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President of Parker University Dr. Fabrizio Mancini Appears on Dr. Phil’s Daytime Talk Show

Author and Self-Healing Expert Shares Healing Power of Chiropractic


Dr Mancini Book on Dr Phil

Dr. Fabrizio Mancini’s appearance on The Dr. Phil Show  

Photo credit CBS Television Distribution/Petski Productions  

DALLAS, March 15, 2012 – Dr. Phil McGraw of the popular daytime talk show, Dr. Phil, introduced his longtime doctor of chiropractic, Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, on yesterday’s episode, which airs on more than 200 television stations across the U.S. and in more than 40 countries worldwide. Dr. Phil received chiropractic care from Dr. Mancini for years while he lived in the Dallas, TX area.

Dr. Mancini is the author of the new book The Power of Self-Healing: Unlock Your Natural Healing Potential in 21 Days! and president of Dallas-based Parker University, a university focused on health sciences, including chiropractic. Parker recently announced a broadly expanded curriculum that seeks to help the transition from ‘sick’ care to ‘wellness’ and preventive health care.

In explaining Mancini’s care, Dr. Phil emphasized that his chiropractor didn’t just treat his back, which is a common misconception, but helped him with his overall health physically, mentally, and spiritually. Dr. Phil has continued to receive regular chiropractic care from Parker University alumnus Dr. Patrick DeFazio in Los Angeles, CA.

A chiropractic adjustment boosts the immune system, promotes the nervous system to function better, restores motion and provides the body with a more effective means to self-heal, says Dr. Mancini. The spine houses the nervous system, which is the master system that controls the body. The nervous system is a two-way communication pathway from the body to the brain.

A four-year study, Clinical and Cost Outcomes of an Integrative Medicine IPA, from the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, showed that patients who went to chiropractors as their primary care providers had 43% decrease in hospital admissions, 52% reductions in pharmaceutical costs and 43% fewer outpatient surgeries and procedures.

“The difference between chiropractic and the 'sick care system' in the U.S. is that we assume the patient is well and not sick,” said Dr. Mancini. “We also deal with the cause of an illness rather than just managing symptoms. The only way to fulfill your life potential is to fulfill your health potential.”


Dr Mancini on Dr Phil 

Dr. Fabrizio Mancini speaks with Dr. Phil McGraw on his popular daytime talk show  

Photo credit of CBS Television Distribution/Petski Productions   

Dr. Mancini presented concepts of wellness and how chiropractic integrates into a healthy lifestyle. He also spoke about his book, which shares the secrets to unlocking the body’s self-healing powers in a 21-day program. The book reflects research discoveries and empirical findings that have emerged to support breakthrough, non-drug, non-invasive self-healing technologies.

“Our bodies are self-healing and self-regulating, so that means that we are already born to heal naturally,” said Dr. Mancini.

This same concept is taught at Parker University to future chiropractors who are preparing to make a difference in the health care realm. As the benefits of chiropractic become more known to the public, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for chiropractors is extremely positive, with a 20% increase between 2008 and 2018—which is much faster than the national average.

Visit www.parker.edu to learn more about the university or www.parker.edu/drphil if you’re interested in a career in chiropractic. Go to www.drphil.com to find more information about the episode.



About Parker University 

Dallas-based Parker University, formerly known as Parker College of Chiropractic, is one of the world’s leading educators of health care professionals. Founded in 1982, this private, nonprofit, educational institution prepares men and women to become doctors of chiropractic. In addition, Parker University awards additional wellness-focused degrees including a Bachelor of Science with a major in Anatomy and a Bachelor of Science with a major in Health and Wellness, massage therapy certificates, and continuing education specializations and certifications. Parker University also includes Parker Research Institute, which provides sound, scientific evidence supporting health and wellness; two chiropractic wellness clinics in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex; Parker Seminars, the largest chiropractic seminar organization in the world, and Parker SHARE Products that provide innovative, high quality products, and current information on chiropractic wellness. For additional information about Parker University, visit the website at www.parker.edu.

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