1. Events: Sept 18-19 ChiroFest – Seattle; Fading Art – 3 Oct – Edinburgh; 10 Oct – Windsor UK
2. Continuing Ed for CA DCs – End of the Road?
3. Temecula Parents Face Cold Reality of SB277
4. Chiropractic – If We Don’t Want It They’ll Take It
5. Whooping Cough Cure
6. New 4th Edition for 2015: Vaccination Is Not Immunization
Sept 18-19 ChiroFest – Seattle
Attend the premier chiropractic event of the NW – downtown Seattle. Hendrix is rumored to attend.
Washington State Convention Center
More info: http://www.chirofest.org or
Dr Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org
October 3 Edinburgh, Scotland
The Fading Art of Osseous Chiropractic Adjusting
October 10 Windsor UK
The Fading Art of Osseous Chiropractic Adjusting
Dr Tim O’Shea ………. Dr Tim Young
Norton House Hotel, Ingliston, near Edinburgh – 3 Oct
This is a hands on, step by step, detailed course on the fundamentals of moving bones. A great adjustment is accomplished fluidly and painlessly with speed, finesse, and confidence. Usually half of attendees are doctors and half are students.
For the students, many were thrilled to have made their first actual adjustment, since so many are discouraged from doing so at school these days. For the doctors, they were happy to tune up their skills, and get new ideas in the pursuit of mastery of this elusive art.
The objective of this one day symposium is either entry level proficiency, or else advancement to an improved level of competence. Attendees will receive individual critiquing on all details of the masterful adjustment of bones: assessment, set-up, pre-stress, line of drive, delivery, etc.
“Make it 2 days. Glad of the video archive! Learned much more than I have in any technique class.” -TB
“…Learned some great material I can implement immediately… changed the course of my practice forever!”
– Guy Coberly, DC, Loveland
“I have learned more about adjusting today than in my entire time at Cleveland. Thanks a million!” – AB
“Nothing like it anywhere. Completely hands on. Something you can’t get anywhere else. The whole seminar was fast-paced and fun. Refreshing to see it can truly be as simple as this. Well worth the time and money.” – DK
“Loved learning all the things we don’t get in school. You guys will save the profession!” -JSM
…”I learned more at this seminar than in all of school. Should do one of these seminars each tri…. Showed me why I wanted to be a chiropractor all over again.” – KC
“Good to see how actually to adjust and get hands on. …we don’t get this at school… Great to have focused personal instruction like this.”
Traditional osseous adjusting is becoming rarer each year. If the student is not exposed to the essentials of adjusting before graduation, there may be limited opportunities afterward to see exactly how it’s done, up close and personal, by an experienced proficient. Many simply give up.
This course will accelerate that learning curve exponentially… the fast track for those who know they can do it better, whether you just graduated or have practiced for 20 years.
Tired of hearing people tell you what chiropractic is not? Here’s a course in what it is!
To register Edinburgh:
Morag Cairns at email@example.com
To register Windsor:
Dr Ryan Rieder – firstname.lastname@example.org ….. 0175 853521
2. CONTINUING ED FOR CA DCS – END OF ACADEMIC FREEDOM?
Had a call the other day about the latest casualty in the ongoing war against the citizens of California – academic freedom for chiropractors?
Apparently the state board may be quietly attempting to push through a bill that would likely eliminate 95% of the educators in continuing education for DCs.
The annual requirement would remain 24 hours, but the available courses may drop by 90% and the remaining courses would be much more expensive.
With some 175 CE providers currently, CA has perhaps the widest range of ongoing educational course material from which to choose, in all 50 states. Their entire CE program underwent a major restructuring 4 years ago, which cost the state enormous amounts of time and money to put into place.
One of the benefits of the new program was to broaden the academic scope of acceptable course material, with a broader range of subjects offered. This allowed for a more in-depth look at many topics which are not included in the standard school curricula, including valuable specialty fields in the richly divergent field of chiropractic.
And now they want to throw it out?
What’s the objective here? Since the proponents of the new bill are not offering any solid evidence for the necessity of such a radical change, doctors can only speculate about the nature of the agenda.
As with most new state regulations, the first consideration is economic transfer to new special interest groups. Why, and to whom? In this regard, there is a shining candidate, ready and waiting, with both hands out.
Their name is PACE, a growing corporation dedicated to taking over DC CE throughout the US. In the past 7 years, they have been very successful, with a major share of CE in 24 states.
How does the money part work? For starters, it would cost each provider $2000 up front just to apply for PACE approval. Turns out that will be an annual fee thereafter, if the provider is approved. But there’s the rub – approval.
After some very deep research, one learns that in 7 years in 24 states, PACE has only approved a total of 29 providers!
