Posts made in February, 2015

Traction

Posted by on Feb 27, 2015 in Health Tips/Information | Comments Off on Traction

Traction defined is a force applied to a part of the body to stretch soft tissues and to separate joint surfaces. Commonly used in chiropractic, traction allows the joints a time to be free from the effects of gravity. When the spinal column is free of downward force, the discs that lie in between the vertebral segments can become filled with nutrient-rich extracellular fluid, the ligaments and muscles can stretch and relax. This happens naturally as we sleep because the force of gravity acts differently upon us as we lie down. After we awaken from a night of sleep, we are slightly taller (up to 3/4 inch) than before we went to bed. This effect (known as imbibition) is due to the expansion of joint space caused by the influx of extracellular fluid that can enter without downward force pushing it out. For a fun experiment, try measuring yourself at the end of a long day, and immediately after you awaken.

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Help Your Body With Nutrition – 2

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in Health Tips/Information | Comments Off on Help Your Body With Nutrition – 2

Help Your Body With Nutrition – 2

Whenever a person is injured, the body has special nutritional needs to help it heal rapidly and maintain proper function. Working with your doctor is a partnership and you can help by following a few simple guidelines.

Water Consumption: Your body requires plenty of water on a daily basis.

  1. Drink an extra glass of water when you wake up in the morning, before lunch, before dinner and before bedtime. Water intake should be 1/2 to 3/4 of a gallon per day. This will help facilitate proper digestion and waste removal, not to mention hydration.
  2. The general rule is this: You should need to void your bladder roughly once every two  hours.
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Pregnancy – The Factors of Health

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in Health Tips/Information | Comments Off on Pregnancy – The Factors of Health

Pregnancy – The Factors of Health

1. Positive Mental Attitude: Maybe most influential.

Suggest to self:

“I feel good therefore the baby feels good.”

” I am healthy therefore the baby is healthy.”

Visualize the healthy baby already born.

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Posture Exercises

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Health Tips/Information | Comments Off on Posture Exercises

Posture Exercises

Exercise #1:  Chin tuck

Translate the head back over the shoulders without changing eye level. Do this by focusing on a fixed point in the distant horizon. This will realign the ear over the shoulder. When this movement is executed properly, it promotes the “double chin” look.

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Sleep Ezzzzzzzzz!

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Health Tips/Information | Comments Off on Sleep Ezzzzzzzzz!

Sleep Ezzzzzzzzz!

One primary tenet of chiropractic is that the body’s resources are utilized to heal itself. Sleep is thought of by many to be restorative process during which we heal the mind and body. Sleep is thought of by many to be restorative process during which we heal the mind and body. It is common knowledge that we often sleep better after regular adjustment of the spine. When our spinal column is in the proper alignment, our nervous system is happy and all of its resources are available to make us well.

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