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Chiropractic For Natural Healing

July 22, 2017 Darlene Cobb 0

SPINE ANATOMY 101

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The spine is the main support for our bodies and it lets us stand up straight, bend, and twist while also defending the spinal cord from damage.  The spinal cord is made of 33 vertebrae, which are stacked in an interlocking pattern.  “Thirty-one pairs of spinal nerves branch off of the spinal cord.  The spinal nerves carry messages back and forth between the body and spinal cord  controls sensation and movement.” Each spinal nerve is associated with the vertebrae above, which it comes from.  When there is pain or illness in the body, it is associated with specific vertebrae in the spinal cord and, therefore, can mean that there is a problem with the nerves associated with the specific vertebrae.  That is where a chiropractor comes in.

 

 

WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC?

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Chiropractic is a natural type of health treatment that uses spinal manipulations to realign the spine and to re-establish correct functioning of the nervous system.  This helps the body to heal naturally without the use of drugs or surgery.  When a chiropractor adjusts your spine, the natural flow of the messages and energy in your nerves is restored and your body can go about its job without interruption.  It’s just like if there were a river and a dam was built across it, the water couldn’t flow properly.  When the dam is removed, the water can continue its flow.  A simplified example, but it explains the process quite well.

 

 

WHAT IS A CHIROPRACTOR?

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A chiropractor is a “health care professional concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health.” A chiropractor must have attended chiropractic college and earn a professional doctorate, which in most cases means that they already received a bachelor’s degree from another educational institution.  They need to do a minimum of 1000 hours of supervised clinicals and must pass a board exam to become licensed.  Chiropractic is usually categorized as alternative or complementary medicine.

 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT AT A CHIROPRACTICE APPOINTMENT

Since the chiropractor needs to see how your spine is doing, they will take x-rays.  Most chiropractors will be able to tell from looking at a patient what their issues might be because of the position of the vertebrae (when laying facedown on a exam bench), how a patient is standing and their posture.  It is uncanny how they see a patient and then will ask, “Are you having issues with __________________?”  9-1/2 out of 10 times, that is the issue that the patient is having.  The chiropractor will have a discussion about the issues that the patient is having and will also consult the x-ray.  A treatment plan will then be presented.

At the beginning, a patient may go for treatment several times a week, then once a week, then bi-weekly and then monthly, depending upon the specific issue.  Monthly maintenance appointments are then scheduled to keep the spine aligned.  Everyday life (movements, falls, sleep positions, sitting positions, etc) subluxates, or partially dislocates, our spine and it needs to be realigned for proper functioning.

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The manipulations do not hurt.  They will often give the patient immediate relief from pain.  If someone has or feels an illness coming, the realignment can alleviate or speed the healing of the illness.  Sometimes chiropractors will prescribe an icing regimen when they begin their adjustments in case of any soreness.  When manipulations begin, they are totally new and different movements for the body so soreness can, but doesn’t always, occur.

Chiropractic is another non-pharmaceutical, non-surgery health management technique that can be adopted by anyone who wants a more non-invasive, natural treatment.…

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Healing Crystals:  Their Role In Natural Healing

July 19, 2017 Darlene Cobb 0

 

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Many people may think that using crystals is in the realm of the magic.  If you want to adopt a more natural healing process, crystals are a great alternative.  If you look at crystals from a strictly science standpoint, they make a lot of sense because they are made out of stones that have different vibrations, which have an effect on everything around them.…

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Acupuncture For Natural Healing

July 18, 2017 Darlene Cobb 0

 

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How many times have you been watching television and a commercial comes on for some type of pharmaceutical that treats a specific ailment?  The commercial usually has a positive story line to it with happy, smiling people.  Then they get to the side effects of the pharmaceutical and all that happiness comes to a grinding halt.  The side effects are often worse than the ailment they are treating!  There has to be a better way to heal the body.…

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Daily Exercise Routine And Its Role In Natural Healing

July 17, 2017 Darlene Cobb 0

 

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When we are feeling tired or on the verge of getting sick, exercise is probably the last thing on our mind.  However, doing some exercise, even a small amount, can have a big effect on our energy level and immune system.  A regular routine of exercise has many positive outcomes for our body, mind and soul. You can read more from this site: anyanakai.com/. No caffeine or other stimulant needed.…

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Meditation Techniques For Calming The Mind

July 10, 2017 Darlene Cobb 0
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Stress plays a major role in our lives. We feel it at home when we are pressured to meet our financial obligations. At work, the nagging boss gets to our nerves when he’s looking for the report from two days ago. Our kids, no matter how much we love them, annoy us when they insist on doing what’s not to be done. When we want so much to relax and unwind, but the nanny just couldn’t make it tonight. We just raise our hands in desperation because we’re going to be watching the baby instead of the cinema movie.

Oftentimes, we fail to keep our cool at the biggest and the slightest things, and we want to blow up in anger and shout to release that heavy feeling in our chest. It seems that no matter how many times we’ve dealt with stress and anxiety, we just couldn’t get used to it.  Could there be something we can do to maintain our inner balance consistently? Can we possibly find an effective strategy to keep it together – mind, body, and spirit – harmoniously?…

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Vitamin Supplements For Natural Healing

July 7, 2017 Darlene Cobb 0

 

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There are thousand of supplements available for all types of wellness and ailments.  The goal of supplements is to keep a person well and strong so that they don’t have to rely on pharmaceuticals that only treat symptoms.  Pharmaceuticals can have many unwanted side effects and, while they may take away the symptoms of one ailment, they may cause harm to the body.  If you were to purchase poor quality supplements, the same could hold true.…