Spinal Manipulation  

Two Cases of Spinal Manipulation Performed while the Patient Contemplated an Associated Stress Event: The Effect of the Manipulation/Contemplation on Serum Cholesterol Levels in Hypercholesterolemic Subjects Kristopher B. Peterson, D.C.Chiropractic Technique 1995;7 55-59. Abstract: Objective: To describe, in a case-study format, the possible effects of spinal manipulation, performed while two hypercholesterolemic subjects pondered associated stress events, […]

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Spinal Manipulation 

The Effects of Spinal Manipulation on the Intensity of Emotional Arousal in Phobic Subjects Exposed to a Threat Stimulus: A Randomized, Controlled, Double-Blind Clinical Trial Kristopher B. Peterson, D.C.Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 1997; 20: 602-6 Abstract: Objective: To determine the effect of spinal manipulation upon the intensity of emotional arousal in phobic subjects exposed

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Validation of the Mind/Body Paradigm

Scientific Validation of the Mind/Body Paradigm & Muscle Testing Daniel A. Monti, John Sinnott, Marc Marchese,Elsabeth J. S. Kunkle and Jeffrey M. GreesonPerceptual and Motor Skills, 1999, 88, 1019-1028. Abstract: Summary: This study investigated differences in values of manual muscle tests after exposure to congruent and incongruent semantic stimuli. Muscle testing with a computerized dynamometer was

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Somantovisceral Reflex

The Somantovisceral Reflex: How Important for the “Type O” Condition?Henry Pollard, DC, PhDChiropr J Aust 2004; 34: 93-102 Abstract: Objective: To review the neurophysiology of somatovisceral reflexes and discuss the factors that influence the reflexes in the context of management of systemic or organic disease (as distinct from musculoskeletal injury). Data Sources: MEDLINE search using key words:

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text Hypothyroidism: A New Model for Conservative Management in Two CasesPeter Bablis and Henry PollardChiropractic Journal of Australia 2004; 34: 11-18 Abstract: Objective:To review the function, anatomy, physiology, development , hormone synthesis, and dysfunction of the thyroid gland. Treatment options are discussed, and 2 case studies of a mind-body therapy (Neuro-Emotional Technique-NET) successfully managing hypothyroid

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Interexaminer Reliability

Interexaminer Reliability Of The Deltoid And Psoas Muscle Test Henry Pollard, DC, PhD, a Bronwyn Lakay, MChiro,b Frances Tucker, MChiro,b Brett Watson, MChiro, b and Peter Bablis, DCbJ Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2005 Jan;28(1):52-6 Abstract: Objective:To determine if 2 practitioners of differing skill levels could reliably agree on the presence of a weak or strong deltoid

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Emotions Associated with Pain

Practitioner Perceptions of Emotions Associated with Pain: A Survey.Walker S., Bablis P., Pollard H., McHardy A.J ChiropractT Med. 2005 Mar; 4(1): 11-8. Abstract: Objective: To discover whether chiropractors consider that emotional factors are associated with pain presentations in their patients and if so, what methods they use to investigate these factors and what strategies they use

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Improving Chronic Back Pain with Co-Management of Depression

Are chronic low back pain outcomes improved with co-management of concurrent depression?Middleton P., Pollard H.Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2005; 13: 8 Abstract Objective: To discuss the role of depression in chronic lower back pain and comment on appropriate methods of screening and co-management. Data Sources: The current scientific literature was investigated using the online web databases CINAHL, Medline/PUBMED,

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The Biosychosocial Model and Hypothyroidism 

The Biopsychosocial Model and HypothyroidismBenjamin T. Brown*, Rod Bonello and Henry PollardChiropractic & Osteopathy 2005, 13:5 doi:10.1186/1746-1340-13-5 Abstract: This paper comments on the role and emergence of the biopsychosocial model in modern medical literature and health care settings. The evolution of the biopsychosocial model and its close association with modern pain theory is also examined.

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The Type “O” Disorder 

Reflections on The Type “O” DisorderPollard H.Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2005; 28: 547.e1-547.e9. Synopsis: Chiropractic is at a crossroad in its development in many ways. The New Zealand Royal Commission into Chiropractic defined a type O disorder as management of viscerosomatic conditions with chiropractic methods, and the type M disorder as the standard

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