April 1, 2022
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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
- Chiropractic for the Entire Family?
- Questions and Answers
- Just the Essentials
- Did You Know?
- Researching Chiropractic
- Success Story
Chiropractic for the Entire Family?
Absolutely! Infants, babies, pregnant women, young, old, athletes, students - everyone can benefit from chiropractic!
It’s easy to see. Walk into the waiting room of a busy Doctor of Chiropractic and you’ll notice a surprising variety of people coming in for care; people suffering from nearly every condition under the sun.
You may meet a woman telling you her headaches, migraines or menstrual problems cleared up or that chiropractic helped her with fertility. You’ll meet others whose neck and back pain, digestion and elimination were helped.
You’ll hear parents tell you their child’s asthma, ear infections, dyslexia, allergies, attention deficit disorder or other conditions improved or completely resolved!
Others may tell you their athletic workouts are easier, and they have better balance and coordination. (Note: That is why many professional athletes including golfers, tennis, and football, soccer etc. chiropractic improves their game, helps prevent injuries and speeds recovery from injuries.)
Why do so many varied conditions respond to chiropractic care? The reason is that chiropractors do not treat individual conditions. Chiropractic works on your entire body to release deep stress from the nervous system. The result: your body functions betters, your brain works better, you heal quicker, have more energy, and are more connected. It’s been said that DC can also stand for “Doctor of Cause” as well as Doctor of Chiropractic.
Now you know why chiropractic has become the most popular drug-free, non-surgical healing profession in the world today. Most people notice positive, even dramatic changes after their very first visit. If you feel no change that does not necessarily mean you are not receiving any benefit; healing may be occurring under the surface.
Millions of people visit their neighborhood Doctor of Chiropractic for hundreds of different reasons. Is anyone you know missing out on this safe, effective, and gentle art, science, and philosophy? Please have them contact our office.
Questions and Answers
Q. Are there different adjustments for different conditions?
A. Patients have asked questions such as, “I have asthma, is there a special asthma adjustment?” others may say, “you helped my friend’s high blood pressure, will you work on the same area for me?” etc. etc.
If only life were so simple.
The goal of chiropractic is to reduce/adjust/eliminate subluxations so your body will work better; no matter what disease or condition, you always need a body free from subluxations.
Yes, there are some subluxations associated with specific conditions. But not for everyone all the time. For example, if you look at this illustration, you’ll see that some nerves go straight to the stomach, heart, low back, neck, and lungs but many others take a roundabout route to those body parts. We are connected in many wonderous ways.
Just the essentials
Clean Products, Clean Home
As the season transitions to spring, it brings the desire to change, grow, and purge what isn't working for you. So many people get the itch to clean their home top to bottom and start the new season fresh.
There’s no better time than the spring for a good deep cleaning. This year, making the switch to essential oil-based products will leave your house fresh, clean and way less toxic. I know, I know- the long attachment to those chemical products that seem to get the job done can be hard to break. The good news is that essential oils are incredibly powerful and will, in fact, clean just as well as your usual products, while eliminating the typical harsh chemicals and any side effects.
Many essential oils and oil blends not only kill germs, but also protect against them long after you are done cleaning. Because many essential oils are antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiviral they are great to use instead of chemical cleaners. While those products do kill germs, they may not protect as well long term, in addition to carrying many potential health concerns.
So, how do you use essential oils to clean? There are many ways they can be used. One of the easiest and most effective ways to use them is by adding drops of oil to a mixture of equal parts water and vinegar. This can all be mixed together in a glass spray bottle. Adding lemon oil to the base solution is great for stubborn stains, marks and scuffs. Adding tea tree oil is great for general cleaning in common spaces, like the bathroom, because of all of its healing properties. When spring cleaning, many people worry and wonder about mold- essential oils can tackle that too. Tests have shown that using specific blends of oils that include clove can remove, kill and keep mold out longer than chemical cleaners.
Finally, adding oils to your cleaning solutions that are aromatically pleasing to you will uplift your mood and linger in your home for much longer than chemicals. You won’t be left feeling like you have to open a window to air out the harsh smell of a typical cleaner. Instead, you can actually benefit from the therapeutic aromas. Keep an eye out next month for more tips, tricks, and recipes for essential oil-based cleaning!
Did you know?
Words can become their opposite? This is from a wonderful little book by Richard Lederer entitled Fractured English:
In the year 1666 a great fire swept through London and destroyed more than half the city, including three quarters of St. Paul’s Cathedral. Sir Christopher Wren, the original designer of the Cathedral and perhaps the finest architect of all time, was commissioned to rebuild the great edifice. He began in 1675 and finished in 1710, a remarkably short period of time for such a task.
When the magnificent edifice was completed, Queen Anne, the reigning monarch, visited the Cathedral and told Wren that his work was “awful, artificial, and amusing.” Sir Christopher, so the story goes, was delighted with the royal compliment, because in those days awful meant “full of awe, awe-inspiring,” artificial meant “artistic,” and amusing, from the muses, meant “amazing." (1)
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.
