Confessions of a Quackbuster

This blog deals with healthcare consumer protection, and is therefore about quackery, healthfraud, chiropractic, and other forms of so-Called "Alternative" Medicine (sCAM).

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Subluxation Awareness Week

(....and there are still people who believe that chiropractic is science-based....!)

Well, since chiros still believe in non-existent chiropractic "subluxations" (not the same thing as a real orthopedic one), then we ought to also celebrate Unicorn Awareness Week. The International Unicorn Prevention Society claims to be quite effective at preventing the devastating effects of unicornitis. It is caused by the constant presence of unicorns, and the Society can sell you a Unicorn Zapper to keep the unicorns away. It's quite effective, since you will never see a unicorn near a Society member.

In all fairness, there are some chiros who don't believe in these "subluxations." Unfortunately they are under constant attack by other chiros. They are, after all, doubting the very foundation of the so-called "profession."

Subluxation Awareness Week

The Week of September 18th has been declared "Subluxation Awareness Week". In a recent proclamation by the International Chiropractors Association, the week of September 18th was chosen to commemorate the anniversary of the first chiropractic adjustment on September 18, 1895.

The proclamation reads:

The officers and members of the International Chiropractors Association (ICA) understand the devastating effects of vertebral subluxation on health and well-being. The officers and members of the ICA further understand the advantages and benefits of a life free of subluxation. These advantages include maximum potential in health, performance, human potential and social well-being. For these reasons, and to enlighten the world to these vital health principles, the International Chiropractors Association hereby declares the week of September 18th, the anniversary of the birth of chiropractic, to be further known as, "SUBLUXATION AWARENESS WEEK"

Voted unanimously August 1, 2001, ICA Board of Directors

The event was designed to alert the public of the dangers of subluxations on the proper function of the nervous system. The nervous system is the master controller of all other body functions. Malfunction of the nervous system can lead to a wide variety of health problems. More importantly, the proclamation was issued to raise the consciousness of people as to the benefits of a subluxation free life. When subluxations are removed the body functions at a higher potential in every aspect of life.

For further information on Subluxation Awareness Week, or for more information on subluxations, a special website has been set up. Please visit

ICA Subluxation Awareness Week

Google: "subluxation awareness week"