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Lasers Aim at Pain and Swelling
by The Wall Street Journal
March 5, 2007
It may sound like something out of "Star Trek" but makers of low-intensity "cold" lasers say the devices treat a broad range of pain and swelling, and may even heal a fracture.
Physicians say there is some credible scientific evidence for cold lasers, but beware of exaggerated claims. Be skeptical of very low-powered lasers, such as Erchonia's, which is five milliwatts.
Find your mountain lion to get to the root of recurring pain
by Thomas Lamar
July 31, 2012
My problem is that after all these years of going to a good chiropractor, I became very sensitive about when I have a subluxation. It was like this external force was helping me and had become an addiction. Then I suffered when I didn't have it.
Each of our bodies has an incredible inborn intelligence that enables us to adapt to the multitude of stressors that we inevitably encounter each day. Most of the time, our bodies readily engage in this "dance of life" without issue. It's when these stresses become chronic and over-bearing that our bodies resort to adaptations that grab our attention (i.e. they produce symptoms). Often these adaptations are a requirement for vital, bodily functioning to continue - even if it means the adaptation is not ideal for the long-term health of the body.
Improving Posture: Create a 24/7 Bubble of Health & Function
by Tim Brown, DC
December 30, 2011
No matter how well we've mastered our skills as chiropractors and no matter what techniques we use in our practice, our patients' patterned postural habits between office visits can dictate the level of success of our treatment plans.
One of my main motivations to become a chiropractor was my experience as an often-injured athlete. Innately, I was never satisfied with the symptom-oriented treatment the traditional medical model offered. I felt that given the right guidance, I could be doing things outside of the treatment and training room that would help my body heal faster and perhaps more effectively prevent future injury.
How Improved Ergonomics Can Help You Make More Money
by Tom Ewer
October 23, 2012
A couple of weeks ago I published a post on how to stay healthy and productive at your computer.
The article's headline was very deliberately worded, because although we would all like to be healthier, it often isn't as much of a priority as it should be. On the other hand, most of us will jump at the chance to improve our productivity. Well, today I'm back for more. This time around I want to teach you about the surprising history behind ergonomics, how it can help you make more money, and what you need to know about setting up your very own ergonomic workstation.
Controversial Therapy Keeps Gregory On Ice
by Tommy Hine
October 20, 2006
When doctors told Melissa Gregory she would be in a cast for three weeks, she slipped into denial for the second time that day. Hours earlier, when a 45-pound weight fell off its rack and landed on her left foot. Gregory refused to admit she was hurt.
"After four days, I put my foot in my skate and got back on the ice," Gregory said. "Four days." "Things can happen," he said. "Cold laser therapy, based on the people who use it, has treated soft tissue pain and tendons, tendinitis, tendon injuries.
Dangerously 'D-ficient': Low vitamin D raises your risk of dementia
by Tony Dearing
October 29, 2016
The "D" in vitamin D doesn't stand for dementia. Or does it? We know that many older adults don't get enough vitamin D, and that's a problem. It can leave your bones brittle and more easily broken if you slip and fall.
What we didn't know, until now, is that a lack of vitamin D may be every bit as bad for your brain as it is for your body. According to a spate of recent studies, people age 60 and older who have low levels of vitamin D are significantly more apt to suffer cognitive decline.
Dangers of Essential Oils
by Tori Rodriguez
April 11, 2016
Odds are you know someone who sells essential oils for a multi-level marketing company, and they might just tout them as a miracle remedy for just about everything.
Anything powerful enough to have a beneficial effect on the body could also have negative effects, says Bauer. "Whether it's a drug, an herb or an essential oil, all should be treated with respect," he says. "What works for one person may not work for the next-or may interfere with medications," he says, or have other side effects. Don't assume it's safe because it's natural, and be aware that "not all essential oil companies test their oils for quality," says Roz Zollinger, a certified aromatherapist, instructor and founder of the Heal Center in Atlanta. Research the company before you buy.
BABY GOT BACK: So, time for a spinal adjustment right after birth
by Tory Shepherd
July 20, 2012
Chiropractic care is an alternative medicine based on the belief that "subluxations" in the spine cause a range of ailments, which can be treated by manipulating the spine.
"Immediately after birth, Chirochild practitioners are qualified to assess the nerves, muscles and joints of all babies. After living in a cramped uterus, and the trauma of vaginal and caesarean deliveries, newborn checks are sought by more and more people." Sydney's Family First Chiropractic even believes babies can benefit before they are born, by ensuring mothers are free from subluxations.
The 9 Very Best Essential Oils For Treating Colds And Flu
by Tricia Drevets
January 21, 2017
You know the feeling. It may start with a scratchy throat or with a few more aches and pains than normal. Or it could begin with a runny nose and a feeling of exhaustion. Yes, it's a cold coming on - or maybe worse - the flu.
Before you reach for the antihistamine, however, why not try an effective natural remedy instead? Essential oils have been used for centuries to fight the symptoms of the common cold. You can add them to your bathwater, diffuse them in the air you breathe or even apply them directly to your skin. Essential oils help the body fight off infection and serve to strengthen the immune system. In her book The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils, Julia Lawless explains that essential oils can boost the body's defense system against bacteria, fungi and infections.
Frankincense and Cancer - What You Need to Know About This Essential Oil
by Ty Bollinger
August 10, 2016
As they made their iconic trek from the Far East to witness the invaluable gift of the newborn King, the three wise men from the biblical account of the birth of Jesus came bearing their own gifts.
The oil of frankincense has been used for thousands of years to quell disease-causing inflammation, support heightened immunity, and prevent dangerous infections. But many people remain unaware of the added cancer-fighting potential of this precious serum, which researchers from the University of Leicester in the UK (among others), have confirmed through rigorous scientific testing.
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