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You Were Born To Be Healthy. We have been blessed with such wonderful bodies. Our bodies are designed to last us over a hundred years in perfect physical and mental health. So, what happens to us? A lifetime of physical, mental and chemical stress wears us down, weakens us and causes our bodies to malfunction.

Subluxations Damage Your Health One of the most common and serious forms of stress you can have in your body is vertebral subluxation (or simply subluxation).

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What Is A Subluxation?

A subluxation is a weakened area, usually a distortion in your spine that causes nerve damage. The most common symptoms of subluxations are: premature aging, loss of height, unbalanced posture, weakness and pain. However, subluxations can also cause or contribute to internal organ malfunction: muscle, cartilage, disc and spine degeneration and lowered resistance to disease.

Subluxations create disharmony in your body, a precondition for sickness and disease of all kinds.

Often unnoticed for years subluxations are often painless; you may be suffering from them for years before symptoms appear, while your health is deteriorating.

Early signs of subluxation damage an old Chinese proverb states: “There wouldn’t be any major health problems if we paid attention to minor ones”. Quite simply, one of the first signs of your body not working right is fatigue. You might, for example, become fatigued earlier in the day than usual or be aware of more stress and tension in your neck, shoulder or lower back; you may develop sleeping problems or depression. Although these signs may occur over many years, there are times, for example after an auto accident or other trauma, that they appear as if overnight.

Most people ignore the little health problems that become visible, hoping they will go away. Well, usually something does go away and that something is your sensitivity. Your problems stay and grow but your ability to feel them fades from your consciousness. The voices of sensitivity and pain (they unfortunately go together) become lost in the background noise of your life.

Disease Takes Time Except in cases of trauma, the development of disease is often a subtle and gradual process. Look at the sick old people around you. Do you think they willingly gave up, overnight, the enthusiasm in their step, the glow in their eyes, the liveliness in their being? No one wakes up suddenly older. The silent weakening, wearing down and stiffening of their lives, and the resulting boredom, happened slowly, ever so slowly.

Don’t wait until you are too old why wait until you have a health problem to see a chiropractor? Why wait until you’ve aged beyond your years and are constantly tired and fatigued before you do something about your health? Why not practice preventive health maintenance? Why not have your spinal column checked for spinal nerve stress before you get sick?

Your immune system works 24/7, 365 days a year to keep you at 100%, your essential you! It patrols your every nook and cranny attacking, neutralizing and destroying useless and dangerous things inside you such as bacteria, viri, splinters, dirt, dead cells, cell pieces and even cancer.

Your powerful healing ability, the landmark book Spontaneous Remission is a compilation of hundreds of documented cases of individuals whose cancers (nearly every kind); infectious and parasitic diseases; endocrine, nutritional, metabolic and immune disorders diseases of the blood and blood-forming disorders; nervous system disorders; mental disorders and other diseases spontaneously healed. The authors state:

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There is a wide body of evidence suggesting that extraordinary healing, including regression of normally fatal tumors, takes place with no know scientific explanation.

Such observations have long been noted:

The body is fighting cancer all the time and winning early cancers are probably being detected and combated in the body on a regular basis. If you take this process and step it up in intensity, you have the miracle of spontaneous remission.

In the forward to Remarkable Recovery, Larry Dossey, MD observes how MDs often relate to this phenomenon:

As a young doctor I once saw a case of untreated metastatic lung cancer disappear. I sought out two of my professors and asked their opinion about what had happened. One simply responded, We see this, and walked away. The other replied, This is the natural course of the disease.cases of cancer that just went away were a reminder that doctors dont know everything. In the wake of this experience, I gradually drifted into the typical response of the medical profession toward this type of remarkable recovery. Ignore it.

How do you do that you have an incredible healing ability protecting you all the time. It has many levels: your skin and the mucous membranes in your nose and throat create a physical barrier to invasion, digesting juices dissolve germs, urine cleans your urinary tract and skin secretions kill many germs when youre alive (thats why cadavers turn colors). Other defenses include fever to burn off infections, swelling to bring healing to injured areas and specialized cells that attack and devour intruders.

Immune diseases but whats powerful for good can be potent for bad. An unhealthy immune system can overreact as in allergic or hypersensitivity disorders, can under react as in immune deficiency disorders or can attack the body itself as in autoimmune disorders.

