There is a vast difference

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Lola, a prospective patient came in for a consultation the other day. I should note that in most clinics, especially chiropractic clinics, a consultation really means an examination. I do things a little differently because I’ve learned over the years that there’s no point in starting a relationship without first seeing if both parties are on the same page. So …

Build rather than treat

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“My hips are really stiff” said Karen after her session the other day. She added: “I guess I’m only noticing them now because before the session, my back was really tense and compressed and now it’s not, so I’m able to notice my hips more.” I told Karen to stay on the table and stretch so she could work the …

The nerve of some people

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Every once in a while a prospective patient comes into the office who has had a negative experience with chiropractors in the past. Unfortunately, Susie was such a person. During the consultation she relayed that she felt taken advantage of by this chiropractor. He had done an assessment and treated her for neck stiffness but she ended up feeling worse. …

Instead of overthinking it, Allow

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Analysis paralysis is a common habit of the modern mind. Many of us are so used to it that we don’t even realize that we’re doing it. Difficulty focusing, zoning out or spacing out, feeling drained; these are some of the effects of overthinking. Another major problem that overthinking leads to is systemic inflammation. And systemic inflammation is at the …

Forgiveness: Your health depends on it

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When we hold a grudge or feel resentment towards another or ourselves, we actually hold tension in our bodies, creating an enormous physical burden. In the nervous system, we hold that tension in the lower neck (around C5). This tension speeds up degeneration in the spine, creating more arthritis. Unresolved conflict not only has us holding tension in the lower …

A key question to ask

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Whenever we have a symptom of unknown origin, our brains tend to try to supply possible answers. If it’s the Left brain giving us answers, it will tend to offer up one-cause possibilities. For example, let’s say we wake up feeling stiff and sore, we will typically ask ourselves “Is it my pillow? Is it my mattress? Is it from …

What is dysregulation?

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Dysregulation in the nervous system is like a symphony orchestra where all the musicians are playing different lines of music. Imagine what that might sound like! Random dissonance, no harmony, no melody, you wouldn’t be able to recognize what song the orchestra was trying to play. This miscommunication in the nervous system happens between the brain and the body and …

The sexy world of supplements

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Let’s assume that you’re wanting to take a particular supplement either to ensure that you’re filling in whatever holes there may be in your nutrition OR we want some sort of compound to stimulate our bodies to perform better, such as improved sleep, digestion or stress relief. It makes sense then that if you’re going to be ingesting some sort of …

Establishing a rational approach to health

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I’ve been meaning to write about supplements for a long time now. I will often recommend supplements to new patients as well as order supplements at the clinic but I realized that I have never focused on the topic before. Often when I start to write about something, I get to a point where I realize I could go off …

Take a moment for yourself

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The other day when Karen came in for her regular appointment, she asked me “Is it strange for me to notice more tension when I notice a part of my body relaxing?” The answer? Not at all. During an entrainment session, when you feel your body or a part of your body starting to relax, that means that the nervous …