Competing Views of Chiropractic

Health Services Research Versus Ethnographic Observation

Published in: Healing by Hand: Manual Medicine and Bonesetting in Global Perspective / Edited by Kathryn S. Oths and Servando Z. Hinojosa (Lanham, Md.: AltaMira Press, 2004), Chapter 3, p. 43-62

by Ian D. Coulter

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Chiropractic is seen as a broad-based, distince alternative health paradigm, with its own metaphysic, philosophy, language, therapies, and health practices--and as one providing a unique health encounter. This chapter presents different views of chiropractic and then explores the basis of the differences.

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