Chiropractic 101: Explore Life West’s approach to health, wellness

hen the first chiropractic adjustment was performed in 1895, DD Palmer set in motion a chain of events that has led to chiropractic becoming the largest holistic health care profession on the planet. But what is chiropractic? Chiropractic offers a completely different approach to heal
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Dan Murphy book review: An Elegant Defense

An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives Author: Matt Richtel (2019) My entire career, I have had an interest in chiropractic and the immune system, sparked by seeing published anecdotes, journal studies and my own clinical experienc
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Bio-hacking

Does biohacking technology have a place in the chiropractic industry?

Maybe you’re looking for a way to boost your body’s performance. And keep performing at that higher level. And you don’t mind pulling in technology to help you do that. This is called biohacking. Defined by Bulletproof Nutrition Inc. founder Dave Asprey, biohacking centers around usin
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Balancing the needs of patients: Evidence-based vs. evidence-informed care

Canadian-American physician David Sackett, often called the father of evidence-based care, birthed a broader development in health care: a shift from “trust in the experts” to “trust in numbers,” according to an online article in PubMed.gov. He could not have foreseen how evidence-bas
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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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Life West mourns Board of Regents member, Dr. Jeanne Ohm

It is with a heavy heart that the Life Chiropractic College West Board of Regents acknowledges the passing of member Jeanne Ohm, DC. “Dr. Jeanne Ohm was a leader in the profession, and her contribution to the elevation of pediatric, pre- and post-natal chiropractic care has take
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Israeli Chiropractic Society to host CE seminar in Jerusalem

In conjunction with the Israeli Chiropractic Society, Life Chiropractic College West will hold a special event in Jerusalem this fall. Life West President Ron Oberstein, DC, will join Dan Murphy, DC, and Jeff Scholten, DC, for a two-day seminar, scheduled for Nov. 7-8 at the Ramada Je
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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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