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Posts for: May, 2016

Blood pressure is something I check on every patient at the initial visit, and oftentimes during later treatments as well.
Blood pressure is another one of those health issues that the conventional medical field has taken a "lower is better" stance on. This usually means prescribing different blood pressure lowering-drugs that can cause side effects such as mineral deficiency, diarrhea/constipation, headaches and dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and more, and often negatively impact organs such as the kidneys, heart, and adrenal glands.
So why not get to the true, root cause of high blood pressure, and treat it without harming or forcing the body, but rather by giving it what it needs and treating it naturally?
First, more appropriate normal blood pressure readings: Systolic (upper number) BP can be up to 110+ half your age, while Diastolic (lower number) should be under 100, even better if under 90.
For many, these numbers may be a little higher than expected. This is because it is normal for blood pressure to increase with age, because we lose elasticity in our blood vessels and actually need blood pressure to increase to keep our blood pumping throughout our body.
If someone does in fact have high blood pressure, there are a number of factors to consider and address. The nervous system, adrenal glands, liver, and kidneys all help to regulate blood pressure. Making sure these organs are healthy is absolutely essential in working on high blood pressure. With muscle testing, we check these organ systems to see if they are functioning optimally or not. If they are not, we get them functioning optimally again, with adjustments, organ system work, possible supplements, and more. Oftentimes, high blood pressure is a signal that one or more of these organ systems need support.
Emotions and stress are always important to address with high blood pressure as well. Mind-body techniques such as Neuro Emotional Technique can work wonders at reducing emotional stresses on the physical body.
Cranial bone (skull bone) and TMJ (jaw joint) balance and alignment is very important for blood pressure regulation.
Allergies can cause hypertension via a reaction that causes swelling in the body.
Function of the diaphragm muscle is essential for healthy blood pressure as well.
As you can see, there are many factors to look at when it comes to blood pressure! These factors include structural, biochemical, and emotional causes of high blood pressure.
Rather than cover up the body's warning signs and symptoms, why not address the true underlying cause of the issue? With Applied Kinesiology and Chiropractic, it can be very simple!
 

Lately there have been quite a number of bugs going around, and people getting sick frown emoticon

While we do appreciate the concern from our patients about coming in to the office while they are sick, there is truly no better time to come in for your chiropractic kinesiology treatment!

I always talk about how a chiropractic treatment can boost the immune system (the body's fighter and protective system), but I recently came across this info graphic that states exactly how a chiropractic adjustment does that. This info graphic cites some awesome research that has been done to determine exactly how chiropractic is enhancing the body's immune system, and it's pretty amazing!

There was also a study done in 1994 on HIV positive patients who were receiving regular chiropractic care. These patients showed an incredible 48% increase in immune system cells to fight viruses. 

By getting treated and enhancing nervous system function, you will likely improve your odds of beating illness in quicker time, while being more comfortable, and ensuring better immunity in the future to such bugs!

In my opinion, a chiropractic kinesiology treatment is better than any drug or medicine in combating sickness. At the first sign that I am coming down with something, I schedule to get treated myself right away. The best thing to do is to strengthen your body's own defenses.

On a final note, again not to worry- we disinfect the entire office and my treatment room often to make sure we keep it a sanitary, healthy, and happy place!

Here's to a fun Friday for everyone and a rejuvenating rest of the weekend!

 


It's Monday and we are back in full swing here at the office!

My patient Pat was kind enough to share some photos of her recent treatment here at Synergy Chiropractic!

In addition to working on some hip pain, some of Pat's concerns are arthritis and osteoporosis, two conditions that tend to be common in our society. 

I address arthritis- inflammation of the joints of the body, and osteoporosis-decreased bone and particularly bone strength, from a holistic perspective. 

First and foremost, I inspect and treat the musculoskeletal structure of the body, making sure that all joints that may be restricted and need to be adjusted are adjusted. I check for the necessity of a chiropractic adjustment with my muscle testing. Depending on the muscle testing results, I know whether to manually adjust the spine or to use a more gentle technique to restore alignment. Appropriately adjusting the spine results in decreased swelling, inflammation, pain, and stiffness throughout the body, as well as improved nervous system function and thus overall body function.

The structural system is definitely not the only part of joint issues and bone disease. I also check for any biochemical stressors that may be contributing to arthritis and osteoporosis. This includes organ system weakness, high levels of inflammation in the body, food sensitivities like what, dairy, corn, soy, and sugar, nutrient deficiencies, and more.

A common food sensitivity that I find with osteoporosis is wheat and grains. Wheat is acidifying to the gastro-intesitnal tract. In an effort to buffer the blood to keep it from getting to acidic, the body will pull minerals like calcium and magnesium from the bones into the bloodstream. Years of eating too many grains in the diet can result in bone loss throughout the body.

Another deficiency I also find is protein. If the body is low in protein due to low dietary protein intake, the body will pull protein out of the synovial fluid in the joints, leaving the joints weakened and vulnerable.

These are two great examples of why it is so important to check for any biochemical issues with any kind of joint related issue or disease, in addition to working on the skeletal structure with our holistic manual therapies.

Thanks Pat for sharing, and thank you all for reading! 

 

 


 

Hello from our first patient of the day, little 1 year old Sienna!

Sienna is in for a chiropractic kinesiology treatment to help keep her immune system boosted and functioning optimally while she battles a bacterial infection.  She also had some recent blood work done that revealed small amounts of lead in her system, which we focused on helping her to detox out of her body. 

Sienna needed a few adjustments and some bodywork and one special homeopathic remedy, and she was on her way!

What a great way to kick off our Wednesday! Hope you all are having a good hump day as well.


So far this week I have seen a 3 week old baby boy and a 1.5 year old little boy for treatments! I love treating infants and children and believe that they are a one of the populations that can reap the most health benefits from chiropractic kinesiology care, since their bodies are so receptive to these gentle, holistic treatments.
Oftentimes, conservative treatments with chiropractic kinesiology can resolve many health issues in children, including colic, constipation/diarrhea and GI distress, baby reflux, torticollis, sleep issues, difficulty breastfeeding, and more. Using my tools of chiropractic adjusting, muscle testing, reflex points, meridian balancing, mind-body techniques, and more, we can help restore proper alignment and nervous system function, and therefore overall body function, to these young children!
I saw the 3 week old baby this week for issues with constipation and frequent spitting up. This was his second time in for treatment and already we are seeing almost regular daily bowel movements, whereas before he would go for days without a bowel movement.
I saw the 1.5 year old post-adenoid removal surgery to help him recover and detox from the various medications he was given for the procedure.
These are both great examples of situations where it would be wise to bring a child in for treatment. Both of these patients mother's were smart to bring their young ones in for treatment for these differing issues. Thanks to both moms for taking such an proactive role in their children's health!
I am looking forward to what the rest of the week holds for me here at Synergy Chiropractic, and how many more people I can help with this wonderful work!