Greetings members of the ICAI and visitors
Welcome to the member website of the International Chiropractors Association of Indiana!
The purposes of this association are to promote and to protect the interests and the general welfare of the duly licensed chiropractors and citizens of the state of Indiana. We strive to enhance the chiropractic profession through organized leadership and advancement of the chiropractic profession.
Our mission is to advocate for Indiana Doctor of Chiropractic to the public, the government, the business community and third party payors. Our mission is also to promote the science, philosophy, and art of chiropractic as the healing profession that emphasizes the importance of the relationship between structure, primarily the spinal column, and the nervous system. We emphasize how the proper relationship between structure and the nervous system is essential to the function and health of human beings.
The primary challenges Indiana Doctors of Chiropractic face are first, from within our profession. The internal conflicts within the profession are not new to you and likely originated with the conflicts between D.D. and B.J Palmer.
For decades, the legislative and regulatory direction of chiropractic is driven largely by desires to have societal status on par with medical doctors and receive third party reimbursement on par with other medical providers. The drivers of the “chiropractic bus” are the cartel of the Council on Chiropractic Education, (CCE), The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB), The World Chiropractic Federation (WCF), International Chiropractic Education Collaboration (ICEC) The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (N.B.C.E), The National Chiropractic Mutual Insurance Company (NCMIC), Congress of Chiropractic State Organizations (COCSA), The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and associated schools and even the International Chiropractors Association. ICA) among others. These groups, professional organizations and schools are referred to as the Chiropractic Cartel because they enjoy a monopoly on the educational and licensing functions of the entire chiropractic profession throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Africa.
There is an extensive list of actions being promoted by the Chiropractic Cartel that are moving the profession into some form of medical subset that risks the existence of the profession and access to health restoration that results from subluxation correction. Please do investigate and educate yourself on what is happening in the political arena. Chiropractors may wish to just avoid the political conflicts. Starting with being licensed, the chiropractic profession is so highly regulated and impacted by outside forces that it is imperative for individual chiropractors to take a stand for the profession
Quite a goliath! You may have feelings common with many chiropractors that attempting to challenge the powers-to-be in the profession is just too much. There is a good argument for those feelings based on the purely on the diminishing numbers of chiropractors who hold that the founding tenets of chiropractic are the foundation of our profession. It is important to note that chiropractic is a discovery. The discovery of chiropractic is the recognition, the uncovering of biologic dynamics present in mankind for it’s entire existence. They can be denied and forgotten but they cannot eliminated.
There are lots of shiny objects to distract us away from the founding tenets of chiropractic. Being on a career long pursuit of restoring the health and wellness of our patients by giving the best chiropractic adjustment you can administer expands of evidence of the existence of the founding tenets of chiropractic. Joining together through membership in the ICAI profoundly magnifies the chiropractic principle to the profession and the public.
Gerald L. Whalen, D.C.
International Chiropractors Association of Indiana