Horning Newsletter

Each month Dr. Horning takes the time to research important issues regarding health and well being. He also spreads a little humor and note worthy facts for your enjoyment.

April Web Newsletter 2023

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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


  • How Will I Feel After Getting a Chiropractic Adjustment?

  • Did You Know?

  • Questions and Answers

  • Traditional Eating

  • Researching Chiropractic

  • Success Story

  • Humor

  • References

How Will I Feel After Getting a Chiropractic Adjustment?

Why is chiropractic the most popular non-surgical, non-drug healing art in the USA and world? Because it works!  People feel better and get better under chiropractic care. The adjustment that is meant to correct subluxations (blockages/distortions/stress) can benefit your entire body, all your organs, even your brain and nervous system as well as body structure.

How do people feel after chiropractic care? It depends. Some feel an immediate difference, some feel different over time. Here are some common responses:

  • I feel taller

  • I feel lighter

  • I feel more stable, more balanced

  • Wow, walking is easier

  • The pain is gone!

  • I can take a deeper breath

  • Some memory just came up

  • Why do I feel like crying?

  • Why do I feel like laughing?

  • I can walk straighter

  • I can sleep better

  • I feel more peaceful

  • I feel more connected

  • The room seems brighter

  • I feel more upright

  • I feel like a weight just lifted from my body

  • I just feel better

  • Can I bring in my wife/husband/children?

  • and the list goes on and on.


Sometimes healing doesn’t always feel great – sometimes as you heal you release old injuries or detoxify to release poisons. You need that for complete healing (referred to as retracing). If you experience retracing, you may feel yucky (for a relatively short time). Be patient and as a general rule, do not take drugs to relieve symptoms because that may prevent a complete healing.

Uncomfortable symptoms may include the pain of old injuries finally healing completely, fever, diarrhea, skin eruptions, rashes, and even vomiting. If retracing does occur (usually on the initial visit) don’t worry, it is good for you and don’t worry, it is usually temporary.

Did you know?


Award winning schoolteacher (Teacher of the year NY State and teacher of the year NYC) and author, John Taylor Gatto was a big proponent of home schooling and a complete renovation of modern education? After teaching for nearly 30 years he retired, saying that public education was ultimately hurting families. He authored several books on modern education, criticizing its ideology, history, and consequences. His classic is Dumbing Us Down: the Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling. Other books of his are The Underground History of American Education: A Schoolteacher’s Intimate Investigation Into the Problem of Modern Schooling.


Taylor says that before compulsory education, Americans were the most literate people in the world. In fact, compulsory schooling was so unpopular, it sometimes had to be enforced by gunpoint:


Our form of compulsory schooling is an invention of the State of Massachusetts around 1850. It was resisted — sometimes with guns — by an estimated eighty percent of the Massachusetts population, the last outpost in Barnstable on Cape Cod not surrendering its children until the 1880s, when the area was seized by militia and children marched to school under guard…(1)


Gatto promoted homeschooling, and specifically unschooling and open source learning, arguing that compulsory schooling damaged families by taking the role of education and authority from the parents to government employees using government approved textbooks teaching government approved syllabus. He advocated for a return to student-centered education:


The day of the expert is over, we have seen the universe experts have given us and it is a bad place. Time to wake up. Time to trust ourselves. (2)


Questions and Answers


Q.  Do chiropractors go to medical school?


A. Chiropractors go to chiropractic school. We all learn the same body (anatomy) and body function (physiology) and even body chemistry (biochemistry). And yet there is a world of difference between both approaches to life and health.


The medical model is based on the premise that the body functions like a machine and it can be healed with drugs that suppress symptoms. This is referred to as the mechanistic or rationalistic model. Medical therapies and approaches are intellectually figured out in advance and then tried on people to see if they work.


Chiropractic care is based on a vitalistic/empirical model. The premise is that the body is naturally self-healing, acts intelligently in response to stress and that symptoms are an important part of the healing process and should in general not be suppressed with drugs. Chiropractic, along with other natural healing arts are not invented, they are discovered to work.


Traditional Eating


Plant based diets


Long-term vegetarianism, especially veganism, often results in deficiencies of complete protein the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, and K2; vitamin B12; and four key minerals: zinc, sulfur, iron, and calcium. On the other hand, plant foods like beans, nuts, and grains tend to be high in copper, and a high copper-to-zinc ratio can dispose one to electromagnetic sensitivity. (3)


Researching Chiropractic


Chiropractic clinical case histories have been a regular feature of our patient newsletter since its inception. There seem to be no limit to the health problems that respond to chiropractic care. How many people suffering, on drugs, facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care?


Probably most of them.


Hearing loss and Speech Difficulty. A boy with mild to moderate hearing loss was falling behind in class. As a result, his speech was difficult to understand. MDs recommended tympanostomy (ear) tubes to be surgically inserted. The parent decided to see if chiropractic care would help.


