Month: September 2012

September 2012 Life Chiropractic College West News

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Life West to Host Fifth Annual Lyceum Celebrating Fraternity’s 20 Years of Service
On October 6, 2012, Life Chiropractic College West will be hosting the 5th Annual Lyceum as well as celebrating Delta Sigma Chi, Nu Chapter’s 20 years of service. The Lyceum was first created by Dr. BJ Palmer in Davenport, Iowa. This year’s event will feature several high-profile speakers such as Drs. Haig John, Shawn Dill, Stew Bittman, BJ Kale, Rebecca Nystrom, and Arno Burnier.

Each speaker will deliver compelling talks about the various facets of chiropractic philosophy. In celebration of their 20 years of service, the Delta Sigma Chi, Nu Chapter will also be awarding a Financial Scholarship Award at the event.

Addison Bulosan, Life West student and president of the local chapter, states, “We are so honored to celebrate our contributions to Life West and the chiropractic community. We look forward to the inspiring messages each of our special guests will bring and the opportunity to award a student a scholarship in honor of our 20 years of service. We hope that chiropractors and students are able to celebrate this event with us and enjoy what our event has to offer.”

Delta Sigma Chi Lyceum 2012
Lyceum will be held on October 6, 2012 and will offer 6 hours of CE credit. Visit http://www.dscnu.com/Lyceum/index.html for registration information.

The Delta Sigma Chi Nu Chapter is a non-profit club representing chiropractic internationally. Active membership consists of 12 students and over 100 Life West alumni. Their purpose is to develop a strong fellowship between chiropractors and chiropractic students around chiropractic ethics, philosophy, science, and art. The Delta Sigma Chi Nu Chapter, which has been active since January 4th 1992, can be contacted at www.dscnu.com.

Dr. Zachary Donnici recognized as the Life West International Alumnus of the Year
The Life Chiropractic College West Alumni Association selected Dr. Zachary S. Donnici, class of 2003, as its 2012 International Alumnus of the Year. Dr. Donnici was recognized at The Wave, a two-day seminar experience, held at the Hyatt Regency in Burlingame, California on Friday, August 2.

Shortly after graduating, Dr. Donnici moved to Malaysia, joining one of the largest wellness practices in South East Asia. He later moved to Singapore in 2005 and in 2007 founded, with two partners, a new practice, Wellness for Life Chiropractic. He is now managing director of Full Potential Chiropractic, the leader in whole family natural wellness in Singapore.

He was the founding vice president of World Chiropractic Alliance, a leading vitalistic professional chiropractic association in Singapore and also served as the association’s president. Through the association, Dr. Zak has been deeply involved in community service events and professional conferences.

Life West, established in 1976, is an accredited non-profit institution of higher learning. Over 4,500 graduates of Life West are now providing chiropractic care worldwide. The college’s vision is to create a brighter future for humanity. The college’s Health Center, a public outpatient facility staffed by approximately 150 senior interns who are guided by licensed doctors of chiropractic, provides affordable health care to more than 1,000 patients per week in the city of Hayward, California. www.lifewest.edu.

Source: Life Chiropractic College West

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You Need Not Be Sick

In honor of Founder’s Day, a.k.a. the Birthday of Chiropractic, I am sharing this newspaper clipping from a chiropractic advertisement placed around 1919 in Los Angeles California.

The title reads YOU NEED NOT BE SICK!

you need not be sickChiropractic adjustings release pressure off nerves, the cause of all sickness.

Conditions listed in the advertising include…

  • Rheumatism
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Lumbago
  • Neuralgia
  • Stomach, Spleen, Liver and Eye Troubles
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Nervous and Skin Disorders
  • Constipation
  • Headaches
  • Neuritis
  • Catarrh
  • Deafness
  • Paralysis
  • Hayfever

Chiropractors of today may notice that there is no mention of neck pain, sciatica, low back pain (instead lumbago is used), or scoliosis. There is also no mention of car accidents and insurance being accepted. Funny that the diagram used doesn’t look that different from some I see today in print advertisements.

