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    Pump up the volume - and ignore the facts

    I wonder what the chiropractic association, or the Colleges of Chiropractic do with their members who make miraculous claims in public instead of providing the facts. My personal feeling is that they do nothing. I am sure that when a medical doctor speaks to the public that there are some that pump up their own clinics, and may even exaggerate their successes. But I have never attended a meeting in Canada or the U.S. where there was a messianic fervor to almost every word spoken, or where miraculous cures or incredible results were as common as fleas on a dog.

    Unless there is lawsuit, where someone can claim death or injury because they accepted chiropractic treatment for their 5 year old who wets the bed, or wheezes when he walks through a barn, or attends school in a portable classroom full of toxic mold, there will be no regulation.

    It appears to me that health coaches pushing magic potions are as common now as snake-oil salesman on the prairies were 150 years ago. I don't know, but the average chiropractor's ad I've seen in the States and Canada resembles the side of a circus wagon, more than it does a respectable health care professional.

    Chiropractors can and do claim miraculous treatments because basically there is little or no control of their own profession. The Province of Ontario, for instance, demands nothing more than that chiropractors police themselves. It's the same for doctors, nurses, dentists, etc. There are enough horror stories in the medical community to raise eyebrows. MD's have a hell of a time even now to weed out quacks, or to expose doctors who have no medical diploma, etc.

    So, while this site could focus on doctors, nurses, or dentists who use insane principles based in Chaldean folklore to sell potentially dangerous treatments to their patients as gospel, we start by giving that honour to those members of the chiropractic profession who might benefit from a dose of their own medicine. Those chiropractors who get as far as this page, and who feel that we have not treated them fairly should examine their own practice and their position of authority as care giver, and authority figure over their patients. Chiropractic Watch will hopefully get the health professional regulatory bodies attention as to what constitutes acceptable practice. The public demands that chiropractors, or other regulated health professionals who go beyond acceptable practice standards be under the microscope by their own peers.

    But, it those bodies who do the regulation don't care, or don't have the necessary push or money to explore and investigate the situation that may injure a patient who honestly believes that drinking urine will be beneficial to their health, then the world has failed them. It has failed all of us.

    The chiropractic lobbyists have screamed bloody murder because the government of Ontario has restricted coverage for claims for chiropractic treatment. They have done the same for all health care professionals. But, I don't think that any government should be paying for dangerous maneuvers like cracking your neck to cure any disease unless there is a proven benefit to the treatment. So far, the chiropractic profession has failed that test.

    In my opinion, and I might add, the opinion of hundreds of thousands of health care providers, there is no therapeutic role for manipulating the cervical spine by chiropractors, medical doctors, or osteopaths. The practice is dangerous and the public must be allowed to say no thank you to anyone who holds out that procedure as if it would be a cure for anything. There is no cure for a stroke caused by the manipulation of the neck, and there is no one who can replace those who have died because the hands of a health professional resulted in their death.

    So, if you want to see more, just click on a few links below, and let me know how you feel.
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