August Newsletter 2020

August 1, 2020


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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 Was Chiropractic Discovered?
  • Chiropractic: Run Faster, Jump Higher, Be Stronger
  • Questions and Answers About Chiropractic
  • 200 Infants a Week Being Saved Thanks to Lockdown
  • Did You Know?
  • Researching Chiropractic
  • Success Story
  • Humor
  • References



How Was Chiropractic Discovered?


Chiropractic was discovered by Dr. DD Palmer of Davenport, Iowa in 1895. Dr. Palmer learned that his building’s janitor, Harvey Lillard, had become deaf after being in an accident 17 years prior. The accident produced a slight distortion in his spine.


Dr. Palmer asked Mr. Lillard to lie down on a bench and gently guided the distortion back into alignment. Mr. Lillard’s hearing returned.


Dr. Palmer was intrigued by this spine-disease relationship. His next patient had a heart condition and when Dr. Palmer located and “adjusted” his spine, the heart condition was relieved.


Soon hundreds of people began to flood his office for “Dr. Palmer’s hand treatments” as they were then known. Dr. Palmer began to teach his methods and so began the profession of chiropractic.


Chiropractic: Run Faster, Jump Higher, Be Stronger


It’s summertime and we’re out playing. Can Chiropractic really help sports performance? It certainly does, and that’s why professional sports teams keep chiropractors on staff so their players’ bodies are more balanced, their nervous systems are healthier, their muscles function at their peak and, if they get hurt, they recover faster from injuries.


Name the sport—golf, tennis, football, soccer, track, swimming, hockey, martial arts, wrestling and all the others—chiropractic can give you the winning edge.


Of course, you don’t need to be a professional athlete to benefit from chiropractic; anyone who uses his/her body needs it to function at its peak. That means everyone, including you, your family, your friends and sports team, can have the winning edge. (1-3)


Questions and Answers About Chiropractic


Question: Do Chiropractors and MDs work together?


Answer: Chiropractic and medicine are completely different professions and have different goals. The goal of chiropractic is to locate and remove blockages to life, energy and healing (known as subluxations) in your body. Chiropractic helps you function and heal as close to your potential as possible.


So no matter what condition you are diagnosed with—you always need a body free of subluxations—you always need chiropractic care.


Medicine has a different purpose—the diagnosing and treating of named diseases, including first aid.


Doctors of Chiropractic are especially needed in every ER (emergency room). Why? Because when the patient has stabilized he/she needs to have their subluxations located and corrected. In that way both the DC and the MD will work for the best interest of the patient.


200 Infants a Week Being Saved Thanks to Lockdown


A silver lining to the lockdown?



Approximately 700 infants die each week in the US. Recently researchers Mark F. Blaxill and Amy Becker discovered something shocking.


Infant deaths have dropped to under 500/week by mid-April and throughout May. Ironically as deaths in nursing homes have increased all over the country, approximately 30% fewer children have been dying.


This is incredible, over 200 babies per week that were expected to die did not. Was this a protective effect of school closures? No, because school-age children or adolescents showed no such benefit.


The evidence indicates that as less babies were brought to pediatricians for well-baby visits, including childhood vaccines (given at 2, 4, 6, 12, 18 months, etc.) less babies have been dying from Crib Death or SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). From the paper:


SIDS deaths are one of the two largest causes of death among infants aged 1 month to 1 year. (4)


U.S. mortality rates have declined among young people during the lockdown, especially among infants. These trends have gone largely unnoticed and remain unexplained. 


[Coincidentally] public health officials are bemoaning the sharp decline in infant vaccinations as parents are not taking their infants into pediatric offices for their regular well-baby checks.


...the reduction in expected deaths is highest in infants...the lives of over 200 infants per week were saved during the month of May. Combining the number of lives saved in infants and children aged 1-4, demonstrates a smaller but comparably large and beneficial effect: roughly 145,000 life-years saved among children under 5... (5-6)


Traditional Nutrition


Avoid dehydration


During the summer it’s especially important we remind you to drink water.

Water isn't just "good for you"—water burns fat, suppresses hunger and renews your skin and if you drink 12 ounces of pure water every day you’ll look younger in a few weeks.


Water is especially good for your kidneys and liver. When your kidneys are taxed from too little water, your liver has to take over. Your liver is your number one fat-burning organ. Don’t you want it working at top efficiency?


Did You Know?


German chocolate cake is named after a guy named Sam German, not the country.


There's an island in Japan you can visit that's inhabited only by friendly bunnies.


