While chiropractic adjustments don’t specifically treat your immune system, improving the immune system’s functioning is one of many ‘fringe benefits‘ of chiropractic care.
How does chiropractic care help your immune system?
- Chiropractic adjustments help correct ‘subluxations’ (or joint dysfunctions) in your spine.
- Your spine houses your nerves.
- Your nerves effect every area of your body, including your immune system.
When the joints in the spine are better aligned, and stress is relieved from the nervous system, the communication within the nervous system is improved; thus helping the immune system function properly.
Children, in particular, seem to benefit the most from this ‘fringe benefit’ of chiropractic care. We’ve seen great results with chiropractic adjustments helping children with ear infections, tonsillitis, allergies and asthma – just to name a few.
If you’re not feeling your best, (or even if you are!) call to arrange your chiropractic appointment, and maybe you’ll experience one of the many ‘fringe benefits’! 519-258-8544
Anytime is a good time for a review of your overall health.
Here are the actions to take:
- List what you do on a daily/weekly/monthly basis to maintain your good health.
- List the unhealthy activities you engage in.
- Write a plan to eliminate the unhealthy aspects of your life.
The first step will help you feel accomplished by documenting the ways you maintain good health such as by regular exercise.
By writing down the unhealthy activities in the second step, you’re acknowledging that there are areas for improvement.
By making a plan to eliminate the less-than-desirable aspects of your wellbeing, you’re documenting the steps and taking action.
Here are some articles to help you make your goals a reality:
Be sure to hare your plan and your goals with supportive loved ones, so they can help you.
All the best to you!
We have mentioned before that when you visit us here at Huron Church Chiropractic and Family Wellness Centre, that your chiropractic appointment may often include other therapies.
Today we’ll look at one common therapy we use: TENS.
What is TENS?
TENS stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. TENS is a very common method of electrical nerve stimulation. “Transcutaneous” means that which is applied onto unbroken skin and penetrates through to the lower layers.
We apply electrodes to the muscles which are related to the pain. The level of electrical current is based on feedback from the patient. Most patients feel a tingling or massaging sensation and involuntary muscle contraction. Generally, a TENS session lasts around 15 minutes.
Benefits of TENS therapy
- Reduces inflammation to the applied and surrounding areas
- Improves circulation
- Helps to speed healing
- Reduces muscle spasms
- Release endorphins which are the body’s natural pain killers.
- Help block pain signals from nerves
Often this therapy is performed in conjunction with heat therapy, where heat packs are placed above the TENS electrodes for the duration of the session. The heat also improves circulation which often makes a chiropractic adjustment easier as the muscles are more relaxed, the related nerves stimulated and the patient in less pain.
If you are looking for a chiropractor in Windsor, Ontario please gives us a call to schedule your appointment. 519-258-8544
Many of us may find it hard to believe that we’re nearly half-way through the year, but the calendar doesn’t lie!
With the bounty of summer nearing and all the fantastic outdoor activities available to us in Windsor and Essex County, now is a great time to review and renew our commitment to improved health.
How are you doing with your health goals? Are you more active? Healthier? Happier? Less stressed? Here are some considerations and healthy inspiration for you:
We’re here for you! If we can help you, please reach out to us. 519-258-8544
Here are Huron Church Chiropractic and Family Wellness Centre, we believe in a “proactive” health care model.
What is proactive health care?
Proactive health care involves continually taking steps to maintain good health before illness or injury occurs. By working to prevent the occurrence of disease, illness or injury; this model for self-care is better for our health care system and ourselves.
When we take action to monitor and manage our health, we reduce our dependence on our health care providers to manage our illness.
It’s easier to maintain good health than manage sickness.
What is reactive health care?
Reactive health is managing our illness, disease or injury which is more likely to involve surgery, medication, hospital stays, ER visits, chronic pain management, time away from work and a less active and happy life.
Proactive health tips:
- Schedule regular visits to your primary physician, dentist and chiropractor
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Monitor your blood pressure and have your blood tested as recommended
- Regularly perform self-examinations
- Take steps to boost your immune system with vitamin C and antioxidants
- Avoid pollution and toxins in and outside your home
- Stretch and exercise regularly
- Avoid processed foods
- Stay hydrated, drinking plenty of water
- Get restful sleep
- Practice stress management techniques
Final considerations about proactive or preventative self-care:
- You will be better able to avoid potential health problems
- You will more likely to detect early symptoms of disease or illness
- Early detection may help with treatment of your illness or injury
Regular chiropractic care is an important element of a preventative health care approach. We would like to be your partners in your proactive health strategy: Please call us to schedule your appointment and to discuss your wellness plan. 519-258-8544
We can get stuck in a negative frame of mind from even one bad experience. This negativity can affect your outlook, personal interactions, and overall satisfaction of life.
Social psychologist Alison Ledgerwood demonstrates why we tend to focus on the negative and what can be done to have a more positive outlook on life.
Can you change your thinking for a happy, healthier life?
- Look for the positive in all situations
- Write down a few things each day that you are grateful for
- Share positive experiences with others
- Forgive, be compassionate and move on
We wish you health and happiness.