Category Archives: Practitioner’s Corner

Your Pet’s Annual Vet Visit

It can be difficult to know when our pets aren’t feeling well. Sure, we might notice some obvious symptoms such as shaking, panting, crying, loss of appetite, lameness, stiffness after rest, a change in posture, aggression or a grumpy temperament, excessive licking and scratching a specific area, a difference in how they play, or  a […]

Anything Can Cause Anything

“Anything can cause anything!” “You don’t always have what you got!” These phrases I learned from Dr. Victor Frank, the developer of Total Body Modification (TBM). I remind myself of them daily, but especially when I feel stuck with a patient. You know, I’ve tried all of these other things, and I think…what do I […]

Good To Know:
Ragland’s Test

There are many “SIMPLE” tests you can perform on your patients to determine the function of the body and the body’s systems. I have dedicated the last 10 years in sharing what I have learned to other practitioners so that they may be more effective in treating their patients. One such test is Ragland’s Test […]

Every Patient Visit Is an Open Book Quiz

As a healthcare provider, I find value in displaying charts on the wall and keeping other references handy that remind me of successful procedures and applications of Standard Process whole food supplements, including when to use them. Ever wish you could remember all the important things you learned over the years? I know I have! […]

Muscle Testing:
Fact or Fantasy?

Muscle testing—what a wonderful tool. Chiropractors have been using it successfully since 1964, and since then other healthcare practitioners have incorporated it into their practice, including neurologists. Yep, on the sidelines of sporting events you will occasionally see a neurologist pushing on an athlete’s arms to determine neurological injuries. Muscle testing was developed by Dr. […]

“Why Do I Have to Keep Coming Back, Doc?”

Patients who are new to natural healthcare can be a bit finicky. I can say this with love and respect because I was just like that as a new patient years ago. I grew up in the “medical model,” where any symptom was undesirable and should be immediately suppressed with the latest medication. I was […]

Why Nutrition is Essential for the Chiropractor

When I was a young chiropractor, I often heard stories about the adjustment that would finally bring patients the relief they had long sought. I also wondered when this “magic adjustment” would take hold and resolve the back issues and subluxation complexes of my own patients. It wasn’t until I undertook Dr. Scott Walker’s Neuro-Emotional […]

Abscesses Can Be a Pain in the Butt

It’s Sunday morning, and Fluffy jumps up on your lap. As you kick back to enjoy your coffee and stroke Fluffy’s back, you notice she feels warm, and she isn’t she purring like normal. You discover a bump on her backend, and she flinches when you touch it. Not another cat bite abscess! If you […]

Joseph’s Journey Through Cancer

In April 2007, I was diagnosed with follicular lymphoma, a non-Hodgkin’s, large B-cell cancer. As a committed practitioner of wholistic health for 35 years prior to my diagnosis, you can imagine how opposed I was to the standard medical approach of cancer treatment: cutting (surgery), burning (radiation), and poisoning (chemotherapy). Fortunately, my cancer was slow-growing. […]

Dr. Dority on the 33 Royal Principles of Health:
How Can I Help You?

In this new series from Selene River Press, Dr. Michael Dority presents “The 33 Royal Principles of Health” to illustrate how the forces of universal intelligence guide and determine our existence. Based on the principles gathered in the 1927 classic, Chiropractic Textbook, by R.W. Stephenson, DC, PhC. Principle # 9: The amount of force created […]

Dr. Dority on the 33 Royal Principles of Health:
The Greatest Show on Earth Is Your Birth

In this new series from Selene River Press, Dr. Michael Dority presents “The 33 Royal Principles of Health” to illustrate how the forces of universal intelligence guide and determine our existence. Based on the principles gathered in the 1927 classic, Chiropractic Textbook, by R.W. Stephenson, DC, PhC. Principle #3: Life is necessarily the Union of Intelligence […]

Things We Do to Our Pets That They Don’t Like

Because our pets are such an important part of the family, sometimes we tend to forget they’re not human. While we may think they enjoy some of the things we do with them—and to them—the truth of the matter is that they don’t appreciate many of the situations we put them in. For example, have […]

Dr. Dority on the 33 Royal Principles of Health:
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

In this new series from Selene River Press, Dr. Michael Dority presents “The 33 Royal Principles of Health” to illustrate how the forces of universal intelligence guide and determine our existence. Based on the principles gathered in the 1927 classic, Chiropractic Textbook, by R.W. Stephenson, DC, PhC.