One of the most memorable times in my chiropractic career was the day a mother allowed me to adjust her young daughter, who happened to be on the “autism spectrum.” She was 3 1/2 years old, constantly ill with a cold, flue, or something else. At this pointRead More >
If any of you have followed my most recent hockey related injury, you may have already seen a couple of these photos. While I don’t want to upset my wife more than she already is, I am glad to be part of such a great group of friends.Read More >
I feel lucky that I was able to get in so many blog posts already for 2010, as my time and energy levels have been dwindling since Maggie arrived. I realized today that it has been a month or so since my initial Shout Out to Queen AnneRead More >
A great post today on Chiro.org, visits a recent study that showed a trend in injury prevention to athletes under chiropractic care. The study compares the chiropractic group to a group under the same care and conditions sans chiropractic. Hoskins and Pollard used two groups of male semiRead More >
After reading about the $80,000,000,000, 10 year drug pact that the gub’ment and BigPharma made in June 2009 for the proposed health care reform, I decided to look into the markup and percentage gains on commonly used medications. It was easier to find then I thought it wouldRead More >
Two days down and 88 more to go. Hoping this post will help keep me accountable. My diet has been on target, although I should be getting in a few more calories. My body hasn’t been used to much exercise for a while and the fatigue I feltRead More >
One of the best things about being a chiropractor is the chance to express an conservative viewpoint and educated concern about prescription and over the counter medications. As our population continues to get bombarded with billion dollar ad campaigns for drugs we are told to ask our doctorRead More >
My focus in life continues to be on my family and being a chiropractor, but I certainly have been on a nutrition kick lately, haven’t I? A few of our patients at Queen Anne Chiropractic are actually providing some feedback on our blog, and one of the issuesRead More >
In a follow up to my original article on chiropractic helping children eliminate chronic ear infections with the help of a chiropractic adjustment, is a nice news story done last year about that very subject. Ear infections do not need to be a normal part of childhood, andRead More >
If you use the video on your site but please link back to Queen Anne Chiropractic Center After writing my last blog post about neuroplasticity and chiropractic, reviewing the documentary, and reading some of the responses I received, I decided to find a small clip of the documentary,Read More >
As my wife finishes her master’s degree in early childhood education, I like to imagine a place where parents in Seattle have access to such a program for their struggling student. I realize there are programs, but most are focused on accepting a disability and not attempting to rewire their pliable brains so it goes away. Permanently.
When I saw this I wondered if the same stimulation could be used via the other senses of touch while using less used cortical stimulus via the cranial nerves. Could smell or aromatherapy used via the olfactory nerve? Could a chiropractic adjustment be used to effect a certain spinal tract and relay the impulse to a weak area of the brain?
Some of these questions are rhetorical as I already know the answer, but it is a shame that only small niche groups of Chiropractors strictly focus on the brain as it relates to neuroplasticity. Yes, many of us are creating this positive response via the adjustment, but there could not be a better time to educate our patients on the subject. Now could be the time to ask the public to send it patients who have struggled with brain injuries, learning difficulties and strokes.
Exceptional health through chiropractic will always be the main priority in my life. Occasionally, I will notice that the balance between the physical, emotional, and nutritional components at my practice might be swayed one direction or the other. Keeping a level understanding that each one contributes to theRead More >
My 2009: Year End Review as a Chiropractor in Seattle. Stranded on Queen Anne Hill, travels to Vegas, Denver, and wine country. Attending one of the best seminars for Chiropractors around, The Conversation with Bill Esteb.
One of the biggest misconceptions about many childhood ailments is that they simply come with territory, and the few spared were lucky, while the unlucky ones simply suffer. My favorite example of this are children who suffer from acute or chronic ear infections (Otitis Media.) My sister andRead More >