At the Meeting Point Between Anticipation and Chiropraxis

  • Jean Paul PiantaEmail author


Most people might think that chiropractic has mainly to do with ailments affecting the muscular-skeletal system. Today, chiropractic looks beyond the immediate “dis-ease” to see how this might affect physical, mental, and spiritual development. Not “How do you feel?” but “How do you want to feel?” Anticipation-informed chiropractic focuses on maintaining the human being’s anticipatory expression. This is comprised of motoric performance: sense of balance, spatial and temporal navigation, adaptation to tasks, etc., and the associated cognitive activity. The chiropractic way of thinking is compared to classical, conventional, localized therapeutic approaches promoted by the mechanistic medical model, and to the reductionist views implicit in specialized medicine.


Anticipatory expression Holism Posture Motoric Mechanistic medicine 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pianta Chiropractic CenterHannoverGermany
  2. 2.German Chiropractic AcademyBad OeynhausenGermany

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