When I’m not at Belvidere Chiropractic Center helping patients and I’m out and about with my family and I happen to meet someone for the first time, after being asked the proverbial, “So, what do you do?” my answer of course is, “I’m a chiropractor.” At which point in time, I either get, “That’s wonderful, I’m a big believer in chiropractic” or the complete opposite statement, “I don’t believe in chiropractic.”
I find it really hard to respond to either statement since both really don’t make any sense since, to ‘believe’ according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary is: “To have a firm religious faith” and that the definition of religious is: “Relating to or manifesting faithful devotion to a deity”.
Yet, the definition of chiropractic by Dr. Virgil V. Strang author of Essential Principles of Chiropractic states: “Chiropractic is that clinical science that is based upon a law of biology that states that inborn into all living things is the ability to be well. It draws on the fundamental law of physiology stating that the nervous system (consisting of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and special sensory organs) controls and co-ordinates all other organs and structures in the body and relates it to its environment.”
So, since chiropractic is a “clinical science based on the fundamental laws of biology, anatomy, and physiology” therefore; belief, religion, and/or faith don’t factor logically into the equation.
So that’s why I don’t ‘believe’ in chiropractic I know it to be true since I get to see these fundamental laws of biology and physiology at work everyday, day after day after day, with predictability and reproducibility and that is by definition what scientific is.
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