Thursday, April 10, 2014

Why should you use a chiropractor?

This simple explanation was given by
Patrick J. White, D.C.

938 Princeton Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19111-4107
What a Chiropractor does seems so simple...
Just put the bones back where they want to be. What the Chiropractic Adjustment effects is simple —
it effects everything!!!
When the bones are in their desired place, all of the nervous system can operate at maximum potential.
When the nervous system is working with no interference, all of the cells of the body can work in
When the bones are in their desired place, all of the muscles and bones can move properly with minimum resistance. When the musculoskeletal system is working with no interference, there is plenty of energy left for the daily activities of living.
When the bones are in their desired place, the person can live a more fulfilled life.
What a Chiropractor does seems so simple, and so important.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

|t is spring, the season of rejuvenation! Now is the time to escape our “cabins”,
get outside,  breathe fresh air and do some spring cleaning - especially of ourselves.
During the winter we tend to overindulge in heavy, fatty foods, while at the same time,
being less active. Now is the time to address this stale situation.  In Traditional
Chinese Medicine, diet should change with the season. Each season has its own
characteristics and its own particular effect. Foods too, have their own qualities which
help us adapt better to these seasonal changes.
Remember, when making dietary changes, always try to be moderate and learn to listen
 to your body.   Choose the foods you like from the list below as a start and then try one
new thing.
 If you feel you can’t give up a certain food, then limit it. There is always a chance a
recommended food does not agree with you so don’t eat that particular food or related
foods. Do Not make drastic changes or you won’t be inclined to continue.
Spring is associated with the Liver and Gall Bladder. These organs function to keep all
our energies flowing. Stagnation can develop from, as mentioned above, rich foods, less
exercise and stress. Thus causing physical symptoms such as general feeling of
sluggishness, emotional frustration or agitation.  In order to cleanse this system and
give it a new start, we must stop adding to the congestion. Avoid saturated fats like
heavy meats, eggs, dairy as well as alcohol and hot peppers.

Limit nuts, Eat more unrefined (unprocessed) grains and legumes and choose from the
Veggies: parsnips, young beets and carrots, baby greens (often found at farmer’s markets),
seaweeds (dulse is a nice mild one to try), watercress, onions, mustard greens, cabbage,
kohlrabi, turnips, cauliflower, broccoli.
Fruits: peaches, cherries, lemons, limes, pears, apples
Spices: horseradish, ginger*, basil, cumin, fennel*, turmeric, cardamom*, mint*, dill
*indicates traditionally used as a digestive aid
Use honey sparingly with or without apple cider vinegar for a little sweet taste or sweet
and sour which helps cleanse. You may use just apple cider vinegar. Try Chamomile
and/ or Cleaver's tea daily.  Add 5-5 teaspoons daily of cold-pressed flax oil drizzled
over one or two meals. Eat I or 2 radishes between meals once or twice a day.
Food preparation is important.  Eat only a small amount of raw vegetables but when
you cook, use light steaming or quick sautéing. |f you have weak digestion, it is best to
avoid raw veggies.
Remember, if you suffer from seasonal allergies, acupuncture can help without the
drowsy side-effects.
Margaret Older, L. Ac