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Each month Dr. Horning takes the time to research important issues regarding health and well being. He also spreads a little humor and note worthy facts for your enjoyment.

October 2023 Newsletter

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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.


Are you 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

  • Your Blood – the River of Life

  • Cholesterol Lowering Drugs     

  • Did you know?

  • How Can Chiropractic Help with Repetitive Stress Injuries?

  • Just the Essentials- Essential Oils and Chiropractic

  • Traditional Eating

  • Researching Chiropractic

  • Success Story

  • Humor

  • References


Your Blood – the River of Life.


What exactly is your blood? It is billions and billions of cells floating in a liquid called plasma. Blood is like a river that flows to every part of your body through your arteries, veins, and capillaries.




The red cells in your blood are like delivery trucks. They bring oxygen from your lungs to all parts of your body tissue and take waste gas (carbon dioxide) from your tissues back to your lungs.


Your white cells are like warriors. They are always on guard to gobble up germs and anything that shouldn’t be in your blood and tissues.


Your blood contains platelets that join together to close cuts so you don’t bleed out. Platelets form tiny threads called fibrin, which trap red cells to form a clot or dam.


A single drop of blood contains about 5,000,000 red blood cells, 7,000 white blood cells, and thousands of platelets. 


Your blood is constantly being replaced. A red blood cell lives only about four months, and in that time, it makes about 300,000 trips through your bloodstream. About 10 million red blood cells wear out each second. Fortunately, new red cells are constantly replenishing in your blood. 


The approximately 25 trillion red cells in your blood would reach nearly halfway to the moon if lined up side-by-side.


You are indeed a mystery and a universe unto yourself.


Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs (statins)


Statins are among the most widely used and most profitable prescription drugs. They include Lipitor®, Crestor®, Zocor®, and others that work by preventing your liver from making cholesterol. Statins deplete your body of CoQ10, resulting in the inhibition of vitamin K2. This is a dangerous side-effect.


Statins can be very dangerous drugs. Some significant side effects include increased prostate and breast cancer risk, insulin resistance, and diabetes risk. Additionally, because cholesterol is a building block for sex hormones such as testosterone, Cortisol, and estrogen, it is linked to erectile dysfunction.


As if this wasn’t enough, because cholesterol is essential for your brain and heart, statin drugs have been linked to depression, suicide risk, dementia, and, surprisingly, sudden heart attacks.


Cholesterol is needed by every cell in your body. Further, the belief that high cholesterol causes clogging of the coronary arteries is false. Statins are far from a solution to heart disease.  (1,2)


Did you know?


The marine Portuguese man-of-war (appearance like a jellyfish) is not one animal but a colony. It comprises many modified animals of the same species, perhaps several hundred. They live together and divide their work. A lone animal of one type forms a float. Several other animals provide the tentacles for fishing. A third variety digests the food caught by the second, and a fourth reproduces.


How Can Chiropractic Help with Repetitive Stress Injuries?

Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) are a class of injuries that stem from the chronic overuse or misuse of particular body parts. Often associated with occupational tasks, sports, or other repetitive motions, RSIs can manifest as conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, or trigger finger, to name a few. The symptoms can range from mild discomfort to severe pain, with inflammation and limited motion. As these injuries have grown increasingly common in the modern workplace and athletic fields, the need for effective treatments has become paramount. One such healthcare modality is chiropractic care, which offers multiple therapeutic approaches for managing and alleviating RSIs.


Understanding Repetitive Stress Injuries

RSIs result from repeated microtrauma to the tendons, muscles, and nerves at their core. Over time, these minor, repetitive injuries can lead to inflammation, pain, and decreased function. Typically, RSIs develop when there’s an imbalance between the physical demands on a body part and its ability to cope with those demands.


Chiropractic’s Role in Treating RSIs

Chiropractic care is a holistic healthcare discipline that removes subluxations (nerve interference) and allows the body to heal. Here’s how chiropractic care can aid in managing and treating RSIs:


Spinal and Joint Adjustments: Chiropractors can restore proper spine and joint mobility and alignment through controlled and targeted adjustments. This not only helps alleviate pain directly but also aids in optimizing nervous system function, which can promote the body’s natural healing processes.


