January 1, 2016
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More and more families are discovering that periodic chiropractic checkups and adjustments promote health and healing without drugs and dangerous medical treatments. More and more people are turning away from symptom treatment and choosing natural ways of achieving and maintaining health.
Tired of taking drugs and the medical runaround? Welcome to the world of chiropractic – discover how natural health can be.
This issue’s table of contents
- A happy chiropractic New Year
- Our connections
- Go for a walk and live longer
- Did you know?
- Great new video by Suzanne Humphries, MD
- Flu shots and death
- Traditional eating – soak up the sun
- Researching chiropractic
- Honey for sore throats and coughs
- Success Story
A Happy Chiropractic New Year
Holidays are all about connections – with friends, acquaintances, relatives, loved ones and even business associates. It takes all kinds to make up the circle we call our lives. New Years can be a powerful time of the year – a time of renewal, new hopes, new dreams and reflection.
The more connections in our lives the happier and healthier we are and the longer we will live. May this be a year of increased connections and peace. May it be a springboard to a bright new you.
Since we’re on the subject of connections, here’s how it relates to chiropractic.
The illustration on the left might look like a strange collection of wires and body parts but it shows how your body communicates and connects so that all your parts work together to make you healthy and whole.
Your internal organs send messages to your brain and your brain sends messages back to your internal organs. This back and forth goes through a vast communications cable made up of hundreds of millions of nerves: your spinal cord. This is how your parts are connected.
This incredible “cable” of nerves or spinal cord goes down your back. You can’t see your spinal cord because it’s encased in a protective boney canal called the spinal column made up of 23 bones called vertebrae.
Your spinal column includes 7 neck or cervical vertebrae, 12 mid-back or thoracic vertebrae and 5 low back or lumbar vertebrae. Under the lumbars is a fused triangular bone called the sacrum and below that is your tiny tail bone or coccyx.
Also let’s not forget that between your vertebrae are discs – little shock absorbers to prevent your bones from crashing into one another every time you walk.
Watch out! Injuries, accidents and stress of all kinds can misalign your vertebrae so they won’t move properly. If that happens you might have nerve irritation that can interfere with the function of many nerves, glands, muscles and organs. The result is a subluxation causing lowered immunity and detoxification, pain, and less balance, strength and energy. With subluxations your body parts are less connected to each other.
Your chiropractor’s job is to make sure your vertebrae are in the right place and are moving properly so that there is no nerve stress.
Using various tools (and years of specialized training) doctors of chiropractic can locate spinal nerve stress or subluxations and, using their hands or various instruments, realign the vertebrae and reduce spinal nerve pressure. This is called an adjustment. The adjustment reconnects you to … you.
Millions of people are disconnected from themselves. They are carrying spinal nerve stress in their bodies and don’t even know it. Do you or your loved ones have this condition? Your chiropractor can find out with a simple analysis. It could make the difference between a life of health and vitality and one of dis-ease and weakness.
Stop by for a chiropractic connection adjustment. Make 2016 a more connected year.
Go for a walk and live longer
Dr. Sanjay Sharma, professor at St George's University Hospitals in London, discussing his research findings at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress, stated that regular exercise, just 25 minutes of daily brisk walking, could add 7 years to your life. A group of 69 healthy non-smokers, aged between 30 and 60, who were not regular exercisers were tested as part of a university study.
Blood tests taken during six months of regular aerobic exercise, high-intensity interval training and strength training showed that an anti-aging process had been triggered and helped repair old DNA.
“Exercise buys you three to seven additional years of life. It is an antidepressant, it improves cognitive function and there is now evidence that it may retard the onset of dementia,” said Sanjay Sharma.
They said that by measuring the increase of telomerase activity and decrease of senescence marker p16 (both markers of cellular aging in the blood) over a six-month period, doctors were able to show that regular exercise had triggered the anti-aging process. (1)
Did you know?
- At the moment of conception, you spent about half an hour as a single cell.
