Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

May 3, 2018

Acetaminophen & Pregnancy: I sure hope that this goes WITHOUT saying!

http://neurosciencenews.com/acetaminophen-asd-adhd-8865/

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March 23, 2018

Anxiety, Waistlines, and Menopause

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

February 16, 2018

Mental Rehearsal – Visualization

One of the tricks for learning Tai Chi is to visual yourself going through the Form; to mentally go through the checklist of cues that are given in class, and rehearse.

According to recent research, it works.

December 24, 2017

Multiple Independent Threshold Units

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You probably don’t want to read the review of the Study, but…Things have changed… Again.

“Using new types of experiments on neuronal cultures, a group of scientists, led by Prof. Ido Kanter, of the Department of Physics at Bar-Ilan University, has demonstrated that this century-old assumption regarding brain activity is mistaken.”

December 22, 2017

Short Term Exercise – > Big Time Brain Boost: Research

http://neurosciencenews.com/exercise-focus-problem-solving-8223/

 

August 25, 2017

Brain Aging and Dancing… Guess what?

Dancing is good for the brain.

August 23, 2017

Blood Pressure & The Mediterranean Diet

News from a new study from Australia. Think Blue Zones!!

 

 

August 11, 2017

For Tai Chi Students

June 23, 2017

For Tai Chi Students: One of My Favorites from Othmar

May 10, 2017

Consumer Reports: Real Relief from Back Pain

WSDOTworker150x150   (How many safety features can you find on this WSDOT site photo – arguably the largest organization in the State dedicated to safety? Yet, he doesn’t bend over correctly at all.)

I keep forgetting to mention that the current issue of Consumer Reports features a cover story on back pain. It is a very good review of what most of mainstream medicine recommends, and therefore what most people are doing – the lack of effectiveness, cost, and risks associated with that approach. And it covers alternative methods of addressing back pain, the proven effectiveness (which is why it is the cover story), cost savings, and safety. All of that is old news if you have been reading this Blog long (and if you search any of the key words in this Post you will find many posts – there are over a thousand here – on that subject).

Two things are interesting to me about the article: what is right in plain sight, but missed entirely due to mindset; and how, still, the recommendations regarding how to bend and lift are erroneous – harmful even.

First, the mindset thing. Modern medicine is about treating symptoms: some will argue that but just look at what is said and what is the object of all the focus – back pain (a symptom) in this case, but it is everywhere all of the time if you look. And while they fairly accurately talk about the causes, they fail to conclude that substantially addressing these causes would be a means of preventing the symptom. Instead they point out, for example, that abnormal findings on X-rays is common among people who do not suffer with back pain. (That should be a clue, why isn’t it?)

Secondly, but related, is this whole business of correct bending and lifting technique – how could they get it so thoroughly wrong so consistently. How could they not connect the dots – remember the ‘they’ is the authoritative bodies of professional experts spewing opinions, guidelines, and recommendations (shifting gazillions of dollars within the economy)… but let’s not go down the cynical path.

I share all of this because we have a copy in the reception room – with the best parts highlighted (be me:-). Read it, but ignore the part about how to bend and lift, and talk with me about that.

DrD

April 17, 2017

For Tai Chi Students: High Pat the Horse (Wim Demeere)

March 28, 2017

For Tai Chi Students: Drape the Body & Kick (Othmar)

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