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    “Sometimes I go about pitying myself, and all the time I am being carried on great winds across the sky.” – Ojibway

How to manage pain.

Let’s face it. Between dropping the kids off to soccer practice and being swamped with work assignments, it can be difficult to find time to manage lingering aches and pain. If you’d like to avoid a trip to the doctor’s office or spending money on workout equipment, here is a low cost approach to solving discomfort using items lying around your house. Golf Balls It turns out that these petite dimpled balls can be used for more than a game-winning putt. Just roll the ball under your foot while seated to help relieve tension in sore feet. Tennis Balls Standing against a wall, place a tennis ball between your back and the wall. Slowly move up and down or side…

Chiropractic Vertebrae of the Month: C2

The second vertebrae of the spine, also called the Axis Body Parts Affected: Eyes, Ears, Optic Nerves, Auditory Nerves, Sinuses, Forehead, Tongue Possible Symptoms if C2 is subluxated or out of alignment: Allergies, Ear ache, Sinus Trouble, Dizziness

Chiropractic Tip of the Month: Finding Your Core Muscles

  Your abdominal, hip and back muscles are at the core of every move you make, whether you are walking, unloading the dishwasher or dancing! These important ‘core’ muscles provide balance and stability, and they also reduce strain on the spine. That means a strong core helps reduce the risk of low back pain and injury as it helps move your body through routine movements! Exercise moves Building a strong core means doing exercises regularly that target the abdominal, hip and back muscles. Here are four exercises that help keep core muscles strong. 1. Abdominal Bracing Abdominal bracing is a helpful exercise to learn how to maintain mild abdominal contraction in order to support the lumbar spine. To correctly brace,…

A Better You!

When you’ve got a lot on the go, personal goals can get lost in the shuffle. Between work, kids, commuting, cooking and housework, sometimes it’s hard to find the time for your personal health and fitness. Chiropractors can be part of the solution to building a better you. You may be surprised at the number of ways a chiropractor can help! Standing Tall Research has shown that good posture not only prevents pain and injuries but also gives you more energy and improves your appearance and your mood. That’s why having an expert look at how posture affects your muscles, bones and joints can have a big impact on your quality of life. Your chiropractor can show you how to…

Acupuncture Tip of the Month: Acupuncture’s Approach to Lower Back Pain
Posted on July 5th, 2016

  Lower back pain is one of the most common physical ailments for people in our society today. It affects 8 out 10 Canadians daily and is actually the number one reason people seek out an Acupuncturist. Acupuncture is effective in treating pain because it triggers the nervous system to release endorphins that are painkillers, opioids that help us relax & induce sleep and it strengthens our own immune system cells. All of these combined functions are boosted with treatment and stimulate our body’s natural ability to heal itself. When we are relaxed, our muscles can relax and overcoming pain is less difficult. Repeated long hours at a desk or repetitive movement or lack of that is causing back pain…

Chiropractic Vertebrae of the Month: C2 (the second vertebrae of the spine, also called the Axis)

Chiropractic Vertebrae of the Month: C2 (the second vertebrae of the spine, also called the Axis) Body Parts Affected: Eyes, Ears, Optic Nerves, Auditory Nerves, Sinuses, Forehead, Tongue Possible Symptoms if C2 is subluxated or out of alignment: Allergies, Ear ache, Sinus Trouble, Dizziness

Detoxify Yourself

This winter has been a long one (and may not be over anytime soon!) and a lot of us are feeling like our diets just aren’t what we wish they were. Spring is the perfect time to clean up not only our houses, but our bodies as well. There are simple, daily things you and your family can incorporate in the coming weeks to begin to detoxify. Try some of the tips below to get you started. Begin your day with a warm glass of water with lemon (rind and all) before breakfast to gently flush the liver and get your digestive juices flowing for a day of better digestion. Add ground flaxseeds to the diet to be sure elimination…

Nutrition Tip of the Month: Feel Full, Not Fat
Posted on June 16th, 2015

Being hungry and being on a diet are two very different things. Dr Joel Fuhram, a nutritionist and author of Eat to Live, breaks down whole foods that will fill you up and do you good. Red Kidney Beans (cooked, 100g) – Beans are digested slowly, stabilizing blood sugar levels and reducing feelings of hunger. Strawberries (chopped, 100g) – Naturally sweet and low in sugar, strawberries don’t raise blood glucose levels like a banana or a date would. Chia Seeds (100g) – These act like a fat sponge in the digestive tract. Walnuts (raw, 100g) – These are rich in Omega -3 fatty acids, a natural anti inflammatory. They also contain plant sterols, which bind fat and put it in…

Chiropractic Tip of the Month:

According to the American Chiropractic Association, back pain is the second most common reason after colds for seeking medical help. Simply maintaining good posture can help alleviate the problem. Having good posture is when your body is aligned for maximum efficiency and function. Here are a few tips to help improve your posture: 1.Start your day by stretching. All it takes are a few simple moves. Stand up tall and stretch your arms above your head. Then “hug your best friend” by wrapping your arms around your body and turn as far as you can to the left, then to the right. 2.Exercise regularly to keep the abdominal muscles strong to help support the spine. 3.Avoid wearing high-heeled shoes. Choose…

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