- There are about one trillion bacteria on each of your feet.
- Your body gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to boil half a gallon of water.
- The enamel in your teeth is the hardest substance in your body.
Great new video by Suzanne Humphries, MD
Dr. Humphries is a Board Certified Nephrologist who has recently created an amazing video on vaccination. You’ll find her historical information invaluable. She got into this subject because as a nephrologist she discovered that aluminum-containing vaccines were damaging and even destroying kidneys. She kept digging deeper. This information should stop everyone from ever getting any vaccine.
Please watch and share on all your lists!
Flu shots and death
In case you haven’t noticed it’s flu shot season. Just like in other years, do the right thing – avoid the shot. The flu shot doesn’t work, is toxic and has been linked to Alzheimer’s and death. (2-3)
The flu vaccine is dangerous
The flu vaccine is the most dangerous vaccine in America. There were 134 cases awarded settlements for vaccine injuries, with 79 of the settlements being for the flu shot, including three deaths.
Most of the settlements for injuries due to the flu shot were for Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Other flu vaccine injuries included: acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, transverse myelitis, shingles (herpes zoster), neuropathic demyelination, seizures, neuropathy, brachial plexopathy, rheumatoid arthritis, optic neuritis and Bell’s palsy. (4)
Traditional eating – soak up the sun
It may not be eaten with a knife and fork but it’s one of the most nutritious things your body needs – sunlight – and that’s especially true during these winter days of darkness.
The most powerful cancer fighter ever discovered is naturally occurring vitamin D. (5)
Vitamin D lowers the risk of all cancers by 77%! (6). Vitamin D also fights inflammation and that can mean:
- Enhanced mood
- Stronger immune system
- Prevention of bone and muscle weakness
- Lower risk of heart disease and diabetes
- Improved arthritis, pain and inflammation
- Prevention of Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis
The easiest, safest and cheapest way (it’s free) to get Vitamin D is to increase the amount of vitamin D your body produces from sunlight. Make sure you get out and take a “constitutional” when the sun is highest in the sky (mid day). You may also take vitamin D as a supplement too. Ask us about it.
Chiropractic clinical case histories have been a regular feature of our patient newsletter since its inception.
There seems to be no limit to the health problems that respond to chiropractic care. How many people suffering, taking drugs, facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care?
Probably most of them.
Resolution of trigeminal neuralgia (tic douloureux). This case study is of the reduction of trigeminal neuralgia attacks in a patient who underwent upper cervical chiropractic care.
The patient is a 58-year-old woman diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia six years prior by a neurologist. She was taking anticonvulsive medication to control the painful attacks that occurred above her right eye, but, when it was no longer effective, she felt it was time to try something new. She sought chiropractic care. During her nine weeks of care she reported improvement in symptoms and had not experienced a single attack of trigeminal neuralgia. (7)
Infant constipation. A 3-week-old boy was presented by his mother to a chiropractic office with complaints of constipation since birth.
The patient received chiropractic adjustments to address subluxations of the atlas (C-1) vertebra, thoracic (mid back) spine and sacrum (lower spine).
The mother reported an immediate, dramatic improvement in the boy's bowel function following the first chiropractic adjustment. Consistent normal bowel function after each feeding was reported thereafter. (8)
Neurofibromatosis. A 3-year-old boy with a history of Neurofibromatosis Type I, asthma and ear infections required emergency room visits two times per month. His mother sought chiropractic care to control his asthma attacks. He also had a previous RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) infection.
He received chiropractic adjustments two to three times per week and within one month after beginning care his violent asthma attacks stopped and he was able to sleep through the night and decrease his rescue inhaler usage. He continues care. (9)
Honey for sore throat and coughs
Hey, it’s winter and how about a little folk medicine that has stood the test of time?
Some people believe that honey is an even better treatment for coughs and colds than over-the-counter medicine. Squeeze the juice from a lemon and mix it with some honey. Stir until blended. Drink. Works like a charm.
