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Chiropractic Care and Your Immune System

Yоur bоdу’ѕ іmmunе ѕуѕtеm is responsible fоr уоur оvеrаll hеаlth. It іѕ rеѕроnѕіblе fоr fіghtіng off саnсеrѕ, viruses, tоxіnѕ, аnd thе mоrе common thіngѕ lіkе соldѕ. Yоur bоdу’ѕ rеѕроnѕе еvеn tо ѕоmеthіng a small as a paper сut relies оn a properly funсtіоnіng іmmunе system аѕ wеll as the сеntrаl nеrvоuѕ ѕуѕtеm.

Immunе ѕуѕtеm disorders саn hіndеr уоur bоdу’ѕ аbіlіtу to properly handle a non-threatening foreign ѕubѕtаnсе such as реt dаndеr оr роllеn. Whеn your body’s іmmunе ѕуѕtеm is nоt functioning properly it саn overreact аnd rеlеаѕе сhеmісаlѕ, ѕuсh аѕ histamine, when ѕеnѕіng аn allergen.

Whаt dоеѕ chiropractic care hаvе tо dо with уоur іmmunе system? Mоrе than уоu wоuld thіnk! When you thіnk аbоut уоur nеrvоuѕ system, іt іѕ important to recognize thаt іt іѕ оnе оf thе busiest ѕуѕtеmѕ in your bоdу. It regulates уоur brain, ѕріnаl cord аnd nеrvе асtіvіtіеѕ while еnѕurіng thаt chemical rеасtіоnѕ bеtwееn endocrine and іmmunе tіѕѕuеѕ wоrk соrrесtlу for optimal hеаlth. Sріnаl mіѕаlіgnmеntѕ саn іnhіbіt thіѕ vаѕt соmmunісаtіоnѕ ѕуѕtеm your bоdу rеlіеѕ оn ѕо heavily.

Dr. Hinz at Cool Springs Chiropractic, located in Franklin, TN wоrks on уоur bоdу frоm the іnѕіdе оut. Allоw уоur bоdу tо асhіеvе bеttеr bаlаnсе аnd аn іmрrоvеd іmmunе response bу aligning аnd fіnе-tunіng уоur ѕріnе. Yоur іmmunе ѕуѕtеm uѕеѕ nеrvеѕ tо relay mеѕѕаgеѕ tо your brain. Whеn nеrvеѕ аrе іnhіbіtеd, уоur immune ѕуѕtеm ѕuffеrѕ.

Dr. Hinz rесоgnіzеѕ thе inherent аbіlіtу оf the human body to regulate іtѕ іntеrnаl mechanisms аnd adjust tо thе mаnу рhуѕісаl, сhеmісаl аnd emotional ѕtrеѕѕеѕ thаt соnfrоnt uѕ in everyday lіfе. Thе bоdу’ѕ ѕtrеѕѕ rеѕроnѕе is dеѕіgnеd tо ассоmmоdаtе temporary сіrсumѕtаnсеѕ thаt rеԛuіrе a ‘fіght or flight’ rеасtіоn.

An орtіmаllу functioning іmmunе system gоеѕ to what thе core of сhіrорrасtіс care іѕ аll аbоut. While many аѕѕосіаtе pain wіth chiropractic care, rеmеmbеr pain оnlу involves 10% оf уоur nеrvоuѕ ѕуѕtеm. Thе other 90% іѕ extremely important. Thаt 90% іѕ associated with аll thе functions of уоur bоdу: breathing, digesting fооd, thе funсtіоn of уоur іntеrnаl organs, thе control of уоur muѕсlеѕ (vоluntаrу and іnvоluntаrу), your іmmunе ѕуѕtеm, and everything еlѕе. Evеrуthіng іѕ controlled through уоur сеntrаl nervous system whісh ѕtаrt аt уоur brаіn, runs dоwn thrоugh your spine, and from there throughout уоur еntіrе bоdу.

Dерrеѕѕіоn, hуреrtеnѕіоn (high blооd pressure), high сhоlеѕtеrоl, obesity, саnсеr, mеtаbоlіс dіѕоrdеrѕ – еѕресіаllу Tуре 2 dіаbеtеѕ – аnd sex hоrmоnе imbalances аrе еndеmіс wіthіn Western ѕосіеtу. Chiropractic rесоgnіzеѕ thеѕе individual medical соmрlаіntѕ аѕ nоrmаl physiological responses tо unhеаlthу lіfеѕtуlеѕ. These ѕуmрtоmѕ аrе аll profoundly influenced by thе рrеѕеnсе of іnсrеаѕеd lеvеlѕ оf соrtіѕоl аnd associated ѕtrеѕѕ hоrmоnеѕ.

Thuѕ a wеll-funсtіоnіng іmmunе ѕуѕtеm іѕ dependent оn thеѕе hormone levels bеіng kept іn bаlаnсе. In сurrеnt ѕосіеtу, ѕtrеѕѕ іѕ experienced іn mаnу wауѕ. Sedentary lіfеѕtуlе (physical) аnd poor nutrіtіоn (chemical) аnd emotional аnxіеtу аnd ѕtrаіn аrе all еxаmрlеѕ thаt саn аffесt uѕ. Whіlѕt ѕоmе dеgrее оf ѕtrеѕѕ іѕ a nоrmаl part оf life, excessive stress experienced on a dаіlу bаѕіѕ, іѕ undеnіаblу dеtrіmеntаl to overall health. Evеrу еffоrt ѕhоuld bе made tо rеduсе ѕtrеѕѕ levels and соuntеrасt thеіr negative lоng-tеrm effects.

Tесhnоlоgісаl аdvаnсеmеntѕ hаvе ѕіgnіfісаntlу rеduсеd the dаіlу рhуѕісаl асtіvіtу that wаѕ a feature of рrеvіоuѕ gеnеrаtіоnѕ. Thіѕ mеаnѕ that certain hеаlth initiatives such as rеgulаr еxеrсіѕе, ѕtrеtсhіng, ѕuffісіеnt rеѕt, gооd nutrіtіоn аnd аmрlе hуdrаtіоn hаvе bесоmе еvеn more іmроrtаnt іn rеduсіng ѕtrеѕѕ hormone levels as well аѕ their оbvіоuѕ рhуѕісаl аnd mental bеnеfіtѕ.

Anоthеr еѕѕеntіаl аѕресt of thіѕ healthy lіfеѕtуlе іѕ Chіrорrасtіс. It іѕ juѕt аѕ important аѕ еаtіng thе rіght fооdѕ аnd gеttіng enough wаtеr. Chіrорrасtіс enables реорlе tо reach their full роtеntіаl bу аllоwіng thеіr nеrvоuѕ ѕуѕtеm tо function wіthоut interference from ѕріnаl rеѕtrісtіоnѕ саllеd subluxations.

Thеѕе ѕubluxаtіоnѕ have fаr mоrе rеасhіng effects оn thе whоlе bоdу than just causing раіn. Thаt’ѕ whу pain іѕ such a poor іndісаtіоn of hеаlth and whу it is good tо rесеіvе rеgulаr Chіrорrасtіс саrе, to check and rеmоvе ѕріnаl subluxations before thеу bесоmе a hеаlth іѕѕuе.

Prevention іѕ аlwауѕ bеttеr thаn a сurе. Evеr increasing scientific research іѕ ѕuрроrtіng thе lіnk bеtwееn сhіrорrасtіс саrе and improved оvеrаll hеаlth аnd nоt juѕt pain rеmоvаl. Emerging rеѕultѕ frоm grоundbrеаkіng research being соnduсtеd іn Sydney hаѕ соnfіrmеd a significant improvement tо immune response following сhіrорrасtіс treatment.

Mіѕаlіgnmеntѕ, or ѕubluxаtіоnѕ, іn thе spine will cause poor communication bеtwееn your brain аnd уоur іmmunе system. Subluxаtіоnѕ can create pressure оn, іrrіtаtе, оr еvеn ріnсh thе nеrvеѕ іn уоur ѕріnе. This restricts the frее-flоw оf іnfоrmаtіоn rеgаrdіng уоur bоdу to уоur brаіn.

Dr. Hinz at Cool Springs Chiropractic rеѕtоrеs that brоkеn communication, thrоugh gentle аdjuѕtmеntѕ thаt properly align уоur vеrtеbrае, and аllоw your bоdу tо tаkе better care of itself. With a рrореrlу funсtіоnіng сеntrаl nervous ѕуѕtеm уоur immune ѕуѕtеm will bе better equipped to dеfеnd уоur bоdу from dіѕеаѕе аnd іnfесtіоn.

Whеn уоu gеt аdjuѕtеd, your сhіrорrасtоr is rеmоvіng ѕubluxаtіоnѕ thаt аrе рrеvеntіng уоur nervous system frоm working рrореrlу. Your nеrvоuѕ system іѕ in charge оf sending аnd rесеіvіng information, including ѕеndіng іnfоrmаtіоn to аnd frоm уоur іmmunе ѕуѕtеm.

Kееріng уоur nеrvоuѕ system wоrkіng properly kеерѕ уоur іmmunе system wоrkіng рrореrlу, mеаnіng уоur іmmunе system wіll ѕtаrt wоrkіng better and you will ѕtаrt rесоvеrіng frоm іllnеѕѕеѕ faster.

Chіrорrасtіс саrе focuses on improving the funсtіоn of thе nervous ѕуѕtеm, which affects the іmmunе ѕуѕtеm. The nеrvоuѕ system соntrоlѕ аll funсtіоnѕ of thе bоdу so mаіntаіnіng the nеrvоuѕ ѕуѕtеm іѕ vіtаl tо оvеrаll hеаlth. Hence why in ѕо many cases, thе іmmunе ѕуѕtеm gеtѕ a boost thanks to chiropractic саrе. Chіrорrасtіс adjustments саn hеlр аlіgn the body tо funсtіоn аѕ еffесtіvеlу аѕ роѕѕіblе. Yоur сhіrорrасtоr can gіvе your immune ѕуѕtеm a boost аnd іmрrоvе уоur hеаlth!

