Breath and Beyond, Chiropractic Respiratory Technique (Rettner, Oct 19-20, 2024 Hayward Campus)

Hayward, CA US
October 19, 2024 to October 20, 2024

Summary:

The goal of the seminar is to teach effective ways to diagnose major respiratory conditions, suggest the appropriate diet, supplements, and exercises, and gently release the six structural causes of restrictions in the respiratory system with cranial and rib adjustments in order to improve breathing naturally, without drugs or surgery. 

SCHEDULE

October 19, 2024, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

October 20, 2024, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

12 CE hours - 8 exam/technique, 4 general CE hours

 

Learning Objectives

By the end of the seminar, participants will be better able to: 

  • Understand the historic and philosophic roots of successful chiropractic treatment of the respiratory system. 
  • Perform a complete respiratory exam and diagnose major respiratory conditions. To understand how to use a pulse oximeter and a spirometer. 
  • Recommend the specific diet, supplements and exercises for respiratory conditions. 
  • Be able to stretch constricted fascia over the ribs, on the diaphragm and the paraspinal regions in order to improve breathing. 
  • Treat the six structural causes of sleep apnea: Dropped hard palate with cranial adjusting, constriction of the nasal bones with endonasal technique, and restricted movement in the ribs with a drop table. 
  • To understand various breathing techniques and know when to recommend them for asthma, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, and excelling in sports. 
  • To understand the importance of the gut-lung Axis, how to test the microbiome and apply the test results. 
  • Be able to use a nebulizer and perform postural drainage with percussion therapy.

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.00 AK Chiropractic Board
    Alaska Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 4.00 CA Chiro Board, Category B
    CA Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Cat B
  • 8.00 CA Chiropractic Board, Category A Exam/Adjust/Billing
    California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Category A Exam/Adjust/Billing
  • 12.00 CO Chiropractic Board
    Colorado Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 CT Chiropractic Board
    Connecticut Board of Chiropractic Examiner
  • 12.00 DC Chiropractic Board
    District of Columbia Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 DE Chiropractic Board
    Delaware Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 IA Chiropractic Board
    Iowa Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 ID Chiropractic Board
    Idaho Board of Chiropractic Physicians
  • 12.00 IL Chiropractic Board
    Illinois Medical Licensing Board
  • 12.00 IN Chiropractic Board
    Indiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 MA Chiropractic Board
    Massachusetts Board of Registration of Chiropractors
  • 12.00 MD Chiropractic Board
    Maryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 MS Chiropractic Board
    Mississippi Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 MT Chiropractic Board
    Montana Board of Chiropractors
  • 12.00 NE Chiropractic Board
    Nebraska Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 OR Chiropractic Board
    Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 UT Chiropractic Board
    Utah Chiropractic Physicians Licensing Board
  • 12.00 VT Chiropractic Board
    Vermont Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 WA Chiropractic Comm
    Washington Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission
  • 12.00 WY Chiropractic Board
    Wyoming Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Course opens: 
01/01/2024
Course expires: 
12/31/2024
Event starts: 
10/19/2024 - 12:00pm PDT
Event ends: 
10/20/2024 - 6:00pm PDT
Cost:
$375.00

Day 1: 10/19/24 

12-1 pm: History and Chiropractic Philosophy (Philosophy) 

The first hour will focus on the history of chiropractic and the respiratory system, how chiropractic saved lives during the 1918 Flu Pandemic and lead to licensure in several states. I'll discuss the physiology of the respiratory system and define the causes and treatment of asthma. 

  • Introduction: Anatomical comparison of hunter-gatherer’s skulls with skulls of modern man 
  • Mouth breathing symptoms
  • History and Chiropractic Philosophy: How chiropractic saved lives during the 1918 Flu Pandemic 
  • The Framingham Cardiovascular Study 
  • Physiology of the respiratory system. 
  • Statistics for asthma and sleep apnea. 
  • Definition, causes and treatment of asthma 
  • Histamine 

1-2 pm: Symptoms of Respiratory Conditions (History taking & Exam)

The second hour will focus on symptoms and diagnosis of Bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder and emphysema. 

