October 1, 2016
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Enjoy the benefits of chiropractic – the largest natural, drug-free, surgery-free, expressive healthcare system in the world.
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
- Your hips and chiropractic - a natural alignment
- Questions and answers about chiropractic
- Traditional eating
- Drugs, drugs, drugs
- Did you know?
- Researching chiropractic
- Success Story
Your hips and chiropractic – a natural alignment
You need them for a good golf swing, dancing, a healthy pregnancy and to support your spine (and head). They anchor your legs so you can walk and you sit on them too. They’re your hips!
Your hips are really two large bones (each made up of three fused bones) that are attached to your sacrum – the base of your spine. They are strapped to your sacrum with lots of ligaments. Around your hips are lots of tendons that attach to many muscles.
If your spine is out of alignment (it’s subluxated), your hips may “do the twist” causing one leg to appear shorter than the other.
One leg isn’t really shorter than the other. It just seems that way because your legs attach to your hips. If one hip is a little higher than the other, then one leg appears longer and one appears shorter. This is most obvious when you lie down. That’s why chiropractors sometimes have patients lie down (usually face down) to measure their leg length difference. This is one sign your body structure is off-balance.
Apart from causing problems with your tailor, uneven hips can cause unnatural wear and tear on your spine, arthritis and/or lumbar (lower back) disc bulging, any of which can lead to leg and sciatica pain. If your pubic bones (the front of your hips) are not aligned it may cause sacroiliac pain and pain during pregnancy and childbirth.
Unhappy hips also can cause fatigue and exhaustion because you will be out of alignment with gravity.
Signs of hip problems include a bad golf swing, difficulty standing or sitting for long periods, leg problems, knee pain and foot problems such as bunions. Hip problems can also cause shoulder problems – your hips and shoulders work together – if one is moving improperly the other’s motion will be affected.
NOTE: Each year thousands of seniors suffer hip fractures caused by medication-related problems. If you know a senior taking medication (and most take a lot of medication) check the following Food and Drug Administration Report for a list of drugs that may cause hip fracture. http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm213240.htm
Chiropractic care and your hips
A chiropractic checkup will help ensure a balanced and healthy spine, hip, pelvis and femur (thigh bone) relationship – and thus ensure that you have a more stable, balanced pedestal from which to work, play, carry children (especially if you are pregnant), and be pain-free and have more energy.
A healthy spine-hip relationship is especially important during childhood – that’s why infants, babies and children of all ages should get a chiropractic checkup. It can help ensure a healthier body for life. (1)
Questions and answers about chiropractic
Question: How is chiropractic different from regular (orthodox) medicine?
Answer: Chiropractic and medicine have different philosophies about life and health.
Perhaps the best way to explain the difference is by looking at how chiropractic (and other vitalistic/natural healing arts) approaches symptoms as opposed to how medicine views symptoms.
Chiropractors view the body as intelligent, and symptoms are mechanisms the body uses to rebalance and return to homeostasis. Chiropractors respect symptoms and do not work to suppress them.
The medical approach, on the other hand, sees the body as a passive “machine,” and symptoms as bad, with no purpose other than to cause damage. Therefore, MDs prescribe drugs to fight, suppress or counteract symptoms. While people on drugs may feel better (while the drugs last), constant symptom suppression drives disease deeper into the body leading to chronic (permanent) illness.
Chiropractors promote natural healing by helping your body use its symptoms to cleanse and detoxify. Chiropractors respect the wisdom of the body when it comes to symptoms.
Almost all traditional societies incorporate raw, enzyme-rich foods into their cuisines – not only vegetable foods but also raw animal proteins and fats in the form of raw dairy foods, raw fish and raw muscle and organ meats. These diets also traditionally include a certain amount of cultured or fermented foods, which have an enzyme content that is further enhanced by the fermenting and culturing process. (2)
Drugs, drugs, drugs
There are times when drugs are necessary, but the bottom line is that most of the time they aren’t. Unfortunately, when you buy into the mindset that you need a drug to “fix” you, two things happen that begin to feed on each other, creating a never-ending loop of deteriorating health. First, you are taking in a toxic substance. All drugs are toxic. Second, drugs lie to you – drugs tell you that you are healthier but you aren’t! Instead you are just unable to feel an uncomfortable symptom. Drugs don’t make you healthy.
