Chiropractic Office Closed Friday, April 7th
The office will be closed for chiropractic visits on Friday April 7th, as Dr. Pete will be attending a continuing education seminar to learn new techniques and protocols for helping people dealing with whiplash and other injuries related to auto accidents.
Please inquire with Allyson, Chrisanthi and Kelly for individual massage or acupuncture appointments upstairs as they will have varying availability.
PET Scan Changes in the Brain after Chiropractic
I am always excited to see more research that shows the ways chiropractic adjustments help the body function better. A recent study in Japan used PET technology to look at neuron activity in the brain and muscles.
The article is titled Glucose Metabolic Changes in the Brain and Muscles of Patients with Nonspecific Neck Pain Treated by Spinal Manipulation Therapy. Twenty-one men received a PET (positron emission tomography) scan after getting Spinal Manipulation Therapy (SMT, also known as adjustments).
Key points of the study include:
- Brain processing after adjustments leads to physiological relaxation via a decrease in sympathetic nerve activity. Decreasing sympathetic tone has major positive impacts on systemic wellness including immune function.
- The PET scan after adjustments also showed direct changes in the brain, including reduction of pain, normalizing muscle tone, improved range of motion.
Walk-ins and Same Day Appointment Scheduling
Many of you have been coming to see us for chiropractic care for years now. I am very grateful for all of you. This month marks my ninth year of practice in Cincinnati!
While the practice has grown over the years, we still reserve time in the schedule each day for people to call in with urgent or unexpected needs for adjustments. We also limit the number of new patients we can accept each day specifically to leave room for all of you existing clients as a priority.
With that said, we encourage you to call early in the day if you need a same day appointment so you can have the best selection, or better yet, set an appointment in advance. While we still are happy to accept walk-ins, your wait times may be longer now than at times years ago. On some occasions, we have been too full to take walk-ins. Thank you for understanding!
Tony Robbins Podcast featuring Deepak Chopra
On his podcast, Tony Robbins had an in-depth and fascinating conversation with Dr. Deepak Chopra on topics of health and the mind-body connection. Dr. Chopra discussed how changing your perception and becoming more aware of how your body processes experiences can change both your life and your health. You can listen to the entire podcast on Robbins's website.
Supplements for Seasonal Allergy Relief
We offer two products from Standard Process that can help relieve your season allergy symptoms.
Antronex- $13.50 for 90 tablets
Histamine is the culprit of the runny nose, itchy eyes and other symptoms those with seasonal allergies suffer. Antronex helps regulate histamine levels and assists the liver filter out the histamine in your bloodstream.
Albizia Complex- $29 for 40 tablets
Albizia Complex contains Albizia bark, Chinese skullcap root, and Feverfew leaf and stem. This complex supports healthy immune response and breathing passages.
Rethinking Your Posture and Movement
We often blame poor posture for our aches and pains. Predominant thought is, if you fix your posture, you will feel better. We may not be looking at this issue in the best way.
Some of you met my friend Chandler Stevens, a movement expert, when he taught some classes at Thrive a couple years ago. Chandler Stevens writes that, "your poor posture is a symptom, but it isn't the cause". In his article "Your Posture Isn't the Problem" Stevens says humans are always moving and therefore posture is not static. Because posture is not static, it can't be good or bad. The problem starts when you can no longer move your body out of those "bad posture" positions.
In order to fix posture issues Steven's suggests we examine our habits of movement in daily life. For example, could we add variety to the tasks that we do? Could we sit on the floor instead of a chair sometimes? Could we stand instead of sit? Can we build in 'movement' throughout our days instead of (or in addition to) isolating 45 minutes at the gym to workout once a day?
In his article "Forget Fitness: Do Human Things", Stevens suggests that people spend too much time doing short bouts of exercises instead of constantly moving the way our ancestors did.
If you are looking for a new perspective on movement, posture and fitness, check out Chandler's articles and website.
Upcoming Essential Oil Classes
There are two upcoming essential oil classes being held in the office this spring.
Seasonal Wellness Make and Take- April 30th 1:30PM. Learn how essential oils can help during allergy season. Learn more information and RSVP here.
Mother's Day Make and Take- May 10th, 7PM. Make a beautiful and fragrant gift for your mom using doTerra Essential Oils. Learn more information and RSVP here.
This Peruvian Roasted Chicken Recipe from Mommypotamus is absolutely delicious and easy to make. Since it only uses one pan, it is also very easy to clean. It's both Paleo and GAPS diet friendly. Also, it you top it with a fried egg, it makes an excellent breakfast dish.