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Cinder Blocks and Healing

Cinder Blocks and Healing
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Question:  If you dropped a cinder block on your foot, what’s the first thing you must do to start the healing process?
Answer: Get the cinder block off your foot!
Sounds simple, but it’s true. Your foot won’t heal until the pressure is removed first.  And once the cinder block is removed don’t expect your foot to look or feel normal right away!  It’s going to take time to repair all that damage.  The same principle applies to your chiropractic care.
A subluxation acts like a cinder block on a nerve, causing damage and inflammation. Sometimes it can even result in pain.  Healing can occur only when the pressure is removed and kept off the nerve with regular chiropractic adjustments.  But that won’t necessarily bring instant relief.  Removing the pressure is simply the first step in a timely process.
So if you don’t feel great immediately after your adjustment, don’t be discouraged!  With regular care and time, damaged tissues will have a better potential to heal.  For now, be confident the healing process has at least started because the cinder block (subluxation) has been removed.

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Tips for Resolution Success

According to surveys, the #1 and #2 resolutions every new year are to lose weight and exercise more. One common cause of failure is injury while exercising.  Here are a few tips to keep moving in 2017:

  1.  Start Slow –  How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time.  You can’t go all out on your first try.
  2. Consult an expert – Personal trainers are the go-to people for this one.  Be sure to let them know what your goals are so they can chart a course to help you reach them.
  3. Get some nutritional advice – “Eat better” is not advice.  Find a nutritionist, either in person or online, who can help you with a plan.
  4. Get your spine and extremity joints checked by a chiropractor – restricted movement in any joint in the body will cause breakdown if you put too much stress on it.  Be sure to have a full chiropractic examination before you begin any exercise program to help you avoid injury!
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HOLIDAY HEALTH CHALLENGE

referral2016 Holiday Health Challenge!

From Wednesday November 23rd through Sunday January 1st, we’re holding a 6-week holiday health challenge.  As we do every year, we’ve got some great prizes for the winners!

Click on the links below to get the official rules and your tracking form!  Put your name on the tracking sheet and turn it in by January 2nd!  We’ll announce the winners by the 9th of January.

Holiday Health Challenge Rules 2016

Score Sheet 2016

You can scan or photograph your totals sheet on January 2nd and email to drerik@weldfamilyclinic.com

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Health, Naturally!

My kids are a little different.  They laugh at drug commercials on TV.  They wonder what could possess someone to take medications after listening to the laundry list of effects

fsl-192these medications could have if you take them.  My kids are TURNED ON!  They are expressing HEALTH! They don’t dig through the medicine cabinet (as if we would have one) when they don’t feel quite right.  They get ADJUSTED!  The following sentences are words we live by.  Read them.  If they make sense, follow us!

  1. You are more than your body. There is an energy inside of you, and all living things, called your “life energy”.
  2. Everything in life is always changing, including your body. In every moment, you are either getting stronger or weaker.
  3. The strength (health) of your body at any given moment is dependent on how fully you’re expressing your life energy.
  4. 3 things are necessary to maximize the expression of life energy in your body and keep you growing consistently stronger and healthier:
    • A deliberate and positive focus
    • A healthy lifestyle
    • A clear neurological connection between your brain and your body
  5. Your spine must be properly aligned and functioning in order to maintain a clear neurological connection and the normal flow of your life energy in your body.
  6. The purpose of your chiropractic care is to help you maximize the expression of your life energy in your body.

Notice there is no mention of medications, surgery or treatment of any kind.  Chiropractic is not treatment – chiropractic is CARE!  Medicine seeks to create LESS of things – less pain, less symptoms, etc.  Chiropractic seeks to create MORE of things – more health, more wellbeing, more LIFE!  Want some?

 

For more information about living a healthy lifestyle, please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/weldfamilyclinic

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