With our culture's obsession with things new, it's easy to forget that chiropractic is the exciting new thing.
Sure, the current side-effect-laden pharmaceutical concoction may get the press, but chiropractic is the latest and greatest.
Consider these distinctions between the old mechanistic medical model and the new quantum chiropractic paradigm:
There are other dissimilarities. Sufficient to prove to legislatures that chiropractic isn't medicine, but rather a distinctive healing art, worthy of separate licensure.
Now the hard part: delivering and explaining this new model of health and healing to patients conditioned by the cultural notion of a pill for every ill and being symptom-free means you're healthy.
Thank you for choosing the path less taken.
No one promised marching to a different drummer was going to be easy!
Bill Esteb has been a chiropractic patient and advocate since 1981. He is the creative director of Patient Media and the co-founder of Perfect Patients. He’s been a regular speaker at chiropractic gatherings since 1985. His 12 books explore the doctor/patient relationship from a patient's point of view. His chiropractic blog, in-office consultations, patient focus groups and consulting calls have helped hundreds of chiropractors around the world. Since 1999 Monday Morning Motivation has been emailed to over 10,000 subscribers each week.