Chiropractic Articles

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...

Adjusting to a New Life

Parents often ask why a newborn baby should be checked by a chiropractor. Adjustments help alleviate spinal subluxations (misalignments of the vertebrae) caused by intrauterine constraint, abnormal positioning in the uterus, and spinal distress...

Also labeled: Issue #24

Chiropractic and Ear Infections: What We Offer Makes a Difference

Many parents bring their children into our office asking us to treat their ear infections. My first response is that the purpose of chiropractic care is not the treatment of conditions or diseases; rather, it is the restoration of normal body...

Chiropractic Care of Children with Colic

In December 2008, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the National Health Statistics Report on the complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use by adults and children in the United States for 2007. The authors—Patricia B...

Growing Healthy Kids: Calming the Cry of Colic

The elusive infant condition called colic has perplexed parents and healthcare professionals alike for many years. The seemingly endless crying spells and sleep loss lead to stress and anxiety for all. Each baby is unique and is affected by a...

How We Are Making Our Children Sick

The purpose of the immune system is to allow us to live in harmony with our environment. In fact, most of the trillions of foreign cells present within our body coexist peacefully, and in some cases even contribute to our health and well-being. In...

Baby Crawling: How Important It Really Is

There is nobody in the world as busy as a one-year-old baby, possibly the most productive year of his entire life. So numerous and so different are all his experiences; he goes up and down and touches, smells, feels, and tastes almost everything...

An Expectant Parent’s Guide to Chiropractic

What we cannot see are the millions of different hormonal changes and chemical reactions occurring both in the mother and the developing baby, all of which are controlled and coordinated through the nervous system. Now more than ever, during...

Pediatric Drug Testing and the Aware Parent

Harry Shirkey, a medical practitioner, coined the term “therapeutic orphans” more than 40 years ago to describe how children are overlooked in medical research; his observations remain true today. Despite the best efforts of the American Academy of...