HUGE Black Friday-Cyber Monday Savings at ChiropracticArt.com

ChiropracticArt.com Black Friday Sale: Save on Chiropractic Art, Gifts and Patient Education!

Save big during our ChiropracticArt.com Black Friday through Cyber Monday Sale!

As promised…we have some unbelievable savings over at ChiropracticArt.com.  Check out our Black Friday – Cyber Monday Sale! It will save you big money on Chiropractic gifts for  yourself, a colleague, or that special Chiropractor (or Chiropractor to be) in your life.

We have our Chiropractic patient education PowerPoints and Waiting Room DVDs listed at $14.99! There are also all kinds of Chiropractic paintings and Chiropractic art priced under $30! You won’t even believe the temporary price reductions on our Spinal Decompression marketing kits.

Head on over and check out the deals, but hurry because this sale ends on Tuesday 11/30/2010 (or until we come to our senses).
UPDATE:  Due to demand we’ve extended the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale over at ChiropracticArt.com.  Take advantage of these great savings until 12/24/2010!

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Chiropractic Gift Idea: The Inkless Metal Ink Pen

So today I stumbled across the Inkless Metal Ink pen. I thought this was perfect for most Chiropractors because even those D.C.s in a paperless practice still need a great pen on a daily basis.

Half of the time I can’t find my ink pen and then when I do…it doesn’t write! This sweet awesome pen solves both problems. It features an endless supply of metal “ink” and writes in extreme positions and conditions. It even writes under water!

The fact that the metal ink material is smudge proof sealed the deal for me. Being left handed I cannot tell you how tired I am of smearing things and being covered in ink or pencil whenever I have to write for an extended period of time.

You can get a sharper point on this pen simply by rolling it at an angle on some sandpaper or a nail file. Too cool! This great Chiropractic gift idea retails for only $27.95!

Watch the video below or click on the images below for more info or to get yours.

The Inkless Metal Pen The Inkless Metal Pen
$27.95
The Inkless Metal Pen features a special metal alloy tip. As you write, tiny amounts of this metal are deposited onto the page. The silvery markings may resemble pencil, but they are permanent and completely smudge-proof. Because it doesn’t require sharpening or refills, the Inkless Metal Pen is an amazing gift for artists or doodlers. Its “ink” is solid, so it will never leak, and it can be used upside down or under extreme conditions. The Inkless Metal Pen works on most any writing surface and features an anondized aluminum (rust-proof) barrel.
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Chiropractic Gift Recommendations

Wow..it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted here on the ChiropracticPR.com blog. I’ve had many people email or call asking if everything is alright and where the new blog posts have been.

I apologize for the absence but we’ve just been slammed with work. Honestly the last couple of months has seen a huge influx of work that we’ve been struggling to stay on top of! We also had some issues with our hosting provider and our server lately and it took us a few days to iron all of that out.

Not to mention it’s the Holiday shopping season…and the orders are coming in fast and furious over at ChiropracticArt.com. For those of you who may not be aware, I also run ChiropracticArt.com and I do nearly all of our hand painted Chiropractic paintings. Needless to say our cool Chiropractic art and affordable prices make for a high volume of orders at peak shopping times.

That’s right! The Holiday shopping season is upon us. Wow did the summer ever fly by this year. With the holiday shopping season in mind I decided to start a new blog series: Chiropractic Gift Recommendations. Many of you have purchased nearly our full catalog of Chiropractic art and often ask for other Chiropractic gift ideas. I decided to try a new type of blog post where I recommend some great ideas for that special Chiropractor in your life. Whether you are shopping for yourself, a colleague, or someone else we have some great ideas in the works.

Many of these will be great Chiropractic specific gifts, and some will not. I don’t want this to be limited to Chiropractic practice tools or products ONLY so I’ll do my best to balance things out. Basically if it is a great gift idea and would be useful or interesting to the average Chiropractor then I’ll write up a blog post about it. It should even be useful for all of us Chiropractors because it will give us some gift ideas for online shopping. After all we simply don’t have a ton of time to get out and shop!

