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
Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 2003
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.