Stay with us now. Very prominent in their marketing plan, is the innovative “reconsideration fee.” Which means that after paying $2000 to apply, and then being rejected, an applicant may pay an ADDITIONAL $1500 for a ‘reconsideration’ of the application. Then upon the second rejection, the applicant has just paid $3500 for essentially nothing.
This is about 30 times the current fee under the present system.
Very curious is the conspicuous absence of any information regarding the identity, the academic qualifications, or the agenda of PACE’s “approval committee.” Who are they? DCs? Do they know anything about chiropractic education? Or education of any kind? Are they college graduates? High school? All of this is unknown – PACE is a little less than forthcoming about their secret admin.
More about the money. The criteria in PACE’s standard rejection process are undisclosed and can only be extrapolated by consideration of the 29 survivors in 24 states after 7 years.
Applying this same ratio to CA, it would be logical that over 95% of CA’s 175 providers would be axed. Let’s do the math – if each of them paid $3500 to be rejected, that comes to …..$612,000.00!
Starting to come into focus a little?
That’s still not all the fees. In the unlikely event the provider is approved, there is an ongoing $10 per head fee paid directly to PACE. Forever.
Great business model, you really have to hand it to them. Literally, they hope.
One more thing – if the number of course providers in the state goes from 175 to 2, it is likely that course fees will skyrocket under such a monopolistic set-up.
So we see a lot of reasons why someone might be pushing for a major overhaul of a system that has been working perfectly well all these years. Not saying there is absolutely some quid pro quo going on, but just that it certainly needs to be ruled out, especially when the necessity for change is being so cavalierly glossed over, if not vehemently denied.
Below are two letters providers have sent to the Board, which have been summarily dismissed.
What does all this mean to the average DC? First of all, seminar fees are bound to go up. Secondly, those instructors who have been teaching your favorite seminars all these years – all that will disappear.
The scope of available subject matter will fold up like an accordion, to be replaced by the undisclosed restrictions of PACE’s tight-lipped approval committee, which is suspected to be an echo of what is going on in most colleges today. Medical orthodoxy, and dilution of the traditional principles and science of chiropractic.
When you first hear the new program explained, it probably won’t sound like this. It will sound something like the ideology behind SB277 – we need it, we’re protecting the people, any opposition is self-serving… the usual bureaucratic clichés.
Is all this true? Tell me I got it wrong.
Try to attend the next secret meeting – if you can find it. Or at least write Dixie Van Allen at Consumer Affairs a letter, and tell her how you really feel.
Department of Consumer Affairs
Consumer Information Division
1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112
Sacramento, CA 95834
3. TEMECULA VACCINE LECTURE – SB277? NOT YET!
Almost 300 concerned parents braved the sweltering conditions of Temecula’s Event Center last Wednesday evening in order to hear a 3-hour lecture on What Can Parents Do, now with SB277 looming on the horizon.
As we discussed in every past newsletter since February (see archive), SB277 is scheduled to become effective as of July 2016. That’s one year from now. You’ll recall that all rational opposition was successfully sidelined, and the bill was whisked through the legislature like a bulldog running through a flock of chickens.
Now what? As the insensate Sacramento legislators have ignored brilliant testimony by witnesses like Robert Moxley, George Fatheree, and Steven Rubin, some of the predicted consequences of this careless new law are already coming to pass.
For example, some schools have already decided to ignore the current law – AB2109 – which is still in effect, and pretend that they can deny exempted children entry into school right now. This is illegal of course, but they will get away with it if the parents don’t call them on it.
One method of dealing with this trick is to say the following words to the school personnel who are trying to use this deceit:
“My lawyer said I need that in writing.”
If you are going to deny my child entry into school because of a law that will not go into effect for one year, put it in writing. Even in California schools can’t make up their own laws. Yet.
Even better is to make this demand itself in a letter and send it by Certified Return Mail to the legal department of the school, not the administration.
Then in addition, do the Affidavit of Exemption, as described on p.186 of your vaccine text.
So many legal and educational problems created by this irresponsible new law are just beginning to emerge. Ultimately they are going to cost the state enormous sums in administration and legal fees. And all this to pass a bill that only affects about 1% of school children in CA.
Imagine all of the legitimate issues in the state that are not being addressed because of the resources being wasted on this frivolous law.
Homeschool? You’re free for now. But no promises how long that will last.
At present, get any exemption you can. Remember AB2109 is still the law of the land. At thedoctorwithin.com you will find a list of doctors who may sign it. Better yet would be to get a full medical exemption. Those are supposedly permanent and as of now are not subject to SB277 changes. But I wouldn’t count on that either.
