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Legacy and Lifestyle: Epigenetics and the Potential for Chiropractic
Legacy and Lifestyle: Epigenetics and the Potential for Chiropractic The Chronicle of Chiropractic There weren't many exciting days in my high-school biology class. The class was interesting, though, and we had an excellent teacher. One day stands out in my memory....read more
Addressing Vertebral Subluxation, Published in The Chronicle of Chiropractic
Our Responsibility to Address the Vertebral Subluxation The Phenomenon of Denialism in Chiropractic A recent article by a fellow DC columnist addressed what he described as "The S word." "The word (subluxation) has been an anchor hung around the neck of the profession...read more
Staying The Course
It is appropriate to consider the direction our profession should take in the 21st century. Sociologist Walter Wardwell suggests that chiropractic become a “limited medical specialty” such as dentistry, optometry or podiatry, which does not challenge the theoretical...read more
Examining Exams – Are They Reliable?
Examining Exams – Are They Reliable? chiropractor. After being warned that chiropractors “crack your bones,” fear of iatrogenic fractures made this no small feat. Thankfully, I knew several apparently rational and ambulatory individuals who emerged from chiropractic...read more
Denialism and Our Responsibility to Address the Vertebral Subluxation
Denialism and Our Responsibility to Address the Vertebral Subluxation The Chronicle of Chiropractic Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Subluxation and the Phenomenon of Denialism "The word (subluxation) has been an anchor hung around the neck of the profession for too long. It...read more
Tone, Tensegrity and Chiropractic
Tone, Tensegrity and Chiropractic The Chronicle of Chiropractic D.D. Palmer, wrote extensively about the concept of tone. According to Palmer: "Life is the expression of tone. In that sentence is the basic principle of Chiropractic. Tone is the normal degree of nerve...read more
The Faulty Premise of Membership Numbers
The Faulty Premise of Membership Numbers The Chronicle of Chiropractic In regards to the accreditation crisis, it has occurred to me that the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), and seemingly everyone else, is operating under the false premises that only...read more
Buyer’s Remorse in Chiropractic as a Career Choice: What Can We Do?
Buyer's Remorse in Chiropractic as a Career Choice: What Can We Do? The Chronicle of Chiropractic Today's crisis in chiropractic identity may be due, in large measure, to this phenomenon as applied to chiropractic as a career choice. Chiropractic educational...read more
Post Wilk: Is Our Future Secure?
Post Wilk: Is Our Future Secure? The Chronicle of Chiropractic In its 11-and-a-half decades of existence, the chiropractic profession has faced formidable challenges. From the jailing of founder D.D. Palmer to the vicious attacks by the AMA, only the resolve of...read more
Four Dimensional Model of Subluxation
Four Dimensional Model of Subluxation The Chronicle of Chiropractic Vertebral subluxation represents the heart and soul of chiropractic, yet to many chiropractors, it remains a clinical conundrum. I believe that the controversy and confusion surrounding the...read more
Drugs, Chiropractic and Boiled Frogs
Drugs, Chiropractic and Boiled Frogs The Chronicle of Chiropractic There is general agreement throughout chiropractic that we are a drugless profession. The Association of Chiropractic Colleges Paradigm, adopted by most major chiropractic organizations including the...read more