Hopefully this will be beneficial to all and can be an ongoing project to look forward to each year.

I’ll be putting up the very first post in this series shortly so stay tuned. Along the way if you have some great Chiropractic gift ideas or products or websites you’d like to see us blog about in the series contact me and let me know!

-Dr. James

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Think Chiropractic Geek: Chiropractic Relevant Products at ThinkGeek.com?

Last night I experienced something I very rarely have the pleasure of experiencing: free time. My son decided he was tired and wanted to go to bed early (an even less common occurrence around here). I decided to seize the moment and start some online Christmas shopping. Yes I know it’s not even October yet but the truth is I just won’t have many opportunities to shop between now and the Holiday season.

Being a single dad with a busy schedule means I don’t have the luxury of browsing through brick and mortar stores without my son with me very often. That’s why I do the huge majority of my holiday shopping online.

My son has become a HUGE Star Wars fan so I decided to visit a site I haven’t visited in a few months: ThinkGeek.com.  I first discovered this site a few years ago because I’m a bit of a computer and tech nerd. Big surprise there right? On my first visit I was surprised to learn this site offers much more than computer hardware and accessories. They have all kinds of cool prank and witty novelty gifts. They have also recently started carrying all kinds of unique and harder to find Star Wars gifts. They are also now producing their own zany and original products.  If you have an intelligent slightly geeky person in your life with a wicked sense of humor, then ThinkGeek.com is definitely a great site to shop!

I know what you are thinking. “What the HELL does this have to do with Chiropractic?” Well stick with me because while I was browsing their site I came across some pretty cool gifts that really struck my funny bone as a Doctor of Chiropractic with a good sense of humor.

One of the first items I stumbled across were “Microbe plushies”. These cute and cuddly plush stuffed animals represent many common germs and microbes.

Now whether or not you, as a Doctor of Chiropractic, subscribe to the germ theory isn’t my concern. Regardless of your stance, giving someone herpes or varicella has never been funny . . . until now! I was pretty blown away with the huge selection they have. These aren’t just your typical common microbes. You have to check out the amazing selection for yourself.

If giving that special someone in your life a nasty microbe isn’t your cup of tea then maybe you could simply pick up a neuron plushie instead! While not for everyone, these plushies definitely got my attention and are worth checking out for a good laugh.

Giant Plush Microbes


Giant Plush Microbes - We infectz u!

I also came across a cool new version of something I currently use in my Chiropractic practice: the Dynaflex Powerball Gyroscope. For those of you who don’t know, the Dynaflex powerball is basically a handheld gyroscope. The inside of the ball spins at high revolutions and creates a very dynamic rehab tool that is very effective for treating conditions like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. At higher speeds the ball is challenging to hold on to and actually makes for a great wrist and forearm workout. This never version lights up in a cool blue LED glow. The best part? It does NOT require any batteries!

Dynaflex Powerball Gyroscope

I also discovered a couple of books I thought were very cool. One is entitled
The Complete Manual of Things that Might Kill You
: A Guide to Self-Diagnosis for Hypochondriacs.

The Complete Manual of Things that Might Kill You
This humorous book appears to be a guide to inducing panic in hypochondriacs by describing various events and activities that might kill you. I’m still desperately trying to resist the urge to buy this and place it on the coffee table in my reception area. Although most of my patients get my sense of humor, I fear some still might be offended.

The other book is entitled,  Why There’s Antifreeze in your Toothpaste: The Chemistry of Household Ingredients.

Why There's Antifreeze in your Toothpaste

This book aims to demystify common myths and misconceptions regarding common household chemicals and explains the use and purpose of many chemicals contained in many household chemicals and products.

The last product I want to mention is something that could be of benefit to all of us and our Chiropractic patients. It’s a little gadget called the UV monkey.

UV Monkey
The UV Monkey is a nifty little device to measure levels of Ultraviolet light exposure. When it is exposed to sunlight, the center of the device will turn to a purple color. The differening shades of purple indicate increasing levels of UV light with the darker shades equating to the means highest level of UV exosure. The UV Monkey is capable of indicating 4 different ranges of the UV Index (Index 1-2, Index 3-5, Index 6-8, Index 9-11). What a great way to protect your skin and your health!

