D.A.B.C.I. stands for Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Internists. It is under the leadership of the ACA (American Chiropractic Association) and the credentials signify the completion of 300+ hours of post-doctoral training in the use of diagnostics for both pathological and wellness evaluation. This achievement is board certified through the American Board of Chiropractic Physicians (ABCI). By making use of the same tools and examination procedures as conventional primary care, Chiropractic Internists are in the position to offer their patients the best health care advice and assessment as well as to provide natural solutions to disease.
The DABCI philosophy is based on the model of natural, functional, and preventive medicine that focuses on putting out the fire (underlying cause of dis-ease) and NOT just the smoke (signs/symptoms); promoting a wellness plan that treats dysfunction before disease develops. Chiropractic Internists fuses biochemical (study of the chemical processes that affect the structure and function of cellular components) and biophysical (study of the interactions between the various systems of a cell as well as how these interactions are regulated) medicine to offer patients the best in comprehensive integrative health care.
"The scope of practice for internal medicine according to the Council on Diagnosis and Internal Disorders (CDID), established in 1985, which is an educational board and specialty council of the American Chiropractic Association that administers and coordinates the post doctoral degree, Diplomate in Diagnosis and Internal Disorders (DABCI). Our physicians are trained in modern medical diaganosis, functional medicine, and natural therapeutics. Chiropractic physicians with a DABCI post doctoral certification utilize conventional medical diagnostics, specialized functional testing, and wholistic medicine diagnostic evaluations. DABCI physicians routinely employ methods sch as blood laboratory studies, urinalyses, electrocardiograms, vascular doppler ultrasound, spirometry, DEXA bone density testing, salivary assay hormonal and neurotransmitter tests, IgG food allergy testing, diagnostic imaging to include x-ray, CT, MRI, comprehensive gastrointestinal stool analyses, and many other diagnostic tools. A DABCI uses therapeutic methods to emphasize conservative and minimally invasive approaches and minimize risk to the patient. Diplomates in diagnosis and internal disorders use treatments such as clinical nutrition, dietetics, exercise, vitamin and mineral supplementation, homeopathic medicine, botanical medicine, acupuncture, natural hormone replacement, and pharmacological counseling. Many conditions and disease states can be resolved by utilizing these natural methods. The Council on Diagnosis of Internal Disorders promotes our physicians as uniquely qualified to provide this type of comprehensive natural medical care." (aca-cdid.com)