VEGA Testing 101: History

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VEGA Testing is based on the phenomenon of “medicine testing” found by Dr. Reinhardt Voll, M.D., a German medical doctor, in his work with electrical acupuncture. Dr. Helmut Schimmel, M.D., also of Germany, later developed Dr. Voll’s work into a system of substance testing now known as VEGA testing.

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VEGA testing is based on the effect of electrical resistance changes of the skin on certain acupuncture points (low electrical resistance areas) in response to differing substances that are either beneficial or detrimental to the body.

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Dr. George Goodheart, D.C., U.S.A., discovered in the 1950′s that the muscles of the body, in the presence of certain substances, would either become weaker or stronger. This finding is part of a diagnostic system called “Applied Kinesiology”. Based on this phenomena, a simple arm or leg check can monitor the body’s response to any given substance.

Because this particular procedure is more objective and can be performed repetitively without fatiguing the body, this is the system that we use.

Procedures

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VEGA testing, as noted above, can be performed by several different methods. At our clinic, we utilize a monitoring system over 2 reactive or sensitive points on the body. These points are determined by the use of what is called a “Disorder Control”, a toxic substance. This substance will cause a response in sensitive areas of the body. These sensitive areas are pre-determined through testing, and then probes are placed over two of these sensitive areas on the body. The person being tested is usually in a supine position, and the response is noted from changes in the arms or legs, depending on which is easiest to monitor.

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Subsequently, a series of substances is placed within the honeycomb and the body’s responses to these substances are noted. Depending on what substances are reactive, information is given that can be used, along with the patient’s symptomatology, history, and other clinical data to help develop a more complete diagnostic picture, as well as a treatment protocol.

Vega Testing’s Scope

VEGA testing is a multi-faceted diagnostic procedure. It can be used to determine if a patient has an allergic tendency, and, if they do have allergies, what particular antigens they are allergic to. VEGA testing allows us to find the major organs that are under the most stress. It also helps to determine the level of stress of each organ or part of the body. It can monitor the progress that a patient is making, without having to re-run expensive laboratory tests.

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The VEGA test method allows for nutritional evaluation to determine if there are serious mineral or vitamin deficiencies, as well as food overloads, e.g., over-consumption of salts or sugars, proteins, etc. VEGA testing also gives some information about the emotional status of a patient. We can determine if the nervous system is being stressed by some strong deep emotions, and what possible remedies might be effective in helping the emotional processing.

The VEGA test method allows for determining what nutritional products or remedies might be effective in the treatment of certain conditions. VEGA test method also allows for the determination of what is called, “Causal Chain”, or the domino effect that is taking place in the body. Most of the time when one organ malfunctions, it affects another organ, which affects another, etc. To find the original, or most stressed organ, can be very important in understanding a patient’s particular health problems.

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VEGA test method is a quick, easy method of developing an acupuncture diagnosis as to which meridians or electrical circuits within the body are malfunctioning.

When a patient is showing signs of an infection, VEGA testing allows for a quick evaluation to determine what is behind these acute symptoms – whether the source is a virus, bacteria, yeast overgrowth, food sensitivity, or an allergy response.

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This method allows evaluation of the immune system, showing which organs in the immune system are under the most stress and need the most support.

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We can determine also if a patient is suffering from geopathic stress. This condition is due to radiations that might be influencing our health because of underground streams or mineral deposits or gases from underground; these can affect our bodies in subtle ways.

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Through VEGA testing we can also tell if dental fillings are having an adverse effect on the body due to mercury leaching into the system. It will indicate the presence of a toxic overload, and tell if that overload might be due simply to metabolic toxins, or if it is from heavy metals or insecticides that have entered through the environment’s food or water supply.

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VEGA testing also can give us an idea of which areas of the body (which arteries, etc.) may be being affected by excessive cholesterol levels.

Biological Score (Age)

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In the Vega test system the concept of bio-score, based on evaluating the body’s response to 21 ampules for toxic load of the body, relates to the level of over-all stress or disease within the body. If we gave each organ that was malfunctioning a numerical value, then added them all up, that is the idea behind the bio-score.

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By having a score like this when starting therapy we can evaluate our treatment program any time we would like. As the body heals itself the score will reflect this by going down. If the score becomes fixed then a change in the treatment program becomes necessary. The bio-score is based on the body’s reaction to one or more diagnostic ampoules in a set of 21. The more ampoules that the body reacts to, the more problems that represents. If you react to two ampoules, say number 7 and 18, then your score would be 18×2. If you reacted to 3, 10, 16, 21 then your score would be 21×4. Knowing each number within your score is not important, just your top number and how many, tell the story. In those two examples, 18×2 would be better than 21×4.

  • The following tells what to expect with different readings:
  • TWO SCORES: PROGNOSIS EXCELLENT MILD IMMUNE STRESS,2-6 MONTHS OF CARE.
  • THREE SCORES: CHRONIC IMMUNE STRESS,6-9 MONTHS OF CARE.
  • FOUR SCORES: IMMUNE SYSTEM NOT COPING, ADRENAL STRESS, ALLERGIES, INFLAMMATIONS, CANDIDIASIS, FATIGUE, 9-18 MONTHS CARE..
  • FIVE SCORES: IMMUNE AND ADRENAL STRESS VERY SEVERE, AUTO-IMMUNE LIKELY,1 1/2-2 1/2 yrs. 0F CARE.
  • SIX SCORES: PROGNOSIS POOR, SERIOUS DISEASE LIKELY, SLOW RECOVERY, 2 1/2 +yrs. OF CARE.

THE ABOVE WAS BASED ON A LARGE SAMPLE OF PATIENTS AROUND THE WORLD . YOUR RECOVERY MAY BE FASTER. We invite you to contact our office to schedule VEGA testing.

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Tips On Quitting Smoking

Tips On Quitting Smoking

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50% of successful quitters did it cold turkey: the other 50% quit gradually. The first 48 hours are critical for most people once you pass them, it will be easier each day. So pick the tips that suit you.

  • Smoke one less cigarette each day.
  • Make each cigarette a special decision, and put off making the decision.
  • Don’t give up cigarettes – completely carry one with you in case of need. You’ll find you’re saving it – permanently.
  • Don’t quit “forever” just stop for a day – and tomorrow try it for another day, and tomorrow and tomorrow.
  • Tell your friends and family you’re quitting. A public commitment bolsters will power.
  • Pick Q (QUIT) Day and quit.
  • Hide all evidence of cigarettes, ashtrays, matches, etc, so you aren’t reminded of your renunciation.
  • Lay in a supply of chewing gum, celery sticks, nuts, carrot sticks, etc.
  • Nervousness, hunger, etc., are signs of the body’s readjustment. If they’re hard to manage, consult me.
  • We carry supplements that help cut the craving and are safe, ask about them.

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If you need help, we can employ auriculo-therapy which is a physical therapy modality used in addictive disease. This therapy consists of specific micro-electrical currents which are directed to isolated points on the ear which triggers the release of pituitary hormones (endorphins) which is thought to alter simulative physiological brain pathways.

Effects Of Auricular Therapy On Drug Addictions

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It has been found that by stimulating these acupuncture points in the ear, you could enhance what is known as an “award cascade” effect from the limbic system. This re-balances an addict’s chemistry. It can change the addiction from an overwhelming compulsion to a manageable situation which the patient can then eliminate. Certainly, many drug addicts would give anything to rid themselves of their habits – but that over-whelming compulsion to use the drug is more than they can overcome. Thus, this help is a wonderful asset to the addict on a physiological level.

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It is through this mechanism that a person is able to break the addictive habits of smoking, alcohol, drugs, etc.

THE SUCCESS RATE FOR this PROGRAM HAS been running APPR0XIMATEY 79% with WOMEN AND 85% with MEN.

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The Prostate

The Prostate

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The prostate is a variable-sized gland located in the male pelvis, usually the size of a walnut measuring 3-4 centimeters long by 3-5 centimeters in width. Onaverage the gland weighs about 20 grams. It is found behind the pubic bone, in front of the rectum, and below the bladder, surrounded by the pelvic muscles.

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The prostate surrounds the urethra which carries urine from the bladder to the penis and travels in the center of the gland. The seminal vesicles attach to the prostate and produce material that mixes with prostatic fluid to form semen. The tubes from the testicles carry sperm to the prostate where the sperm are mixed with the prostate and seminal vesicle fluid. This fluid is then ejaculated during orgasm by a connection to the urethra called the ejaculatory ducts.

Prostatitis

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This is the most-neglected male disease in the U.S. It strikes more men than either prostate cancer or prostate enlargement. It can be one of the most miserable diseases inflicted on men. It strikes them at younger ages. It lasts longer.

SYMPTOMS:

These mimic the symptoms of prostate growth, such as:

  • Frequent urge to urinate
  • Difficult start, dribbling
  • Nighttime trips to the bathroom
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The symptom that sets prostatitis apart from prostate growth is pain. This varies from mild to so severe it renders a man helpless. Indeed, some people refer to a man in severe prostatitis pain as a “prostate cripple.”

BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA (BPH)
Non-Cancerous Prostate Growth

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Diagnosis of non-cancerous prostate growth. This condition is normally identified by its symptoms. The most common include:

  • Getting up nights to go to the bathroom
  • Sudden, almost irresistible need to urinate
  • A weak, start-stop stream
  • Problems getting the stream to start.
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The prostate begins to enlarge in all men usually starting in their 40’s. Once growth starts, it might not stop as long as life goes on. Effects of this growth vary from almost unbearable misery to minor annoyance, and points in-between. The general rule is that one man in four over age 60 will become so aggravated by BPH he will need physical relief.

Why doctors label this condition benign,” only they can explain, because it is anything but benign. If not properly cared for, it can lead to extremely serious consequences, including kidney damage and failure.

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It is important to know that the prostate grows in two different ways. In one growth, cells multiply around the urine passageway through the prostate and squeeze it much like you could squeeze a straw in a cola.

The second type of growth is much worse. This is middle-lobe growth in which cells grow into the urine tube and even up and into the bladder. This type of growth, called “cork in a bottle,” can be cleared up only through surgery.

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So prostate enlargement is NOT simply a case of too many prostate cells. This growth involves hormones; it appears in different kinds of prostate cells; and it affects each man differently.

What about this kind of growth and prostate cancer? People sometimes ask if an enlarging prostate increases the risk of prostate cancer. There is NO connection. A man can have prostate growth with no cancer. He can have prostate growth with cancer. And he can have prostate cancer with no enlargement.

What is cancer of the prostate (CaP)?

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A: Normal prostate cells live and die according to their natural schedule. After a cell lives its allotted time, it reproduces itself exactly, then dies. For some reason not yet clear, a prostate cell does not die when it should. Instead, it divides into more cells as uncontrolled and death-defying as the original. Uncontrolled divisions from that single cell continue until the cells clump to form a malignant tumor.

If nothing stops the growth of malignant cells, they can break off the parent tumor, travel within the body and lodge elsewhere.

The Prevention And Cure Of Prostate Problems

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General health habits can help prevent most prostate problems. Simply walking helps massage the tissues of the prostate an area structures and improve circulation and nutrition for prostate health. Eating right for your body type can help keep a better hormonal balance which in turn prevents prostate problems. A handful of pumpkin seeds are rich in nutrients the prostate needs. Sexual regularity can be helpful. The following nutrients have been helpful in preventing and correcting prostate problems: pollen extract, essential fatty acids, vitamin E, chlorophyll, zinc, B-6, fish liver oil are just a few of the products that we use to correct prostate disorders. Misalignment in the low back can interfere with the normal nerve control to the prostate and many times the correction of this can cause dramatic improvement. Acupuncture can be helpful in the overall treatment of prostate problems. We carry several prostate formulas that we have found very useful in the treatment of enlarged prostate and prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is one of the slowest developing forms of cancer and yields itself to nutritional therapy.

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Chiropractic and natural health care can resolve prostate disorders 80% of the time. There is no other healthcare approach that has a higher success rate or even tries to treat the underlying causes of prostate problems. Most approaches just deal with the end result by surgery and drugs. Pharmaceutical and surgical approaches to prostate problems have a very high side effect rate and can cause more problems than they fix.

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Magnesium

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Magnesium is the number one mineral Americans are Deficient in.  According to the USDA, not only do most Americans not get the RDA for magnesium, most of us-56%  do not even get two-thirds of that amount.  Because magnesium is depleted by stress, exercise, and alcohol, our needs are often well beyond the RDA, which many find inadequate in the first place.

 

What country has the highest rate of milk consumption? That’s right: America. Now another question: what country has the highest rate of consuming calcium supplements? That is correct: America again. So, obviously, you would say, America must have the lowest occurrence of osteoporosis of all countries. Right? Wrong.  We have one of the highest rates in the globe!  Why? Excess calcium combined with low magnesium.

Optimum levels of magnesium: prevent  kidneys stones, lowers blood pressure, build healthy bones, enhance athletic endurance and increase muscle size in response to weight training, protects the heart and arteries, prevents muscle cramps, protects the body from the damage of stress, increases energy production and fat burning, enhancing insulin function, balances blood sugar, helps relieve nervous tension and the low blood sugar of PMS, nourishs and calms the nervous system, enhancing immunity, prevents aluminum deposits in the tissues, decreases craving for foods such as chocolate.

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Magnesium is the most important nutrient for the heart.  Magnesium deficiency is the #1 cause of death by heart attack in the country. Getting optimal amounts of magnesium has been shown to: increase cardiac output, prevent cardiac arrhythmias and deaths they cause, decrease the output of stress hormones, which intern protects the heart, prevents the build-up of plaque on artery walls, prevents the dangerous depletion of magnesium caused by diuretic medications.

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Congestive heart failure patients frequently have low magnesium levels.  Most patients suffering from peripheral vascular disease are also deficient.  Magnesium is also excreted in higher amounts by those with mitral valve prolapse.

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Magnesium is essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system. Without sufficient magnesium the nerve cells can not give or receive messages, and become excitable and highly reactive. This causes the person to become highly sensitive and highly nervous. Noises will seem excessively loud and the person will jump at sudden sounds like a door slamming and will generally be nervous and on edge. Lights can appear to be too bright.

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Magnesium deficiency is the most common mineral deficiency in diabetics.  This may cause the many other complications seen in this disease.  Magnesium and insulin work hand in hand..  Magnesium deficiency stops the body from using sugar correctly.  Diabetics supplemented with magnesium have greater improved sugar metabolism and tissue response to insulin.  Type II diabetics have significantly reduced magnesium levels when compared to healthy controls.  Low levels of magnesium may be one of the main reason insulin fails to work for Type II diabetics.

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Magnesium has been shown to be helpful in treatment of viral and bacterial infections, bronchitis, acne, the conjunctivitis.  It is also particularly important for those who suffer from the overgrowth of the yeast known as candida albicans.

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If you have enough magnesium in your blood, that does not mean you have adequate amounts in your body.  Serum magnesium is like the amount of money in your pocket.  The amount of magnesium in your tissues is like your net worth.  They has nothing to do with each other.  Magnesium spends it’s time inside your cells, not outside.  Serum levels of magnesium can be elevated and magnesium deficiency can still be present.  Red blood cell and white blood cell magnesium is a better indicator of body stores.  The best test for magnesium, however, is the magnesium loading test.  In this test, magnesium is administrative orally or intravenously.  A lack of magnesium in the urine is seen as a clear sign of deficiency.  This method has detected magnesium deficiencies in a large percentage of hospital patients.

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Magnesium Depletors: coffee, sugar, diuretics, drugs of all types, low thyroid, STRESS, and a high calcium diet.

Food sources for magnesium include nuts, seeds, whole grains, beans, seafood, leafy greens, and fresh vegetable juices.  Few Americans eat enough of these foods.

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Epson Salt baths are another way to get more of this valuable mineral into your body.

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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE

Week of: Monday Sept. 30, 2013

Courtesy of:

John H. Keefe III, D.C.

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IN THE NEWS: MEDICAL DEVICES VULNERABLE TO HACKERS, NEW REPORT SAYS In an episode of the television series “Homeland,” a terrorist organization assassinates the vice president of the United States by wirelessly hacking into his pacemaker. Although the scenario was fictional, the underlying premise is not. Life-saving medical devices abound in today’s world, and many of these devices are connected wirelessly to hospital networks, making them vulnerable to cyberattacks. For example, a malicious person could hack into a pacemaker, causing the device to apply lethal electrical stimulation, or an insulin pump, causing it to deliver a deadly dose of the hormone. “Just like any other piece of Internet technology, medical devices are susceptible to the same cyber threats you hear about all the time on the news,” said Russel Jones, a partner at the consulting firm Deloitte, which released a report on Sept. 23 on the subject of cyber security in medical devices.

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WELLNESS:  VITAMIN B COULD HELP REDUCE RISK OF STROKE Vitamin B supplements may help reduce a person’s risk of stroke, Medical News Today reported. In a study published in the journal Neurology, researchers analyzed the results of 14 clinical trials involving 54,913 participants. Overall, they discovered that people taking vitamin B supplements for six months demonstrated a 7 percent reduced risk of stroke compared to people taking very low doses of the supplement, or a placebo. However, vitamin B did not appear to have any effect on the severity of strokes suffered by patients or their risk of death. Additionally, while vitamin B appeared to be effective, vitamin B12 had no effect on risk of stroke while vitamin B9 reduced the effects of vitamin B in terms of reducing stroke, according to Medical News Today. Vitamin B has also been shown to be useful for other health issues such as anxiety, depression, Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease.

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CHIROPRACTIC:  Chiropractic Care of a Pediatric Patient with Symptoms Associated with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Fuss-cry-irritability with Sleep Disorder Syndrome and Irritable Infant Syndrome of Musculoskeletal Origin
J Canadian Chiropractic Association 2008 (Dec);   52(4):   248–255 The mother of a 3-month old girl presented her daughter for chiropractic care with a medical diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Her complaints included frequently interrupted sleep, excessive intestinal gas, frequent vomiting, excessive crying, difficulty breastfeeding, plagiocephaly and torticollis. Previous medical care consisted of Prilosec prescription medication. Notable improvement in the patient’s symptoms was observed within four visits and total resolution of symptoms within three months of care. This case study suggests that patients with complaints associated with both musculoskeletal and nonmusculoskeletal origin may benefit from chiropractic care.

