Month: May 2004

10 Concepts Toward a Better Understanding of Objective Straight Chiropractic

By Tom Gregory, D.C.

1. Objective Straight Chiropractic (OSC) deals with every level of human performance.

2. Every level of human performance is regulated by body chemistry. That is to say that everything you do and everything that you are is a result of your body producing chemicals.

3. Your body chemistry is regulated by the countless numbers of chemical producing organs and glands in your body.

4. It is your brain, through your nerve system, that controls, coordinates and regulates your organs and glands to produce your body chemistry at the right time and place, made in just the right quantity and quality.

5. The bones of the spine house and protect your very delicate life line: spinal cord and related nerve roots (extensions of your spinal cord that divide and re-divide to form your nerve network).

6. When one or more bones of the spine (vertebrae) lose their proper relationship with the adjacent vertebrae, instead of now protecting the nerves they now interfere with the communication between the brain and all of your chemical producing organs and glands. This situation is called a vertebral subluxation.

7. A vertebral subluxation results in a less than optimal production of your body chemistry.

8. An alteration in body chemistry results in a lessening of performance of all your bodily functions: i.e. adapting to the toxins in the environment, physical coordination at work and for sports, digesting and converting food into you, resisting and recovering from disease, maintaining emotional balance, handling stress, creating: music, art, literature, poetry & dance; learning, thinking clearly, concentrating & remembering, laughing, crying, communicating, loving, sleeping, conceiving and bearing children, making decisions, forgetting unpleasantness, enjoying a happy sex life….in short, everything you do and are. Your body MUST make chemicals in order for you to do all of these things.

9. The job of an objective straight chiropractor is to locate these vertebral subluxations and to introduce a very gentle force so your body may make the correction. This correction will allow your brain to properly communicate to, control and regulate, your chemical producing organs and glands. When your body chemistry is in balance, and ONLY when your body chemistry is in balance, can your body function properly. And when your body functions properly it has the opportunity to perform the way it was designed to perform: at peak levels.

10. Objective Straight Chiropractic helps you to get more out of life by removing a very negative factor that will, if left in place, rob you of the very talents, abilities capabilities and potentials that you have been blessed with through your genetic heritage. Objective Straight Chiropractic wants to see you be the best that you can be and get more out of life. @ 2:15 pm | Article ID: 1085433321

Your Chiropractic Soap Box

By Super CA Lynne

“You never know how far reaching something you think, say or do today, will affect the lives of millions tomorrow.” — BJ Palmer

Have you ever (silly question, of course you have) talked chiropractic to someone and then in a future conversation with that same person, along with another friend, listen to them while they bestowed the benefits of chiropractic care on the 3rd person?

Do you ever wonder if your family and friends ever really listen to you when you get up on your Chiropractic Soap Box?

Last week a fairly new friend of ours started care after asking several questions about chiropractic one night at the curling club. He has elbow pain and when making the connection between the spine and the nerve system thought he would give chiropractic a try. He said even if it didn’t help his elbows it would help his health. Inside I did the, “wow thing,” because all of a sudden he knew what I knew.

It’s always great when you know that you know what you know. But it’s even better when you convey it to those outside of chiropractic and they know what they know because they listened to you.

He was talking about his first visit the next night at the curling club, to a group of people at our table, and thought he would get his wife and girls to come in to get checked too. Not because there was anything wrong with them, just because he didn’t want there ever to be.

Before the night was over I had everyone lying on their tummies checking their leg lengths so everyone could see the imbalances in their spine even though they were not experiencing any symptoms. That’s always a great spot to throw in, “It’s not about how you’re feeling, it’s always about how you’re functioning.”

That night I looked around the room and realized that 13 out of 14 in my group of friends that I hang out with at the club are under care. I also realized that every time I start to talk about chiropractic those friends always jump in and tell about their own chiropractic experiences. We will work on the other 300 members this weekend. One adjustment one at a time until they all know that they know what we know!

You, Super CA, and a well-educated patient are your best forms of advertising. Thousand of dollars of marketing campaigns can’t do what you can do straight from your heart! @ 10:22 am | Article ID: 1085160157

ADHD Drugs Outselling Antibiotics in Kids

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

More Kids are on More Drugs.

