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Life West India Service Trips Overview

Life Chiropractic College West is proud to be a part of an on-going initiative to expand the experience of chiropractic in India. India is an ancient land steeped in tradition and deeply connected to a rich and vibrant history. The people of India are well-versed in eastern philosophy and very receptive to the vitalistic message of chiropractic.

The entire country of India has 1.2 billion people and only 10 full-time practicing chiropractors. The people understand and are clamoring for our unique and effective form of health care. We are uniquely positioned to not only provide excellent chiropractic care but to also mentor and shape the understanding and experience of vitalistic, subluxation-based chiropractic care in India.

For this project, Life West teams up with the India Association of Chiropractic Doctors (IACD) and the Sant Nirankari Mission. The Sant Nirankari Mission provides a major spiritual retreat twice every year (in November and January) which draws more than 1.5 million people each to a temporary city during a three-day period. The scale of service is nearly unimaginable. It takes 60,000 volunteers to staff each event. The chiropractic tent has grown exponentially with each service trip and needs many more experienced and caring chiropractors to help provide care. We need your help.

We welcome experienced chiropractors to join us in this unprecedented chiropractic service experience. You will be working alongside chiropractic students as we provide care for thousands of people daily. The level of gratitude and appreciation you will receive from the patients will be unlike anything you have ever experienced.

Registered and approved doctors will have accommodations and transportation arranged for them in the country. You will only need to take care of your visa, your flights and your adjusting table  (if you choose to bring one).  Life West handles registration for all DCs from North America only. If you are a DC residing in the USA or Canada, please express your interest in participating here. If you live in Europe or Australia, please contact Marc Hudson at marc@chiroeurope.com. If you live outside of these areas, please contact info@indiachiropractic.com.

Students MUST be enrolled at Life Chiropractic College West, must be eligible to adjust out-patients, and must be in good academic standing. To be put on the waitlist, please complete this form.

Insurance: It is recommended that you purchase travel and health care insurance to cover yourself during this trip.

Registration fee: The $200 registration fee covers accommodation, meals, ground transportation and t-shirts for the service days.

NOTE: The adjusting days are very long. You will be taking care of people all day and well into the evening. You need to be fit and healthy and capable of taking care of many people per hour. You will be provided with fluids, meals and opportunities to take a break and check out the sights. Any chiropractic technique is suitable, provided you supply your own equipment.

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Process for approval:

DCs residing in US or Canada:

  • Complete the application form. Wait for confirmation of acceptance from Life West. There is often a waitlist to participate in this service.
  • You will receive an email with instructions on how to register.

DCs residing in Europe:

Please email Dr. Marc Hudson at: marc@chiroeurope.com

DCs residing outside of North America or Europe:

Trips occur during the following months:

  • November 
  • January 

Please contact presidentsoffice@lifewest.edu to find out when the next trip is scheduled.