Chronic Back and Leg Pain
Chronic back and leg pain incapacitated me for many years. It prevented me from doing the things I love which are gardening, dancing, and taking long walks.
Over the years I tried physical therapy, acupuncture and massage therapy which I had hoped would give me some relief, but none of these therapies worked. In desperation I made an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon who said I would need spinal fusion surgery requiring a five inch incision to stabilize my vertebrae using bone grafting and screws.
I was quite alarmed by the invasiveness and year-long recovery, and I knew immediately I would not “go under the knife”.
So I continued using topical anesthetics, a tens unit and an elastic leg band to cope with pain, that is until I started chiropractic therapy with Dr. Horning. I have gotten incredible relief, and I can now do the things I love again. If I only knew this years ago.
Dr. Geezer’s Clinic
An old geezer became very bored in retirement and decided to open a medical clinic. He put a sign up outside that said: "Dr. Geezer's Clinic. Get your treatment for $500, if not cured, get back $1,000."
Doctor "Young," who was positive that this old geezer didn't know beans about medicine, thought this would be a great opportunity to get $1,000. So he went to Dr. Geezer's clinic.
Dr. Young: "Dr. Geezer, I have lost all taste in my mouth. Can you please help me?
Dr. Geezer: "Nurse, please bring medicine from box 22 and put 3 drops in Dr. Young's mouth."
Dr. Young: “Aaagh!! This is gasoline!"
Dr. Geezer: "Congratulations! You've got your taste back. That will be $500."
Dr. Young gets annoyed and goes back after a couple of days figuring to recover his money.
Dr. Young: "I have lost my memory, I cannot remember anything."
Dr. Geezer: "Nurse, please bring medicine from box 22 and put 3 drops in the patient's mouth."
Dr. Young: "Oh, no you don't, that is gasoline!"
Dr. Geezer: "Congratulations! You've got your memory back. That will be $500."
Dr. Young (after having lost $1000) leaves angrily and comes back after several more days.
Dr. Young: "My eyesight has become weak – I can hardly see anything!!!!
Dr. Geezer: "Well, I don't have any medicine for that so, here's your $1000 back." (giving him a $10 bill)
Dr. Young: "But this is only $10!”
Dr. Geezer: "Congratulations! You got your vision back! That will be $500."
Moral of story: Just because you're "Young" doesn't mean that you can outsmart an "old Geezer."
Remember: Don't make old people mad. We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to piss us off.
- Grochowski J. Resolution of trigeminal neuralgia following upper cervical chiropractic care: a case study. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research. February 21, 2013:20-24.
- Kim L, Hammond K, Alcantara J et al. Immediate resolution of constipation in an infant following chiropractic care: a case report & selective review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. 2012;2:61-65.
- Kachinsky B, Kachinsky J. Improvement in a pediatric patient with neurofibromatosis type 1 and asthma: a case report. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. 2011;1:1-4.
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They told Columbus the world was flat and he’d go over the edge if he kept going. The experts said formula is as good as breast milk. The experts said thalidomide was safe. Here are some more expert predictions.
After a hostess at a reception in Vienna apologized to undefeated British general Arthur Wellesley for the rudeness of French officers who had ignored him Wellesley replied, “I have seen their backs before, Madam.”
Television won’t last because people will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night. Darryl Zanuck, movie producer, 20th Century Fox, 1946
Rail travel at high speed is not possible because passengers, unable to breathe, would die of asphyxia. Dr. Dionysius Lardner, 1830
A rocket will never be able to leave the Earth’s atmosphere. New York Times, 1936
X-rays will prove to be a hoax. Lord Kelvin, President of the Royal Society, 1883
The horse is here to stay but the automobile is only a novelty, a fad. The President of the Michigan Savings Bank advising Henry Ford’s lawyer not to invest in the Ford Motor Company, 1903
The telephone has too many shortcomings to be considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us. Western Union Internal Memo, 1876