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This Issue’s Table of Contents
- In This Issue …
- Questions and Answers About Chiropractic
- Help! The Flu Vaccine is Coming
- Breast Cancer, Bras and Deodorants
- Football Injuries – Can Chiropractic Help?
- Researching Chiropractic
- Did You Know?
- Success Story
In This Issue …
Here we are, enjoying the winter. Admit it, winter has its charms. A gentle snow can be beautiful; or sipping hot chocolate (organic of course) in front of a cozy fire or spending time with loved ones or skiing and sledding. At the very least winter makes us appreciate spring. This month let’s explore some very important issues and have a little fun.
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Questions and Answers About Chiropractic
Question: What Does a Doctor of Chiropractic Do?
Answer: The goal of chiropractic is to locate and remove a serious form of stress and energy blockage from your body. This is called a subluxation. Without subluxations, your body is able to function more optimally with higher resistance to disease, improved digestion and elimination, a stronger immune system and greater potential for radiating happiness, balance, poise, grace and energy.
Exactly what are subluxations? Subluxations are internal distortions in your body structure that interfere with your nervous system. Because your nervous system controls your entire body, subluxations can interfere with the function of your muscles, bones, organs, glands and tissues. Over time subluxations weaken your body, unbalance your skeletal system and even affect the function of your brain.
Nearly everyone has subluxations – many people have them for years and even decades. The goal of the Doctor of Chiropractic is to locate and correct subluxations in your body. And don’t forget your children! Babies, infants and children often have severe subluxations that can adversely affect their health. For that reason, bring your family; make visiting your Doctor of Chiropractic a family affair.
Help! The Flu Vaccine is Coming!
Once again, the media and medical organizations seem to be doing their best to scare people into getting a worthless, dangerous flu shot. For example, CBS This Morning had a special report “Why is this year’s flu season so bad?” People like scary news telling us “The End is Near.” But accurate headlines such as “This year’s flu season no big deal” or “Few people get sick from the flu” or “Deaths from the flu are rare” don’t sell newspapers, vaccines or drugs.
Most people (as much as 80% or more) who think they have the flu don’t have the flu; they have an ILI – an “influenza-like illness.” That's right, laboratory testing finds no “flu” virus in most people. Yes, they feel sick, have a fever, feel tired and achy and in a few days, are better. What they experienced was a badly needed natural detoxification, and they have a healthier body in the wake. Studies show that the more fevers and colds a person has throughout their lives, the less cancer they develop. (1)
The facts don’t agree with anyone getting a flu shot. For example, when the percentage of the population getting flu shots jumps there is no change in pneumonia, death or hospitalization. For example, one study found that “Influenza vaccination was not associated with a significantly reduced risk of community-acquired pneumonia in people aged 65 and older.” (2)
The flu vaccine contains 25,000 times more mercury than is legally allowed in drinking water (as established by the EPA). That is just one reason why more money is paid for damages from the flu shot than from any other vaccine. Among health problems after the flu shot are miscarriage, seizures and paralysis. Do yourself a favor, don’t get a flu shot. A short common-sense video about the flu vaccine is available at http://thinktwice.com/flu_show.htm
Great Canadian video satire on the flu shot
Breast Cancer, Bras and Deodorants
Research continuously reveals that a major cause of cancer is toxicity. Toxins are deposited in fat tissue and the breast is mostly fat tissue. Tissue samples show that many toxic chemicals are found in breast tumors, especially parabens.
Parabens bind to estrogen-receptors and encourage cancer cell growth. They are found in thousands of cosmetics and drugs including deodorants. (3) In addition to being absorbed through intact skin, shaving the underarms creates tiny cuts, creating a direct pathway for the deodorant chemicals into the bloodstream and surrounding tissues
Additionally, there are reports that women who wear bras for long periods have more breast cancer. Underwire bras are especially constrictive and cause lymphatic pooling of toxins, leading to an increase in breast cancer. For example:
- Women who wore their bras 24 hours per day had a 3 out of 4 chance of developing breast cancer.
- Women who wore bras more than 12 hours per day but not to bed had a 1 out of 7 risk.
- Women who wore their bras less than 12 hours per day had a 1 out of 152 risk.
- Women who wore bras rarely or never had a 1 out of 168 chance of getting breast cancer. The overall difference between 24 hours wearing and not at all was a 125-fold difference. (4)
Football Injuries – Can Chiropractic Help?
The excitement of this most American game of modern gladiators battling over territory cannot be denied. Football must touch an ancient part of our psychology and that is why it draws in millions of people around the globe. Football widows would enthusiastically agree.
However, football, along with so many other sports and human activities, has a dark side: you can get hurt. Badly hurt. We’re not just talking about broken bones. It appears that football (and boxing) causes brain damage known as CTE – chronic traumatic encephalopathy associated with repetitive head trauma.
The problem is worse than we thought. In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, CTE was diagnosed on autopsy (post-mortem) in a high proportion of former football players whose brains were donated for research. The study found that 110 of 111 National Football League (NFL) players had brain damage, That’s over 99%! Researchers also found brain injury to a lesser degree in non-professional players. For example, CTE was found in 3 of the 14 high school players (21%) studied but 48 of 53 college players (91%) and 9 of 14 semiprofessional players (64%). (5)
Can chiropractic help? Absolutely! Before and after every game (even during the game) all players should be checked and, if necessary, adjusted by a Doctor of Chiropractic for subluxations.