Ergonomic Advice: Chiropractors can provide guidance on workplace ergonomics, posture, and movement patterns. By making subtle adjustments to one’s workstation or daily routines, it’s possible to decrease the strain on affected body parts and minimize the risk of developing RSIs.


Therapeutic Exercises: Chiropractors often prescribe exercises designed to strengthen weak areas and improve flexibility to complement hands-on care. By incorporating these exercises into their daily routine, patients can expedite their recovery and reduce the likelihood of injury recurrence.


Holistic Approach: Unlike some holistic healthcare that focuses solely on symptom relief, chiropractic care considers the whole individual. By addressing underlying issues and promoting a holistic approach to health, chiropractors can treat RSIs and enhance their patients’ overall well-being.


A study published in the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation found that chiropractic care, including manual adjustments and stretching exercises, offered significant relief for those suffering from work-related upper limb disorders, including many RSIs (3). This evidence and patient anecdotal reports underscore the potential benefits of incorporating chiropractic care into a comprehensive care plan for RSIs.


Given their chronic nature, repetitive stress injuries require a multifaceted approach for effective management and care. Chiropractic philosophy, with its holistic methodology and variety of therapeutic techniques, can play a pivotal role in this process. Those suffering from RSIs might find it beneficial to consult with a chiropractor to explore how this healthcare can aid their recovery.


Just the Essentials


Essential Oils and Chiropractic: A Synergistic Approach to Holistic Well-being

In the realm of alternative and complementary medicine, the holistic approach to well-being is often underscored by combining different therapeutic modalities. Two such modalities that are gaining popularity for their harmonious effects are essential oils and chiropractic care. They can offer a multi-dimensional approach to health and healing when utilized together.


Essential Oils: Nature’s Remedy


Essential oils are concentrated, volatile plant extracts that capture the essence, or “life force,” of the plant from which they are derived. These oils have been utilized for thousands of years for their therapeutic properties. Depending on the oil and its intended use, it can be used topically, diffused, or even ingested.


Essential oils are known for their diverse range of benefits. For instance, lavender oil is renowned for its calming properties, while eucalyptus oil can aid in respiratory support. When applied to the skin, they can have localized effects, or when diffused, they can alter the ambiance of an environment, promoting relaxation or alertness as required.


“Essential oils have been used for nearly 6,000 years, with the aim of improving a person’s health or mood.” (4)


Chiropractic Care: Aligning the Body


Chiropractic care primarily focuses on diagnosing and removing subluxations (nerve interference) through manual adjustment or manipulation of the spine. Chiropractors believe these interferences can affect the body’s ability to heal itself and lead to various health issues. This concept is foundational to traditional chiropractic philosophy.


The goal is to remove the subluxation and help the body to heal itself.


When spinal alignment is corrected, it can have a cascade of positive effects throughout the body, from improved nervous system function to better postural habits.


Combining Essential Oils and Chiropractic


When essential oils and chiropractic care are used in tandem, the combined effects can be potent:


1. Enhanced Relaxation: Essential oils can be diffused in the treatment room or applied topically to promote relaxation before a chiropractic adjustment. This can be beneficial in preparing the body for manipulation, especially for individuals who may be anxious or tense.


2. Muscle Relief: Oils such as peppermint or wintergreen can be applied to areas of muscle tension or soreness post-adjustment to aid in relief and decrease inflammation.


3. Reinforcing Chiropractic Adjustment Effects: Post-chiropractic session, essential oils like lavender or chamomile can be recommended for at-home use to prolong the feelings of relaxation and well-being, possibly enhancing the longevity of the adjustment effects.


While essential oils and chiropractic care can stand alone as effective holistic modalities, their combined use can offer an enriched therapeutic experience. They seamlessly complement each other, providing both immediate relief and long-term benefits. As with any health treatment, consulting with trained professionals to tailor the approach to individual needs is always recommended.


Traditional Eating


What are the healthy foods that your entire family needs? 

