The Science is based on the relationship between the body's structure and function. It is the study of how the nervous system affects the body's system and organisation. The science of chiropractic is one of diagnostic, clinical trials and research.
The philosophy of chiropractic is based upon the body's innate intelligence, that is, the wisdom of the body to heal itself.
Chiropractic philosophy is based on four principles of health:
1. The human body has the ability to heal.
2. The nervous system controls ALL body functions and processes, including healing.
3. The structure of the spine influences the function of the nervous system.
4. Abnormal spine structure can affect the nervous system and may affect your health.
The Art of chiropractic is in the hands-on sensitivity that the doctor of chiropractic learns through time and experience. Through motion and static touch the chiropractor becomes skilled at the art of an adjustment, which involves a specific force, speed, and torque.