Chiropractic Pamphlets from Dynamic Communications (1970s)


Stephen Barrett, M.D.
April 1, 2020

Applied kinesiology is a pseudoscientific approach based on the notion that every organ dysfunction is accompanied by a specific muscle weakness, which enables diseases to be diagnosed through muscle-testing procedures. Between 1976 and 1978, Systems DC, of Pueblo Colorado developed 56 patient-education pamphlets for explaining applied kinesiology to chiropractic patients. Dynamic Communications, Inc., located at the same address, was named as the publisher. To see the pamphlets and how they were marketed to chiropractors, click here.

  • Action! Gait Mechanism
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Blood Pressure
  • Bursitis/Tendonitis
  • Can Adults Unknowingly Harm Children?
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Wrist/Hand Problems
  • Children and Athletics
  • Children and Natural Health Care
  • Cholesterol
  • Closed Ileocecal Valve
  • Correct Lifting
  • Cranial Respiratory Function
  • Diaphragm
  • Diet for Hypoglycemia and Sugar-handling Stress
  • Digestive Disturbances
  • Early Nerve Organization: A Lifetime of Health for Your Child
  • Fatigue
  • Foot and Ankle Stability
  • Foot Pronation
  • Foot Rehabilitation
  • Functional Hypoadrenia
  • Headache
  • Hyperkinesis (Hyperactivity in Children)
  • Hypoglycemia and Sugar-handling Stress
  • Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Infections
  • Intervetebral Disc
  • Is It a Good Shoe?
  • Knees
  • Laboratory Use in Natural Health Care
  • Learning Disability
  • Mental and Emotional Health
  • Nerve Education
  • Nerves
  • Open Ileocecal Valve
  • Postural Evaluation in Childen
  • Shoulder
  • Some Thoughts about Nutrition
  • Stress
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Temporo-mandibular Jaw Joint
  • The Colon’s Effect on Your Health
  • The Spine — An Integrated Structure
  • The “Total Person” Concept of Health
  • This Is More Important Than Getting Well
  • Thyroid
  • Triglycerides
  • Uniquely Feminine
  • Whatever the Health Problem, Look to Your Feet. They May Have the Answer!
  • Your Back: How to Care for It
  • Your Child’s Feet

The most revealing of the pamphlets—This Is More Important Than Getting Well—is a sales pitch for chiropractic “maintenance care” throughout life. It  falsely asserts that (a) our modern culture creates structural problems that interfere with nerve function, (b) the vast majority of the American population is suffering from some type of nutritional deficiency, (c) the mental stresses of today cause hormonal imbalance that can create neurologic imbalance, and (d) health problems just beginning to develop can be found and treated before they cause actual disease.