Resolution of Food Intolerances in a 24-Year-Old Male. A 24-year-old maמ with low back pain and food intolerances to wheat, garlic, onion, and dairy began chiropractic care. In the past he had been hospitalized due to digestive issues, abdominal pain, bloated abdomen, excessive hunger, and depression.
Chiropractic analysis revealed subluxations at C1 and C5 (neck/cervical vertebrae). The patient had a series of corrections/adjustments. By his 9th visit, after three months of care, he had no more digestive issues and was able to eat foods that were previously deemed intolerant. In addition, his mood had also improved. (2)
Seizure Reduction in a Two-Year Old. A two-year-old boy with seizures, hypotonia (weak muscles or lack of muscle tone), diagnosed with MMPSI (similar to infantile spasms) was brought in for chiropractic care. He was on numerous prescription drugs.
He was having 15-20 seizures per day and exhibiting poor eye gaze/tracking, arm flailing, screaming, uncontrolled movements. He was not able to hold up his head, sit up, and vocalize.
Spinal and cranial examination revealed multiple areas of vertebral subluxation that were addressed (adjusted).
Over the 13-month period of being checked and adjusted for vertebral subluxation (22 office visits) there were significant improvements his quality of life and function. A 24-hour EEG reported ZERO seizures, and under the guidance of his primary care physician, he stopped all medications. (3)
Ear Surgery Scheduled for A Four-Year Old
It is estimated that approximately 40% of children suffer from ear infections (otitis media or OM) before the age of five. OM is often recurrent, and pediatricians often put the suffering child on numerous antibiotic prescriptions and sometimes do ear surgery and put tubes in the child’s ears (which often fail).
In this case a four-year old boy with a history of failed ear-tube surgeries, and numerous ear infections was scheduled for yet another surgery. His parents decided to first bring him in for chiropractic care.
The chiropractor located vertebral subluxations and adjusted the child’s cervical and thoracic spine.
After the first adjustment the child felt immediately better. He was also sleeping better and in a better mood. By the 3rd visit, the mother cancelled her son’s scheduled surgery her child’s ear pain, fever, and hearing resolved. (4)
Severe Stomach Problems, Migraines, Neck and Back Pain
Before coming to Dr. Horning, I had severe stomach problems, migraines, and pain in my neck and back. Every time I ate, I would get some type of stomach ache. I would get an upset stomach or have really bad pain and nausea. I could not eat out, and many times my plans would get ruined because I was “sick”. I would get migraines frequently and they would cause me to have to stay in bed. I could not look at any source of light and even the slightest sound seemed so much louder than it really was. There were days that I could hardly move my neck because it hurt so badly.
Before coming to Dr. Horning, I visited many doctors including a pediatric doctor, a family doctor, a gastroenterologist, and a few others. All of the doctors said different things, but didn’t do anything to help. Some gave me pills. Some said to have surgeries completed. None of those seemed right for a child to have to go through. I had dealt with all my problems for 6 years before seeing Dr. Horning.
The road to recovery that I am on has its ups and downs, but I know that it will be worth it in the end. I do not have the neck or back pain that I had before. Dr. Horning tested many foods and found out all of the ingredients I was allergic too. He desensitized me, and I am slowly introducing each food back into my diet. I can’t wait to be completely healthy again! Thanks Doc!
R.F (age 16)
Shakespeare in our daily lives
For many English-speakers, the following phrases are familiar enough to be considered common expressions, proverbs, and/or clichés All of them originated with or were popularized by Shakespeare
Time is out of joint (Hamlet)
Out of the jaws of death (Twelfth Night)
Own flesh and blood (Hamlet)
Star-crossed lovers (Romeo and Juliet)
Parting is such sweet sorrow (Romeo and Juliet)
What's past is prologue (The Tempest)
[What] a piece of work [is man] (Hamlet)
Pitched battle (Taming of the Shrew)
A plague on both your houses (Romeo and Juliet)
Play fast and loose (King John)
Pomp and circumstance (Othello)
[A poor] thing, but mine own (As You Like It)
Pound of flesh (The Merchant of Venice)
Primrose path (Hamlet)
1. Fractured English by Richard Lederer, Simon & Schuster: New York 1989. Pp. 72-73. D
2. Herman D, Allen T. Resolution of Food Intolerances in a 24-Year-Old Male Undergoing Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care: A Case Report & Review of the Literature
Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ August 4, 2020 ~ Pages 15-27
3. Turo D, Demczar C. Significant Motor Development and Quality of Life Improvement in a Rare Seizure Condition (MMPSI) Following Vertebral Subluxation Reduction: A Case Study. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health Chiropractic Vol. 2022.
4. Feranti, M, Alcantara J, Brinkley C. Chronic Otitis Media, Failed Tympanostomy Tube Surgery & Resolution Following Adjustment of Vertebral Subluxation. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health - Chiropractic ~ Volume 2016 ~ Issue 1 ~ Pages 5-8