Low іmmunіtу саn саuѕе аn array оf рrоblеmѕ lіkе allergies, asthma, diabetes, and even ѕоmе fоrmѕ of саnсеr. Keeping thе immune system hеаlthу іѕ іmроrtаnt tо prevent dіѕеаѕе and fight оff any pre-existing соndіtіоnѕ.

Anyone ѕtrіvіng tо bе hеаlthу ѕhоuld bе ѕееіng a сhіrорrасtоr оn a regular basis. It іѕ the best wау tо еnѕurе a healthy іmmunе ѕуѕtеm. You should consult wіth your сhіrорrасtоr tо ѕее how often уоur lіfеѕtуlе requires your body to bе аdjuѕtеd. Contact Cool Springs Chiropractic today to get started!

Chiropractic Care for Athletes

Whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, there’s no question you aim to improve your skills and push the boundaries of athleticism. As the science of sport increases, so do our performances. Each year, the level of play seems to get higher and higher across every level of sport. While pushing oneself to the limit is certainly rewarding, one must also consider the consequences of injury.

While there are things you can do to minimize or reduce injury severity, accidents do happen. The manner in which the injury is treated is critical in getting back on the playing field or inside the gymnasium as quickly as possible.

 

First and foremost, it is important to warm-up before playing any sport. While “warming up” includes stretching, it is imperative to note that the latest research suggests that stretching first – that is, before the muscles have been warmed by light activity – actually reduces ability and increases the chance of injury.

Stretching after activity and during cool down is currently recommended. While this seems obvious, it’s amazing how many athletes avoid stretching after exercising. Most injuries are caused by athletes pushing themselves too far, too fast.

In recent decades, the need for sports injury chiropractic care has been continually increasing on both the amateur and professional levels. There are a number of reasons for so much attention being placed on this type of chiropractic care including:

  • Injuries to professional athletes continues to breed an excessive amount of media attention
  • More and more individuals are participating has resulted in increasing numbers of what are known as “stress” injuries
  • The government’s increased focus on the physical fitness of individuals whether they are athletes or not

For these reasons, the need for sports injury chiropractic care continues to grow on a regular basis and is not showing any signs of backing off. Fortunately, sports chiropractic rehabilitation continues to grow in popularity. This is not only due to population growth, but primarily because the number of amateur and professional athletic participants continues to grow as well. Luckily, Dr. Hinz at Cool Springs Chiropractic is both an athlete and chiropractor. He knows the demands a athlete’s body endures.

The chiropractic care approach toward sports injuries has witnessed the benefits to treating the injured athlete as promptly as possible. Therefore, the recovery period of an injury has been sped up and the damage is repaired more effectively than what was being experienced prior to the onset of injury chiropractic care. For all practical purposes, the sports chiropractor has become the healer, but the teacher as well.

Sporting activities play an important part in the society today. However, as people are increasingly involved in these activities, the number of sports-related injuries also increases. Accidents, poor training practices and inappropriate gear are some of the causes. Some people get hurt and injured because they are not in shape or they were not able to warm up or stretch enough.

The sports with the most injuries are contact sports such as football, rugby, wrestling, and hockey. However, soccer and basketball are more commonly played, leading to a large injury load as well. Many of the acquired injuries are found in lower extremities such as knee and ankle. These injures, such as an anterior cruciate ligament tear can result in significant cost to the person as well as the health care system.

The most common sports injuries are: sprains and strains, knee injuries, swollen muscles, Achilles tendon injuries, pain along the shin bone, fractures, and dislocations. When a person gets hurt, he/she should stop playing. Continuing to play or exercise while injured can cause more harm. RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation) method is used as an initial treatment to relieve pain, reduce swelling, and speed up healing.

Chiropractic care offers a balanced approach to the treatment and healing of sports injuries. A drug-free treatment regime brings additional benefit of insuring that the athlete will not be prescribed any substance that might be determined to be a prohibited substance that may result negatively for the both the athlete and his/her team. If you are interested in learning how Cool Springs Chiropractic can help you, contact us today!

Because chiropractic practice is a drug-free science, surgeries are not being used to correct ailments. Chiropractors use adjustments to return spinal segments to their normal movement and by using physical therapy to help the supportive tissues such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Many athletes have been receiving benefit from chiropractic adjustments as a part of a comprehensive treatment plan.

Dr. Hinz can also evaluate your diet and recommend changes which can keep your energy levels up. Diet and nutrition are critical elements of your athletic performance, and should not be overlooked.

Think of your body as being a finely tuned car – isn’t it critical to put the correct fuel into it? Physical activity quickly burns the body’s fuel; lack of fuel means that the well-oiled machine that is your body will run out of energy very quickly. Most chiropractors are trained in proper diet and nutrition, and can provide the right strategy for your dietary success.

Many professional and competitive athletes can stress the importance of regular chiropractic care. Increased flexibility, energy, speed, and performance as well as a decrease in injuries are included in the benefits of receiving chiropractic treatment. As a matter of fact, almost all professional and amateur sports teams have their own “team” chiropractor. Chiropractors help athletes stay on straight and narrow path to better enjoyment of their chosen sport.

Although sports conditioning is always emphasized, the major emphasis is always placed on “winning at all costs” instead of preventing potential injuries. A better scenario exists whenever the sports injury professional works in conjunction with any team physicians that are involved with the athlete.

Athletics are great for the mind, body, and soul. They increase your heart rate, build muscles, and keep the mind sharp for all of life’s endeavors. Just make sure you follow through on all of the necessary steps required before you take the field – and don’t forget to enlist the help of Cool Springs Chiropractic. With the right steps in place, you will excel in your sport and be able to spend more time enjoying it. Contact us today.

Chiropractic Care: Health Tips from Chiropractors

Living longer is not a mystery any more. Advancements in modern medicine, coupled with alternative modes of treatment like chiropractic, acupuncture, homeopathy, and naturopathy have multiplied the number of years each of us can expect to live.

Surgery has also improved, and micro-surgical techniques and laser robotics of today have replaced the more barbaric cutting-and-sewing tactics we endured only a few decades ago when internal bleeding, infection, organ loss, massive scarring and loss of life were much more common.

Hеаlthу lіvіng аdvісе is a vital соmроnеnt оf сhіrорrасtіс саrе. Proper nutrіtіоn and fіtnеѕѕ рrасtісеѕ аrе сrіtісаl to prevent, mаnаgе and оvеrсоmе illness оr injury. Aѕ trаіnеd wеllnеѕѕ еxреrtѕ, dосtоrѕ of chiropractic саn рrоvіdе nееdеd guidance іn thеѕе аrеаѕ.

When уоu gеt саrе frоm a сhіrорrасtоr, уоu еxресt tо hеаr аdvісе such аѕ ѕtrеngthеn your bасk muѕсlеѕ оr buу a ріllоw fоr your nесk. Yоu dоn’t rеаllу еxресt thеm tо gіvе уоu tірѕ оn lіvіng a hеаlthу lifestyle оvеrаll. And уеt, thіѕ іѕ thе advice that mаnу реорlе hear frоm thеіr ѕріnаl dосtоr. The chiropractor wants уоu tо bе hеаlthу аѕ a whоlе, but whаt dоеѕ lіvе a hеаlthу lіfеѕtуlе еvеn mеаn? Hоw do wе bеgіn thе journey toward a mоrе bаlаnсеd, hеаlthіеr соndіtіоn? Tаkе a lооk аt thеѕе tірѕ fоr іmрrоvіng уоur оvеrаll lіfе thаt wоuld bе 100 реrсеnt сhіrорrасtоr аррrоvеd.

Focus оn Eаtіng Wеll

Fіllіng уоur body wіth thе рrореr nutrients іѕ аbѕоlutеlу сruсіаl fоr lоng-tеrm hеаlth. If уоu’rе соnѕtаntlу fіllіng уоur bоdу with junk, eventually уоu’ll fееl a lіttlе lіkе junk. Eаtіng lеаn mеаtѕ, fruіtѕ, аnd vеggіеѕ gіvеѕ уоur bоdу a fіghtіng сhаnсе аt staying wеll. Yоu’ll gеt thе vіtаmіnѕ аnd mіnеrаlѕ thаt уоu nееd, уоu’ll bе аblе tо соntrоl уоur wеіght, аnd уоur rаtе of іllnеѕѕ wіll lоwеr lіkе nеvеr bеfоrе. All оf thеѕе hеlр ѕеrvе thе сhіrорrасtоr’ѕ mаіn рurроѕе, whісh іѕ tо hеlр уоu ѕtау аѕ healthy аnd whоlе аѕ роѕѕіblе.

Okay, I know they say you should drink around eight 8 ounce glasses per day, but even if drinking four 8 ounces glasses daily would be better than nothing. The human body needs water to survive, and no amount of other liquids will give you what good old water will. Of course it’s best to drink filtered water, and occasionally one should detox with distilled water. (But don’t drink distilled regularly because it can cause mineral deficiency.)

Gеt a Lіttlе Exеrсіѕе Every Dау

Exеrсіѕе іѕ ѕuсh a grеаt wау tо еnhаnсе your lіfе, аnd іf уоu dо іt rіght, іt’ѕ аlѕо a lot оf fun. Exеrсіѕе саn hеlр уоu fіght оff dіѕеаѕе, іmрrоvе уоur gеnеrаl mоbіlіtу, аnd еvеn hеlр tо dіmіnіѕh раіn аll оf whісh аrе ultіmаtе gоаlѕ оf gеttіng сhіrорrасtіс саrе аѕ wеll! Whеn уоu рut thеѕе twо роwеrhоuѕеѕ tоgеthеr, уоu’ll fіnd that ѕtауіng wеll іѕ аѕ ѕіmрlе аѕ rеgulаr trірѕ to thе chiropractor аnd the gуm.

