The India Mission

Life Chiropractic College West is proud to be a part of a ground-breaking 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 has teamed 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 over 1.5 million people to a temporary city over 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 us provide care. We need your help.

We welcome experienced chiropractors to join us in this unprecedented chiropractic mission 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 country. You will only need to take care of your visa, your flights and your adjusting table; if you choose to bring one.

Students MUST be enrolled in an accredited chiropractic college and must be eligible to adjust out-patients in the school clinic in order to apply.

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

Registration fee: All attendees are required to pay a $200 registration fee that will help fund the shirts, supplies and a temporary DC license needed as we serve.

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.

Process for approval:

Process for approval for US and Canadian DCs:

  • Step One:US and Canadian DCs: Complete the application form
  • Step Two: Wait for confirmation of acceptance from Life West. Confirmation process should occur within two weeks of all documents being submitted
  • Step Three: Pay registration fee; you will receive an email with instructions on how to make the registration payment.

Process for approval for non US and Canadian DCs:

  • Step One: Non US and Canadian DCs contact: Indian Association of Chiropractic Doctors
  • Email: Dr. Kalpesh Ghelani at
  • Website:

*All application due 4 weeks prior to trip

You may direct any questions to

Upcoming trips:

*You may choose to come early or stay a few days after to visit the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and other destinations in India.

  • January 2018 (ClOSED)
    Service dates: TBD

  • November 2018 (CLOSED)
    Service dates: TBD

  • January 2019 (OPEN)
    Service dates: TBD

  • November 2019 (OPEN)
    Service dates: TBD