#1 TV talk show host endorses chiropractic
On Mar. 14, Dr. Phil McGraw, host of the top rated daytime TV talk show, "Dr. Phil” - with more than 4 million viewers each week - enthusiastically endorsed chiropractic as an effective way to improve overall wellness. His comments were part of a segment featuring Fabrizio Mancini, DC, president of Parker University and author of the new book, "The Power of Self-Healing.” During the episode, Dr. Mancini discussed his 21-day plan for unlocking the self-healing powers of the body - without drugs or surgery.
McGraw interviewed Mancini about the benefits of chiropractic and revealed that he was a long-time chiropractic patient, having received care from Mancini before his move to Hollywood. McGraw also introduced his current California-based chiropractor, Patrick DeFazio, DC, and mentioned that he's been receiving chiropractic care twice a week for the last 14 years. He praised chiropractic and its ability to improve total wellbeing - not simply back pain.
The appearance of the chiropractors on the show gave the profession millions of dollars worth of positive exposure and is expected to drive thousands of new patients to local chiropractic offices.
Mancini was optimistic about additional big time television coverage as well, mentioning that Oprah Winfrey, whose Harpo Inc. company produces the "Dr. Phil Show,” has requested a copy of his book.
Mancini is no stranger to the media. He's a frequent guest on radio talk shows as well as at chiropractic and health conventions. With the publication and runaway success of his latest book, he's being thrust into the big time on the television circuit as well.
The charismatic and handsome Mancini - who, in 1999, became one of the youngest college presidents in the country - is a familiar figure on Texas radio and television. His frequent appearances on CNN Espanol and Univision have helped him bring the chiropractic message to the Hispanic community.
Mancini is the co-author of "Chicken Soup for the Chiropractic Soul and The Well Adjusted Soul” and "Four Steps for Living a Fabulous Life,” as well as his new release, published by Hay House.
Mancini has frequently told the story of his "discovery” of chiropractic. "I feel blessed to be part of a profession that I am so passionate about and am thankful I discovered chiropractic when I did,” he has explained. "What most people don't know is that I was studying to become a neurosurgeon and was in my final stages of premed when I was involved in a severe car accident. The orthopedic doctor at the hospital referred me to his chiropractor to address my injuries. Within six weeks of care I felt better than ever before - physically, mentally, and spiritually. I was so impressed with what happened that I wanted to share my experience with everyone I came in contact with. That's when it occurred to me I wanted to become a doctor of chiropractic.”
A member of the Wellness Revolutionaries Hall of Fame, Mancini has given testimony to the White House Commission for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and served on the Texas Governor's Advisory Council on Physical Fitness.
For more information on Mancini and his new book, visit DrFab.net.
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