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AK, ADD and ADHD

ADD is Attention Deficit Disorder. It is characterized by a poor or short attention span and impulsiveness inappropriate for the child’s age, with or without hyperactivity. (With hyperactivity, it is called ADHD.) Hyperactivity is a level of activity and excitement in a child so high that it concerns the parents or caregivers. The diagnosis of Read More …

AK and Allergies

An allergy is an adverse reaction to a substance that is harmless to most of the population. Symptoms from allergies are many and varied. A reaction can be so severe that it is life threatening or it can result in a minor rash, sinus problem or other minor symptom. Allergies can also be the cause Read More …

A Few Words about Applied Kinesiology

Applied kinesiology involves the art and science of muscle testing. The word kinesiology comes from the words “kinesis” meaning movement and from “logos” meaning to study. It literally means the study of movement. In the 1960s Dr. George Goodheart found that he could evaluate body function by the use of muscle tests. The principles of Read More …

Olympic Athletes Choose Chiropractic

Olympic athletes have found that chiropractic is not only good for injuries, but also helps to improve performance. Nicole Freedman of Stanford, California, qualified for the 2000 USOlympic squad as a cyclist at the Olympic Team trials in Jackson, Mississippi, after being receiving a chiropractic adjustment. She had told her chiropractor that she thought she needed an adjustment to be Read More …

Manual Therapy Works Well for Neck Pain

According to Annals of Medicine (May 21, 2002;136:713-722, 758-759), manual therapy may be more effective than other treatments like exercise or pain medication. Manual therapy is a “hands on” technique, in which the neck is manipulated to improve mobility (not unlike a chiropractic adjustment). In the study, researchers slowly moved the neck, within the patient’s range Read More …

Chiropractors: Your Best Choice for Spinal Manipulation

More and more research is demonstrating the effectiveness of spinal adjustments for the treatment of a variety of health problems. Spinal manipulation is becoming more popular and is beginning to be practiced by professionals other than chiropractors. While other practitioners may take a seminar or add manipulation as an adjunct, chiropractors have been doing spinal Read More …

Chiropractic Safe and Effective for Back Pain

A study published in Annals of Internal Medicine on June 3, 2003, proves that spinal manipulation, or chiropractic adjustment, is an effective alternative to drugs and surgery for back pain. Chiropractors and their patients have known this for decades. To quote the article, “Spinal manipulation was more effective than sham therapy and therapies already known to Read More …

Chiropractic More Widely Used for Worker’s Compensation

According to research published in the July, 2000 issue of the Journal of the American Chiropractic Association, chiropractic is more effective at getting injured workers back to work faster and for less cost than standard medical care. The effectiveness of chiropractic to help injured workers is wearing down the medical prejudice against chiropractic. As a result, Read More …

Chiropractic Lowers Health Care Costs

A study appearing in the Archives of Internal Medicine (2004; 164:1985-1992), shows that having access to chiropractic care lowers medical costs. Back pain is the second leading reason for physician visits and hospitalization with an annual cost of about $100 billion. The researches analyzed data over a four-year period for health expenditures in 1.7 million health Read More …