June 29, 2010
At a seminar in Reno a few weeks back, we found these great bracelets designed to enhance performance. I must say, I walked by the booth 30 times thinking to myself ” oh sure, a magic bracelet”. I finally stopped to listen and get tested – I was truly AMAZED at the difference in my balance, strength and flexibility!
Here’s how they work. We are all energetic beings, our bodies have certain frequencies and the bracelets are embedded with the optimal frequencies for the body. We are also inundated daily by other frequencies- fluorescent lighting, computer screens, cell phones and many more. The technology works to harmonize and stabilize the body’s own optimal current.
The manufacturers did a test on the UCLA basketball team and found that on average their maximum vertical leap increased by 2-4 inches with the bracelets on!
Personally,I have noticed a definite increase in endurance and balance. I can work our harder and it doesn’t feel as hard! Longer workouts, more intense workouts- and I feel better after doing it.
If we haven’t tested you yet in the office- ask us! You can also get one shipped to you directly by using this link and be sure to enter the promo code (9054662) on the FIRST page for FREE SHIPPING!
June 24, 2010
Ever wonder how we know where to focus efforts to decrease subluxation? Beyond the specialized training, our office has a very handy tool that makes the job even more accurate: The Insight Subluxation Station (certified by a branch of NASA). This state-of-the-art technology detects the source of problem areas so we can alleviate pain effectively.
With our Space-Certified Insight Subluxation Station, we’re able to establish a reliable, scientifically valid, quantitative, multidimensional representation of a patient’s condition – something never before possible. This insight enables us to:
- Analyze a patient’s condition more accurately.
- Communicate findings more effectively.
- Track the effectiveness of treatment more precisely.
As one of the few offices in the Bay Area utilizing this technology, we see the value in taking advantage of available technology to serve Silicon Valley as effectively as possible.
For more info about additional techniques and tools we use, feel free to call our office at (408) 979-9999.
June 21, 2010
If you are a man and you are reading this, then I am glad we got your attention. The term “man up” is the expression used by many men that describes taking on challenges, facing fears and accepting responsibility. “Stand strong” implies overcoming adversity and promoting and defending your beliefs. In this context, to ensure that you can “man up” and “stand strong” for a lifetime, it is critical that you make your health a priority.
Too many men are crisis motivated only. They wait and wait and wait until their pains or illnesses become debilitating. Rather than manning up and standing strong on their own accord, they do not take action on their health until they hear their family and friends screaming the wake up call, “man down!” Don’t let this happen to you.
Now is the time to man up, stand strong and make your health a priority. Chiropractic care is a great place to start because with a healthy spine and nervous system, your entire body can function better.
Call us today so we can help you Stand Strong!!
June 15, 2010
If you’re like us, your list of things to do outweighs the hours in the day. Given a hectic schedule, how do you find time to stay healthy, too? I recently read an article on www.SparkPeople.com with 13 tips for Fitting Healthy Habits Into Your Hectic Life. Here are 5 great ways to start:
- Drink water throughout the day. You don’t hear this nearly enough: water is an all-purpose wonder-substance. It’s great for your skin, your digestive system, and circulatory system, and aids in weight loss and cellulite reduction. If you feel fatigued during the day, it’s often because you aren’t hydrated properly. Drink water throughout the day, sipping from a large bottle or glass. If you have it nearby, it’s easy to remember. If you don’t like the “taste” of water, keep a supply of lemon so that you can add a slice to your water – it cuts any bitterness, adds a bit of vitamin C and makes it taste more festive!
- Stock up on healthy, portable snacks. When you are grocery shopping, pick up bags of baby carrots, string cheese, nuts, fresh and dried fruit, single serving packs of applesauce, yogurt, wholegrain crackers, peanut butter, turkey jerky, etc. Having healthy portable snacks around will help you avoid bad vending-machine, convenience store and fast-food options.
- Take the time to plan healthy meals for the week. Spend 15 minutes or so to map out your meals. Keep it simple. Then, when you shop for groceries, make your purchases based on the meals you will make during the week. This will help you avoid relying on less healthy take-out or fast food choices.
- Take a walk break during the day. Even 20 minutes can make a difference in your energy level, plus it gives you time to clear your head. If you walk with a friend or colleague, it also gives you time to socialize.
- Get enough sleep. Even if you gain more time in your day by cutting back on sleep, you will be less effective throughout the day, as your energy level and cognitive functioning will be reduced. Insufficient sleep also makes you more susceptible to illness. By getting enough sleep, you become more efficient during the time you are awake.