  • Trigger points for an asthma attack and sinus congestion 
  • Air Filters 
  • Medical treatment for asthma 
  • Advice for exercise induced asthma 
  • Acute and Chronic Bronchitis-definition, diagnosis, causes and symptoms ● The difference between colds and the flu 
  • COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder-definition, causes and physiology ● Emphysema-definition 

2-3 pm: Diagnosis of Respiratory Conditions (History taking & Exam)

The third hour will focus on symptoms and diagnosis of pneumonia and sleep apnea. I will also cover the structural causes of sleep apnea, blood tests and how to use the finger pulse oximeter. 

  • Pneumonia symptoms and definition 
  • Causes of Pneumonia-viral, bacterial and underlying root causes 
  • Pneumonia Diagnosis 
  • Sleep Apnea defined 
  • Structural causes of Sleep Apnea 
  • Complications Related to Obstructive Sleep Apnea 
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Overweight 
  • Demographics of Sleep Apnea 
  • Causes of Sleep Apnea & Home Remedies to Breathe Better 
  • CPAP machine and dental appliances 
  • Diagnosis of respiratory conditions-spirometry and Finger Pulse Oximeter ● Blood tests 
  • Immune Testing 
  • Sleep study 
  • Treatment of forward head posture 

3-4 pm: Respiratory Examination (History taking & Exam) 

The fourth hour will focus on the examination of the respiratory system and which lab tests to order.

  • Measuring respiratory excursion 
  • Measuring diaphragmatic excursion 
  • Percuss the lung fields 
  • Auscultate the lung fields 
  • Vocal Resonance 
  • Percuss the Posterior Chest Wall 
  • Auscultate the Posterior Chest Wall 
  • Lymph Node Exam 
  • Labs 
  • Environmental Causes of Respiratory Conditions 
  • Mold and Lung Health 
  • Medical treatment for asthma 
  • Glyphosate 

4-5 pm: Diet for Respiratory Conditions (Basic Science/Nutrition) 

The fifth hour will focus on various diets that help to strengthen the immune system and improve breathing. I will also cover which foods to eat and avoid. 

  • Diet and lifestyle for healthy lungs 
  • Asthma dilemma exposed 
  • Low histamine diet 
  • Low-histamine diet tips 
  • High histamine diet 
  • Inflammatory foods 
  • Common Allergens 
  • Low FODMAPs diet 
  • Low carb diet 
  • Juicing 

5-6 pm: Supplements (Basic Science/Nutrition) 

The sixth hour will focus on various supplements that help to strengthen the immune system and improve breathing. 

  • Supplements to strengthen the immune system and improve breathing.

Day 2: 10/20/24 

12-1 pm: Fascial Alignment Stretch Technique (Technique) 

The seventh hour will focus on how to stretch the fascia in the ribs and diaphragm in order to improve breathing and improve range of motion of the spine. 

  • Reasons why working with the fascia is important for your practice. 
  • How to stretch the fascia in the ribs and diaphragm to improve breathing. ● Working with the fascia step-by-step in the pectoralis region, quadratus lumborum and the rhomboids to improve breathing.
  • Working with the paraspinal fascia in the cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacroiliac regions to reduce pain and improve range of motion. 

1-2 pm: Advanced Rib adjustments (Technique) 

The eighth hour will focus on various rib adjustments that expand movement of the chest to make it easier to breathe. 

  • Rib adjustments to improve breathing 
  • 6th rib bilateral, anterior and posterior 
  • Manubrium adjustment 
  • Swoon adjustment 

2-3 pm: Cranial Adjusting (Technique) 

The ninth hour will focus on adjustments of the palate, the nose and throat to make it easier to breathe through the nose. 

  • Endonasal Technique 
  • Intraoral Cranial Adjusting 
  • Cruciate Suture Technique 
  • Eustachian Tube Technique 
  • Tongue and tonsil correction 
  • Hiatal hernia adjustment 

3-4 pm: Breathing Techniques and Aerobic Fitness (Technique) 

The tenth hour will focus on various breathing techniques to help asthma, relax, or energize the body and improve physical fitness. 

