Sunday, May 23, 2010

Dr. Austin attends Advanced Clinical Nutrition Seminar # 1 of 3.

Dr. Todd Austin (right) from Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden recently attended a seminar given by Clinical Nutrition pioneer, Dr. Rodger Murphree.

I, Todd W. Austin, D.C. of Virden, recently attended a weekend seminar at Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, Missouri on Advanced Clinical Nutrition. The seminar was presented by Dr. Rodger Murphree, DC, CNS. Dr. Murphree is the author of five books including one on the subject of heart disease. Murphree also writes for several health publications. Dr. Murphree was also the founder and past director of a large multi-disciplinary integrated medical practice in Birmingham, AL.

Dr. Murphree is thus recognized as one of the pioneers in the growing field of orthomolecular medicine or functional medicine (where more emphasis is placed on vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids and herbs, than on the myriad of commonly prescribed drugs that all come with a plethora of potentially dangerous side effects. This first seminar in a series of seminars leading to an ‘Advanced Clinical Nutrition’ certification covered cardiovascular disorders and protocols (including common myths about cholesterol), dermatology, protocols for endocrine disorders including diabetes and hypothyroidism, gastrointestinal disorders and pulmonary disorders.

I am a 1993 graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic. I practice at Austin Family Chiropractic on the West Side of the Virden Square. I've been a practicing Chiropractic Physician for 17 years. For more information about chiropractic or clinical nutrition or to schedule a free consultation call (217) 965-3100.

Friday, May 7, 2010

3 of our Austin Family Chiropractic's cold laser devices receive FDA clearance for osteoarthritis of the hand!

Just a note to let everyone know that 3 of our clinic's lasers, an LLLT (low level laser therapy or cold laser therapy) system that we've been using here at Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden, IL since July 2005 recently received their FDA clearance for treatment of (osteo)arthritis of the hand!

Of course, the lasers help all kinds of other symptoms too. It's just that technically we only have the government's blessing to promote them for the treatment of hand OA in any 'advertising'. From my nearly 5 years of clinical experience with them, I've seen them work great for many tough knee & shoulder issues (both acute & chronic) as well. The lowest powered of the three lasers, I've also used successfully for solving the pain and itching of poison ivy within minutes!

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Todd W. Austin, D.C.
Eugena B. Austin, L.M.T.