Practice Central | Complementary and alternative medicine has exploded in popularity over the past 20 years. What once was considered experimental is now often seen as compatible with traditional Western (allopathic) medicine.
Practice Central | Many athletic programs, all the way from little league to professional teams, recognize the importance of chiropractic care. Even if you aren’t working with a particular team, you likely have patients who are athletes or work out regularly and not only need chiropractic adjustments but also advice on sports nutrition.
Research Results | A profession-wide goal is to see the chiropractors and chiropractic students become better clinicians through consistently achieving quality clinical results for their patients. But the research indicates most chiropractors are unwilling or unable to apply their research clinically.
Clinical Concerns | There is a noteworthy paper describing the needling of a single acupuncture point: Stomach 34 (also called Liangqiu).1 For those who haven’t studied acupuncture (or don’t remember the terminology) this point is located on the thigh. In other words, it is in the vastus lateralis, the largest and most powerful portion of the quadriceps.
Feature | A family-oriented chiropractic practice differs from other practices with targeted clientele in that it attracts and cares for generations of individuals and families for crisis, acute, and lifestyle care. There are two types of families—the traditional nuclear to extended family and the inner-circle family, which could be composed of a church family, sports team, group of employees, musical group, and so forth.