You’ve probably read this article or at minimum seen it posted on various Facebook groups followed by streams of commentary.
Chiropractic is BS.
Now, you’ve been told to look away, don’t draw attention to the article, do not comment on it or “share” it…
For many of those reasons, I agree. There’s nothing worth starting an online debate about. It’s a recycle of the same old s&*#.
That said, I do believe there is value in using the article for our own education and personal development.
Much of what the author says is built on straw men, cherry picking, appeals to authority and ad hominem attacks. There’s a clear misunderstanding, misinterpretation of information or a blatant attempt to just leave out some of context.
At first read, the scathing commentary about Chiropractic would make nearly any chiropractor defensive…the author is blasting the profession saying it’s BS, it’s been linked to injuries, stokes and death…
But the deeper you go, the more you move past the easily dismantled arguments and find a source of truth. The likes of which we need to accept and begin to address.
If you find yourself struggling for certainty, feeling defensive every time an article blasting chiropractic is posted or anytime someone you know has a negative comment about your profession…this episode is definitely for you.
Knowing in your mind what is correct gives you the ability to live in reality, accept your shortcomings and grind ahead solving the problems that keep you from an extraordinary practice and out of the trenches battling your (and other people’s) demons.
Here Is What We Covered
- What are logical fallacies and why understanding them will help you avoid falling prey to weak arguments.
- How to instantly dismantle the faulty arguments proposed by the author and the many who came before her (and many who will come afterwards).
- The core argument that, although it stings, is very true. Denying this argument leaves you on weak footing in any debate.
- How to use the process of defeating ideas with ideas to build your certainty and practice success.
Thank you for listening to Life By Design – The Podcast For Chiropractors… The voice of reason in Chiropractic.
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Dr. Jamie Richards
Dr. Jamie Richards is a consultant for chiropractors looking to transition and thrive in a 3rd Paradigm Chiropractic model. He helps doctors develop the entrepreneurial skills to maximize community impact and leverage leadership into profit.