It’s the same news we reported on in January of 2003 and August of 2002. “According to new research, the number of American children being treated with psychiatric drugs (such as Ritalin) has tripled from 1987 to 1996 and is showing no sign of slowing.” That was from 2003.

Now in 2004… according to articles, (which was based on a business press release) Americans now spend more on drugs for ADHD and depression than they do on antibiotics, or asthma or allergy medications for children.

The figures…

  • a 23 percent increase in usage for all children using ADHD drugs.
  • a 49 percent increase in the use of ADHD drugs by children under the age of 5 in the last 3 years.
  • a 77 percent increase in spending from 2000 – 2003 on ADHD drugs.
  • a 369 percent increase in spending on ADHD drugs for children under 5.
  • estimated 3-10 percent of American children now on behavioral medications.
  • While looking at the data it is important to note that it is business data, the business of selling drugs for kids. The majority of related articles published throughout the U.S. were published in business sections, such as the New York Times Business section. (see links below)

    From a business standpoint, the numbers are impressive. From a healthcare standpoint it is an entirely different story. Many will attempt to paint the picture that these drugs are good and that the increase in use is a reflection of how effective they are. Remove the $$$, and you have removed much of the incentive to push drugs to kids.

    Questions to ask…

    Why the increase?
    What is said: “the increase is a sign of the drugs’ effectiveness.” — Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ drug committee.

    What is more likely: Cost-saving techniques by insurance companies, marketing by the pharmaceutical industry and increased demands on parents and doctors are driving the increase in ADHD drug use. Drugs are cheaper than therapy.

    Where are the clinical studies?
    What is said: “Recent studies on the use of antidepressants for children show that, although their use has skyrocketed, most clinical trials have failed to prove that they’re effective. Britain has banned antidepressants except Prozac for children.” — Cincinnati Enquirer

    “The studies to date are incomplete, and much more needs to be learned about young children who are treated with medications for all kinds of illnesses.” — The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

    It is a fact that few safety studies of these drugs have been done in children. Pharmaceutical companies largely do studies on adults to get new medicines approved or to show that one drug is superior to another. The use of Ritalin, for example, in children under the age of 6 is considered “off label” use. Many medications that are on the market have not been officially approved by the FDA for use in children.

    Are there any side effects from medications for ADHD?
    What is said: “The side effects of ADHD drugs are mainly reduced appetite and growth.”
    What is known: All medications have side effects. Side effects for these types of medications most commonly include:

  • decreased appetite or weight loss
  • reduced physical growth
  • headaches
  • upset stomach, nausea or vomiting
  • insomnia or sleep difficulties
  • jitteriness, nervousness, or irritability
  • lethargy, dizziness, or drowsiness
  • social withdrawal and suicidal tendencies
  • I have compiled numerous links to articles and resources which are listed below. There are more than forty related articles on Planet Chiropractic along with links to even more articles. If you take the time to read through at least a few, you will see more clearly how financial incentives have driven the creation of the disorders as well as the drugs.

    Recent News (May 17, 2004)
    The New York Times: Behavior Drugs Lead in Sales for Children Kids’ Behavior Drugs Use Soars More kids medicated for behavior disorders
    NYPOST.COM: More ‘hyper’ Toddlers Doped
    Omaha World-Herald: Spending on kids’ behavior drugs soars

    Get More Articles…
    Google News Search: behavioral drugs
    Google News Search: behavior drugs spending

    The following quote was featured in many of the May 17th articles…
    “It’s not necessarily a bad thing that these medicines are being used more,’ said Dr. James McGough, associate professor of clinical psychiatry at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, because kids on ADHD drugs tend to avoid substance abuse and other problems and do better in school.” The quote was likely based on info from this study… Studies Link Stimulant Treatment of ADHD in Childhood to Lower Risk of Later Substance Abuse

    On May 19th the following article appeared online…
    The Greeley Tribune: Middle school student sells his prescription medicine to classmates
    According to police reports, a 14-year-old student sold his Adderall prescription medicine to at least 10 other students while at school.

