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Alternative Health Care


An introductory text on the philosophy of chiropractic, for both chiropractic students and practitioners and those interested in the practice and philosophy of alternative health care.

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Published Reviews

    "The establishment of the American Academy of Chiropractic Physicians (AACP) may be seen as the outcome of concerns enunciated over the past few years by thoughtful educators such as Drs Winterstein (National College of Chiropractic) and Phillips (Los Angeles College of Chiropractic), among others. The fact that they are both members of the AACP Board of Trustees, with National now requiring a Bachelor degree for matriculation into the chiropractic course, is evidence of their desire to advance chiropractors to the higher level of physician.

    Coulter, a Professor with the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, has written a timely work which is quietly supportive of this move.

    ... All in all, chiropractic remains an enigma, and books like this from Coulter provide a valuable piece in the larger picture of our understanding. For this alone they are welcome, but one suspects Coulter will stimulate irrational reaction as well as further informed debate on our proud profession as a philosophy for alternative health care."'Best of Books for 1999' section, Chiropractic Journal of Australia, Volume 29, Number 4, December 1
    it is simply packed with great ideas and concepts. ... This is a great read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It should be in the library of anyone at all interested in the philosophical foundation for chiropractic care, that foundation based upon sound and traditional ideas from orthodox philosophical inquiry. This is a must have book."Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal, 2000
    of us who thought that chiropractic is about spinal adjustments might have a different impression after reading this book. Chiropractic is also about politics, history, professional battles, philosophy, paradigms, research strategy, and so on. This book discusses most of these topics in some detail. It provides fascinating reading..."Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, December 2000
    book discusses the fundamental elements of the chiropractic health encounter explaining the concepts which have sustained the profession and enabled it to thrive despite often vigorous and hostile opposition from other healthcare groups. [...] This is a small well presented book which manages to relate sociological and philosophical concepts to health care provision in the context of chiropractic but which at the same time provides an insight into the value of alternatives to the biomedical paradigm."Manual Therapy, August 2000

Author Information

    By Ian Douglass Coulter, PhD, Health Consultant, RAND Professor, University of California, Los Angeles; Research Professor, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic.

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  • Paperback
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  • 136 Pages
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-4006-0
  • Copyright: 1999