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The Difference Between Scientific Evidence And The Scientific Method

Source Litigation and Trial

Scientists, even those in the “hard” sciences that are based primarily on empirical observations and mathematical analysis, have their own dogmas, prejudices, incentives, and conventions. That’s of course not to say that science is bad or wrong or useless — the only reason you can read this on your […]

Use It or Lose It: Dancing Makes You Smarter

Chiro.Org Blog: Frequent dancing apparently makes us smarter. A major study added to the growing evidence that stimulating one’s mind can ward off Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia, much as physical exercise can keep the body fit. Dancing also increases cognitive acuity at all ages. […]

B Vitamins Slows the Rate of Brain Atrophy in Mild Cognitive Impairment

Chiro.Org Blog: Study results showed that the group taking the B-vitamin cocktail experienced a 30-percent slower rate of brain atrophy, on average, and in some cases patients experienced reductions as high as 53 percent. Greater rates of atrophy were associated with lower cognitive test scores. […]

Maintaining a Vitalistic Perspective in Chiropractic in the Postmodern Era

Chiro.Org Blog: To discuss concepts of postmodernism with respect to the opposing worldviews of vitalism and mechanism, and to present an argument for a viable role for vitalism in chiropractic philosophy and research. […]

Chiropractic and Health Care Reform: An Uncertain Future or an Opportunity?

Chiro.Org Blog: The United States is currently experiencing a health care crisis. Much of the current health care system focuses limited resources on the treatment of disease, and very few resources are aimed at primary and secondary prevention. Although 70 percent of factors influencing health are environmental and behavioral, and only 10 percent of the factors attributed to health are associated with access to health care, the actual reimbursement for health services accounts for 96 percent of the $2.3 trillion spent each year.1 Thus, we need to take a closer look at health care reform and how doctors of chiropractic will approach this changing landscape. […]

Chronic Spinal Pain and the Role of Spinal Manipulation

Chiro.Org Blog: Chronic pain is a worldwide epidemic. It is characterized as “pain that persists beyond normal tissue healing time” [1] and is physiologically distinct from acute nociceptive pain. The current research estimates the prevalence of chronic pain in the general population to be anywhere from 10–55%, [2] predominantly affecting the adult population. Studies indicate that the prevalence of chronic pain in the over-60 age group is double that for younger adults. [3] Furthermore, over 80% of elderly (over 65) adults suffer from some form of painful chronic joint disease [4] and greater than 85% of the general population will experience some form of chronic myofascial pain during their lifetime. [5] […]

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Nature and Nurture: World‐first Discovery Sheds New Light On Congenital Birth Defects

Hypoxia, or a period of low oxygen during pregnancy, combined with a genetic risk factor of having only one functioning copy of a gene, dramatically increases the chances of a baby being born with congenital scoliosis.

Source Science Daily

Scientists have made a landmark discovery that could help women minimize or even avoid […]

ACOEM Recognizes the Value of Chiropractic for Chronic Spinal Pain

Chiro.Org Blog: The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine recommends spinal manipulation for Chronic Spinal Pain […]

Texas says chiropractors shouldn’t treat diabetes, other disorders

Source Salt Lake Tribune

Texas is on its way to expressly banning chiropractors from treating conditions such as thyroid disorders and diabetes.

Calling chiropractors who solicit diabetics with “secret” treatments “hucksterism,” the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners has been working on new rules since 2010. The questionable ads run by Texas […]