Applying Chiropractic Philosophy in Practice for Better Clinical Results w/ A. Tayal, DC (Jun 16, 5hrs)

33 principles
Join Dr. Akur Tayal, Life West Chair of Philosophy, in a discussion of the clinical applications of chiropractic philosophy. 5 general CE hours. 8am-1pm.


June 16, 2018 - 8:00 am


June 16, 2018 - 1:00 pm


Life Chiropractic College West, 25001 Industrial Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545   View map

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This seminar explores the concepts of logic, evidence, and the scientific method as it relates to understanding the 33 philosophical Principles of Chiropractic. From there we will take the principles and apply them to the detection, analysis and correction of the vertebral subluxation, and how a deeper understanding of the principles can lead to improved patient outcomes.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the seminar, participants will be better able to:

  • identify and understand the evidence-based pyramid;
  • identify some common logical fallacies and how they can show up in chiropractic discussions;
  • identify and apply the 5 signs of life;
  • have a rudimentary understanding of the major premise of chiropractic and many of the 33 principles; and
  • understand how the principles help inform ethical decisions in practice.

5 hours unless otherwise indicated.

State CE Available/Approval #
California PENDING 5 Category B general hours
Colorado No application required*
Connecticut No application required*
Delaware No application required*
District of Columbia No application required**
Idaho No application required*
Illinois No application required*
(60 minute hours)
Indiana No application required*
(60 minute hours)
Iowa No application required*
Maryland No application required*
Massachusetts No application required*
Michigan No application required*
Montana No application required*
Nebraska No application required*
Ohio No application required*
Oregon No application required*
Rhode Island No application required*
South Carolina No application required*
(60 minute hours)
Utah No application required*
Vermont No application required*
Virginia No application required*
Washington No application required*
Wyoming No application required*

*Some State boards do not require an application when a program is sponsored by a college accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), which is an accreditor of Life Chiropractic College West.

Life Chiropractic College West cannot guarantee that any session of this offering will be accepted by these licensing board(s). Life West urges licensees to familiarize themselves with the laws governing continuing education in the jurisdictions where they hold licensure.

DISCLAIMER FOR THE STATE OF MISSOURI: Approval of this course is not acknowledgment or ruling by the Board that the methods taught in this course are recognized and approved by the Board as the appropriate practice of chiropractic as defined in Section 331.010, RSMo.

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Hour Topic
1 The first hour begins by looking at the Evidence-Based Paradigm. It then explains the concept of logical fallacies and provides instruction in critical thinking to understand the major premise of chiropractic. Examples are given and examples are solicited from participants through discussion.
2 Using the foundation from the first hour, the second hour dives deeper into the 33 principles of chiropractic. The 33 Principles were drafted by Ralph W. Stephenson, DC published a book in 1927 called, “Chiropractic Textbook”. Concepts covered include life, time, matter, intelligence, and how these are connected to chiropractic.
3 This hour will explore the safety pin cycle, momentum, survival values and retracing. These concepts are integral to understanding the healing sequence in the body under chiropractic care, and how habits and momentum can lead to long-term sustainability for the health of our patients.
4 This hour will discuss how chiropractic philosophy plays a role in the detection, analysis and correction of the vertebral subluxation. Clinical implications of chiropractic philosophy will be discussed, as well discussion on how one can use their “chiropractic lens” to see chiropractic applications in all things philosophy, science, and art.
5 This hour will provide a historical context to be able to understand the philosophy discussed in the previous hours and how this historical framework, understood through the chiropractic lens can provide a framework for making informed decisions in relation to private practice as well as the profession at-large.