Chiropractic Promotion

The chiropractic profession is a very diverse group, making it extremely difficult to present a consensus view of chiropractic and its benefits. I believe the pole the chiropractic profession should attach its flag to was defined by The World Federation of Chiropractic in 2005. Chiropractic is separate and distinct from medicine. Chiropractors are specialists in spinal health care, they do not suppress symptoms with drugs and they focus on the relationship of spinal joint function to the nervous system and its effect on wellbeing.n chiropractic and its benefits.

The Chiropractic profession needs to get its act together and establish a consensus view of chiropractic and promote spinal joint care.

March 22, 2011
By
The Chiropractic profession needs to get its act together and establish a consensus view of chiropractic and promote spinal joint care.

MEDICAL experts have called on Canberra to shut down a university chiropractic clinic aimed at children amid claims the theories behind the practice are "no better than witchcraft" and using it on children is akin to child abuse. More than half a dozen experts, many of them professors with international reputations, have written to...

Read more »

Super Bowl most valuable player the son of a chiropractor

February 8, 2011
By
Super Bowl most valuable player the son of a chiropractor

Its generally accepted that chiropractic helps back pain, researchers have methods to measure pain and observe changes during a course of treatment. Measuring performance is much more subjective  and as researchers try to avoid too many variables they tend to avoid sports performance. In the 80s I spent time observing pre season at the...

Read more »

Chiropractic vs. Medicine for Acute LBP: No Contest. What a surprise.

February 5, 2011
By
Chiropractic vs. Medicine for Acute LBP: No Contest. What a surprise.

I don’t normally use research studies to make a point, but as skeptics are very fond of them and have been ignoring this one, I thought I would give it a mention. Skeptics like Edzard |Ernst were widely quoted in the media in 2007 when a study showed spinal manipulation performed by unskilled practitioners...

Read more »

AECC has removed all reference to chiropractic helping children with colic, otis media and flies the flag for the orthodox approach to children’s health.

January 21, 2011
By
AECC has removed all reference to chiropractic helping children with colic, otis media and flies the flag for the orthodox approach to children’s health.

Blue Wode tells me he is not always anti chiropractic, he has praised the AECCs stance on Vaccination. Ten years ago the AECC was promoting meningitis vaccines for their students so they fact they endorse vaccination is hardly a revelation. However what does shock me is that AECC have seen the need to put...

Read more »

In 1895 Harvey Lillard had his hearing improved after a spinal adjustment by DD Palmer, scientists may be closer to understanding the mechanism.

January 19, 2011
By
In 1895 Harvey Lillard had his hearing improved after a spinal adjustment by DD Palmer, scientists may be closer to understanding the mechanism.

  Research in rats suggests that stimulating the vagus nerve could help stop persistent ringing in the ears. Question for lover of science is would the stimulation of mechano receptors in the spinal joints of the cervical spine or pelvis have an affect on afferent impulses of the Vagus nerve. This is in todays...

Read more »

Michael Pedigo has passed on but the chiropractic profession needs to take on board his words and vision.

October 27, 2010
By
Michael Pedigo has passed on but the chiropractic profession needs to take on board his words and vision.

I was saddened to hear one of the five plaintiffs from the Wilk case  Michael Pedigo  passed away on the 10/10/2010. The Wilk case should have been a watershed for the chiropractic profession. The book is a must read for chiropractors who care about their profession and where its headed unless they can put...

Read more »

At long last, the damage the General Chiropractic Council and BCA alliance is doing to the profession, is being recognised internationally.

May 28, 2010
By
At long last, the damage the General Chiropractic Council and BCA alliance is doing to the profession, is being recognised internationally.

  We all laughed five years ago when Terry Rondberg came to the UK and described the GCCs Code of Practice and Standards of Proficiency as “Chiropractic Pornography”. GCC members Kevin Proudman and Matt Flanagan were censured by GCC for not standing up for Margaret Coats as she defended the GCC, which admittedly had...

Read more »

Highlights of this weeks ECU conference in London: David Byfield – how to make friends and influence Simon Singh

May 14, 2010
By
Highlights of this weeks ECU conference in London: David Byfield – how to make friends and influence Simon Singh

  David Byfield and I have never liked each other since he altered evidence against a BCA colleague for a GCC hearing in 2002. Thats him in in his grim reaper outfit with BCA president Richard Brown (well fed on GCC expenses) and former president Tony Metcalfe (butter would not melt in his mouth)....

Read more »

Despite the damage done by the BCA the chiropractic profession should not seek “legitimacy” through the biomedical model

May 1, 2010
By
Despite the damage done by the BCA the chiropractic profession should not seek “legitimacy” through the biomedical model

”The time has come for complementary medicine to turn away from the need to obtain legitimacy from orthodox medicine by adopting its paradigm and research methods” David St George, Consultant/Senior Lecturer in. Clinical Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in London (2000). There were many interesting responses in the “Rapid...

Read more »

Study investigating whether manipulation of the upper cervical spine could reduce blood pressure

March 28, 2010
By
Study investigating whether manipulation of the upper cervical spine could reduce blood pressure

  Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research Begins Patient Recruiting for a Study on Chiropractic and High Blood Pressure Published on December 1, 2009 December 1, 2009 (Davenport, IA) — Researchers at the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR) clinic facility, 741 Brady St., Davenport, on the campus of Palmer College of Chiropractic, are looking...

Read more »

Follow

Get every new post on this blog delivered to your Inbox.

Join other followers: