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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

If you only knew...

This one has misled thousands of chiropractors. Repeated at just about every chiropractic gathering at one time or another, this chiroism overlooks the chasm between knowing and doing. In the same way most dental patients know they should regularly floss, but don't, most chiropractic patients know they would benefit from regular, nonsymptomatic chiropractic checkups, but don't.

The truth is, patients do what they do because they believe what they believe.
We all act in ways to remain congruent with what we believe. Thus, doing is a symptom of what you believe. If patients discontinue their care as soon as they feel better, it's because of what they believe, not because of what they know.

If you have any hope of attracting cash-paying families interested in wellness care, you're actually in the belief changing business, not the spine-straightening-curve-restoration-pain-relief business.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The many benefits of Accupuncture

Acupuncture can be used to treat a host of conditions, from a general sense of feeling unwell to chemotherapy-related nausea. While research has specified its effectiveness for a laundry list of ailments, there are even more that are yet to be uncovered.  Some people even schedule a few acupuncture treatments per year as a “tune-up” to cultivate balance and ward off illness. As a form of preventative medicine, acupuncture is highly effective. It’s also effective for treating or alleviating the symptoms associated with acute and chronic conditions such as:
  • Pain and Musculoskeletal Disorders: Migraines and headaches, injuries, tendonitis, neck pain, bursitis, back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, post-surgical pain, post-dental pain, inflammation and swelling, shingles, muscle tension and dysfunction, arthritis, including osteoarthritis, etc.
  • Neurological Issues: Stroke-related conditions, Bell’s Palsy, movement disorders, trigeminal neuralgia, peripheral neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, paralysis, etc.
  • Upper-Respiratory Conditions: Asthma, cold, flu, sore throat, sinusitis, allergies, bronchitis, laryngitis, emphysema, etc.
  • Gastrointestinal Issues: Irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, constipation, colitis, acid reflux, gastritis, food allergies, including lactose intolerance, peptic ulcers, digestive tract bleeding, bacterial infections, hiatus hernia syndrome, etc.
  • Urinary Difficulties: Urinary incontinence, neurogenic bladder, frequent urination, urinary tract infections, cystitis, painful urination, incomplete urination, difficult urination, chronic prostatitis, etc.
  • Reproductive Disorders: Irregular menstrual cycles, infertility in men and women, menstrual cramps and PMS symptoms, heavy periods, menopausal symptoms, etc.
  • Immunity: Chronic infections, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, thyroid disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, supportive treatment for those with cancer and AIDS, etc.
  • Addiction: Alcohol, prescription medications, illegal drugs, nicotine, pornography, sex, food, etc.
  • Eye and Ear Problems: Earaches, nerve deafness, tinnitus, Meniere’s disease, dizziness, red and itchy eyes, vertigo, cataracts, infections, impaired vision, etc.
  • Emotional and Psychological Conditions: Depression, bipolar, anxiety, phobias, postpartum depression, insomnia, schizophrenia, restlessness, post-traumatic stress disorder, etc.
  • Miscellaneous: Low energy, fatigue, weight loss, restoring balance, general unease, cosmetic issues, discomfort related to pregnancy, bloating, immunity boost, stress, enhanced sports performance, skin problems, such as acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, and heat rash, etc.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Trap Pain...No More

RICE Treatment

According to MayoClinic. com, you can care for minor trapezius strain at home using the RICE treatment. Rest from the activity that caused the strain, and apply an ice pack for 15 minutes every few hours. You can also reduce discomfort by applying an elastic bandage. Neck Solutions adds that you should elevate the muscle above your heart -- meaning that you should avoid lying flat -- and apply heat with a hot bath or heating pad after the initial swelling has subsided. Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications and topical creams can be employed for pain, if you have no conditions that preclude their use.

Massage for Trapezius Strain

Neck Solutions notes that you can use massage to reduce pain and stiffness in your trapezius muscle. The website advises using one or two fingers to apply a firm, steady pressure for at least 60 seconds. Then massage the area in circles for another minute or two. For hard-to-reach areas, you can use a back massager.

Herbal Remedies

Herbalists often recommend ginger to reduce inflammation and swelling. Ginger's volatile oils contain the anti-inflammatory agents beta-bisabolene and zingiberine., which provides medically-reviewed information to consumers, reports that most studies on ginger show an ability to reduce pain greater than placebo but less than that of traditional anti-inflammatory drugs. The usual dosage is 250 mg to 1 g of root powder taken three to four times per day. Consult your doctor before using ginger, and don't take it if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Bromelain, an enzyme extracted from pineapple, contains proteolytic enzymes that may reduce inflammation. In a review conducted by S. Brien and colleagues and published in the December, 2004 issue of "Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine," the author concluded that bromelain has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, but said more study was needed to evaluate its usefulness and proper dosage in treating inflammatory conditions. notes that the usual dosage is 40 mg three or four times a day. Ask your doctor before using bromelain. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, don't take bromelain.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Skin Rejuvenation Tips

As we age and are exposed to free radicals from the sun, environmental toxins and the aging process, our smooth, soft, vibrant and tight youthful appearance often evolves into fine lines, wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation spots, sun spots and often enlarged pores with a rough and dry skin texture. And along with these visible tell tale signs of aging, is often a loss of self confidence that may profoundly affect your social and professional interactions and relationships.

If you are looking for a solution, it is easy to be confused by all the anti aging skin care products and claims for breakthrough anti aging treatments. These three tips will help you understand your options for skin rejuvenation and a total facial renewal without invasive procedures or using products that can actually cause more damage in the long term.

Aesthetic Beauty Tip #1:

Medical grade skin care products (Medicated cosmetics also called cosmeceuticals) are your safest and most effective choice. Many products are not carefully regulated by the FDA and include ingredients that can actually harm your skin. Choose only skin care products made with all natural ingredients that are selected for your specific skin type and needs. This should be determined by a qualified aesthetic practitioner after a careful skin evaluation.

Aesthetic Beauty Tip #2:

Non invasive laser skin care treatments can be a remarkable anti aging solution for tightening and rejuvenating the skin. The newest version of the Dual Fraxel laser, the Q switched ND:YAG laser such as Revelite, and the newly improved Thermage technology are among the best skin rejuvinantion lasers available today. This safe, comfortable technology can be used on the face, neck, hands and other areas of the body and has many applications for anti aging and other beauty treatments, many of which are not offered by cosmetic surgery procedures and injectable fillers such as Botox®.

We have a large collection of lasers in each of our centers to suit each skin type and skin condition. Laser skin care treatment offers dramatic anti aging benefits including skin rejuvenating color correction, skin tightening and wrinkle reduction. Laser treatments and Intense Pulse Light (IPL) correct uneven skin tone and eliminate such imperfections as brown spots, sun spots, age spots, red blotches, multiple freckles and rough texture. Other improvements include clearing of problem acne and reducing the flushing red, ruddy complexion of Rosacea.

Laser skin treatments can reduce broken capillaries, spider veins of the face and other vascular based conditions. After a treatment regimen that may range from 5-7 treatments, sun damage and visible signs of aging are significantly reduced, restoring a youthful, clear and radiant complexion.

Aesthetic Beauty Tip #3:

There is no beauty without beautiful skin. Self treatment for anti aging and skin rejuvenation can limit your results and lead to more problems later on. This is why careful evaluation by a skilled aesthetic professional is highly recommended. With advanced equipment and examination techniques, a trained practitioner will determine the best course of treatment that is likely to produce the best results for achieving your goals. Sometimes skin care products alone are enough while other times your needs will be better met with a combination of laser treatment and a regimen of pharmaceutical grade skin care products.

Before you reach for that product on the shelf, consider finding a reputable skin care professional who can offer you the safest and most effective skin care technologies, techniques and products for reclaiming your most youthful and beautiful skin.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Healthy Cupcake Recipe

Coconut Chocolate Cupcakes with a moist, rich texture, have just cream of coconut and unsweetened chocolate, no sugar, no eggs, no butter.

Serves 12
15 oz cream of coconut
4 tablespoons sunflower oil
2 cups white flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ cup 100% cacao unsweetened natural chocolate
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon rum extract
1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
zest of a lemon

Preheat the oven 400 F. Line with paper muffin cases 12 hole muffin tray.
In a medium bowl pour the cream of coconut, add the oil and mix very well to combine.
Sift the flour, , baking powder and cocoa into a mixing bowl. Stir in the chocolate, add the coconut mixture, rum extract, vanilla sugar, lemon zest and briefly mix until just combined, but still a little lumpy.
Divide the mixture between the prepared muffin tray.
Place in the oven, turn down the temperature to 350 F and bake for 20-30 minutes, until done.
Transfer to a wire rack. Serve.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Chiropractic Care

Why Should You Choose A Chiropractor For Back Pain Relief?

When you are in pain, finding relief is the most pressing thought in your mind. Masking the pain with painkillers or dangerous surgery often leads to unfavorable results, and risks your future chances for living a pain-free life. That’s why finding a caring, professional chiropractor should be your first choice.
A qualified chiropractor can quickly provide you with a diagnosis and treatment plan, or can point you in the direction of a medical professional who can help you.
During your initial consultation, the professional chiropractor will gather your health history. After an initial exam he or she will be able to tell you what chiropractic services can do for you.
As an example, one patient began to have pain in his shoulder related to an old football injury for which he had previously had surgery. He decided to try a chiropractor before taking any radical measures. “My doctor wanted me to have additional surgery to correct the problem. Luckily, I went to a chiropractor first. My once a month visits eliminate my pain almost completely. I am even able to enjoy playing golf with no soreness.”
Why Your Family Doctor Can’t Relieve Your Back Pain
Family physicians are trained to know a little about a lot of things. Your body is an amazing biomechanical machine. Chiropractors specialize in relieving back pain by working with the mechanics of the human machine. Medical doctors are trained to work with the biology. They are adept at prescribing drugs that alter or react with human biology. Unfortunately, these chemical painkillers often come with a price: potential addiction, immune suppression, lethargy, and constipation, to name a few. Not only that, the body continues to be damaged by misalignment of the spine.
Doesn’t it make good common sense to seek out a back pain specialist when you have back pain? Wouldn’t you prefer to try a natural remedy before turning to drugs or putting your body through the trauma of surgery?
Don’t worry, your chiropractor will know if he or she can’t treat you and will refer you to an appropriate specialist.
The Benefits of Regular Chiropractic Care
Short-term and regular chiropractic care has a number of benefits including spinal and extremity pain relief. With monthly visits you can increase mobility, experience better range of motion, decrease stiffness in your back and eliminate muscular spasms. Another patient found no solution for her migraine headaches outside of her Chiropractor’s care.
Other popular uses for Chiropractor care are arthritic joint pain relief, increased joint health, increased performance and energy, increased sense of wellbeing and relaxation, increased balance and coordination, reduced degeneration and risk of injury, enhanced tissue healing and decreased tissue inflammation.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Chirpractors relieve back and neck pain

Back and neck pain
Chiropractors are best known for safely and effectively treating acute back and neck pain, as well as headaches. Whereas a medical doctor might prescribe pain medicine, muscle relaxers or anti-inflammatory drugs, and an orthopedic doctor might suggest surgery, a chiropractor will treat your back problems by hand, through manipulation of the spine.

Sturat Lakernick, a pediatric and prenatal chiropractor, sees more and more referrals from medical doctors: "They (patients) are tired of the drugs and want answers to what is causing their problems."

Chiropractors bring the musculoskeletal structure into proper alignment. Chiropractors change the position of your body and apply pressure to particular points along the spine that are not properly aligned. This results in a popping noise similar to the one created when you crack your knuckles. The noise is created by a change in pressure in your joints as gas bubbles are released.By adjusting the spine with their hands at particular pres
sure points, chiropractors unblock nerve energy and allow it to flow better down your spin and throughout your entire body.

 Repeated visits can, over time, realign your spine to optimize overall health.

The brain sends messages down the spinal cord and out through the nerves to the rest of your body. If certain nerves are squeezed by a twist in the spine, they won't function as well as if they were straight. "Chiropractic [care] allows the nerves to work at their most optimum ability," he said, "allowing the body to heal at its optimum ability."

