Mission and Objectives
To promote the development of health through chiropractic in Latin America as well as to advance the interests of Chiropractic as a science and a profession to research, teach, publish and to help promote legislation and recognition of the profession. This represents the core of the chiropractic profession in Latin America from a supranational level.
To unite and bring together all the Chiropractic Professional Associations in all Latin American countries.
To create guidelines for the regulation of the chiropractic profession, defining common standards of education as Bachelor degree in the entire Latin American Region.
To direct the appropriate professional development within the legal institutional framework of the Ministries of Education and Health in each country.
To establish and to conduct forums for the region to treat different matters of interest.
To protect chiropractic profession from internal and external threats.
| DEFINITIONS OF CHIROPRACTIC:|
A health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal adjustment and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation. - World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC), Dictionary Definition, 2001
A health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health. There is an emphasis on manual techniques, including joint adjustment and/or manipulation with a particular focus on subluxations. - World Health Organization (WHO), Guidelines on Chiropractic, 2005
Chiropractic is a healthcare discipline that emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. In addition, doctors of chiropractic recognize the value and responsibility of working in cooperation with other health care practitioners when in the best interest of the patient. - The Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC), Definition, 1996