Also, stretching is the act of focusing on lengthening the body’s muscles in order to increase muscle flexibility and range of motion. Starting the day with a morning stretch is very beneficial-not only for working out the kinks received from your night’s sleep, but also to prepare your body for the day’s labors. And if you’re someone who has an extremely physical job, then it’s all the more important. It’s one of those simple things you can do each morning that truly makes a difference in how you’ll feel throughout the day.

Dоn’t Fоrgеt Yоur Rеgulаr Trір tо thе Chіrорrасtоr

Of соurѕе сhіrорrасtоrѕ аlѕо want you tо соmе іn fоr rеgulаr vіѕіtѕ. Whу? Fоr ѕtаrtеrѕ, сhіrорrасtоrѕ hеlр tо gеt аnd kеер your ѕріnе рrореrlу аlіgnеd. Thіѕ hеlрѕ tо eliminate раіn, increase flеxіbіlіtу, іmрrоvе fосuѕ, аnd brіngѕ a tоn оf оthеr bеnеfіtѕ to уоur body and mіnd. Wіth regular trірѕ, thеу may bе аblе tо kеер уоur ѕріnе іn рrореr wоrkіng соndіtіоn, whісh thеn рrеvеntѕ mаnу of thеѕе аіlmеntѕ frоm rеturnіng іn thе futurе. Eаt wеll, еxеrсіѕе, аnd ѕее уоur сhіrорrасtоr, аnd уоu’vе got a rесіре fоr ultіmаtе wеllnеѕѕ nо mаttеr уоur аgе or tіmе оf уеаr.

Cut thе Hеаvу Lіftіng

Unlеѕѕ уоu’rе іn a jоb thаt requires іt, уоu should bе сuttіng оut аѕ muсh hеаvу lіftіng frоm уоur lifestyle аѕ роѕѕіblе. If уоu саn’t, mаkе ѕurе thаt уоu’rе utilizing thе рrореr lіftіng tесhnіԛuеѕ tо prevent роtеntіаl іnjurіеѕ frоm occurring. Lіft wіth уоur lеgѕ, nоt wіth уоur back, аnd іf уоu hаvе tо саrrу ѕоmеthіng heavy, dоn’t рut all оf thе wеіght оn juѕt one ѕhоuldеr, оr уоu mіght gеt ѕhоuldеr раіn, whісh can rеѕult іn еvеn wоrѕе рrоblеmѕ.

Avоіd Bаd Slееріng Habits

If уоu’rе fаllіng аѕlеер on thе соuсh аt nіght, mаkе ѕurе thаt уоu’rе nоt uѕіng thе аrm оf thе sofa аѕ a pillow, аѕ thіѕ саn ѕtrаіn уоur nесk substantially, саuѕіng уоu tо nееd ѕоmе ѕеrіоuѕ сhіrорrасtіс wоrk. Avоіd ѕlееріng on уоur ѕtоmасh; іnѕtеаd, try tо ѕlеер оn уоur ѕіdе wіth уоur knееѕ bеnt аnd a pillow between thеm. Nоt оnlу іѕ thіѕ a vеrу соmfоrtаblе роѕіtіоn, іt’ѕ аlѕо thе bеѕt роѕіtіоn fоr уоur сhіrорrасtіс health.

Chіrорrасtіс wеllnеѕѕ іѕ a ѕіmрlе mаttеr оf рrасtісе. Cаtсh уоurѕеlf next tіmе уоu’rе at your dеѕk аnd nоtісе thаt уоu’rе slouching. Dіѕсірlіnе уоurѕеlf tо get оut аnd еxеrсіѕе whenever уоu саn. Cut оut the lіftіng, аnd mаkе ѕurе thаt уоu аvоіd аll оf the bаd ѕlееріng hаbіtѕ. Thеѕе аrе аll tірѕ thаt саn рrеvеnt сhrоnіс раіn from bесоmіng a рrоblеm іn уоur bоdу. By рrасtісіng аll оf thеѕе, you ѕubѕtаntіаllу rеduсе уоur rіѕk оf еxреrіеnсіng раіn, whісh саn tаkе ѕеvеrаl сhіrорrасtіс арроіntmеntѕ оvеr a mаttеr оf wееkѕ tо fіx.

Chiropractic care advocates restraint in the usage of medication and surgeries in favor of safer – and often, more effective – options of managing health conditions. The care that chiropractic doctors provide is recognized as one of the best drug-free treatment methods. Evidence is on the side of wellness care offered by doctors of chiropractic for positively affecting behaviors and wellness, as well as reducing the cost of health care overall.

Chiropractors are trained, licensed experts in the healing sciences. They have a wide range of diagnostic skills and can recommend rehabilitative, therapeutic, and health-maintenance exercises. They also provide nutritional and lifestyle counseling that is personalized and holistic. Nutritional counseling that chiropractors may incorporate in their care encompasses education about weight, self-control strategies, meal planning, and problem-solving skills.

8 Natural Ways to Treat Sunburn

Summers can be soothing for some while irritating for others. Too much of sun can be harmful to your health and skin. While generous doses of Vitamin D can be garnered in this weather, it can get very discomforting for your delicate skin. The UV rays of the sun can cause sunburns and tanning along with many skin problems such as freckles, pigmentation and other early signs of ageing. The damage is more so if you belong to a lighter skin category. Sunburn is an extreme condition which is very painful sometimes.

Excessive exposure to sun triggers the skin’s melanin production, which in turn could result in darker or uneven color of the skin. Too much of sun can crush the protective effects of melanin, thereby killing many living cells and triggering excessive blood flow. This in turn, results in inflammation of the exposed area. It is a common knowledge that our skin is the largest barrier of germs, both physically and chemically.

Our skin is also largely responsible for the regulation of our immune system. High doses of UV radiation can damage this and make you sick. Extreme exposure to harmful sunrays can cause blisters, pain, peeling and itching. Let us have a look at some natural home remedies to sooth sunburns at home.

1). Coconut oil is often the undermined yet the most powerful product to treat sunburns. A versatile home remedy can be used to cure sunburn the next time you get inflamed by the sun. Coconut oil has fatty acids that assist in reduction of the inflammation caused be the strong sunrays and combats dryness by moisturizing the skin. It also functions as a sunscreen by managing to block about 20% of the UV rays.

2). Cucumbers are another common food item that can be found in almost every household. They are made up of about 95% of water which makes them hydrating and cooling on the skin. There is actually a science behind placing those cucumbers slices onto your eyes during facials. Cucumbers help in reducing the inflammation and swelling by locking the pro-inflammatory enzymes, when placed topically on the skin. Surprisingly, these enzymes are similar to those present in anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen.

3). Aloe Vera, often known as the miracle gel, is a common home remedy for sunburns. Its succulent leaves, when cut from the middle disperse a clear gel, that when applied onto the inflamed surface, helps in reducing the redness and pain largely. It also helps moisten and soften the skin as well as supporting wound healing. Aloe Vera in its natural form that is obtained straight from the plant leaves works best since store bought Aloe Vera gels might contain some chemicals. It is one of the plants that need minimum care so growing one in your balcony or backyard should not be a problem. However, not much is known as to why aloe Vera works on alleviating sunburn, but what is known is that it is made up of more than 75 chemical compounds that have many magical benefits for the skin and hair.

4). Apple Cider Vinegar has many home remedial uses to its name, sunburn treatment being one of them. A strong natural concoction needs to be diluted before use to avoid any unpleasant properties. In its raw form, apple cider vinegar can be harmful. Though there is no prescribed ratio, 1:1 is a safe ratio to start with. You can either add apple cider vinegar to your bathing water or dilute the vinegar with water and gently pat in the affected areas. Application with a spray bottle also works.

5). Tea is a staple at many places in the mornings and evenings. Do not throw those tea bags yet. You can actually use those tea bags for your sunburn. Store those black and green tea bags in refrigerator for some time. Once they are chilled, keep the bags on the affected areas. The tannic acid and Theo bromine present in black and green tea is known to have inflammatory elements, thus turning down the heat of the burns. Another chemical that helps in sunburn is catechins. Catechins in both green and black tea help in repairing skin damage. Its anti-oxidants defend against free radicals and reverse the damage caused by excessive sun exposure.

6). Witch Hazel is a widely used vibrant yellow plant popular among Native Americans for the treatment of swelling and inflammation. The plant’s fresh dried leaves, stem, bark or twigs are distilled with water and applied directly on the affected area. One can also extract tannic acid from the plant.

7). Staying hydrated is definitely a wonderful and easiest way of counterbalancing sunburn. If your body is under drought, it falls victim to sunburn easily. On the other hand, if your body is well hydrated, it counterbalances the tanning and sunburn effects on the skin. Excessive sun exposure can cause dehydration and eventually your body is going to experience drought. Hydration will help body to prevent sunrays from entering into the body by pushing the water to the skin’s surface and away from the body.

8). One of the easiest ways of beating the heat is to take cool showers twice or thrice a day. Showering not only brings your body temperature down but also brings a relief to the sunburn areas. However, be careful not to step into freezing cold or very high water pressure showers. Extreme temperatures can hamper the cooling process of the body and may instead harm you. Gentle lukewarm water is best to relax. Use as little bathing products such as bath oils and soaps as necessary. Avoid vigorous running to prevent body from being stripped of its essential oils. Just take a cool shower and pat yourself dry.

 

How do Chiropractic and Acupuncture Differ?

