April 1, 2016
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This issue’s table of contents
- Questions and answers about chiropractic
- Pregnancy and chiropractic
- Traditional eating
- And now for something completely different
- Researching chiropractic
- Can you say “oops”?
- Success Story
Questions and answers about chiropractic
Q: Where did chiropractic come from?
A: Chiropractic was rediscovered and named in 1895 in Davenport, Iowa by DD Palmer, a magnetic healer and teacher who performed the first chiropractic adjustment on his deaf janitor. When the man’s hearing returned Palmer began to investigate the relationship between health and the spinal column.
Q: Why “rediscovered?”
A: Spinal healing had been practiced for thousands of years in nearly every civilization on earth. It has stood the test of time, having been a blessing to millions of people for millennia. But its ancient techniques and principles became lost as humanity became enthralled with drugs and surgery. Dr. Palmer revived and began to teach this old/new healing art.
Q: Was chiropractic accepted at first?
A: People flocked to the first chiropractors. Here was a non-drug, non-surgical approach to healthcare that was safe and effective. The number of Doctors of Chiropractic grew from one man in the American Midwest to thousands in a short time. Chiropractic especially grew in popularity during the 1919 flu pandemic when people under chiropractic care had almost no mortality while people under medical care suffered many deaths.
Q: Did the medical profession accept chiropractors?
A: The medical profession saw chiropractic’s drug-free approach as a threat to their monopoly in healthcare and attacked chiropractors claiming they were practicing “medicine and surgery without a license.” Many chiropractors were actually jailed, fined or imprisoned – but they refused to surrender. Eventually the laws were changed to permit more freedom for non-medical healthcare professionals.
Q: So there is peace now between the healing arts?
A: Not exactly. As more and more people turn to non-medical practitioners the medical profession is finally accepting competition. The medical monopoly is slowly but steadily breaking.
There are different philosophies of health and healing; chiropractic/natural healing approaches and medicine are on opposite sides of the spectrum and disagree strongly on many healthcare issues. The result is that people have access to more information from other perspectives, are often better informed and can make better decisions.
Pregnancy and chiropractic
If there’s any class of patients that need chiropractic care the most it’s pregnant women.
Pregnancy changes a woman’s life in many ways. One way is a special chemical called “relaxin.”
Relaxin is a hormone produced by the ovaries and the placenta that effects the female reproductive system especially during pregnancy. In preparation for childbirth, it relaxes the muscles, joints and ligaments in the pelvis, softens and widens the cervix and relaxes the smooth muscle in the uterus. It does even more by increasing heart and kidney blood output. In males relaxin enhances the motility of sperm in semen.
Sometimes there’s a down side to relaxin. If the spine and pelvis are unbalanced or subluxated then the relaxin can make the subluxations and distortions worse! The result is spine and pelvic pain which is too common in pregnancy. Additionally, the unbalanced body needs more energy for walking, standing, sitting and moving causing fatigue and exhaustion.
Chiropractic can help ensure that the pregnant body is balanced and that the pelvis is relaxed and open to its maximum so the developing baby has the ideal amount of room in which to develop. That is why clinical reports reveal that breech presentations have been corrected, with the fetus turning into a healthy position, as a result of chiropractic adjusting procedures. Clinical reports show chiropractic also helps with breastfeeding and the return to a pre-pregnancy figure. (1-7)
Spring is coming and soon it’ll be the time to get one of the healthiest foods on the planet: spring butter. In some cultures, it is considered sacred.
What is spring butter?
Spring butter is different from regular butter because the cows in the spring cow eat new growing grass filled with healthy growth enzymes full of lots of minerals and vitamins. The butter looks different – golden yellow as opposed to pale yellow or straw colored you see in the supermarket. It also tastes much better.
Where can you get it?
Ideally you get it from a local farm where the cows spend their days in the fields eating the various plants that they are attracted to. The cows’ milk is rich in butterfat and the butter is a nutrient dense “superfood.”
Don’t live near a farm? It would be worth traveling to one; the butter can stay in your freezer all year. You can also locate sources for spring butter by checking the Weston A. Price Foundation web site (www.westonaprice.org). Spring butter is available in some health food stores.
Here is a great article called Why Butter is Better. Send it to all your friends who are still using margarine (yes, there are a few out there).
And now for something completely different
This is an eye opening video by the whistleblower that uncovered the CDC’s corruption:
Dr. Brian Hooker’s Full Keynote Speech: Navigating the Dangerous World of Vaccine Safety https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsIuDKWlPIU
In this video, Brian tells the story of how he came to be a key player in uncovering fraud in the Centers for Disease Control through his conversations with whistleblower Dr. William Thompson. He speaks about his son’s vaccine damage, how he stood up for health freedom, and his perseverance to keep seeking the truth.
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.
Erb’s Palsy and chiropractic. Erb’s Palsy is a paralysis of the arm caused by nerve damage (to the brachial plexus) in the neck. It is most often caused by obstetrical mistakes. These injured children grow into adults with permanent nerve and arm damage – a shorter and smaller arm – unless corrected. This is the story of one lucky baby.
