Measuring the effects of chiropractic with biomarkers

There is so much information pertaining to the benefits of chiropractic for musculoskeletal problems and pain control that its efficacy is no longer questioned. The chiropractic approach is now routinely incorporated in clinical practice guidelines, the military, the work place (inclu
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Backing up the brain-body connection: Cutting-edge research shows physiological changes

Increasingly, policies from different chiropractic research groups and associations around the world are encouraging practitioners in the industry to focus on musculo-skeletal research to support their practice. Deed Harrison, DC, is a chiropractor who has spent the last decades condu
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Cal Chiro Doctor of the Year honors go to Life West’s Dr. Dieter

Congratulations are in order for Life West alumnus and adjunct faculty member Philip Dieter, DC, who recently was named Doctor of the Year by the California Chiropractic Association. Also known as Cal Chiro, the organization applauded his dedication to the group and his outstanding se
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New tool for Blair technique that uses 3D printer available

Recent Life West alumnus Josh Grey, DC, has a new tool available that uses 3D printing. A proponent of the Blair technique, which is a method of analyzing and adjusting the upper cervical vertebrae of the spinal column, Dr. Grey said he was using a tool to help measure leg length, whi
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The WAVE 2019 draws speakers, attendees from around world

Life Chiropractic College West’s annual conference, The WAVE, promised world-class speakers, valuable learning opportunities and chances to network with friends and colleagues. More than 1,000 conference-goers ventured from various countries to the Oakland Marriott City Center to enjo
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Salutogenesis and the Future of Chiropractic

In the recent issue of the Life West magazine, we talk about the term Salutogenesis and how it applies to the chiropractic model of health. In the past issue of the magazine, Life West took a stand on the term vertebral subluxation. We wrote about why it was an important phrase in tod
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Salutogenesis, Chiropractic Philosophy and Clinical Service

In the recent issue of the Life West magazine, we talk about the term Salutogenesis and how it applies to the chiropractic model of health. In the past issue of the magazine, Life West took a stand on the term vertebral subluxation. We wrote about why it was an important phrase in tod
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Case study: Improving diagnosis

Kim Khauv, DC, a member of the Life West faculty, recently co-authored a research article published in the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research: “Cervical Spine Subluxation Leading to Discoligamentous Injury Following a Motor Vehicle Accident: A Case Report.” Here’s an
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Chiropractors in Canada, Australia address attacks against vitalism

When chiropractic faces a threat, Life Chiropractic College West takes notice. Chiropractors who follow a Vitalistic or Salutogenic philosophy, which encourages the creation of health via chiropractic, have become the target of campaigns in both Australia and Canada. While the two cou
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Dan Murphy book review: The Hacking of the American Mind

The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains AUTHOR: Robert Lustig, MD (Avery, 2017) A little background (not in the book) Increased, sustained sympathetic tone increases the release of norepinephrine. Increased, sustained sympat
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