Archives for October, 2008

Congee (Energy Tonic Soup)

Congee is easy to make in a crock pot. Put up the soup before going to bed and awaken to this satisfying porridge. (Or, put it up before going to work and the soup will be ready when you come home.) Serves 2 ½ cup rice (or barley) 4 cups water or stock 1 2-inch […]

Chiropractors Have the Upper Hand when it Comes to Offering RLS Help

While the medical community is treating Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) with drugs and shak­ing their head in confusion when someone asks what causes it, the Chiropractic profession has answers and treatment options. RLS is a painful condition of the legs that often causes annoying sensations that include creeping, crawling, tugging and tingling feelings. The discomfort […]

Congressional “Sense” Resolution Urges Chiropractic Role in Military

Some members of the U.S. Congress think that it is high time that chiropractors are appoint­ed to full commissions in the United States Armed Forces. Representatives Neil Abercrombie (D-HI), Thelma Drake (R-VA), Ron Paul (R-TX) and Robert Brady (D-PA) have all stepped for­ward to sponsor a Joint Resolution to push the idea forward through both […]

Individualized Chiropractic Programs Provide Improvements for Children, too!

Why would a parent not take a child to see a chiropractor? The basic answer might come down to no information or incorrect information. Here are three basic reasons why not: 1. They don’t know about Chiropractic, 2. They don’t know about the potential benefits of Chiropractic or, 3. They think that a Chiropractic adjustment […]

Cost of Neck and Back Problems Shows Major Increase Over Past Decade

Americans spend a lot of money to find relief from back and neck pain problems. With expenditures rising annually, people should be experiencing more relief, but that does not seem to be the case according to a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association. A recent study conducted at the University of Washington, […]

Use of Alternative Medicine, Chiropractic Rising in Both the United States and Canada

Two recent surveys point to widespread and growing use of alternative forms of medical treatment in both the United States and in Canada. In the US, more that 37% of households regularly turn to alterative treatments over those provided only by a medical doctor and drugs. In Canada, the figure is over 50%. The US […]

Older Athletes Find Chiropractic Success

Today’s adult athletes are competing in sports much later in their lives than did players of pre­vious generations. Baseball players don’t “hang up the spikes at 29,” they play in senior leagues into their 60s and 70s. Tennis players compete in their own national championships into their 90s. Golfers continue to compete as seniors well […]

Medicare Headed for Chiropractic Expansion?

The wheels of Government are grinding slowly in the direction of allowing for more Chiropractic services to Medicare recipients – but at least they are grinding and maybe even moving in the right direction. For the past two years our government has been engaged in a feasibility study to deter­mine the practicality of expanding Chiropractic […]