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Benefits of Chiropractic Care
There are still many people who do not understand all the benefits that a chiropractic doctor can provide or how they can actually help you to improve your overall health. While even the traditional medical community are beginning to understand the benefits that doctors of chiropractic can provide to the medical field as a whole, many average citizens still look on chiropractors and chiropractic treatment with suspicion. There seems to be a lack of understanding on just how chiropractic treatment can be of benefit. For those who want to become informed about What chiropractic medicine can do for you here are the 5 most important benefits you can receive from a chiropractic care giver.
Increase Immune System Function. Perhaps the biggest benefit that chiropractic care has to offer is that it can improve your immune system. Since a healthy immune system is necessary to maintaining your overall health improving the function of this system is a huge benefit to your health. Studies have shown that people who use chiropractic care regularly have fewer colds and when they do the symptoms are less severe.
Helps to Manage Pain. Chiropractic care can also help you to manage your pain by helping to locate and correct serious nervous system stress, strengthen your muscles surrounding your nerves and advising you on the proper care of your body.
Can Increase Your Range Of Movement. By helping you to manage and control your pain and strengthen your muscles chiropractic treatment can often help to increase your range of movements following an accident or injury. Chiropractors will work with you to find exercises that will continue to aid you in recovering all or most of the range of movements you had before the injury or accident.
Avoid The Harmful Side Effects Of Many Drugs. Since chiropractic care is based on natural care they can help you avoid the use or overuse of pain medications and other drugs that often have serious side effects and can increase your health issues. The fewer drugs you take the less dangers await you down the road.
Get The Right Medical Attention You Need. Since chiropractic medicine deals with your overall health and well being a chiropractor often discovers health problems or conditions that are outside his realm of training. When this happens your chiropractor will refer you to a medical professional who can help you deal with these needs, helping to ensure your continued good health.
A chiropractic doctor is just one of the options available for those of you who are concerned about your health.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Eliminate Shoulder Pain at Work

Eliminate Shoulder Pain at Work
Neck and shoulder pain are common complaints of people working with a computer all day.  If you’re having these issues, here are 3 easy tips to help ease those tired aching muscles in your shoulders and neck. 

Tips # 1 

Check your shoulder position.  Raised shoulders are commonplace, especially if you’re propping your forearms on a desk that is too high.  Sitting for hours with neck and shoulder muscles raised in one position contributes heavily to aches and pains. Keep shoulders relaxed as you work.

Tip # 2

Check for clutter under your desk.  Clutter under the desk can cause you to sit too far away from your work surface. This results in extended reaching to access work items.  Prolonged reaching places stress on muscles and tendons, causing aches and pains.
Tip # 3 

Check the armrests of your chair.   If your chair has armrests check the positioning to make sure they allow you to sit in a neutral position.  Armrests that are too high or too low places strain on the neck and shoulders. 
Applying these three tips will eliminate any stressful positions as you work.  You’ll find your neck and shoulder pain improving. 

Friday, August 3, 2012

If you want a good neck focus on your posture

Problems with poor posture are one of the most common causes of neck pain, which makes most neck pain easily stoppable by simply improving bad habits. Bad posture habits often begin at early ages in life, which makes the gradual ending result of neck pain a serious problem. Many simple activities performed with poor posture are mostly innocent, but the consequences are of significant concern.
When staying in the same place for extended periods of time, practice good posture. This means keep your neck in a neutral position at all times. If this is not possible, always make sure not to situate your neck in an awkward position. Common activities that may instigate problems with neck posture include reading in bed, sleeping, using a computer, and lifting heavy items. These activities, though normal in nature, often require using awkward positions to be most comfortable and effective.
When experiencing neck pain connected with bad posture, patients will feel stiffness in the neck and shoulders. At times, patients can also expect to experience headaches as a result of the bodily trauma that neck pain causes. Patients can expect these symptoms:
  • Consistent pain
  • Headaches
  • Tingling, burning, numbness
  • Stiffness in neck and shoulder
If you are experiencing posture-related neck pain, it is important that you consult a doctor for help. If your posture-related neck pain symptoms are severe, you will be referred to a physical therapist for additional assistance. If you don't receive proper aid, your neck pain may continue to increase, only causing additional injury.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Skin Rejuvenation at Lakernick Health and Wellness

