Just Accept It

July 5th, 2010

I was talking to a patient today and words I learned from my coaching company The Masters Circle (non-sponsored link) came to my mind.  I have translated it to fit my truth, but we must continually remind ourselves to accept the rewards God is sending us.

So often, due to beliefs superimposed on us by our mothers, fathers, teachers, and preachers, we push blessings right out of our way.  We defer them.  We redirect to someone else, even though we deserve them.  We love people and serve them, but when it’s time for us to receive something, NO WAY.

Check your heart today and make a commitment to just accept the next blessing that comes your way.  You’ll be glad you did!

Be Responsible and Tell The Truth

July 4th, 2010

How often do we tell the truth?  I mean the whole truth, nothing but the truth, so help us God?

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Dr. B.J. Palmer once said, “The adjustment of the subluxation (spinal misalignment affecting nerve flow, muscle tone, and mental impulses) to release pressure upon nerves, to restore mental impulse flow, to restore health, is BIG ENOUGH TO REBUILD THE HEALTH OF MILLIONS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

I must be responsible to tell the world this truth; the whole truth: that every man, woman, and child needs to be checked regularly by a principled chiropractor for nerve interference.  And that that nerve interference must be removed as efficiently as possible so their bodies can express the inborn intelligence with which God made us.

When the whole world enjoys better physical and mental health, nations and people will work together in harmony for the betterment of humanity.  Chiropractic promotes that physical and mental health that are essential to a harmonious world.

On our Nation’s birthday, let’s decide and make a commitment to rethink our health care.  Instead of being the 37th in health out of 40 industrialized nations, let’s move up the list.  Naturally pursuing better health will make us healthier and it costs a fraction of what we’re currently spending on ‘health’ care.  So we can move up the list and be more financially responsible.  Not bad!

What is your truth?

On Migraines

June 29th, 2010

I was recently reading an ezine post called 10 Natural Remedies For Migraines (http://www.naturalhealthezine.com/natural-migraine-cures/). Their suggestions were weak and bothered me. Me response: “The best remedy for migraines is to CORRECT THE CAUSE. While these treatments may be helpful, I would suggest simply fixing the problem. While there are many causes for migraines, pressure on the brainstem is the most common. This causes improper nerve flow to and from the brain and blood flow to the brain is compromised. Getting this pressure off the vitally important brainstem will most often resolve the issue. We use the NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association) procedure. (Note: cervical spine is the neck). Proper nutrition with bioavailable foods and supplements is also important, as is proper rest, growing your faith, and regular, high quality clinical massage. If you suffer from migraines, find a NUCCA doctor in your area. You’ll thank me forever for the advice…I promise.” Oh, and they used a graphic of a pill in their post. Better luck next time, guys.

The Way I See It Day # 169

June 16th, 2010

Beginning to believe more and more that getting your Nervous System evaluated in a timely basis is very important for your health as well as diagnosing any future problems you might have. We’re getting more new patients that are interested in Wellness Care and making sure they’re taking care of themselves for the long run now rather than later when it could be too late. Something to think about… -Rophy

The Way I See It Day #156

June 3rd, 2010

A lot of great changes going on in the office lately that will propel NUCCA care into the next millennium. Very excited to be a part of something that everyone should know about by now. – Rophy

The Way I See It Day #149

May 27th, 2010

Been holding very well the past several weeks which is awesome! Learning more and more about NUCCA care and how its helping so many lives. Very glad to be a witness of it here in the office. – Rophy

The Way I See It Day #140

May 18th, 2010

Witnessed and assisted in patient scans with our Insight Subluxation Station today. It’s awesome to see all the readings we’ve gotten with the station to re-enforce what we know already and also those readings where we didn’t know existed. -Rophy

The Way I See It Day #135

May 13th, 2010

Got a little taste of the Insight Subluxation Station this morning. Surreeeeaaallll. Come get a scan!!! Can’t wait to experience the rest of it and get myself extremely healthy with Dr. Lazar’s advice. – Rophy

The Way I See It Day #133

May 11th, 2010

Rainy Day = Busy Day today here at the office. Helping a lot of people today plus we’re having a Wellness Orientation Workshop from 7pm-8pm.  Lots of seats reserved so I’m very excited to see how it unfolds! – Rophy

Happy First Mother’s Day Moms!

May 8th, 2010

Chiropractic Advice for Moms-to-Be

As many new mothers can attest, the muscle strains of pregnancy are very real and can be more than just a nuisance. The average weight gain of 25 to 35 pounds, combined with the increased stress placed on the body by the baby, may result in severe discomfort. Studies have found that about half of all expectant mothers will develop low-back pain at some point during their pregnancies.1-3 This is especially true during late pregnancy, when the baby’s head presses down on a woman’s back, legs, and buttocks, irritating her sciatic nerve. And for those who already suffer from low-back pain, the problem can become even worse.

