Posts for: February, 2015
This week I was so very happy and grateful to treat 2 week old Sienna Quinn! Sometimes people are surprised that infants so young are brought in for a chiropractic kinesiology treatment, when in fact it is infants that are some of those most in need of chiropractic care (imagine trying to squeeze through a 10cm opening!) Being born is rough, and infants often develop spinal misalignments and sustain other birth trauma, reducing the healthy functioning of their nervous system. This can result in colic, constipation/diarrhea, delayed development, skin rashes, and the list goes on. One neck adjustment, one rib adjustment, and one homeopathic dose, and Sienna was on her way, a much calmer and less fussy baby than when we began! We were also able to determine Sienna's specific dietary sensitivities. Homeopathy and chiropractic manipulations are two of the safest forms of health care for infants, not to mention they greatly enhance health and can truly change a child's life. Adverse events for these therapies are virtually nonexistent, a much better alternative than the slew of side effects and possible adverse events that come with drugs and more invasive therapies. I am so honored to be able to provide this gentle and effective health care for my littlest of patients!
Mind-Body techniques are an essential part of my treatments in the office! The Mind-Body connection has now been scientifically proven, and it is a fact that emotional stressors and complexes that accumulate throughout our life can greatly impact our physical health.
I address these emotional blocks in a variety of ways during my patient's chiropractic kinesiology treatments in-office. We will commonly utilize muscle testing to uncover the negative emotion that causes a muscle (nervous system) weakening. We will then use a variety of techniques to aid the body in processing the emotion, depending on what I feel my patient needs.
These techniques can include thinking of the emotional stressor while receiving an adjustment, and/or making the body aware of the emotional stressor and then applying another treatment method of some kind. I am also trained in Neuro Emotional Technique, which employs a combination of techniques from traditional Chinese Medicine, chiropractic, and Applied Kinesiology to help the body to process current or past emotions which may have overloaded the body's stress management systems.
When approaching my patients, I feel that it is my duty to look at all parts of the whole, not JUST structural (adjustments). Emotional/mental health is an important factor, and my patients tend to benefit much more when it is also addressed in our treatments. So let's get healthy, and happy!