Chiropractic Adjustings Release Pressure Off Nerves

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Today’s date marks 117 years since the first chiropractic adjustment was given in Davenport, Iowa. On September 18, 1895, it was Daniel David Palmer Healed Harvey Lillard (the Father of Chiropractic) making a hands on healing connection and curing a deaf janitor named Harvey Lillard. The Ryan building janitor had been plagued by years of deafness following an injury, and the hands-on thrusting and realignment of spinal vertebrae, provided a miracle today known as a chiropractic adjustment.

Last year on this date I shared the first ever Los Angeles Times newspaper ad placed by a chiropractor, being done so by none other than DD Palmer himself. More than 15 years later (around 1919) LA area chiropractors were placing larger ads in local newspapers. Here’s one placed around 1919 by a member of the Los Angeles County Chiropractors Association.

you need not be sick
1919 Chiropractic Advertisement
YOU NEED NOT BE SICK!
Chiropractic adjustings release pressure off nerves, the cause of all sickness.
HEALTH IS THE RESULT
The analysis of your backbone will tell me what and where your troubles are, of the many symptoms and “diseases” so-called, such, for illustration:

Rheumatism
Asthma
Bronchitis
Lumbago
Neuralgia
Stomach, Spleen, Liver and Eye Troubles
High Blood Pressure
Nervous and Skin Disorders
Constipation
Headaches
Neuritis
Catarrh
Deafness
Paralysis
Hayfever

No questions asked.

Joseph H. Coleman, Chiropractor

506 Mason bldg., Cor. 4th and Broadway. Phone-Office 6312I: Res., 288864
Member of Los Angeles County Chiropractors’ Association.
Hours: 10 to 5. Also Monday. Wednesday and Friday evenings, 7 to 8.

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In the era this chiropractic advertisement was placed, the corner of Fourth and Broadway in downtown Los Angeles was the center of business for the city. It was a few short blocks from Pershing Square and the downtown Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel.

For those of you looking up symptoms and diseases mentioned in the advertisement (note that the chiropractor placed “diseases” in quotes for the ad), catarrh is a disorder of inflammation of the mucous membranes in one of the airways or cavities of the body. Lumbago is defined as pain in the lumbar region, more commonly referred to today as low back pain. Hayfever a.k.a. Allergic Rhinitis was a common term used at the time, today most people prefer to use the term allergies over hayfever.

Interesting that the chiropractor followed the list of symptoms and so-called diseases with… No Questions Asked.

Chiropractic care for allergies, stomach problems, high blood pressure, constipation, eye troubles, and other listed disorders. What do most people go to the chiropractor for in 2012?

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Go Green with Kentucky Chiropractic

History has been made in Kentucky!

Elizabethtown, KY – History is made for Chiropractic! The Kentucky Chiropractic Association (KCA) and the chiropractic community are celebrating the “Go Green with Chiropractic” official state license plate. This is the first plate in the country that is being made available to those that support chiropractic. The process called for the first 900 plates to be pre-sold before the plate went into production and was offered by the state as an official state license plate. The 900th “Go Green with Chiropractic” plate was purchased on Earth Day, 2012.

Go Green Go Chiropractic KY License Plate“This is a monumental accomplishment for the KCA and chiropractic! The organization really came together to make the goal a reality! I would like to personally thank the patients who have shown support for chiropractic and will proudly show their stripes”, commented Dr William C. Eriksen, Executive Director and a founding member.  “The Go Green with Chiropractic message communicates the very essence of chiropractic as being a natural, non-toxic healthcare for patients and the environment. The Green Community has been crucial in supporting our cause now that there is awareness for the concept that Chiropractic is most definitely green. Many thanks to a large number of green businesses, organizations and patients for their support of the plate as well as their continued support for the KCA and chiropractic.”

The “Go Green with Chiropractic” initiative was developed to spread the word that chiropractic is a safe, natural, and non-toxic healthcare that does not put foreign bodies or toxins into the body and has no detrimental impact on the environment with any waste.  The “Go Green with Chiropractic” initiative has seen praise by being recognized in the 2012 World Wildlife Federation World Book.