The parents brought in their child for chiropractic care. Subluxations were located and corrected. After two adjustments his hearing deficits resolved In addition his speech and school performance greatly improved. (4)


Acid Reflux in a Two-Month-Old. A two-month-old baby had severe acid reflux and constipation since birth. Her pediatrician prescribed Prilosec for her acid reflux which did not help. The infant was unable to eat without spitting up, unable to sleep because of pain and was visibly straining and in pain while trying to defecate.


The patient was brought in for chiropractic care. She had 12 chiropractic visits over 6 weeks. Her acid reflux, constipation and sleep difficulties completely resolved. (5)


Seizures in a 3-year-old. A 3-year-old had a history of absence seizures (staring into space for about 15-20 seconds). He had up to five seizures a day since age one. After age two he began to have clonic seizures where he would stare off and his arms would quickly jerk back and forth bend at the elbows and going and forth across his body for 15-20 seconds.


He also exhibited self-aggressive behavior when he would hit his head with his fists 5-10 times a day. The parents could not recall any trauma that their son may have experienced in the past however the child was fully vaccinated. Seizures are reported as an adverse effect of vaccination.


Chiropractic examination revealed the patient had an atlas subluxation. The child received a total of 10 spinal adjustments over the eight-week period. After his first adjustment, he experienced only two clonic seizures per day. At eight weeks, his parents reported that their son was having one absence seizure every other day (down from five a day) and his self-aggressive behaviors had stopped altogether. (6)


Success Story

Constant Pain

The absolute best experience. I have experienced constant pain for at least 15 years.

 However, being busy I have always just dealt with it. I had gone to doctors a few times and they always prescribed medicine to cover up any symptoms I was experiencing instead of trying to get to the root of any problems. So, after a visit or two I would get frustrated and not return and just keep dealing with the pain.

Dr. Horning has given me a glimpse into pain free life, he actually listens and cares. I have only been going for a short time but I saw results almost immediately. Back pain=almost completely gone! He is also helping with systemic issues and I finally feel like I am on the right track toward a happy healthy life. Heather M.



Mary Louise Gilman, the venerable editor of the National Shorthand Reporter has collected many of the more hilarious courtroom bloopers in two books – Humor in the Court (1977) and More Humor in the Court, published a few months ago. From Mrs. Gilman’s two volumes, here are some of my favorite transcripts, all recorded by America’s keepers of the word:


Q. What is your brother-in-law’s name?

A. Borofkin.

Q. What’s his first name?

A. I can’t remember.

Q. He’s been your brother-in-law for years, and you can’t remember his first name?

A. No. I tell you I’m too excited. (Rising from the witness chair and pointing to Mr. Borofkin) Nathan, for God’s sake, tell them your first name!


Q. Did you ever stay all night with this man in New York?

A. I refuse to answer that question.

Q. Did you ever stay all night with this man in Chicago?

A. I refuse to answer that question.

Q. Did you ever stay all night with this man in Miami?

A. No.


Q. What is your relationship with the plaintiff?

A. She is my daughter.

Q. Was she your daughter on February 13, 1979?


Q. Now, you have investigated other murders, have you not, where there was a victim?


Q. …and what did he do then?

A. He came home, and next morning he was dead.

Q. So when he woke up the next morning, he was dead?


Q. Did you tell your lawyer that your husband had offered you indignities?

A. He didn’t offer me nothing; he just said I could have the furniture.



Q. So, after the anesthesia, when you came out of it, what did you observe with respect to your scalp?

A. I didn’t see my scalp the whole time I was in the hospital.

Q. It was covered?

A. Yes, bandaged.

Q. Then, later on, what did you see?

A. I had a skin graft. My whole buttocks and leg were removed and put on top of my head.


Q. Could you see him from where you were standing?

A. I could see his head.

Q. And where was his head?

A. Just above his shoulders.


Q. What can you tell us about the truthfulness and veracity of this defendant?

A. Oh, she will tell the truth. She said she’d kill that sonofabitch and she did!




  1. John Taylor Gatto quotes https://quotefancy.com/john-taylor-gatto-quotes

  2. John Taylor Gatto, The Exhausted School. They Odysseus Group: NY, NY. 1991.

  3. The Contagion Myth by Thomas S. Cowan and Sally Fallon Morell. Skyhorse Publishing: NY NY 2020. P. 94.

  4. Ng K. Resolution of Hearing Loss, Improved Speech & School Performance Following Chiropractic Management of Vertebral Subluxations in a Male Child: A Case Study. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health ChiropracticVolume 2018. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic ~ July 16, 2018 ~ Pages 77-83

  5. Bryant B, Alcantara J. Resolution of Chronic Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Constipation in an Infant Following Chiropractic to Reduce Vertebral Subluxation: A Case Report & Review of the Literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic ~ November 19, 2019 ~ Pages 129-133.  Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health ChiropracticVolume 2019

  6. Sigmon P, Hudson M, Alcantara J. Reduction of Seizures & Self Aggression Following Chiropractic Care to Reduce Upper Cervical Subluxation in a 3-Year-Old Male: A Case Study & Review of the Literature, J. Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research – April 5, 2018 p. 13-18.

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