 In Queensland, Australia, it's illegal to own a pet rabbit unless you're a magician.


Before the 1800s, people had a "first" and "second sleep." They would sleep 3-4 hours, wake up for 2-3 hours to do some type of activity, then go back to sleep until morning.


Until the 1980s, it was illegal for a woman to drive a car down Main Street in Waynesboro, Virginia, unless her husband was walking in front of the car waving a red flag.


Researching Chiropractic


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, on drugs, facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care?


Probably most of them.



Hypothyroidism reduction under chiropractic care. After a motor vehicle accident a 44-year-old woman suffered from upper trapezius (upper shoulder) and inter-scapular pain (pain between the shoulder blades) for 23 years! In addition, she had been prescribed Armour® Thyroid in order to treat symptoms of low thyroid function (hypothyroidism).


X-rays of her neck revealed a 80.7% loss of normal neck curve (hypo-lordosis) in addition to vertebral subluxations.


The patient received spinal adjustments to reduce her subluxations and to improve her spinal and postural alignment over a seven-month period. Thirty days into care the patient began exhibiting signs/symptoms of an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). After serum lab evaluation, the patient's endocrinologist instructed the patient to significantly reduce her thyroid medication. In addition, her shoulder and scapular pains gradually disappeared. (7)


Constipation in a three-year old. A three-year-old suffered from constipation for one year, needing laxatives in order to have a bowel movement. She would have no bowel movements on her own. After 4-5 days her parents would give her laxatives.


Chiropractic examination included spinal thermography, postural analysis, supine leg length comparison, range of motion, static and motion palpation of her spine. She was diagnosed with vertebral subluxations of the cervical region with related dysautonomia.


Chiropractic adjustments were utilized to correct the cervical subluxations. After two office visits, the toddler started having daily bowel movements. Within a three-month period of weekly chiropractic visits and adjustments, her constipation resolved completely. (8)


Trigeminal neuralgia (Tic douloureux). A 77-year-old woman suffering from severe right-sided trigeminal neuralgia (TN) for seven years started chiropractic care. Her TN pain was only initially helped by medication and was made worse by chewing, talking and smiling.


When her symptoms were their worst, she was unable to eat or talk well for 4 days.


When she began chiropractic care she rated her pain 10 out of 10; describing it as a constant hot, throbbing, burning sensation that progressively got worse.


Subluxations at C1 and other segments were located and adjusted. After six visits the patient saw significant reduction in pain; after four months she went off her medication and at 6 months was pain free. (9)


Success Story


My issue started 2 years ago I went to a PCP for my neck. My right arm was tingling and numb. I had limited mobility in my neck as I am a truck driver that became an issue.

 The doctor sent me for ultrasound and an MRI of my carotid artery. From here I went to PT and an orthopedist. After 2 years of going back and forth she finally sent me to a surgeon. I said NO – no one is touching my neck.

I went to see Dr Horning and within a month I was feeling better…no tingling, no numbness.

Now I go just for my maintenance visits and I’m feeling GREAT!

Thank you Dr Horning!

Doug B.




Estate planning 


Tom was a single guy living at home with his father and working in the family business. When he found out he was going to inherit a fortune once his sickly father died, he decided he needed a wife with whom to share his fortune.


One evening at an investment meeting, he spotted the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. Her natural beauty took his breath away.


"I may look like just an ordinary man," he said to her, "but in just a few years, my father will die, and I'll inherit 20 million dollars."


Impressed, the woman obtained his business card.


Three days later, she became his stepmother.

Women are so much better at estate planning than men.




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  2. Lauro BM. Chiropractic effects on athletic ability. Chiropractic: The Journal of Chiropractic Research and Clinical Investigations. 1991;6(4):84-87.
  3. Interview with Nick Athens, DC Chiropractic Achievers. November/December 1989;38.
  4. NCHS Data Brief, Number 355. [Online] Jan 2020. [Cited: May 16, 2020].

  3. Bak AD, Engelhardt PR. Improvement in cervical curve and hypothyroidism following reduction of subluxation utilizing Chiropractic Biophysics: a case study & selective review of the literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. December 10, 2015:226-237.
  4. Merkovich AP. Resolution of chronic constipation & dysautonomia in a three-year-old female following chiropractic care: a case report & review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic. August 23, 2019:100-104.
  5. Zielinski E, Mankal K, Pirini J. Resolution of trigeminal neuralgia following chiropractic care utilizing Chiropractic Biophysics and diversified techniques: a case study. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. November 6, 2014:177-183.