Next New Beginnings
April 17, 18 & 19, 2009
Helping one another
holy man was having a conversation with God one day and
said, ' God ,
I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like.'
God led the holy man to two doors.
He opened one of the doors and the holy man looked in.
In the middle of the room was a large round table.
In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew,
the stew smelled delicious and made the holy man's mouth
The people sitting around the table were thin and
sickly. They appeared to be famished.
They were holding spoons with very long handles that
were strapped to their arms
and each found it possible to reach into the pot of stew
and take a spoonful.
But because the handle was longer than their arms, they
could not get the spoons back into their mouths.
The holy man shuddered at the sight of their misery and
God said, 'You have seen Hell.'
They went to the next room and opened the door. It was
exactly the same as the first one.
There was the large round table with the large pot of
stew which made the holy man's mouth water.
The people were equipped with the same long-handled
but here the people were well nourished and plump,
laughing and talking.
The holy man said, 'I don't understand.'
It is simple,' said God . 'It requires but one skill'.
You see they have learned to feed each other, while the
greedy think only of themselves.'
As it is in our Chiropractic practice and life itself,
we need to feed & help one another in order to be
I encourage you to join us at New Beginnings in April
We share philosophy, fellowship, success and have
Remember, that I will always share my spoon with you....
All My Love, Loyalty and Friendship....
was researching chiropractic articles for the Now You
Know newsletter when I came across a beauty! This
article was from our friends at National College in
their "Journal of Chiropractic Medicine". The title of
the article is "A proposed protocol for hand and table
sanitizing in chiropractic clinics and education
institutions" and can be seen here.
This article describes the
possibility of many different microbes that can be
present on your hands and adjusting tables. The
way they describe it, even I wouldn't want to lay down
on "their" tables. They then look into all sorts
of guidelines for other professions and extrapolate them
The scariest part of the article
is the conclusion of their article
where they put forth their proposed guidelines for our
profession. They include the following excerpts:
Hand sanitizing - The
article recommends, "Hand sanitizing with an
alcohol-based gel should be recommended as routine in
chiropractic health care facilities." They have
fairly elaborate instructions for this and recommend
that this, "should be performed between each patient
contact in practice". Obviously these doctors are high
volume guys. I might agree with this in their
cases as they probably spend their day waiting on
patients while sitting around with their thumb up
their butt!! I hope they do wash before they
Table sanitizing and
disinfecting - Here is what they say about this, "Although
face paper should always be used, application of a CDC
or Environmental Protection Agency–approved sanitizing
wipe or solution should occur between each patient
treatment at a minimum, on the table to face, chest, and
hand pieces of the table surface." They continue, "It
is essential that hand, facial/head, and thoracic
sections should be wiped and allowed to air dry, which
can exceed 45 seconds. This drying process is part of
the disinfecting process and should not be aided with
use of a towel or paper wipe." Using this method I
believe you could cut the drying time down if you
practiced in a desert climate area like Arizona or
Nevada. Sorry Florida doctors, you may only be able to
see one patient each shift as you wait the rest for the
day for your wet table to dry.
Cloth chiropractic treatment
tables - To this they suggest, "There is no
acceptable way to adequately sanitize cloth-covered
treatment table surfaces. To our knowledge, no other
health care provider groups employ the use of cloth on
treatment surfaces. The use of these coverings should be
discontinued immediately." I guess you guys
with cloth tables are just screwed. Damn, I just bought
20 cloth chairs for my new office. Does that mean I
can't do sitting cervicals?
Probably the most scary part
of this article is the final section I've reprinted
National guideline adoption
- "Acknowledgement at the professional association level
that these procedures should be routine will serve to
facilitate awareness and increase compliance within the
chiropractic profession. It is suggested that the
professional groups and associations such as the
American Public Health Association's Chiropractic
Healthcare Section facilitate the dissemination of this
information and support a movement toward the adoption
of a national guideline on hand and table sanitizing. In
addition, it is recommended that the Council on
Chiropractic Education, the profession's national
accreditation agency, as well as state boards strongly
consider mandating these measures. Lastly, future
guidelines should focus on enhancing compliance with
hand and treatment table sanitizing procedures."
Now keep in mind that
nothing in this article, or any they reviewed showed any
evidence that going to a chiropractor increased the risk
of infection. There have been NO STUDIES that show that
chiropractic care creates a situation of higher risk to
infection. In fact, there have been several studies that
suggest the exact opposite, without scrubbing between
This is a case of some scary
individuals in our profession with nothing better to do
than to tell those of us in the trenches what they think
we need to do. We, as principle chiropractors, need to
stand up to this pseudo-science nonsense and dictate
what good care really is. We have let it go too
far with record keeping, as now many experts and state
boards consider the majority of chiropractors to be
keeping inferior records. (Don't get me started here as
I could write volumes on this rant.) If these people
have their way, your state board could bring you up on
Now I'm not suggesting we
have our offices be filthy. But I am suggesting some
common sense. If there has never been a problem, let's
not look to create one. Innate made germs for us to live
with. Chiropractic removes interference to innate so we
can better deal with them and adapt. Enuf Said!
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