Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

April 21, 2018

Breathing through the nose…

There are more Posts on this Blog about breathing than I can count, but here is new research with interesting linkages to our tai chi practices (basic breathing to relax instructions take place in the first session). In particular, breathing through the nose. This study may add more to the emotional connection. Whatever the scientific details and revelations, nothing could be more basic, more simple, or more profound than correct breathing (and using correct breathing to manage stressful situations).

One way to get a sense of the significance is to look at the Post on mouth breathing. Learning the implications of the extremes in one direction will help impress you of the importance of proper practice.

Summary: Olfactory system neurons appear to play a role in the connection between rhythmic breathing and emotional regulation, researchers report.

Source: University of Pennsylvania.

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April 20, 2018

The Juice Lady: Not Just a Pretty Face

Here is a great example of one of her Posts. It is timely, well done and for almost every one, safe. (Some people are just too sick for the cure – and a juice fast would be too extreme… so talk with your doc if you think that might be you!)

I have Blogged before on juicing (which I do not favor) verses blending (which I do favor) and all of the reasons why. Use the search box to find all related Posts. Start with ‘green drinks’:-)

DrD

 

 

April 19, 2018

What is the hurry!

Run a red light + run into bus = not worth it!

April 16, 2018

Finally, the media is saying it, and it is true…

Some would say that if the national, mainstream, media say it, it must be true.

Others would say that if the mainstream media said it, it can’t be true.

Well, there is a middle ground. Sometimes, some of what the mainstream media says is somewhat true. This article highlights the media, finally, giving some coverage of a national disgrace, a crime actually. But all of that is old news if you have been reading this Blog (search the main topics, or words from the article, here by using the Search box, and you will find many, many Posts covering these very same issues – going back 13 years).

April 14, 2018

Rocking Chairs

It used to be the ill effects of sitting so much in older age was offset (a little at least) by the stimulation of rocking in a chair. Not so much any more.

Too bad. Sitting is not good for your brain! Here is the latest science to show what nowadays should go without saying (and usually does because we do not want to hear it:-).

Conversations about sitting on a gym ball come to mind. So does this Post entitled “The Spry Guy.”

April 11, 2018

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) & Dementia: Not Good News

This is not good news for those of us who played Rugby in college, or participated in boxing, or basketball, or any other violent sports.

But, like every other toxic exposure from our past, we can take measures. The body naturally heals: it is self-healing – given the opportunity and a healing environment.

The brain, of all things, is ‘plastic’ and can be molded. There are a dozen or more posts in this Blog regarding that. Physical, chemical, and mental. Keep it simple.

Get adjusted. Eat well. Exercise appropriately.

Nowadays life is more complex than in the past. Dealing with all of our exposures is an active exercise in the pursuit of health (detox is not just a buzz word).

Search this Blog and you will find much that can support you whether you are in Relief, Rehab, or Recovery mode. It is all about promoting health – getting on the path of health from where ever you are. Use it to your ┬ábenefit.

March 26, 2018

Fibromyalgia & Tai Chi: Research

http://www.bmj.com/content/360/bmj.k851

March 19, 2018

Good Advice (If you can find an ‘evolved teacher/trainer:-)

https://www.bluezones.com/2018/03/science-says-older-adults-should-consider-strength-training/?utm_source=Blue+Zones+Newsletter&utm_campaign=747a6d6b3e-Strength-Training-Benefits_2018_03_14&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9642311849-747a6d6b3e-198896425&mc_cid=747a6d6b3e&mc_eid=0d9ed4d239

March 17, 2018

StrongFirst: Greasing the Groove

All of this applies to Tai Chi…

March 14, 2018

More From StrongFirst: Joint Stability

This stuff is too good not to share: I subscribe to it!

However, it may easily be well beyond what you are ready for. That is Ok, just read and soak up the bigger picture concepts and thought processes. The StrengthFirst folks are at the leading edge of strength training and fitness. They get their stuff from Paval. He is the genius. Sure, they know what they know before they learn from him, but it is what they learn from him that produces this kind of quality.

March 8, 2018

Heavy, and don’t want to be…

These links may be of help…

Medscape article…

And the Study it refers to: http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/10/2/189

 

February 3, 2018

The Opioid Crisis: Who Is/Is Not Guided By The Guidelines?

As far back as 1994, spinal manipulation has been a leading approach for managing low back pain in national care guidelines, and chiropractic care was the only approach that was also noted to improve function. (AHCPR Clinical Guideline #14: Acute Low Back Pain for Adults)

The 2017 American College of Physicians guidelines continued to point to spinal manipulation as a preferred initial non-drug therapy selection for chronic low back pain, along with other chiropractic services such as exercise, mindfulness, and low-laser therapy. (Annual of Internal Medicine; February 24, 2017)

So what percent of medical providers recommend spinal manipulation? Two. (OPTUM Insurance Study 2012 (retrospective review of 16,000,000 musculoskeletal cases)

“259 MILLION opioid painkiller prescriptions were written in 2012 – enough for one bottle for every adult in the U.S. 2016 data suggests that opioid problem is WORSENING, not improving.” (Centers for Disease Control; https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/opioid-prescribing)

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