Disorders of the immune system once-rare diseases such as allergies, asthma, lupus, cancer, arthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, autism, chronic fatigue syndrome and others are increasingly common. Today a growing number of clinicians and scientists feel that childhood immunization is a cause of immune system disorders. The famed pediatrician Robert Mendelsohn, MD, asked: Have we traded mumps and measles for cancer and leukemia?

“Chiropractors correct abnormalities of the intellect as well as those of the body.”
– D.D. Palmer, Discoverer of Chiropractic

Shortly after its discovery, chiropractics mind-healing (psycho-therapeutic) effects were observed. Many people suffering from severe as well as mild conditions such as anxiety, insomnia, chronic stress, depression, mental dullness and other conditions reported relief of their problems.

Due to chiropractic success in this area, chiropractic sanitariums were founded throughout the United States. They reported success rates far better than medical sanitariums and institutions.

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Today the new scientific discipline of mind-body relationships (PNI or psychoneuroimmunology) is revealing the many ways that your thoughts and feelings affect your physical health and the many ways your physical health affects your emotional health.

PNI has discovered (actually rediscovered) that many conditions considered emotional or mental may in fact be neurological, due to a malfunctioning nervous system. When nervous system function is improved, many conditions considered emotional can resolve. This has been especially obvious following chiropractic care.

Chiropractic promotes a sound mind in a sound body by removing a serious form of nervous system damage, the vertebral subluxation complex (subluxation). When the spine and nervous system are relieved of subluxation damage by chiropractic adjustments, psychological health has been observed to improve. Your nervous system appears to be a bridge or intermediary between your mind and body. Its proper functioning affects both ends of the bridge when you are freed from subluxations.

Almost everyone adjusted [for subluxations] is benefited. Chiropractors should occupy posts in every mental hospital.

– Herbert C. Hender, MD, chief psychiatrist at the Clear View Sanitarium

Clinical Observations Chiropractic has shown dramatic effects on children diagnosed with emotional and/or learning disorders. Among benefits noticed are improved IQ, improved behavior, better attention span and concentration, and improved vision, hearing and muscular coordination, in many cases children were able to stop taking Ritalin and other drugs.

All children diagnosed with learning and behavioral problems, including hyperactivity (ADD, ADHD), dyslexia, autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, developmental delay and other nervous system disorders need to have their spines checked by a chiropractor.

Chiropractic has even been observed to reduce or remove phobias and stress. However, the benefits of subluxation correction are not only for those with observed problems; all children as well as adults may get a brain boost from chiropractic care.

Subluxations appear to decrease blood supply to certain parts of the brain and this may be why whiplash and accident victims exhibit nervousness, stress, concentration, vision and emotional symptoms. It has also been observed that preschool children who have experienced even a mild head injury can have neurological problems years later. Research studies and clinical observation indicate that one way chiropractic helps brain function is by increasing blood supply to the brain. There may also be other mechanisms as well.

Since childhood is so full of falls and accidents, a chiropractic spinal checkup should be as much a part of a child’s healthcare as vision and hearing checkups. How many conditions considered emotional in adults may be due to a fall or accident in childhood that has compromised the nervous system? No one knows.

What Outcome Studies Reveal Outcome studies have revealed the psychological benefits of chiropractic care. In one study of 2,818 chiropractic patients those under regular chiropractic care reported greater physical health, improved emotional health, less stress in their lives and enhanced life enjoyment.

Other outcome studies have also revealed that chiropractic patients report improved mental health, more vitality and better overall health status.

Chiropractic’s the last frontier of physical treatment of disorders of the mind. It is not surprising that chiropractic lifts depression will become an important tool in psychiatric treatment chiropractic has hardly yet started on a predictable course to it pinnacle as the most used procedure in Medicine.

– R.F. Gorman, Australian researcher and physician.

Please be aware that chiropractic is not for physical or emotional/mental disorders: it is for people. No matter what condition or disease you or your loved ones may be manifesting, being free of vertebral subluxations is absolutely necessary for complete physical and emotional health and well-being.

You Can’t Avoid It. What? Avoid stress? Impossible! To be alive is to be under stress. Interestingly, stress is not necessarily bad for you. Any emotion, any activity causes stress. The same stress which makes one person sick can be an invigorating experience for another.