The medical exemption is under attack already – no guarantees about its lifespan. Two ways this is happening:
– MDs who sign exemptions are getting form letters from insurance companies threatening to drop them from their group plans
– a protocol of specific lab criteria – blood values – are being devised which will be a requirement in order for the MD to provide an exemption
Sorry not to be more optimistic but I can’t pretend to be unaware of all these things that are actually taking place in the background. What is going on in this state is unique in the US. Of the 14 other states in which such a draconian bill was proposed, no one else passed it. Just California.
Important side note: – even if SB277 is implemented next year, it has no provision for either HPV or the flu shot. In other words there is no law forcing anyone to get these two questionable vaccines at the present time in CA.
Parting thought: if vaccines are so valuable and so beneficial for children’s health, why aren’t people rushing to get them, instead of the state having to pass laws to force them on children?
In the June Newsletter we saw a list of What You Can Do about SB277.
4. CHIROPRACTIC — IF WE DON’T WANT IT THEY’LL TAKE IT
With the ambiguity and equivocation about the identity of chiropractic that is rampant throughout the profession, especially in the schools, there are others at the table today. And they’re eager to take the crumbs we discard, because they’re smart enough to know — these ‘crumbs’ are really gold ingots.
I’m not talking about the non-drug table – we’ve long been edged to the margins at that setting — by LAc’s, PT’s, etc. Even the retro DOs are catching up.
But no, this is specific.
We’re talking about subluxation specialization – detection and correction. OK, many ‘teachers’ and schools are saying it doesn’t exist any more, right? Clueless students believe them and pay $200K for the Undefinable – and then they are cast out into the world with… what? Who were we again? What skill was I supposed to have now? Core balancing? What was it…?
Just because somebody arbitrarily decides to disbelieve in a particular condition of physical reality does not cancel its existence.
In this instance we have the state of subluxation: neurological deficit resulting from displaced vertebrae – practically an unavoidable consequence of mammalian life. Osteological evidence, the best ortho / neuro authorities, a century of clinical results – the proof is there for anyone who looks.
But now others are looking. Nature abhors a vacuum. Check it out – you’re gonna love this:
This therapy claims to cure practically any and all disease conditions by C1 massage. Looking at it, his neuro rationale cannot really be faulted. Anatomically and neurologically it’s the same as BJ’s and AT’s.
It’s just that simply massaging the atlanto-occipital ligaments… well who’s to say? Acupressure from the hands of a master has some beneficial effects.
This guy is big — claims some 300 practitioners in 30 countries. And claims no credentials – other than he used to be a ‘Vitalogy’ professor. Whatever that may be. Not even a doctor. Only self-certified.
Definitely won’t be called out for practicing chiropractic without a license. But even if he were doing Gonstead by the book, when was the last time you heard anyone being prosecuted for that offense? In any country.
Very instructive that even this little guy has a whole section called Beware of Imitators. Bad enough that we have never had sufficient pride of ownership about what we do to announce our uniqueness and defend it against Imitators.
No, the point here is that Mr Atlasprofilax lists all his imitators and also his competition – all of whom are in the exact area of what we are licensed by law and training to have as our professional specialty!
What this means is that no DC in any of these locations ever had enough training in Atlas adjustment to be able to communicate its value to the community.
Atlas Profilax? No, it’s not a condom you wear on your neck. It’s just – I mean seriously – what will they think of next?
5. MD HAS NATURAL CURE FOR WHOOPING COUGH
Of all the vaccine injury cases since 1991, accounting for payouts exceeding $3 billion, the worst culprit of all vaccines is certainly DTaP. The small “a” didn’t really change anything. For a more thorough background into pertussis, see p 94 of your vaccine text.
When the first DPT vaccine was mandated for US kids in the mid 1940s, whooping cough had already run its course through the species and was about 95% gone. Like most diseases for which we vaccinate. First one shot was mandated, then 2 then 3 then 4. For a disease that was all but gone.
Today there are 5 doses of DTaP mandated for every child before 18 years.
Gradually whooping cough incidence returned. And just like all the other diseases that had vanished, its resurgence is due to the vaccines – its an atypical version. Manmade. Distinct from the original wild version.
There have been a dozen “outbreaks” of this atypical vaccine-caused whooping cough in the past 8 years. The solution chosen by most of the community ‘health departments’? Still another shot of DTaP! So what were the first 5 for?
An antibiotic for B. pertussis has never been discovered. That’s why the vaccine was invented in the first place. And even in the past 50 years, we still don’t have an antibiotic for it. But that doesn’t stop the geniuses from prescribing antibiotics for the atypical cases, in addition to that 6th shot of DTaP!
Whooping cough in a child can be heart-rending to have to watch. The toxins from the highly resistant bacteria cause inflammation of the child’s bronchial epithelia, which gradually closes down the airways, triggering the cough reflex. As the disease progresses, the cough becomes so forceful that all available air is expelled and the child gasps to refill the lungs, making the characteristic ‘whooping’ sound.