f you want to maintain a healthy complexion this season without extra trips to the day spa, make sure you're following a skin rejuvenation regimen that enhances and restores your skin each day. Taking the time to cleanse, exfoliate, tone, and moisturize your skin each and every day will pay off in the long run. Your skin will be glowing, your complexion will be clear, and you'll probably experience fewer breakouts! Investing in the right types of products and adopting some healthy lifestyle habits also can help you achieve that radiant glow.
Here are some essential skin rejuvenation tips for a healthier complexion:
Clarisonic Pro Deluxe Professional 4-Speed Skin Care System
  1. Use a facial buffing sponge a few times a week. While scrubs and exfoliating products are great for your at-home facial, you also can keep your skin smooth and soft by using a facial buffing sponge while you cleanse. I like to alternate my cleansing routine with the , and a buffing sponge to exfoliate my skin lightly throughout the week. Just make sure to clean these sponges thoroughly and let them air-dry between uses.
  2. Hydrate with a hyaluronic acid serum. Hyaluronic acid already is found in the body but can be applied topically to the skin to rehydrate and moisturize. Get into the habit of using this type of serum daily and you'll notice your skin stays softer, smoother, and becomes more resilient within a few days.  Using products with pure hyaluronic acid, and plan on using them right after your toning session.
  3. Invest in a good night cream. Your body goes to work to heal, repair, and restore your cells each night. Help this process by applying a generous layer of moisturizer that contains anti-aging ingredients such as vitamin E, retinoic acid, and a B-vitamin complex. The moisturizer will stay on for several hours and helps rehydrate and nourish your skin during the repair process.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Chiropractic Care

Great Yoga Exercises for Posture Improvement
  • A 3-part series of exercises to improve posture and take years off your appearance
  • Gentle yoga stretches open and release chronic tightness, opening heart, shoulders, and chest
  • Core strengthening yoga exercises improve posture by building strong posture support muscles
One of the fastest way to improve your appearance is to improve your posture. Poor posture detracts from our looks in numerous ways and makes you look older, no matter what your age. Worse, as we get older, the bad posture of our younger years for many begins to turn into the hunched back and shoulders, which are the precursors of dowager hump, or in medical terms, hyperkyphosis.
Poor posture is one of the most overlooked health issues in today's society. Bad posture lies at the root of much shoulder, neck, and back pain, and it can even be involed in recurring migraines and headaches. The rounded shoulders and forward head posture, which is so common in our computer-age, also compresses the chest cavity and heart area, restricting the breath and lowering your vitality and well-being.
Worse, if poor posture is allowed to progress into the full-fledged hyperkyphotic posture of a dowager's hump, it causes numerous health issues. Studies of elderly in nursing homes with the seriously hunched back of dowager's hump have found that people with advanced hyperkyphosis tend to suffer more health problems and die earlier than their peers.

Fortunately, there is a lot you can do to improve your posture. Studies have shown that yoga in particular can help strengthen the core posture support muscles and stretch and release tight muscles, which otherwise keep you trapped in a bad posture. Even better, as your posture improves, so does the structural health, balance, and vitality of your body.
Of course, the earlier you begin, the better. This 3-part series of exercises from the Yoga for a Healthy Back series is designed to improve or even reverse the early stages of dowager's hump.
With this sequence, you'll get three 20-min. download yoga practices with different types of corrective posture exercises, which help you improve your posture in a holistic and complete way. The downloads will be delivered weekly, one every Saturday for three weeks. The following corrective posture exercises build on each other to improve posture and strengthen the back. The download practices include:
Week 1. Heart Opening
This heart and chest-opening sequence improves posture and gradually  reshapes the body to help gently correct bad posture, including the hunched back and shoulders of early-stage dowager's hump.
Week 2. Core Integration
This core integration sequence lays the foundation for better posture by building core strength and restoring correct postural alignment. Without a strong foundation of core muscles posture support, permanent improvement of bad posture is less likely to occur.
Week 3. Back Strengthening for Posture Support
This back strengthening sequence strengthens the main posture support muscles of the back, necessary to counteract and reverse bad posture.
For Best Results. Practice each sequence three times in the first week after receiving the sequence. After that, for best results simply alternate the three practices, so that each is practiced at least once a week.
As always, you are adviced to consult with a physician before starting this or any exercise program.