Chiropractic, Serving the Greater Good
Written by Editor   
Thursday, June 21, 2018 09:42 PM

Since 2001, a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization that helps raise funds for the less fortunate, has been serving humanity for the greater good.   The purpose of this organization is to serve the suffering, and help provide a better standard of living with the use of natural, preventative chiropractic care as well as raising funds for food, shelter, clothing and other basic needs.  They raise tax-deductible funds for the people they serve.  

ChiroMission seeks to promote Chiropractic throughout the world, and to adjust those who are subluxated and in need of neuromusculoskeletal care, especially in third world countries where resources are limited.  “It is our intention to cultivate students of  Chiropractic  from these deprived areas so that they may return to their beloved countries and work in offices established by ChiroMission, Inc.,” the organization asserts.  They continue, “since 2001 we have brought more education, introduced chiropractic care and have been a channel for hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations and several tons of basic needs for the less fortunate.”

The chiropractors and volunteers who've teamed up with us have built an orphanage and provide not only chiropractic adjustments, but also food, clothing, shelter, and schooling for the less fortunate in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and St. Vincent & the Grenadines for 17 years.  “We can only help the less fortunate by accepting donations from generous contributors. We need the funds to continue to grow and maintain a presence and relationships in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, St. Vincent and The Grenadines,” they report.

Here are two links that will give you a small glimpse of our organization: Video and  ChiroMission’s Impact

Research has demonstrated that poor posture and inactivity are major contributors to the development of back pain and other spinal disorders. According to the World Health Organization, one in four adults is not active enough and over 80% of adolescent population is not active enough.  Millions of people in all continents of the world suffer with spinal disorders. These can include low back pain, neck pain, scoliosis and disc disease, to name but a few. Spinal pain and disability can have a profound effect on a person’s overall health, sometimes preventing them from working or even doing simple daily activities.

As long ago as 1946, the World Heath Organization asserted in its constitution that “…the highest attainable standard of health [is] a fundamental right of every human being.”  The right to health is one of a set of internationally agreed human rights standards central to and dependent upon other human rights such as food, housing, work, education, information, and participation in policy decision making.  The right to health has been defined to include the following core components:

  • A sufficient quantity of functioning public health and health care facilities, goods and services, as well as programs for all.

  • Health facilities, goods, and services must be accessible to everyone. They must be non-discriminatory, physically accessible, economically accessible, and offer accessible information.

  • Respect for medical ethics  that are culturally appropriate, and sensitive to gender is a core component. Acceptability requires that health facilities, goods, services and programs are people-centered for the specific needs of diverse population groups and in accordance with international standards of medical ethics for confidentiality and informed consent.

  • Facilities, goods, and services must be scientifically and medically approved.  Quality health services should be:  safe; effective; people-centered; timely; equitable; integrated; and efficient.

Chiropractic care may serve to address these core components.  ChiroMission is one charitable corporation seeking to do so.