Well­ness Arti­cles

Chi­ro­prac­tor Crosses State Bor­der to Legally Help Four Legged Patients

An inter­est­ing story appeared in the August 8, 2006 issue of the “For­rest Lake Times” from Min­nesota. In this story they report on a Chi­ro­prac­tor, Dr. Josee Ger­ard, who has a prac­tice in Min­nesota where she takes care of human patients, and a prac­tice across the bor­der in St. Croix Falls, Wis­con­sin where she cares for animals.

Appar­ently, the law in Min­nesota has lan­guage that spec­i­fies that chi­ro­prac­tic care is only for “human spines”. How­ever, in Wis­con­sin there is no such lan­guage in the law, which then allows those trained in ani­mal chi­ro­prac­tic to care for animals.

The arti­cle author, Cliff Buchan, explains how ani­mal chi­ro­prac­tic works by stat­ing, “Much like the treat­ment of humans, ani­mal chi­ro­prac­tic involves adjust­ments of sub­lux­a­tions of the spinal col­umn, extrem­ity joints and skull bone junc­tions.” The story then fol­lows the trav­els of one woman who brings her three Pomera­ni­ans from Min­nesota to see Dr. Ger­ard in Wisconsin.

One of the three dogs was involved in an auto acci­dent and was given the option of surgery that would have cost over $2000. Instead of surgery, her owner opted for chi­ro­prac­tic care and reported in the arti­cle that her dog is now greatly improved, “He’s jump­ing and act­ing like a puppy again.”

In another case, Shanni, a black seven-​year-​old female Dober­man pin­scher show dog had been favor­ing a back hind leg. After the adjust­ment the arti­cle noted, “When the adjust­ment was com­pleted, the Dober­man pranced through­out the treat­ment room with new energy and no vis­i­ble leg prob­lem.” Carol Ander­son, Shanni’s owner, plans to show her dog in a show and wanted to make sure that her dog was at her peak. She stated, “I want to make sure she is OK.”

Ran­dom Article

On Sep­tem­ber 27, 2007 the New York Times pub­lished an arti­cle that ques­tioned the risk to mil­lions who par­tic­i­pate in drug tri­als. The

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