There are plenty of other very cool gifts and products available on this site. These were simply the Chiropractic relevant ones that jumped out at me during my visit.  I personally love the site and recommend checking it out since it pretty much has products for everyone. If you have some intelligent friends and relatives with a different sense of humor then ThinkGeek.com is a great place to shop for gifts.


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New Chiropractic Art and More!

Hello everyone! We have been insanely busy here at ChiropracticPR.com and over at ChiropracticArt.com.

The past couple of weeks we’ve been busy catching up on a backlog of our custom spinal decompression marketing kits, designing Chiropractic yellow page ads, and writing and submitting several Chiropractic internet marketing articles for our Chiropractic clients.

In between we’ve also found time to release some new Chiropractic art and gift products both at ChiropracticArt.com and in our Zazzle store.

Perhaps our favorite new product is our set of 3 Framed Chiropractic cervical X-ray prints shown below.

ChiropracticArt.com: Framed Cervical X-ray prints

ChiropracticArt.com: Framed Cervical Chiropractic X-ray Prints

This incredibly popular design of ours is a set of colorful variations of a standard lateral cervical x-ray print. This design has been available in a smaller frame and on a variety of posters and coffeemugs in our Zazzle store. Many customers have requested a slightly larger and economical framed print version and this is our answer!

Each 8.5″ x 11″ print is done with the highest quality ink on high quality name brand gloss photo paper.  It is then mounted under glass in a sturdy gloss black frame measuring approximately 9″ wide x 11.5″ tall.  Each frame can be wall mounted or display free standing using the pull out stand on the back.

They are currently priced at $38.99 for the 3 print set. Check them out over at ChiropracticArt.com.

We’ve also recently designed some new chiropractic posters and coffee mugs over at our Chiropractic_4Health store. Check those out in the photos below.

As always thanks for reading and feel free to let us know if there is a Chiropractic design or Chiropractic artwork idea you’d like to see brought to life. We just might be able to make it happen!

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Chiropractic Product Review: Chiro-Squad Chiropractic Superheroes Trading Cards

About a month ago I requested and received a free sample of Chiro-Squad(R) Superheroes trading cards. Being a single dad of a third-grader I know first hand the challenges of communicating the Chiropractic message to children. That’s why when I saw mention of the trading cards on facebook, along with an invitation to receive a free sample pack, I decided to see what the cards were all about.

I was pretty amazed at how fast my free sample pack actually arrived. I expected to wait a week or two but actually received the free sample within 2 or 3 days!   When I opened the package my pleasant surprise continued.

I have to admit I wasn’t expecting much in the way of quality.  I anticipated some light weight stock or cheap paper used for the trading cards. I was shocked to see they are printed on an extremely high quality glossy and heavy weight card stock.  The cards are glossy on the front and back.  The bottom line is these are not the paper thin cards I was expecting. They are definitely designed to withstand daily practice life and the rigors of being collected and traded by children. You can clearly see the gloss and high quality of these cards in the digital photos I snapped of them:

Chiro-Squad Chiropractic SuperheroTrading Cards

Chiro-Squad(R) Chiropractic SuperheroTrading Cards

Chiro-Squad Chiropractic Trading Cards 2

Chiro-Squad(R) Chiropractic Trading Cards




Although I was very satisfied with the cards I decided to move on to the real test, my eight year old son.  As I am reminded on a daily basis. . . there are few things as critical and brutally honest in this world as my eight year old boy.  (I can only imagine what the teen years will be like.)  With that in mind I was prepared for the worst.

I announced that I had ordered him a sample of Chiropractic Superhero trading cards. I expected some eye rolling and groaning but as he flipped through them he instead uttered the single word phrase, “cool!”  That may not sound like much, but if you have ever interacted with a grade school aged male, you’ll recognize it for the glowing positive testimonial that it really is.

