Palmer’s principle of Tone. Discussion will focus on how our philosophy can be developed to guide us into the 21st century.

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