When BJ Palmer said “Guard it well,” he was referring to keeping chiropractic philosophy pure. The phrase “Not on my watch” was used in WWII, meaning “while I am on guard, I will do everything in my power to make sure America is safe and sound.” Chiropractors and chiropractic students: What are we doing to guard it well? To do what BJ asked us to do in 1961?
Thirty years I’ve been in practice but never in a million years would I have predicted an entire nation (Australia) to mandate that chiropractors shouldn’t “use spinal manipulation” on children 2 years of age or younger. As a pediatric chiropractor in the US, it saddens me to think of what this means for our future. I see kids everyday that are 2 years old and younger improving in so many ways it’s practically magical. Listen on to hear a possible way around this latest situation.
Here is the link to the Australia policy: https://www.ahpra.gov.au/News/2019-03-14-Board-announces-interim-policy.aspx
BJ Palmer wrote “Advertising is Ethical” back in 1950, and explained the importance of ‘telling the story.’ But with the advent of social media, advertising now takes on a whole new meaning that BJ never imagined, and that is posting of videos and advertorials that may portray chiropractic in a less than positive light. Yes, advertising is ethical, but it is of utmost importance for us to filter what we are saying, writing and especially posting as videos.
DD Palmer back in 1910 suggested that subluxations come from Trauma, Toxins and Thoughts, what modern chiropractors have named the 3 T’s. Back then, technology was more related to movement and industry, with the advent of cars, airplanes, and machinery for the industrial revolution. Now we need to add our 21st century concept of technology to the list of the 3 T’s, since Tech accounts creates trauma (such as Tech Neck), Toxins (from associated EMF’s), and Thoughts (the super fast pace that Tech has pushed on us).