The Kentucky Chiropractic Association (KCA) is one of the most unique healthcare organizations in Kentucky. The KCA is a patient based health association that provides membership to patients, chiropractors, chiropractic assistants, massage therapists, allied health care professionals, chiropractic students and chiropractic friendly companies. The continued mission of the KCA is to represent and promote chiropractic and its natural health benefits throughout the state of Kentucky.

Chiropractic continues to grow and become widely recognized as one of the safest non-invasive, non-toxic, green options available. The Kentucky Chiropractic Association intends on supporting the chiropractic awareness movement in all of its endeavors. Visit us at our next event, at The Harvest Hootenanny on October 27, 2012 in Louisville at Waterfront Park’s Brown Forman Amphitheater at 1217 River Road, Louisville, KY from 12pm-6pm.

If you would like more information, please call 1-(877) 937-3522 or visit www.kychiropractic.com or like us at our Facebook pages www.facebook.com/kychiropractic, www.facebook.com/GoGreenGoChiropractic.

Dynamic Essentials Loyalty is the Key

News from DE

Webster’s Dictionary defines the word “loyalty” as: the state or quality of being loyal… feeling of faithfulness or alliance.”

We could use and think of many illustrations of loyalty such as loyalty of a dog to its master… loyalty of a spouse to each other… loyalty to your team, family or country, etc. But probably the best loyalty we can think of is from the Bible. In the Book of Ruth, first chapter, Ruth said to her mother-in-law, Naomi: “Entreat me not to leave thee or forsake thee nor to return from following after thee; for whether thou goest, I will go and whether thou lodgest, I will lodge; thy people will be my people and thy God, my God.”

DE Dynamic Essentials
DE Dynamic Essentials
We could say that loyalty in the illustration above is another name for unconditional love. If you love an institution or business, you will do all within your power to help preserve it and help it grow and prosper. Whether it is your country, your school or your profession, you love it in the same way as you love your family. Loyalty is not an on-again, off-again affair. Loyalty is like the color of your eyes; it is with you day and night, through good times and bad.

You see the illustration of loyalty that Ruth exhibited to her mother-in-law, Naomi, is the exact kind of loyalty chiropracTIC needs and deserves from each and every chiropractor who is privileged to wear the time-honored clock of this great profession. The suffering masses are depending on each of you to remain loyal to the chiropractic principles. Their very lives and health depends on what you have to offer.

Phone Melba today at 770-438-9949 and register for Drs. Sid’s and Nell’s October 25-28 DE Meeting! The meeting is being held at the Embassy Suites at Centennial Olympic Park Hotel. Remember, register today! Join with your DC brothers and sisters, CAs, spouses and families in showing your unconditional love (loyalty) to DE and our great chiropractic profession. By doing this, you will become a more prosperous chiropractor because when you believe in and love what you are doing, others will be drawn to you and your practice. Not only that, but they will help you build your practice to unbelievable heights! REMEMBER: LOYALTY IS THE “KEY.”

SEE YOU AT DE ON OCTOBER 25 – 28!

The DE Staff

P.S. Please note the JANUARY 2013 DATE HAS CHANGED: THE MEETING IS NOW SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 31 – FEBRUARY 3!

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Parker University to Host Homecoming Event Celebrating 30 Year Anniversary

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

DALLAS – Parker University will celebrate its 30th anniversary during a special homecoming event on its campus in Dallas, Texas from October 26-28. Parker invites alumni, students, faculty, industry partners, and all other chiropractors, massage therapists, and chiropractic assistants to join in the celebration.

The event will feature customized education tracks for chiropractors, massage therapists, and chiropractic assistants. The Homecoming Education Program classes include The Multiple Causes of the Vertebral Subluxation and Dis-ease, The Neurology of Stress, and Lower Extremity: Pathomechanics of Injury and Research Regarding Management and Prevention. DCs can earn up to 20 hours of continuing education credit, and MTs can earn up to 12 hours.

