By Michael Dorausch, D.C.
I received my monthly “information age” e-newsletter from chiropractic internet company Now You Know (NYK) earlier today. As I browsed through the copy I found myself thinking “these guys are still right on and standing tall for chiropractic.” I figured it’s better to share some of those thoughts rather than just keeping them to myself.
In their first topic NYK discussed the International Chiropractors Association (ICA) and the organizations decision to reject a so called “Demand” made by the board of the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations (COCSA) to merge with another chiropractic association (the ACA). Planet Chiropractic reported on the same topic Chiropractic Association Maintains Principles earlier in the month.
I was most interested in the editor’s comments as NYK authors pointed out that the ICA annual meeting in Washington was held in conjunction with the “Chiropractic Coalition” which is a coalition of associations designed to facilitate an avenue where national chiropractic organizations could work and lobby together for the common good of chiropractic. Each year since the inception of the Chiropractic Coalition the ICA, World Chiropractic Alliance (WCA), and Federation of Straight Chiropractors and Organizations (FSCO) have participated in the event. According to NYK, each year the ACA has declined to participate.
I’ve noticed other newsletters from organizations such as the WCA as well as chiropractic advocates like Dr. Tedd Koren questioning the apparently suspect nature of merging the ICA and ACA. One thing I’ve gotten from all this is that there is a large and vocal group of chiropractors that are either represented by organizations such as the ICA, FSCO, or WCA, or just concerned chiropractors that don’t think merger is a good idea for chiropractic. Thinking about it further, being a member in any combination of the ICA, WCA or FSCO makes great sense, since all three organizations share something in common… subluxation being the first that comes to mind. While not recommending mergers, I would find supporting efforts to see greater coalition between organizations sharing similar goals for chiropractic advancement to be a positive thing.
The NYK newsletter discussed other topics such as “Making a Website Work for You” and a new book titled “I Stand Amazed” by chiropractic patient, advocate and author, Ms. Geri Carlson. Rather then getting into those topics here it’s best you visit the NYK website at nowyouknow.net and get subscribed to their newsletter yourself.
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