Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

February 13, 2019

More is Better When Coordinating with Others

Think Tai Chi class when reading about this new research.


How Sleep Helps to Fight Infection

Summary: Researchers report sleep can help immune cells attach to targets and help fight infection. The study reveals how sleep assists the body in fighting infections, whereas conditions like chronic stress can make the body more susceptible to illness.

Source: Rockefeller University Press.

February 12, 2019

The Barefoot Brain: Neuroplasticity


February 5, 2019

And Speaking of Exercise…


“Researchers found significantly increased ratios of NAA to creatinine after 12 weeks of Tai Chi, suggesting that Tai Chi may promote neuroplasticity, the generation of new neurons, or protect neurons from the normal process of aging.”

“The recovery time for muscles significantly improved after 12 weeks of Tai Chi.”

J Neuroimaging. 2018 Jul;28(4):359-364. doi: 10.1111/jon.12515. Epub 2018 Apr 17

January 30, 2019

Sleep Loss Heightens Pain Sensitivity and Dulls Brain’s Painkilling Response

new research

It is well known that chiropractic care will decrease pain symptoms (and others). It is equally well known that once you have less pain, you sleep better. Now researchers are looking more closely at that connection: you are going to feel pain more when you get less sleep.

For patients with neck pain, back pain and headaches, the cycle usually goes like this: first less pain; then more and better sleep; then better energy levels; then higher levels of activity.

The message from this new research is clear: get out of pain; get your sleep. Get your sleep and get out of pain.

The message of chiropractic care is also clear. We can help!


January 26, 2019

Muscle Atrophy and Retraining

If the results shown in this study turn out to be also true for humans, then this will be very important.

It just adds to the very long list of reasons for getting strong – whenever, and however you can, no matter who you are.

And getting stronger has never been easier. Search ‘strong’ and ‘strength’ on this Blog and you will find a wealth of information that will assist you in getting strong safely and easily.

Leave a question if you have one.

January 23, 2019

More on Stuart McGill: a StrongFirst Podcast


January 10, 2019

Excessive Body Fat Around Middle Linked to Smaller Brain Size (Think Jason Fung, M.D.)

Here is that story: https://neurosciencenews.com/body-fat-brain-size-10478/

Here is what to do about it: https://doctordilday.wordpress.com/?s=Jason+Fung%2C+M.D.

January 8, 2019

For Tai Chi Students: Too Good or Not Good Enough

Routinely I get questions about whether a person is right for participating Tai Chi classes: some people think that they are in too bad of shape for it; others think that Tai Chi is not nearly demanding enough for them.

The spectrum of possibility for participation in Tai Chi is almost unlimited: I don’t teach ‘chair tai chi’ but there are those that offer it. What I do tell people is that they need to be able to stand up; it would be good if they could also walk. (There are a few assumptions there: legs and feet to name two. Eyes and ears would be nice, but if you have one or the other, it would work.) So you are probably not going to be disqualified on disability, but you might be – so I have tried to answer that.

If you think that you are too fit for Tai Chi, then you just do not know enough about it. As an 800-year old Chinese mixed martial art, Tai Chi is ‘complete’ – and that is not part of a marketing phrase. There are almost infinite ways to scale the challenge to training, once you learn.

Perhaps the first thing you learn is patience – if you are patient enough to learn it.

We can and do accommodate (almost) all types in Tai Chi.

December 29, 2018

How Exercise Reduces Belly Fat in Humans



December 26, 2018

Tai Chi: “It’s more aerobic than you think.” Harvard Research


December 20, 2018

Harvard University Studies Tai Chi (& Falling)

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