Parker University Alumni

The homecoming gathering will include numerous events, luncheons, and get-togethers including the annual Oktoberfest celebration held on Friday where attendees will have the chance to reconnect with old friends, professors, mentors, and classmates. Also on Friday, the Parker Alumni Association will host an Alumni Awards Luncheon. In addition, a birthday party will be held on Saturday to celebrate Parker’s 30 Year Anniversary.

“It’s amazing how the school that Dr. Parker created 30 years ago has had such an impact on the profession today and has influenced the lives of so many,” said Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, Parker University president. “In honor of Dr. Parker and so many others that have made these 30 years possible, it’s our pleasure to host this event and celebrate Parker, chiropractic, and massage therapy.”

Parker has strengthened the science, philosophy, and art of chiropractic for 30 years and Philosophy Fest-a prominent feature held on Saturday, brings another opportunity to refine and develop a stronger understanding of the chiropractic philosophy. Philosophy Fest attendees will hear inspiring messages from 16 industry leaders including Dr. Arno Burnier, Dr. David Browning, Dr. Jay Morgan, Dr. Shawn Powers, Dr. Tracy Wilson, and more.

Students interested in pursuing a career in chiropractic or massage therapy are invited to attend homecoming events on Friday and Saturday at no charge. An open house event will be held on Saturday, which will give future students a chance to be exposed to the philosophy of both Parker and the chiropractic profession.

Along with other homecoming festivities, 5, 20, and 25 year class reunions will be held. For more details about each reunion, visit www.parker.edu alumni-upcoming-events.

“We hope to see the familiar faces of our students, past and present,” said Dr. Mancini. “This is also a time for Parker alumni to recognize and celebrate the great impact they’ve had around the world in the patients they serve.”

In addition, exhibitors will offer and display cutting-edge products and technologies. To register for the homecoming event or for more information, visit www.parker.edu/homecoming.

About Parker University – Dallas-based Parker University, formerly known as Parker College of Chiropractic, is one of the world’s leading educators of health care professionals. Founded in 1982, this private, nonprofit, educational institution prepares men and women to become doctors of chiropractic. In addition, Parker University awards additional wellness-focused degrees including a bachelor of science with a major in anatomy and a major in health and wellness, massage therapy certificates, and continuing education specializations and certifications. Parker University also includes Parker Research Institute, which provides sound, scientific evidence supporting health and wellness; three chiropractic wellness clinics in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex; Parker Seminars, the largest chiropractic seminar organization in the world, and Parker SHARE Products that provide innovative, high quality products, and current information on chiropractic wellness. For additional information about Parker University, visit the website at www.parker.edu.

Source: Parker University

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Parker Alumni Association Expands Board of Directors

DALLAS — The Parker Alumni Association recently revised its bylaws to increase the number of members on its board of directors. After the change received 95% approval from members, the board has increased the number of members serving.

Previously, the board of directors consisted of nine elected members and three ex officio members. Now, the board will consist of no less than nine elected members and three ex officio members. The increase stems from the need to expand the number of board members who can assist with association projects through expertise in a given area.

Parker Alumni Association

Six new board members have been elected by the alumni association—Dr. Beau Hightower,’11, Dr. James D. Powell,’93, Dr. Shadi Rahmani,’08, Dr. Christopher Chae Tracy,’04, Dr. Michael N. Traxler,’06, and Dr. Ron Wells, ’95.

The board expansion will assist with numerous projects like the development of a Graduate Resource Center, which is expected to launch in January 2013.

“Throughout this year the board has been finalizing details to launch an online resource center which will allow its members access to business and practice forms, from patient intake forms to sample job descriptions for staff,” said Amanda Rainey, vice president of university advancement at Parker University. “The 2012 board has worked with various association committees and university administrators on obtaining samples which will be shared online when the center officially launches in early 2013. Also, as the university unveils new academic programs, new projects are expected to be launched to better inform and engage current and future graduates of the university.”

As alumni of the university, the board members will work to continue the vision, leadership, and legacy that has been established throughout the years.