He further confirmed his love for the cards later that evening when we had to run some errands.  My son had to take his Chiro-Squad trading cards with him in the car. Another very good sign!  The ultimate compliment for the Chiro-Squad trading cards came a few minutes later when he was describing details he was READING on the back of the cards. Yes you heard me correctly:  An eight year old was voluntarily reading!

He proudly informed me Cervico is his favorite character “because he is from Davenport”.  (My son fondly remembers our days at the Palmer College of Chiropractic campus in Davenport, IA and often requests to move back there someday). He went on to describe some of the body parts supplied by the third cervical spinal nerve.

Although he occasionally needed help with reading some of the words on the back of the cards, he was genuinely excited about learning the information. The few times he had difficulty with reading or pronouncing a word provided a great opportunity to educate him. What a wonderful way to assist him with understanding Chiropractic philosophy and human anatomy!

Overall these cards were a hit with me, and most importantly, with their target audience.  My son has already requested (ok. . . DEMANDED) that I purchase the remaining two packs so he can complete the entire 30 card set.

I currently don’t see a ton of pediatric patients in my Chiropractic practice but I’m hoping these Chiro-Squad trading cards will help change that.  I think they are a great way to reach out to children of existing patients and their families.  I plan on ordering more of the trading cards and the Chiro-Squad practice marketing kit which consists of stickers, tattoos, office posters, and even Chiro-Squad Kids’ Club membership cards.

I think the trading cards are a fantastic idea and a great way to communicate the Chiropractic wellness model to entire families. I want to thank Dr. Vic Naumov, D.C. for creating such a great product at a great price. I’ll wrap up my review with our “what’s hot” and “what’s not” breakdown.  After that I’ll conclude with some more information about the trading cards and where to buy them online.


What’s Hot:

  • Very high quality glossy stock
  • Durable
  • Very affordable
  • Colorful and attractive designs
  • Variety of purchase options: Buy individual packs or buy in bulk
  • Internal marketing kits to support the trading cards
  • Positive and Principled Chiropractic and wellness messages
  • Both Male and Female Superheroes avoid alienating either gender
  • Extremely easy to introduce and implement in the busiest of practices

What’s Not:

There really isn’t much to NOT Like about the Chiro-Squad cards but here are the few negatives we could come up with:

  • Not for all ages. (Probably most effective for the 5-12 year age range)
  • Although both male and female characters exist, the cards still will generally probably appeal more to boys than girls.
  • Due to the nature of the topics addressed, some of the words can be a little challenging for early readers, but that’s where the Doctor and parents come in!
  • And the final potential negative “What’s Not” comes from my son:

“No fully poseable Chiro-Squad action figures!”





The Chiro-Squad(R) Superheroes

“Connecting Kids & Chiropractic Across the Globe!”

The Chiro-Squad

Let’s look at the Chiro-Squad Superhero trading cards in a little more detail.

The Chiro-Squad was created by New Jersey Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Vic Naumov.  The squad consists of a team of 5 Chiropractic superhero characters:

  • Cervico
  • Lumbardo
  • Thoracico
  • Thoracica
  • Sacra

The Chiro-Squad Chiropractic superhero trading card set consists of 30 total cards available in 3 separate packs of ten cards each.  There are 24 cards representing each of the spinal levels and six bonus cards. Each of the 24 individual spinal segment cards features a Chiro-Squad character on the front and valuable chiropractic patient education on the reverse. The back of the card features a description of background information on the Chiro-Squad character, a spinal nerve chart, a description of the body areas supplied by the spinal nerve in question, and possible health conditions associated with the spinal nerve highlighted.

Each individual card also discusses a Chiropractic Principle and features a notable Chiropractic related quote from Dr. Vic Naumov.  The bonus cards feature additional bonus information. For example, the back of the “United” card in our sample describes the origin of the Chiro-Squad.

For more information, or to order your Chiro-Squad trading cards, visit the official website at:

http://www.chirosquad.com

You can also use the contact information below:

Chiro-Squad Enterprises, LLC
P.O. Box 206
New Milford, NJ 07646
(201) 265-8688

The Chiro-Squad
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