Monday, May 31, 2010

Community Service Projects

I told my wife that I was involved with a community service project, and she wondered who my parole officer was.
"No," I said, "not Community Service, but Community Service Project!"

The Blackhawk Bicycle Club has a ride every year attended by avid cyclists from all over the USA. Winding over 60 miles through the Northern Illinois landscape, some adventurers can opt for shorter circuits as well. At the end of the ride, the Club offers a nice lunch at the Rockton Community Center...and this Rockford Chiropractor offers "muscle flushing" for rapid recovery of the tissues from all the exercise.

It's relaxing, people like it, and it gives us a chance to study the effects of simple procedures on the well-being of the community.

In fact, I noticed that those people who received this gentle work that helped move lactic acid through the muscles had a more energetic look about them within five minutes.

Being a notorious question asker, I wondered if that was a result only of the muscle flushing, or if there was a lucky convergence of forces that included diet, overall health and the muscle flushing responsible for this change.

Wondering what the agenda is here? To see the community looking well, doing well.
We begin with restoring communication between the brain and the body with upper cervical care. Using the NUCCA procedure, we can balance the spine and set up conditions favorable for all systems of the body to normalize.
Then, on the weekends, we get involved in other things...

Monday, May 17, 2010

Rockford Chiropractor on Vaccines

This Rockford Chiropractor spotted a surprising (or not depending on your level of trust in the CDC) article culled from the website of the International College of Integrative Medicine...
Thorsen Disappears!
submitted by ICIM member Lambert Parker MD:
A central figure behind the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) claims disputing the link between vaccines and autism and other neurological disorders has disappeared after officials discovered massive fraud involving the theft of millions in taxpayer dollars.
Danish police are investigating Dr. Poul Thorsen, who has vanished along with almost $2 million that he had supposedly spent on research.
Thorsen was a leading member of a Danish research group that wrote several key studies supporting CDC's claims that the MMR vaccine and mercury-laden vaccines were safe for children. Thorsen's 2003 Danish study reported a 20-fold increase in autism in Denmark after that country banned mercury based preservatives in its vaccines. His study concluded that mercury could therefore not be the culprit behind the autism epidemic.
His study has long been criticized as fraudulent since it failed to disclose that the increase was an artifact of new mandates requiring, for the first time, that autism cases be reported on the national registry. This new law and the opening of a clinic dedicated to autism treatment in Copenhagen accounted for the sudden rise in reported cases rather than, as Thorsen seemed to suggest, the removal of mercury from vaccines. Despite this obvious chicanery, CDC has long touted the study as the principal proof that mercury-laced vaccines are safe for infants and young children. Mainstream media, particularly the New York Times, has relied on this study as the basis for its public assurances that it is safe to inject young children with mercury -- a potent neurotoxin -- at concentrations hundreds of times over the U.S. safety limits.
Thorsen, who was a psychiatrist and not a research scientist or toxicologist, parlayed that study into a long-term relationship with CDC. He built a research empire called the North Atlantic Epidemiology Alliances (NANEA) that advertised its close association with the CDC autism team, a relationship that had the agency paying Thorsen and his research staff millions of dollars to churn out research papers, many of them assuring the public on the issue of vaccine safety.
The discovery of Thorsen's fraud came as the result of an investigation by Aarhus University and CDC which discovered that Thorsen had falsified documents and, in violation of university rules, was accepting salaries from both the Danish university and Emory University in Atlanta -- near CDC headquarters -- where he led research efforts to defend the role of vaccines in causing autism and other brain disorders. Thorsen's center has received $14.6 million from CDC since 2002.
Thorsen's partner Kreesten Madsen recently came under fierce criticism after damning e-mails surfaced showing Madsen in cahoots with CDC officials intent on fraudulently cherry picking facts to prove vaccine safety.
Leading independent scientists have accused CDC of concealing the clear link between the dramatic increases in mercury-laced child vaccinations beginning in 1989 and the epidemic of autism, neurological disorders and other illnesses affecting every generation of American children since. Questions about Thorsens's scientific integrity may finally force CDC to rethink the vaccine protocols since most of the other key pro vaccine studies cited by CDC rely on the findings of Thorsen's research group. These include oft referenced research articles published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the New England Journal of Medicine and others. The validity of all these studies is now in question.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Chiropractic and Chiari Malformations

This Rockford Chiropractor attended a seminar today that covered some interesting issues in the joint between the head and neck. One of them has to do with a nasty problem known as "Chiari Malformation," of which there are several types, according to how bad it is.
Here's the problem: The cerebellar tonsils, parts of the hind brain, slip down and through the hole at the bottom of the head. Nobody knows how this occurs, but research points to whiplash injury as a likely cause.
When this is present, the brain pushes against the back of the spinal cord and prevents proper flow of cerebral-spinal fluid (CSF). This "precious bodily fluid," is keeping your nerve system fed and working. You brain makes about 500 cc's per day, and it HAS to keep moving down the spinal cord to your tailbone, back up to the head, then draining into the proper drains in the top of the skull. If you put a cork in the bottle, which is what a Chiari malformation does, you have problems.
These problems can include headaches, abnormal pressure on the brain tissue causing Multiple Sclerosis, and something called Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (the medical remedy so far is to install a relief valve in the head).
Oh, by the way, the same trauma that caused the malformation also knocked the atlas bone (C1) out of position. So what's the easiest thing to do?
Find a NUCCA doctor and get a precise, controlled adjustment of the atlas to get it back in position. This can take all the pressure off the brainstem and reinstate normal CSF flow.
I was interested to find that Medical practitioners are finding that this type of patient can get better with upper cervical chiropractic help.
Patient-centered care. What we all want!