Action Potential, Inc.
P.O. Box 50837
Denton, TX 76205
Phone: 800.283.2287 | 940.321.0481
Fax: 940.497.5872

We are a team of doctors and information specialists who brought you the MANTIS database (formerly Chirolars) and have been indexing biomedical literature for the past 20 years. We have also been dealing with telecommunications and the chiropractic profession for the past 15 years. With the help of modern technology and the largest source of chiropractic, osteopathic, and manual medical literature at our disposal; we bring you an invaluable tool for research and the chiropractic profession.


The mission of Action Potential, Inc. is to advance research and to provide timely, accurate information to doctors so they can administer state of the art patient care. The company first developed MANTIS (formerly Chirolars); the most thorough index of chiropractic, osteopathic, manual medicine and related biomedical research literature. This index is used worldwide and permits professionals to readily access clinical research.


Action Potential, Inc. was founded in 1987 by Ronald L. Rupert D.C.. The first product, MANTIS (Chirolars), has become the standard for the chiropractic profession's access to the scientific literature. Action Potential now has a myriad of information based products that have grown in importance because of managed care and legal demands for "evidence-based practice". In 1996, the multidisciplinary site ( was developed for the Internet. In 1997, a chiropractic online community at ChiroACCESS was introduced.


The MANTIS database, developed by Action Potential, Inc., is the profession's only online index of the chiropractic scientific literature. ChiroACCESS is the exclusive provider of MANTIS to chiropractic students, faculty, and practicing chiropractors. As of August 1999, the two year anniversary of ChiroACCESS, chiropractic colleges have paid for subscriptions to MANTIS through ChiroACCESS for over 10,500 students and faculty. Action Potential, Inc. is recognized as the profession's research literature expert and is the only company providing these services for prominent professional organizations like the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research (FCER).


Action Potential has introduced several educational and practice promoting resources to the chiropractic profession. The primary products and services are:

1.) MANTIS (Chirolars): the world's largest (over 280,000 records) and only online chiropractic, osteopathic and related research database. MANTIS is used by virtually all chiropractic and osteopathic colleges and thousands of students and practitioners. MANTIS is also offered by the leading international biomedical database vendors (OVID, Dialog and Datastar (Switzerland)). Through these vendors, MANTIS is used by doctors, medical schools and hospitals worldwide.

2.) Literature Search Services: Action Potential, Inc. provides an in house literature search service for doctors. It provides literature services for leading chiropractic organizations including the ACA and FCER. Specialized literature search support is also provided for Malpractice Insurance carriers.

3.) ChiroACCESS & Health Index: These sites provide health professionals, students, faculty and patients with contemporary research information. This enables the profession to promote health and employ informed treatment practices.

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