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

Stronger People Have Healthier Brains

Source: University of Manchester.

A study of nearly half a million people has revealed that muscular strength, measured by handgrip, is an indication of how healthy our brains are.

(I love it when the title says it all and you don’t have to actually read the article!)

 

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  benefit.

April 6, 2018

Good News if You Have Much of a Past

http://neurosciencenews.com/neurogenesis-aging-8733/

April 3, 2018

For Tai Chi Students: Running Thunder Hand – An Example

Watch from the 5 minute mark…

March 28, 2018

Breath

Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH

DISCLOSURES

January 19, 2018

 

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“Hello. I’m Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy, a practicing internist, Medscape advisor, and senior medical director for WebMD. Welcome to Morning Report, our 1-minute news story for primary care.

In patients with asthma, breathing exercises are known to help. But training patients in breathing techniques takes time and expertise, so it’s not often utilized to manage uncontrolled asthma.

A recent trial[1] compared two methods of breathing retraining: self-taught, using a video; or three face-to-face sessions with a respiratory therapist. The training focused on diaphragmatic breathing, nasal breathing, and slow breathing, as well as controlled breath holds and simple relaxation exercises.

Compared with usual care, both methods of breathing retraining improved asthma-related quality of life. Although the interventions didn’t change measures of airway inflammation or obstruction, patients reported increased control over breathing and reduced need for medication. They also felt more relaxed.

So, for your patients struggling with their asthma, consider adding breathing retraining to their treatment. Even patients who don’t have easy access to respiratory therapists can benefit from the self-taught video training. It’s a simple, low-cost option.”

The emphasis above is mine: this is all taught in your first tai chi class, and constantly repeated, and re-enforced, throughout each and every tai chi class. Most people, asthmatics or not, will benefit from learning diaphragmatic breathing, through the nose in a mindful way that produces relaxation.

March 27, 2018

For Tai Chi Students: Step Back Repulse Monkey (CTH)

Filed under: Exercise, Tai Chi Chuan, Wellness care — Tags: , , , — doctordilday @ 9:56 am

March 26, 2018

Fibromyalgia & Tai Chi: Research

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

March 25, 2018

G-BOMBS for CA

https://www.bluezones.com/2018/03/gbombs-cancer-fighting-foods/?utm_source=Blue+Zones+Newsletter&utm_campaign=955cce1d5e-G-Bombs_2018_03_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9642311849-955cce1d5e-198896425&mc_cid=955cce1d5e&mc_eid=0d9ed4d239

March 23, 2018

Anxiety, Waistlines, and Menopause

http://neurosciencenews.com/anxiety-weight-women-8607/

March 20, 2018

“Exercise is King…”

Who said that ‘Exercise is king; diet is queen, put them together and you have a kingdom’? Right, Jack LaLane!

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

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