‘Sup with New Zealand College of Chiropractic, bro?

Almost two weeks ago I brought you Californian, rock-star chiropractor Billy DeMoss, in Some vitally flawed Australian chiropractic. In that episode we were introduced to DeMoss’ highly held status among high-ranking Australian chiropractors. In a profession suffering  some excruciating turmoil, of its own creation, it was enlightening to find that a board member of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia is so dogmatically tethered to someone with such discredited beliefs; so much so that DeMoss was told he was always welcome in Australia, by that board member of the CAA.

DeMoss has continued raging on his Facebook page. Please, please, go and read it for yourself. It is glorious. DO IT VACCINE HOAX NEEDLEHEAD JUNKIES.

I included so many of DeMoss’ beliefs in my last post that I don’t really need to add any more. He really covered all bases in the conspiracy encyclopaedia. Oh, okay; there is this new one. Have some David Icke:

DeMoss Icke MMR autismI still don’t know why he has to bring the frogs into this. They’ve done nothing to him. Just leave the frogs alone, bro.

This episode of DeMoss comes to you courtesy of @BlueWode, who alerted me to an upcoming conference in New Zealand.

The New Zealand College of Chiropractic is holding a conference on 20-22 September 2013.  Nothing wrong with holding a conference, even if it does appear that much of it is about practice-building and self-promotion. Let’s see who is going to be there. Oh…

Rock the Change For a Healthier Planet

“Life is the expression of tone. In that sentence is the basic principle of chiropractic” – DD Palmer, 1910. In this powerful talk, these words from the founder of chiropractic are explored in reference to the current paradigm of health today.

Dr Billy DeMoss
An energetic and charismatic speaker with a hardcore heavy metal attitude, Billy D has gained international notoriety for hosting the world’s largest chiropractic party, California Jam; the chiropractic festival of philosophy, rock n roll and inspiration.
Billy D’s business-savvy combined with his contribution to the advancement of the chiropractic profession worldwide has earned him the title ‘West Coast Chiropractor of the Year, 2010.’

See. It doesn’t matter if you are a barking mad conspiracy theorist in the chiropractic world. As long as you can motivate the TORs and push the business of the TIC, with your savvy, you will be welcomed by any official chiropractic association, it seems.

There is one other name on the program which caught my eye. As you know my main area of interest is the anti-vaccination Australian Vaccination Network, I found it amusing that one of the AVN’s strongest supporters, from the chiropractic profession, Sheridan Kay, is on the faculty of the NZ College:

Dr Sheridan Brady-Kay
With over 17 years of practice experience, Sheridan Brady-Kay is a highly experienced practitioner of Thompson Technique and has perfected the art of communicating with patients by keeping the message simple. As well as managing her private practice, she is a member of faculty at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic and is an experienced professional speaker.

Here is a picture of Ms Kay keeping the message simple, practicing in her outlet, on a dog. I did ask her about this on Facebook, some weeks ago. She told me that she no longer manipulates dogs in her office, and that it didn’t matter anyway as the table is leather…

It would appear that NZ chiropractic is up against the same problems as the CAA. It is to be expected. These problems are global. When conspiracy theorists are viewed as heroes, no amount of activator clicking will get rid of your dose of the straights.

sad dog chiro

Update: 1 hour later.

Dammit, Billy. Couldn’t you have at least posted this one one hour earlier?

CHEM BOMBS: I haven’t heard of these ones before. These must be the nuclear-stupid upgrade…

DeMoss  chembombs

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18 Responses to ‘Sup with New Zealand College of Chiropractic, bro?

  1. tuxcomputers says:

    The frog reference is the story that if you drop a frog into a boiling pot of water it will jump straight out, however if you put it in the pot and slowly increase the temperature it will stay until it dies.

  2. Matutines says:

    Why can’t fools with vast egos just join a band or something?

  3. Matutines says:

    Oh FFS.

  4. wzrd1 says:

    For once, I didn’t fight the impulse to respond to Billy’s reposting of nanu-nanu. You’ll know me from that.
    I was sparing, to put it mildly.

    As for needlehead, I’m far from it! My head happens to be a blunt instrument!.
    Well, if idiots believe that, it really is a bad and miserable time of it for them. 🙂

    As for chiropractic treatments, can’t argue with their use of heating pads. Can’t really argue with electrical based treatments. Can’t really argue with traction in some cases.
    They’re all evidence based treatments (at the time and some still are).
    But, I consider the osteopath and his/her declining of cracking bones – errr, joints.
    I even like the chiropath’s use of polarized light and polarizing filter to view a patient’s spine. It’s so, erm, artistic. OK, truthfully, it could potentially be useful, if one had a prior to significant injury baseline to compare to. Just to narrow down where to direct diagnostic imaging. 😉
    (That last bit was something I saw when I visited a chiropractor out of boredom after having a neck fracture. I’m also a photographer and played a lot with polarized light, so his “diagnostic” picture was extremely amusing. His desire to “manipulate” my barely healed fractured C4-C5 vertebrae was not amusing. We’ll suffice it to say, after a few visits at various “professionals”, my curiosity was cured, as I’m far from being a masochist.)

    If I had a choice between trusting my health to a chiropractor or masturbating with a cheese grater, I’ll go with the cheese grater. At least I’ll know what damage will be inflicted.

  5. nrg4vr says:

    Damn, I don’t think my brain can handle seeing soo much stupid in one sitting. I honestly can not believe people still believe in Chemtrails… (Also down with the AVN!!!)

    • wzrd1 says:

      You’ve not met stupid until you met village elders rejecting polio vaccines in the midst of an outbreak over some similar nonsensical spouting of “truth”.
      Whenever I hear an antivaxer today, I see dying children, suffocating from polio paralysis.

  6. Kevin Gregg says:

    DD Palmer, the “inventor” of chiropractoring , died of typhoid fever. Suppose all that dehydration and electrolyte depletion must have messed up his life tone expression . And as an aside, if Billy deMoss can cure all the afflictions in the world, why is he bald???

    • wzrd1 says:

      @Kevin, I’ll give some slack for DD Palmer, as many other medical health care professionals, including physicians suffered the same fate.
      Can’t do the same for any born in this century and still practicing.

      As for your ad hominem attack, if my physician dies of a heart attack at age 93, does that invalidate his medical advice to me today?
      Please don’t stoop to the level of the adversary, as they can defeat you through superior experience in being ignorant.
      Try revealing fallacy via revealing of fact.

      That said, I heartily suggest watching a few episodes of House, MD for advice on sarcasm… 😉

  7. Sue says:

    Imagine the outrage if a society of medical specialists gave a colleague “(Insert specialist name here) of The Year due to their ”business savvy” and ability to promote the profession. Even worse if they were admired for a ” hardcore heavy metal attitude” and for ”hosting the world’s largest (specialty) party. What a load of nonsense. These people aren’t selling healthcare, they’re selling entertainment.

  8. BlueWode says:

    Great post. IMO, DC’s like DeMoss are likely to go down in history as ‘leaders’ who were responsible for the gradual demise of chiropractic. BTW, what century is the New Zealand College of Chiropractic in?

    “…the New Zealand College of Chiropractic has a great reputation for supporting vitalism throughout the curriculum”


    • Unfortunately Blue Wode is correct. Leading us up the garden path to irrelevance in the age of science. I wish more moderate leaders would feel more comfortable in speaking out against this sort of rubbish. Believe it or not but it’s intimidating to speak up with a moderate voice. Particularly if you are a new graduate or do not run your own practice.
      Keep posting this sort of stuff Hank and BW.

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