Where is the Outrage?
Drugs are in, injectables are in, minor surgery is in, MUA is in.
Drugless is out, subluxation is out, hugs are out, prepay is out. The Chiropractic Cartel has full control of the profession.
A chiropractor colleague of mine recently put the situation facing this profession very succinctly. He said in response to all the above:
“Where is the outrage? Where is the anger? They have trampled all over the principles of this profession and we stand by and watch. What will it take to get our people to take action?”
Sure, there have been the fleeting Facebook postings, name calling and obscenities hurled at the New Mexico folks, Winterstein and others followed by animated gesticulations and a scowling harrumph! But that’s the end of it. And the Dark Side is counting on this continued inaction by those who profess to guard the Sacred Trust.
What we need is action. Here’s 10 things you can do to save this profession:
- Get appointed to your state board
- Go to your state board meetings – even if you are not on the board
- Join a state association – one that supports your subluxation based values. If your state doesn’t have one - start one.
- Join a national/international chiropractic association that is not in bed with the Chiropractic Cartel – here’s one
- Support chiropractic research. How?
- It’s a moral crime to support your own destruction – stop writing checks to people and companies in chiropractic that support the Chiropractic Cartel.
- Read. Ignorance is not bliss. You need to be always connecting dots as to what is going on this profession and who the players are.
- When you join your state and national associations don’t just write a check and assume everything is fine. Attend the board meetings. Show up. Speak out. Get involved.
- Double your practice. You can’t help anyone, least of all this profession, if you are poor. Success leaves clues. Plenty of chiropractors are doing well despite the economy. Find them and do what they do.
- Help chiropractic students and recent graduates. The average chiropractic student is graduating with $200,000.00 in student loan debt. They can’t get a loan to open up a practice. This is a problem for everyone. It is not sustainable. Set up a scholarship for students at your alma mater to lessen their loan burden. Hire an associate. Don’t need an associate? See Number 9.
Don’t like this list? Come up with your own but do something and do it now! The seriousness of the situation cannot be overstated.
As always, I look forward to your feedback, comments and suggestions.
Matthew McCoy DC, MPH
Editor – McCoy Press Journals