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TRT chiropractic for improved well-being
Torque Release Technique is a “tonal” chiropractic technique – that is, it is concerned with restoring normal tension, or tone, in the deepest layers of the body. In addition to the spinal joints, TRT addresses the tone within the spinal cord and protective coverings (meninges) of the nervous system. When these body systems are functioning properly, communication within [...]
The doctor in the mirror
“The whitecoats say you have allergies, asthma, sleep apnea, depression, chronic fatigue, GERD and fibromyalgia. They say you’ll be on a dozen different medications for the rest of your life. But what does the doctor looking back at you in the mirror say? The doctor in the mirror says you have an innate wisdom [...]
The math on prescription drug benefits
Here is something you and your medical doctor may both be unaware of: the math on prescription drug benefits. If you see a drug advertisement, the numbers sound impressive: 45% or 50% reduction in heart attack, stroke, or bone fracture. That’s what the drug companies tell medical doctors, too. But these numbers are misleading because [...]
Neuropathies and carpal tunnel syndrome
Numbness. Tingling. Weakness. Pain. No one wants any of these symptoms. If you have a combination of these symptoms and your doctor determines your suffering is nerve-related, you receive this diagnosis: neuropathy. When neuropathies occur in the hands, they are often diagnosed as carpal tunnel syndrome. Neuropathies can be caused by metabolic problems like diabetes [...]
$30,000 a year
That is how much a family of four, on average, pays for medical care each year. Not completely out of pocket, however. These costs also come from insurance premiums and tax-funded government entitlement programs like Medicare and Medicaid. With our high-tech diagnostics and expensive medical procedures, it is not surprising that the United States leads [...]
Helping preemies recover from a rough start
A case report authored by Kelly A. Miller credits chiropractic care with the successful management of a pre-term infant who had suffered severe lung ailments, gastrointestinal complications and developmental delays, both physical and mental. More than 50,000 babies are born prematurely in the United States each year. Of those who survive, many suffer from lung [...]
Your genes are not your destiny! Changing your health future
Gotta love this! Dr. Dean Ornish, MD, led a research study in 2008 that showed the body’s power to restore itself when treated well. The participants made healthy lifestyle changes that changed which genes became activated. Hundreds of individual genes were either switched on or off, depending on the body’s own intelligence. It is the activation, [...]
Back to school? Backpack safety tips!
Soon children, teens, and young adults will be returning to school with their backpacks. According to the U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission, there are about 20,000 visits to emergency rooms, doctors’ offices and clinics as a result of backpack-related injuries. The preventable injuries from backpacks range from neck, back, and shoulder strains to bruises [...]
Does the government decide for you?
What do you think of these goals for health care? Prevent disease Promote health Prolong and enhance quality of life Maintain or prevent deterioration of a chronic condition Sounds fantastic, right? Isn’t that why you started making healthy changes in the first place? The thing is, Medicare explicitly denies coverage of chiropractic care for these important goals. [...]
Blood pressure and chiropractic care?
Researchers at the Hypertension Center at the University of Chicago Medical Center are reporting stunning reductions in the blood pressure of patients afflicted with hypertension following simple and painless chiropractic care. In the study – published in the March 2, 2007, issue of The Journal of Human Hypertension and featured on WebMD – 50 patients [...]