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THERAPEUTIC BATH

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Before we start it’s important that you understand that your skin and hair require an acid pH in order to stay healthy. So using pH balanced soaps and shampoos (acid pH) can improve the overall health of your skin and hair. If you are dealing with some type of skin infection be it bacterial or yeast then most likely these organisms do not handle acid pH well. So if you used an acid bath that would go a long ways in killing off the organism in question.

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There are different ways to accomplish an acid bath from a cup full of vinegar (apple cider vinegar would be recommended) or the use of hydrogen peroxide H2O2. Hydrogen peroxide is just water H2O with an two extra oxygen attached H2O2. Oxygen has an acid pH and a lot of organisms that cause disease do not handle oxygen very well let alone an acid pH though there are some exceptions.

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When it comes to using hydrogen peroxide in the bath we recommend 40 volume hydrogen peroxide that you will need to get at a beauty supply shop. Be aware that some hydrogen peroxide products are mixed with other hair products. You want to get just hydrogen peroxide and Clairol which usually comes in the light brown or tan bottle usually has this in 20 to 40 volume. The hydrogen peroxide that you get at the grocery stores is 2% or 3% at most. 40 volume represents 40% hydrogen peroxide. This hydrogen peroxide will bleach your hair and that’s what it’s usually used for by hairdressers. So it’s important to take some precautions when you handle this strong of hydrogen peroxide. You definitely don’t want to drink it, or splash it in your eyes and if you get it on your skin it will bleach an area (causing a white spot) that could last up to an hour.

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Now once you pour this quart of 40 volume hydrogen peroxide into a tub of water  it will be less than 2% at that point and perfectly safe. You don’t have to worry about getting the bath water in your eyes or hair or anyplace else.

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If you’re dealing with the yeast infection on your skin or vaginally doing two or three of these baths in a weeks time could be very effective. Again you could always use vinegar but I feel hydrogen peroxide is probably more effective addressing more organisms effectively. It’s possible to take too many hydrogen peroxide baths and thus leaving the skin a little on the dry side. I would recommend with an active condition probably once every other day for 3 to 5 baths.

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Now if your a woman who is prone to infections after bathing a little bit of hydrogen peroxide or vinegar should correct this problem quite nicely. If you decide on using some precautions with every bath then I would recommend the Apple cider vinegar as it would be less drying to the skin. Again 1 cup of vinegar in a bath should be more than enough.

As far as healthy soaps and shampoos the health food store carries many good products.

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Light, Color and Health

How Does Color Therapy Work?

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Although we would live, we would probably not be healthy if we lived in total darkness without any light. Light can affect our mood. Most of us feel better and more cheerful on a sunny day than on a gloomy, sunless day. Some people living in areas which do not get many sunny days in the winter develop Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Studies have indicated that working the grave yard shift is detrimental to your health. We need light to be healthy.

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Even though we don’t see it, the light around us contains the full spectrum of colors. Each color has its own frequency and vibration. It is thought by some that our tissues and organs need the same energies as light. When disease or injury disturbs the vibration and energy of an organ or area of our body, applying the associated color frequency can restore the body to health.

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 Color therapy has been around for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Chinese studied and used color to treat ailments. Papyrus sheets have been found dating back to 1550 BC which have a list of color “cures.” The “,” the Chinese book of internal medicine, dating back 2000 years, records color diagnosis.
 In 1932, two psychologists from California scientifically showed that, in humans, blue light has a calming effect and red light has a stimulating effect.

 In 1933, Dinshah Ghadiali, a scientist from India, published “The Spectro Chrometry Encyclopedia.” This book laid the foundation for most modern color therapy.
About the same time in the United States, Dr. Harry Spitler developed a form of color therapy called “Syntonics.” Dr. Spitler found that he could generate profound physiological and psychological changes in patients by changing the light which entered their eyes.
Even conventional medical practice uses light to treat certain diseases. Phototherapy is used to direct ultraviolet light to the affected area in the treatment of psoriasis and acne. Blue light is used to treat hyperbiliruminemia, a liver condition in premature babies. Light is used to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

The Relationship Between Light and Melatonin

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Sleep experts have known about the relationship between melatonin and light exposure for a long time. In fact, both melatonin and light are said to control the synchronization of the biological clock.

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It is believed that the color entering the eyes is directed to the hypothalamus gland, from there to the pineal gland and then to the pituitary gland, which regulates and governs hormone production. As the brain processes this information, it is believed that it causes cellular and hormonal changes. The key is that the frequency of the color may be transmitted to the area of the body which recognizes it. The frequency, or vibration, of the color is constant. The vibration can “tune” that area of the body. In other words, that area may now be restored to its proper vibration and be restored to health while the color is being used. If used regularly, the body may learn to function properly on its own, much as it will with physical therapy.

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 Neurologists have found that children with autism may be helped by the use of color.
There are indications that using a color filter or looking through colored glasses, particularly blue, may help dyslexics to read.

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 ders. Univer. Of Modena, Italy, 26-27 March.
 
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 approach to remedial chromotherapy. Irlen Institute, Fourth International 
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Relaxation Was Observed While Staring at Baker-Miller Pink
 In 1978, while studying at City University in Seattle, Washington, Dr. Schauss, along with Dr. John N. Ott, experimented with a certain color of pink, later to be called Baker-Miller. They “observed relaxation of the subjects when they stared at a 18 by 24 inch card-board plate” of this color of pink. They found that no other color consistently resulted in the same relaxation.
Dr. Schauss then did some experiments on himself. He observed that his blood pressure, pulse, and heart rate were unaffected by exposure to this shade of pink. However, “after intentionally increasing cardiovascular activity through a series of intense physical exercises, [he] found that this color had a marked effect on lowering [his] heart rate, pulse and respiration as compared to other colors.”

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Could Baker-Miller Pink Also Reduce Aggression?
In 1979, Commander Miller and Warden Gene Baker at the U.S. Naval Correctional Center in Seattle painted the walls and ceiling of one admissions cells the color pink that Dr. Schauss would later name after them. After 156 days, they reported to the U.S. Navy’s Bureau of Naval Personnel, Law Enforcement and Corrections Division, Washington, D.C. that “Since initiation of this procedure on March 1, 1979, there have been no incidents of erratic or hostile behavior during the initial phase of confinement.”    RED has the longest length in the visible spectrum and the lowest rate of vibration. Possible benefits:   Chronic pain – May lower the frequency of wave lengths causing them to be less excited and thereby reduce pain.  Migraines  Stimulate the automatic nervous and circulatory systems.  Stimulate the liver.  Act as a pustulant, drawing poisons to a head to be eliminated.  Help with female disorders.  Reduce inflammation and swelling.  Increase heart strength and stimulate circulation.  Support the building of the blood.  Increase blood flow to the brain.  Seasickness relief.  possible Turrets Syndrome cure ORANGE possible benefits:  Stimulate the lungs and thyroid gland to increase oxygen to the body.  Depress the parathyroid gland.  For lactating mothers, stimulate the mammary glands resulting in increased milk production for women who breastfeed their babies.  Reduce menstrual cramps.   Relieve cramping, cramps and convulsions in all parts of the body.  Relieve hiccups (hiccoughs).  Relieve digestive gas, flatulence.  Treat skin conditions such as boils, carbuncles and abscesses.   Build lungs and stimulate the respiratory system. Used to treat Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis, Asthma, Tuberculosis. Improved rheumatoid arthritis, neuritis and similar conditions because yellow may help eliminate calcium and lime deposits.YELLOW is associated with the stomach, liver, gall bladder and pancreas. Possible benefits:  Can help with night blindness because it filters out blue light.  Depress the spleen and the parathyroid gland and stimulate the lymphatic glands.  Increases appetite. Better assimilation of food for better nutrition.  Healing for all kinds of paralysis from stroke to sluggish organs. Stimulates and builds nerves.  Strengthened heart resulting in better circulation.  Strengthened the nervous system.  Destruction of body worms GREEN is the master color, associated with the pituitary which is the master gland.  Useful for overall wellbeing, for chronic or acute issues.  Infections.  Use green along with turquoise for the treatment of burns.  Healing of sores, bruises and cuts.  Promote the release of mucus/phlegm.  Stimulate the brain.  Stimulate the digestive system.  Dissolving blood clots.  Tremors, twitching, shaking. AQUA possible benefits: Rebuild the skin when damaged by burns, scratches, infections or sores. Relieve pain from burns. Help with scaring. Irritations, itching and inflammation of the skin. Fever. Remove muscle fatigue toxins from the body. Relieve aches and pains. A mild sedative with no side effects. Harmonize all circulation processes. Relieve headaches. Dyslexia. Read more about dyslexia and color Macular degeneration. Reported to improve vision and relieve stress on the eyes.BLUE is associated with the thyroid, parathyroid, throat, mouth and lungs. Blue is associated with the thyroid, parathyroid, throat, mouth and lungs. Act as a bactericide. Useful in the treatment of acne and other skin disorders.  Relax and calm muscles. Weight loss. Shrink tumors, get rid of goiters, and warts. Relieve itching, skin irritations and inflammations. Sleep disorders since blue has a peaceful effect.  Slightly stronger than turquoise for the relief of burns and fevers. Rebuild the skin when damaged by burns, scratches, infections or sores. Pain from burns.  Fever  Goiters  Dyslexia. INDIGO may depress the thyroid while stimulating the parathyroid at the same time. Possible benefits: Use indigo for ear, eye, sinus, throat and nasal problems.   An analgesic. Reduce swelling relieving the associated pain. An alternative antibiotic which may be more powerful than prescription antibiotics with no side effects.  A strong sedative resulting in a deep sleep. Upon awakening, you will feel rested, refreshed and alert. Stops hemorrhages and nose bleeds. Acts as an astringent, tightening, toning and firming the skin.VIOLET possible benefits.  Overall immune enhancer. Stimulate hormonal activity. Use it on the throat to stimulate the thyroid. For over excitable people, may relax and calm the nerves. Depress any over active part of the body, except the spleen and parathyroid. Stimulate the spleen, helping it build white corpuscles. The spleen is the final checkpoint for the blood before it returns to the heart. It cleanses the blood of poison or any undesirable cells. Violet may act as an antibiotic, helping to destroy harmful organisms. Cardiac depressant, relaxing the muscles and nerves controlling the heart. Depress the appetite. Relieve dysentery and diarrhea. Deep, restful sleep.MAGENTA possible benefits:  Stimulate and build the heart. Bring blood pressure within normal range, whether up or down.  Strengthen reproductive organs. Stimulate or depress arteries or veins to bring them to normal. Stimulate or depress adrenal glands and kidneys to bring them to normal.BAKER-MILLER PINK possible benefits: Appetite suppressant.  Relaxation.   Stress relief.   Calming aggression.

