The Science Behind Expressing Yourself

This article first appeared in the September 2019 issue of Lifelines, the Life West student magazine. Nature vs. nurture has often been discussed in the scientific realm. What makes us us? Is it our genetic makeup or is it how the environment influences us? It may be due to a little b
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Living in Glass Boxes

This article first appeared in the September 2019 issue of Lifelines, the Life West student magazine. What exactly does it mean to be human? Is it because we have a soul? Is it because we are able to critically think and problem-solve? Or maybe it is because we can understand abstract
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Expression Through Technique

This article first appeared in the September 2019 issue of Lifelines, the Life West student magazine. Expression is at the core of Chiropractic. The variation in what we do stems directly from expression. Entire techniques are created from this variation, and I have little doubt that
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Emotions and the Subluxation

This article first appeared in the September 2019 issue of Lifelines, the Life West student magazine. One of my first experiences with chiropractic came at age 12 when I sought care for scoliosis that was diagnosed during a school physical. This happened amid a change from my local pu
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The Network Spinal Wave as a Central Pattern Generator

This article first appeared in the August 2019 issue of Lifelines, the Life West student magazine. Did you know that it is possible to be identified simply by how you walk? “You” can be spotted passing through the airport, or casually walking across the street to your neighborhood cof
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‘Subluxation’ in chiropractic research: The Great Semantic Debate

This article first appeared in the August 2019 issue of Lifelines, the Life West student magazine. Most people within the chiropractic profession are aware of a divide that exists among us between those who are mechanists seeking to expand evidence-based practice and those who are vit
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Behind the Scenes: Making HERstory

This article first appeared in the August 2019 issue of Lifelines, the Life West student magazine. It was written by Ashley Gonzales and Nikki Kielkowicz. What would it look like to take one day to support and inspire women in their unique struggles as business owners, mothers, commun
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What is the healthcare professional looking for?

This article first appeared in the August 2019 issue of Lifelines, the Life West student magazine. Research is the language the healthcare world speaks. It is like the saying, “pics or it didn’t happen.” Without it, making a claim about the efficacy of a particular technique for a giv
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The crisis of mental health

This article first appeared in the August 2019 issue of Lifelines, the Life West student magazine. There is no doubt that research in chiropractic has exploded over the last decade, from technique-specific benefits such as chiropractic biophysics and upper-cervical-specific techniques
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Concussions: A chiropractic opportunity

This article first appeared in the August 2019 issue of Lifelines, the Life West student magazine. Concussions occur much more often than we think. In 2014, the CDC reported approximately 2.53 million traumatic brain injury (TBI) related visits to the emergency department; 812,000 wer
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