Chiropractic Medicine & Acupuncture

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Unformatted text preview: Chiropractic Medicine & Acupuncture Table Of Contents Definition History Today! Techniques Who Needs It? Insurance Is It Safe? Facts & Figures Chiropractic Medicine Who Is A Chiropractor? A Chiropractor is involved with. . • treatment and prevention of disease; • the promotion of public health; • and a wellness approach to patient healthcare. What Is Chiropractic Medicine? A complementary and alternative health care profession: • Diagnoses and treats mechanical disorders of the spine and musculoskeletal system • Has the intention of affecting the nervous system • Improves health by correcting alignment It is a non-invasive care promoting science-based approaches. History • Greek Philosopher - Hippocrates: “Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases” • Daniel David Palmer: discovered spinal adjustment – 1895 – Founded Chiropractic Profession – 1897 – Palmer School of Chiropractic • 1983 - Hospital privileges were first granted. th Chiropractic Today • 15 Chiropractic Programs & 2 Chiropractic Institutions in the US accredited by Council of Chiropractic Education • Must complete 4 to 5 years in an accredited college Doctor of Chiropractic Degree • Licensure Exam- 4 part test by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners • State examinations may supplement the National Board test What Is Spinal Adjustment? • Applying force to the spinal vertebrae • Doctor uses hands or mechanical device • Hear a popping or click similar to knuckle crack • Tissue stretching causes air to release (=pop) Who needs Chiropractic Care?...
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