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|Dr. Irving Dardik|
Dr. Irving Dardik
|Occupation||Physician Administrator, Researcher, Visionary|
|Known for||Past-Chair, USOC Sports medicine council; brought Chiropractic to USOC|
Irving Dardik, MD - Is a vascular surgeon who was the founding chairman of the US Olympic Sports Medicine Committee. In the early 70's, together with his brother Herbert, and Dr. Ibrahim Ibrahim, he pioneered in the discovery that umbilical veins could be used as a source of graft tissue for bypass surgeries.  For his achievements in medical research, he won the AMA's coveted Hektoen Gold medal in 1976.  Dardik is notable as the among first Olympic medical officials to officially recognize the value of chiropractic when he recommended that the United States Olympic Committee include a Doctor of Chiropractic with their Medical team at all future Olympic Games. As a result, a Volunteer Doctor Program for DC's at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs was begun.
How the US Team gained Chiropractic services?
- Dardik, I; Waitley, D (1984). Quantum Fitness: Breakthrough to Excellence. Pocket Books. ISBN 0671509039.
- Dardik, I; et al (July 1973). "Lateral T-Tube Duodenostomy: Duodenal Stump Management and Manometrics". AMA Arch Surg 107: 89-90.
- Dardik, I; et al (October 1974). "Symmetrical Peripheral Gangrene". AMA Arch Surg 109: 588.
- Dardik, I; et al (February 1975). "Routine Intraoperative Angiography: An Essential Adjunct in Vascular Surgery". Arch Surg 110: 184-190.
- Dardik, I; et al (January 1976). "Arteriovenous Fistulas Constructed With Modified Human Umbilical Cord Vein Graft". Arch Surg 111: 60-62.
Supersonant waveenergy theory
Dardik developed a system of treating diseases using wave form technology, which he called "supersonant waveenergy". His system basically involved exercise techniques that were designed to modulate the cardiac rhythms in order to amplify the bodies natural wave frequencies to fight disease. Dardik is co-author (with Dr. Denis Waitley) of Quantum Fitness: Breakthrough to Excellence. In this book, Dardik promotes his wave energy techniques as an alternative fitness regimen.
In 1995, Dardik's license to practice medicine was revoked after medical board actions taken following a successful lawsuit by a disgruntled former patient. Dardik had been sued by a patient whose multiple sclerosis he attempted to treat using his wave energy techniques. The Board of medicine revoked his license for what they termed "quackery". BAsed on current research he has sponsored, it remains to be seen if the Board was repeating what was done to Pasteur and Semmelweis, or not.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nicholson, Joe (13 August 1995). "Doc a Real Cure-iosity". Daily News. http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/news/1995/08/13/1995-08-13_doc_a_real_cure-iosity.html.
- ↑ Staff (December, 1976). "AMA News". JAMA (236): 2859-2862. http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/search?fulltext=Irving+Dardik%2C+1976&quicksearch_submit.x=0&quicksearch_submit.y=0.
- ↑ Staff (July, 1966). "AMA News". JAMA (197): 28. http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/search?fulltext=Hektoen+Gold+Medal&quicksearch_submit.x=13&quicksearch_submit.y=5.
- ↑ Staff (August, 1976). "AMA News". JAMA (276): 431-436. http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/search?fulltext=Irving+Dardik%2C+1976&quicksearch_submit.x=0&quicksearch_submit.y=0.
- ↑ Sportelli, L (April 10, 2006). "Chiropractic Sports Devotees Deserve a Gold Medal!". Dynamic Chiropractic 24 (8). http://www.dynamicchiropractic.com/mpacms/dc/article.php?id=51158.
- ↑ Dardik, I; Waitley, D (1984). Quantum Fitness: Breakthrough to Excellence. Pocket Books. ISBN 0671509039.
- ↑ Querna, Betsy (26 October 2005). "Irving Dardik, wave maker". US News & World Report. http://health.usnews.com/usnews/health/articles/051026/26book.htm.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Weinberger, Sharon (21 November 2004). "Warming Up to Cold Fusion". The Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A54964-2004Nov16_5.html.