Tma3 K221

Part 1. Describe and critically evaluate the ways in which chiropractic is regulated in the UK. Discuss what safeguards are provided for users of this type of therapy in the UK and the development of controls over chiropractic.

        People had always interest in folk medicine. CAM was always popular (more or less) because of the different treatments offered. People may choose therapy that suits their lifestyle and beliefs. Today, when CAM is easily available, it is very important to keep that people safe. At the first sight it looks like regulation is the best thing to do, but does it always help and work? In this essay I will try to show what CAM professionals can do, to keep their patients safe and healthy, however it is not always easy to achieve.
    Sometimes the boundaries between orthodox medicine and CAM are hard to see. Chiropractic is very good example for that. Discipline was developed from folk medicine based on bone-setting. D.D. Palmer (1845-1938) and Andrew Taylor Still (1828-1917) developed chiropractic (and osteopathy) as independent medical discipline in the late 19th century in the USA. It was including: opening schools, writing books and textbooks, showing people techniques of chiropractic. That time they were practice informally by the people like barbers etc. however it was important for them to heal people in certain way.
            (Lee-Treweek, 2005, p.302)
Today chiropractic is a primary health-care profession that specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and helping to manage problems with the joints, ligaments, tendons, nerves, related to spine.
Chiropractic is a treatment witch focus on safe, usually very gentle, specific spiral manipulation to free joints in the spine that cannot move properly. Chiropractors won’t use only manipulation but also many others techniques which may include ice, heat, ultrasound, exercise and acupuncture. They also give advice about posture and lifestyle. It is very common for chiropractors to...