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CHIROPRACTIC MONTH

CHIROPRACTIC MONTH

American Chiropractic Association— Arlington, Va. — The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has announced a new national health care observance – National Chiropractic Month  – to be held annually each October.  People don’t know that several studies have shown that Chiropractic care is twice as effective at half the cost. Chiropractic restores health after other approaches fail. CALL 663-1111

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The Deception of Perception: Are You Deceived?

The Deception of Perception

Are You Deceived?

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When I grew up I remember a lot of cigarette commercials on television. They always had beautiful people having a glorious time usually in places we all dream to go to. What were the advertisers doing there? They were subtly giving us the message that if we would smoke we would be with beautiful people having a glorious time on a beach somewhere. Now intellectually we laugh at that but emotionally we get hooked by it. And you’d be surprised how many decisions you make based on emotions. Sure the toothpaste you buy you get because it’s the best, right? Do you really know anything about the ingredients of the toothpaste you buy compared to any other brand? How about your laundry detergent? How about the type of health care you use?

 

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Perception is how we see things, reality is how things really are. The problem is, we might not see things as they really are. Have you ever driven along in your car and seeing an object some distance away your mind tells you what it is, yet when you get closer you find something else? Yes your eyes were playing tricks on you. You saw (perceived) something other than what was true. The problem with this is that we make decisions based on faulty perception. Sometimes it’s not a major issue other times it could be a life or death decision.

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Let me ask you a question. If four jumbo jets crashed every week fully loaded with passengers (about 2000), week-in and week-out, would you fly? I mean the problem is so common that they don’t even announce it on the television news anymore. But you knew every week three planes were going to crash, would you fly? Personally I think there’d be a lot fewer people flying. What if you didn’t know air travel was this dangerous? Do you feel you would have all the necessary information to make a decision about travel?

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Let’s talk a second about health care. If you had a health problem or let’s say two or three different conditions and you were prescribed two or three different drugs, would you take them? Even though the percent of people that would is dropping, many would. And most people who are taking drugs today actually think that the drug is helping them correct their health problem. That perception, of the drug helping them correct their health problem, is based on the improvement of their symptoms and their perception and expectation from a doctor’s recommendation. If you go to the type of doctor that’s shown on television saving lives every week and being an all-around great guy. Then you think the medical doctor that you go to is going to do the same thing for you. What if I told you that 2000 people a week die from drugs that their doctors prescribe for them. What if I told you a 1000 people die a week from unnecessary surgeries. What if I told you that medical doctors were the third-largest cause of death in the United States. Would you still want to fly in one of their planes? Where did these stats come from? The AMA. In 1998 an extensive study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) showed that 106,000 people die annually in American hospitals alone from medication side effects. Another 44,000 to 98,000 people in the U.S. die from “medical errors” each year. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAIN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, NOV. 20, 1996

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For a second let’s forget how dangerous drugs are. Let’s focus on what drugs do. Do drugs cure disease? Do antacids cure heartburn? Do aspirin cure headaches? The answer to these questions are no. The drug companies who make these medications would never claim they are a cure. They would claim that they can improve symptoms. But symptom improvement and curing health problems are two entirely different things. And what about the side effects. It would be one thing if you’re curing the problem to risk a few side effects. But the issue is that you can have some pretty serious side effects with a treatment that is just designed to make you feel better and not fix a thing. The fact is, common drugs that you look up in the PDR will have about two or three sentences for what the drug is designed to suppress and then eight are more paragraphs about side effects. The alarming thing is that most drugs can cause the very symptom it’s supposed to suppress. Drugs are very toxic and they work against the body, in most cases, to help suppress the symptoms. They do nothing for the cause of the problem. So you put your health at risk just to suppress some symptoms. In natural health care our focus is correcting the cause. The symptoms usually disappear because healing is taking place.

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One thing that can be frustrating is when patients ask questions like: Will this vitamin interfere with the drugs that I’m taking? This shows how programmed people can become when they’re more scared of taking a vitamin than they are a drug. Vitamins heal. Drug suppress. Vitamins are safe and essential part of the foods that you eat. Drugs are artificial and cause damage to your body. Yet in our society some people have a perception that is opposite. Just look at all the drug commercials that you view on TV. Are they changing your perception of reality? You can answer that by looking at what type of health care you primarily utilize.

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Natural health care is one of the fastest-growing healing arts in the United States. One of the reasons, is that it not only works it, in most cases, works better then medical care. And for sure it is one of the safest forms of health care in the world. I hope by reading this pamphlet this will help you focus on finding correction for your health problems and not just symptom relief. Time is the friend of disease. Suppressing symptoms with drugs gives the underlying disease process time to get worse. Seeking solutions for your health problems will help you not only maintain better health now but better health and function as you get older.

The Colon

The Colon

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The colon absorbs water, electrolytes, and nutrients from food and transports them into the bloodstream. It is about 6 feet in length and consists of the cecum (connects to the small intestine at the cecal valve), the ascending colon (the vertical segment located on the right side of the abdomen), the transverse colon (extends across the abdomen), the descending colon (leads vertically down the left side of the abdomen), and the sigmoid colon (extends to the rectum). The pH in the colon varies between 5.5 and 7 (slightly acidic to neutral). 95% of your serotonin is made in the intestines. Both anxiety and depression as well as sleep disorders can be related to low serotonin levels.

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Chances are there is some aspect of your health you want to change, whether it’s acne, not having enough energy, a yeast infection (candida), leaky gut syndrome, being overweight or chronic constipation.

Most people, for instance, all complain about not having enough energy, and feeling sluggish often. They assume it’s something they simply have to deal with. No matter what type of ailment you have, cleaning, tonifying and strengthening our colon will have a beneficial effect in relieving us of our various ailments.

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Why is the colon arguably the most important organ in the human body? For starters, the colon is one organ that indirectly and directly affects all the other organs in the body. When it’s clogged up, the liver can’t do its job properly. When the liver can’t work efficiently, the kidney suffers, etc.

The colon is where all the wastes in our body is stored until it is ready to be excreted. When our colon is clogged up with “mucoid plaque”, toxic matter can’t be released as it stays in our colon longer than normal. The results? Proteins start to putrefy, fats rancify, and carbohydrates start to ferment.

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The longer toxic matter remains in your body, the higher your chance for disease. To make matters worse, most of us consume foods that our body can’t tolerate (think junk food). All of these toxins circulate back to our bloodstream, attacking our organs and joints, and ultimately causing various diseases.

Common causes of constipation are:

  • Not enough fiber in the diet
  • Not enough liquids
  • Lack of exercise
  • Medications
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Changes in life or routine such as pregnancy, older age, and travel
  • Abuse of laxatives
  • Ignoring the urge to have a bowel movement
  • Stroke (by far the most common)
  • Problems with the colon and rectum
  • Problems with intestinal function (chronic idiopathic constipation)

Think about this: What happens when you leave a peeled banana outside for several days? It turns rotten. Well, you can imagine why this could cause problems inside your body.

Adj.1. putrified – in an advanced state of decomposition and having a foul odor; “horrible like raw and putrid flesh”

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The list of problems that can develop in the colon is long from irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulosis, polyps, even colon cancer to name a few.

Source Of Problems

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Intrinsically (from within) genetics and poor blood and nerve supply would be the most common problems. Extrinsically (from without) could be poor diet, food allergies, parasites, poor digestion etc. Neurologically your low back supplies the nerves that regulate and control the growth, repair and function of the colon. These nerves also control the blood and lymph supply of the colon. Not only can colon problems cause low back pain but misalignments in the low back can set you up for colon problems.