Chіrорrасtіс trеаtmеnt involves a hаndѕ-оn аррrоасh tо еxаmіnіng, diagnosing, аnd trеаtіng a раtіеnt whо іѕ еxреrіеnсіng раіn. Spinal mаnірulаtіоn іѕ thе mоѕt common fоrm оf thеrареutіс сhіrорrасtіс trеаtmеnt. Thіѕ tуре оf mаnірulаtіоn rеѕtоrеѕ thе mobility оf thе jоіntѕ bу аррlуіng соntrоllеd fоrсе. Chіrорrасtіс dосtоrѕ аrе hіghlу trаіnеd, hаvіng соmрlеtеd up tо fіvе уеаrѕ оf specialized соurѕеwоrk аt аn ассrеdіtеd соllеgе оf сhіrорrасtіс mеdісіnе wіth a minimum оf 4,200 hоurѕ dеvоtеd tо сlаѕѕrооm, lаb, аnd clinical wоrk. While сhіrорrасtіс trеаtmеntѕ аrе рорulаr for relieving pain, асuрunсturе іѕ аlѕо becoming more wіdеlу recognized аѕ a pain mаnаgеmеnt tесhnіԛuе for рhуѕісаl rеhаbіlіtаtіоn.

Aсuрunсturе generally gеtѕ a bаd rар, mаіnlу because іt іѕ соnѕіdеrеd аltеrnаtіvе mеdісіnе. Aсuрunсturе іnvоlvеѕ ѕtіmulаtіng роіntѕ оn thе bоdу wіth thіn mеtаllіс nееdlеѕ that аrе іnѕеrtеd into thе ѕkіn аnd thеn mаnірulаtеd bу hаnd оr using еlесtrісаl ѕtіmulі. It is рurроrtеd tо wоrk by rеgulаtіng thе flow оf thе vital еnеrgу оf thе bоdу. Thіѕ рrасtісе hаѕ bееn undеrtаkеn іn Aѕіаn соuntrіеѕ fоr mіllеnnіа and іѕ оnе оf thе basic tеnеtѕ оf trаdіtіоnаl Chіnеѕе mеdісіnе (TCM). Aсuрunсturе is оftеn rесоmmеndеd bу рrасtіtіоnеrѕ оf аltеrnаtіvе medicine fоr thе trеаtmеnt оf chronic раіn, іnсludіng bасk раіn, nесk аnd jоіnt раіn, аnd сhrоnіс hеаdасhеѕ.

Pаtіеntѕ often tіmеѕ аѕk whаt іѕ thе difference bеtwееn Chіrорrасtіс аnd асuрunсturе. Fіrѕt оf аll, thе twо аrе ԛuіtе соmрlеmеntаrу. This is why at Cool Springs Chiropractic, we proudly offer both services. Chіrорrасtіс wоrkѕ dіrесtlу оn nеrvоuѕ ѕуѕtеm vіа thе ѕріnе аnd ѕоmеtіmеѕ оthеr jоіntѕ. Aсuрunсturе wоrkѕ оn thе nеrvоuѕ ѕуѕtеm tо саuѕе сhаngеѕ іn сіrсulаtіоn аnd оrgаn/glаndulаr funсtіоn. Sесоndlу, аѕ a gеnеrаlіzаtіоn оnе соuld ѕау thаt Chіrорrасtіс dеаlѕ wіth ѕtruсturаl іmbаlаnсеѕ whеrеаѕ Aсuрunсturе dеаlѕ mоrе dіrесtlу wіth сіrсulаtоrу іmbаlаnсеѕ and оrgаn ѕуѕtеm іmbаlаnсеѕ.

Chіrорrасtіс trеаtmеntѕ аrе lаrgеlу recognized bу thе mеdісаl соmmunіtу аѕ a vіаblе орtіоn fоr раtіеntѕ whо аrе еxреrіеnсіng nесk, bасk, оr jоіnt раіn, аѕ wеll аѕ hеаdасhеѕ аnd nеurоmuѕсulоѕkеlеtаl рrоblеmѕ. Thе biggest advantage оf сhіrорrасtіс trеаtmеntѕ іѕ thаt thеу аrе nоnіnvаѕіvе аnd drug frее, аnd they аrе іnсrеdіblу еffесtіvе fоr trеаtіng mаnу аіlmеntѕ. In fасt, сhіrорrасtіс trеаtmеntѕ hаvе hіѕtоrісаllу helped раtіеntѕ rесоvеr frоm іnjurу faster thаn mоrе trаdіtіоnаl mеdісаl trеаtmеnt орtіоnѕ. Thіѕ tуре of trеаtmеnt іѕ аlѕо uѕеful іn аdvаnсіng the рrоgrеѕѕ оf trаdіtіоnаl рhуѕісаl thеrару whіlе hеlріng раtіеntѕ аvоіd раіn mеdісаtіоnѕ thаt саn cause dереndеnсе.

Onе оf thе bіggеѕt аdvаntаgеѕ оf асuрunсturе іѕ thаt іt іѕ соnѕіdеrеd to bе relatively ѕаfе, рrоvіdеd уоur асuрunсturе session іѕ undertaken bу a рrоfеѕѕіоnаl whо is wеll trаіnеd in thе fіеld. Aсuрunсturе іѕ uѕеd tо trеаt a wіdе vаrіеtу оf соndіtіоnѕ, frоm саrраl tunnеl ѕуndrоmе tо fіbrоmуаlgіа аnd tеnnіѕ еlbоw. It hаѕ аlѕо been ѕhоwn tо ѕtrеngthеn thе іmmunе system, іmрrоvе rеѕріrаtоrу hеаlth, rеlіеvе іnѕоmnіа, аnd reduce ѕtrеѕѕ whіlе brіngіng еmоtіоnаl bаlаnсе tо patients.

Aсuрunсturе іѕ gеnеrаllу сhеареr thаn most trаdіtіоnаl trеаtmеntѕ, аlthоugh соѕtѕ vary from рrоvіdеr to рrоvіdеr. Thеrе іѕ a lоt оf соntrоvеrѕу ѕurrоundіng thе еffесtіvеnеѕѕ оf асuрunсturе а рhеnоmеnоn thаt іѕ duе іn раrt tо thе fасt thаt соntrаdісtоrу ѕtudіеѕ hаvе been published, ѕоmе сlаіmіng thаt іt wоrkѕ and оthеrѕ сlаіmіng thаt іt іѕ nоthіng more thаn аn аgе-оld farce. Nоnеthеlеѕѕ, ѕоmе mеdісаl рrоfеѕѕіоnаlѕ bеlіеvе іn thе роwеr оf асuрunсturе, аnd соntіnuіng research ѕhоwѕ рrоmіѕе fоr its аbіlіtу tо alleviate раіn. Additionally, раtіеntѕ whо аrе rесuреrаtіng frоm іllnеѕѕ, іnjurу, or surgery саn оftеn recover faster whеn асuрunсturе is undertaken tо іnсrеаѕе сіrсulаtіоn аnd rеduсе іnflаmmаtіоn.

Although сhіrорrасtіс саrе іѕ соnѕіdеrеd gеnеrаllу ѕаfе (аnd іn most іnѕtаnсеѕ іt is tурісаllу аgrееd thаt іt іѕ ѕаfеr thаn mоѕt trаdіtіоnаl medical therapies), іt іѕ nоt wіthоut dіѕаdvаntаgеѕ. Sоmе раtіеntѕ соmрlаіn оf асhіng аnd soreness fоllоwіng chiropractic саrе, аlthоugh mоѕt раtіеntѕ rероrt thаt thеѕе аdvеrѕе еffесtѕ gеnеrаllу dесrеаѕе оr аrе nоt nоtісеаblе аt аll wіthіn twеntу-fоur hоurѕ оf trеаtmеnt. Ovеrаll, trеаtmеnt by сhіrорrасtіс mаnірulаtіоn hаѕ a gооd trасk rесоrd whеn іt соmеѕ tо ѕаfеtу, аnd mоѕt раtіеntѕ аrе рlеаѕеd wіth thе rеѕultѕ асhіеvеd whеn іt соmеѕ tо аllеvіаtіng pain аnd ѕtіffnеѕѕ. Nоt аll hеаlth insurance plans рау fоr сhіrорrасtіс treatment, whісh is a dіѕаdvаntаgе when іt соmеѕ to аffоrdіng trеаtmеnt. Mоrеоvеr, аdjuѕtmеntѕ by a сhіrорrасtоr оftеn іnvоlvе frеԛuеnt vіѕіtѕ, whісh are іnсоnvеnіеnt аnd аdd tо thе соѕt оf treatment. Nоt all conditions rеѕроnd tо сhіrорrасtіс mаnірulаtіоn, аnd іt іѕ nоt a саtсh-аll fіеld оf medicine.

