Chiropractic Society of Texas Supports Texas Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
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Monday, December 21, 2015 08:36 AM

A chiropractic society has sided with medical acupuncturists against the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

In the matter of the Texas Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (TAAOM) v. Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE), the Chiropractic Society of Texas (CST) has stated to the Third Court of Appeals that “the Chiropractic Society of Texas is in support of TAAOM and we ask the court to reverse the ruling of the lower court (201st District Court) and render judgment in favor of TAAOM.

The stated opinion of the CST is that "the practice of Chiropractic and Acupuncture are two completely distinct and separate professions.”  They also state that the CST is not in favor of expanding the practice, and/or the scope of Chiropractic.”  It is their opinion that “changing the definition or scope of Chiropractic weakens our profession.

The TBCE was sued by the TAAOM because it was the medical acupuncturists opinion that ONLY licensees of the acupuncture sub-board of the Texas Medical Board should be allowed to practice acupuncture even though the Texas Legislature, Texas attorney generals, and history have demonstrated otherwise.

The CST claims that it "is a state organization that represents chiropractic in the state of Texas. We are a non-profit, membership-supported organization of chiropractors, chiropractic students, and chiropractic supporters within the state of Texas.”  

TBCE reported in October that there were 5144 active DC licensees in the State of Texas. The “find a doctor” feature of the CST website lists 36 members.  

Source:  Amicus Brief filed November 3, 2015 with Texas’ Third Court of Appeals.