The science of chiropractic is the effort to discover and increase the understanding of the human body and its physical, biochemical and emotional interaction. The idea of “Reductionism”, or attempting to separate the body into systems and structures independent of each other, is one that chiropractic left behind at its inception.
Moreover, as scientific discovery has advanced in many fields, it has shown that the human body is a diverse organism in which all parts are dependent on each other. Chiropractic takes advantage of this ever-growing knowledge base to provide complementary and alternative care through the application of evidenced-based research treatments.
While many years ago it was uncertain as to the benefit and efficacy of chiropractic care, numerous studies and entire peer-reviewed publications are now easily accessible and clear in there conclusion that chiropractic is a safe and viable treatment option for many conditions, not just those of a musculoskeletal nature. Equally important, it should be understood that the data acquired through research efforts in the areas of nutrition, exercise and the other mainstream disciplines allows chiropractors to provide information to their patients that is clearly a matter of fact, and not one of opinion.