December 2021 Newsletter

December 1, 2021


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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? Welcome to the world of chiropractic – discover how natural health can be.


This issue’s table of contents


  • Happy, Merry, Happy: Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year
  • Why should you return for care?
  • A holiday adjustment
  • What to avoid this holiday season
  • … Just the Essentials
  • Did you know?
  • Researching chiropractic
  • Honey for infections?
  • Success Story
  • Humor
  • References


Happy, Merry, Happy:

Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year


Holiday comes from the words holy and day. But what does holy mean? Words have power and it’s important to understand their meanings. The word holy comes from the Hebrew word ka-dosh, to separate. A holy day is one that is separated or distinct from our day-to-day actions, thoughts and work.


A holy day is a special time. We can use it to reflect, heal, recharge, meditate, in order to better understand ourselves, our lives and our purpose in life.


And yes, we get together with family and friends and celebrate. That’s important. But with all the celebrating let’s not forget the deeper meaning of our holiday, so we may benefit from the healing, peace, love, harmony and humility that are the foundation of our celebrations.


During this holiday season may we learn to appreciate all we have and to deepen our gratitude—one of the most powerful healing emotions. May we forgive ourselves for our mistakes and may we forgive others for their mistakes.


Why should you return for care?


The stress of birth, accidents, emotional issues, work and finances, unhealthy eating and life in general is relentless. How do you recover your health? How do you keep your health?


Where to turn?


Many people turn to drugs. While necessary at times, in most cases drugs merely cover up or suppress symptoms but do not promote healing. You may feel a little better, but you are still sick – you just aren’t experiencing the pain or other warning signs your body is giving you. If drugs healed then those taking the most would be the healthiest. But aren’t they the sickest?


Surgery may be necessary at times. This is a serious intervention as every surgery is fraught with risks and dangers. In addition, you’re never the same after you’ve had organs tampered with or removed.


The chiropractic approach


Many people are exploring safer, natural, drug-free methods before resorting to more extreme procedures; many make the chiropractic choice.


Chiropractic is not only a great way to get your body working properly; it is a great way of KEEPING your body working properly. Why wait until you are sick to do something about your health? Chiropractic helps you prevent health problems and to feel your best every day of your life!


How does chiropractic work?


Chiropractors locate and correct subluxations in your body.


Subluxations are internal distortions that weaken your body, unbalance your skeletal system, put stress on your brain, nerves and organs, lower your resistance to disease and sap your energy.


Subluxations are unfortunately very common – and painless! You could have multiple subluxations in your body and have no idea something is wrong – until disease or illness “suddenly” strikes you. Even babies, from the stress of birth, may have them.


It takes time to get sick


No one goes from perfect health to illness overnight – it takes time. The first stage is dis-ease: your resistance is lowered; your body may be accumulating toxins and you’ve lost that healthy bounce to your step. Your body is slowly breaking down. Now is the time for a chiropractic visit!


Stay subluxation-free


It is important to keep yourself subluxation-free. Since you don’t necessarily know if you have subluxations, periodic chiropractic checkups will help you maintain your improved health and continue the healing process that you’ve already begun. Most people wait until they are ill before addressing their health. Why not work to prevent disease, to prevent deterioration, to maintain and optimize your health? That is the goal of chiropractic.


You deserve it


You deserve to live the rest of your life in the best possible health, tapping in to your full potential, maximizing your life expression.


And that goes for your family too!


A holiday adjustment


Don’t forget your holiday adjustment. It’ll help relieve some of the holiday stress.


What to avoid this holiday season


Maybe some of your relatives? OK, that was a joke (don’t send us angry calls and letters).


What we recommend avoiding is unhealthy food. Of course, if you’re a guest there’s not much you can do; we suggest you eat graciously and selectively from what’s served. But if you’re doing the cooking, it’s a lot easier. We recommend you use food from organic sources and get healthy, organic meats, poultry and dairy products from free range, grass-fed, organic-feed sources. Fish should not be farmed but wild caught. Avoid unhealthy oils such as canola, corn and other vegetable oils and use coconut, butter, lard, tallow, chicken fat and other traditional oils. To find a good list of healthy oils go to


You can even find organic whiskey, scotch, wines and beers. That might help you enjoy the company of certain relatives. Oh wait, that was another joke.


… Just the Essentials

7 Essential Oils for the Holidays

When the Holiday season is approaching turn to Aromatherapy to add to the ambiance. Here are some ideal Essential Oils to enhance your home as you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa this year.


Peppermint Essential Oil provides a boost of energy when you need it. Peppermint is also a wonderful anti-inflammatory. This means that it may be helpful for reducing pain caused by headaches, tight muscles, and upset stomachs. It’s menthol component also helps to open congested airways.


Used as an ingredient in many favorite treats, Cinnamon provides a cozy sense of warmth and comfort.  Additionally, Cinnamon can encourage a physical feeling of warmth as well. Adding a drop to a Winter massage may help to heat the skin as well as the soul.


