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Chiropractic Terminology A to Z: A to D; E to L; M to Q; R to Z;

Abdomen — The front part of the body that lies between the chest and pelvis.
Activator MethodsA diagnostic approach as well as a handheld instrument that is used to deliver a consistent low-force, high-speed chiropractic adjustment.
Acute— Of short duration and relatively severe.
Adjustment — An intervention with the intent of facilitating the body’s ability to “right” itself and function more normally
Afferent — Carrying impulses towards a center when sensory nerve impulses are sent toward the brain.
Antalgic Position — An abnormal position of the body resulting from the body's attempt to minimize pain.
Anterior — Toward the front of the body.
Articulation — The connection of bones; a joint.
Atlas — The uppermost and most freely movable bone of the spine.
Atrophy — A decrease in the size of a normally developed tissue or organ.
Autonomic Nervous System — The part of the nerve system that regulates involuntary action, as of the intestines, heart, and glands, and comprises the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system.
Bilateral — Pertaining to both sides of the body or structure.
Biomechanics — The application of mechanical laws to living structures.
Blocks/blocking — Wedge-shaped devices used by SOT practitioners to raise one or both sides of the pelvis into a healthier pattern for better support of the spine and head.
Brain Stem — The "primitive" and oldest area of the brain.
Bursitis — Inflammation of a bursa (eg. knee and shoulder), which is a fluid-filled sac situated where friction would otherwise develop.
CAT scan — (Computer Aided Tomography) An imaging device that uses narrow X-ray beams and a computer to create a type of three-dimensional X-ray.
Central Nerve System — The brain and spinal cord.
Cerebellum — The "hind" brain.
Cerebral Hemispheres — "The "higher" brain which is the most evolved area of the brain.
Cervical — The vertebrae of the neck, usually seven bones.
Chronic — Persisting for a long period of time.
Coccyx — A series of small bones at the end of the sacrum, commonly called the tailbone.
Compensation Reaction — A new problem that results from the body's attempt to respond to a problem elsewhere in the body (i.e. the spine).
Compressive Lesion — A malfunctioning spinal bone or bones that results in direct pressure on a spinal nerve resulting in decreased nerve transmission.
Congenital — Existing at, or dating from birth.
CT Scan — Also known as CAT Scan or Computer Aided Tomography which uses pencil thin X-ray beams and a computer to create a type of three-dimensional X-ray.
Diagnosis — The act of distinguishing one health problem from another.
Diagnostic imaging — The use of X-rays, MRI, CAT scans, EMG, thermography and other tools to create pictures of the structure and function of the body.
Diathermy — The therapeutic use of high frequency current to create heat within an area of the body.
Disability — The partial or total loss of mental or physical abilities caused by an injury or disease that prevents an insured from engaging in some or all of the duties of his or her usual occupation.
Disc Herniation — An extreme bulging of the soft nucleus pulposus into a defect or weakened area of fibrous disc exterior.
Disc — A cartilage (cushion/pad) that separates each spinal vertebra, absorbs shocks to the spine and protects the nerve systems and assists in creating the four spinal lateral curves (also known as intervertebal disc).
Disease — Any deviation from or interruption of the normal structure or function of any part, organ, or system of the body that is manifested by a characteristic set of symptoms whose prognosis may be known or unknown.
Dorsal — Pertaining to the back; the twelve thoracic vertebrae are also referred to as dorsal vertebrae.

About Dr. Lu

Dr. Lu  completed his medical education and training in China. (The Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Shandong University Medical College respectively) Over 20 years clinic and research experiences in both medical school and hospital, Dr. Lu learned both West Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine including modern medical technology, acupuncture, medicinal herbs, and specializing in neurology. After years practice and accomplishments in China, Dr. Lu was invited as a visiting  professor at the University of South Carolina, School of Medicine in 1991. After excellent achievements in research program funded by NIH and NSF, Dr. Lu decided to become a Doctor of Chiropractic in order to introduce the Traditional Chinese Medicine to the Western culture. Obtained Doctor Degree of Chiropractic from Parker College of Chiropractic, Dr. Lu became a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic and Board Permit in Acupuncture, then began his practice in Dallas Texas since then. Dr. Lu learned NAET and became a NAET Instructor in 2003 and 2014 respectively. In 2007 Dr. Lu was voted the best Acupuncturist in the City of Richardson by Living Magazine. In 2013, Dr. Lu was rated the Best Chiropractor in City of Plano. In 2014 advanced to America's Top Chiropractors specialized in Natural Medicine.


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Doctor of Chiropractic
Board Permit in Acupuncture
M.D. in China
Over 20 years of Clinic Experience
Member of ACA

Best Chiro 2013

Natural Medicine

America's Top Chiro

Acupuncture Care
Chiropractic Care
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