Subluxation and the GCC
Following up on the Chiro fixes DNA post, I found that the General Chiropractic Council in the UK doesn't promote subluxation as an actual mechanism.
The chiropractic vertebral subluxation complex is an historical concept but it remains a theoretical model. It is not supported by any clinical research evidence that would allow claims to be made that it
is the cause of disease.
I find the use of "theoretical" interesting here. My understanding of the Scientific Method is that the use of the word "theory" is reserved for things that have been tested so much that it's fairly well accepted that these things are facts and it's just honesty and integrity that prevents use of the work "fact". After all;
"Remember one ugly fact kills a beautiful Theory"
- Thomas Huxley
From this point of view, with it being, in their own words, "not supported by any clinical research evidence", you have to wonder about the Councils ethics when making claims that will be read by laymen.
I also wonder what the position of the NZ GCC equivalent is...