Archive for March, 2012

Are you practicing 21st Century Chiropractic?

Monday, March 26th, 2012

You may have the newest web site, the latest computer front desk system, the fanciest Digital XRay Unit, and the best marketing strategy around – But are you using the most up to date Chiropractic Technique available?

TORQUE RELEASE TECHNIQUE is the first chiropractic system to be developed through a randomised, placebo controlled, scientific research project. With research published in Molecular Psychiatry, the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, JMPT, JVSR, Annals Vertebral Subluxation Research and featured on a documentary by the Discovery Health Channel: 2012 is your time to learn how to adjust with Quantum Science and a Neurological Art to match your Vitalistic Philosophy.

Learn how to differentially diagnose the primary subluxation at any moment in time:

We hear at seminars that “Chiropractic Works” but in our own rooms we all struggle with how to get the best results with each individual practice member: And this is not always as simple as we (and they) would like is it? Sometimes this hunger to help can send us to obscure seminars that offer us the secret to helping that 1 in 10 patients that just don’t respond. And this may help us to get slightly better results with some patients. We do have a tendency though to think that to get better results, we need to do something different - other than adjusting that is. But here’s a thought - maybe if we did what we do best, better, then we would get consistently better results! One conclusion I have drawn through my nearly twenty three years in practice - is that the most important thing I can do for a practice member that comes to my rooms for help, is to deliver the best possible adjustment that I can. Now here’s the challenge - the best adjustment is delivered where it needs to be, when it needs to be, in the manner in which it should be - and that requires a differential diagnosis to be able to make such a decision - few technique methodologies truly provide a way of delivering this. Ask yourself this - do you have absolute confidence that the next adjustment that you deliver, is going to be THE ONE that is most needed?

See the Integrator in action – the only three-dimensional adjusting instrument to reproduce what the hands were intended to do with true inter-professional reproducibility:

I’ll be honest - I was never a huge fan of instruments - after all Chiropractic means “done by hand”! And most of the instruments I have seen in action are poor second cousins to what the human hand can offer. That was until I saw the Integrator and its technical specifications. Now I repeatedly hear that an Integrator looks just like many other silver hammers - what the Australian Doctor called “sticks that click”. But “looks like” does not mean “works like”. A chiropractic adjustment is three dimensional in correctional vectors, but all instruments I have seen are two dimensional. The Integrator delivers a super fast impulse, with or without torque, plus recoil, at the exact tonal hertz frequency required to adjust a subluxation, and with a pre-loading mechanism (you don’t fire it, it fires at a pre-determined pressure). In short the Integrator is the only adjusting instrument I have seen that surpasses the specifications of an adjustment by hand.

Experience how to tap into the mesolimbic system with every adjustment to deliver significant state of wellbeing changes:

This is the “final frontier” for chiropractic research, chiropractic science and chiropractic practice: We talk about the power and wonder of the central nervous system, and then regress into showing pictures of squashed spinal nerves in distorted intervertebral foramina. People are not that silly, the scientific and medical community is certainly not that simple, and I’m not sure why we persist with being this immature. The magic of the nervous system is happening deeper than this - at least at the dorsal horns, and all the way up into the mesolimbic system: And the magic of a chiropractic adjustment happens in the depths of the central nervous system and we are rapidly developing the art and science that maximises this effect.

Please come and join us for an intense weekend of philosophy, science and art that will truly expand your horizons, potential and outcomes…

This year’s only opportunity to participate in a Torque Release Technique Seminar and Hands-On Workshop is on Saturday and Sunday May 19 and 20 in Melbourne. Go to http://www.torquerelease.com.au/Torque-Release-Discount.htm for a great discount offer to register early.

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IMPORTANT CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Most Chiropractors do OK – even in tough financial times there are always enough folks around with stiff necks and bad backs to keep an appointment book ticking over. And for the majority of us there is also the smattering of headache and migraine sufferers, asthmatics, bed wetters and trickle of a diverse range of health problems that decide that maybe chiropractic might help. And of course if you’ve been in practice for more than a few months you will have accumulated your devoted followers who show up for their maintenance check-ups and even some following the Chiropractic wellness path – most of us eat, drive a decent car, pay our mortgage, educate our family and even go on some nice holidays thanks to the loyalty of these chiropractic advocates – and there’s nothing wrong with that!

But then occasionally you will hear mention of DD and BJ stating that chiropractic would empty the prisons. And interesting research findings come out suggesting that Chiropractic changes the function of the brain. And then someone publishes research showing that chiropractic adjustments, delivered properly, improve the recovery process of people gripped in a lifestyle of addiction! For most chiropractors these concepts exist outside the walls of the daily scope of practice. And let’s be really honest – we might secretly prefer that they stay there: We feel a bit safer at the thought that certain segments of the population are behind bars as we sleep. The medical profession holds a therapeutic monopoly on the growing demographic of people with disorders of “the mind”. And the thought of drug addicts sitting on our waiting room chairs can create a sense of dis-ease in our own nervous system.

