What is a CHIROPRACTIC?
A chiropractor is a health care specialist dedicated to the study of the human nervous system. Chiropractic is a recognized health specialty in more than 70 countries and in the U.S. it is thethird most widely used medical specialty.
A chiropractor is a specialist who receives advanced university training and specializes in helping to improve the function of the spine and its relationship to the nervous system.
The chiropractor’s goal is for the nervous system to work at 100% of its capacity continuously. With a healthy nervous system the body recovers more easily from its ailments and adapts better to daily stress, increasing the quality of health and life of people.
To do this, the chiropractor performs painless and very precise manual adjustments on misaligned joints, with the aim of restoring proper communication and proper functioning between the body and the brain. These adjustments are usually applied to the spine, skull and pelvis, which protect our nervous system.
The Spanish Chiropractic Association (AEQ) acts as the governing board for the profession, ensuring that all members have the proper requirements and formation dictated by the World Health Organization.
The following table shows a comparison between the hours of study in Chiropractic and Medicine in the U.S.A., where both careers have an average duration of 7 years of study.
On the other hand, the chiropractor must undergo annual postgraduate training to keep abreast of advances and developments in his field, thus maintaining a high level of quality and mastery of chiropractic methodology.
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*Fuente: (1) Facultad de Medicina, Madrid. Organización Docente del Curso Académico 1997 (2) Cleveland Chiropractic Catalog 1997
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|TOTAL ACUMULATIVO HORAS||5300h||5540h|
|*Fuente: (1) Facultad de Medicina, Madrid. Organización Docente del Curso Académico 1997 (2) Cleveland Chiropractic Catalog 1997|
· WHO guidelines on basic training and safety in chiropractic [Internet]. Who.int. 2018 [cited 7 January 2018]. Available from: http://www.who.int/medicines/areas/traditional/Chiro-Guidelines.pdf
· Word Federation Of Chiropractic [Internet]. 2018 [cited 12 January 2018]. Available from: https://www.wfc.org/website/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=110&Itemid=107&lang=en
· Spanish Chiropractic Association [Internet]. 2018 [cited 12 January 2018]. Available from: http://www.quiropractica-aeq.com/