This Essential Oil helps to create a pleasant and secure emotional state of being. As for physical benefits, we love that Ginger is incredible for digestion. If Thanksgiving indulgences have pushed your tummy to the limit, apply Ginger with a carrier oil to the stomach and massage in a circular motion to help relieve nausea and indigestion.


Frankincense is a spiritual oil that can encourage enlightenment and grounding during the Holidays. Frankincense contains more Alpha Pinene than the other Frank oils, making it beneficial to boost your immune system and reduce inflammation during the Winter season.


We love that it helps to promote balance and emotional well-being. Physically, Myrrh Essential Oil is helpful for many skin applications. Cold winter air may be drying out your skin and nails, so we suggest mixing Myrrh with a carrier oil and applying to trouble spots as needed.


Clove also has great antiviral and antifungal powers, making it ideal for cleaning before or after hosting your family during the Holidays. We recommend adding a few drops (along with lemon or orange if you desire) to your natural cleaning products.


This camphorous and herbal Essential Oil is stimulating and could help keep you alert during the long celebratory nights. When looking for a respiratory aid, consider Rosemary for your blend. This oil is an expectorant and decongestant.



Did you know?


The star on the Macy’s logo was taken from founder R. H. Macy’s hand?


Your brain is the most complex and most unknown organ of all. Your brain only weighs 3 pounds (or about 2% of your weight), yet it uses 20% of your oxygen and calories for energy. In newborns the brain uses 65% of the body’s energy.


Researching chiropractic


There seems to be no end to the conditions that respond to chiropractic care – physical as well as psychological conditions.


That is because chiropractic does not “treat” a particular condition. Chiropractic care “corrects” a serious interference to brain, nervous system and energy function known as the subluxation.


No matter what condition you or a loved one may have, you and they will always function better when free from subluxations. Chiropractors are uniquely trained to locate and correct subluxations. Enjoy this month’s cases and see more next month.


Low back pain, headaches and fibromyalgia. A 31-year-old female with low back pain, headaches and fibromyalgia began chiropractic care; she was seeking an alternative to pharmacological pain medications.


Spinal analysis established the location of the patient’s subluxations and she received five specific adjustments in the span of 18 months. The patient reported a decrease in fibromyalgia symptoms after two months of care and recently reported that she is no longer taking any medications. (1)


Chiropractic and ADHD, depression and learning disabilities. An eight-year-old boy was brought into the chiropractor’s office for care. The child was diagnosed with ADHD and learning disability regarding working memory and processing speed. The patient’s mother said that his medications were ineffective, causing nausea, heart palpitations and low appetite. She brought him in for chiropractic care for an alternative treatment plan to managing these concerns.


The child was analyzed for subluxations and care was initiated to reduce and correct them using spinal and cranial techniques. He had significant improvements in irritability, mood swings, social interaction, temper, energy, memory and immune function. After eight months of care he continued to progress as evidenced by positive reports from his teachers and parents. (2)


Honey for infections?


It's a natural substance that has been used for thousands of years. Bacteria can’t grow in it. People have used it for skin ulcers and to heal many skins conditions. But in this study of 100 children (2-18 years old) with upper respiratory infections, honey was found to help. The children were given either buckwheat honey, dextromethorphan or nothing. The results—the children had the most relief from honey. (3)


Success Story


Knee Pain


My original diagnosis included a torn meniscus along with arthrosis in my left knee.  I initially followed traditional medical path which included nine injections in this knee over a one-year period.  Some of these injections resulted in very temporary pain relief but did not seem to help long term.  During this same time, my right knee began to have similar pain as a result of over compensation on my right side.


When I first visited The Horning Chiropractic office, both my knees were in tremendous pain and you were clear that you could not promise that you could help.  You informed me that if I didn’t feel some relief after a few visits, we would both agree to stop treatment.  After a few visits over a two-week period, I began to have a complete range of motion along with a significant reduction of pain. 


I am very pleased with my progress and very thankful for the treatment I am receiving at Horning Chiropractic Center.


Thank you,

Anthony G.




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There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman? – Woody Allen


I told my wife I wanted to be cremated. She’s planning a barbeque. – Rodney Dangerfield


I have kleptomania, but when it gets bad, I take something for it. – Robert Benchley


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The morning after I had my heart bypass, the doctor called and said, “Soon you’ll be able to have sex.” I said, “I’ve heard that for years.” – David Letterman


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1. Soriano W, Apatiga A. Resolution of fibromyalgia & polypharmacy concomitant with increased cervical curve & improved quality of life following reduction of upper cervical subluxation: a case study. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research. October 21, 2014:61-67.

2. Zielinski BA, Mankal K. An epidemiological approach to the effects of subluxation-based chiropractic care on the management of ADHD, depression and learning disabilities in an 8-year old: a case study. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. September 15, 2014:153-160.

3. Paul IM, Beiler J, McMonagle A et al. Effect of honey, dextromethorphan and no treatment on nocturnal cough and sleep quality for coughing children. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007;161(12):1140-1146.