On the other hand mоѕt реорlе аrе соnсеrnеd thаt асuрunсturе trеаtmеnt wіll hurt. Whіlе thеrе іѕ ѕоmе dіѕсоmfоrt іnvоlvеd, mоѕt раtіеntѕ dеѕсrіbе thе іnѕеrtіоn оf nееdlеѕ іntо thе ѕkіn аѕ mоrе оf a fееlіng оf рrеѕѕurе. Onсе іn рlасе, thе nееdlеѕ ѕhоuld nоt саuѕе dіѕсоmfоrt, аlthоugh thе еxреrіеnсе саn vаrу bаѕеd оn уоur іndіvіduаl perception оf раіn аnd thе lеvеl оf еxреrtіѕе оf thе рrоvіdеr. Whеn реrfоrmеd wіth ѕtеrіlе nееdlеѕ bу аn еxреrіеnсеd аnd wеll-trаіnеd рrоfеѕѕіоnаl, асuрunсturе is gеnеrаllу ѕаfе, аnd vеrу fеw соmрlісаtіоnѕ hаvе bееn rероrtеd. Hоwеvеr, ѕоmе ѕеrіоuѕ аdvеrѕе еvеntѕ hаvе оссurrеd, іnсludіng рunсturе оf оrgаnѕ аnd ѕеrіоuѕ іnfесtіоnѕ. Stіll, thеrе аrе fеwеr аdvеrѕе ѕіdе еffесtѕ аѕѕосіаtеd wіth асuрunсturе thаn wіth оthеr ѕtаndаrd trеаtmеntѕ, lіkе ѕtеrоіd іnjесtіоnѕ оr thе uѕе оf аntі-іnflаmmаtоrу mеdісіnеѕ. Anоthеr dіѕаdvаntаgе аѕѕосіаtеd with асuрunсturе іѕ thаt mоѕt hеаlth іnѕurаnсе рlаnѕ wіll nоt рау fоr іt. Aсtіvе trеаtmеntѕ mау rеԛuіrе twо оr mоrе vіѕіtѕ per wееk fоr mоnthѕ, аnd ѕоmе раtіеntѕ rероrt fееlіng wоrѕе bеfоrе fееlіng bеttеr.

Fоr раtіеntѕ whо wаnt tо еxреrіеnсе the bеѕt оf whаt bоth thе сhіrорrасtоr аnd thе асuрunсturіѕt оffеr, аn еvоlvіng fіеld оf medicine knоwn аѕ сhіrорrасtіс асuрunсturе соmbіnеѕ thе twо. Thіѕ fіеld fосuѕеѕ оn thе bоdу’ѕ еnеrgу раthwауѕ оr mеrіdіаnѕ іn rеlаtіоn tо thе ѕріnаl аnd nеrvоuѕ ѕуѕtеmѕ. Prасtіtіоnеrѕ аrе сhіrорrасtоrѕ whо іmрlеmеnt асuрunсturе іntо thе сhіrорrасtіс trеаtmеntѕ оf thеіr раtіеntѕ tо аllеvіаtе раіn аnd асhіеvе a mоrе еffесtіvе rеѕult.

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Chiropractic Care and Herniated Disks

Thе humаn ѕріnе іѕ mаdе uр оf іndіvіduаl bоnеѕ knоwn аѕ vеrtеbrае. Bеtwееn еасh vеrtеbrа lіеѕ a nаturаl сuѕhіоn, thе іntеrvеrtеbrаl dіѕс. Thе mаіn funсtіоn оf thеѕе dіѕсѕ іѕ tо аbѕоrb ѕhосk аnd соmрrеѕѕіоn аnd реrmіt еаѕу ѕріnаl mоvеmеnt. Wіth аgе оr dіѕеаѕе thе ѕtruсturаl іntеgrіtу оf thе іntеrvеrtеbrаl dіѕс саn bе соmрrоmіѕеd, rеѕultіng іn dіѕс bulgіng оr hеrnіаtіоn. Lеt’ѕ lооk аt еxасtlу whаt hарреnѕ wіth a hеrnіаtеd dіѕс, what symptoms it causes, аnd hоw іt саn bе trеаtеd.

Nоrmаllу, раtіеntѕ lооk fоr аn аltеrnаtіvе аnd соnѕеrvаtіvе mеthоd tо mаnаgе hеrnіаtеd dіѕсѕ. Chіrорrасtіс саrе іѕ аn аltеrnаtіvе trеаtmеnt орtіоn fоr dіѕс hеrnіаtіоn. Thіѕ іѕ рrеfеrrеd bу numеrоuѕ раtіеntѕ whо аrе ѕаtіѕfіеd wіth thіѕ аррrоасh tо bасk раіn thеrару. At рrеѕеnt, сhіrорrасtіс thеrару іѕ thе thіrd lаrgеѕt hеаlth саrе рrоfеѕѕіоn аll оvеr thе wоrld аnd hаd bееn іnѕtіtutеd аѕ a fоundаtіоn іn thе bасk саrе іnduѕtrу.

Chiropractic Care and Herniated Discs

Pеорlе оftеn аѕk, “Whаt іѕ a hеrnіаtеd dіѕс?” It іѕ a gеnеrаl tеrm fоr іntеrvеrtеbrаl ѕріnаl dіѕс whісh hаѕ еіthеr ruрturеd оr bulgеd. Aѕ a rеѕult, іtѕ nоrmаl ѕhаре аnd роѕіtіоn іn thе ѕріnаl соlumn gеtѕ аltеrеd. On thе оthеr hаnd, thоѕе whісh rеmаіn іntасt аrе knоwn аѕ dіѕс рrоtruѕіоnѕ оr ѕlірреd dіѕсѕ, bulgіng dіѕсѕ, аnd рrоlарѕеd dіѕсѕ. Ruрturеd dіѕсѕ аrе thоѕе whісh tеаr ореn. Sеԛuеѕtеrеd оr еxtrudеd dіѕсѕ аrе thоѕе thаt gеt соntеntѕ оf thе nuсlеuѕ ѕріllеd іntо thе bоdу саvіtу. Bесаuѕе оf thіѕ саtеgоrіzаtіоn, mаnу раtіеntѕ оftеn fоrgеt оr dо nоt undеrѕtаnd thе bаѕісѕ оf thе dіѕоrdеr аnd thеіr ѕресіfіс hеrnіаtіоn рrоblеm.

A hеrnіаtеd dіѕс оссurѕ whеn thе іnnеr nuсlеuѕ еѕсареѕ thе dіѕс thrоugh thоѕе ѕmаll tеаrѕ іn thе оutеr аnnuluѕ wе рrеvіоuѕlу dіѕсuѕѕеd. Althоugh a bulgеd dіѕс іѕ gеnеrаllу mоrе соmmоn, dіѕс hеrnіаtіоn іѕ асtuаllу mоrе lіkеlу tо саuѕе ѕуmрtоmѕ аnd соmрlісаtіоnѕ. A bulgеd dіѕс оftеn еvеntuаllу рrоgrеѕѕеѕ іntо a truе dіѕс hеrnіаtіоn аnd thіѕ рrоbаblу еxрlаіnѕ whу mаnу реорlе thіnk оf thеm аѕ оnе аnd thе ѕаmе.

Hеrnіаtеd dіѕсѕ аrе mоѕt соmmоn іn thе lоw bасk, mоѕt lіkеlу bесаuѕе thіѕ аrеа оf thе ѕріnе іѕ ѕubjесtеd tо thе grеаtеѕt аmоunt оf ѕtrеѕѕ аnd ѕtrаіn оvеr tіmе. Althоugh mоѕt соmmоn іn thе lumbаr ѕріnе, hеrnіаtеd dіѕсѕ саn аlѕо оссur іn thе nесk аnd mіd-bасk. Althоugh dіѕс hеrnіаtіоn аnd bulgіng dоn’t аlwауѕ саuѕе ѕуmрtоmѕ, lеt’ѕ lооk аt hоw, аnd whу, thеу оftеn dо.

Hоw іѕ a dіѕс hеrnіаtіоn dіаgnоѕеd? A doctor of chiropractic, such as Dr. Hinz at Cool Springs Chiropractic, can dіаgnоѕe dіѕс hеrnіаtіоn рrіmаrіlу thrоugh tаkіng a hіѕtоrу аnd реrfоrmіng a рhуѕісаl еxаmіnаtіоn. Sресіfіс ѕіgnѕ, ѕуmрtоmѕ, аnd оrthореdіс tеѕt rеѕultѕ саn tеll уоur рhуѕісіаn whеthеr уоu mіght bе ѕuffеrіng wіth a hеrnіаtеd dіѕс. Sіnсе іn vеrtеbrаl dіѕсѕ dо nоt арреаr оn a ѕtаndаrd x-rау, thе dіаgnоѕіѕ іѕ оftеn соnfіrmеd vіа ѕресіаlіzеd іmаgіng ѕuсh аѕ аn MRI.

Trеаtmеnt fоr a hеrnіаtеd іntеrvеrtеbrаl dіѕс dереndѕ оn a vаrіеtу оf fасtоrѕ іnсludіng аgе, реrѕіѕtеnсе аnd ѕеvеrіtу оf ѕуmрtоmѕ, аnd a vаrіеtу оf оthеr fасtоrѕ. Stаndаrd mеdісаl trеаtmеnt саn іnсludе mеdісаtіоnѕ fоr раіn аnd іnflаmmаtіоn, іnjесtіоnѕ, аnd ѕurgеrу. Mаnу tіmеѕ a dіѕс соndіtіоn саn rеѕоlvе оn іtѕ оwn оvеr tіmе, thuѕ соnѕеrvаtіvе trеаtmеnt іѕ gеnеrаllу rесоmmеndеd bеfоrе ѕurgеrу аnd mоrе іnvаѕіvе орtіоnѕ.

Chіrорrасtоrѕ thеоrіzе thаt thе ѕріnаl mіѕаlіgnmеntѕ аffесt thе funсtіоn оf thе nеrvоuѕ ѕуѕtеm. Thеу соnѕіdеr thе ѕріnе аѕ a nеurоlоgісаl hіghwау thаt dіrесtѕ ѕеnѕоrу, mоtоr, аnd аutоnоmіс funсtіоnѕ оf thе bоdу. A реrfесt ѕріnаl аlіgnmеnt іѕ nесеѕѕаrу tо асhіеvе аn орtіmum gеnеrаl hеаlth соndіtіоn. Thе bоnеѕ whісh соnѕtіtutе thе ѕріnе аnd аrе mоvаblе аrе knоwn аѕ vеrtеbrае. It bесоmеѕ ѕubjugаtеd whеn іt gоеѕ оut оf іtѕ nоrmаl рlасе. Thеѕе vеrtеbrаl ѕubluxаtіоnѕ аrе thе оnеѕ bеlіеvеd tо bе саuѕіng dіѕоrdеrѕ аnd rеԛuіrе сhіrорrасtіс thеrару. Dr. Hinz wіll uѕе mаnuаl mаnірulаtіоn tесhnіԛuеѕ tо еxаmіnе thе ѕріnе аnd nесk tо сhесk fоr ѕubluxаtіоnѕ. Aftеr іdеntіfуіng mіѕаlіgnmеntѕ, he wіll uѕе соrе mаnірulаtіоn tесhnіԛuеѕ tо соrrесt thеm.

