Post by Allen Botnick DC on Mar 31, 2005 22:29:54 GMT -5
Given the recent rush of hecklers to the forum it occurred to me that this would be a good time to explain the "blame the victim" tactic that cults use against critics.
In order to distract members from the charges levelled by the critic the cult concocts a false explanation for the person's criticism that makes it the critic's fault.
In chiropractic since the entire system revolves around being successful at ripping people off the charge usually is that critics are practice failures who are somehow trying to get revenge on the profession. This is very useful to the cult because it prevents people from investigating the specific charges (like a thought stopping method) and helps to galvanize the group around the critic.
I noticed in school that everyone about to graduate had an unbelievably sweet associateship deal lined up. If I ever saw them after they graduated, they were invariably getting $crewed, and couldn't wait for the contract to end so they could go into solo practice. I resolved to go straight to solo practice.
After graduation, I noticed that everyone in solo practice who had graduated in the last 10-15 years was struggling or on the verge of bankruptcy, except a tiny percentage who were making out like bandits. These were invariably either fools, who really believed what the PM guys were telling them, or crooks, who knew it was a lie and didn't care. So I couldn't make a living at chiropractic because I couldn't decide whether to be a crook or a fool.
Post by Allen Botnick DC on Sept 21, 2009 19:26:34 GMT -5
>So I couldn't make a living at chiropractic because I couldn't decide whether to be a crook or a fool.
I wrote nearly the same thing in 2007!
I once believed that I could teach myself differential diagnosis and follow scientific treatment guidelines. Later I learned that this was not possible without exposure to expert faculty and actual patients. Refusing to be a quack or a thief, I had serious doubts about whether to remain a chiropractor.
Life...: My main point is that you can go to 20 different chiro offices in a given day. Each office will find a problem with you and then adjust you.
Jan 29, 2014 18:25:44 GMT -5
Rock: yes actually no one needs vitamins they need to eat proper food. only if a person has been starving or poisoned by something they suffer from a lack of vitamins. Sad but true. only MDs should be allowed to sell vitamins and after taking blood samples first
Jan 30, 2014 2:21:28 GMT -5
Rock: and there are actually dentists that over treat patients because they got a good insurance. think there was a case in England where a dentists patients (children) had lots more cavity's than other kids.
Jan 30, 2014 2:27:07 GMT -5
Rock: I think there ought to be a law that say that patients should be informed about that they should only go a certain amount of times and if it don't help then stop going. people ought to be treated with respect.
Jan 30, 2014 2:31:44 GMT -5
fairchiro: Some studies are showing that vitamins shorten your life. Most people don't need multi vitamins. My guess is maybe 2 percent of the population should be taking multi vitamins in pill form. However, maybe people in cold climates can use a vitamin D pill.
Jan 30, 2014 15:59:32 GMT -5
fairchiro: Also people who are dieting and taking in very little calories may need a multi vitamin. And of course certain diseases require vitamins.
Jan 30, 2014 16:00:16 GMT -5
Rock: yes there is some illness with the homocysteine getting too high and one got to see a MD to check it out then they give you folic acid and vitamin b6 and b12. I got that illness myself.. but I was starving....I had anorexia.......
Jan 30, 2014 16:55:58 GMT -5
dwight: So i'm newly joined and have a query about a few happenings in which my lower back would extend and my actual maximum height would increase from 3-6 inches. After 2(3?) x-rays it was confirmed that i have mild scoliosis and extraordinary back muscle.
Feb 1, 2014 14:46:41 GMT -5
dwight: I dont know how else to explain what is happening to me but I was advised to get an MRI more than once in order to further dive into the cause or cure for my situation
Feb 1, 2014 14:47:06 GMT -5
dwight: is it possible for something like that to happen? if so, will it become a permanent issue? if not, how can i go about resolving that?
Feb 1, 2014 14:47:30 GMT -5
GoodGolly: I've never seem so much self loathing and inadequacy... What a load of crap. There are MANY DCs who are not subluxation based and THRIVING. Put on your big-girl panties and quit whining.
Feb 13, 2014 8:55:43 GMT -5
GoodGolly: There are problems with our educational processes and unscrupulous docs, but the same can be said for every profession. Your attempts here to disparage an ENTIRE profession say more about you than that profession. Grow up, grow a pair and get to work.
Feb 13, 2014 9:00:07 GMT -5
liedtoo: Sure ill get right to work cracking necks and backs and not getting paid for it. My 3 year old can do the same thing when she jumps off the couch and lands on my back. GoodGolly your still in chiroville, In reality the profession is a joke.
Feb 13, 2014 10:44:57 GMT -5
DHOW: Come on dude stop hating yourself and get busy.
Feb 13, 2014 15:08:09 GMT -5
Tim Whatley: The zealotry of Dr. Botnick paints a picture of a bitter, failed man. It's probably time for him to move on with his life.
Feb 17, 2014 21:44:02 GMT -5
Getreal TIM: Hey Tim, Dr Botnick is trying to actually educate current and future DC's about reality, not the fiction world of subluxations and chiropractic. I appreciate this site greatly and it has provided a lot of good resources, as well as a form of therapy.
Feb 18, 2014 15:38:00 GMT -5
Clunderthoud: Chiropractic certainly does work no matter what the theory, it just sucks as a career.
Feb 22, 2014 2:36:08 GMT -5
Clunderthoud: I now do chiropractic, VOM, and PEMF on horses and dogs after 20 dead-end years in DC practice. Did you know that many successful "horse chiropractors" are ropers, horse-shoers (farriers) cowboys, and journeymen with no DC degree at all?
Feb 22, 2014 3:06:50 GMT -5
Vert Backcracker: Interesting read on Chiropractic (supporters & haters) - keep the venom flowing!
Feb 25, 2014 11:41:43 GMT -5
mtmon: Indeed, education these days is, more often than not, overpriced. Chiros seem to have it better than attorneys tho'. youtube: 'law student(s)"= endless stream of "What did I get myself into?" I wouldn't get into ANY health field in today's times.
Mar 10, 2014 22:34:08 GMT -5