8 Reasons to See a Chiropractor Today

Chiropractic is a form of manual healthcare which recognizes the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Chiropractors focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit. Using skilled evaluation, diagnosis & a wide range of hands-on techniques, chiropractors can identify important types of dysfunction in your body. Chiropractic treatment uses techniques such as stretching & massage for treatment of the soft tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments) along with mobilization of specific joints and soft tissues.Australian chiropractors are university trained in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general medical diagnosis & chiropractor techniques. Chiropractors are primary healthcare practitioners & are trained to recognize conditions which require medical referral. They are also trained to perform standard medical examinations of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory & nervous systems.Image 

DVT and Flying

What is DVT and how does it relate to flying?

Deep Vein Thrombosis, DVT is a condition in which a blood clot or ‘thrombus’ forms in the deep veins of the legs.

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DVT can result in no symptoms, or it can cause swelling and pain in the affected leg, for example, pain in the calf when the foot is flexed upwards. 

An ongoing investigation by the World Health Organization (WHO) — WHO Research Into Global Hazards of Travel (WRIGHT) Project on Air Travel and Venous Thromboembolism — has found that the risk of DVT approximately doubles after a long-haul flight (more than 4 hours). This increased risk also applies to other forms of travel (such as car, bus or train) where people are exposed to prolonged seated immobility. The risk increases with the duration of travel and with multiple flights within a short period.

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Small or long travel flights can leave negative stress build up in between the joints and the spine. Leaving the muscles to tighten up and shoulder pain and back pain to raise up. DVT is another condition that should not be taken lightly.Try these simple stretches in between your flight and always remember to go for a walk down the aisles to stretch your legs. 

 

 

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Autonomic Nervous System Dysfunction

AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM,(ANS) is an involuntary division of the nervous system that functions to regulate the basic organ processes needed for the maintenance of normal bodily functions.

Our homeostatis is effected controlled by autonomic nervous sytem, immune system and endocrine system. If one of these is out of balance, we become vulnerable to disease.

Lifestyle factors such as staying up late at night, stress and hormone imbalance can lead to autonomic nervous system dysfunction (Dysautonomia).

You have options!!Treatments such as:

*Chiropractic

*Acupuncture

*Bowen Therapy

*Cranio Sacral Therapy

*Therapeutic Massage

*Osteopathy

*Aroma Therapy

*Autogenic Training

Chiropractic treatment and Autonomic nervous system Dysfunction

Now many studies support that chiropractic adjustment can help to correct nervous system dysfunction. Chiropractic adjustment is powerful because it has direct impact on the nervous system. If you are interested in reading those articles that suggest effectiveness of chiropractic treatment on autonomic nervous system, please click the link below:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10714536

http://chiromt.com/content/16/1/5

http://www.chiro.org/research/ABSTRACTS/The_Somantovisceral_Reflex.shtml

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10714536

http://www.meridianinstitute.com/ceu/ceu13phy.html

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7595111

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1740653

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WHAT’S REALLY IMPORTANT?

 

We have it made these days, with all of the conveniences our grandparents couldn’t even dream of!

But with cell phones, overnight delivery, texting and the like, it seems the latest time-saving technology increases expectations and makes us busier than we were before we had all these “conveniences.”

How we use time can be a major source of stress.

How you use this most precious of all resources reveals a lot about your purpose and what you value.

Many of us work 60- and 70-hours a week in the hopes of having a better life. But our families hardly see us. So who are we really putting all those hours in for?

Stress is something we do to ourselves by what we think is important. While chiropractic care can help each of us better accommodate stress, a better strategy is to slow down and make sure we’re investing our time in what’s really important.

SELF-HEALING

It’s convenient to think of our bodies as machines that take in energy and are able to perform millions of different tasks. But seeing ourselves as mere machines overlooks one critical factor. You and I are self healing. Machines aren’t.

It’s this self-healing capacity that intrigued the very first chiropractor. Why was it that one man would get sick, when another working beside him, exposed to the same germs did not?

This led D.D. Palmer to question the prevailing germ theory of the time. “It must not be the germ, but something intrinsic to the man,” he surmised. Now we know that healthy individuals are perfectly equipped to handle just about any germ or virus that comes our way. In fact, your body is doing it right now without a single conscious thought from you.

Aren’t you glad you’re not a machine?

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