ACA Welcomes Japanese Members

Arlington, Va.—The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) recently welcomed more than 200 members of the Japanese Chiropractic Association (JCA) to its membership roll. JCA initiated the international membership agreement as part of its mission to popularize and increase utilization of chiropractic care in Japan.

Japanese chiropractors will benefit by having the opportunity to learn from their American colleagues and strengthen the JCA position in Japan. JCA leadership explains that the chiropractic profession in Japan is still working to develop its institutions and formalize its regulation, and it regards the chiropractic profession in the United States – which has been regulated for more than 100 years – as a model to emulate.

“We are delighted to provide our Japanese colleagues with a way to learn and grow in their understanding of the chiropractic profession in America,” said ACA Executive Vice President Karen Silberman, CAE.

“This new agreement moves us closer to our goal of spreading chiropractic throughout our country. There is much we can learn from being affiliated with ACA,” noted JCA Executive Manager Nobunori Iwana.

ACA is leading a modern movement of chiropractic care based on higher standards and a focus on patient outcomes. It promotes values such as evidence-based practice, accountability, consistency, and collaboration with other providers. As part of their membership, JCA members will have access to ACA’s wide range of educational resources, including articles, member-exclusive website content and more than 130 webinars available through its online learning platform.

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