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Posts for: August, 2017

My patient Jawaad was kind enough to share his very FIRST chiropractic kinesiology experience with us all!
I have been treating many of Jawaad's family members, and one of them finally brought 16 year old Jawaad in last week. A big thanks to patient Heather for bringing him in.
Even though Jawaad has no major pains or health complaints, he still came in for a proper chiropractic tune up. Just as we see our MD or dentist yearly, for example, we should receive regular holistic chiropractic care to ensure that our body and particularly nervous system is functioning at its optimal, and to aid in preventing the occurrence of any major injuries or health problems.
His session included chiropractic adjustments, muscle testing and muscle therapy, organ system work, mind-body techniques, nutritional sensitivity testing, and more.
I look forward to seeing Jawaad again in the future for another tune up. A big thanks again to my awesome patients Jawaad and Heather!
 

 

I've got more great info for you all today thanks to the help of my fantastic patient Christina! We took some time out after her treatment yesterday to take some photos to demonstrate another great technique I use with patients- pelvic blocking from Sacro-Occipital Technique.

Pelvic blocking addresses pelvic/hip misalignments that can lead to a wide range of dysfunction and symptomatic problems including hip/pelvis/lower back/knee problems, hormonal issues, ovary/testicular pain, shoulder problems, cranial (skull) problems, headaches, a general feeling of tension in the body, and more. 

The hips/pelvis complex affects the entire body and is so important for overall body function. For example, anyone with upper body complaints should always have their hips/pelvis checked as well. Everything is so intricately connected. Specifically, the pelvis is connected to the neck and upper back by way of something called the dura mater, which is the membrane enveloping the brain and spinal cord.

I asses the need for any pelvic blocking during the treatment using my tool of Applied Kinesiology muscle testing, which is highly reliable and an amazing tool!

Pelvic blocking works differently from high velocity manual adjustments. Pelvic blocking is a way to balance the lower back/hips with a slow, gentle method that treats and relaxes the muscles/ligaments naturally. Both higher force and lower force adjustive techniques have a place and together are a powerful combination.

Thanks to Christina for being such a wonderful patient. She's always smiling and ready for whatever the treatment brings her. Christina is also a registered nurse and so brings a lot of her own knowledge and insights to the treatments as well! Thank you Christina for being an awesome teammate with me on your optimal health journey!

 


Lately my patients have been asking me about something that most people wouldn't think to ask their chiropractor about: Vision. When they tell me about their vision or eye problems, they usually preface it with "I don't know if you can do anything for this, but...."
I am SO glad that my patients are starting to ask me about improving their vision or any vision/eye related problems as they are seeing that, as a holistic chiropractor, I work on much more than just aches, pains, and the spine!
There are actually MANY things that can be done in a holistic chiropractic visit to improve eye-related concerns.
This is all that can affect the eyes/vision and what I check whenever a patient mentions their eyes:
*I correct all spinal misalignments, particularly in the neck and in the cranium (skull bones), as these bones particularly affect the nerves to the eyes.
*I check the small intrinsic muscles and ligaments of the neck and the relationship between the occiput (base of skull) and atlas bones through a procedure called "Rocker Motion".
*I check the TMJ, which greatly affects the eyes and also allows for waste drainage from the eyes. Fluid build up in the eye often leads to the common health condition of Glaucoma.
*I check the muscles supporting the neck and head.
*I check the actual position of the eye in the orbit and work on small eye muscles if necessary to change eye position.
*I always check for dietary sensitivities that could be weakening the body including the eyes and vision. I muscle test for the need of any nutrients crucial to eye health including vitamins D, B12, vit A, C, E, lutein, zinc, and others.
*I incorporate procedures from Total Body Modification to address vision as well.
*I incorporate Neuro Emotional Technique for any mental/emotional stressors affecting the body.
This is a great example of why you should ask your holistic chiropractor about any and all health concerns that you have! When we combine not only musculoskeletal treatment, but also biochemical and emotional treatments as well, we can affect the body in much broader ways!