Archive for March, 2013

Help an a 11 Year Old Girl do Cartwheels
March 27, 2013

This story is in honor of Spring, Passover, Easter and Greek Easter. If one looks at this time collectively it seems to represent new beginnings, rebirth, the good and the not so good in life and being set free. What a magical and reflective time this can be for all of us: body, mind and soul.

This time of year reminded me of an 11-year-old girl who was having a hard time running, walking and doing other physical activities. This was especially hard as she normally had a lot of energy and loved to release it through playful activities both inside and outside.

When she first came into my office I looked at her posture and noticed that she could not stand with her feet close together. She had to stand with her feet very wide apart with one foot way ahead of the other. I then checked her spine and the other joints of the body to see where all of her restrictions were. After that I performed the chiropractic adjustments of the different joints that were restricted each time that she came in.

Around the fourth visit she was beaming and told me that she was able to do a cartwheel and to run on the playground with her friends. I felt so excited to be able to help set her free to be active and playful again.

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Help with ADD
March 20, 2013

The other day a patient of mine asked me if chiropractic could help with her son’s ADD? His behavior was getting to the point where she was about to talk with his pediatrician; however she did not want him on medication, so she was interested in looking at alternative treatments. I explained to her that yes chiropractic is an excellent way to help calm the nervous system and that our profession is successful with ADD.

Her son happened to be with her at the appointment and luckily I had time after her visit to see him. While he, his mother and I talked about his history he was squirming all over the place and could not sit still on my chiropractic table. I found out that he was grinding his teeth while sleeping and explained that I would be working on his spine as well as his jaw to help calm his nervous system. I also told him he would need to begin taking magnesium twice a day as another way to keep his system calm and that we may add more supplements later. I also showed him how to do EFT tapping as a way to calm himself down anywhere, any time.

After talking I lay him face down to adjust his spine and fairly quickly he lay there without squirming. Next I turned him over to work on his neck and jaw while also showing him some jaw stretches to do at home. Then we finished with him sitting on my stool, while I used a laser to help his body produce endorphins. This is a special laser that helps retrain the nervous and immune systems to not be so reactive to foods and other possible stimulants.

When he was finished, his mom was amazed at how calm he was. I then asked him what he felt like inside from a scale of 1 – 10, where 10 was crazy. He said when he first came in he felt like a 7 or 8 and then when we ended he felt like a 1 or a 2. I told both he and his mom that the plan was to come in regularly to train his nervous system to not get flared up so easily. Then once that happens on a daily basis he can come in monthly as a way to maintain peace and calmness, especially during the school year. They both were excited with the plan and he now loves coming in for his calming adjustments.

Help with Migraine Headaches
March 13, 2013

The other day I received the following email from one of my patients:

“You will be happy to know that my migraines have been ALMOST GONE!!! Honestly I cannot believe it myself but I have cut down on my meds tremendously and have been traveling nonstop; which usually means I need to take my medications continuously!!! YOU are a Miracle WORKER!!!”

This patient had been suffering from migraine headaches for about 30 years when she walked into my office. Her goal was to see if chiropractic could help reduce how much medication she was using and I am so glad her goal was realized. Through out the years patients have come to me for headaches and I feel so blessed to be able to help them.

When someone suffers from headaches I need to determine what the possible causes and triggers could be, including: stress, tension in the neck, jaw or spine, hormone imbalance, mineral deficiencies, food sensitivities, environmental allergies or toxicity, past head injury, physical traumas or eye problems. The list is long yet it is imperative to be a thorough detective. Helping those with headaches is a fantastic way to improve one’s quality of life. So if you know of someone who suffers from headaches, perhaps you can suggest that they see a chiropractor.

Last week’s E-Brief highlighted Dr. Fab’s free online radio show, and one of my patients listened to the re-broadcast. She said Dr. Fab was fantastic; very motivating and uplifting. So perhaps some of you will enjoy this week’s topic; Raising Healthy Kids in a Sick World, on Hay House Radio’s “Self-Healing with Dr. Fab” This Thursday, 8 am Pacific, 10 am Chicago and 11 am Eastern. Let me know what you think. http://tinyurl.com/ceyq53u

Chiropractic Radio Show “Self Healing with Dr. Fab”
March 6, 2013

I’m writing to let you know about a new online radio show that is scheduled to start this week with Dr. Fabricio Mancini. Dr. Mancini is a chiropractor and Best Selling Author of: The Power of Self-Healing. His weekly radio show; “Self Healing with Dr. Fab”, is intended to help people discover how to tap into their body’s incredible power and unlock their natural healing ability to restore well being without drugs, surgery, or other medical procedures.

If you don’t know Dr. Fab, you’re in for a treat. Not only is he an expert in self-healing, but he’s also one of the most likeable and genuine guys you’ll ever meet. I personally met him last year after he lectured at a seminar and we chatted for a few minutes about his goals of educating the public about the benefits of chiropractic and other natural healing modalities. He’s been a guest on Dr. Phil and the Doctors show in the last year and regularly speaks to audiences around the country about self-healing and the secrets to living a ‘fab’ulous life.

“Self Healing with Dr. Fab” airs LIVE every week Thursdays at 8 am Pacific, 10 am Chicago and 11 am Eastern. During the live show he is hoping to get many chiropractic patients to call in and tell their success stories, perhaps you will feel inspired to call in. The first show is Thursday, March 7th, and archives are available for anyone who misses the live show. There’s also an app for iPhone’s, called “Hay House Radio” in the app store.

Click here to get information on the show and listen in.

I am very excited for Dr. Fabricio’s new show and hope you’ll find it informative and enjoyable. He wants this show to be a catalyst for those who have not experienced chiropractic and alternative medicine to discover for themselves, the incredible power of the body to self-heal.