A tremendous little headline from the Weston A. Price website begins:


They’re happy because they eat butter.

They also eat plenty of raw milk, cream, cheese, eggs, liver, meat, cod liver oil, seafood, and other nutrient-dense foods that have nourished generations of healthy people worldwide! Find out at www.westonaprice.org


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 positively to chiropractic care. How many people suffering, reliant on medication and drugs, and facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care? 

Probably most of them.


Migraines in a 16-year-old Girl

A 16-year-old girl had been complaining of migraines since kindergarten.  She was experiencing migraines 1-2 times per week, each attack lasting approximately 2-3 hours. Under medical care, she had an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), a CT scan (computer axial tomography), and a dental consultation. Nothing was found. 


She consulted with a chiropractor. Chiropractic analysis revealed an atlas (C-1) subluxation. The patient received five adjustments to the atlas. She was able to stop using medications as her headaches reduced to 2-4 per month. (5) 


Drop Attacks on a 23-year-old Man.

A 23-year-old male complaining of drop attacks and daily nausea, vomiting, severe headaches, and back pain for five years began chiropractic care.


After one month of care, the patient reported a resolution of drop attacks, daily vomiting, and other symptoms. (6) 


Seizures and Delays in Cognitive Development in a Two-Year-Old Boy.

A 2-year-old boy suffered from seizures, behavioral disturbances, and cognitive developmental delays following a head trauma. 


He was experiencing 1-3 seizures per week and sometimes up to 3 seizures per day. In addition, he was combative, angry, and uncooperative with his parents and had a developmental delay in his language use. 


His parents brought the child in for chiropractic care fifteen months after his injury. A chiropractic examination revealed a subluxation of the C1 (atlas) vertebra. The patient had a total of seven visits over a five-and-a-half-month period. 


There was an improvement and eventual cessation of his seizures and an improvement in the patient’s behavior and cognitive development. (7)


Success Story

Low Back Pain

Two weeks ago, I entered Horning Chiropractic Center in tremendous pain when I had to come from a sitting position to a standing position. To walk up a flight of stairs or to bend and pick something up that fell was difficult. 

Two weeks later I am back to myself, active as ever and pain free. I cannot thank Dr. Horning enough for taking the time to listen to me and the care he gave me which has brought me to where I am today. I highly recommend to anyone in search of a good chiropractor to definitely give Horning Chiropractic Center a call. Thank you, Dr. Horning, once again Dorotea R.



Once upon a time, there was a chiropractor named Dr. Crick who had a peculiar habit. Every time he made an adjustment, he’d whisper to the spine, “Got your back!” His patients always left the clinic with two things: a straightened spine and a hearty chuckle. Even the vertebrae seemed to be in on the joke, as they lined up perfectly, probably to avoid another one of Dr. Crick’s puns!



  1. https://www.westonaprice.org/book-reviews/the-statin-disaster-by-david-brownstein/#gsc.tab=0 The Statin Disaster by Dr. David Brownstein. 

  2. Statin Toxic Side Effects: Evidence from 500 Scientific Papers by David Evans https://www.westonaprice.org/book-reviews/statin-toxic-side-effects-by-david-evans/#gsc.tab=0

  3. Wasiak, R., Young, A. E., Dunn, K. M., Côté, P., Gross, D. P., Heymans, M. W., & von Elm, E. (2013). Back pain, mental health, and substance use are associated with work-related upper limb disorders: a systematic review. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 23(2), 143-157

  4. Nordqvist, C. (2017). What are the best essential oils for sunburn? Medical News Today. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/

  5. Bernard M, Alcantara J, Pierce, GS. The Care of a Teenage Girl with Migraine Headaches with the Advanced Orthogonal Procedure: A Case Report. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ January 24, 2013 ~ Pages 14-19.

  6. Berner N, Meuleman CJ. Drop Attacks, Daily Vomiting & Headaches Resolved Following Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care: A Case Study. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ Volume 2023 ~ July 3, 2023. Pages 13-22 Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic ResearchVolume 2023

  7. 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, Pages 14-18

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