Use of Drugs in Chiropractic

The mission of the Palmetto State Chiropractic Association (PSCA) is to support and advance the practice of chiropractic that is exclusive for the location, analysis, and correction of vertebral subluxation because vertebral subluxation, in and of itself, is a detriment to the fullest expression of life. Our ultimate goal is to ensure the future of chiropractic as a separate and distinct profession to secure and ensure public access to vertebral subluxation correction. We shall accomplish this by uniting and supporting chiropractors, students, and others who share the PSCA’s mission through professional, legislative, educational, and personal growth endeavors.

The PSCA views Chiropractic as a vitalistic philosophy, science, and art that consists solely of the non-therapeutic objective of locating, analyzing, and assisting in the correction of vertebral subluxations, because they are detrimental to the expression of innate intelligence.

Chiropractic colleges, the federal government, and international, national, and state chiropractic associations define the unique and non-duplicative role and responsibility of chiropractic as focusing particular attention on the vertebral subluxation and its resultant neurological interference.

The prescription and use of pharmaceuticals by anyone other than a trained medical doctor are unsafe for the public. Furthermore, if Chiropractors were to engage in the practice of dispensing, prescribing, or injecting medicines it would be detrimental to the future survival of the philosophy, science, and art of chiropractic as a separate and distinct drugless and surgery-free healing art.

The PSCA is opposed to the teaching of a medical curriculum for the purpose of attaining advanced chiropractic degree status that would have the effect of broadening the scope of chiropractic practice. Furthermore, chiropractic education by institutions of higher education, testing by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and programs accredited by the Council for Chiropractic Education have an incumbent responsibility to ensure that chiropractic remains separate and distinct from other healing arts professions.

The PSCA therefore strongly disapproves of any effort to introduce the practice of allopathic medicine, specifically the dispensing, injecting or prescribing of drugs and the performance of surgical procedures into the practice of Chiropractic by educational, legislative or any other means by any Chiropractic college, association, licensing body or other organizations representing the chiropractic profession.
Adopted from the IFCO- March 27, 2013