Read all 13 tips at http://bit.ly/aPLURs.
June 8, 2010
Over 100 years ago, Thomas Edison said, “The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” It appears he was right.
According to the American Academy of Physicians, there is a severe shortage of primary care medical doctors. This shortage is expected to reach 40,000 within the next ten years and climb to 124,400 by 2025 according to The Associate of American Medical Colleges. There are multiple reasons for this shortage, including a shift in consumer demand towards drug free primary health care, the type of care provided by doctors of chiropractic.
Over the past 30 years, chiropractors have gradually become the primary health care provider for millions of individuals and families. Thinking about Edison’s words of wisdom, chiropractors appear to be right on target.
To begin with, chiropractors definitely care for the human frame. The alignment of the spine is critical to good health because of its intimate relationship with the nervous system. Basic anatomy teaches that the nervous system controls and coordinates the function of every cell, tissue and organ of the body. This vital and delicate system is protected by the spine and requires proper alignment to function normally. Good alignment and spinal function make it possible for healthy communication from the brain to the body as well as the body to the brain. Keeping this pathway clear and strong, which is one primary goal of a chiropractor, is essential for good health.
People of all ages are realizing the importance of staying well, and the role that a healthy frame plays in accomplishing this. Many doctors of chiropractic also provide nutrition, fitness and drug free health education to their patients and community as a way to be proactive and make a healthy lifestyle a priority. With the recent problems at the FDA, highly publicized drug side effects, and growing mistrust in our country’s drug culture, people are trusting their bodies more and making choices which include chiropractic care.
Regardless of age, it is never too late to care for your frame, eat healthy, exercise and minimize or eliminate drugs from your life. Learn more by calling our office at (408) 979-9999.
June 7, 2010
Is it possible that pain can be your friend? That may sound a little crazy because pain obviously hurts. No one likes this uncomfortable feeling yet upon further examination, you will realize that pain can be your best friend, indicating that something is not right in your body and that you should do something about it before it becomes tomorrow’s deterioration, arthritis, ulcer, heart attack or cancer.
We have been trained to mask pain and keep on going. Over the counter sales of pain killing medications such as aspirin, acetaminophen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and many others run in the billions of dollars. Unfortunately, these temporary symptom relieving pills can make you feel better in the moment while setting the stage for more serious long term health problems down the road, especially if they keep you from addressing the cause of your pain.
Next time you or a loved one experiences pain, don’t just cover it up. Get to the cause with a chiropractic check up. Better yet, be proactive. Check your balance before you “feel” like you need it. Ask our staff for a simple self test to see if you and your loved ones can benefit from a chiropractic check up.
Courtesy of The 100 Year Lifestyle
June 3, 2010
As June is National Safety Month, we wanted to provide a few “Stay Safe” tips to incorporate into your day-to-day activities:
- Stay focused while driving. There has been an increase in accidents and deaths from distracted driving. Driving while texting or on the phone is like driving under the influence. Be smart, don’t text or talk while driving.
- Always wear a helmet when biking, rollerblading, skateboarding, skiing or snowboarding. You need to protect your most important organ and, although they may not be very stylish, neither is a traumatic brain injury.
- Stay well hydrated during the day. How much? Take your body weight in pounds, divide in half and aim for that many ounces per day. Since our bodies are 70% water, not only does it make sense to ingest enough for proper bodily functions but it also keeps soft tissue more pliable and less prone to injury.
- Incorporate stretching into your daily routine. This is easily accomplished in the shower where there is a warm moist environment. This can help alleviate stress and bring your body into a more restful state.
- Practice good posture whether you are sitting, exercising, gardening, lifting something heavy, or just walking! In general, focus on tilting pelvis forward, pulling in your bellybutton to your spine, shoulders down and back and neck elongated.
Remember to stay safe, and happy June!
June 2, 2010
Fascinating study on pre-teen girls showing that their mom’s voices and praise had dramatic effects on soothing nerves and anxiety. Another boy after hearing his mom’s voice for 3 weeks straight came out of his coma and today is a conscious participating member in his life!
Stress management is one of the keys to living a long, happy life and this seems like an easy way to reduce anxiety and relieve tension.
The study concludes by saying that it shows that all of us need someone to call that will calm us down and get us to our happy place again!
Who do you call when you need a pick-me up?