One who is a licensed practitioner of chiropractic. It is the Doctoral degree comparable to the medical degree, consisting of approximately 5500 hours of post graduate education.
Chiropractic is based on the vitalistic theory that human beings are self-regulating, self-maintaining and self-healing organisms whose nervous systems control and coordinate all other systems of the body. Interference to the nervous system can happen over the course of one's life causing a lessening of the function of the body. Chiropractors reduce or correct these interferences and the body is able to express life through the nervous system once again, creating a healing environment.
The diagnosis and treatment of disease is the practice of medicine using drugs, radiation and surgery. It is interested in sickness and what causes people to die. Chiropractic is the location and correction of nerve pressure by adjusting the spine. It is interested in health and what makes people live.
Since I've been going to the chiropractor, my overall health has improved.