The problem is the disease can last for weeks, even months sometimes, exhausting the poor child. Rib fractures are common since the bones aren’t yet fully ossified. But the fact remains that giving the child vaccines or antibiotics during the acute phase do no good whatsoever, and further handicap the recovery. But the compassionate parent is always talked into “doing something” rather than let the disease runs its course.
Sometimes you’ll hear the vaccine cheerleaders use the word “vaccine-preventable illness.” Nothing of the kind exists. But what we do have is vaccine-caused illnesses, especially the atypical versions of diseases that had disappeared before the vaccines ever came out on the market.
So this new vaccine-caused whooping cough incidence is actually worse than the original disease. Medicine has never found a cure for this serious disease of childhood. But they never say that, because their prime directive must always be their bottom line – billing. Even the survival of the child is often second to that.
Australia’s Suzanne Humphries, MD outlines an effective protocol for whooping cough that medicine would just as soon you never hear about. Ten grams per day of ascorbic acid, dissolved in water. See her brilliant article for a complete description of administration, dosage, and likely results.
6. New for 2015:
fourth edition of
Vaccination Is Not Immunization
This is not a reprint of the third edition, which was recently sold out, but rather a complete re-write.
Here are some of the topics covered in the new edition:
– the fundamentals of the new measles marketing explosion
– why the 2014 Ebola hype came and went so quickly
– what happens when the federal government takes over vaccine research from actual scientists
– the new US schedule of 69 vaccines for kids
– evidence why 54% of US children already have a chronic disease
– reservoirs for disease: the vaccinated or the unvaccinated?
– motivated vaccine investors: Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg
– the science behind individual vaccines
– much more
210 pages, almost 300 references. Every fact verified, every statistic sourced. Open challenge for debate.
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The most reliable vaccine resource for parents about to make the most important decision of the child’s life.
Excerpt from Vaccination Is Not Immunization, fourth edition:
Now we shall learn the meaning of lethal injection.
Pertussis is the medical term for whooping cough, a harsh disease that killed many infants in centuries past. The opportunistic agent was a bacterium, B. pertussis, airborne, invading the upper respiratory tract.
With violent coughing so deep that all air was expelled, the desperate inhaling to refill the empty lungs would often make the victim give out the characteristic whooping sound. Some babies fractured ribs from the effort, and sometimes died from exhaustion.
Like other infectious diseases, pertussis favored crowded, unsanitary cities in both Europe and America. Many cities had famous epidemics which killed tens of thousands: Paris in 1578, Rome in 1695, London in the late 1850s. Whooping cough would commonly set up a secondary infection, usually pneumonia, which could then overtake the weakened patient. (p 5 )
Whooping cough was a disease of poverty, malnutrition, unsafe water, poor hygiene, and overcrowding. As conditions gradually improved in the cities of Europe and America, infectious diseases declined dramatically, as Fig. 2 above shows.
With pertussis, this chart is critical in understanding the minor role that vaccinations really played. Scottish researcher Dr. Gordon Stewart points out that pertussis was 80% resolved by the time any vaccines appeared.  In America, it was closer to 95%. 
Then, why the big push to mandate a vaccine for a disease that was almost gone? The usual reason.
Pertussis is the most controversial of American vaccines.
The only safety testing that has ever been done on the pertussis vaccine in the past 50 years is something called the Mouse Weight Gain Test. In the 1940s the scientists injected the vaccine to be tested into the stomachs of baby mice.
If the mice continue to gain weight and didn’t die right away, it was assumed the vaccine was safe and effective for humans. That’s it! Not making this up. (Coulter, p 11) 
But this is not a vaccine for mice; it’s for mass inoculation into the human population – American children.
The fact that hundreds of children have died and thousands more have reported adverse reactions from the pertussis component has not been cause enough to re-evaluate DPT.
WHY IS DPT A TRIPLE?
With no safety testing, a researcher named Pearl Kendrick in 1942 hit on the idea that the pertussis vaccine could simply be added to the diphtheria and tetanus vaccines, for the doctor’s convenience.  Trivalent: 3 vaccines together.
Sometimes when vaccines are mixed together, one activates the others and makes them more potent. And therefore more dangerous. Viral interference is the term. 
So you’d think the combination of the three vaccines would have to be tested together, right?
The problem is, the three vaccines were never tested together before they were released on the market! Nor have they have been. (Wakefield) 
In the mid-1940s the pertussis vaccine was licensed and DPT became the standard version. The three vaccines were just mixed together, without considering the possible increased risk to infants. This statement is borne out by the history of documented adverse reactions to the DPT cocktail which do not occur with the DT vaccine alone. (Cody) 
It is undisputed that the pertussis component of the vaccine is the main cause of adverse reactions.
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