    Not to poke fun but to show some real world scenarios, we’ll take the above quote… “because kids on ADHD drugs tend to avoid substance abuse and other problems and do better in school”

    Kids on ADHD drugs tend to avoid substance abuse… This kid, who was reportedly taking Adderall for ADHD, was avoiding Adderall use. The other 10+ kids could technically be considered substance abusers.

    and other problems… Distribution of a controlled substance is a felony. According to the article, the student distributing the drug may face expulsion. And according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the abuse of prescription medications among Americas youth is a nationwide problem. (see link below)

    Articles & News published before May 17, 2004
    The Wichita Eagle: Doubts grow over drugs for depressed kids
    Pharmaceutical industry marketing and the alliances the industry has made with top psychiatrists is to blame. (article published on April 19, 2004. Read it and compare to any of those published in May.)

    The Washington Post: More Kids Receiving Psychiatric Drugs — Question of ‘Why’ Still Unanswered
    Insurers have increased their profits by decreasing the use of psychotherapy while adding incentives for prescription behavioral medications.

    Sacramento Bee: Psychiatric drug use in young is exploding
    Children and adolescents are taking all kinds of psychiatric medications at nearly the same rate as adults.

    Planet Chiropractic Related Articles & News

  • The Drugging of U.S. Children Continues — “over 7 million children consume over eight tons of Ritalin every year in the United States”
  • Drugs, Drugs, and more Drugs — “An estimated 5 million to 6 million U.S. children are currently taking at least one psychiatric drug.”
  • Cocaine, Adderall, and Ritalin — According to the article, many of the kids that are misusing the drugs are “grade schoolers” and they’re getting the drugs from their classmates.
  • Ritalin Altering Brain Structure — According to a report on MSNBC, the changes look similar to brain tissue changes seen when using stimulants such as cocaine or other amphetamines (Ritalin is an amphetamine).
  • Other Possibly Helpful Links
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): Treatment of Children with Mental Disorders — A booklet with answers to frequently asked questions about the treatment of mental disorders in children — includes a medications chart.

    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): National Institute on Drug Abuse — The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    Dr. Michael Dorausch is a chiropractor practicing in Los Angeles, California. His office (ADIO Chiropractic) serves the beach and costal communities of Venice, Marina del Rey, Westchester, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista, Culver City, and Santa Monica. The office can be reached at 310 301-4448 @ 9:48 am | Article ID: 1085071682

    When you know what a BIG difference you are making

    By Super CA Lynne

    I had a nice compliment this morning, probably one of the best compliments a Super CA can ever receive. When I finished with a new patient she shook my hand and told me she could tell I just loved what I did and that we had an awesome chiropractic office. What a great way to start the day!

    I’m sure you, Super CA, have all had this same compliment in your offices. Doesn’t it just give you a warm fuzzy when you know what a BIG difference you are making. We all need to know we are doing a great job. “When you love what you do it shows.” We are all so blessed to be doing what we do everyday. There are so many in this world that wake up each day to a world of uncertainty. You may not be working in an office or with a DC that makes you happy each day but it is always your choice to make the most of your day. “The only things that can affect me are the things I let effect me.”

    Each day we are given a choice as to how our day will turn out, now I know there will always be circumstances beyond our control. There will always be something or someone out there just dying to get under our skin. It’s your reaction to those situations that will determine your day’s outcome.

    We have all driven behind someone that was out for a Sunday drive on a Monday morning at 6:30 am when you are rushing to work. There will always be someone in the checkout line with 15 items in the 10 or less line. There will always be a debit machine that runs out to money just as we step up to it. There will always be an empty spot on the shelf where that one item is supposed to be that you need to make supper.

    There will always be laundry, line ups, taxes, Mother-in-laws, dirty windows, toilets that need to be scrubbed, bills, cloudy days, alarm clocks, sky rocketing gas prices but… there will also always be you… a SUPER CA and Chiropractic… out there to change someone’s life by showing you love what you do everyday and by knowing that you make a difference!

    I love you because you love what I love…loving…serving…giving…
    Chiropractic is Life!!!
    Hugzzzzz Super CA Lynne @ 1:59 pm | Article ID: 1085000371

    You never know how far reaching something you think…

    By Jim Dubel, D.C.

    The following story reminded me of an old B.J. Palmer quote:

    “You never know how far reaching something you think, say or do today, will affect the lives of millions tomorrow.”