When we see someone with colon problems, besides the structural and neurological component we look at diet and the digestive system as a whole. Problems with a lack of digestive enzymes or an imbalance of digestive enzymes can cause undigested foods to flood the colon leading to putrified waste products, shifts in pH balance and disruption of the normal bacteria population further compromising colon health.

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With the use of specialized detoxification products, friendly bacteria and targeted nutrients to detoxify and heal the lining of the colon. We can develop a program to help rehabilitate the most common colon problems. We have several remedies for parasites and can individualize the type of digestive enzymes a patient might need.

The good news about colon problems is that the combination of chiropractic care, proper diet (based on your genetic makeup) and targeted nutrition, most colon problems respond excellently. In fact, these tools are the most effective treatment for the colon on the planet.

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Improving the health of the lining of the colon is essential in any colon treatment. Inflammation in the lining of the colon can lead to small breaks allowing toxins to enter the bloodstream directly from the colon. This single condition can lead to a host of other health problems. This is called: “leaky gut syndrome” which allows not only toxins but antigens to enter your bloodstream. Antigens (substances that you are allergic to) can circulate and can cause problems literally anywhere in your body. Headaches, arthritis, skin conditions, depression, and fatigue, the list can go on and on. Vega testing allows us to monitor the health of the colon mucosa (lining of the colon) and determine the appropriate treatment for repair.

What You Can Do On Your Own

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Eat plenty of foods high in fiber. If you’re having colon problems drink your cleansing dose of fluids. Your cleansing dose is half your body weight in ounces. For instance, a 100 pound person should drink 50 ounces of fluids to reach their cleansing dose. Eat in a relaxed environment where you chew your foods into a liquid form before swallowing. Never put off bowl movements when you have an urge to go, this can lead to constipation. Cultured or fermented foods supply the friendly bacteria essential in colon health. Junk food is poison for you colon. Take care of your body and your body will take care of you.

STOP SNORING

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How Snore Guard® Works

Snore Guard® is a small intra-oral (in the mouth) device used only during sleep. It helps prevent the jaw and tongue from dropping back into the throat and restricting the air passage. Keeping the air-way open greatly reduces snoring.

It has a unique inner lining that is softened by heat during the fitting process (similar to custom athletic mouth guards). It fits snugly over your top teeth while you sleep and is designed to keep your lower jaw in a comfortable forward position. This keeps your airway open, helping to eliminate snoring.

Snoring: It’s a Problem Worth Solving!

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Snoring has been identified as a risk indicator of and possible risk factor for hypertension, heart disease and stroke.” B.C. Walter and R.S. Bhopal, “Is snoring a Cause of Vascular Disease? An Epidemiological Review,” Lancet, \bl. 1, 1989, pp 143-146.

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If you snore, you are not getting the rest you should from your sleep. You may also be at risk for sleep apnea and other serious health disorders.

Fortunately, your doctor can now treat your snoring with Snore Guard ®. This safe, fast treatment is effective the first night you use it.

Many a vacation trip was marred by my snoring and my wife putting her foot in my back.”

“I want to thank you for showing me the Snore Guard . . . The results have been wonderful!” – Robert M. W., DDS

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“Snore Guard is an effective treatment in patients with snoring and mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea and is associated with fewer side effects and greater satisfaction than alternative methods.”  K.A. Furgeson, T. Ono,A.A. Lowe, S.P. Keenan, and J.A. Fleetham, “A Randomized Cross-Over Study of an Oral Appliance versus Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure in the Treatment of Mild-Moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea,” Chest Vol. 109, 1996, pp. 1269-1275

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Some CPAP users have found: Snore Guard® convenient for weekend get-aways or vacation use!o Comfortable ONE-PIECE design. No multiple pieces, screws, wires or elastic bands.

Though my wife complained of snoring, especially when I returned from a Sydney or Hong Kong flight, I realized I had a problem (and set out to correct it) when my snoring woke my daughter up, through two closed doors.

With no changes in my lifestyle, using the Snore Guard I now wake up (after 7 hours of sleep) at 6-7a.m. well rested.”  – Lew M., Airline Pilot

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Something About Mary

Something About Mary

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When Mary started care she had been sick for a longtime. She suffered from constant daily headaches, neck and back pain, breathing difficulties, indigestion\acid reflux with most meals, she craved sugar most of time, had chronic constipation, had reoccurring bladder infections. PMS was a nightmare for both her and the family and some days she was so depressed and in so much pain that she just stayed in bed. On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being high energy she felt like a 2 or 3.

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Mary’s evaluation indicated several areas that needed help. Her nervous system was under a tremendous amount of stress due to Subluxations she had carried for years. Even though her present symptoms go back 10yrs. Her history indicated a car accident some 15 to 20 years ago that started the whole downward spiral. Mary lived on Pepsis or Cokes to get her through the day and her diet was whatever fast food restaurant she was close to at the time.

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She had been to one specialist after another and had a bag of prescription drugs that only complicated her case. The challenge with cases like this is to get a commitment from them to not only change their lifestyle but to stay with a treatment program until the problem is completely resolved. Some patients mistakenly become their own doctor when they start to feel better and decide they can discontinue care. This is a mistake for anybody that leaves treatment unfinished, but for Mary it would be a disaster. Luckily she was at the end of her rope and was determined to do what it took to get well. Our testing indicated three areas that we needed to work on. One was detoxification, both to eliminate the environmental toxins that she had been accumulating for several years since her body stopped functioning normally as well as for all the internal toxins from metabolism and drug therapy that she was not properly eliminating.

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The next area was lifestyle and diet including targeted nutritional supplements to help repair and rebuild the damage that had been caused by years of neglect and inappropriate use of pharmaceutical drugs. And last was the realignment of her spine to help reduce the serious stress on her nervous system that was not allowing for proper regulation and control of internal systems. This nerve pressure was one of the biggest reasons her body was not able to return itself to proper health. As this nerve pressure advanced after her accident 15 to 20 years ago her body’s systems slowly but surely lost their capacity to maintain not only proper function but the proper elimination of toxins that had now accumulated in several major organs, including the brain, leading to her symptoms.

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As we began the treatment program Mary, unfortunately, got worse. As soon as we started relieving the nerve pressure her body wanted to dump all these toxins she had accumulated over the past twenty years. Also, because her medical doctor had recommended such a high level of calcium intake, she had developed a magnesium deficiency. This caused joint pains, a heel spur and inhibited her muscles from relaxing to allow the changes that needed to take place from her adjustments. After removing the excess calcium from her diet and getting her on a good magnesium product, that was matched properly to her metabolism, she started improving. The muscles that were working against us and becoming sore after her adjustments started to relax and allow the correction she so desperately needed. I recommended magnesium salt baths to help the muscles respond quicker. Then we began a detoxification program that not only helped her eliminate toxins but also had the nutrients to neutralize the toxins so she didn’t become too uncomfortable during the detoxification process.

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After the first two weeks of treatment she noticed that she went a whole day without a headache. She even started to notice more energy and a better sense of well-being. Mary was on her way out. Soon she was going two to three days a week without headaches, her neck and back pain was 50 percent better. She could even make it a whole day without Pepsi. Mary was leaming the importance of eating whole foods and foods that were compatible with her metabolism type. She started consuming soy and flax not only to help regulate her raging hormones during PMS but it also helped in the rehabilitation of her colon.

Each week she proudly noted progress. She would come in and show off things that she could do now that she couldn’t do before. She brought her children to get a chiropractic checkup because she wanted to make sure they didn’t have to go through the type of problems that she did. All because the emergency room, after her car accident, said there was nothing wrong with her. She learned the hard way they don’t know how to see subluxations on the x-rays. She is still working on her husband to come in for a checkup but he keeps saying there is nothing wrong with him. Mary explains: “he just doesn’t understand how misalignment can cause problems and yet not cause back pain”.

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At the end of three months time Mary is amazed how much her health has improved. She gets out and plays with the kids at night. Something she could never do just three months ago. Even after a long week of work she’s ready to go out on date night with her husband, something they were doing once every two or three months before. Mary is sleeping the night like a baby again, not waking up with heartburn two to three times as in the past. Mary didn’t get here by accident. And she would’ve never maintained her progress if she decided to stop care after she was feeling better. She committed to stay until the problem was fixed. And not only did she get her life back but her family had a wife and mother back as well.

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Frank Sinatra used to sing “I did it my way” but when it comes to your health there are certain laws that you just can’t get around. If you try to become your own doctor and pick the way that you what to get well then you’ll never be well.

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Exercise, diet, rest and relaxation, positive mental and spiritual attitude and a healthy nervous system are the laws that must be followed towards good health. Do you know someone like Mary? A friend that she met at the store told her about chiropractic. What if they decided just to mind their own business? Where would Mary be today? Thank you for telling others.

Phantom Organ Response

Phantom Organ Response

An interesting phenomenon that has been observed over the years is called phantom limb pain. This is the distressing problem suffered by some amputees. After a traumatic loss of a limb, they begin to suffer from pain or other symptoms in the missing limb. Some think they are going insane; others have gone back to their surgeon, thinking that their missing arm was improperly buried.

For years the medical community would discount the symptoms as an emotional response to the loss and send the patient to a psychiatrist.

Chiropractic has shown this to be a physical condition that can be helped by removing pressure on the nerves that lead to the missing part. Pain that is felt in a hand or foot is really perceived in the brain at the area mapped out for that part. The body does not need the part itself in order to give a sensation of the part. If the nerve to the arm is pinched in the neck, then pain can be registered in the brain, even if the arm is missing. This is a major cause of phantom pain.

This phenomenon can also cause phantom organ response readings in Vega testing or other functional testing procedures. This can also explain why many people who have had their gallbladder removed still have a lot of gallbladder pain after surgery.

So if testing finds a reading on an organ that you no longer have, that is called a “phantom organ response” reading. That reading can be a source of pain or dysfunction, and thus needs correction like any other finding.

The treatment could be nutritional or could involve working with balancing reflexes within the body.

If you have any questions concerning your treatment or testing, please do not hesitate to ask at any time.

Reflex Systems

Reflex Systems

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There are many different reflex systems in the body. These range from the more common “knee-jerk” reaction tapping the tendon of the patella at the knee, producing a muscle jerk, to the more subtle reactions of smelling or seeing food which activates the stomach process to produce digestive enzymes. Other reflexes include that of sensing danger, and producing the flight or fight mechanism involved with increased adrenaline output to prepare oneself to fight or run for his life.

Following is a classic study of reflexes illustrating the intelligence behind them: A scientist introduced food to the taste buds and then took a sample of the digestive enzymes from the stomach without allowing the food to be swallowed. He sent the different samples these foods to be studied to a lab along with samples of the digestive juices. Each was labeled in such a way that the lab did not know which food went with which enzymes. His request was to analyze each and come up with an enzyme mixture that would be right for each food sample.

The lab sent back a report saying the needed enzymes for the food samples were found in the samples he had sent. In fact they correctly matched the enzymes with the foods in the order the body had produced them.

What this shows is that the nervous system picked up the information in vibrational form from the foods, and, through reflex action, caused the right reaction producing just the right enzymes in the stomach. Reflexes are expressions of intelligence. The nervous system expresses both the conscious and subconscious mind, which are the portals of intelligence within the body. In Reflex Testing, as in VEGAtesting, we use the body’s own computer.

In the mid-50’s, George Goodheart, a chiropractic physician, observed an interesting occurrence. He noted as he was treating different spinal levels, that when certain levels were out of place (subluxated), the muscles that corresponded with that spinal level would be weak. He found that as certain spinal levels became dysfunctional, that would affect the corresponding nerves and muscles of that level. As he worked with this discovery, he found that after he made the proper adjustment, the muscle group that was weak before would suddenly test strong.

But the response he noticed, an immediate reflex strengthening of the muscles, was not permanent; the particular muscle group would not stay strong until the spinal level was completely corrected.

This response later led to the discovery that the physician can “challenge” segments of the spine, and thereby produce a muscle response, if those segments were dysfunctional. “Challenge” means that if you put pressure on, or touch an area where there is some neurological disturbance, it will then cause the nervous system to temporarily lose its ability to compensate. This challenge, in turn, produces certain changes in muscle tone throughout the body. That immediate change can be noted a few different ways.

One way is to feel the change in the locking of a muscle, as you push against resistance. Another way which I feel is more objective, is to note the relative change in arm or leg lengths.

As this decompensation reaction takes place, some muscles tighten up, and other muscles become weak. This causes an observable change; in appearance one arm, or one leg draws up, or becomes “short”.

This phenomena forms the basis for the reflex testing that we do at Keefe Clinic.

To explain: if you have an organ, for instance, a liver, that is dysfunctional; that dysfunction is not only on a chemical basis, but on a neurological basis as well. So, as the nervous system tries to normalize the function of the liver, and is not able to, that allows a constant neurological irritation to be expressed back to the central nervous system. The body attempts to compensate for that as well as it can. But just putting manual pressure on the liver(“challenging” it), introduces neurological stimulus, which causes a temporary disorganization within the nervous system, as it tries to incorporate and deal with the new stimulus. During that process, if you are testing muscle strength, or if arm or leg lengths are measured, a deviation will show up. That is the nervous system trying to respond to the new stimulus, trying to organize its response. It is trying to bring back as much stability (homeostasis) to that area as possible.

We found that this particular reflex is produced not only by manual stimulation, but also by stimulation from even more subtle stimuli. These can include electromagnetic fields (positive and negative poles of a magnet), or the vibrational fields of any substance, even vitamins. Thus, introducing these stimuli to the body’s nervous system and checking the reflex response of the body allows us to make a quick scan of the major body systems, looking for compensation reactions.

Reflex testing, along with the VEGA testing Method that we utilize here at Keefe Clinic, is based on the two following basic laws:

  • LAW 1: Everything in nature has its own unique vibrational rate.
  • LAW 2: The nervous system’s fundamental function is to perceive vibratory rates, transmit vibratory rates, and formulate optimum intelligent responses to vibratory rates.

Reflex testing, along with other diagnostic procedures, can help us understand the root of your health problem.

Pathways to Wellness or Disease: The art of Cooking a live frog

Pathways to Wellness or Disease

The art of Cooking a live frog

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It’s important to understand that you get well a cell at a time and get sick a cell of the time. So the process to really good health is a step-by-step process. Symptoms can come on suddenly and disappear just about as fast but you need to understand the definition of symptoms. Most disease processes development in stages: first of all you will have the beginning incident, trauma, toxin etc. That initiating incident leads to changes in your chemistry and/or physiology. Those changes will cause increased cellular injury that if left unchecked would develop some type of pathology which manifests itself as disease. That process could take hours, days or years.

An analogy, that I think fits here quite nicely, is one that I heard in junior high Sunday School Class. The teacher was explaining how things can have a subtle effect on us. And talked about cooking a live frog as an example. He said, “First you put the frog in a pot of water that is comfortable to the frog. Then you start to turn the heat up ever so slowly. Before the frog knows it he’s cooked. That’s a good example of how we get sick.

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1. Our diet is a little off, too much junk food.

 

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2. Then we are not as active as we used to be (couch potato).

 

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3. We have a combination of accidents and poor posture that has led to spinal misalignments stressing nerves to our bodies.

 

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4. We haven’t learned how to deal with the stress at the job or school.

 

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5. Then were not drinking enough water to keep our bodies detoxed and our cells supplied with the water it needs for its normal physiology.

 

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6. We don’t get enough sunlight (because we believe the junk science that says the sun is not good for us).

 

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7. We don’t get the number of hours of sleep our body requires.

And eventually we start feeling it. Even the symptoms can come on so gradually that we don’t realize it till the pain level reaches a certain point (cooking a live frog). And remember the symptoms are the last stage of disease.

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And so we decide to do something about it. We can try drugs that suppress the symptoms but most of us realize that that’s a dead end street of even more problems. Suppressing certain symptoms doesn’t return the vitality of health that we realize we’ve lost, plus if we take the drugs long enough they have their own side effects.

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So then we decide to do what it takes to get well again. Getting chiropractic adjustments, changing our diets, detoxifying, raising our water intake, getting more activity, getting more sleep, and learning how to deal with stress.

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But doing the right things can take time to reach true health. Our symptoms might be a lot better but it takes time for our bodies to do deep repair. Again it’s cooking a live frog in reverse. Once we turn the nerve supply back on to our organs and parts, we work at getting the toxins out of our system and begun putting proper food and water in. Getting more exercise and fresh air and sunlight, the disease process starts to reverse itself. We start getting well a cell at a time.

Some of us stop the process well before we’ve accomplished true health and wonder why we can’t hang on to the improvements we’ve noticed.

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If you don’t want to end up in a rest home for the last 10 to 20 years of your life. If you don’t want to be crippled because of a bad back, knees, ankles and feet. Or be disabled due to the fact that you have no energy to function and enjoy life, then you need to take steps now to improve your health and to maintain your health.

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Too many Americans just hope they will be lucky. Even though it’s nice to have a good genetic framework, health is a decision in most cases. Disease is a decision in most cases. Disease is a decision not to be responsible concerning your body, diet etc. Health is a decision to maintain a healthy spine, a healthy diet matched with your genetic makeup, staying active, maintaining health-based lifestyle.

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I’m sorry but you can’t eat most your meals at McDonalds and expect to stay healthy. Just like you can’t continue to carry nerve pressure in your spine and expect your body to keep on functioning normally.

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Keefe clinic can be a resource for you to maintain a very high level of functioning. You must take the initiative. We are here to teach you how to eat, to help you maintain a stress-free nervous system. We can direct you to the key nutrients your body is deficient in and give you direction in handling stress, eliminating subconscious emotional “computer viruses” that compromise your health. Explain how movement, light, sound and electromagnetic environment can be helpful or hurtful. If you are a newborn or in your 90s, natural healthcare can help you reach your genetic potential.

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Health is a low-tech reality. High-tech advancements can be nice in diagnostic procedures but when it comes to maximizing your health it is the low-tech tools that are the most powerful. Healthy nervous system, rest and relaxation, diet, exercise and a positive mental and spiritual attitude, the low-tech five laws of health.

So what’s cooking? Health or Disease.

KINESIO TAPING

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Kinesio Taping gives support and stability to your joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion. It is also used for Preventive Maintenance, Edema, and to treat pain.

Kinesio Taping is a technique based on the body’s own natural healing process. This Kinesio Taping exhibits its efficacy through the activation of neurological and circulatory systems. This method basically stems from the science of Kinesiology, hence the name “Kinesio”. Muscles are not only attributed to the movements of the body but also control the circulation of venous and lymph flows, body temperature, etc. Therefore, the failure of the muscles to function properly induces various kinds of symptoms.

Consequently, so much attention was given to the importance of muscle function that the idea of treating the muscles in order to activate the body’s own healing process came about. Using an elastic tape, it was discovered that muscles and other tissues could be helped by outside assistance. Employment of Kinesio Taping creates a totally new approach to treating nerves, muscles, and organs. The first application of Kinesio Taping was for a patient with articular disorders.

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For the first 10 years, orthopedists, chiropractors, acupuncturists and other medical practitioners were the main users of Kinesio Taping. Soon thereafter, Kinesio Taping was used by the Japanese Olympic volleyball players and word quickly spread to other athletes. Today, Kinesio Taping is used by medical practitioners and athletes around the world.

The Kinesio Taping Method is applied over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused tired muscles, and to support muscles in movement on a 24hr/day basis. It is non-restrictive type of taping which allows for full range of motion.

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In contrast, traditional sports’ taping is wrapped around a joint strictly for stabilization and support during a sporting event obstructing the flow of bodily fluids as an UNDESIRABLE side-effect.

Kinesio Tape is used for anything from headaches to foot problems and everything in between. Examples include: muscular facilitation or inhibition in pediatric patients, carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back strain/pain (subluxations, herniated disc), knee conditions, shoulder conditions, hamstring, groin injury, rotator cuff injury, whiplash, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, patella tracking, pre and post surgical edema, ankle sprains, athletic preventative injury method, and as a support method.

SO SHOULD A MAN DO A PSA?

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As a physician I like to do blood work, it’s a window in to what’s going on inside the body. Lab work can lead to effective treatment in returning health or maintaining health. But then it depends on the tools the physician uses. If the tools are toxic or dangerous then maybe it’s better not to know what’s going on inside the body, it least that’s what the latest task force of independent scientists concluded.

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For instance if your doctors is going to use drugs that make your liver sick because he finds your cholesterol elevated then maybe it’s best he doesn’t know your cholesterol is  high. Test study after study indicates drugs for cholesterol not only don’t work (save lives), but they lead to other health problems and shorten a person’s life. That’s a similar finding with the PSA test. Because of the damage to men’s health and the lack of extending life from all the expensive and dangerous procedures that are done once a positive PSA is found this task force recommends not doing routine PSA’s.

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Sure the urologists are screaming bloody murder but then this finding will substantially reduce their income.

So should a man in his 40s do a PSA? Here’s what the task force says: Oct. 7, 2011 — Men should just say “no” to prostate cancer screening with the common PSA blood test, according to draft guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

About a third of men over age 40, and about half of men age 65 to 79, get regular blood tests for prostate specific antigen, or PSA.

Rising PSA levels are an early sign of prostate cancer, but the test gives a false cancer signal up to 80% of the time. Moreover, not all PSA-detected prostate cancers are dangerous.

“The common perception that PSA-based early detection of prostate cancer saves lives is simply not supported by the scientific evidence,” task force co-vice chair Michael L. LeFevre, MD, MSPH, professor of family and community medicine at the University of Missouri, tells WebMD.

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“In the American Cancer Society’s 2010 guidelines, we said we were uncertain: The evidence is not convincing that PSA testing works,” Lichtenfeld tells WebMD. “We feel the task force came to a reasonable conclusion.”

Just as women once were told that hormone replacement therapy would prevent heart disease — until scientific studies showed that it did not — Lichtenfeld says current evidence strongly suggests that doctors were wrong to tell men that PSA testing would protect them from dying from prostate cancer.

“Men need to know the truth,” Lichtenfeld says. “We have gone through 20 years where we have had strong voices telling us PSA testing works. So there is a huge component of men who believe PSA testing has saved their lives. Now, when we say it wasn’t necessarily so, that becomes a difficult conversation.”

The idea of PSA screening is that it will detect early prostate cancers that can be cured. But clinical trials fail to show that PSA screening cuts prostate-cancer death rates.

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“At this point we have had over 370,000 men enrolled in clinical trials, and we still do not see a significant benefit,” LeFevre says. “If there is a benefit, it is very small. That is different from zero benefit, but the true benefit is somewhere between small and none.”

The harm from a PSA test is that a positive test leads to a biopsy . Biopsy can detect prostate cancer — but that’s where troubles begin.

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“The major problem is that most of the cancers we detect do not need to be treated, but we do not know which ones do need to be treated,” LeFevre says. “And these treatments do have significant harms.”

Etzioni argues that the Gleason score — a scale used to evaluate prostate cancer severity — tells doctors which cancers should be treated and which should not. But Lichtenfeld agrees with LeFevre that “we do not have a test to tell which cancers are indolent and which are aggressive.”

Once they learn they have a prostate cancer, most U.S. men want treatment. And LeFevre notes that treatment carries very real risks. “I’m not going to criticize men who believe that their lives have been saved by this test,” because that’s what doctors have told them, Lichtenfeld said. “If you’re sitting there and you wet your pants three times a day, you’ve got to believe it’s worth it, that it saved your life.”

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Many men who agree to a PSA test do not understand what it is. Some common misconceptions:

PSA is just a measure of inflammation, and it can be elevated for many reasons besides cancer: normal enlargement of the prostate with age, an infection, even recent sex, a strenuous bike ride or horseback riding.

A recent Johns Hopkins University study found surprisingly high rates of hospitalization after prostate biopsies and a 12-fold greater risk of death in those who develop infections.

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About 90 percent of prostate cancers found through screening are early-stage. Most will grow so slowly they will never threaten a man’s life, but there’s no good way to tell which ones will. Research suggests that tumors causing symptoms are more likely to warrant treatment than those that are not. Also, finding aggressive prostate tumors early may not affect how lethal they prove to be; the PSA test may just let men learn of them sooner than they otherwise would.

For every 1,000 men who undergo prostate-cancer surgery, five die within a month. Another 10 to 70 men will have complications of surgery. And 200 to 300 of these men will go on to have long-term urinary incontinence, impotence, or both.

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“The net result is that doctors and patients and families are going to have to have very careful conversations with their doctors that really emphasize what the scientific evidence shows,” Lichtenfeld says. “And that is not overwhelmingly in favor of PSA testing.”So the question is should you have a PSA? What if you had a positive PSA would you run and have a dangerous and ineffective treatments done simply because you’re scared? This study, which if you read it carefully, had over 370,000 men. It is a massive study. You would be surprised how small studies there are that release new dangerous drugs on the market or medical surgical procedures that have not been studied fully as this has.

If you have a Chiropractic Physician to do the PSA and follow his recommendations then that would be a completely different story. Working with nutrition and diet and lifestyle to improve your immune system and target the prostate with nutrients that have been shown to improve function makes a lot of sense. This is the best cancer to have. I know that sounds strange to your ears but if you read the study carefully you will realize the vast majority of man with prostate cancer outlive the cancer. Cancer studies show that nutrients from vegetables can stop the progression of cancer at every stage. Do you think improving your diet might help prostate cancer? What about restoring nerve function in your body? The nervous system regulates and controls the immune system, the hormonal system and directly influences the health of prostate. What do you think the effects of improving the nerve supply through chiropractic adjustments would have on your prostate?

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Getting a PSA is a personal decision. The studies indicate that if you are having symptoms related to prostate than getting a PSA might be indicated, it’s just what you do with those results once you get them.

Study after study indicates conservative healthcare is the most intelligent approach. You’re not going to be left impotent, incontinent or worse with chiropractic and natural healthcare. The choice is yours. You can follow the crowd or you can follow wisdom.

PUT YOUR ANTIBIOTIC SOAP AWAY, NIXALL IS A NATURAL ANTIBIOTIC

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ANOLYIC WATER

Anolyte Water (Nixall) is produced by electrolyzing salt water in the anode chamber of an electrolytic cell.

 Efficacy of Anolyte

Efficacy (the capacity to produce an effect) studies performed with “near neutral” anolyte have shown that anolyte is up to 100 times more efficient against bacteria than bleach and testing performed by the U.S. Marine Corps confirmed that anthrax spores were killed immediately upon contact with anolyte.

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Anolyte has been proven effective against a broad range of microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, mycobacterium, viruses, yeasts, molds and spores. The method of killing unwanted microorganisms is accomplished through the physical destruction of the cell structure, bursting the cell’s membrane and disrupting the cell’s DNA. This type of lethal cell action does not allow the microorganisms to become “adaptive” to anolyte, forming resistant strains which can survive treatment. The same cannot be said for bleach and other traditional chemical biocides.

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Antibiotic soaps  increase the risk for antibiotic resistant organisms called superbugs.

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Nixall  is safe anolytic water.

USES:

At 100 ppm (OCT) you can dilute 10 parts water and 1 part Nixall to use. At 200 ppm (Cleanser) dilute 50/50 then 10 to 1. Can be used without diluting. It’s perfect  for wound healing, minor cuts, burns, abrasions, irritation. Can be used for general disinfecting around the house and safe enough to spray in the eyes or down your throat with suspected bacterial infection. Can be used on all types of surfaces and actually helps oxygenate plants.

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 On the basis of the antimicrobial activity and the lack of animal toxicity, it is predicted that stabilized HOCl has potential pharmaceutical applications in the control of soft tissue infection.   journal of  burns and wounds  v.6; 2007

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Hypochlorous Acid Water – Kills Hospital Bacteria Artificial Organs 2004 Jun:28 (6):590-2 Vorobjeva NV, Vorobjeva LI, Khodjaev EY.

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The study is designed to investigate bactericidal actions of electrolyzed oxidizing water on hospital infections. Ten (10) of the most common opportunistic pathogens are used for this study. Cultures are inoculated in 4.5 mL of electrolyzed oxidizing (EO) water or 4.5 mL of sterile deionized water (control), and incubated for 0, 0.5, and 5 min at room temperature. At the exposure time of 30 seconds the EO water completely inactivates all of the bacterial strains, with the exception of vegetative cells and spores of bacilli which need 5 min to be killed.

Composition of Anolyte
Anolyte (Nixall) produced from 7 g/l sodium chloride solution contains 99.3% water, with the remaining 0.7% of the solution being sodium chloride salt.

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Anolyte generated at a near neutral pH contains mostly hypochlorous acid (92%). Anolyte achieves its efficacy against unwanted microorganisms with as little .01% hypochlorous acid.

 

CAR ACCIDENTS AND THE NECK: “WHIPLASH”

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Car accidents are most likely the number one cause for chronic disability and/or pain. The August 1999 issue of American Family Physicians, the article notes that  3.5 million people are injured in motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. each year. Even minor car accidents can cause changes in the spine that can lead to degenerating joint disease and future pain.  Studies indicate that chiropractic care is the best treatment for the vast majority of injuries from a car accident.  The main reason that chiropractic patients have less problems in the future and recover better from their present complaints is because of the focus in chiropractic care.

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The injuries to the spine will cause slight misalignments in the joints of the neck and back.  It’s these misalignments that produce the majority of symptoms, not pulled muscles.  Chiropractic care and analysis focuses on the detection and correction of spinal subluxations.  Subluxation is the term for misalignments that develop in the spine.  These misalignments can stay there for years unless they are corrected by chiropractic adjustments.  The average patient after a car accident that visit an emergency room usually are only given pain pills and muscle relaxers.  This of course allows the misalignments to remain.  It’s this focus on just the symptoms of the injury that leave a high percent of car accident victims with ongoing disability, pain and degenerating joint disease.

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One study showed problems five or more years after the accident. Symptomatic recovery occurred in 57 per cent of the 146 patients, while degenerative changes developed after the injury in 39 per cent.  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 1974;56:1675-1682.

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……several studies have investigated and linked the relationship of altered cervical curve configuration to the presence of chronic headache pain. CBP Structural Rehabilitaion of the Cervical Spine, Deed E. Harrision, DC, Donald D. Harrison, PhD, DC, MSE, Jason W. Haas, DC, 2002 Harrison CBP Seminars, Inc.  pg. 56, “Cervical Lordosis and Headaches”

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Cerebral symptoms after whiplash injury of the neck: a prospective clinical and neuropsychological study of whiplash injury. Ettlin TM, Kischka U, Reichmann S, Radii EW, Heim S, Wengen D, Benson DF. University Clinics, Basel, Switzerland.

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Twenty one unselected patients with an acute whiplash injury of the neck had neurological and neuropsychological assessment, cervical x rays, EEG, BAEP, MRI, and an otoneurological examination within two weeks of the injury. Subjectively, 13 patients reported concentration deficits, 18 reported sleep disturbances, 9 had symptoms of depression, and 7 female patients told of menstrual irregularities.   Scientific Automobile Accident Reconstruction treatise by Barzeley; Published by Mathew Bender 1984; Chapter 46:

”              The simple fact remains: neck injuries do occur as a result of rear-end automobile accidents.  46-2

”              Whiplash injuries may be present as a result of automobile accidents, even though no physical, radiological or other objective evidence of injury can be found. 46-3

”              Usually the onset of symptoms occurs from 12 to 24 hours afterward. Sometimes there may be as much as weeks or even months delay between the automobile accident and the experience of symptoms. 46-5

”              Most people just don’t expect injuries to occur when the impact velocity has been low and damage to the vehicles has not been great. It is common sense to expect that the severity of the injuries should be in proportion to the severity of the collision. However, whiplash injuries most frequently result from relatively minor automobile accidents without major damage done to the vehicles. 46-6

”              Rear-end collisions produce a sudden forceful hyperextension of the neck which is immediately followed by recoil into neck flexion. 46-8

”              Probably most of the injuries result from the sudden traumatic snapping of the neck when the acceleration of the head suddenly shifts directions. 46-10

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In most cases you’re better off in the long-term to break a bone than to damage a joint.  When you damage a joint, you primarily damage the connective tissue in the joint which can leave that joint unstable for the rest of your life.  When you break a bone, the bone heals stronger than it was before.  Connective tissue has a history of poor healing.  By bringing that joint back to its proper alignment, you allow the maximum healing to the  soft tissue or connective tissue in that joint.  And by maintaining that alignment over the long-term, you assure maximum results. Out of 50 or so outcome studies which have been published in the past 40 years.  They nearly unanimously presented 30 to 50 percent of whiplash victims are left with some form of residual pain or dysfunction.

Our treatment goals are not only to make you feel better now, but to try to assure that 10 years from now your injuries will not be bothering you.

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Kids and Chiropractic Care

Kids and Chiropractic Care

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“Chiropractic care for my child? Why? His back doesn’t bother him.” How often chiropractors have encountered parents who appreciate the importance of regular checkups for their child’s teeth, hearing, eyes and ears but draw a blank when it comes to a spinal checkup. In fact, a spinal check up could be one of the most important checkups your child will ever have.

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Your child’s spine is his/her lifeline because running through it is the spinal cord, containing billions of nerve fibers that send messages and energy from the brain to every part of their body. If there is blockage of any of the nerves along the spinal cord, any nerve damage at all, then a state of ” dis-ease” will develop. Dis-ease means dis-harmony in the body that will cause generalized weakening of your child’s body, lowered resistance to disease, and consequent body malfunction and sickness.

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Blockage of nerves in the spinal column are usually caused by tiny fixations and misalignments of the spinal vertebrae that are called vertebral subluxations. Only chiropractors are trained to detect and correct subluxations, much like only a dentist finds cavities. Subluxations can be cause by the birth process, the very physical childhood activities of running and jumping, falls and accidents.

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Because your children (and you) may have spinal subluxations and not know it, all children need periodic spinal check ups. There are however certain warning signs indicating that the spinal column may be out of alignment: one hip or shoulder is higher than the other, hyperactivity and can’t sit still, frequent falling, a foot turned in or out (foot flare), neck tilt, one leg shorter than the other, chronic fatigue, “noisy bones” or joint aches, and skin conditions. Some other indicators are increased allergies, colds and flu, asthma and ear infections. A recent study of 332 children showed that chronic ear infection sufferers under chiropractic care had no more infections in 80% of the cases (JCCP, Vol.2, No.2 1997). The Chiropractic Approach

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By releasing stress on the nervous system with very gentle and safe chiropractic adjustments, the body will work more effectively and be able to express better health. The nervous system controls EVERY function of the body (Gray’s Anatomy) and thus the nervous system when not interfered with by subluxations can enable the body to heal itself and be healthy.

Dr. Keefe, Keefe Clinic. Tulsa Chiropractor, pain, natural health care.

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No matter what health concerns you or your children may have, you can benefit from a healthy spine. Spinal health can be as important for your overall healing as proper nutrition. Are you and your family carrying vertebral subluxations in your spines? A spinal checkup can tell. Among the many things contributing to your health: the quality of the air, food and water you take in, how you handle stress, your inherited weaknesses, strengths and activity levels – a healthy spine is absolutely essential. In some people and children it is a major factor and can make the difference between a life of health, strength and vitality or a life of disease, weakness and disability.

Dr. Keefe, Keefe Clinic. Tulsa Chiropractor, pain, natural health care.

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More and more families are finding that chiropractic care for their children makes a big difference in their health. Every day we see children in our office getting healthier as they receive adjustments, because their parents who saw benefits from chiropractic care for themselves wanted their children to have the same. One of the comments that we hear over and over again is “My child doesn’t seem to get sick as often since getting adjusted”.

Over the past 40+ years I’ve had the privilege of helping kids overcome their reoccurring ear infections, asthma, fever, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, digestive problems (colic), allergies, sleep problems, moodiness and spinal dysfunction. Drugs weaken kids developing systems. Chiropractic and nutrition enhances the function of the immune system, digestive system, hormonal system etc. Kids deserve chiropractic care.

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Why not include chiropractic spinal checkups for you and your children? It may be the best move for your family’s health you’ll ever make.

Dr. Keefe, Keefe Clinic. Tulsa Chiropractor, pain, natural health care.

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