Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ChiroSH Online

ChiroSH (Chiropractic Subject Headings) is a controlled vocabulary created by members of the Chiropractic Library Collaboration, an organization affiliated with the Association of Chiropractic Colleges. ChiroSH is used by the Index to Chiropractic Literature’s indexers, and by catalogers in health sciences libraries. This online version (under development) is an innovation we hope will be widely used by students, chiropractors and researchers. The first edition of ChiroSH was released in 1984 and the seventh edition is currently in production.


Harmonic technique (HT) is an active soft tissue technique used to treat patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Harmonic technique focuses on rhythmic and oscillatory movements to improve physiological function of damaged tissues. Rhythmic movements trigger healing by improving fluid flow, tissue nutrition, and repair. Recent studies have shown that active rhythmic motion has a substantial beneficial effect on proprioceptive stimulation and pain relief compared with passive rhythmic motion.

Source: Arab AM, Saadati H, Sheikhhoseini R. The effect of harmonic technique vs end range loading exercises on pain and disability in patients with non-specific chronic low back pain: A preliminary study [clinical trial]. J Chiropr Med. 2016 Mar;15(1):3-8.

Developed by Charles Herring, D.C.
See also: NUCCA Technique, Upper Cervical Techniques

Also known as: Homeokinetics

A combination of homeopathy and applied kinesiology that was developed by Dennis Simpson, D.C.

The relationship between chiropractors and hospital staff, administrators, or governing boards. (Based on the MeSH term Hospital-Physician Relations.)

Also known as: Chiropractic Hospitals

Facilities offering chiropractic as the principal type of inpatient care. (Based on the MeSH term Hospitals.)