    The law of unintended consequences is as applicable to human nature as it is to science. There is a story of a young man and the results of his simple act of friendship:

    One day when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself, “Why would anyone bring home all of his books on a Friday? He must really be a nerd.”

    I had quite a weekend planned – parties and a football game with my friends on Saturday afternoon — so I shrugged my shoulders and went on.

    As I was walking, I saw a bunch of kids running towards him. They knocked all of his books out of his arms and tripped him so he landed in the dirt. His glasses went flying, and I saw them land in the grass about ten feet from him. As he looked up, I saw terrible sadness in his eyes. My heart went out to him. I jogged over to him as he crawled around looking for his glasses, and I saw a tear in his eye. As I handed him his glasses, I said, “Those guys are jerks. They should really get lives.”

    He looked at me and said, “Hey, thanks!” There was a big smile on his face. It was one of those smiles that showed real gratitude.

    I helped him pick up his books and asked him where he lived. As it turned out, he lived near me, so I asked him why I hadn’t seen him before. He said he had gone to private school before now.

    We talked all the way home, and I carried some of his books. He turned out to be a pretty cool kid, and we hung out all weekend. The more I got to know Kyle, the more I liked him, and my friends all felt the same. Over the next four years, Kyle and I became best friends.

    Since Kyle was the valedictorian of our class, he had to prepare a speech for graduation. I was so glad it wasn’t me having to get up there and speak! Kyle was one of those guys who had really found himself during high school. He’d filled out and actually looked good in glasses. He’s also had more dates than I had, and all of the girls loved him.

    I could tell he was nervous about the speech, so I smacked him on the back and said, “Hey, big guy, you’ll be great!”

    “Thanks,” he replied.

    A few minutes later, he cleared his throat and began his speech.

    “Graduation is a time to thank those who helped you make it through the tough years – your parents, your siblings, maybe a coach … but mostly your friends. I am here to tell you that being a friend to someone is the best gift you can give. I’d like to tell you a story.”

    I listened in disbelief as my best friend told the story of the day we met. He had planned to kill himself over that weekend. He spoke about how he had cleaned out his locker so his mom wouldn’t have to do it later … that was why he was carrying so much stuff home.

    Kyle added, “Thankfully, I was saved. My friend saved me from doing the unspeakable.”

    I heard a gasp go through the crowd as this handsome, popular boy told us all about his weakest moment. I saw his mom and dad looking at me and smiling the same grateful smile Kyle often displayed. It was only then that I realized its depth.

    Never underestimate the power of your actions. With one small gesture, you can truly change a person’s life – for better or for worse.

    “It is better to light one candle, than curse the darkness.”

    All My Love, Loyalty, and Friendship.

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    Visit the New Beginnings website for more information. @ 2:06 pm | Article ID: 1084482413

    Too Blessed to be Stressed

    By Sharon Gorman, D.C.

    I saw a license plate the other day that just got stuck in my head it said, “Too Blessed to be Stressed”. I like it. I’ve also heard another expression that has really made a difference in the way I think. It is said that we have to live life on life’s terms. Life isn’t supposed to work out exactly how we think it should because we are not the pilot, only the co-pilot. When life doesn’t turn out the way I think it should than I have to accept the circumstances and separate out my actions and what decisions are mine to make and make them. I can’t make other people’s decisions or be responsible for them. That is a huge relief. I can only be responsible for my actions. I need to make decisions by playing out the intended results of my actions before I choose. I also need to listen to my gut too. My gut is usually right and I get in a lot of trouble when I ignore that “hunch.”

    In trying to make a decision I often don’t get a hunch when a decision is a good decision but I surely get that hunch when I know that my decision is not right. It takes discipline and trust to act on those gut feelings. It definitely takes a measure of faith. As my faith grows then it gets easier to listen to that God within. I watch the evidence as those innate decisions turn out to be some of my best decisions and I take time every day to quiet myself so I can listen to that inner voice.

    I also heard it said that expectations are pre-meditated resentments. As my faith grows then my expectations soften. Stress is a result of my expectations not being met and me not being able to accept things as they are today. To accept today is not to say that I am not going to make decisions that might effect the outcomes in my life but that acceptance allows today be what today is and it makes it safe for me to see what is clearly and decide what changes that I can make. The stress decreases when I acknowledge that I am not in charge of the world.