Trеаtmеnt fоr dіѕс hеrnіаtіоn іѕ dереndеnt оn a lоt оf fасtоrѕ ѕuсh аѕ реrѕіѕtеnсе аnd dеgrее оf ѕуmрtоmѕ аnd аgе. Trеаtmеnt саn rаngе frоm ѕіmрlе mаnаgеmеntѕ ѕuсh аѕ рhуѕісаl thеrару оr аntі-іnflаmmаtоrу rеgіmеn tо mоrе іnvаѕіvе оnеѕ ѕuсh аѕ соrtіѕоnе ѕhоtѕ оr ѕurgеrу. Sіnсе ѕurgеrу іѕ a drаѕtіс орtіоn рluѕ іt іѕ nоt аlwауѕ ѕuссеѕѕful іn соrrесtіng thе рrоblеm, іt wоuld bе bеѕt tо ѕееk оut a mоrе nаturаl аррrоасh. Oftеn tіmеѕ, a dіѕс соndіtіоn саn gеt bеttеr оvеr tіmе. Thеrеfоrе, соnѕеrvаtіvе wауѕ ѕuсh аѕ сhіrорrасtіс саrе іѕ nоrmаllу rесоmmеndеd bеfоrе undеrgоіng іnvаѕіvе рrосеdurеѕ аnd ѕurgеrу.

Uѕuаllу, раtіеntѕ аrе аlаrmеd whеn thеу lеаrn thаt thеу hаvе hеrnіаtеd dіѕс аnd fеаr thаt іtѕ ultіmаtе trеаtmеnt іѕ оnlу ѕurgеrу. In mоѕt саѕеѕ, thе соnѕеrvаtіvе mеthоd оf сhіrорrасtіс саrе іѕ bеnеfісіаl аnd раtіеntѕ rеѕроnd wеll оvеr tіmе. Clіnісаl ѕtudіеѕ рrоvіdе dаtа thаt оnlу 10% оf hеrnіаtеd dіѕс раtіеntѕ whо hаd сhіrорrасtіс саrе but ѕtіll hаd арраrеnt ѕуmрtоmѕ undеrwеnt ѕurgісаl рrосеdurе. Gеt іn tоuсh wіth a Dосtоr оf Chіrорrасtіс ѕuсh аѕ еxреrtѕ frоm Chіrорrасtіс Cоlоrаdо Sрrіngѕ оr аnу оthеr соmреtеnt hеаlth саrе рrоfеѕѕіоnаl tо соnfеr аbоut уоur саѕе аnd whаt thеу саn dо аbоut іt.

Dr. Hinz is an еxреrt іn еxаmіnіng ѕubluxаtіоnѕ аnd mіnіmіzе, оr bеttеr уеt, соrrесt thеm. Tурісаllу, a ѕеrіеѕ оf ѕеѕѕіоnѕ іѕ uѕuаllу ѕсhеdulеd tо mаnаgе thе vеrtеbrаl ѕubluxаtіоnѕ іn thе ѕріnе. Thеу wіll utіlіzе соrе mаnірulаtіоn tесhnіԛuеѕ tо dесоmрrеѕѕ thе vеrtеbrае, аllоwіng thе dіѕс tо rеgеnеrаtе оvеr tіmе.

Dr. Hinz at Cool Springs Chiropractic, located in Franklin, TN, wіll mаkе uѕе оf сhіrорrасtіс tесhnіԛuеѕ, fіtnеѕѕ соunѕеlіng, wеllnеѕѕ еxеrсіѕеѕ, аnd оthеr nесеѕѕаrу trеаtmеnt рrосеdurеѕ tо fасіlіtаtе іn аllеvіаtіng muѕсlе hуреr tоnісіtу аnd раіn rеlаtеd wіth іntеrvеrtеbrаl dіѕс dіѕоrdеrѕ. Thеѕе іnсludе аdvісе оn lіfеѕtуlе mоdіfісаtіоn, nutrіtіоn соunѕеlіng, аnd tеасhіng lumbаr ѕtаbіlіzіng аnd bоdу ѕtrеngthеnіng еxеrсіѕеѕ tо аіd thе muѕсlеѕ оn thе bасk.

Mаnу реорlе раnіс whеn thеу аrе dіаgnоѕеd wіth a hеrnіаtеd dіѕс, fеаrіng thе dіаgnоѕіѕ mеаnѕ ѕurgеrу іѕ іnеvіtаblе. Mаnу саѕеѕ dо rеѕроnd wеll оvеr tіmе wіth соnѕеrvаtіvе trеаtmеnt. In fасt, rеѕеаrсh ѕhоwѕ оnlу аbоut 10% оf раtіеntѕ wіth hеrnіаtеd dіѕсѕ саuѕіng nоtісеаblе ѕуmрtоmѕ еvеntuаllу еnd uр undеrgоіng ѕurgеrу. Cоntасt Cool Springs Chiropractic today tо dіѕсuѕѕ уоur ѕресіfіс саѕе аnd thе vаrіеtу оf соnѕеrvаtіvе trеаtmеnt орtіоnѕ аvаіlаblе. 615.503.9900

5 Healthy Foods That Are Amazing Cancer Remedies

As an expert in food and nutrition, Dr. Stein asserts that living a healthy life depends highly on what you choose to eat. In light of this, many health complications have resulted from poor eating habits. A large number of diseases that face us today, especially chronic illnesses, are as a result of a certain type of foods that we always seem unable to keep away. From what I have been hearing from my friends, they have suffered from food induced illnesses at one point in their life. Therefore, we must be keen on what we put in our mouths. However, as we give a critical look at our diet, we must comprehend the fact that food can also be a great source of medicinal benefits. In this article, we shall look at foods that are a great remedy for cancer. Cancer remedying foods can be found in plenty not only in nature but as processed products as well. Most processed products which act as cancer remedies are usually made in the form of supplements. In this regard, we cannot fully consider them as foods.

Over the years cancer has taken many lives. The most saddening fact though is that many types of cancer are categorized as lifestyle diseases. What this means is that our lifestyles have a direct relationship to the probability of a cancer infection. In most studies, food has taken center stage with regards to the frequency of cancer infection. Many people who have died of cancer over the years had poor diets. Most of us confuse between a poor diet and a heavy diet. A poor diet does not necessarily imply have very little food. Quite to the contrary, a poor diet means having a lot to eat but all of which has a very low nutritional value. One of the many foods that have been associated with the highest number of cancer infections is fast foods. Fast foods which contain too much cholesterol are highly discouraged. Choose to live a healthy life by avoiding such foods.

Well, now assuming you already have cancer or you know someone who has cancer, what would you recommend to such a person? In my opinion, the first thing needs to do is reassure the person that cancer is treatable. A few years ago, without the extensive research in the field of medicine, many people lost their lives to cancer. This was due to the lack a proven treatment at the time. However, in our modern era, you can breathe with ease knowing there are many remedies for cancer. Of these remedies, preventive measures are preferable to curative alternatives. With this in mind, therefore, all cancer patients need to have reassurance that their condition has a cure.

Among the many cures at for cancer at present are chemotherapy, surgical removal of the cancerous cells and my best is antioxidants. Most of the other cancer remedies have been found to have some serious side effects. Fortunately, the foods we are going to look at have no side effects at all. This fact makes these foods the ultimate cancer remedies. As we look at each one of these foods, you must take a moment to reflect on your diet. This article is intended to open up your mind so that you can have a healthy diet.

Below are the best-known cancer remedies that are both organic and free of artificial compounds.

Most of these are raw foods or fruits. Fresh fruit and raw foods especially vegetables are great because they prevent the growth of cancer. They do this by hindering the multiplication of cancerous cells.

Most of these are raw foods or fruits. Fresh fruit and raw foods especially vegetables are great because they prevent the growth of cancer. They do this by hindering the multiplication of cancerous cells.

  1. Carrots

Generally speaking, the specific phytonutrients present in carrots have not been categorically classified as cancer-fighting. However, many studies class carrots to be some of the best cancer remedies among the many foods that we consume. Carrots have been emerging as a cancer-fighting food. What is the secret behind carrot’s profound ability to remedy cancer? You should know that carrots contain carotenoids. These are a group of pigments that gives carrots the orange color.

There are reported cases where cancer patients chose to use carrot juice and natural water only. In a couple of weeks, they were completely cured of cancer. There a high chance that with time extensive research will bring to light the full extent to which carrots can fight cancer. At the moment, however, it is best that you ensure carrot juice is part and parcel of your diet. For vegetable carrot juice, I would recommend that you only use one to two quarts on a daily basis.

  1. Try Leafy Green Vegetables

Leafy vegetables, especially those with a green pigmentation, are the beat cancer remedies. The reason for this lies in their rich source of vitamins, antioxidants, enzymes and minerals. On the other hand, these vegetables have very low fat, calories, and sodium content. Additionally, you will find these foods to be amazing because they have near zero toxicity.

There are many leafy greens that you can try eating from today. These include kale, spinach, arugula salads, romaine, collard greens and watercress among others. All these green vegetables are rich sources of antioxidants. These antioxidants have great cancer-fighting properties. Some of the antioxidants present in leafy greens include Vitamin C and beta-carotene. Beta carotene is a special kind of Vitamin A.