Stress Is Good Or Bad. With too little of it, you’d be bored to tears; but with too much you’d develop emotional and physical disease. When properly handled, stress can mean a life of challenge, excitement and growth. The biographies of great scientists, explorers, artists and other creative people reveal that times of intense stress are also times of insight, creativity, accomplishment and growth.

You can grow, thrive and heal in the face of stress or be reduced to dullness and disease.

It’s often said that stress is one of the most destructive elements in people’s daily lives, but that’s only a half-truth. The way we react to stress is more important than the stress itself.

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When you’re faced with a stressful situation, complicated things happen inside you; chemicals and nerve impulses create the general adaptation syndrome or G.A.S., which has three stages:

First is the call to arms the alarm reaction. Messages stream from your brain to your endocrine (hormonal) system in a fight or flight response. If the stress stops, you revert to normal. If the stress continues, you enter the stage of resistance your body tries to adapt to the stress; it puts up the barricades, so to speak. You run from or fight the threat, you tense your muscles, you raise your fever, and you struggle to prevail. If the stress stops, you revert to normal. If the stress still continues you may enter the stage of exhaustion. Your system falls prey to ill health.

Chronic Stress In the old days you’d confront a lion, tiger or bear and run away from it. After running safely away, your stress levels would drop. Or you’d fight it and kill it so it would become dinner and your stress would disappear.

But what if you have a fight with your boss or spouse? What about making a living and paying bills? You can’t run away and you can’t kill you have to cope. Living in this world of not quite fight and not quite flight causes us to carry around unresolved, chronic stress much of the time. Chronic stress means you never completely relax and, because of the energy drain, your body and mind become fatigued. You are then more susceptible to colds, infection, ulcers, digestive troubles, high blood pressure, asthma, arthritis, heart disease and premature aging.

Dealing with Chronic Stress a person under stress is more likely to have a weakened immune system. Conversely, having a shoulder to cry on or friends to talk to helps you deal with chronic stress. Such relationships increase life expectancy and help fight any disease including cancer. Even the companionship of a pet is healing: Dogs take a bite out of stress because they provide unconditional support. The elderly pet owners visited doctors less than their same-aged counterparts who had no pets.

Prayer and medication also relieve stress. One study of 2,000 people practicing meditation showed that they had a significant reduction in a wide spectrum of ailments, particularly tumors and infectious diseases.

Writing about stressful experiences has a powerful healing effect. Journal writers had reduced symptoms of asthma and rheumatoid arthritis in one study.

The Chiropractic approach one of the simplest and easiest ways of stress reduction is having a chiropractic spinal adjustment.

Chiropractors are especially trained to free you from a severe, destructive, chronic stress: the vertebral subluxation complex (subluxation). A subluxation is a very common, often painless distortion in your body that affects your nerves and spine, stressing you physically and emotionally.

You may have subluxations in your body for years without knowing it, while your health is being undermined, your energy drops, you age faster, develop disease and show increasing wear and tear in your body. It’s similar to a house with termites no apparent damage at first but one day the floor collapses!

Doctors of chiropractic specialize in the correction of the vertebral subluxation complex. Chiropractic care, by removing vertebral subluxation stress from your body, improves the function of your nervous system and promotes better adaptation to stress, whether physical or psychological.

No matter what your health problem, keeping your body free of the vertebral subluxation complex will permit you to better deal with stress, heal better, function better and enjoy life more. Are you carrying the chronic stress of the vertebral subluxation complex in your body? Are your loved one? Only a chiropractic spinal checkup can tell.

You Can’t Avoid It. What? Avoid stress? Impossible! To be alive is to be under stress. Interestingly, stress is not necessarily bad for you. Any emotion, any activity causes stress. The same stress which makes one person sick can be an invigorating experience for another.

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For one thing, it means you’re more balanced in your relationship with your parts, your head is more centered, your hips and shoulders are more level, your posture is more attractive and you are walking more comfortably as your joints have less stress upon them. You can expect to have more energy in your day-to-day life as your relationship with your parts continues to improve.

You may feel more awake as your brain has more blood flow and your vision may be sharper. That’s why children under chiropractic care have an increased attention span, improved concentration and are doing better in school.

If you’re like many people you’re here because of a health problem or particular condition. Often, many people feel a change in their symptoms within a day of their first adjustment : less pain, more movement, greater ease, better sleep, improved digestion, easier breathing, greater strength, improved relaxation, a lifting of depression and other signs of health restoration. However, chiropractic is not a treatment for a particular complaint but a system of stabilizing, strengthening and balancing your entire body. Since healing takes more time for some than others, not everyone feels better immediately. But with less subluxation (pinched nerves) in your body you are better than you were before. You are improving right now!