    Now about being blessed. I am and you are too. Focus on the blessings. More good comes from what we focus on. It is hard for me to feel sorry for myself at the same time that I am focusing on my blessings and that is a huge blessing in itself. “Too Blessed to be Stressed.”

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    Get registered for the next LifeSource Seminar. Visit: or call 770-426-2980 or 800-543-3406. @ 2:34 pm | Article ID: 1084397672

    Paz Mental, Paz Espiritual y Paz Fisica (En Espanol)

    Por el Dr. Edwin Cordero

    Cuando Dios creo al ser humano lo hizo dé tal manera que todo en su cuerpo esta funcionando en balance y armonía. Esta armonía permite que la comunicación entre el cerebro y el cuerpo se logre. La salud es un estado de comunicación libre sin interferencias entre estos dos sistemas(cerebro y cuerpo)

    Las interferencias entre el sistema nerviosos y la columna vertebral es conocidas comúnmente como SUBLUXACIONES VERTEBRALES. Estas Subluxaciones impiden que el cuerpo pueda funcionar debidamente y todos los problemas de salud comienzan a atacar a los sistemas del cuerpo creando condiciones, enfermedades y eventualmente hasta muerte.

    El único profesional adiestrado en localizar y remover estas interferencias a la columna vertebral es el Doctor en Quiropractica. Estas Subluxaciones son removidas a través de ajustes Quiropracticos. El Quiropractico educa a sus pacientes sobre la importancia de mantener una columna libre de interferencias.

    Muchas personas desconocen que el cuerpo contiene dentro de sí un sistema maravilloso llamado la Inteligencia Innata que permite que todo los sistemas internos funcionen al 100% de su capacidad. Esta inteligencia innata puede funcionar libremente cuando no existen Subluxaciones vertebrales. Por tal razón es imperativo que mantengamos nuestros ajustes Quiropracticos periódicamente. Existe una conexión directa entre la parte mental, espiritual y la parte Fisica. Es imposible que una persona interrumpa esta comunicación y mantenga un estado de salud optima. Tenemos que siempre mantener una armonía interna para que el sistema control(sistema nervioso) pueda hacer su trabajo.

    Ha llegado el tiempo en que debemos tomar el primer paso para aumentar nuestra salud y hacerlo de una manera natural y no invasiva. Nuestra salud es lo más importante que poseemos. Sin ella no podemos disfrutar de una calidad de vida. Por que esperar a perder nuestra salud para comenzar a buscar alternativas. Visite hoy mismo a un Quiropractico filosófico para él o ella comience a crear un balance interno entre la parte mental, espiritual y la parte Fisica. Usted no tiene nada que perder pero si tienes mucho que ganar. @ 2:28 pm | Article ID: 1084397282

    The Chrane Condyle Lift Technique – A Lost Treasure of Chiropractic History

    By Dr. Ray Bongiovi

    There can be little dispute about the supreme importance the upper cervical spine plays in relation to one’s overall health. According to chiropractic and medical research, upper cervical adjustments in particular are renowned for the miraculous results which helped make chiropractic famous. (1,2, 3, 4) Since the original work of Dr.’s Al Wernsing and B.J. Palmer in the 1920’s and 1930’s, our profession has developed a number of specific upper cervical techniques. Most of these techniques are low force, specific hand or instrument adjustments of some type whose aim is to correct the upper cervical subluxation as precisely measured on x-ray analysis. They also tend to be very exacting, time-consuming and complicated.

    Another, all but forgotten, upper cervical technique was developed in the 1920’s by Dr. Virgil Chrane of Texas. Unlike the detailed x-ray analysis, mathematical configurations and precise set-ups of most other specific upper cervical methods, Dr. Chrane’s method used a very simple x-ray procedure, analysis and quite impressive manual adjusting method.

    I recall while still a student at Life Chiropractic College, I would observe students get a specific upper cervical adjustment from some chiropractic master, and they’d get up and be like, “Wow!”. I would get adjusted as well and although I knew the adjustment was superbly and scientifically delivered, I truthfully never had that “wow” feeling. However, I will NEVER forget the first time I was aligned by Dr. Virgil Chrane, Jr. My thought process immediately following his adjustment as I lay on the table, was: “WOW! If I ever get cancer, THIS is the adjustment I want.”

