Well­ness Arti­cles

Chi­ro­prac­tors Rec­og­nized in Thai­land

From around the world comes a July 9, 2007 story pub­lished by Nation Mul­ti­me­dia in Thai­land. The story starts off by pro­claim­ing, “Thai­land has become the sec­ond place in Asia to offi­cially rec­og­nize chi­ro­prac­tic treat­ment.” Hong Kong is the only other coun­try in Asia to offi­cially issue licenses to chi­ro­prac­tors. Chi­ro­prac­tic care has been avail­able in Thai­land since 1993.

In rec­og­niz­ing an his­toric event in that coun­try, Dr. Oat Burana­som­bati noted that test­ing for the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of chi­ro­prac­tors in his coun­try took place the pre­vi­ous week. In the arti­cle he explained that “sub­lux­a­tion”, (when one or more ver­te­brae move out of posi­tion and pres­sure or irri­tate nerves), can cause a vari­ety of health issues includ­ing back­ache and pain in the shoul­ders and arms.

Although the knowl­edge of chi­ro­prac­tic is still very lim­ited in Thai­land, and the num­ber of prac­ti­tion­ers is small, the arti­cle notes that the pop­u­lar­ity is grow­ing rapidly. Dr. Oat reports that there were 21 local and for­eign chi­ro­prac­tors in Thai­land — most in Bangkok and Pat­taya. He also stated that a school of chi­ro­prac­tic may well soon start in the area, “We want to start a chi­ro­prac­tic course at Rangsit Uni­ver­sity next year. We hope to recruit around 30 students.”

Chi­ro­prac­tic inter­na­tion­ally is grow­ing in leaps and bounds. Mr. Ron Hen­drick­son, for­mer exec­u­tive direc­tor of the Inter­na­tional Chi­ro­prac­tors Asso­ci­a­tion com­mented, “The Inter­na­tional Chi­ro­prac­tors Asso­ci­a­tion strongly sup­ports the for­mal recog­ni­tion of chi­ro­prac­tic by gov­ern­ments world­wide and we applaud the efforts of the chi­ro­prac­tic com­mu­nity in Thai­land on achiev­ing this impor­tant mile­stone. Chi­ro­prac­tic is a pow­er­ful addi­tion to the health care sec­tor of any nation, for its proven clin­i­cal effec­tive­ness, its safety and appro­pri­ate­ness for patients of all ages, and for its unique cost effec­tive­ness because of the non-​surgical, drug­less, nat­ural approach to health and heal­ing applied by doc­tors of chi­ro­prac­tic. Many other Asian nations have grow­ing chi­ro­prac­tic com­mu­ni­ties and it is only a mat­ter of time before chi­ro­prac­tic sci­ence and prac­tice is for­mally embraced by their governments.”

Ran­dom Article

From the May 19, 2006 issue of the Lawrence Journal-​World from Lawrence, Kansas comes a story of a chi­ro­prac­tor, Dr. Michael Stu­art, who

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