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This issue’s table of contents
- Chiropractic for change
- Chinese medicine for winter change
- Chiropractic can help you run faster, jump higher, be stronger
- Questions and answers about chiropractic
- Did you know?
- Researching chiropractic
- Words of wisdom
Chiropractic for Change
What season causes people to get sick the most? The answer may surprise you – it’s not any particular season; it’s a change of seasons.
Adaptation requires a healthy nervous system. When seasons change, we must adapt to changes in temperature, humidity, light, energy levels, activity, and more. That is why you should especially see your chiropractor when the seasons change. Chiropractic frees your nervous system from stress so you can adapt to your fullest.
Chinese medicine for winter change
The change of seasons affects our health, and each season has its own way of affecting us. Did you ever wonder why you feel more tired in the winter?
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), winter is a time of cold, darkness, dampness, and inactivity. It is a time of rest and restoration. In winter, you should recharge your batteries as you prepare for Spring. Early to bed and late to rise is best, as is a minimum of spending energy.
TCM considers the kidneys as a source of all energy (Qi) within the body. Your kidneys store all your reserve Qi to be used in times of stress and change or to heal, prevent illness, and age gracefully.
So during the winter months, nurturing and nourishing your energy is essential. If you are less active, it’s wise to reduce the amount of food you eat, to avoid gaining weight. Avoid raw foods as much as possible during the winter, as these tend to cool the body. Warming foods for winter include warm hearty soups, whole grains, and roasted nuts to warm the body. Sleep early, rest well, stay warm, relax, and stay warm by the fire. (1)
Chiropractic can help you run faster, jump higher, be stronger
Top athletes from all over the world rely on chiropractic to keep their body structure balanced, their nerve system healthy and their muscles and joints functioning at their peak.
Name the sport: golf, tennis, baseball, football, soccer, track, swimming, hockey, martial arts, wrestling, and all the others – chiropractic is used by top players in all these fields to give them the winning edge. Why? Chiropractic promotes better balance, improved coordination, increased strength, and vitality. Athletes are fine-tuned and very sensitive to their bodies. That’s why they make some of the most grateful chiropractic patients.
Because of the above benefits, chiropractic can help prevent sports injuries and can also help an injured player return to the game or competition faster. (2,3,4)
Of course, you don’t need to be an Olympian or a professional athlete to go to a chiropractor; anyone who uses his/her body needs it to function at its peak. That means everyone. Even computer users, even kids on their smartphones (they especially need chiropractic structural care).
Words of Wisdom
“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.” -Winston Churchill.
“A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.” -Thomas Jefferson.
Chiropractic clinical case histories have been a regular feature of our patient newsletter since its inception. There seems to be no limit to the health problems that respond to chiropractic care. How many people suffering, on drugs, facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care? Probably most of them.
Improvement in language in an autistic boy. A 17-year-old boy with autism, altered behavioral patterns, language deficits, sleeping problems, constipation, and earaches was brought in for chiropractic care.
He was under care for 24 months during which time chiropractic adjustments to reduce subluxation were administered.
The patient responded favorably to chiropractic care. He demonstrated a decrease in the frequency of earaches, normalized sleep patterns, improved language development, behavioral patterns, and digestion. (5)
Allergies and asthma in a 38-year-old. A 38-year-old woman was suffering from allergy-induced asthma since she was a teenager. She also complained of allergies, chronic sinus issues, headaches, and numbness in her right leg.
Adjustments were delivered to subluxations within the spine over the course of six months. Various analysis procedures such as surface electromyography (EMG) and thermography (heat reading) were used to monitor her progress.
After six months of care, the patient reported complete improvement in her asthma and allergies as well as improvement in her other complaints. (6)
Make 2023 a happier and healthier one by bringing in your friends and family for chiropractic checkups to help them avoid drugs and surgery.
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Lauro BM Chiropractic effects on athletic ability Chiropractic: The Journal of Chiropractic Research and Clinical Investigations 1991;6(4):84-87
Interview with Nick Athens, DC Chiropractic Achievers November/December 1989;38
Herring RD, Marcell JL. Reduction in Autistic Behavior & Improvement in Language Development, Sleeping, Constipation, and Ear Infections in a 17-Year-Old Male Following Chiropractic Care: A Case Study. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic ~ December 1, 2022, Pp. 114 -118.
Wozniak J, Kim S. Resolution of Allergic Asthma in a 38-Year-Old Female Undergoing Chiropractic Care for Vertebral Subluxation: A Case Study & Review of Literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ January 3, 2023, ~ Volume 2023 ~ Pages 1-10
With over 20 years in the field, Dr. Dody is a seasoned chiropractor specializing in Functional Nutrition, Neurofeedback, and the Koren Specific Technique (KST). His unique ‘whole person approach’ identifies the root causes of health issues, offering patients not just relief but lasting wellness. Recognized for his expertise, Dr. Dody’s treatments often yield dramatic improvements from the very first visit.