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What Is Health?
Chiropractic is a healthcare profession – a profession whose goal is to help you regain and maintain health. How does it do that? First, we need to explain what health is all about.
Health is your body functioning at 100% efficiency on every level. That means you have lots of energy, you can digest foods to obtain nutrients, your immune system is keeping you free from invaders and toxins, your muscles and joints are balanced and your brain is working to keep you awake, alive and happy and communicating with all your body parts.
Communication is important. Your brain sends nerve messages to coordinate the function of every muscle, gland, bone, joint, and body part. Your body parts also send messages to your brain so everything knows how things are going.
Can We Reverse Aging?
Does getting old really have to mean getting frail and forgetful? Is that a reality or a bias? Ellen Langer, Ph.D., a Harvard psychologist, performed a fascinating experiment to find out.
This is what she did. She brought eight men in their 70’s to stay in a converted monastery for five days. Unbeknownst to them when they passed through the doors they entered another time.
Everything inside — including the books on the shelves and the magazines left out to read — were designed to bring on the feeling of actually living in 1959 – Perry
Como and other singers came from a vintage radio. Ed Sullivan chatted away to his TV audience on a black-and-white television, and everything there was from 22 years ago.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help Treat A Cold & Flu
Your immune system is your primary defense against infection and your body has several strategies to ward off invaders. These include physical barriers like mucous membranes, the juices produced by your digestive tract, and weapons such as a fever to wash your system of intruders. These weapons are effective as long as they work correctly. All too
often, our bodies are not working at their optimal level. This compromises our immune system and leaves us vulnerable to illness. Your spine houses your nervous system which controls your immune system’s response. Hundreds of years of observation have proven that chiropractic treatment improves immune function.
Cold vs. Flu: What is The Difference?
It’s important to know the differences between flu and cold symptoms. A cold is a milder respiratory illness than the flu. While cold symptoms can make you feel bad for a few days, flu symptoms can make you feel quite ill for several days or weeks. The flu can also result in serious health problems such as pneumonia and may lead to hospitalization. Typically, flu symptoms include fever, body aches, fatigue, and dry cough. Symptoms for the common cold are normally a runny nose, congestion, and sneezing.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
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Winter Activities & Chiropractic
When snow, ice and frigid weather blast into town, ACA advises people to take all of the necessary precautions to prevent injury. Winter recreational activities and chores can pose problems for the outdoor enthusiast whose body is not conditioned. Winter sports like skating, skiing, and sledding can cause painful muscle spasms, strains or tears if your body hasn’t been properly warmed up. Even shoveling snow the wrong way, slipping on sidewalks and wearing the wrong kinds of clothing can lead to spasms, strains, and sprains.
Simply walking outside in the freezing weather without layers of warm clothing can intensify older joint problems and cause pain. As muscles and blood vessels contract to conserve the body’s heat, the blood supply to extremities is reduced. This lowers the functional capacity of many muscles, particularly among the physically unfit. Preparation for an outdoor winter activity, including conditioning the areas of the body that are most vulnerable, can help you avoid injury and costly health care bills.
Colds, Flu & Chiropractic
Chiropractic for the flu and common cold? Absolutely! “But isn’t chiropractic just for backs?” we hear you ask. Chiropractic is for the entire body. Many people seeing chiropractors for pain find a general improvement in their health that includes fewer and less severe colds, flu and other respiratory problems.
What Causes the Common Cold?
It’s not just germs. For germs to grow in you, you must first be fertile soil. For example, cold viruses were placed on the mucous lining of the nose in test subjects, yet only 12% got a cold. (1) Obviously, there is more to the cold than germs. For that reason, chiropractic doesn’t “treat” the common cold. It does, however, help awaken your inner healer, your natural resistance – the only “cure.” Natural resistance is the only reason why your cold goes away rather than lasts for weeks, months, years or your entire lifetime!
Chiropractic helps raise your natural resistance to disease by removing a serious interference to your proper body function: subluxations, permitting your body’s natural resistance to disease (immunity) to function at greater efficiency.