A Deep-Dive into Thermography

Thermography is hands down the easiest and most impactful ways that you can get into scanning. Not only does it paint an unparalleled picture of how a patient’s nervous system functions through their daily lives, but it allows you to interpret and easily communicate that message to your patient right on the spot. Understanding the […]

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A Deep-Dive into Heart Rate Variability

Heart Rate Variability scanning is one of the key pillars in understanding how your patient’s spine interacts with your nervous system. Get an introduction to what HRV scanning is, see how to perform HRV scans and interpret the results, and learn how it fits into and supports the story of chiropractic in this introductory guide […]

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Chiropractic – 21st Century Dominant Health Care Strategy

Dr. Christopher Kent explores Tone, Tensegrity and Chiropractic. “Alterations in the tone of the somatic system may be evaluated using surface EMG. Altered autonomic tone may be evaluated using skin temperature and heart rate variability measurements. Such objective assessments have the potential to make chiropractic the dominant strategy of 21st century health care.” full article

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Where are We Going?

The future of chiropractic is immensely rich with clinical promise! In the last hundred years, the chiropractic profession has grown from a single practitioner to tens of thousands of chiropractors throughout the world. Despite unrelenting pressure, and against immense odds, chiropractic has not only survived, but flourished. What will be our role in 21st century […]

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Vertebral Subluxation – Historical Considerations

The term “subluxation” has a long history in the healing arts literature. According to Haldeman [1] it was used at the time of Hippocrates [2], while the earliest English definition is attributed to Randall Holme in 1688. Holme [3] defined subluxation as “a dislocation or putting out of joynt.” Watkins [4] and Terrett [5] refer […]

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Tone and ‘Tensegrity’

The discoverer 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 tension. Tone is expressed in functions by the normal elasticity, activity, strength and excitability of the various […]

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The Subluxation Degeneration model

Subluxation degeneration has been described as a progressive process associated with abnormal spinal mechanics. The degenerative changes are associated with various mechanisms of neurological dysfunction. (1) Progressive degeneration of the cervical spine is thought to begin with the intervertebral discs, progressing to changes in the cervical vertebrae and contiguous soft tissues. (2) Several early investigators […]

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Studies Report Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Asthma Patients

Media reports of a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine (1), that chiropractic care did not benefit asthma patients, is inconsistent with the larger body of other studies, case reports, and more than 100 years of clinical experience. This study had many significant flaws. The most serious was the use of active […]

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Stress and Vertebral Subluxation

Interest in the role stress plays with the dynamics of health has resulted in a proliferation of strategies designed to minimize or “manage” stress. To many people, the very term “stress” elicits a negative response. Yet, the notion that stress is an enemy we must resist or manage betrays a widespread misunderstanding of the nature […]

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