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.

As I read this advice to United Chiropractic Association members, perhaps someone could explain what the purpose of the UCA is.

May 9, 2012
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As I read this advice to United Chiropractic Association members, perhaps someone could explain what the purpose of the UCA is.

This “advice”was posted by chiropractic skeptic Blue Wode on Twitter this evening. Its from the UCA to its members. As one of the founder members of the UCA, I am curious how they square this advice with the original  UCA core values and mission statement which I still subscribe to in practice and on...

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Scheming politician to represent chiropractic at London Olympics, does Peter Dixon still practice chiropractic?

April 15, 2012
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Scheming politician to represent chiropractic at London Olympics, does Peter Dixon still practice chiropractic?

Is it any wonder the chiropractic profession is made look bad when the scheming politician Peter Dixon, is selected as a member of the central medical team at the London Olympics.  I was recently invited by Sports physiologist Lars Mickaelsik to spent the  day observing Brazil and Norways training camp at the Olympic park...

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Is it me or should we be telling chiropractors to set their standards of care at 40 PVA

February 24, 2012
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Just to clarify a few things for all the skeptics visiting the site to see this posting. I am a qualified chiropractor and as I have put it up I can say  its not what I would call typical chiropractic. It American sales techniques which have infiltrated chiropractic in Europe in  recent years. Yes...

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

March 22, 2011
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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...

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This weeks British Medical Journal explains why chiropractors need to be on Twitter

February 19, 2011
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This weeks British Medical Journal explains why chiropractors need to be on Twitter

BMJ 2011; 342:d948 doi: 10.1136/bmj.d948 (Published 16 February 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011; 342:d948 The other Twitter revolution: how social media are helping to monitor the NHS reforms Martin McKee, professor of European public health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Katie Cole, public health specialty registrar, London School of Hygiene and...

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Super Bowl most valuable player the son of a chiropractor

February 8, 2011
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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...

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

February 5, 2011
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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...

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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
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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...

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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
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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...

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Real doctors follow the $$$ evidence

December 24, 2010
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Real doctors follow the $$$ evidence

The advert below and other versions of it were published in the magazine “Popular Science” and the Journal of the American Medical Association  throughout the 50s. Then you had all the TV ads. Camel contributed millions of dollars to the AMAs efforts to destroy chiropractic in the 70 because it was not based on...

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