Drs. Hightower and Rahmani boast three Bachelor of Science degrees in addition to their doctorate of chiropractic degrees. They earned degrees in Biology from the University of New Mexico and the University of Texas at Arlington, respectively, and both have degrees in Anatomy and Health and Wellness.

“As a young graduate, I believe that the future is in our hands,” Dr. Rahmani said. “By serving on the board, I will have the privilege to serve with the distinguished members and take a small part in moving the profession forward.”

Two of the new members, Drs. Tracy and Traxler, took the knowledge they gained from Parker and opened their own practices. Dr. Tracy and his wife own a practice in Dripping Springs, Texas, that focuses on family wellness care. Dr. Traxler’s practice in Monroe, LA, has been named “Best of the Delta” and “Best Chiropractic Clinic” by community voters.

“I want to give back to a college and a profession that has given me the ability to, not go to ‘work’ but change the lives of thousands of people through the principles of chiropractic,” Dr. Tracy said. “I want to pay it forward and ensure the students of our future continue to carry the torch.”

Dr. Wells practiced for five years after his graduation until he decided to turn his full attention to teaching, which he has been doing for 16 years at his alma mater. Dr. Powell followed in his father’s footstep in becoming a chiropractor, and attributes an adjustment with curing him of his asthma symptoms.

The Parker Alumni Association membership is all-inclusive and welcomes Parker graduates, doctors of chiropractic, chiropractic assistants, massage therapists, corporations, and wellness supporters to join them in their pursuit of excellence. In all its endeavors, the alumni association strives to support and encourage all members to achieve the highest level of success in their relative fields.

Dallas-based Parker University, formerly known as Parker College of Chiropractic, is one of the world’s leading educators of health care professionals. Founded in 1982, this private, nonprofit, educational institution prepares men and women to become doctors of chiropractic. In addition, Parker University awards additional wellness-focused degrees including a bachelor of science in anatomy, a bachelor of science in health and wellness, massage therapy certificates, and continuing education certifications. Parker University also includes Parker Research Institute, which provides sound, scientific evidence supporting health and wellness; two chiropractic wellness clinics in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex; Parker Seminars, the largest chiropractic seminar organization in the world, and Parker SHARE Products that provide innovative, high quality products, and current information on chiropractic wellness. For additional information about Parker University, visit the website at www.parker.edu.

Life Chiropractic College West 2012 Student of the Year

Hayward, California — The Alumni Association of Life Chiropractic College West named Stephanie Williams, a first quarter senior from San Diego, California as its 2012 Student of the Year.

Life West Student of the YearLife Chiropractic College West 2012 Student of the Year

(photo: Left to Right: Dr. Kim Khauv, Stephanie Williams, Dr. Brian Kelly) Ms. Williams decided to pursue the profession after working as a chiropractic assistant and falling in love with the chiropractic philosophy. During her time at Life West, she has been involved in several organizations including the IFCO, ICPA, ICA, CCA, F4CP, WCCS, Legion of Chiropractic Women, and has served as the student council treasurer and, most recently, as the student council president. She volunteers around campus and has recently joined the Champions for Life program which focuses on increasing enrollment and awareness of vitalistic chiropractic.

She has been a finalist for the past three years in the Talk the ‘Tic competition. She is also a member of the Omega Sigma Phi sorority, which is dedicated to promote and protect the principles of chiropractic. Ms. Williams has also taken several chiropractic mission trips both locally and internationally. She has a passion for serving families and children and has completed all her new patient requirements in her first clinic quarter.

Life West, established in 1976, is an accredited non-profit institution of higher learning. Over 4,500 graduates of Life West are now providing chiropractic care worldwide. The college’s vision is to create a brighter future for humanity.  The college’s Health Center, a public outpatient facility staffed by approximately 150 senior interns who are guided by licensed doctors of chiropractic, provides affordable health care to more than 1,000 patients per week in the city of Hayward, California. www.lifewest.edu.

