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Ray McPike, D.C.

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In the mid-70s, as a representative assemblyman in the ICA I met and became friends with the ICA representative from Kentucky. While our personal contact was only at the ICA meetings and the annual convention …


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A Fine Line

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There is a fine but distinct line between adjusting someone for vertebral subluxations who, coincidentally has a medical condition and adjusting someone for a medical condition who coincidentally has a vertebral subluxation. I am not …


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Suffer the Little Children…(3 days late)

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There are some in the chiropractic profession who do not see any need to check and adjust the spines of children for vertebral subluxations. They are probably not only on a different page from those …


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Thinking Outside The Box

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1 week late: If you remember when high jumpers went over the bar feet first, you’re probably a half century old. At the 1968 Olympics Dick Fosbury, an Oregon State University senior, stunned the spectators …


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Informed Consent

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(4th Friday Philosophy-a week late) “Informed Consent” is an important and necessary aspect of objective straight chiropractic care, however, we understand the term in a different way than most. Medically speaking, “informed consent” means that …


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Intuition and Creativity

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There is a place for whole brain thinking.  Intuition and creativity have their place.  They are not to be used, however,  where there are  standards, absolutes and established and proper ways of doing things,  or  …


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Checks and Balances in Chiropractic.

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   The government of the United States has a system that creates checks and balances, making it a unique system of governing.  The ultimate check is “we the people” and the United States Constitution which the …


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Propaganda

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Propaganda: the spreading of ideas or information to further or damage a cause. The first thing that must be done to make propaganda effective is to undermine established authority or create a new authority. The authority …


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What is the Difference between Objective Straight and Traditional Straight Chiropractic?

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Why is it that historically no one ever seems to want to identify themselves as anything but a straight chiropractor?  While chiropractors were perfectly willing to hang a sign outside the office saying “Straight Chiropractor,” …


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Innate Intelligence and the Chemistry of Life

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Some years back the slogan for a large company was “Better Living Through Chemistry.” There is no doubt that chemistry has bettered our lives. From the creation of plastics and synthetic fibers to the fertilizers …


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