  • Asthma breathing exercise 
  • Box Breathing 
  • Buteyko Breathing Technique (BBT) 
  • Tummo/The Wim Hof Method 
  • Yoga breathing 
  • The River Of Life Method and Focusing 
  • Alternate Nostril Breathing 
  • 4-7-8 Breathing 
  • Body Oxygen Level Test (BOLT) 
  • Nose Unblocking Exercise 
  • Breathing Recovery, Improved Concentration 
  • Simulate High-Altitude Training-Walking 
  • Simulate High-Altitude Training-Breath Holding During Running, Cycling, Swimming
  • Humming 

4-5 pm: Identifying the underlying root causes of respiratory conditions (History & Exam)

  • The eleventh hour will focus on how to identify the underlying root causes of respiratory conditions and natural strategies to correct them.
  • Identifying the underlying root causes of respiratory conditions 
  • Gut-Lung Axis 
  • Microbiome testing 
  • Colon cleansing to help lung function 
  • Detox vs. drainage 
  • Nebulization 
  • Postural drainage 
  • Percussion therapy 
  • Steam 
  • Sauna 
  • Tinctures 
  • Enzyme therapy for thinning out mucus 
  • How to stop a cold or flu in 24 hours or less 
  • Liquid Mask before exposure to crowds and sick people 
  • Detoxifying Second-Hand Smoke From the Lungs 

5-6 pm: Review, Drill, and Q & A (Principles of Practice) 

The twelfth hour will focus on a summary of what has been covered and how to integrate it into the doctors' practice. We will also review and drill any adjustments covered earlier in the seminar. There will also be ample time to ask questions. 

  • Q & A 
  • Summary, Review, and Drill 
  • Conclusion 
  • Exam

 

Life Chiropractic College West
25001 Industrial Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94545
United States
+1 (510) 780-4508

Park by Student Entrance on Clawiter Road side of building, then look for signage directing you to the check-in area. 

See Campus Map for details. 

RAPHAEL RETTNER, DC

Dr. Raphael Rettner D.C. is a Palmer College of Chiropractic West graduate in private practice since 1982.  Dr. Rettner is a highly skilled, caring and innovative practitioner who has created eight new chiropractic techniques, written over 30 e-books and videos, and taught seminars to chiropractors across the United States, Australia, Canada and England.

Life Chiropractic College West has received programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education and institutional/regional accreditation through WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

See below for a list of credits that may be available for this seminar. 

*The following State and Province boards do not require an application when a program is sponsored by a college accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE): CO, CT, DE, DC, ID, IL, IA, MD, MA, MI, MT, NE, NH, NJ, OR, RI, SC, UT, VT, VA, WA, WY, BC, NB, ON, QC. Life Chiropractic College West cannot guarantee that any session of this offering will be accepted by these licensing board(s). Life West urges licensees to familiarize themselves with the laws governing continuing education in the jurisdictions where they hold licensure.

Available Credit Hours

  • 12.00 AK Chiropractic Board
    Alaska Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 4.00 CA Chiro Board, Category B
    CA Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Cat B
  • 8.00 CA Chiropractic Board, Category A Exam/Adjust/Billing
    California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Category A Exam/Adjust/Billing
  • 12.00 CO Chiropractic Board
    Colorado Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 CT Chiropractic Board
    Connecticut Board of Chiropractic Examiner
  • 12.00 DC Chiropractic Board
    District of Columbia Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 DE Chiropractic Board
    Delaware Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 IA Chiropractic Board
    Iowa Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 ID Chiropractic Board
    Idaho Board of Chiropractic Physicians
  • 12.00 IL Chiropractic Board
    Illinois Medical Licensing Board
  • 12.00 IN Chiropractic Board
    Indiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 MA Chiropractic Board
    Massachusetts Board of Registration of Chiropractors
  • 12.00 MD Chiropractic Board
    Maryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 MS Chiropractic Board
    Mississippi Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 MT Chiropractic Board
    Montana Board of Chiropractors
  • 12.00 NE Chiropractic Board
    Nebraska Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 OR Chiropractic Board
    Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 UT Chiropractic Board
    Utah Chiropractic Physicians Licensing Board
  • 12.00 VT Chiropractic Board
    Vermont Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 WA Chiropractic Comm
    Washington Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission
  • 12.00 WY Chiropractic Board
    Wyoming Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Price

Cost:
$375.00
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