Education Of Chiropractors vs Medical Doctors in Palm Harbor FL
Have you ever wondered how much education your Doctor of Chiropractic in Palm Harbor FL is required to have compared to a medical doctor? I thought it would be fun to compare the two and share it with you.
Prospective chiropractor students must have completed a 4-year bachelor's degree program and necessary courses to even be considered for acceptance by a chiropractic college. After being accepted, chiropractic students undergo the equivalent of 4 years of classroom and lab work, each student must also complete an internship during which students care for patients under the close supervision of instructors. The following chart is a comparison of Chiropractic College course work compared to Medical College course work.
Chiropractic Compared to Medical Education in Palm Harbor FL
I share this with you because the difference between the chiropractic profession and the medical profession isn't based on how many hours you spend learning about the body and its inner workings. The vast difference is based on philosophy.
In short, the medical model and its education process is based on disease and the treatment of disease.
The chiropractic model is based on the fundamental principle that the body is a self-healing and self-regulating organism. In turn instead of fighting or treating diseases, chiropractors focus on the individual and strive to create an optimal environment for healing to take place.
I like to say, "we don't fight disease, we build health". If all we ever did was just fight disease and never address the internal environment where the disease was present, then most often the disease we are fighting (if we are able to suppress it) tend to come back or manifest themselves in another form. To build health you must consider all aspects of what allowed the "dis-ease" to be expressed. We must deal with the environment and the causes not with the disease.
We deal with these causes by looking at the "5 essentials of health".
- Core Chiropractic
- Oxygen & Exercise
- Minimize Toxins
Through the implementation of these 5 essentials we can go from fighting to building health and this is where the difference lies between the education and philosophy of the medical profession and the chiropractic lifestyle.
Let's start building health,
Dr. Raul Serrano