Chiropractic clinical case histories have been a regular feature of our patient newsletter since its inception. There seems to be no limit to the health problems that respond to chiropractic care. How many people suffering, on drugs, facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care?
Probably most of them.
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). A 34-year-old woman with SLE went to a chiropractic office for detection of subluxations. Her symptoms included constant chronic pain; constant fibromyalgia-related symptoms; chronic fatigue, anxiety and depression-related symptoms; stiffness in the neck; thyroid problems; menstrual disorder; stomach disorder; mid back pain; irritable bowel; numbness in her feet; low back pain and leg pains.
Using chiropractic analysis, several vertebral subluxation complexes were located.
She received 11 spinal adjustments over the first twelve visits and upon re-examination, she was “much improved.” Her right and left leg pain and numbness in her feet completely resolved and her menstrual disorder completely resolved. In addition, her stomach disorder, irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, systemic lupus erythematosus related symptoms and ADD/ADHD related symptoms were much improved. At her next re-examination, her Raynaud’s, systemic lupus erythematosus, depression and nausea were all completely resolved. She also stopped taking seven medications including hydrocodone, tramadol, flexeril, gabapentin and Wellbutrin®.
Her blood work revealed resolution of systemic lupus erythematosus. (6)
Neck pain. The patient is a 55-year-old female who presented with a chief complaint of neck pain, exacerbated by prolonged sitting and standing. The patient also presented with reduced neck range-of-motion (ROM), spasms and tenderness of her left neck muscles, and postural abnormalities.
A patient health history and chiropractic examination was performed and subluxations were located and corrected. By the end of care, the patient’s Verbal Pain Scale score went from a 5/10 pain level to 0/10 pain level. (7)
Foot drop. A 24-year-old male weight lifter presented with insidious onset of foot drop upon waking from bed. There were no preceding signs or symptoms prior to the foot drop. The pain was intolerable and pressure could not be applied while standing. He went to the hospital emergency department the morning the initial symptoms appeared. All medical testing and imaging were negative.
He then followed up with the chiropractic clinic and following an exam and adjustments his symptoms began to diminish. After four visits the patient had complete resolution of all signs and symptoms. (8)
Did You Know?
- Coca-Cola originally contained cocaine?
- Toilets account for 35% of indoor water use?
- Your foot has 26 bones in it?
- The average human brain contains around 78% water?
- 1 nautical knot equates to 1.852 KPH (1.150 mph)?
- Every day is a holiday somewhere in the world?
- French fries are originally from Belgium?
I had been to Dr. Horning because my feet hurt and I remembered the quick and lasting results
This time, the results were immediate. After one visit the pain had diminished and the aching subsided. After three visits the only discomfort occurred after I had been walking or working steadily for long periods of time.
Thumb and little finger together, put your other hand here. I love to watch the guy work. So professional and sure, and I can participate. Barry S.
From The 776 Nastiest Things Ever Said by Ross and Kathryn Petras (NY: Harper Perenniel, 1995)
On kissing: When you enter a room, you have to kiss his ring; I don’t mind but he has it in his back pocket. Comedian Don Rickles on Frank Sinatra’s fame
On Hollywood: Hollywood is a place where your best friend will plunge a knife in your back and then call the police and tell them that you’re carrying a concealed weapon. George Frazier, writer
On hitters: He couldn’t hit a curve ball with an ironing board. Bob Feller, Hall of Fame Pitcher on basketball star Michael Jordan’s bid to play for the Chicago White Sox
On hearing the boss is sick: My God, I hope it’s nothing trivial. Irwin S. Cobb, journalist
On generosity: When Billy Martin reaches for a bar tab, his arm shrinks six inches. Tommy Lasorda, L.A. Dodgers manager
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1. Abel U, Becker N, Angerer R Et al. Common infections in the history of cancer patients and controls. J Cancer Res Clin Oncol. 1991;117(4):339-443.
2. Jefferson T, Rivetti D, Rivetti A et al. Efficacy and effectiveness of influenza vaccines in elderly people: a systematic review. Lancet. 2005 Oct 1;366(9492):1165-74.
4. Singer SR, Grismaijer S. Dressed to Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras. NY: Avery Press, 1995. See more at http://all-natural.com/womens-health/bras/
5. McKee AC et al. Clinicopathological evaluation of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in players of American football. JAMA. July 2017 DOI: 10.1001/jama.2017.8334.
6. Harden J, Baggett BA. Resolution of systemic lupus erythematosus following chiropractic care to reduce vertebral subluxation utilizing the Pierce Results System™: a case report & review of the literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. December 18, 2017:297-311.
7. Herman C, Rallings A. Resolution of cervicalgia following Blair Upper Cervical Technique: a case study & review of the literature. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research. December 21, 2017:58-64.
8. Sergent A, Boyle J, Moore A. Chiropractic management of a patient with insidious onset of foot drop. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. June 19, 2017:119-121.