Concepts in Chiropractic and Immunology (Murphy, Feb 20 & 21, 2021)
2/1/21 UPDATE: Live Online Webinar Format Only
Owing to current Alameda County COVID restrictions, this seminar will no longer be offered on campus. Live webinar now satisfies California Board requirements for live CE. See DCA Waiver DCA-20-63 for regulatory details.
We all know chiropractic is good for immunity. But how confidently can you answer your patient's questions of "why?" and "how?" and "how much?" In this seminar Dr. Murphy will guide you through the details of immunology, neuroanatomy, and the chiropractic adjustment. He'll present the historical context and bring you right up to the minute with the latest peer-reviewed literature from a number of disciplines. Be armed with deep knowledge of chiropractic and immunity and see your practice thrive!
Saturday 12:00 - 8:00pm
Sunday, 8:00am - 12:00pm
(both sessions required)
Please have Zoom installed. Login through the Life West CE course webpage.
Hour 1 – TECHNIQUE
The early years: 1918 – 1921
•The Early Evidence of Mechano-Immunological Influences: anecdote and science review.
•A look at the publications of the era in chiropractic and osteopathic literature.
• Reviewing the early published evidence linking spinal biomechanical function to sympathetic nervous system control of blood supply and to visceral parenchymal physiology.
Hour 2 - TECHNIQUE
The middle years, the 1970s: progressing science
Reviewing the continuing published evidence linking spinal biomechanical function to sympathetic nervous system control of blood supply and to visceral parenchymal physiology. These years relied on improved understanding of physiology, proprioception, and technology such as electrical skin resistance.
Hour 3 – BASIC SCIENCES
•Understanding the innate immune system
•Understanding the adaptive immune response
Hour 4 - TECHNIQUE
Chiropractic adjustment, subluxation patho-anatomy
•Discuss the integrated physiology between chiropractic adjusting and inflammation, fibrosis, & the Gate Theory.
•Influence of spinal adjusting on clinical neuroanatomy of chronic spine pain, including: receptors, synapses, cord pathways, brain representation.
•Distinguish between the clinical management of compressive neuropathology v. supersensitivity nerve interference.
Hour 5 – BASIC SCIENCES
•Learn how the innate immune response is controlled by the sympathetic nervous system
Hour 6 - TECHNIQUE
•Review the modern evidence linking spinal biomechanical function and the spinal adjustment to sympathetic nervous system.
•The modern technology includes levels of salivary amylase, radioactive glucose, PET scans, sensory evoked potentials, etc.
Hour 7 – BASIC SCIENCES
•Review cytokine influence on the vagus nerve
Hour 8 - TECHNIQUE
Chiropractic Adjustment and Mechano-Parasympathetic Interactions
•Review how cervical spine mechanics, as actualized through chiropractic adjusting, influences the parasympathetic nervous system
Hour 9 – BASIC SCIENCES
• Integrate chiropractic adjustment, blood flow, cellular fermentation, cellular respiration, melatonin, and the cytokine storm.
Hour 10 – BASIC SCIENCES
Review of the pertinent literature
•Review the peer-reviewed literature supporting the models covered in class.
Hour 11 – ETHICS & LAW
Discuss the concepts of standard of care and causation as related to chiropractic clinical practice.
Hour 12 – ETHICS & LAW
Review national and state level publications pertaining to:
•Standard of Care for Health Care Professionals
•Success Not Required
•Duty to Refer to a Specialist
•Abandonment of Patient
Dr. Dan Murphy graduated magna cum laude from Western States Chiropractic College in 1978, and has more than 36 years of practice experience. He received his Diplomate in Chiropractic Orthopedics in 1986. Since 1982, Dr. Murphy has served as part-time undergraduate faculty at Life Chiropractic College West, where he is currently teaching classes to seniors in the Management of Spinal Disorders.
See below for a list of credits available for this seminar.
Life Chiropractic College West is accredited by the CCE and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
NOTE to DCs licensed in: CO, CT, DE, DC, ID, IL, IN, IA, MD, MA, MI, MS, MT, NE, NJ, OH, OR, RI, SC, UT, VT, VA, WA, WY, BC, NB, ON, QC. These states generally accept programs sponsored by a college that is accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE). These states and provincial boards do not require an application from CCE colleges. While it is highly likely that credits will be accepted, 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 BoardAlaska Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.00 AZ Chiropractic BoardArizona Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 5.00 CA Chiro Board, Category BCA Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Cat B
- 2.00 CA Chiropractic Board, Category A EthicsCalifornia Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Category A Ethics
- 5.00 CA Chiropractic Board, Category A Exam/Adjust/BillingCalifornia Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Category A Exam/Adjust/Billing
- 12.00 CO Chiropractic BoardColorado Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.00 CT Chiropractic BoardConnecticut Board of Chiropractic Examiner
- 12.00 DC Chiropractic BoardDistrict of Columbia Board of Chiropractic
- 12.00 DE Chiropractic BoardDelaware Board of Chiropractic
- 12.00 HI Chiropractic BoardHawaii Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.00 IA Chiropractic BoardIowa Board of Chiropractic
- 12.00 ID Chiropractic BoardIdaho Board of Chiropractic Physicians
- 12.00 IL Chiropractic BoardIllinois Medical Licensing Board
- 12.00 IN Chiropractic BoardIndiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.00 KS Chiropractic AssocKansas Chiropractic Association
- 12.00 MA Chiropractic BoardMassachusetts Board of Registration of Chiropractors
- 12.00 MD Chiropractic BoardMaryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.00 ME Chiropractic BoardMaine Board of Chiropractic Licensure
- 12.00 MN Chiropractic BoardMinnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.00 MS Chiropractic BoardMississippi Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.00 MT Chiropractic BoardMontana Board of Chiropractors
- 12.00 NC Chiropractic BoardNorth Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.00 ND Chiropractic BoardNorth Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.00 NE Chiropractic BoardNebraska Board of Chiropractic
- 12.00 NJ Chiropractic BoardNew Jersey Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.00 NV Chiropractic BoardNevada Chiropractic Physicians' Board
- 12.00 OH Chiropractic BoardOhio Chiropractic Board
- 12.00 OR Chiropractic BoardOregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.00 PACEFCLB Providers of Approved Continuing Education
- 12.00 RI Chiropractic BoardRhode Island Board of Examiners in Chiropractic
- 12.00 SD Chiropractic BoardSouth Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.00 UT Chiropractic BoardUtah Chiropractic Physicians Licensing Board
- 12.00 VA Board of MedicineVirginia Board of Medicine
- 12.00 VT Chiropractic BoardVermont Board of Chiropractic
- 12.00 WA Chiropractic CommWashington Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission
- 12.00 WY Chiropractic BoardWyoming Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Changes and Refunds
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Refunds for program registration are granted if requested in writing no later than one business day before program begins. If registrants cancel within one week of program start date, a $50 processing fee will be deducted from refunds.
Less than one business day before the program begins, registration is nonrefundable but a credit voucher may be issued. Vouchers must be requested within sixty days of the program. The credit voucher may be applied towards another Life West Postgraduate & Continuing Education program and must be redeemed within one year of the original scheduled program date or it will be forfeited. A $25 processing fee will be deducted from vouchers.