July 1, 2015
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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
- Have an exceptional 4th of July
- Keep your organs healthy with chiropractic
- Cell phones hurt children’s brains more
- Cholesterol is good for you
- Questions and answers about chiropractic
- Did you know?
- Lemon balm for the summer
- Researching chiropractic
- Success story
Have an exceptional 4th of July
The operative word is “exceptional.” America is an exceptional nation. Why? What makes America so unique in all the world?
America was founded on ideals. Whereas other countries have had an ethnic group and a piece of real estate to define it, America is a nation defined by our Constitution.
Our Constitution was a revolutionary document when it was written. Most people around the world, certainly most leaders and governments, did not believe people could choose their leaders and govern themselves. It seemed inconceivable that a nation could even exist without a King or Queen to fight and die for; no one would fight for anything other than their “beloved leader.”
America’s Constitution changed all that. It is based on the idea that individuals have certain rights, “inalienable rights” and freedoms irrespective of what a king, sovereign, dictator, or even a judge, court or legislative body may decide or vote on.
These freedoms and rights do not derive from the government but are from our Creator and are not to be questioned or tampered with by earthly people and institutions. Further, if a government does not honor these “inalienable rights” the people have the right to overthrow it.
This is an exceptional document. In addition, our founders acknowledged that humans are flawed, and people in power are not to be trusted. Therefore power must be divided among branches of government. For example, a legislative body may remove a President from office and a court may declare a law passed by a legislative body as unconstitutional and invalid.
Because America is a nation of ideals you can walk into an office filled with hundreds of workers from dozens of countries exhibiting very varied facial features and skin tones. Every one of them may be as American as someone whose ancestors came over on the Mayflower. What defines whether a person is an American is adherence to an amazing document, our Constitution.
Have a great 4th of July holiday and remember that the solemnity of Memorial Day and the joy of the 4th are two sides of the same coin. People have fought and died to preserve the freedoms we so loudly celebrate in July.
Keep your organs healthy with chiropractic
Not everyone knows that chiropractic was discovered when a person’s hearing returned, after years of deafness, following an “accidental” spinal adjustment.
So even though many people think of chiropractic as a pain treatment for neuromuscular-skeletal conditions (such as nerve, muscle, back, neck and hip pain and problems) it is much, much more.
In order to highlight this we like to describe in every issue of our patient newsletter research and case histories about chiropractic and its impact on lots of health conditions such as asthma, allergies, autism, ADD, diabetes, blood pressure, breech birth, MS, Parkinson’s, digestive, eye, ear and even emotional disorders.
Every organ in your body needs healthy nerve communication from your brain and spine. When you have a subluxation (distortion) in your spine, the communications between your brain and organ can be disturbed. That subluxation can result in dis-ease (altered body function) and organ malfunction.
That’s why you and your family need to have your spine checked by a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC). A person who is ill most definitely needs to have their body free of subluxations so they can function closer to their peak – without interference to their natural healing ability.
Speaking of internal organs, an interesting paper from the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology revealed this:
When compared with patients with normal curvatures, patients with an abnormal spinal curvature were 3.2 times more likely to have development of pelvic organ prolapse. (1)
That is why pregnant women especially need chiropractic care, as well as infants, children and EVERYONE else. No matter what your health issues, you always need a chiropractic spinal checkup and (sometimes) an adjustment.
Cell phones hurt children’s brains more than adults
Scientists have discovered that a call lasting just two minutes can alter the natural electrical activity of a child's brain for up to an hour afterwards. Radio waves from mobile phones penetrate deep into the brain.
Doctors fear that disturbed brain activity in children could lead to psychiatric and behavioral problems or to impaired learning ability.
The results show that children's brains are affected for long periods even after very short-term use. Their brain wave patterns are abnormal and stay like that for a long period. This could affect their mood and ability to learn in the classroom, as well as cause lack of concentration, memory loss and aggressive behavior.
Dr. Michael Klieeisen, who conducted the study, said: "We never expected to see this continuing activity in the brain. "We are worried that delicate balances that exist – such as the immunity to infection and disease – could be altered."
Cholesterol is good for you
The fear of cholesterol might sell drugs but it is little more than propaganda. Cholesterol-phobia is designed to sell statin drugs, not save lives from heart attacks and cardiovascular disease.
You need cholesterol, it is good for you – it is a natural substance made in nearly every cell to produce hormones, vitamin D, neurotransmitters and healthy cell membranes. Without it you would die.
Most people who die of sudden heart attacks have normal or low cholesterol.
What causes heart disease is sugar, vegetable oils such as canola and corn oil, margarine, partially hydrogenated and hydrogenated foods and other inflammatory (junk) foods. Consuming a lot of carbs raises triglyceride levels and high triglycerides are far more a danger for heart disease than high cholesterol ever was.
Good fats help protect against heart disease. Statin drugs cause muscle pain, fatigue, memory loss, cognition difficulties, cataracts, liver problems, impotence and immune weakness. And they are bad for your heart too!
Questions and answers about chiropractic
Question: How does a chiropractor know if I have a subluxation?
