August 1, 2015

FEATURE

How Does the Chiropractic Adjustment Work?

INTEGRATIVE CARE

Nutritional Protocols for Soft-Tissue Injuries and Joint Health

POLITICS

Current ACA President, Anthony Hamm, DC, Discusses College of Pharmacology and Affordable Care Act

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FEATURE

How Does the Chiropractic Adjustment Work?

Was D. D. and B. J. Palmer right with their bone on nerve theory? According to Challes A. Lantz, DC, PhD, Director of Research for Life Chiropractic College West (2015), Montgomery and Nelson cited the context within which medical authors in the midto late nineteenth century referred to subluxation, one that was similar to how D. D. Palmer later would refer to it:

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INTEGRATIVE CARE

Nutritional Protocols for Soft-Tissue Injuries and Joint Health

When an individual is injured, the typical treatment response does not include proper supplementation necessary to help the body heal itself. In the times of physiological stress or injury, diet alone may not meet the body’s nutritional needs.

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POLITICS

Current ACA President, Anthony Hamm, DC, Discusses College of Pharmacology and Affordable Care Act

Anthony W. Hamm, DC, FACO, is currently serving his second one-year term as president of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). He is a second-generation DC and a 1979 graduate of the National University of Health Sciences. He has managed a chiropractic practice for the past 35 years, concentrating on adult orthopedics and pain management.

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RESEARCH REVIEW

Manual and Mechanically Assisted Adjustment Methods: Are They Therapeutically Equal?

The use of mechanical devices such as the Activator instrument for adjusting patients has become very popular. According to job analysis surveys by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (1,2), about 70% of chiropractors now report that they use the Activator or some other type of handheld adjusting instrument.

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RISK MANAGEMENT

Freedom from Discipline

Doesn’t freedom from discipline sound great? You may think, “Finally, I’m free to do what I want, when I want! No worry about rules, regulations, and routine!” At some point in your personal life, you’ve probably thought, “I would love to be free to do what I want to do, when I want to do it, and not have to follow all the rules.”

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NUTRITION

Curcumin for a Healthy Aging Brain

If you follow trends in the area of dietary supplements, you probably are aware that curcumin has been a rapidly growing segment of the market. Curcuma longa is a member of the ginger family, and its rhizome is the source of the common spice turmeric, which can be found in most any grocery store.

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TECHNIQUE

Increased Referrals by Solving Problem Cases

I have been advocating an examination approach that recognizes that muscle contraction accompanied inevitably with loss of range of motion can be caused not only by a structural problem but by visceral function as well. In other words, they should not be separated when we attempt to establish the cause of chronic, recurring subluxation patterns.

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