Headaches and Migraines

Headaches and migraines are among the most common disorders of the human nervous system worldwide. Chiropractic care can be effective in reducing the duration and frequency of several different types of headaches.

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For The Snow Shoveler

For The Snow Shoveler

· If you must shovel, be careful. Listen to weather forecasts so you can rise early and have time to shovel before work.

· Layer clothing to keep your muscles warm and flexible.

· Shoveling can strain deconditioned muscles between your shoulders, in your upper back, lower back, buttocks and legs. So, do some warm up stretching before you grab that shovel.

· When you do shovel, push the snow straight ahead; don’t try and throw it. Avoid sudden twisting and turning motions, move your feet so you are not torqueing the spine.

· Bend your knees to lift while shoveling. Let the muscles of your legs and arms do the work, not your back.

· Take frequent rest breaks to take the strain off your muscles. A fatigued body asks for injury.

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A Clove A Day

“A Clove A Day”

Chef Emeril Lagasse’s favorite ingredient also reigns as America’s longest running and most pungent health kick. Thanks to mounting evidence that garlic is one of the healthiest substances we can eat. The last 25 years have uncovered well documented health benefits from garlic, like reducing blood cholesterol and triglycerides, increasing lipoproteins (good cholesterol), and lowering blood pressure. In addition garlic lowers plaque buildup in arteries, blood sugar, the risk of clots and cancer of the digestive system, helps remove heavy metals such as lead and mercury from the body and is a potent natural antibiotic.

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Referrals

New article in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine finds chiropractic as one of the most commonly recommended complementary health approaches recommended by general/family practice physicians.

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Merry Christmas!

Christmas Customs… How They Began

Use of the nativity scene (crèche) as a Christmas symbol dates back to St. Francis of Assisi. In 1224, he set up a manger scene in the hills above the village of Greccio, Italy, to dramatize for his parishioners the humble origins of Jesus. He built a real stable with live animals, straw and hay. People dressed as Mary and Joseph, and shepherds stood among the cattle near a straw filled manger containing a lifelike wax image of the Christ Child.

In Greccio, the manger scene was so loved by the villagers that it was repeated year after year at Christmas. Gradually it was adopted by other towns and the custom spread. Eventually, the manger scene became as important to the celebration of Christmas in Southern Europe as the Christmas tree was in the north.

The wassail bowl that we associate with Christmas celebrations comes from an ancient Saxon drinking custom. The medieval wassail bowl was chosen for its size and beauty and was decorated with arcs of evergreen over the top. The drink itself was a combination of hot ale, sugar, nutmeg or ginger, decorated with baked apples.

Christmas carolers in old England often carried wassail bowls with them when they went caroling. They would go “wassailing” to the house of a friend, sing a carol, and offer a drink to those inside.

Hanging mistletoe is a pagan customthat has survived become a part for Christmas holiday traditions. Druid priests cut mistletoe wit a golden sickle and caught it in a white cloth before I could touch the ground. It was then distributed to their followers to hang in their homes. Its magical powers were supposed to bring happiness, romance and peace.

In ancient Scandinavia, enemies meeting by chance beneath a tree bearing mistletoe were obliged to disarm, embrace in friendship and keep peace together for the rest of the day. Perhaps from this legend comes the English custom of kissing beneath the mistletoe.

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Children and Chiropractic

Children have 350 bones at birth, but by adulthood, they have 206. That’s a lot of change for the skeletal system. Chiropractic care can help manage their health as they grow.

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Did You Know…

Did You Know…

· Blood travels more than 60,000 miles each day through the body.

· Oatmeal is a common ingredient in many topical skin applications.

· The average brain weighs about 3 lbs., but more than 2 lbs. of that is water.

· When you blink an eye, you move over 200 muscles.

· Green tea contains catechins, flavonoids which kill germs and help reduce the sulfur compounds that cause bad breath.

· You breathe in about 7 quarts of air a minute.

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Your Spinal Column

Your Spinal Column

The Backbone Of Whole Body Health

Your spine has three basic functions. The first is support, the second is to protect your spinal cord and the third is movement. Chiropractic care helps with all three. Your spine is composed of 24 moveable vertebrae, the sacrum (the triangle shaped bone at the base) and the coccyx or tailbone. They form an S shaped curve that works like a spring and absorbs shock. These vertebrae are wider and sturdier at the middle and lower back to support your center of gravity. They narrow at the neck where they carry less weight. Along with muscles and tissues which connect and stabilize them, these vertebral bones provide the framework which keeps you upright. The spinal cord is an extension of your brain which runs through a canal in the center of the spine. Within this cord are millions of bundles of nerves which branch out of the foramin (holes between the vertebrae), sending and receiving information which controls and coordinates the organ systems, functions and cells of your entire body. Nature has packaged this incredible message system in a casing of bone, your spine. Sometimes one of these vertebrae can slip or twist out of line, and the size or shape of the opening where the nerve comes through can change. This is a condition known as vertebral subluxation, which can result in pressure, obstruction or irritation to the nerves and related tissues and structures. Even chronic muscular contraction and tension can alter this normal nerve supply. The basis of the science and art of chiropractic care is correcting and maintaining this normal nerve supply from the brain to all parts of the body. Our expertise is to recognize and correct any structural or muscular interference with this intricate pathway.

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Did You Know

Did You Know…

· Since muscle is denser than fat, if you lose fat tissue but add muscle, your weight may actually increase.

· Stress, not physical injury, is the major cause of back pain.

· A diet rich in garlic, shallots and onions may cut the risk of prostate cancer in half.

· Harvard researchers have found that by age two children have developed memories strong enough to enable them to repeat tasks shown to them months earlier.

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