Answer: There are many techniques chiropractors use to locate (and also to correct) subluxations in your body. The next time you’re in for a visit please ask us to demonstrate.
Note: A subluxation is an area of nerve damage caused by distortions in your body. They are often painless and can be found in babies and the elderly and everyone in between. Chiropractors spend thousands of hours in chiropractic school learning how to locate and correct subluxations.
Did you know?
The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League All-Star Game.
The phrase, "It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye" is from Ancient Rome. The only rule during wrestling matches was, "No eye gouging." Everything else was allowed. The only way to be disqualified was to poke someone's eye out.
Lemon balm for the summer
Lemon balm is a member of the mint family, but rather than having a minty fresh scent, it has a strong lemony aroma, somewhat similar to lemon verbena and citronella. Its properties include:
- Improves digestion
- Promotes relaxation
- Alleviates stress and anxiety
- Helps cold sores and blisters—crush leaves and apply to the affected area
- Attracts bees and butterflies
It contains high levels of citronella, which bugs find unpleasant. A cheap little lemon balm plant will give a near-endless supply of bug repellent. Just crush the fresh leaves and rub them directly on your skin, especially around the ankles, arms and other areas most exposed and vulnerable to bug bites.
Lemon balm happily thrives in sun or partial shade, and should be kept in moist, well-drained soil. Like other mints, lemon balm is invasive, and it will spread and take over your garden if you let it so it’s best to keep it contained in a pot.
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.
Depression, posture, balance, dizziness and low-back pain. A 72-year-old man suffering from severe postural alterations, mild depression, low back pain, balance disturbances, and perpetual tiredness received chiropractic care for a nine-week period.
A full posture analysis and surface electromyography (sEMG) scans were performed at baseline and were then monitored regularly over the nine-week period.
Improvements in both self-reported subjective and objective measures were noted: posture improved, and in addition low back pain, balance disturbances, perpetual tiredness and a mildly depressive state of mind resolved. His overall physical, mental, and emotional well-being improved. (2)
Breech position, sciatica and hip pain. A 30-year-old nurse-midwife who was 34 weeks pregnant sought chiropractic care because her unborn child was in a breech position. Her previous child was delivered in a breech malposition and she hoped chiropractic care would help.
At the time of her visit she had a mild, sharp left hip pain and right sided sciatica (severe pain going down the leg) which increased when she stood for long periods of time.
The patient was cared for over a 6-week period. Her hip and sciatica pains disappeared. In addition the baby turned so she was able to deliver her child in a normal position (normal fetal lie). (3)
Two-year-old baby with seizures. This is the case of a 2-year old male child who had a head trauma and afterward suffered with seizures, behavioral disturbances and cognitive developmental delays.
The boy had 1-3 seizures per week and on some occasions up to three per day. He became combative, angry and uncooperative with his parents. He also had a developmental impairment of his language use.
The parents sought chiropractic care one year and three months after the injury.
The patient was found to have a subluxation of the C1 (atlas) vertebra. He saw the chiropractor seven times for upper cervical chiropractic care over 5 ½ months.
He was checked for vertebral subluxations during every visit and was adjusted three times over the course of care.
There was improvement and eventual cessation of his seizure activity following the chiropractic care. There was also improvement in the patient’s behavior and cognitive development. (4)
Lower Back and Hip Pain
I have suffered from lower back and hip pain for over a decade. Traditional doctors could never give me an exact answer of what the problem was, but still offered surgery to fix it.
I said no to surgery and came to Dr. Horning. After only two weeks of treatment, I felt close to being 100% better.
Then after a month and a few diet and routine changes, I feel great and no longer suffer from pain. I recently returned from a vacation where I was able to hike and bicycle everyday for extended periods of time with no pain.
Thank you Dr. Horning for returning me to the active and adventurous person I once was in my younger days.
Students in an advanced Biology class were taking their mid-term exam. The last question was, “Name seven advantages of Mother's Milk.” The question was worth 70 points or none at all.
One student wrote:
1) It is perfect formula for the child.
2) It provides immunity against several diseases.
3) It is always the right temperature.
4) It is inexpensive.
5) It bonds the child to mother, and vice versa.
6) It is always available as needed.
And then the student was stuck. Finally, in desperation, just before the bell rang indicating the end of the test, he wrote:
7) It comes in two attractive containers and it's high enough off the ground where the cat can't get it.
He got an A.
1. Mattox TF et al. Abnormal spinal curvature and its relationship to pelvic organ prolapse. American Journal of Obstertrics and Gynecology. 2000;183(6):1381-1384.
2. Bredin M, Putt K. Improvements in mood, posture and balance in an older patient receiving chiropractic care: a case study. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. May 21, 2015:125-129.
3. Edwards J, Alcantara J. The chiropractic care of a pregnant patient experiencing multiple fetal positional changes. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. 2015;2:77-81.
4. Komarek AJ, Tedder N, Tedder A. Cessation of seizures, behavioral disturbances and improvement in cognitive developmental delay following upper cervical chiropractic care in a 2-year-old: a case report. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research. May 14, 2015:14-18.