    The Chrane Condyle Lift alignment as it was called would not be considered a low force, specific upper cervical adjustment. In contrast it is a unique, dramatic, dynamic, high velocity, intense decompressive alignment of the upper cervical spine performed manually in three or four adjustive thrusts. Clear, distinct audibles are usually heard and decompressive effects are often felt by the patient all the way down the spine to the lumbo-sacral region. It is nothing like a diversified or rotary break cervical adjustment. While some cervical adjustments create audible release and can be quite intense in their own right, this adjustment produces a highly intense audible release in the upper cervical and often lower cervical spine as well as creating a lengthening, decompressive effect felt throughout the entire spine. It is unlike any adjustment a patient has ever experienced. It is unique, dramatic and intense. The mental and physical effects are profound.

    Like many other chiropractic adjustment techniques, it requires some degree of doctor coordination, athleticism and stability or strength which can be acquired after much study and practice. As Dr. Chrane said, “It takes days to learn, months to practice and years to master.” His philosophy behind this less-precise but more intense adjustment was to introduce a force into the subluxated upper cervical spine and allow the patient’s innate intelligence to set the vertebrae, similar to B.J.’s teachings of “… Innate alone, in body of patient, can recoil or snap the vertebra into normal position.” (2)

    It is a ‘simple’ upper cervical corrective procedure without complex angles and time-consuming analyses. However, it is not so simple to perfect the actual adjusting technique which takes diligent practice and attention to detail in the doctor’s stance, set-up and direction and force of adjusting thrust. This adjustment does not twist the patient’s head but rather stabilizes it securely in a position of slight rotation (15-30 degrees) with the doctor’s stabilizing hand and then a y-axis or straight inferior to superior decompressing force is applied. These two factors, the lack of twisting and the decompressing force applied are the two most critical and unique attributes of this procedure.

    Immediately following the adjustment, there is usually a dramatic decrease in cervical spine tension and balancing of supine leg checks. As these are two of the most widely used monitoring procedures by upper cervical chiropractors, having a scientifically proven track record as indicators of reduction of the upper cervical subluxation complex, they show that this procedure is an effective upper cervical corrective technique. (1) Dr. Chrane spoke of studies done with electroencephalographs which revealed that following this adjustment procedure, patients brain waves revealed a great predominance of the desirable alpha brain wave frequency symmetrically in both hemispheres of the brain creating an optimal state of whole-brain function.

    It is my understanding that when technique masters, Burl Pettibon, D.C. and the late Vern Pierce, D.C. got together in South Carolina to combine their knowledge to develop more effective spinal corrective adjusting procedures, they were introduced to this procedure by Dr. Gary Ryan of Hawaii and they were both blown away. They knew that they had to somehow implement this into their technique. When I took Pettibon’s Technique seminar in the mid 1990’s, there it was, slightly modified but still very similar to the Chrane Condyle Lift adjustment. In fact it is a key adjustment in the initial intensive care phase of patient management in Pettibon’s procedure.

    Dr. Virgil Chrane, Sr. developed this technique over 9 years and used his technique exclusively, seeing hundreds of patients per day from the 1920’s-1960. In 1947 Dr. James W. Parker personally witnessed Dr. Chrane align 268 people in two hours and twenty minutes. He routinely saw between two-hundred and three-hundred people a day. Dr. Chrane said, “If you are seeing twenty people a day, you should only be open twenty minutes.” Dr. Virgil Chrane, Jr. learned the technique directly from his father and practiced it exclusively until 1971 when he voluntarily relinquished his chiropractic license because he saw the chiropractic profession moving further away from the true, core philosophy and more towards a therapeutic modality for treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Chrane, Jr. then continued doing and teaching the technique as a part of a new-age metaphysical philosophy called Alphabiotics.(5)

    As with most upper cervical techniques, this method was known for its many miraculous results. Dr. Chrane, Jr. stated, “I’ve seen so many blind people regain their sight that it doesn’t even phase me anymore. We’ve had literally dozens of people regain their hearing and sight.” He spoke of these miracles almost as a simple matter of facts. Dr. Chrane stated that he wrote a book in 1950 where pre and post x-rays were shown with great corrections.

