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BOOKS OF INTEREST
On this page I will provide information about books, as I come
across them, which may be of interest to chiropractic patients, chiropractors
and other physicians. I have found them to be wonderful reading and
they further reinforce, to me anyway, how powerful chiropractic, and
in particular upper cervical chiropractic really is. This kind of information
must be made available to all people seeking medical treatment. Chiropractic
(upper cervical) deserves the immediate attention of medical researchers
and the application of significant funds.
Upper Cervical Subluxation Complex:
A Review of Chiropractic and Medical Literature by Kirk Eriksen; Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins ©2004. www.lww.com
In this book Dr. Eriksen has pulled together a comprehensive analysis
of various chiropractic and medical literature regarding the upper
cervical subluxation complex and its relationship to conditions, neurology
the health of patients. I consider this to be a worthwhile resource
for any researcher, patient or practitioner. In particular, the various
provide compelling images which review the technical aspects of upper
cervical chiropractic care and it's affect on patients. The before
and after treatment images help to reinforce how powerful upper cervical
chiropractic is when correctly administered.
A Look at Chiropractic Spinal Correction by I.N. Toftness, D.C., Ph.C.;
Publisher: I.N. Toftness ©1977.
In this book Dr. Toftness starts by discussing Resident Intelligence
and its importance in the healing process, he then discusses chiropractic
correction in relation to subluxations. The book contains numerous
case studies with compelling images, before and after correction, of
distortions and scoliosis. I see these types of corrections every day
and in the majority of cases I observe that the correction of scoliosis
is initiated in most part by an upper cervical (C1) chiropractic adjustment.
The Best-Kept Secret to Raising a Healthy Child ...and the Possible
Prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) by Wehrenberg, C and
This book can also be purchased at www.amazon.com.
The Wehrenbergs in this book propose a theory for the cause and correction
of sudden infant death syndrome. They draw on the not so insignificant
amount of research and other evidence which points to the brainstem area,
in particular the occiput to atlas (skull base to C1 vertebra) joint
as being a causal factor in this [SIDS] condition. They take us through
the research and the wonderful upper cervical healing approach known
as Atlas Orthogonal (see www.atlasorthogonality.com). It is clear that "'at
risk or near-miss SIDS" kids will benefit from specific upper cervical
TIME Tuesday? By James Tomasi; Order from www.whattimetuesday.com
This story encapsulates James Tomasi's testimony of enduring Trigeminal
Neuralgia, or TN, better known as the "Suicide Disease". The
preface to the book, written by James';s son Rod is particularly
poignant. He summarizes the miracle of upper cervical chiropractic eloquently.
In his book James takes us through his fight with "The Beast",
trigeminal neuralgia, and his attempts to rid himself of the pain, which
he describes "felt like I had an exposed nerve in every tooth in
the right side of my mouth and a mouth full of ice." He is close
to suicide when his wife, Rhonda hears a radio broadcast. God has spoken!
For those of us who understand upper cervical chiropractic (UCC) and
its power, James's return to health is just more evidence that
UCC needs to be available to every human being. It is our right, God
gave it to us.
The Subluxation Specific ~ The Adjustment Specific by B.J. Palmer, D.C.,Ph.C.; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ;
This book is full of original research by the creator of upper cervical
chiropractic, B.J. Palmer. It is a must read for all chiropractors. The
images of before and after x-rays showing correction of the upper cervical
subluxations and the description of anatomy and adjustment approach are
compelling. It is clear why the atlas and axis are implicated in human
disease and why the upper cervical spine is the only area in the human
spine where 'true' subluxations exist. All others are only
secondary or as a result of the subluxation in the upper cervical. This
is because the human skeleton is actually top down design. As B.J. Palmer
put it, "we realize the specific has been found in that area between
articulations of occiput, atlas, and axis wherein THE cause of ALL dis-ease.
The objective, long sought, has been found!"
Somatovisceral Aspects of Chiropractic - An Evidence-Based Approach by Masarsky, C.S. and Todres-Masarsky M; Website: http://www.elsevierhealth.com/
This book integrates understanding of the somatic and visceral systems,
which although the systems work together in the body, have traditionally
been compartmentalized by orthodox medicine and studied separately. It
is a comprehensive text covering neuroanatomy, physical examination,
instrumentation, measurement, and specific clinical areas.