Athletes Know Are you an athlete who has heard that chiropractic can help give that winning edge? It’s true. You’ll notice your reaction time will improve, your hand-eye coordination will get better and your muscle coordination will be more efficient. Athletes are often exquisitely sensitive to their bodies and often know when they need an adjustment. People who meditate also are sensitive to their bodies and often know when a subluxation is present.

You’ll never know it all but no matter how many changes you notice, you’ll never know all the wonderful things adjustments do because the magic lies beneath the surface with literally millions of chemical reactions!… blood pressure, heart rate, brain function, hormone levels

At the moment you receive a chiropractic adjustment hundreds and thousands of body functions are affected. Your nerves are better able to send life’s messages, your brain and other internal organs begin to function more efficiently, old trapped energies are awakened and healing may begin on many levels.

Everybody responds to chiropractic care in their own unique way. However, after over a hundred years of adjusting patients, chiropractic researchers and clinicians have noticed certain general post-adjustment side-effects or reactions. Among the most common are:

You may feel relaxed, more peaceful and aware that the old tension or stress you’ve been carrying for many years is beginning to dissolve. You may feel an immediate change in any symptoms you’ve had pain may disappear; you may be able to move, bend and turn more easily; you may be able to see better; your hearing may seem more acute; your posture may feel more balanced and you may feel more alive.

Your body/mind begins to balance.

Chiropractors have seen high blood pressure lowering, low blood pressure raising, hyperactive children calm down, hypoactive children have more energy, depression lifting, vision improving, concentration strengthening, digestion improving, sleep getting deeper it all depends on your unique needs.

Cleansings part of the healing process, some people may express cleansing symptoms; a release of mucus or toxins, a skin rash, a feeling of warmth, a fever, diarrhea or other similar symptoms. Sometimes old health problems briefly return ad you might think your spinal adjustment made you worse. It isn’t the case so don’t let these symptoms scare you they are wonderful things, ways your body/mind is completing the healing process and returning you to balance and health.

Chiropractic is expressive healthcare. A chiropractic adjustment permits you to let out what is blocking your healing incompletely healed injuries or toxic buildup can now come to the surface.

You are free.

Body/Mind Changes Old emotional stresses locked up in your body/mind may begin to release after your adjustment. Some of these releases can be quite dramatic: flashback of car accidents or traumas or a reliving of the emotions accompanying them. Sometimes spontaneous laughter or crying occurs as pent up emotional energies are suddenly released.

However, most people don’t emote strongly after a chiropractic adjustment in the office but may find an emotional release coming out in dreams that night or over the next few nights. Don’t be afraid of all this releasing its really a very good thing; painful toxic impressions are no longer interfering with your body function and these energies can go towards healing and help you live more fully in the present. If you don’t notice dramatic emotional or physical changes don’t worry, it doesn’t mean it didn’t take. Researchers and clinicians are still discovering all the things a chiropractic adjustment can do for you, both physically and emotionally. Let us know what comes up it is often of great importance in your healing journey towards longer life and greater health.

For over a century women have turned to the safe, natural, non-surgical and drug-free chiropractic approach for their healthcare concerns. How does chiropractic help with gynecological problems such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS), menstrual discomfort, cramps, pain, bloating, menopause symptoms poor sexual response, infertility and other reproductive concerns?

Spine, Nerves and Sexual OrgansIn order for a woman’s reproductive system to be healthy, her ovaries, uterus, oviducts (tubes), cervix, vagina, glands and related structures need a healthy nerve supply from the brain and spinal cord. Other organs, in addition to the sexual ones, are important for reproductive health and need a healthy nerve supply from the spine. For example, the liver produces hormones and other chemicals that are essential for proper uterine and sexual health.

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What Chiropractors Do

Chiropractors correct a severe form of stress locked up in your body called a vertebral subluxation (VS). A VS is a distortion inside your spine affecting your brain, spinal cord, nerves, joints, ligaments, muscles, internal organs and other tissues. A VS can cause disturbed body function, lowered resistance to disease, lack of energy, loss of height and premature aging.

