Chiropractic: Making adjustments to fix their internal subluxations

CCE Holds Public Meeting – Anti- Subluxation Activist Elected as Chairman | The Chronicle of Chiropractic.

It is asserted by several organized groups within the chiropractic profession that the CCE [Council on Chiropractic Education] purposely ignores the conservative faction of the profession and that it is systematically using its monopoly on accreditation to reshape the chiropractic profession into the practice of medicine.


Prior to the CCE meeting, the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation (FVS), the International Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations (IFCO) and the Movement for Chiropractic Quality & Integrity (MCQI), collectively known as the “Coalition” reached out to the CCE offering to assist them in addressing the recent deficiencies noted by the United States Department of Education. Dr. David Wickes responded that he would pass the offer on to the Council. Reports also indicate that the International Chiropractors Association also reached out and were told that the CCE’s agenda was full.


The Coalition had contacted CCE in hopes of working together toward demonstrating compliance with 602.13 and developing a best solution for the future of the profession. So far, the CCE does not seem interested and its latest action of electing an anti-subluxation protagonist as the Chair of the Council does little to instill confidence in this disenfranchised faction of the profession.

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Ah, a dispute between the traditional and the new. To keep subluxations or not? It seems this profession is undergoing some growing pains. This shows that holding on to nonsense ideas may hold you back. So, when does homeopathy follow suit?

This article notes other problems: the “42 noted areas of deficiency, which they were told exceeded the norm for re-accreditation violations”. Oops.

  1 comment for “Chiropractic: Making adjustments to fix their internal subluxations

  1. Massaschusetts
    February 17, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    I know a chiropractor who says there are two kinds of practitioners in his profession: astrologers and astronomers. The astrologers utilize lots of unproven lore and unfounded assertions (subluxation is perhaps one of these things) while the astronomers try to back up their claims and practices with data, as medical doctors do. According to him the field is very much in flux and there are great differences between the approaches of different practitioners. It sounds a lot like the field of medicine in the 19th century. Maybe in time a lot of the nonsense and dangerous practices will get weeded out of the field?

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