||Chiropractic Featured in Science
& Medicine Magazine
The prestigious “Science & Medicine”
published its first chiropractic article in the September / October 1999
issue. The article, written
by Tedd Koren, D.C., was published in a series of articles the magazine
called, “Complementary and Alternative Medicine.”
The article itself covers a variety of issues in chiropractic from
the history of chiropractic to the understanding of subluxation.
One of the more notable areas of the article was a
portion that listed three of the “vitalistic” views held by
chiropractors. These were
body is intelligent and behaves in a purposeful way.
Something inside living creatures causes them to respond and
is reactive, curative response, and symptoms are beneficial phenomena
that should not be suppressed or eliminated.
therapeutics seeks to strengthen the patient powers of resistance and
compensate for a predisposition to become ill.
Perhaps one of the best portions of the article was
when Dr. Koren listed the many types of problems people come to
chiropractors for. After
reciting this long list he summed the care up by saying, “It must be
remembered that the purpose of the spinal adjustment is correction of the
Vertebral Subluxation Complex, not the treatment of these various
disorders.” Dr. Koren concludes by quoting the founder of
chiropractic, Dr. D.D. Palmer, “Pressure on nerves causes irritation
and tension with deranged functions as a result.
Why not release the pressure? Why not adjust causes instead of
treating effects? Why not?”