If a woman has vertebral subluxations in her spine, her internal organs, including the sexual organs, may not function properly and her body chemistry, including hormone production that is so vital for reproductive health, may be affected. In addition, the physical relationship between the ovaries, tubes, uterus and other body structures may be altered, having the potential to disturb proper function.

Chiropractors are the only health professionals who specialize in the location ad correction of vertebral subluxations.

Healthier Children With Chiropractic

“Her back doesn’t bother her. Chiropractic care for my child? Why?” Many parents appreciate the importance of regular checkups for their children’s teeth, hearing and vision but draw a blank when it comes to a spinal checkup. A spinal checkup could be one of the most important checkups your children will ever have! The spine protects billions of nerve fibers that send messages and energy to every part of their bodies.

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If there is blockage along any of the nerves along the spinal cord, any nerve damage at all, then a state of “dis-ease’ can develop. Dis-ease is a state of disharmony in the body which can lead to lowered resistance to disease, organ malfunction, sickness and disease. Blockage of nerves in the spinal column is usually caused by tiny misalignments of the spinal vertebrae called vertebral subluxations.

How can your child’s spine lose its natural alignment and develop subluxations? Vertebral subluxations have many possible causes, some of which may occur as early as during childbirth. Injuries can occur to a baby’s spine during labor due to a breech presentation or a difficult delivery that puts too much stress on the child’s body. Health problems in childhood or even adulthood have been traced back to spinal damage at birth. Immediately after birth, damage can occur if the baby is dangled by the feet. As the famous French obstetrician Frederick Leboyer has written in Birth Without Violence:

“We know very little about our bodies, so little that we forget the importance of spine”

Why, when the vulnerable spine has always been curved, do we insist on holding the newborn upside down and jerking the back straight?

Doctors of chiropractic love to see the whole family, from babies to grandparents, coming in for spinal checkups. Many “chiropractic families’ report having more energy, improved health and less dependency on drugs and medication. It is not unusual to hear parents state that since starting chiropractic care their children get sick less frequently, less severely, have less ear infections and take less antibiotics and other drugs than their classmates.

For over a century parents, clinicians and researchers have noticed positive changes in the physical, behavioral and emotional health of children under chiropractic care. Among the observed benefits are improvements in children with hyperactivity, autism, anxiety, low mental stamina, lack of concentration, asthma and discipline problems. Improvements in grades and IQ have also been recorded.

The mechanisms explaining these results are varied. There is evidence that subluxation correction improves blood flow to the brain.

“If your child is suffering from any of the following common conditions, it is essential to get his/her spine checked for vertebral subluxations” not as a treatment for these conditions, but because all children, especially if they are ill, need healthy spines. Being free of blockages to the flow of energy and information over his/her nervous system can make a big difference in your child’s physical and emotional health.

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  • Arm, hand or shoulder pain
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Poor concentration
  • Vision problems Loss of hearing
  • Skin disorders
  • Ear infections
  • Painful joints
  • Eye problems
  • Stomachaches
  • Skin conditions
  • Sinus problems
  • Poor coordination
  • Hip, leg or foot pain
  • Asthma and wheezing
  • Breast-feeding difficulties
  • Poor posture
  • Constipation
  • Sore throat
  • Numbness
  • Bronchitis
  • Arthritis
  • Croup
  • Colic
  • Allergies
  • Scoliosis
  • Irritability
  • Backaches
  • Neckaches
  • Headaches
  • Bed-wetting
  • Nervousness

Because it is possible to have subluxations yet be symptom-free, all children (and their parents!) need periodic spinal checkups. There are, however, certain warning signs indicating that the spinal column may be out of alignment:

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  • Fatigue
  • Shoulder blades flared out
  • Hyperactivity
  • Frequent falling
  • ‘Noisy bones’
  • One hip or shoulder higher than the other
  • Joint aches
  • One arm looks shorter
  • Neck tilt
  • One leg looks shorter
  • A foot turned in or out

More and more families are finding that periodic chiropractic spinal checkups for their children make a big difference in their health. Include chiropractic checkups as part of your family’s healthcare routine.

The 1918 Influenza Flu epidemic (which draws comparisons to the Coronavirus pandemic) killed an estimated 20 million people worldwide. In the midst of this, the health care community discovered that the death rate of chiropractic patients was radically lower than that of non-chiropractic patients! In fact, it was chiropractic’s success in caring for Spanish Flu victims that led to the profession’s licensure in many states.