1) the structure and condition of the body influences
how the body functions and its ability to heal itself; and
2) the mind-body relationship is instrumental in
maintaining health and in the healing processes.
Although chiropractic shares much with other health
professions, its emphasis and application of philosophy distinguishes
it from modern medicine. Chiropractic philosophy gravitates toward
a holistic ("total person") approach to healing which
combines elements of the mind, body and spirit and maintains that
health depends on obedience to natural laws, and that deviation
from such laws can result in illness.
on patient recuperative abilities rather than surgery
that dynamics exist between lifestyle, environment and health
the cause of illness in order to eliminate it, rather than simply
of the centrality of the nervous system and its intimate relationship
with the capacities of the human body
benefits versus risks of clinical interventions
of the primary importance of monitoring progress closely through
appropriate diagnostic procedures
patient-centered, hands-on approach focused on influencing function
on early intervention emphasizing timely diagnosis and treatment
of conditions that are wholly functional and reversible.
Chiropractic philosophy blends an effective combination
of conviction, critical thinking, open-mindedness, and appreciation
of the natural order of things.
Chiropractic focuses on the establishment and maintenance
of a relationship between patients and their environment which is
most conducive to functional well-being.