The World Health Organization (WHO) has produced the "WHO Guidelines on Basic Training and Safety in Chiropractic."
According to the excellent summary by Frank at Chiro.org, "the Guidelines clarify that chiropractic is a separate profession rather than a set of techniques that can be learned in short courses by other health professionals. They also make it clear that medical doctors and other health professionals, in countries where the practice of chiropractic is not regulated by law, should undergo extensive training to re-qualify as chiropractors before claiming to offer chiropractic services. In some countries there have been recent efforts by medical groups to provide short courses of approximately 200 hours in chiropractic technique. The WHO feels this is a bad decision.
"The World Health Organization guidelines indicate that a medical graduate should a require an additional minimum of 1800 class hours, including 1000 hours of supervised clinical training, before claiming to offer chiropractic services."
Therefore, WHO has affirmed the necessity of proper and thorough training in chiropractic, which in turn affirms the importance of the chiropractic profession. What we do isn't merely "racking and cracking", it's extremely specific adjustments for specific results.
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