    Due to the neurological power of the upper cervical region, it should be the chiropractor’s primary goal to master upper cervical subluxation correction. While some doctors and patients prefer very low force adjustments, some prefer the more dynamic methods. To each his own. Chiropractic offers both extremes to meet the needs of all types of individuals. The Chrane Condyle Lift Technique is a terrific upper cervical adjustment which once perfected can bring about fantastic results and lasting upper cervical corrections.

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    About the author:
    1989 Life Chiropractic College Graduate. Personally trained and certified by Dr. Virgil Chrane, Jr. in 1990 in the Chrane Condyle Lift Technique. Private practice in Rahway, NJ since 1991. Along with using the Chrane Condyle Lift Technique on 90% of his patient base, Dr. Bongiovi uses Pettibon and CBP techniques as well. Chrane Condyle Lift Technique Seminars are now being held by Dr. Bongiovi in New Jersey. For more information you can contact him at (732) 574-2225 or email him at [email protected]

    1. “Upper Cervical Subluxation Complex”, Eriksen, Kirk, D.C., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2004.
    2. “The Subluxation Specific – The Adjustment Specific”, Palmer, B.J., D.C., Ph.C., Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1934.
    3. “The Cervical Syndrome”, Jackson, Ruth, B.A., M.D., F.A.C.S., Charles C. Thomas Publisher, Springfield, Illinois, 1978.
    4. “Manual Medizin”
    5. “The Alphabiotic Answer”, Chrane, Jr., Virgil, 1990. @ 2:14 pm | Article ID: 1083964461

    Es La Quiropractica Un Arte, Una Ciencia O Una filosofia? (En Espanol)

    Por el Dr. Edwin Cordero

    Desde los comienzos de la Quiropractica en el 1895 la meta primordial de nuestro fundador el Dr. DD Palmer fue de convencer a la humanidad que el ser humano esta compuesto por tres identidades, la parte mental, espiritual y la parte Fisica. Cuando estas tres están funcionando en armonía sin interferencias se dice que el cuerpo interno esta balanceado y la persona esta disfrutando de salud optima. Por lo contrario, sin existiera un desbalance entre el sistema nervioso y el cuerpo por consecuencias de interferencias llamadas SUBLUXACIONES VERTEBRALES el cuerpo comienza a fallar y de repente la persona comienza a tener problemas con su salud.

    La labor primordial del doctor en Quiropractica es de mantener este balance interno utilizando los ajustes Quiropracticos para remover estas SUBLUXACIONES. Cuando se logra esto la inteligencia innata de cada persona se manifiesta a su capacidad máxima y el cuerpo mantiene un nivel aumentado de salud. Por lo tanto, es sumamente importante que cada persona se haga una evaluación Quiropractica para determinar si existen SUBLUXACIONES en su columna. Todos en la familia se pueden beneficiar de la Quiropractica. Desde los ninos recién nacidos hasta los mas ancianos.

    Los ajustes Quiropracticos no duelen, esto es unos de los mitos que existen en nuestra sociedad. Existen distintos métodos o técnicas para ajustar a la columna. Aquí es donde viene la parte del arte de nuestra profesión. Los Quiropracticos somos artistas en la manera que ajustamos a nuestros pacientes. Por que la Quiropractica esta indirectamente asociada con la medicina y trabajamos con el sistema más importante del cuerpo(sistema nervioso) y este sistema controla todos los órganos, tejidos, células, músculos, tendones y ligamentos, esto es considerado la parte de la ciencia de nuestra profesión. El ajuste Quiropractico afecta directamente al funcionamiento de nuestro cuerpo y todos sus sistemas.

    Por fin la parte filosófica, esta es la más importante de las tres ya que sin una filosofia los Quiropracticos no podríamos ayudar a los pacientes a entender él Por Que de lo que estamos haciendo para normalizar internamente el sistema nervioso y todos los sistemas externos. La filosofia Quiropractica dice que existe una inteligencia interna llamada la inteligencia innata que controla y mantiene funcionando todos los sistemas a su capacidad optima manteniendo un nivel de salud aumentada. Cuando existe una o varias interferencias a esta inteligencia el cuerpo pierde la capacidad de funcionar normalmente y el cuerpo se enferma. Por tal razón es sumamente importante de que usted reciba ajustes Quiropracticos para restablecer la armonía interna que permitirá su salud a permanecer constantemente.

