Friday, September 12, 2014

Health

It's time to take care of yourself. We can help you find the tools to achieve a healthy life.

Health

It's time to take care of yourself. We can help you find the tools to achieve a healthy life.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Chiropractic and Ear Infections: What we offer makes a difference

Many parents bring their children into our office asking us to treat their ear infections. My first response is that the purpose of chiropractic care is not the treatment of conditions or diseases; rather, it is the restoration of normal body function. I explain that as chiropractors, we work with the nervous system via gentle spinal adjustments.

We reduce stress related interference to the nervous system, thereby enhancing all overall body function. I further explain that all systems of the body: —muscular, glandular, respiratory, circulatory, digestive eliminatory, hormonal and immunological— depend on the optimal function of the nervous system.

With chiropractic, we focus on nerve system function to enhance all the body’s systems.
Because many parents are unaware of the variety of options available for the treatment of ear infections, I continue, “As a parent, you have some choices to make. You can either treat the ear infection, or not—that’s your right as a parent. Even the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a watch-and-wait approach, because the evidence-based research about antibiotics is showing that not only are they ineffective at treating ear infections, but they will actually lead to repeated ear infections in your child.

As a parent, you can choose to treat or not to treat. If you do choose to treat, you again have some options. You can treat the ear infections allopathically (the typical medical/ drug route) or naturally. If you choose to go the usual route to a pediatrician, she may take a watch and wait approach. More likely, she will prescribe an antibiotic.

If, however, you would prefer to treat the ear infections more naturally, there are several options for you to consider. A naturopath will explore herbs and nutrition; a homeopath will assess your child for a specific remedy; acupuncturist will work with specific meridian points for healing. It is so important that you as a parent realize you have choices, and the right to make these choices for your family.

Regardless of the choices you make, the chiropractic approach will improve your child’s inherent ability to function.

Doesn’t it make sense to have your child function at an optimal level for healing no matter how (or if
) you choose to treat? We will assess your child’s spine, make the necessary adjustments to improve nerve system function and offer lifestyle suggestions to reduce nerve system stress for your child. We will also support any decision you make in your choice to treat the infection or not. This is your right as a parent,and we stand behind informed choice.
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Modified excerpt from: Chiropractic and Ear 
Infections: What We Offer Makes a Difference 
by ICPA Member, Jeanne Ohm, DC. Read the 
full article in Pathways Issue 23: 
www.pathwaystofamilywellness.org

Your Spine is Amazing

Your Spine is Amazing

Your spine an amazing part of your body; it allows your body to heal and stay strong.
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Breaking The Cycle of The Rat Race

“Hurry, hurry; get what you can! There’s only so much to go around and only so much time to get it, so you’d better get your share before someone else takes it!” This kind of urgency and “lack” mentality is typical of anyone who finds him/herself in the middle of what has been called the “Rat Race.”

And while people in this mode of thinking may not consciously be aware of these short-term, destructive, and isolationist thoughts, they are nonetheless the beliefs and emotions that drive their decisions as they make their way through each day. This kind of existence is what is known as “survival mode.”

Survival mode is unfortunately very common in the world today. How do so many people get into this mode of thinking and living? How can they possibly believe that this incredibly vast world we live in is so terribly limited? How can they think THEY are so limited? The answer may be simpler than you think.

It is well–known that our thoughts (our psychology) affect our bodies (our physiology). After all, we can tell when people are “down” by looking at them— their entire posture is down! And, it is just as easy to tell when their mood is “up!” It’s not as well known that the reverse is true too: our physiology also affects our psychology! So where am I going with this? Well, if your body is physiologically in survival mode, it will also cause your mind to be in survival mode.

How does your body get into survival mode? It happens every single time you develop a neurological misconnection between your brain and your body—what we chiropractors call subluxation. Whenever interference exists in your nervous system, the body uses its energy very inefficiently; energy stores are used up at a much greater than normal rate. When the body, with its innate intelligence, recognizes this rapid depletion of energy, it goes into survival mode and shuts down activities that are not necessary to survival. This shutdown is both physical and mental, and since psychology and physiology affect each other so intimately, a vicious cycle results.

We call this downward spiral in your health and vitality :The Subluxation Process. The specific chiropractic adjustment process gradually restores the neurological connection between your brain and your body and takes you out of survival mode, both mentally and physically. And, because of this connection between psychology and physiology, an upward spiral in health and vitality results, including your outlook on life. A gradual awakening reveals the whole picture of your life and the direction the world is moving; it drives all of your thoughts, words, and actions. No longer do you think strictly about selfish and short– term solutions to immediate problems. You begin to deliberately make choices to change the world for the better in the long run. You also begin to become aware of the incredible abundance that our Creator continually provides for us.

The end result of this shift in your thinking is that you, once and for all, purposefully take yourself out of the rat race. And this is a great thing because the problem with the rat race is that even if you win the race…you’re still just a rat!
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Modified excerpt from: Breaking the Stress Cycle –
Of the Rat Race by Kevin Donka, DC. Read more in
Pathways: www.pathwaystofamilywellness.org

Monday, September 8, 2014

Your Body Is Amazing

Your body has the amazing power to heal itself. We remove interference between the brain and body so your innate intelligence can do its job.

Your Body Is Amazing

Your body has the amazing power to heal itself. We remove interference between the brain and body so your innate intelligence can do its job.
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Monday, September 1, 2014

Give Them A Great Start

The birthing process can be traumatic for the infant and can cause very serious subluxations in the spine. Get your baby checked.

Give Them A Great Start

The birthing process can be traumatic for the infant and can cause very serious subluxations in the spine. Get your baby checked.
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Friday, August 29, 2014

Chiropractic Maintenance

Most people maintain their cars better than they maintain their spine. Maintain your spine and nervous system with regular chiropractic adjustments.

Chiropractic Maintenance

Most people maintain their cars better than they maintain their spine. Maintain your spine and nervous system with regular chiropractic adjustments.
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