GCC defines “subluxtion”

January 3, 2007
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GCC defines “subluxtion”

Unfortunately chiropractic like medical undergraduates have little discussion concerning the philosophy of health and yet it is an essential part of the way in which we understand the world. This omission from chiropractic education may explain why the extreme wings off the profession are guided by dogma and the evangelical teachings of their chiropractic...

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Spinal Joint care

January 3, 2007
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Spinal Joint care

I was grateful after visiting my dentist recently for the fact that she wasn’t simply interested in providing me with pain relief, and did not seek to discharge me once the pain from my tooth abscess had subsided. Thankfully, she had taken the time to demonstrate the full extent of my problem (using x-rays...

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Incompetent leadership unable to put Ernst down.

December 20, 2006
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It embarrass me that the chiropractic profession is so inept at rebuting Edzard Ernst. He reminds me of those holocaust deniers who attended a conference in Tehran last week. They were given media coverage because their ideas are so preposterous it sells newspapers. The BBC showed us some orthodox Jews who were attending the...

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The chiropractic profession has not been very effective at defending itself from sceptics

December 12, 2006
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It embarrass me that the chiropractic profession is so inept at rebuting Edzard Ernst. He reminds me of those holocaust deniers who attended a conference in Tehran last week. They were given media coverage because their ideas are so preposterous it sells newspapers. The BBC showed us some orthodox Jews who were attending the...

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Chiropractic Patients Association have no confidence in the GCC

December 8, 2006
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What the CPA thinks of the GCC and what the GCC thinks of their opinion by on Fri 08 Dec 2006 07:52 PM GMT On Friday December 8th The Chiropractic Patients Association (CPA) had a meeting with the GCC. I made a freedom of information request for the GCC notes of the Meeting and...

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Investigating complaints

December 4, 2006
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What Peter Dixon told McTimoney chiropractors and the reality. by The Chiropractor on Sun 10 Dec 2006 07:42 PM GMT Peter Dixon spoke at the McTimoney college on December 10 2006. He was asked; What mechanism are there for ordinary chiropractors to get their concerns addressed by GCC council? Peter told the assembled group...

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Garland Glens story of his GCC complaint

December 1, 2006
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I haven’t thought about this in many years now. Maybe letting the pain and disappointment of the most unpleasant experience in my life fade into the past. However, while surfing the web last week, I found the www.chiropracticlive.com forum and found also that my case with the GCC had been referred to. I was...

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Vertebral Subluxation Theory

November 1, 2006
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This was posted by Former UCA President Frank McBride who like myself resigned from the General Chiropractic Council register because of their efforts to covertly medicalise chiropractic There is a view within the profession that sees chiropractic as a therapy for pain relief, and that once relief of pain has been achieved, patient care...

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Peter Dixon spin at UCA conference 2006

October 4, 2006
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Here are a summary of a few of the questions asked and the answers given. Q. Where will Chiropractic be in 10 years time? A. followed by "much the same as now". NB. when asked...

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I get spinal joints moving again, I dont treat conditions, I do cross my fingers

October 1, 2006
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t is not getting them to understand chiropractic that is the problem, its getting them to comply with your advice. Everyone knows exercise is good for them but they are not committed and do not keep it up for whatever reason.Chiropractic has the same problem. it is not difficult convincing someone that spinal joints...

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Edzard Ernst Presents his views to the GCC

August 6, 2006
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Edzard Ernst Presents his views to the GCC

In March 2006 chiropractors were shocked by the negative headlines in many newspapers promoting an article by Professor Ernst in the Journal of The Royal Society of Medicine. The GCC responded in a press release stating that it was “extremely concerned” about the accuracy of the RSM’s media release and about the paper itself....

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Some things are not measured by science

July 12, 2006
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Some things are not measured by science

Below a cancer specialist  warns people with cancer of being "exploited by alternative therapists" in the British Medical Journal.  I would remind him that There are crooks in all professions and hope and love are therapeutic interventions. Some may call it placebo, I would say that is what the body has been designed to...

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The GCC no lovers of free speech spent almost £100,000 trying to censor this site

July 1, 2006
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“When there’s a rift in the lute, the business of the lawyer is to widen the rift and gather the loot” Arthur Garfield Hays; Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations. In the last few years the GCC has contributed much to the coffers of the leagal profession. I hope they know what they are doing...

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Department of Health plans for Regulatory Reform of GCC

July 1, 2006
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Department of Health plans for Regulatory Reform of GCC

Here is the summary of decisions – verbatim from the Dept of Health document page 10 Ministers have come to the following conclusions as a result of the review, subject to consultation. 1. Regulation of the professions should be co-ordinated with the regulation of health services; build on systems used by employers (and NHS...

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The Chiropractic Associations recognised the GCC was not fit for purpose in 2006

July 1, 2006
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Barry Lewis, Tim Hutchfull and Jan Krir represented the BCA at the meeting with Peter Dixon and Margaret Coates. and the other chiropractic associations This is what was reported in the June issue of BCA newsletter  "In Touch" By Barry Lewis President of the BCA. Peter Dixon opened the meeting by addressing issues raised...

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