But contemplate this claim – treatment of the mind without care of the spinal cord is less effective – perhaps even ineffective! Consider this – our jails are close to full – they don’t have any problem with client retention and reactivation. The pharmaceutical industry is enjoying unfathomable cash flow due to prescriptions of psychoactive drugs – it’s rare for these people to discontinue care. And our addiction rehabilitation industry is failing – spectacularly – after all dissatisfied customers drop out of care! And one of the possible reasons for these failures is the passive and at times active exclusion of chiropractic care from the therapeutic mix.

According to a new study published in the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research entitled “Subluxation Based Chiropractic Care in the Management of Cocaine Addiction: A Case Report”, although subluxation based chiropractic care is not the main course of treatment for addiction, it is postulated that improvement of spinal neural integrity and neural dopaminergic pathway efficiency through chiropractic adjustments may contribute to improved homeostasis, Brain Reward Cascade and Reward Deficiency Syndrome thus allowing the body to express a greater state of well-being and human potential as an outcome.

But if you think this research only applies to a small demographic of the community that some of us don’t want anything to do with – then you may be missing the point of Chiroprac-tic. This research is to do with state of wellbeing and quality of life: Something that everyone needs.

And so outcomes such as increased addiction treatment retention rates and decreases in relapse are postulated after combining non-linear tonal chiropractic care with standard addiction treatment and behaviour modification. Previous randomised, placebo controlled research had measured the positive outcomes when subluxation based chiropractic care was added to the standard rehabilitation mix. This new case study adds a qualitative point of view to this past quantitative proof.

According to Drs Jay Holder and Brandon Shriner, the purpose of chiropractic is to optimize human potential and state of well-being. This objective is primarily realized by the successful adjustment of vertebral subluxation allowing the brain and spinal cord to effectively communicate to the rest of the body creating improved overall nervous system function.

And if you are wondering why I included three seemingly unrelated disorders – crime, depression and addiction – in one sentence, then this case study may help you to comprehend that they are completely interconnected disorders living along a continuum of severity from brain dis-ease to brain disease.

In the study a 63 year old white male presented at the Exodus Treatment Center with a 50 year history of poly substance abuse. He was court ordered to Exodus Treatment Center after a felony conviction for cocaine, violation of probation and eleven failed traditional addiction treatment programs. Cocaine addiction started at age 21 with previous use of alcohol, cannabis, and amphetamines as early as age ten. He had multiple felony convictions and incarcerations for many violations including sales and possession of cocaine and other illicit drugs.

The patient was not reaching therapy goals and performing poorly in standard rehabilitation. Results indicated that traditional addiction treatment was failing to improve cognitive function and or increase the P300 EEG wave amplitude. This was reported to the court. The judge then required the patient to remain in Phase One of treatment and complete a neurophysiologic re-evaluation to develop a more aggressive and comprehensive treatment plan. Therefore, Torque Release Chiropractic (TRT) was added to the treatment plan for an additional eight months to improve addiction treatment outcomes, neurological and behavioural function and to make the care more comprehensive.

After introducing TRT into the residential addiction treatment program milieu, considerable improvement in the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) scores occurred. Data revealed a continual decrease in both depression and anxiety scores. Patient P300 wave potentials at initial phase of care had showed steady decrease in cognition, attention, cognitive function, and decision making ability. (P300 amplitude in drug-dependent patients is influenced by a complex interaction between CNS pathology that predates and promotes the onset of drug dependence and CNS pathology that should resolve during the process of recovery from drug dependence.) Amazingly the P300 findings started to improve progressively and dramatically once TRT was included.

Comparable thermal and EMG scans were taken at the onset of TRT and new scans were retaken every 30 days. Post EMG amplitude and asymmetry scans show improvement in overall asymmetry and severity of paraspinal muscle activity. Post thermal scans show not only a decrease in overall absolute temperature but side to side differentials as well.

The paper concludes that after approximately eight months of Torque Release Technique at the Exodus Addiction Treatment Center, while being co-managed with traditional drug addiction treatment professionals in a residential setting, the patient had seen improvement in health and vitality as revealed with P300 wave results, Thermal/EMG scans, and ASI scores. The patient is currently living on his own in a 3/4 way house and has been free from cocaine addiction for over two years. The patient has chosen to continue chiropractic care.

To find out about being trained in Torque Release Technique go to http://www.torquerelease.com.au/Torque-Release-Discount.htm

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