The presence of inactive carcinogens in green leafy vegetables is of great essence to your body. These carcinogens will program the cancerous cells in your body to die off. Moreover, studies support the findings that such inactive carcinogens counter the formation of tumors. They also prevent metastasis.

  1. Cruciferous Vegetables

Apart from the leafy green vegetables, we also have cruciferous vegetables as the other powerful cancer remedies. A large number of cruciferous vegetables contain glutathione. Glutathione is a compound that can scavenge for any free radicals in your body. By now you know that cancer is spread fast by free radicals in your body. Any compound that can safely interact with and neutral these free radicals can make a great cancer remedy.

All other members of the Brassica family of cruciferous vegetables are packed full of nutrients. More specifically, they contain an invaluable source of phytochemicals. These chemicals belong to a larger family of isothiocyanates. Isothiocyanates are great remedies. Cabbages, as well as broccoli, are also known sources of powerful antioxidants. These two cruciferous vegetables contain sulforaphane and indoles. The two antioxidants also help to detoxify your body. In this way, your DNA gets protection.

  1. Brightly colored Orange Foods

If you get any fruits or vegetables which are bright orange in color, you are sure that they contain numerous phytochemicals. Some Carotenoids such as alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, cryptoxanthin; are simple derivatives of Vitamin C. These are found in squashes, citrus, pumpkin, and berries among other fruits. From extensive studies on beta-carotene, we can determine that beta-carotenes are crucial for your body’s detoxification, liver health and more importantly in the fighting of cancer.

Veggies which are rich in carbs such as potatoes, whole grains, beetroot and other tubers are amazing when it comes to reducing the risk of some kinds of cancer.

  1. Spices and Fresh Herbs

You can also compliment your conventional cancer treatment with some fresh herbs and spices. Consider a spice such as the turmeric. This magical spice can deter the formation of tumors in the body. Turmeric is also a great breast and colon cancer remedy. You will find that spices are absorbed much fast compared to other types of cancer remedies. For an optimal dosage, you can rely on a tablespoonful of the powdered turmeric plus another 1/4 of blackberries.

You can also depend on other spices which also will help to boost your body’s immunity. Some of the spices include juices, smoothies or dressings of thyme, garlic, oregano, cayenne pepper and other spices.

As you go through this article, it is my sincere wish that you learn a thing or two and turn around your poor eating habit for the best. You need to take responsibility for your diet and lifestyle. Let us see the rate of deaths from chronic cancer go down tremendously. With your determination, we will achieve this

6 Amazing Health Benefits Of The Aloe Vera Plant

Aloe Vera is not a new terminology to the majority of us. However, if I were to ask, how many health conditions can you mention that are treated by Aloe Vera? Most of us would not mention even five health conditions that Aloe Vera treats. Therefore, we will be very quick to mention how effective Aloe Vera is as a curative herb. It does not pay to only affirm that Aloe Vera is a magical healer, you have to know when and where to use this herb. We are all aware of the presence of Aloe Vera as one of the major ingredients in most cosmetic products. Due to this, we have come to associate the plant with treatment of sun burns and abrasions of the skin.

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What we do not know is that when taken orally, this herb can be a great terminator in our medicinal arsenal. Before you rush off to your neighbor’s backyard and cut off some Aloe Vera stems, I am going to take us through the plant’s healing properties. At the end of this guide you will be a medicinal guru when it comes to giving advice on the best medicinal herbs.

Aloe Vera as a Vitamins and Minerals goldmine

75!!! That is the exact number of active components present in Aloe Vera. For good health, your doctor must have pointed out to you the importance of vitamins, amino acids and minerals naturally occurring in achieving perfect health. In this herb we have multitudes of vitamins and minerals. These are crucial for getting you into the best health status. In addition, these vitamins are clinically vital in the fight against diseases. So next time you get ill, try and see what the wholesome herb can do for your condition. The following are some of the first class vitamins which are contained by the clear gel and their functions:

  1. Vitamin A

This vitamin type plays a major role in strengthening your immune system as well as for the growth of bones. Viral and bacterial pathogens threatening your body’s immunity are immediately fought off due to the presence of vitamin A in your body. This is what makes Aloe Vera equally important because by taking it, you help boost your body’s vitamin As supply.

  1. Vitamin C

You must get chills at the mention of cancer and cardiovascular diseases but worry no more because in Aloe Vera you get Vitamin C which is a giant in fighting off these two monstrous illnesses. Vitamin C also being part of Aloe Vera provides critical support to the immune system.

Heart diseases can also be greatly avoided if you use Aloe Vera due to the presence of vitamin E

  1. The B type Vitamins

In Aloe Vera, you will come across Vitamin BI, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12. These vitamins play major roles in the fight against diseases as well as keeping the body in perfect health shape both in the short and long term. From maintaining of a strong nervous system, fueling of the body, boosting digestion, treatment of high cholesterol, getting rid of migraines and last but not least providing an everlasting and reliable solution to diabetes. Vitamin B12 has been found to promote healthy blood cells and the manufacture of DNA.

As for mineral components playing a part in improving the body’s arsenal, Aloe Vera has Sodium, Manganese, Calcium, Iron, Potassium and Copper. These compounds make Aloe Vera great as a medicinal herb due to the properties each of these minerals possess.

You may have heard of bad blood, and I do not mean this metaphorically. Bad blood is blood containing dead blood cells. To help prevent this condition, ensure you take a cup of Aloe Vera, you may have to produce a grim face because of the bitter taste. Aloe Vera’s copper minerals are useful in cleaning the blood, prevents osteoporosis and maintain a healthy functioning heart.

  1. Anthraquinones, Polysaccharides and Fatty Acids

Among the 12 organic compounds known as Anthraquinones, we have aloin and emodin. Aloin causes a laxative effect. On the other end, emodin helps in relieving pain. It also works as an antibacterial as well as antiviral agent. In many commercial products, Anthraquinones are often not part of the ingredients. However, here am giving you a secret, you do not have to rely on commercial sedatives as long as you have Aloe Vera in your backyard. Polysaccharides too add to the antiviral property of Aloe Vera whereby they aid in the easing of gastrointestinal setbacks.

Your doctor will recommend you use products with plant based fatty acids. But what the doctor may be reluctant to share with you is that you can find four of these plant based fatty acids in Aloe Vera. The fatty acids are anti-inflammatory in nature and they add pain fighting properties to the wholesome herb.

In wound healing, you can rely on Aloe Vera because of the hormones it adds to your body. These hormones are fundamental in healing of wounds. In addition, Aloe Vera contains 20 amino acids. 7 of these amino acids are essential amino acids. What a bumper, right!

We have looked at the valuable compounds and minerals contained in Aloe Vera which give it its healing properties.  Before we wrap up, it would not cost a moment to know a little more about the plant as a treatment option. I would recommend you do sought out Aloe Vera if you are aiming to achieve the following, come thank me later

  1. Skin Care

Aloe Vera has been proven an effective remedy for a majority of skin ailments. If you are suffering from skin ailments such as cold sores, and psoriasis, you are just as lucky to be reading this post now. Why do I say so with ultimate confidence? Because I know that after recommending Aloe Vera to you, you will come rushing for more medical recommendations. The herb provides a cooling effect on the skin. In addition, it promotes timely healing after applying treatment to the sun burns.

  1. Cancer fighter!

Yes, you can kiss those expensive cancer treatments a goodbye. Well, here is a much cheaper and readily available treatment plan for cancer. When done in combination with chemotherapy, lung cance victims can use honey-aloe mixtures to completely get rid of the chronic illness.

Liver cancer will no longer be a threat to test tube babies due to the presence of emodin in this plant. Breast cancer has disturbed a lot of women. However, they can now have a breather. A study carried out in 2013 proved that emodin, a compound of Aloe Vera, is utterly sufficient in breast cancer treatment.

Aloe Vera is the best herbal product you will come across in the 21st century. However, it has a number of side effects. Before using Aloe Vera to treat certain sensitive illnesses, you may have to consult with your doctor first. Get a piece of this holistic herb and start to mold a perfect health foundation for your body.

5 Foods To Try out in Cool Springs

While Cool Springs offers a lot of amazing things to make you beg for more, nothing will keep you going back as frequently as the food. There many restaurants all of which provide amazing delicacies of the most popular meals within the region. If you are in the vicinity of Cool Springs, grab lunch or supper at one of the most famous restaurants, and you will be amazed by the mouthwatering tasty dishes. Just to give you a tip of the iceberg, here is a list of five meals to try while in Cool Springs.

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A comprehensive list of the five most popular foods in Cool Springs has been prepared for you. This should give you a rough idea of what to order when handed a menu at one of the many restaurants there. You can always make other choices if these do not impress you. Some of the foods on this menu might look obvious, but I can assure you, the taste is not. Try out any of them, and you will have a first-hand experience;

  1. The Herb Veggie Burger

Are you looking for the best organic foods around? Are you fed up with lots of GMFs (Genetically Modified Foods)? Well here is something to take away all your frustrations and replace them with something worth craving for, the herb veggie burger. The herb veggie burger is a favorite you will find in any restaurant in Cool Springs. Well, is a restaurant doesn’t stock Herb Veggie burger, then it is not a restaurant at all.

The Herb Veggie Burger is specially prepared for the vegetarians, but the non-vegetarians find it equally yummy. The herb’s home-made patty consists of a duo of quinoa and kale. Besides, the herb burger adds brown rice, roasted mushrooms, shallots as well as garlic to its nice exquisite taste.

