Of course. And I could go into a long essay about the relationship between doctors and pharmaceutical companies. Or get into the way psychotropics are doled out to both adults and children, often without the slightest bit of holistic thinking involved. There are individuals with problems in both groups. I think diversity in health practices is best for us. That we have a range of options. It is shifting, but this is an opinion that was not shared by the MDs for a long time and, well, still, by a rather large % of them. Most everyone I know who either practices alternative medicine or is a customer to it ALSO uses MDs on occasion. Diversity seems natural to them. This would need to be backed up by some sort of study. I like both massage and PT, though, of course, since you want to qualify anything positive about chiropractors, one should make qualifications about PTs and massage therapists who have their share of incompentents and quacks. Further I had a problem with my upper back that reduced my range of motion radically. I had approached it via massage and PT alone for a while, but the relaxation would last only a short time. I went to a chiropractor, got adjusted and then found that massage and PT stuck. I really dont care about their theories in relation to other diseases. Their theory sounds reasonable to me, but I have other alternative approaches I would use in relation to both prevention and treatment of disease. I use chiropracty in a very specific range of treatment and am happy with it.