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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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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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Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 | Author: admin

Patti Larson, a mother and author, wrote an article on “Pregnancy Today” magazine about her own experience of being pregnant and receiving help from professional chiropractic care.  “Pregnancy Today” is a nationally recognized magazine that prides itself in being the journal for parents to be.

Patti began by explaining her emotions and her husband’s when they found out they were pregnant.  She was in her mid-thirties and pregnant for the first time, which prompted lots of questions and concerns like: when would she feel the morning sickness, how long would she be able to work, would she be able to bear the pain during delivery and not cry out like a drama queen?  In short, valuable and normal doubts of every first time mom-to-be.

She clarified that she had a healthy diet and slept well, but she was far from being an exercise fan, in other words, she had great intentions but couldn’t commit to an exercise routine.  This is when she wrote about her rescuer, what saved her from suffering unnecessary fatigue, pain, and stress due to her changing body shape and wild hormones: chiropractic care.

Patti explained that she was accustomed to visiting a chiropractor prior to being pregnant, so the logical thing to do was to keep going.  Her chiropractor recommended that she schedule weekly appointments, but that she should increase them if she felt the need.

Her doctor, a chiropractor in Santa Monica, talked about why chiropractic care was so good for Patti during the pregnancy.  He explained that this type of care deals with the functioning nervous system.  When the nervous system is not overly stressed due to environmental aspects, possibly physical, emotional or chemical, the body is able to work in accordance to its particular genetic design.  If a birth is stressful, this will, in turn, cause stress in all the parties involved, and it will stay present until the nervous system’s stress is relieved.  Through chiropractic care, the body is allowed to manage the stress, helping future moms, new ones, and their adorable love bundles, to cope with life much easier.

Chiropractic care can really help during labor, stimulating the body when the due date arrives and passes, and nothing happens, prompting women to start labor in a natural way instead of letting a hospital use drugs to do it.  Patti stated that she not only continued with the care during her pregnancy, but also after she gave birth to her daughter Madeline.

To finish, she explained that Madeline received regular adjustments during her second week in this world and she never suffered from colic, ear infections, colds, or any other type of sickness before she turned one, which is the most vulnerable period for babies.

She confessed that many people are shocked when she tells them that her daughter sees a chiropractor, however, they also agree that she is among the most vivacious and active babies they have met.  Many people call her lucky, but she knows it is all in the adjustment!

So, follow Patti’s advice and confirm it for yourself, talk to a professional Ottawa chiropractor and discover a life without aches.

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