January 26, 2012
References for Chiropractic Games and Distorted Truths
For a fascinating, albeit slanted, view of the interconnections between the CCE, FCLB, NBCE, and the ACA, please read the online pdf version of Moore and Wise’s book, A Report on Chiropractic Politics and Education (1979).
Dr. Senzon’s most recent series of articles published in the Journal of Chiropractic Humanities explicitly address the “legal ploy argument,” and its implications for modern chiropractors, especially in terms of the policies of the GCC and the CCE.
- To view that section of the article: The Legal Question
- Download as a pdf: Constructing a philosophy of chiropractic: evolving worldviews and postmodern core
- To read Dr. Senzon’s exploration of the eight ways to discuss philosophy (which can also be applied to the research of subluxation), which was published in the Journal of Chiropractic Humanities in 2010, please click here: Constructing a Philosophy of Chiropractic I
Keith Simpson’s recent article, The Five Eras of Chiropractic was published in the Journal of Chiropractic and Manual Therapies.
To learn more about Tom Morris, please go to the Earliest Philosophers section and click on the Tom Morris page.
To read Cyrus Lerner’s 1952 report on chiropractic’s origins, please click here for the pdf: Lerner Report
Simpson references an article by Keating to support his claims about Morris as “the architect of chiropractic philosophy.” Keating also uses this piece to discuss his opinion on “dogma” in chiropractic.
Seaman’s articles on the “Curse of Chiropractic” are good examples of how this “legal ploy argument” is used to attempt to discredit traditional philosophical concepts in chiropractic. Unfortunately, Seaman chose an obscure passage from Stephenson’s Chiropractic Textbook (1927) to make his point, and it seems that he misquoted Stephenson…
- Seaman’s articles can be found here: Seaman’s Curse
- To read Strauss’ critique of Seaman’s article please click here: Strauss on Seaman’s Curse
- To learn more about Stephenson please go here: The Third Wave of Chiropractic Philosophers
- To learn more about Morikubo, please go here: Earliest Chiropractic Philosophers
D.D. Palmer’s traveling library is discussed in detail in Dr. Senzon’s books.
And, to read Dr. Senzon’s articles relating systems theories to the philosophy of chiropractic
- please go here and scroll down to the section called: Chiropractic, Philosophy, Consciousness, and Autopoiesis
- To read Dr. Senzon’s writings on Subtle Energy Systems and Chiropractic please go here and scroll to the section titled: Subtle Energies and Chiropractic
To read more about the Dismissivist approach, please read McAulay’s article from the JCH:
To learn more about the GCC’s attempt to dismiss chiropractic philosophy and define the vertebral subluxation as an historical artifact, please see
- The GCC’s original statement: Guidance on Claims made for the Chiropractic VSC
- The GCC’s revised statement: GCC revised statement
- Dr. Kent’s article on the topic: An Analysis of the GCC’s Policy on Claims Made for VSC
- And also, please read the introduction to Dr. Senzon’s 2010 article in the Journal of Chiropractic Humanities: Introduction to Constructing a Philosophy of Chiropractic Part I
To explore the latest controversy over the CCE’s new standards please see:
- James Edwards’ series on: Exposing the CCE Charade
- The U.S. Department of Education Staff Report of 2011 citing 42 violations: Report
- An open letter to the profession from the CCE: Letter
- Responses to the CCE open letter: Foundation response to CCE
- ICA comments on the CCE: Comments
- Movement for Chiropractic Quality and Integrity: MCQI.org
To learn more about Solon Langworthy, please go to the Earliest Philosophers page, and also please read Gibbon’s paper: Solon Massey Langworthy: Keeper of the Flame (posted with permission from the Association of Chiropractic History).
How Chiropractors Think and Practice was published as a book but the findings are available online:
New Study Finds Unity in Chiropractic
Finally the ideas of Dogma in chiropractic go along with the spurious claim that subluxation cannot be tested and is somehow mutually exclusive of evidenced base practice.
- That myth is espoused most loudly through a group called the West Hartford Group, where they highlight the most popular of the modern whispered articles like:
- The article about how Chiropractic should be like podiatry (including firing all philosophy faculty), and the article on:
- Subluxation and Dogma (where the only standard for studying subluxation is an RCT).
Dr. Senzon addresses many of these issues in his current series in the JCH on Constructing a Philosophy of Chiropractic:
But nowhere are the issues of dogma, subluxation, worldviews, and the philosophy of chiropractic addressed in more detail than in Dr. Senzon’s new online 12 hour curriculum. Please register with the site and then sign up for the course.
What recent students are saying about Dr. Senzon’s online courses:
- Dr. Gregg Stern of Stern Chiropractic writes, “It was like a great book you just could not put down! I don’t know if 2 days is a record but I finished the 12 hrs and look forward to the next 2.”
- Dr. Jay Komarek of Boulder Sol Chiropractic writes, “”Simon, I want to take a moment to thank you. I am just about to finish your 12 hour program online. I have to say that I did it for CE. That being said, I would do it again just for the joy of it! After 34 years of mostly joyous practice I was uplifted by your program on so many levels…your message stands like a lighthouse pointing a way out. I am greatly appreciative of what you have done.”
- Dr. Martha Nessler of Innate Expressions writes, “”Simon’s passion for the historical preservation of chiropractic is inspiring and contagious. With his focus on BJ and the journey he traveled as he developed the profession of chiropractic, you are instantly re-connected to your roots. His blend of information and photos allows you to see where chiropractic has been and to realize your role in where it is headed. Simon is brilliant, devoted, and knowledgeable. His dedication to chiropractic’s heritage is what we need to preserve this profession.
A must do for ALL chiropractors!”