All Natural Help for Cold & Flu Season

Natural Remedy for Cold and Flu Windsor Ontario Huron Church Chiropractic No one wants to be sick with the cold or flu. Many of us simply can’t afford to miss time away from work or school… not to mention enjoyable times!

We have homoeopathic supplements to help you and your family during flu and cold season.

There are 3 tinctures taken together; VAC-Tox, DRG Milieu and Fl Milieu.

These products can be taken by the whole family during cold and flu season to help prevent or lessen the symptoms related to a cold and flu in a natural way.

Please refer to Dr. Colasanti for direction on how, when and the dosage to take. Give us a call for your appointment or for more information: 519-258-8544

TENS Therapy

TENS Therapy Windsor Ontario Chiropractor Scott ColasantiWe 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

How to Live a More Positive Life

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.

Healthy Inspiration

We’ve compiled a short list of some healthy inspiration for you.

If you wait for perfection, you’ll never get anything done.

What would you try if you knew you wouldn’t fail?

Trust farmers more than chemists.

Health is not valued till sickness comes. ~ Thomas Fuller

Stress is the trash of modern life-we all generate it but if you don’t dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life. ~ Danzae Pace

Don’t allow stress to steal the beauty from your life.

What keeps you working towards improved health? How do you stay motivated? We’d love to hear your advice… please leave a comment below.

Help for Sports Injuries

Runner climbing stepsWhether you’re an athlete, a week-end warrior or an armchair quarterback; no one wants to be sidelined with injuries – but it happens to us all.

Get a medical diagnosis

It’s important to receive a professional opinion on your injury and follow the doctor’s orders. Depending on severity, it may be as simple as heat, ice and rest, or seeking a surgical consultation.

There may be other options to help you not only heal faster, but also to be proactive and avoid future injury and downtime. Here are some additional therapies to explore to help which may help you get back in the game faster.

Chiropractic

Chiropractic care can help with structural problems, such as helping to restore normal functioning of the body from an injury related to the spine or any joint. Athletes who regularly utilize chiropractic care are taking preventative measures to remain healthy; keeping the spine properly aligned during training and nerves functioning at an optimum level.

Acupuncture:

Acupuncture can benefit athletes in two ways:

Preventative – During periods of strenuous training, regular acupuncture can help keep areas susceptible to injury healthier.

Speed healing from injuries – Acupuncture can help speed healing time for acute injuries which involve inflammation – including post surgery.

Cold LASER Therapy

This natural and pain-free method to improve healing has a wide range of benefits for athletes and non-athletes alike, suffering from both acute and chronic pain. Cold LASER therapy helps:

  • Decrease inflammation
  • Improve circulation
  • Improve nerve functioning
  • Increase cell metabolism
  • Relieve pain and discomfort

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy can greatly benefit athletes preventatively (reduce stress, reduce muscle adhesions and inflammation, improve circulation) and post soft tissue injury.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy may be a critical component to getting you back in the game. Once your injury has healed enough to allow movement, physical therapists can recommend exercises and stretches to help expedite the healing process.

If you’re prone to certain injuries, Physical Therapist can also recommend techniques to help avoid these injuries in the future.

To help avoid future problems always take note of what activities cause pain, strain or injury. Be continuously proactive in maintaining your body’s good health. Seek professional advice on proper training and form as necessary.

If we can help you be proactive in maintaining your athletic performance or help you speed your recovery from a sports injury, please reach out to us: 519-258-8544