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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 | Author: admin

In their search for more natural options to maintain health and treat disease, many people ask and research if regular chiropractic care has any meaningful benefits.  We have to say that, yes, it most definitely has, and we will explain why.

First, it is important to understand how you define prevention.  In the field of traditional medicine, prevention means detecting a serious disease early in its development, or employing toxic shots or medicine which present side effects that are much worse than the condition itself.

What traditional medicine hasn’t accounted for, and what most doctors and patients ignore, is that these methods only work when the illness is already present in the body.  Do you really think this is prevention?  Isn’t it obvious where the medical field’s main interest resides?  Yes, sadly, in your wallet.

Let’s just analyze one common procedure: mammograms.  It has been shown that 70% to 80% of the positive findings in a mammogram are proven negative by following biopsies, and around 25% of the real cancer cases are missed by mammograms.  Mammograms employ very high doses of ionizing radiation to create an x-ray image of the tissue in the breast.  This type of radiation is known to increase the activity of cancerous cells, and, in reality, can cause cancer to appear.

Just consider the proven fact that around 52% of women may have inactive cancerous cells in their breasts that may never become active; however, when exposed to high doses of radiation, this can change.  In other words, receiving regular mammograms may in reality increase many women’s chances of developing cancer.

A study performed not long ago showed that out of every 2000 women who received mammograms for more than 10 years, only one got a chance for a longer life, while 10 had to go through pointless and most likely harmful procedures.  The hidden truth behind these studies is how profitable these procedures are for the cancer industry.  In reality, mammograms are not wildly promoted because they detect cancer; these are forced on women because they mean big bucks.  And very sadly, this is what many think preventive medicine is all about.

Our health is always changing.  You can easily mark a scale from 0 to 10, where 0 is “almost dying” and 10 is “perfect health”, and on a daily basis, track where your status is.  You can also think what actions could increase the number and which ones will decrease it or maintain it.  The truth is that preventive medicine is anything that prevents or minimizes your moves towards the low numbers, while at the same time moves you up the scale.

In other words, the benefits must overpower the negatives, and these should be much better than doing nothing.  So, what would be the deeper functional benefits here?  Why keep getting regular chiropractic care if you feel and look like a million bucks?

Well, this regular practice basically helps you move towards the upper end of the scale every single day.  A chiropractic adjustment is much more than cracking your back; it enhances your nervous system’s ability to work at its best.  The nervous system controls and manages almost every body function, thus, it is essential for good health, just as much as good nutrition, exercise, and enough sleep are.  Whether a person is healthy or sick, chiropractic care will provide great benefits and almost no disadvantages.

Consider it this way:  if you give your car and teeth maintenance, why not give it to your body?  Remember that you can always get a new car, but you will never be able to get a new body if it fails.

Ask your Ottawa chiropractor about the many benefits that come with regular chiropractic care. You will be amazed and most certainly relieved to have found such a powerful health alternative.

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Thursday, January 21st, 2010 | Author: admin

If you are a parent, you certainly know about the suffering an ear infection can give your baby.  It means pain, irritability, and endless nights of sleep deprivation, and as you may already know, most of these infections are caused by a virus, in other words antibiotics are not the appropriate option.

When a child is given high doses of antibiotics to fight an ear infection, the ‘super bugs’ develop.  These are bacteria resistant to antibiotics, so the child is given stronger antibiotics only to allow bacteria to conquer these too.  In addition, antibiotics change the gastrointestinal function because besides killing bad bacteria, they also get rid of the good one, which is indispensable for a healthy digestion, increasing the chance for candida, yeast, and thrush infections.

So, what can you do as a parent to get your child out of his or her misery and prevent this pain from happening again?  Given that traditional medicine hasn’t proved very effective and that the continuous use of medication can have serious health consequences, many parents are researching alternative and natural remedies as an option.  Some of the most popular remedies amongst these are chiropractic care, some foods, and essential oils and herbs.

Chiropractic care is the most used type of alternative medicine.  It cares for patients by correcting misalignments in the spine and other joints that get in the way of the nervous system’s functioning.  This system controls all body processes, including the immune system and lymphatic drainage from the head and ears, and if it is not working in the right way, nothing else will.  However, treating deficient lymphatic drainage and immune system through a chiropractor will help the body heal the ear infection.

Children who visit the chiropractor get a soft and exact adjustment as well as a lymphatic massage.  The chiropractor may also recommend certain diets, for example, one without dairy, to decrease mucous.

Essential oils can make the child more comfortable while he or she is suffering pain.  Eucalyptus oil in a humidifier can alleviate congestion; some tea tree oil with olive oil becomes a great massage oil that you can stroke from behind the ears diagonally down to the collarbone; and warm garlic with mullein oil can relieve pain and inflammation when poured into the ear, just make sure the eardrum is intact before putting oil in the ear canal.

Herbs like Echinacea, goldenseal, olive leaf, and St. John’s Wort are great options too.  The first two speed healing by improving the immune system, olive leaf fights infection, and the last one possesses antiviral properties and reduces inflammation.

No matter the kind of treatment you choose for your child, if he or she is getting worse, contact your doctor immediately; nothing should get in the way of ensuring your child’s safety and wellbeing.

An Ottawa chiropractor is one of the best options out there when looking for alternative medicine options for your child.  Her mission and vision are directed towards promoting total wellness, education, healing, and transformation, at the deepest levels of the body, mind, and spirit.

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 | Author: admin

Chiropractors have become very famous among sports players.  Once the players started noting the benefits of chiropractic care for injuries as well as for better performance, chiropractor’s offices started getting swamped with athletes looking for durable relief.  Chiropractic care has become a sort of hidden secret for success in sports.

The use of this type of care has been examined thoroughly across National Football League teams in the US.  When asked about chiropractic care use and referral, almost fifty percent of NFL trainers, the head athletic trainers of the National Football league teams, all men, with 17 years or more of experience in the sports field, and who had been in their current position for at least a year, answered that  they had been treated personally by a chiropractor.

A big percentage of NFL teams use chiropractors in an official role, as part of their personnel, but almost all trainers had referred a patient to a chiropractor outside their payroll for evaluation or treatment.  One thing was crystal clear, all of the trainers, 100%, agree that there are players who use chiropractic care without referrals from their team’s medical personnel.

Many of the trainers also agreed that players with suspected spinal subluxations (the technical term for spinal misalignments) must be referred to a chiropractor; but even more trainers agreed that there is a place for a chiropractor in the NFL.  In addition, these trainers understand that the role of a sports’ chiropractor is different from the one of a team physician.

Chiropractic care is not a privilege of football athletes; many other athletes engaged in many different sports count on chiropractic care.  John Stockton is a basketball legend that credits his success, even at the age of forty, to a good chiropractor.  When he was asked to explain why, he answered that although he was not an expert in chiropractic care and what the discipline comprised, he knew it was not just about adjustment. He knew it dealt with balancing muscles and general health.  He continued saying it has been great for him and his family, and that right next to chiropractic care, what kept him being a success was the love for the game and having fun with his family.

This clear evidence shows that everyone who performs a physical activity, be it professionally, for health reasons, or just leisure, will benefit from consulting with a professional chiropractor to get the most out of the sport of their choice.  And if you are in Ottawa, take a look at this Ottawa chiropractor, and get ready to play your best game ever!

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