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Inside Chiropractic

Sam Homola, D.C.
Stephen Barrett, M.D.

A practical guide that explores the facts and falsehoods of chiropractic. Homola is a retired chiropractor and author of a dozen books. He shows that, despite claims to the contrary, chiropractors do not qualify as primary-care physicians. He analyzes patient-education materials, gives self-examination tips to help consumers with back pain to decide if and when to see a chiropractor, and analyzes questionable techniques used to attract and treat patients.

A & E Home Video
Bill Kurtis

INSIDE SCIENTOLOGY investigates the ongoing conflict between Church and its critics in the media. The Church of Scientology claims vast sectors of the media have joined Psychiatry and the Federal government in their attempts to bring down what is really a charitable religious organization. According to the church, the media is reluctant to show the world its numerous good works, and instead focuses only on the cheap and sensational. Is Scientology just another example of the religious persecution that new-sprung denominations should expect in this country? Or is the media keeping a potentially dangerous cult in the spotlight and in check? These questions will be debated by former church insiders, members of the press, representatives from the legal community, the American Civil Liberties Union and by current believers, who claim Scientology is indeed "the bridge to total freedom."

Dr. Preston H. Long is THE expert. Consumers trust Andrew Weil for reliable information about alternative medicine, Dr. Bernie Siegel for inspiring words about mind-body connection, and Dr. Dean Ornish, for practical ways to keep their hearts healthy, but who the recognized authority on back care and the limits of chiropractic medicine?

Chiropractic promotions - Do you want to have a million dollar practice?

  • Firm Foundation Coaching - Religious zealots merge with chiropractic and help you make millions, too. These folks from California quote verse after verse of the Christian New Testament to assure that their flock doesn't stray. "My ex takes my son weekly to "Dr. Todd" (Dr. Todd Royse). My son has never had any back problems, but his Mom goes, so now he does too. With this practice EVERYONE is broken before they even walk through the door - babies too. He sees close to 200 patients a day and gives seminars to promote and sell his books and CDs that encourage and guide others to start up their own chiro businesses using his doctrine..."

  • Patient retention scripts - This article by Stephen Barrett is about Ron Halstead, once the king of chiro promoters who was eventually convicted of one count of conspiracy, 14 counts of health care fraud, and 11 counts of money laundering in a massive case in West Virginia.

  • Turn your chiropractic practice into a Porche - Eric Plasker Build The Practice of Your Dreams and Be a Part of the LCFE Movement - Chiropractors around the world are uniting around a vision of Lifetime Care for Everyone (LCFE) and are embracing the "family practice" consciousness. The Family Practice is leading this LCFE movement and helping the chiropractic profession transform itself from pain-based centers for relief of symptoms to chiropractic offices dedicated to family wellness and preventative health care.

  • The Waiting List Practice - Dr. CJ Mertz runs the show. He says he's the "#1 Performance Coaching System in the World". He helped over 1,000 at one show in Chicago double their income through philosophy. I sure hope that the good folks from OHIP and other insurers attend his show in Toronto on May 18-20. Only they can prevent insurance fraud and scams. This country can't afford more chiropractic scams.

    He'll sell you a 12 minute audio cassettes on the powerful benefits of Chiropractic Care and Optimal Health. You pay just $75 U.S. for 100 tapes and give them out at the shopping mall, or in the subway to tired pedestrians, or stuff them in the hands of beggars at the entrance to the theatre district in Toronto. They look like they need both care and optimal health. But, I don't think that those demographics were in mind when he came up with this stuff. If Ontario residents want a chiropractor who has an affiliation with these guys, try searching for one.

  • Singer Systems of practice success
  • Learn and apply over 100 tested and proven methods to create, build and maintain the successful practice of your dreams.
  • Discover for yourself why thousands of chiropractors around the world implement Dr. Singer's methods in their practice every day, and why we are Rated #1 in the industry.
  • David Singer Enterprise (Dr. David Singer), WISE 1997 list, $250,000 donation to the IAS), a "consultant" to recruit medical practitioners into scientology. It is not surprising that of 5 "success stories", at least 4 can be shown to be scientologists (Dr. Andrea Ruhland (WISE 1997 list), Dr. Mary Huss, Dr. Dale Cooper, Dr. Glenda Rose (WISE 1997 list))

  • MANAGING TO RECRUIT: RELIGIOUS CONVERSION IN THE WORK PLACE Officials for one practice management companies (PMC) , for example, acknowledge that about 20 percent of the chiropractors who sign up for management consulting also wind up in Scientology courses (Koff 1987). In fact, a number of WISE publications, including the 1989 Western United States Business Directory, refer to one of the PMCs as being Scientology's most effective recruiting organization (Ochart 1993b: 249, exhibit 5; Wilson 1993: 99, exhibit 2; WISE 1989).

Chiropractors that promote more than chiropractic

Chiropractors who don't like Scientology
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