In this case a 5-month-old girl diagnosed with right-sided Erb’s Palsy was brought in for care to a chiropractic office. Under chiropractic care the infant’s symptoms resolved within two months. (8)
Headache and neck pain in an eight-year-old girl. An 8-year-old girl was brought in for chiropractic care suffering from neck pain and headaches. According to the patient’s mother, her daughter reported her headaches and neck pain had been going on for four months with approximately two episodes per week.
Medical examinations did not find any problem and the doctors recommended treating the neck and headache symptoms with Tylenol. Following four chiropractic visits, the child’s neck pain and headaches completely resolved. (9)
Neurofibromatosis. A 3-year-old boy with a history of Neurofibromatosis Type I, asthma and ear infections was brought in for chiropractic care. His asthma attacks were so severe he required ER hospital visits two times per month.
He received chiropractic adjustments two to three times per week. Within one month after beginning care he no longer had violent exacerbations of his asthma and was able to sleep through the night. As of this writing he continues to improve and has decreased his inhaler usage. (10)
Can you say “oops?”
Cholesterol-lowering drugs increase artery calcification
Here’s another reason why taking cholesterol-lowering (statin) drugs are dangerous – they cause hardening of the arteries.
Atherosclerosis is the technical term for “hardening of the arteries.” For years MDs believed that cholesterol reduction with statin drugs decreased atherosclerosis but to everyone’s surprise (and no one knows how many deaths) research revealed the opposite: statins cause coronary artery calcification. Statins also impair heart muscle and blood vessel function, and damage mitochondria energy production.
Statin drugs inhibit the synthesis of vitamin K2. K2 protects arteries from calcification and may be a factor in congestive heart failure. The researchers write in the paper’s abstract:
Thus, the epidemic of heart failure and atherosclerosis that plagues the modern world may paradoxically be aggravated by the pervasive use of statin drugs. We propose that current statin treatment guidelines be critically reevaluated. (11)
By the way, here is a list of statin drugs, the most prescribed drugs in America:
- osuvastatin (Crestor)
- pitavastatin (Livalo)
- atorvastatin (Lipitor)
- simvastatin (Zocor)
- lovastatin (Mevacor)
- pravastatin (Pravacol)
- fluvastatin (Lescol)
Before going to Dr. Horning I would have constant headaches which were not enjoyable.
However, after going to the chiropractor for about a week I noticed some real changes. Unlike before, I don’t have as many headaches.
Although my headaches never stopped me from doing anything, it still did really bother me. Thanks to Dr. Horning I don’t have to worry about that anymore!
Angelique W. (Age 13 yrs. old)
Did you know a lot of non-living objects are actually either male or female? Here are some examples:
FREEZER BAGS – male:
They are male, because they hold everything in, but you can see right through them.
PHOTOCOPIERS – female:
These are female, because once turned off, it takes a while to warm them up again. They are an effective reproductive device if the right buttons are pushed, but can also wreak havoc if you push the wrong buttons.
TIRES – male:
Tires are male, because they go bald easily and are often over inflated.
HOT AIR BALLOONS – male:
Also a male object, because to get them to go anywhere, you have to light a fire under their butt.
SPONGES – female:
These are female, because they are soft, squeezable and retain water.
WEB PAGES – female:
Female, because they're constantly being looked at and frequently getting hit on.
TRAINS – male:
Definitely male, because they always use the same old lines for picking up people.
EGG TIMERS – female:
Egg timers are female because, over time, all the weight shifts to the bottom.
HAMMERS – male:
Male, because in the last 5000 years, they've hardly changed at all, and are occasionally handy to have around.
THE REMOTE CONTROL – female:
Ha! You probably thought it would be male, but consider this: It easily gives a man pleasure, he'd be lost without it, and while he doesn't always know which buttons to push, he just keeps trying.
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2. Brynhildsen J, Hansson A, Persson A, Hammar M. Follow-up of patients with low back pain during pregnancy. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 1998;91(2):182-186.
3. Phillips C. An effective drug-free approach to premature contractions. ICA Review. 1998;54(5):76-81.
4. Phillips C. Back labor: a possible solution for a painful situation. ICA Review. 1997;53(4):51-56.
5. Cohen E. Case history: premature labor. Chiropractic Pediatrics. 1995;1(4).
6. Reynolds JP. What is the role of osteopathic manipulative therapy in obstetric care? JAOA. 1974;74.
7. Guthrie RA, Martin RH. Effect of pressure applied to the upper thoracic (placebo) versus lumbar areas (osteopathic manipulative treatment) for inhibition of lumbar myalgia during labor. JAOA. 1982;82(4):247-251.
8. Resolution of Erb-Duchenne Palsy in a 5-month-old female following subluxation based chiropractic care. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. 2016;1:9-13.
9. Simmons-Stone D, Alcantara J. Resolution of chronic cervicogenic headache & cervicalgia in a child following chiropractic care. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. 2016;1:1-4.
10. Kachinsky B, Kachinsky J. Improvement in a pediatric patient with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 and asthma: a case report. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. 2011;1:1-4.
11. Okuyama H, Langsjoen PH, Hamazaki T, Ogushi Y, Hama R, Kobayashi T, Uchino H. Statins stimulate atherosclerosis and heart failure: pharmacological mechanisms. Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol. 2015;8(2):189-199. doi: 10.1586/17512433.2015.1011125. Epub 2015 Feb 6.