January 2017 Newsletter

January 1, 2017

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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


  • A sneaky way to lose weight this holiday season
  • Questions and answers about chiropractic
  • Traditional eating
  • Words of wisdom
  • Did you know where these phrases come from?
  • Researching chiropractic
  • Success Story
  • Humor
  • Reference


A sneaky way to lose weight this holiday season


(And have more food for leftovers too.)


The trick? Make thinner slices. Slicing thinly will make your portions seem bigger and more satisfying.


Japan's National Food Research Institute did a study and discovered that people who compared equal amounts of sliced and whole vegetables rated the sliced piles up to 27 percent larger. Apparently when you slice things up people believe they are eating more food! People actually trick themselves into feeling more satisfied with fewer calories.


But does that mean there’s more room for cake and ice cream?


Questions and answers about chiropractic


Q: When should I come in for care?


A: There is no “one size fits all” schedule but there are general guidelines you can follow.


Definitely come in when you are under a lot of stress. Why? Because stress – whether it is physical (from accidents), chemical (toxicity in our foods and environment) or emotional– causes subluxations in your body. You may not feel any pain, but they are there and sapping your energy.


Did you know there is macro-stress, for example, getting hit by a car or falling, and micro-stress, for example, using a mouse or sitting in a bad position. Both can cause damage – micro-stress takes longer of course – but in time both cause subluxations. It’s the same with emotional and toxic stress.


That’s why we will often tell you to come back even if you have no pain or other symptom so we can find subluxations before the pain and suffering and before real damage has occurred.


Traditional eating




Which is more American, apple pie or cranberry pie? The apple is a native of the Caucasus Mountain region of Russia but the cranberry is one of the three fruits native to America (the other two are the blueberry and concord grapes).


Pilgrims and Native Americans shared this treat.

It is generally agreed that the Pilgrims gave the berry the name we use today. The nodding pink flowers with their long pistils reminded them of the heads of cranes, so they called the plant the “craneberry” – which was later abbreviated. 


What did traditional cooks do with this incredibly tart berry? They didn’t open a can. The American Indians made pemmican, a rich “comfort food,” with cranberries, dried deer meat and melted fat. Don’t have any dried deer meat around? Well how about using real cranberries and making pies mixing the cranberries with pears and sweetening it with good old maple syrup? Some great recipes for cranberry sauce and pies can be found on the Weston A. Price website at http://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/the-holiday-berry/. It’s where we got this story as well.


Did you know where these phrases come from?


Ladies wore corsets, which would lace up in the front. A proper and dignified woman was 'straight laced' – she wore a tightly tied lace.


Early politicians required feedback from the public to determine what the people considered important. Since there were no telephones, TVs or radios, the politicians sent their assistants to local taverns, pubs and bars. They were told to 'go sip some ale and listen to people's conversations and political concerns.’ Many assistants were dispatched at different times. 'You go sip here' and 'You go sip there.' The two words 'go sip' were eventually combined when referring to the local opinion, and thus we have the term gossip.


At local taverns, pubs and bars, people drank from pint and quart-sized containers. A bar maid's job was to keep an eye on the customers and keep the drinks coming. She had to pay close attention and remember who was drinking in 'pints' and who was drinking in 'quarts,' hence the phrase 'minding your 'P's and Q's.'


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.


Breastfeeding and latching difficulty. A four-week-old baby girl was brought in for chiropractic care by her mother who was concerned about the child’s inability to effectively latch onto her left breast when held in the traditional cradle position or any other position.


Multiple subluxations with spasm, limited motion and tenderness were found at the sacrum, the fifth thoracic vertebrae (T5), the atlas (C1) and right TMJ.


Following a specific adjustment to the upper cervical spine and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) the infant could turn her head better and there was a decrease in spasm of the right TMJ-related musculature and the left neck. Immediately afterwards the baby could breastfeed with success and no further issues remained. 


The mother reported the baby was able to latch perfectly and nursed without interruption for 30 minutes. The mother returned the next week and reported total resolution of the infant’s inability to latch onto her left breast. (1)


Edema and lower back pain in pregnancy. A 28-year-old mom-to-be, pregnant for 33 weeks, presented at a chiropractic office. Her chief complaint was tingling and numbness in the second through fourth fingers on her right hand. She also reported low back pain and right leg swelling. She also had endometriosis, ovarian cysts and two miscarriages.


She was scheduled for 9 visits of care. Within that period of time she received chiropractic adjustments. Her presenting complaints resolved within the time of care. (2)


Chiropractic & exercise: perfect for fibromyalgia. Fifty-five women with fibromyalgia ages 21-59 years old were divided into two groups: some completed resistance training and the others received chiropractic adjustments in addition to resistance training. The patients who received chiropractic care were more likely to follow the exercise program consistently and had more significant improvements in functionality, balance, flexibility and endurance.


This study confirmed the power of exercise and resistance training to ease the pain of fibromyalgia. At the same time, it demonstrates that combining chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy may enhance the benefits of both treatments. (3)


Success Story

No More Knee Pain!


I came to Dr. Horning because my right knee was causing me tremendous pain. I could only wear tennis shoes. I was applying pain cream daily. I bought a knee brace, but the pain just stayed very strong.

Now- No pain at all! Also, little to no neck and shoulder pain. I’m feeling great!

P.S. Turns out the knee pain was a food allergy/reaction. Who knew!?

Thanks, Doc. Eternally Grateful    Thea L.



My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying. Rodney Dangerfield

We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress. Will Rogers

May your troubles be less, may your blessings be more, and may nothing but happiness come through your door. Irish saying

I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: 'No good in a bed, but fine against a wall.'  Eleanor Roosevelt



1. Drobbin D, Stallman J. Resolution of breastfeeding and latching difficulty following subluxation based chiropractic care: case report and review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. 2015;3:102-108. 

2. Edwards J, Alcantara J. Resolution of peripheral neuropathy, lower extremity edema, and low back pain in a pregnant female undergoing chiropractic care. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. 2015;3:86-91. 

3. Panton LB, Figueroa A, Kingsley JD et al. Effects of resistance training and chiropractic treatment in women with fibromyalgia. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2009;15(3):321-328.