Nanaimo Chiropractors

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Monday, October 25, 2010


Very often I am asked if the work that I do has any research behind it.  The answer is yes, and I will include a link to a large list of contemporary research articles, from the past 15 years, studying the profound effects of Network Spinal Analysis (NSA), the style or technique of chiropractic that I use.  

Currently, NSA is being studied in over 12 major universities across the United States.  Most of this research is independent research, meaning that it is funded and studied by people other than the chiropractors.  Researchers are profoundly interested in the growth, healing and evolutionary gains people are making while being adjusted.   In fact, they are observing that the changes are so dramatic, it is the first time ever that they are able to study evolution in real time, instead of over generations!  This gives them real live human examples with which they are gaining more understanding about the nerve system, evolution, biodynamics, and healing.  Wow! 

 Research Dollars Outside of Mainstream Medicine. For most health disciplines outside of mainstream medicine research dollars are hard to come by, but for once chiropractors are actually being sought after so researchers can look to the effects of the work.  To read more about some of the work that has been done so far, visit Dr. Donald Epstien’s home page where he has compiled the research that has already been done so far:  Of  all these papers the  one that I feel is the most important to look at is a retrospective study that was the largest study of its kind ever in Chiropractic.

Pharmaceutical Industry Research. In contrast I would like to outline some of the current research that is being done in the pharmaceutical industry.  Now before I go any further, please note I am not doing this to slam or judge the industry, I am saying this only for food for thought as most people are not privy to this information.   In current research looking at pharmaceutical effects those doing the research are connected in some way to the drug company, usually with financial ties.  What has become standard is for the researchers to have a test period before the actual study.  They note anyone or any specific group of people that have high side effects to the drug and they simply remove these people or these groups of people from the actual study (but then these people are not removed from being prescribed these medications later).   It is common knowledge that Prozac, one of the world’s leading medicines for depression, actually took three studies to produce information that was statistically more significant than the placebo.  This means that the first two test the results, benefits from the medication were statistically less than a sugar pill!  This being said, we illustrate that just because something is produced in a laboratory and sold to the public, after having gone through tests and studies, does not mean that it is scientific.  

Ask for more research! Do your own! I empower you to ask us for more research, dig in, explore and do it with all of your doctors and other care providers.  It is all really quite interesting when you start to look at what is actually going on.

Empowering you towards an informed and educated healthy life,

Dr. Norm

P.S.  We had a wonderful turn out for our grand opening!  We will be including some pictures on our blog for you to have a look.  Thank you all so much for you time, energy and continued commitment to our conscious healing community.

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