Distinguished Scholar Award

Press Release: Dr. Eric Chun Pu Chu receives the prestigious Distinguished Scholar Award December 2020

Dr. Eric Chun Pu Chu receives the prestigious Distinguished Scholar Award

European Journal of Scientific Research pays tribute to Dr. Eric Chun Pu Chu’s contribution to the field of Clinical Research through his article titled “Cervicogenic Headache Alleviating by Spinal Adjustment in Combination with Extension-Compression Traction”

Dr. Eric Chun Pu Chu

Dr. Chu obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the New York Chiropractic College in 2002, and now is acting as the chairman of Chiropractic Doctors Association of Hong Kong. He completed his post-graduate diplomate training from the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS). He is qualified as a fellow at the Royal College of Chiropractors.

He had led NYMG to the Hong Kong's largest chiropractic, Chinese medicine, neurosurgery, orthopedic, and physiotherapy spine team. He is skilled in multidisciplinary management and non-profit social service. In 2014-20, the World Federation of Chiropractic had awarded his teams including the champion prize for the global WSD award. In 2015-19, his leadership in social service has been honored by the Labour and Welfare Bureau, the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, and the Hong Kong Productivity Council.

Dr. Chu holds various academic collaborations at universities internationally. He had published many researches; and completed the Chinese version of the WHO Guidelines on Basic Training and Safety in Chiropractic, which becomes the keystone to educational policies. He is currently acting as the Peer Advisory Group of Open University Hong Kong, extension faculty of Life University, and honorary clinical associate professor at Mctimoney Chiropractic College. His focus in conducting cervical correction has contributed to the current knowledge of chiropractic and autonomic nervous system. Through innovation and research, He furnishes the advancement of translational medicine and collaboration of healthcare professionals in Asia.

Professor Adrian Marcus Steinberg, the Chair of the Independent ad hoc Scientific Award Committee, said:

“Dr. Chu has received the prestigious Distinguished Scholar Award 2020, because of his significant contribution to the existing knowledge in his selected area of research. His outstanding research aimed to investigate how fluctuating headache related to cervical disorders”.

The Distinguished Scholar Award is a prestigious academic recognition that have been presented to a very limited number of scientists from around the world since 2004 regardless of which scientific journal they have chosen as an outlet for their research. Selection of candidates are based on their outstanding scholarly contribution to the scientific knowledge in their fields of scientific research with respect to a set of criteria, including the overall importance of the research question or problem and level of innovation in the topic, the effectiveness and novelty of the methodology and data employed, academic significance and usefulness of conclusions resulting from the research, adequacy of the critical review of relevant literature and the broad application of the findings.

Cervicogenic headache (CGH) is a type of secondary headache where the symptoms originate from a dysfunction in the cervical spine. Mechanical cervical spine pathologies and dysfunction in the neck muscles may lead to CGH. This report presents a case of a female with fluctuating headache related to cervical disorders. Her headache was concurrently eliminated with resolution of the cervical disorder following spinal adjustment in combination with extension-compression traction. The efficacious response was attained over a year after completion of treatment. Strategies to release the strain of the supporting cervical extensors can be beneficial for alleviating CGH.