Chiropractic Articles

Birthing with the Wisdom of the Ages

It is sometimes called our “inner knowing,” a “gut feeling,” or “the wisdom within.” Whatever its name, the experience is universal. It is a feeling, a word, or an image that stands out bolder than the regular stream of conscious thought and makes a...

One Conscious Path in Parenting

As I opened the doors to the grand ballroom, I felt the spirited energy of the current presenter, Howard Moody. He was engaging the audience in an activity that allowed them to discover their playfulness. I scanned the room. It was packed to...

Animal Chiropractic

The name of this magazine is Pathways to Family Wellness, and in my world, animals are indeed members of our families. My entire life has in some way, shape or form involved close relationships with animals—relationships that I value as much a...

Chiropractic Philosophy and the New Science: An Emerging Unity

As a former medical school professor who currently lectures before chiropractors and chiropractic students, I must admit I am very perplexed about the intellectual foundation of chiropractic education. Major chiropractic colleges create an academic...

Dropping Love Bombs

Change is the great paradox of certainty in our lives. Every day, in some degree, we are experiencing its waves. Sometimes the waves rock us gently, and other times the waves crash on board, ripping us apart. Then we are left broken, with the...

All Your Health Solutions…As Simple as I Can Put It

It amazes me just how little most people understand about health. While it is a complicated topic, it is also simple when certain principles are understood. Most people approach health from a completely backward perspective. The powers that be love...

Thoughts, Trauma and Toxins: Three Causes of Subluxation

In his 1910 text, The Chiropractor’s Adjuster, D.D. Palmer identified the causes of vertebral subluxation as the Three T’s— thoughts, trauma and toxins. Since that time, we have expanded our understanding of how these factors impact our body’s...

Love Is My Vibration

Every atom, molecule and cell that makes up the human body is fundamentally energy. From even an academic understanding, this fact is not disputed. All energy exists as frequencies of vibration. Water, sound, movement and even food all carry a...

Shifting the Paradigm: Insight into the Germ Theory

Since the founding of the germ theory of disease, scientists have offered a holistic perspective. At long last, their efforts are taking hold.I grew up in a household afraid of germs. When my sister was born, my father had all guests put on...

ADHD From Treatment To Function

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has become the fourth most common condition sending children to the pediatrician, behind only ear infections, upper respiratory infections and sore throats. Few conditions in children cause as...

Designed for Hope: How Chiropractic Honors the Health Already Within Your Child

As chiropractors, we are confident that your child can live a healthy and abundant life. Chiropractic itself is based on hope…hope that you and your children are designed for health. It’s interesting that most people never think to ask a...

Healing Birth: The Second Time Around

How do you heal from a traumatic birth experience? How do you put it behind you and find the inner strength not only to move on, but to decide to do it all again? Could I, and should I, risk another traumatic birth? I asked myself these questions...

The Premise of Chiropractic

The basic premise of chiropractic philosophy is: “The power that makes the body heals the body.” There is a vitalistic force constantly at work in all living things, keeping them organized and adapting to the forces in their environment. This life...

Epidurals: Facts, Implications and Alternatives

Epidural anesthesia (EA) is the most commonly used method of pain relief during labor today. In fact, approximately 80 percent of vaginal deliveries involve EA, according to The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Epidural anesthesia is...

Bringing Back the Balance: A Chiro Mom’s Perspective

My introduction to chiropractic care came after the birth of my first child. As a new mother I found myself bombarded with facts, stories and ideas of what everyone else seemed to think was best for my child. Walking into a mom’s group at my local...

Also labeled: Author Lisa DeNardo, Issue #30

Onward and Upward: Living a Life Uncommon

“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for?” —Robert BrowningWouldn’t it be nice to be perfect? To have a perfect mind, a perfect body, a perfect life? To enjoy perfect health, perfect relationships, a perfect...

Turn Turn Turn: Options for Turning and Birthing Breech Babies

A breech presentation refers to the position of the baby in the uterus. It is normal, up to the seventh month of pregnancy, for the baby to be in a head-up, or breech, position. After the seventh month, any position other than vertex (head-down)...

The Genius of the Unborn Child

The same power that made your body has the ability to heal your body. Imagine if everybody in the world adopted and lived by this knowledge—wouldn’t the world’s diseased conditions and illness rates be very different? No longer would we be...

The Truth About Chiropractic: A Closer Look at a Misunderstood Philosophy

I am a chiropractor. When I tell people what I do for a living, the most frequent response is that the person I’m speaking to grabs his back and says, “Oh, Doc, I need ya!” As a society, we misunderstand chiropractic. But with your permission, I would...

The Case for Improved Function

Attention deficit disorder and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD and ADHD) have become one of the most controversial health topics of our time. The alarming rise in diagnosis and evidence of risky treatment has spurred the mainstream...