Research Results Bovine colostrum is an integral tool in the modern chiropractor’s toolbox, and one that is suitable for every patient walking through your door. Whether patients come in for treatment of an acute injury, chronic pain or a monthly adjustment, you can address the one health need that spans every health care profession—aging and its related conditions.
Clinical Concerns Humans are designed to move. Indeed, for at least three million years, people lived as hunter-gatherers, foraging, running after prey, running from predators, remaining fairly active all day, every day. So it was an immense change when, about 100 years ago, farming became mechanized and the majority of workers sat down at desk jobs. This was an unplanned experiment on a massive scale and, unfortunately, it hasn’t gone well.
Feature These days, even if they haven’t tried it for themselves, almost everyone knows what cannabidiol (CBD) is, and that it’s derived from the hemp plant. Increasingly, health care practitioners are suggesting this alternative supplement—whether it be in pill form, an oil tincture, topical salve, or a sublingual spray—to patients to help to alleviate pain, inflammation, anxiety and more.
Practice Central In 2016, there were nearly 3,000 cases of injuries or illnesses in chiropractors’ and other health practitioners’ offices, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Work-related injuries or illnesses can be detrimental to a chiropractic practice. Not only can they reduce productivity and hurt employee morale but they can also lead to out-of-pocket expenses and potentially higher workers’ compensation insurance premiums.
Research Results It was chiropractic’s progenitor D.D. Palmer who set the table for the profession by singling out the nervous system as the Holy Grail of what health care practitioners should be addressing in managing their patients. Palmer declared that: “Life is the expression of tone. In that sentence is the basic principle of chiropractic. Tone is the normal degree of nerve tension….”