    Es tiempo que usted tome responsabilidad de su salud y de la salud de sus seres queridos y busque a un Quiropractico filosófico para hacerse una evaluación Quiropractica y comenzar a recibir sus ajustes Quiropracticos. Esto asegurara que usted pueda disfrutar de una calidad de vida aumentada. No dejes para mañana lo que puedas hacer hoy. Usted no tiene nada que perder y sin embargo tiene mucho que ganar. Que Dios los bendiga a todos. Preguntas o comentarios pueden ser enviadas a mi correo electrónico. [email protected] @ 12:54 pm | Article ID: 1083959693

    Two Spines Must Be Corrected To Allow Total Healing In The Patient

    By Sid Mouk, D.C.

    “Tacking Against The Prevailing Winds Of Orthodoxy” in Chiropractic.

    It was astonishing, and disappointing and fascinating at the same time. For the past 6 weeks I’d been adjusting a patient who had suffered a severe injury and I had finally succeeded in totally clearing his spine of subluxations and restoring motion and function, when I innocently asked him to tell me about the fall that caused this spinal problem. As he proceeded to describe the injury in detail, his spinal muscles began to tighten and I watched the same subluxation pattern strongly reassert itself… the same subluxations he had originally experienced as a result of the accident.

    Dr. Greg Cheatwood once described his care of a patient who had been in an automobile accident. She was responding well to adjustments and almost clear of subluxations when, while driving home from his office, she heard the screech of brakes and the crunch of metal as an accident took place two blocks down the street. Instantly, every one of her symptoms re-occurred and it took Greg several weeks more to once again clear her spine.

    What happened? Was D.D. Palmer right when he asserted that “auto suggestion” was one of the major causes of spinal subluxation? Is the mind so powerful that it can subluxate the spine and re-subluxate the spine and re-subluxate the spine over and over again? Was Dr. Jim Parker correct when he said that interference in the mind (“Quality Interference”) was the most important type of interference to the Healing power of Innate Intelligence… and that it must be cleared in order to get our patients well?

    Since this happened, I’ve discovered that we all have two spines. One is the spine we DC’s adjust on a day-to-day basis which is controlled by our Educated Mind (the area of the mind that runs our physical body a part of the time each day). The other spine, and the more important of the two, is the spine that is controlled by the Innate Mind (which runs the physical body most of the time each day). If we don’t adjust and correct both spines, our patient will often experience a constant re-subluxation of their spine.

    Adjust both of the patient’s spines and watch your results multiply many times over… and watch his/her spine begin to hold the adjustments much better. To do this simply adjust, balance, and correct the spine as you usually do with whatever Chiropractic technique works well for you. Then (using an automobile accident as an example) have the patient go back and re-experience the accident in their mind while they are still lying on the adjusting table. Ask them to vividly re-experience the accident in their mind just as if it was happening again at this moment. See the sights they saw at the time, hear the sounds they heard at the time, feel the feelings they felt at the time, smell the smells they smelled at the time, etc. (the more senses they can bring into the experience, the more effective this correction will be). You, too, may be astonished at what happens to their spine when they do this. Quite often you will once again see a subluxated spine where, just a moment before, it was totally clear of subluxations.

    Many times the original adjustment of the “Educated Spine” will correct everything but, very often, you will now see a re-subluxated spine caused by the imaging of the accident in the patient’s mind… and this is why patients so often re-subluxate themselves and require adjustment over and over again. Every time something “triggers” the memory of the accident… or of the injury or of the emotional stress involved, etc… it will cause a re-subluxation of the spine (everything that happens in the MindBody affects the nervous system… for better or for worse… and, as a result, the spine).

    Adjust and correct your patient’s “Educated Spine” then check and adjust the patient’s “Innate Spine”, if necessary, and you will find that the incredible results produced by spinal adjustments will become even more “incredibler” and “incredibler.” @ 7:09 am | Article ID: 1083852565