During pregnancy, a woman’s center of gravity almost immediately begins to shift forward to the front of her pelvis. Although a woman’s sacrum-or posterior section of the pelvis-has enough depth to enable her to carry a baby, the displaced weight still increases the stress on her joints. As the baby grows in size, the woman’s weight is projected even farther forward, and the curvature of her lower back is increased, placing extra stress on the spinal disks. In compensation, the normal curvature of the upper spine increases, as well.

While these changes sound dramatic, pregnancy hormones help loosen the ligaments attached to the pelvic bones. But even these natural changes designed to accommodate the growing baby can result in postural imbalances, making pregnant women prone to having awkward trips and falls.

What Can You Do?
The ACA recommend the following tips for pregnant women:

Exercise

  • Safe exercise during pregnancy can help strengthen your muscles and prevent discomfort. Try exercising at least three times a week, gently stretching before and after exercise. If you weren’t active before your pregnancy, check with your doctor before starting or continuing any exercise.
  • Walking, swimming, and stationary cycling are relatively safe cardiovascular exercises for pregnant women because they do not require jerking or bouncing movements. Jogging can be safe for women who were avid runners before becoming pregnant-if done carefully and under a doctor’s supervision.
  • Be sure to exercise in an area with secure footing to minimize the likelihood of falls. Your heart rate should not exceed 140 beats per minute during exercise. Strenuous activity should last no more than 15 minutes at a time.
  • Stop your exercise routine immediately if you notice any unusual symptoms, such as vaginal bleeding, dizziness, nausea, weakness, blurred vision, increased swelling, or heart palpitations.

Health and Safety

  • Wear flat, sensible shoes. High or chunky heels can exacerbate postural imbalances and make you less steady on your feet, especially as your pregnancy progresses.
  • When picking up children, bend from the knees, not the waist. And never turn your head when you lift. Avoid picking up heavy objects, if possible.
  • Get plenty of rest. Pamper yourself and ask for help if you need it. Take a nap if you’re tired, or lie down and elevate your feet for a few moments when you need a break.

Pregnancy Ergonomics: Your Bed and Desk

  • Sleep on your side with a pillow between your knees to take pressure off your lower back. Full-length “body pillows” or “pregnancy wedges” may be helpful. Lying on your left side allows unobstructed blood flow and helps your kidneys flush waste from your body.
  • If you have to sit at a computer for long hours, make your workstation ergonomically correct. Position the computer monitor so the top of the screen is at or below your eye level, and place your feet on a small footrest to take pressure off your legs and feet. Take periodic breaks every 30 minutes with a quick walk around the office.

Nutrition

  • Eat small meals or snacks every four to five hours-rather than the usual three large meals-to help keep nausea or extreme hunger at bay. Snack on crackers or yogurt-bland foods high in carbohydrates and protein. Keep saltines in your desk drawer or purse to help stave off waves of “morning sickness.”
  • Supplementing with at least 400 micrograms of folic acid a day before and during pregnancy has been shown to decrease the risk of neural tube birth defects, such as spina bifida. Check with your doctor before taking any vitamin or herbal supplement to make sure it’s safety for you and the baby.

How Can Your Doctor of Chiropractic Help?
Before you become pregnant, your doctor of chiropractic can detect any imbalances in the pelvis or elsewhere in your body that could contribute to pregnancy discomfort or possible neuromusculoskeletal problems after childbirth.

Many pregnant women have found that chiropractic adjustments provide relief from the increased low-back pain brought on by pregnancy. Chiropractic manipulation is safe for the pregnant woman and her baby and can be especially attractive to those who are trying to avoid medications in treating their back pain. Doctors of chiropractic can also offer nutrition, ergonomic, and exercise advice to help a woman enjoy a healthy pregnancy.

Chiropractic care can also help after childbirth. In the eight weeks following labor and delivery, the ligaments that loosened during pregnancy begin to tighten up again. Ideally, joint problems brought on during pregnancy from improper lifting or reaching should be treated before the ligaments return to their pre-pregnancy state-to prevent muscle tension, headaches, rib discomfort, and shoulder problems.



References

  1. Östgaard HC, et al. Prevalence of Back Pain in Pregnancy. Spine 1991;16:549-52.
  2. Berg G, et al. Low back pain during pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol 1988;71:71-5.
  3. Mantle MJ, et al. Backache in pregnancy. Rheumatology Rehabilitation 1977;16:95-101.

The previous article was re-posted from the American Chiropractic Association’s website.  You can read their original post here.