Chiropractic Life Chiropractors belong to the United Chiropractors Association. Chiropractors choose which Chiropractic Association to belong to which best reflects their philosophy. To practice as a Chiropractor in the United Kingdom, Chiropractors are required by law to be registered with the General Chiropractic Council – in the same way medical doctors must be registered with the General Medical Council.
This is a free world and Simon should be allowed to express his opinions, remembering these are opinions only! Everyone has opinions and they are all based on our belief system. Simon is a scientist and therefore his opinions express his scientific beliefs. We need to remember that scientists change their minds – scientists once believed the world was flat and anyone who thought differently was labelled a heretic or a lunatic (or both)!!
Simon says the BCA (British Chiropractic Association) promoted chiropractic as a treatment for infants and young children suffering from colic, sleeping and feeding problems, frequent ear infections, asthma and prolonged crying and his assertion is that none of the available epidemiological evidence reliably supported the BCA claims. Epidemiological studies involves collecting and analysing data on different groups of people (in this case babies and young children) and these studies are expensive and laborious and before any study is started a case must be made for the importance of the research. The pharmaceutical industry provides money for research (please ask the questions why?) and there is no money to be made by the pharmaceutical industry from discovering the value of Chiropractic Care for infants and young children!
Dr Richard McMinn (Chiropractor) has five children who were all born at home and have never been to a medical doctor. No drugs, no vaccinations. These same children have had Chiropractic Care since the day they were born (first day) and today their ages are 30, 27, 26, 24, 21. They still receive regular Chiropractic Care and still no need for drugs or medicines! While this is not of itself a scientific study, it does however involve 128 years of experience with five children, all with different genetic makeup!
The Science Art and Philosophy of Chiropractic is that the nervous system (housed in the moving bones of the spinal column) controls and co-ordinates virtually every cell, tissue, muscle, gland and organ in the entire body. Every day all over the world Chiropractors make adjustments to the spines of patients ranging in age from 0 – 100 years old, removing nerve interference, allowing the body to heal itself naturally! Millions of people benefit and have benefited from Chiropractic Care.
We leave you to make up your own mind!