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.


Developed by George Roth, D.C., N.D.

Developed by Herman Stoffels, D.C.
See also: Reflex Techniques

A form of muscle testing used in Applied Kinesiology.
See also: Kinesiology, Applied [MeSH]

Also known as: Thompson Technique

Developed by J. Clay Thompson, D.C.
See also: Derifield Technique, Full Spine Techniques

Developed by the Tieszen family of bonesetters and chiropractors.

An adjustive technique developed by I.N. Toftness, D.C., which uses the Toftness Radiation Detector (TRD).

Developed by B.J. Palmer, D.C. Toggle is a style of SMT that has been developed to address lateral motion dysfunction of the atlas.  A patient is laid on his or her side, and using a contact over the atlas, the pisiform of the practitioner performs an HVLA thrust. [ICLID 24492]
See also: McTimoney Technique, Upper Cervical Techniques

Developed by Frank Portelli, D.C., and Frank Marcellino, D.O., D.C.

A low-force adjusting method developed by Jay Holder, D.C.

An X-ray procedure developed by Fred W.H. Illi, D.C., to show movement of the sacrum. (Based on the MeSH term Radiography.)

Also known as: Barge Technique, Torticollis Technique

Developed by Fred Barge, D.C.

Also known as: TBM

Developed by Victor L. Frank II, D.C., N.M.D., D.O., and C. Harold Havlic, D.C.

Also known as: TFHKA

An Applied Kinesiology touch-healing process.
See also: Kinesiology, Applied [MeSH]

Developed by Allan Gary Oolo Austin, D.C., D.Ac.

Similar to but less vigorous than ischemic compression. A trigger point is massaged with increasing pressure until resistance is felt, at which point light pressure is applied until the muscle tension releases.
See also: Ischemic Compression, Trigger Points

Hyperirritable spots in muscles that, when pressed, can cause pain at the site of the “knot” or in other areas of the body.
See also: Ischemic Compression, Myofascial Technique, Trigger Point Pressure Release

Developed by Leon Truscott, D.C.