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Reggie Gold, one of the most well known and sometimes controversial figures in chiropractic, died at his Bala Cynwyd, PA, home on Saturday, March 24, 2012 after a long illness. Reggie, as most people called him, was known as one of the best communicators of the chiropractic philosophy. He is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Irene Gold, D.C.
Reggie was quoted as saying, "If you're not out to change the world, your whole life is a total waste of time, filled with missed opportunities." Although 86 years old, Reggie was still one of the most sought after speakers in chiropractic.
Reggie was one of the figures in chiropractic that people either loved or despised. There was no in between with Reggie and that was the way he liked it. The outpouring of affection, emotion, and gratitude for Reggie has filled the pages of social media since the announcement of his death.
Sherman President Jon Schwartzbauer, D.C. noted the passing by saying, "Reggie did so much to advance the profession and Sherman College. We may never see another in our profession with the ability to communicate chiropractic so clearly and effectively. Reggie touched so many lives, including mine. He will be deeply missed."
Reggie graduated in 1957 from the Palmer School of Chiropractic. He served in many leadership capacities in state and national organizations.
From the Sherman College website: Sherman College commissioned a bronze sculpture in his honor that is housed in the Scallon Building atrium and reception area. Unveiled during Lyceum 2007, the bust sits atop a tall pedestal near the front entrance and bears one of Gold’s popular quotes on the inscription: “If you are not out to change the world, everything else is Mickey Mouse.”
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From the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health comes a case study published on March 12, 2012 documenting the resolution of infertility in a woman previously diagnosed with a case of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a condition in which there is an imbalance of a woman's female sex hormones. This imbalance can lead to infertility and affects approximately 6.6% of reproductive-aged women.
The authors of the study start by reporting that infertility is a wide-spread problem that affects one in five couples. Of these it is estimated that 60% are due to a female health problem. As a result 9.3 million women seek infertility treatment at some point during their lives. Most of the care sought is medical care.
In this case a 29 year old woman previously diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and infertility sought chiropractic care. The study reports that she had been unable to become pregnant for six months. She had been to a medical practitioner one week earlier but had heard that chiropractic care could be helpful and therefore sought chiropractic care.
A chiropractic examination was performed including a spinal and nerve system analysis. It was determined that subluxations were present in multiple areas of the woman's spine resulting in nerve system malfunction. A series of specific spinal adjustments were initiated to correct the subluxations.
The study reports that after two months of care the patient was told by her medical doctor that she was pregnant. It was estimated that the woman became pregnant between the second and fifth chiropractic visit. The study reports that the pregnancy was normal and that the woman delivered a healthy 6 pound 7 ounce baby girl after an all natural labor.
In their discussion and conclusion the authors discussed how subluxations could cause infertility by stating, "A subluxation is characterized by a dysfunction of the nervous system that results in widespread physiological changes and altered health status." The authors continued to discuss the additional benefits in this case by noting, "Following initiation of chiropractic care, the patient not only became pregnant, but also reported improvement in many facets of her life, including improved sleep, better dietary choices, increased water consumption, and an improvement in her ability to exercise."
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