Chiropractic: A Profession at the Crossroads of Mainstream and Alternative Medicine

  title={Chiropractic: A Profession at the Crossroads of Mainstream and Alternative Medicine},
  author={William C. Meeker and Scott Haldeman},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
Chiropractic is the largest, most regulated, and best recognized of the professions that have traditionally functioned outside of mainstream medical institutions and, in the new lexicon, have fallen into the category of complementary and alternative medicine. It is unique in the United States as the most widely disseminated indigenous U.S. system of healing. Its steadily increasing acceptance and use by the public and payers indicate that chiropractic is no longer the marginal or deviant… 
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