Over 100,000 Americans die each year from taking properly prescribed prescription drugs. Many people take more drugs to deal with the side effects from the first one, followed by another one, and another …
In 1929, the average American received less than two prescriptions per year. The CDC's National Center for Health Statistics report "Health, United States, 2013" found that 48% of people said they were taking a prescription medication, compared with 39% in 1988-1994. (3)
About one in four children took one or more prescription drugs in the past month, compared to nine in 10 adults 65 and older, according to the study.
Chiropractic helps reverse that trend – by helping your body, your natural drugstore, make every drug you need to live a healthy life. Avoid being another medical drug statistic – chiropractic care is natural healthcare for you and your family.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. – Leo Buscaglia
Did you know?
Your body makes over 3000 mg of cholesterol every day. That’s equivalent to eating:
< >1 pound of butter or 300 strips of bacon or 14 eggs each and every day!!!Lower Back Pain, Left Hip Pain,
Left Shoulder Pain
My situation before seeing Dr Horning was one of extreme pain. I had lower back, left hip and left shoulder pain. I was trying to sleep by propping my legs and back with pillows in order to get comfortable.
I took Ibuprofen at least three times a day in an attempt to get some relief from the pain.
My wife had been seeing Dr Horning for a couple of years with very good results. She kept telling me to go see the Doc. I had gone to a chiropractor once before but it didn’t work out for me so I was hesitant. Luckily for me, I ended up going.
I’m happy to say I’m doing much better. My lower back and hip are now pain free, my shoulder is on the mend and about 90% better.
I’m very pleased with what has happened by seeing Dr. Horning.
Thanks Doc! Kevin G.
A senior citizen called her husband during his drive home, "Herman, I just heard on the news that there's a car going the wrong way on Interstate 90. Please be careful!"
Herman said, "There's not just one car. There's hundreds of them!"
Science and Management
A man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. He descended a bit more and shouted, “Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don’t know where I am.”
The woman below replied, “You’re in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You’re between 55 and 56 degrees north latitude and between 3 and 4 degrees west longitude.”
“You must be a scientist,” said the balloonist.
“I am,” replied the woman, “How did you know?”
“Well,” answered the balloonist, “everything you told me is, technically correct, but I’ve no idea what to make of your information, and the fact is I’m still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much help at all. If anything, you’ve delayed my trip.”
The woman below responded. “You must be in management.”
“I am,” replied the balloonist, “how did you know?”
“Well,” said the woman, “you don’t know where you are or where you’re going. You have risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise which you’ve no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve your problems. You are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it’s my fault.”
Fallon S. Nourishing Traditions. Brandywine, MD: NewTrends Publishing, 2001:47.
National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 2013: With Special Feature on Prescription Drugs. Hyattsville, MD. 2014. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus13.pdf
Ravnskov U. High cholesterol may protect against infections and atherosclerosis. Quarterly Journal of Medicine. 2003;96:927-934.
Herman CA. Resolution of low back pain in an 8-year-old following Blair upper cervical chiropractic care: a case report. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research. July 28, 2016:24-30.
Madill J. Improvement of GERD following chiropractic care: a case study and selective review of literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. July 11, 2016:53-60.
Steinberg B, Doerr A. Resolution of chronic otitis media, constipation & sleep disturbance following adjustment of subluxations in a 2-year-old child: a case study & review of literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. 2016;3:75-79.
Rubin D, Wilson H, Harward R. Improvement in autistic behaviors following chiropractic care: the application of polyvagal theory and its relationship to pediatric chiropractic. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. 2016;3:80-83.