Life West Surpasses Bridge to the Future Campaign Expectations

Hayward, California — The Life Chiropractic College Board of Regents set a target in late 2011 to raise $1.5 million by June 30.  The target was exceeded on the last day of the campaign.  In a YouTube video, Dr. Kelly conveyed a sincere thanks to all contributors to this campaign.

Not only did we raise the $1.5 million but we exceeded it. An exciting part of this campaign was the people who came from all walks of life who contributed at levels we couldn’t have dreamed of.  We are very grateful and appreciative of their support.

Dr. Brian Kelly of Life Chiropractic College WestDr. Kelly stated, “Not only did we raise the $1.5 million but we exceeded it. An exciting part of this campaign was the people who came from all walks of life who contributed at levels we couldn’t have dreamed of.  We are very grateful and appreciative of their support.”

Life West is entering an exciting new growth phase.  In September, Dr. Kelly will start a 33-city tour promoting a career in chiropractic throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.  In addition, their new DC and student recruitment program ‘Champions Weekend’ is scheduled for October where DC’s get involved in recruitment, and prospective students come to campus, meet faculty and current students, and get a taste of  the Life West experience.

Phase two also includes a $10M fundraising campaign to ensure the long term security of Life West.  This comprehensive campaign will include capital, operational, research and endowment elements.

Dr. Kelly commented, “we are working to ensure a bright future, especially at a time when our communities need a rationale, cost effective, safe and effective approach to healthcare. Chiropractic is perfectly positioned for this, and Life West continues to produce high quality graduates”.

Life West, established in 1976, is an accredited non-profit institution of higher learning. Over 4,500 graduates of Life West are now providing chiropractic care worldwide. The college’s vision is to create a brighter future for humanity. The college’s Health Center, a public outpatient facility staffed by senior interns who are guided by licensed doctors of chiropractic, provides affordable health care to more than 1,000 patients per week in the city of Hayward, California.  www.lifewest.edu.

Record Breaking Life Chiropractic College West Wave

Hayward, California — On August 3 and 4, The Wave, a two-day seminar extravaganza hosted by Life Chiropractic College West, saw 1,300 delegates from local regions and as far abroad as New Zealand and Australia congregate at the Hyatt Regency, San Francisco Airport. In contrast to many conferences, numbers for The Wave 2012 exceeded last year’s program attendance by over 30%.

Life West Wave 2012The Wave attracted some of the most influential thought leaders. Leaders in their respective fields included Drs. Bruce Lipton, Joseph Mercola and Gary Null plus a ‘best of the best’ chiropractic line up including Drs. Joe Dispenza, Guy Reikeman, and 30 others. Highlights included a tribute to Dr. Reggie and Irene Gold, debut of Jeff Hays’ groundbreaking movie, Medical Inc., Talk the ‘Tic speaking competition finals and a special presentation/interview with Chiropractic ambassador and FCP spokesperson Jerry Rice. Furthermore, all donors and supporters of Life West were given tremendous thanks and recognition during the event.

Brian Kelly Life West ChiropracticDr. Kelly stated, “We were honored and humbled by the groundswell of support and contributions from alumni and friends who understand and appreciate the value of a Life West education. It is through their loving support that we realize a bright future for Life West and our dedicated students.”

Life West also acknowledged and celebrated all of its esteemed alumni. Furthermore, the 2012 Alumnus of the Year, Dr. Joseph E. Awender II, Student of the Year, Stephanie Williams, and International Alumnus of the Year, Dr. Zachary S. Donnici were announced during the festivities.

Expect to see the 3rd Annual Life West Wave taking place in the Oakland/San Francisco area in August 2013.

Life West, established in 1976, is an accredited non-profit institution of higher learning. Over 4,500 graduates of Life West are now providing chiropractic care worldwide. The college’s vision is to create a brighter future for humanity. The college’s Health Center, a public outpatient facility staffed by approximately 150 senior interns who are guided by licensed doctors of chiropractic, provides affordable health care to more than 1,000 patients per week in the city of Hayward, California. www.lifewest.edu.