chiropracty

chiropracty

see chiropractic.

chiropractic, chiropracty

a system of treating disease by manipulation of the vertebral column. Chiropractic is based on the theory that most diseases are caused by pressure on the nerves because of faulty alignment of the bones, especially the vertebrae, and that the nerves are thus prevented from transmitting to various organs of the body the neural impulses for proper functioning. Medical science has never found a scientific basis for this theory. Veterinary science has a small number of persons, sometimes without any formal training or qualifications, who practice this art.
Acting on the theory that the pinching of nerves is the critical factor in the pathogenesis of disease, the chiropractor manipulates various parts of the spine in treating the complaint. If the patient is suffering from a displaced vertebra, the manipulation may bring relief. If they have some other disorder or disease, however, manipulation will have little if any effect.
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In contrast to traditional Chinese medicine, which the allopathic community reduces to acupuncture, and chiropracty [sic], which the allopathic community reduces to spinal manipulation, naturopathy has defied reduction to a single modality," says Charles R.
Hanna a lot for helping me get back into shape to play my favorite sport, football," Tabaja said of the 36-year-old health care professional whose practice merges physical therapy with chiropracty.
Members of those 12 sections would be, in alphabetical order, from chiropracty, epidemiology, food and nutrition, gerontology, maternal and child health, medical care, mental health, oral health, podiatry, public health nursing, public health planning, and social work.
Visitors to the network will find providers of reflexology, pilates, baby sensory sessions, chiropracty, singing sessions for babies and toddlers, washable nappies, baby massage and meeting-up sessions for mums and dads.
2) All of the forms of care present then are still present today including botanical medicine ("Thomsonians"), health food ("Grahamites"), homeopathy, hydrotherapy, healing touch ("mesmerists"), osteopathy, naturopathy, chiropracty, and Christian Science.
As a result, our scheme is now concentrating on acupuncture, chiropracty and osteopathy.
She tried reflexology, massage, osteopathy and chiropracty with varying success.
There have been abuses of chiropracty in the past, and unfortunately we see this new law as payback time"
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Various types of nonmedical therapies have been adding significantly to costs, with chiropracty ranking as the largest expense.
The legislature is perceived as having gone after this by adopting the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine guidelines, which are generally not viewed as favorable toward use of chiropracty or alternative therapies.