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Daily Archives: December 3, 2010

PHILOSOPHY – First Things First

By |December 3, 2010|Philosophy|

I am starting a new “blog” at, specifically as an interactive forum for chiropractic students to both learn from someone in the field and share their ideas and questions. If there is sufficient interest, I will continue to post entries. The focus of this discussion will be on the practical application of treating the patient – adjusting techniques, case management, patient communication, philosophy, etc. rather than the business/marketing side of being a chiropractor, since i believe there are more than enough people out there who can handle that aspect of the business.

Let me begin by introducing myself. My name is Bob Swiryn, D.C., a 1992 graduate of Life Chiropractic College, West. I worked in the San Francisco bay area before moving to Kauai in 2000. Believe me, there are big differences working as a chiropractor between the two. Social and cultural differences make you alter your style a bit. But the one thing which I have always been solid with is my personal philosophy of chiropractic – that has never changed. In addition, adjusting techniques are effective on anyone – as long as you can deliver the goods.

With that said, I would like to start off by saying that one of the most important things a student must become grounded in on becoming a chiropractor is his or her philosophy. (more…)

A New Treatment for Bowel Problems: Eating 1,000 Parasitic Worm Eggs

By |December 3, 2010|Unusual|

Source Discover Online

Intestinal parasites might turn most people’s stomachs, but for some people suffering from ulcerative colitis, the creepy crawlies might actually reverse intestinal discomfort and symptoms. A new study found that infestation with whipworms, aka Trichuris trichiura, can ease the symptoms of an inflammatory bowel disorder, possibly by stimulating mucus production in the intestines.

Ulcerative colitis is an intestinal auto-immune disease causing inflammation and ulcers, which can bleed. Patients can either take immune-suppressing steroids (with lots of side effects), or have parts of their intestines and bowel removed to reduce symptoms. (more…)