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Is Chiropractic Care Medicine or Religion?

Fri, Nov. 03, 2017 Posted: 02:07 PM


Over recent years, chiropractic care has become an increasingly popular option for many people suffering from a range of joint and back problems. There are lots of people that are not keen to take traditional medication to treat pain and discomfort so they turn to this type of holistic approach. However, the question is just what is chiropractic?

When it comes to back pain remedies, a lot of people turn to this type of treatment. But is chiropractic classed as medicine, nature, or religion? Well, in its early days, many people thought of this type of treatment as some sort of religious cult. At the same time, the founders of Chiropractic actually renounced modern medicine and Christianity. In short, there was a lot of confusion of what chiropractic was for many years – and still is today.


Repacking the approach for modern consumers

Basically, what appears to have happened according to many experts is that those promoting this type of treatment repackaged it as a combination of religion, medicine, and nature to make it appeal to the masses. By doing this, it meant that nobody had to be excluded from this type of treatment because all bases were covered. So, this type of care was quickly catapulted into mainstream circles.

Today, chiropractic care is enormously popular with people from all walks of life. It is touted as a great way to get relief from pain and discomfort without turning to drug based medication. It also claims to promote overall health and wellbeing as well as provide solutions for problems such as poor posture. There are many chiropractic professional working across the globe and huge numbers of people that have come to rely on them for treatment. In fact, many swear by the care their get from their chiropractor.

The way in which this treatment has been marketed by those that promote it means that it appears to fall into all three of the categories. No matter which category people believe it comes under, there is no doubt that it has become increasingly popular. These days, chiropractors are able to provide all sorts of treatments to help ease pain and discomfort in various parts of the body. They do this through manipulation but also offer additional advice relating to matter such as exercise and diet that could further help the patient.

One thing that many have said about chiropractic is that those that practice it appear to be far more sympathetic and understanding than traditional doctors. Many have said that when they visit the doctor, the main aim is to get them in and out of the surgery as quickly as possible with a prescription for medication that will be short term and won’t get to the root of the issue. With Chiropractic, however, people like the fact that they are made to feel relaxed and welcome, their issues are discussed in detail, and the treatment is designed to get to the root cause of the problem.


Addie Davison