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Archive for September, 2015

Naturopathic Tip of the Month: Suffering From Allergies?

If spring and fall send your seasonal allergies into a spin, or you suffer from allergies in general, naturopathic medicine can provide relief and/or prevent allergies from occurring. Allergies are not a something that you have to grin and bear, and relief doesn’t just have to be drugstore counter medications. Allergies occur when the immune system mistakenly reacts to a foreign substance that is not normally harmful to the body such as pollen or pet dander. This causes a release of histamines leading to inflammation in the body, resulting in symptoms such as difficulty breathing, light headedness, rashes, nausea, vomiting, red/itchy eyes, stuffy/runny nose, and headaches. Naturopathic medicine can help treat allergies by first helping to identify and address underlying…

Chiropractic Vertebrae of the Month: C2

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

Activator Methods

The following is excerpted from The Chiropractic Report (May 2014 Vol. 28 No. 3) written by Dr. David Cassidy Use of an Activator adjusting instrument (Activator) is the second most common chiropractic technique in the USA and internationally after manual Diversified technique. A recent systematic review of clinical trials of Activator Methods (AM), now more researched than any other manipulative technique, concludes it is as safe and effective as manual manipulation or trigger point therapy for patients with acute and chronic spinal pain, and other biomechanical restrictions such as temporomandibular joint dysfunction and trigger points in the trapezius muscles. For patients, the high-velocity, light-force properties of instrument adjusting were found to be a valuable alternative to manual manipulation, especially for…

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