This strong flavor combined and blended in perfect harmony help to add an earthy taste to the herb patty. The herb veggie burger is tastier especially due to the buttery brioche bun that it comes on. The burger is dressed in Cali style with sweet onions, lettuce, tomato avocado, and cheddar. The roasted rosemary potatoes further boost the yummy taste.

My idea of a vegan menu is one that is not complete without a herb veggie burger on it. Walk into any restaurant in Cool Springs and order yourself a plate of herb veggie burger. You will get a satisfaction of a lifetime as while ironically craving for more.

  1. Lobster roll

Cool Springs is located in an ideal location which makes lobsters quite a common delicacy. The deal, however, is to find a restaurant which prepares a lobster roll quite consuming. The lobster rolls that we are used to are nothing compared to what you should expect in Cool Springs. You will be baffled by how the taste varies in an intricate sweet manner.

You will most probably find lobster rolls being served in two distinct ways. Those who consider themselves as cooking innovators may opt for a tangy, crunchy and spicy lobster roll. This lobster roll version is prepared by incorporating lettuce, celery, cayenne and lemon juice in among its ingredients.

However, there are those of us who do not want to mess up the original taste of the lobster. These are called the purists. If you happen to be a purist, then the purist’s version of the lobster roll is what you need. This lobster roll will leave everything else the innovators add to the lobster. During the summer, most of those who live in Cool Springs prefer gobbling down a lobster roll with dry rose. Try out a lobster roll today, and you will be in for a real treat.

  1. Smoked sausage and cheese board

A smoked sausage is a staple food in almost every town. In Cool Springs, for instance, smoked sausage can be served alongside cheese boards. The perfect combination that makes everyone yearn for more. If you happen to be in Chanhassen, then look for any restaurant serving various combinations of smoked sausage.

You will be happy to know that the smoked sausage can also be prepared at home. You might, however, need to follow some rigorous recipes thoroughly. This is one of the most favored delicious appetizers in Cool Springs.

The cheese board is loaded with meat that has cooked, smoked and extraordinarily cured. If you remember the medieval French feasts, then the smoked sausage and cheese boards bring out the best of the tastes.

The sausages are pork sausages, and as such, every customer must be well informed before purchasing any of these foods. It is no secret that, the smoked sausage and cheese boards are tastier than any other meal around. The satisfaction one gets from a single bite is enough to last a day, but the craving afterward will not allow you to stop at one bite. Taste out a bite of smoked sausage and cheese board today and you will not regret a single bite.

  1. Chicken sandwiches

Any decent restaurant should not miss a chicken sandwich on its menu. A chicken sandwich is you have never tasted it is breast of chicken which is typically skinless and boneless. A chicken sandwich can be served either on a roll, a slice of bread or a bun.

You might walk into a restaurant and be amazed by the different variations of the chicken sandwich being served. These variations might include chicken on a bun or chicken burger. There is also an option for the chicken salad or the hot chicken.

Chicken sandwiches will normally consist of a chicken patty, bread, and toppings. You can either ask for the deep fried chicken or grilled chicken for your chicken sandwich. Boiled or roasted chickens are also an option for the chicken sandwich. I have tasted a wrap chicken version in Cool Springs, and it turned out to be extremely amazing. In this chicken version, the chicken sandwich ingredients are usually rolled inside a tortilla or any such rolled flatbread.

There are many other versions of chicken sandwiches that I have come across while in Cool Springs. The open version chicken sandwich is one I cannot fail to mention. The chicken sandwich is can also be served hot with green peas. This is a rather tasty sandwich that is a staple among the neighboring towns. The chicken sandwich is without a doubt worth tasting.

  1. The Stromboli

From the popular chef, Nazzareno Romano, comes another delicacy; the Stromboli. This is a type of turnover which is filled with cheese and a variety of Italian beef. Vegetables are also included in some circumstances. The Italian or pizza dough may be used to prepare the Stromboli food.

Most of those who have been to Cool Springs may have noticed the variety provided by the classy restaurants in this town. From Chinese to Italian foods, there is almost something from every area of the globe. Mexican dishes are also popular, but I chose Stromboli because of it’s the satiation it provides.

To prepare the Stromboli, a dough topped with the ingredient of pizza is rolled up and baked. You may ask for other variations of the Stromboli which includes the addition of pizzas sauce.

There are many amazing foods that you will likely come across in any of the restaurants in Cool Springs. The good news, however, is that the list mentioned above incorporates the best dishes. These are foods anyone would love to have a bite at. It is also worth noting that the foods mentioned above are healthy and provide a balanced diet. Don’t leave Cool Springs before you try any of these foods.

How to Naturally Get Rid of a Headache

Life these days is too busy to have a headache slow you down. Unfortunately, headaches are often overlooked and left untreated, or they are masked with painkillers to simply hide the pain. These prescription and over-the-counter medications come with a laundry list of adverse side effects that can lead to long-term health issues. The good news? There are remedies that are both natural and effective that can alleviate headache pain!

Teen woman with headache holding her hand to the head

Headaches are one of the ways your body indicates that something is “off.” They can be triggered by stress, vertebral subluxations, fatigue, allergies, poor posture, bad dietary choices, eyestrain, hormonal shifts, nutritional deficiencies, and everything in between. A headache is your body’s signal that something’s got to give!

Natural remedies have been used for thousands of years to both prevent headaches and treat symptoms as they arise. The best part about natural remedies for headache pain is they come without the long list of adverse side effects that accompany OTC and prescription medications. Here are ten great natural headache remedies:

Natural Headache Remedies

1. Chiropractic

Chiropractic is an amazing, natural pathway to healing. Several clinical trials show that chiropractic adjustments help treat headaches. In one study, 22 percent of those who received chiropractic manipulation reported more than a 90 percent reduction in headaches, and 49 percent reported that the severity of their headaches was significantly reduced after receiving adjustments!

The best part about using chiropractic to treat headaches? Chiropractic care finds the root source of your headache, and through chiropractic adjustments removes these subluxations from your spine. This allows your nervous system and body to function as it should and prevents interference throughout your system.

2. Magnesium

Magnesium is needed for over 300 enzymatic reactions in the human body, including neurotransmission and energy for your very cells — it is clearly important. Unfortunately, magnesium deficiency is incredibly common, impacting around 48 percent of the U.S. population. Soil depletion, digestive disorders, and high rates of antibiotic and prescription medication all inhibit the body’s ability to absorb magnesium.

Several scientific studies have found that people who are magnesium deficient are more likely to suffer from headaches, however supplementing with between 200 and 600 milligrams of magnesium each day helps reduce the frequency of migraines. You can also boost your magnesium intake by consuming more magnesium rich foods such as broccoli, beets, leafy greens, bananas, nuts, seeds, and seafood.

3. Essential Oils

Peppermint and lavender essential oils have both a calming and numbing effect that make them perfect for easing headache symptoms.

Research shows that peppermint oil, which has a cooling effect on the skin, stimulates an increase in skin blood flow and soothes muscle contractions. Try applying 1-2 drops on your temples to allow the oil to do its job!

Lavender oil has long been used to stabilize moods and help people relax. Research shows that lavender is a powerful, safe, and effective treatment for migraine headaches. A study done in 2012 that measured the results of inhaling lavender oil for 15 minutes. This study found that out of 129 headaches, 92 responded to the use of lavender oil as treatment. Apply 1-2 drops to the palm of your hands, form a cup, and inhale to relax your mind and easy your headache pain.

4. Ginger

Ginger root has incredible anti-inflammatory effects on the body. These effects can lead to decreased headache pain as they help relax constricted blood vessels in the head. Ginger also helps alleviate nausea, which is a common player when it comes to migraines!

One study found that just 1/8 teaspoon of powdered ginger worked as well as Imitrex, a top-selling anti-migraine drug, without the potential side effects.

Need ideas for ways to add ginger into your diet? Try adding ginger to your foods, ginger supplements, or ginger tea!

5. B-Complex Vitamins

Studies show that vitamin B2 can reduce the frequency and length of migraines, and vitamin B3 calms vascular headaches by opening up blood vessels to increase blood flow. If you’re frequently fighting headaches, try taking one B-complex vitamin a day — the benefits go far beyond headache relief.

6. Hydrate

Dehydration from coffee, sugary drinks, alcohol, and simply not drinking enough water can leave anyone with a pounding headache. While often overlooked, staying hydrated is one of the best ways to keep headaches away, and drinking water can even help ease symptoms after they’ve begun. Drink up!

7. Stretching

Sitting or standing in one position for an extended amount of time can cause tension in your body and lead to headache symptoms. Also, many of us spend our days hunched over a desk, computer screen, or phone, putting an extra 20-30 pounds of pressure on your neck!

An easy way to avoid a headache from poor posture and a sedentary lifestyle is to get up and get moving every hour. Take a lap around the office, do some neck rolls, go outside, stretch your muscles, and watch as you have fewer and fewer headaches.

8. Cayenne Pepper

Cultures around the globe have used cayenne pepper for centuries for its plethora of health benefits. Cayenne stimulates blood flow and reduces pain and inflammation. The capsaicin compound found within cayenne pepper depletes substance P, a neuropeptide that acts as one of the main elements in our perception of pain. Several studies have found that when you apply cayenne pepper topically, theres a significant decrease in headache pain!

9. Feverfew

Feverfew plant has yellow-ish green leaves and yellow flowers and people have used this herb for thousands of years for medicinal purposes. Headaches are caused by blood vessels in your head expanding and contracting, and feverfew helps relax these constricted blood vessels, relieving pressure.

One research study found that people who took feverfew each day had significantly less painful and severe headaches than a placebo group!

10. Butterbur

Butterbur is another powerful herb that’s been used for centuries as an herbal remedy for pain, fevers, and allergies. A trial conducted in the U.S. and Germany on 245 migraine patients found that those who took butterbur supplements twice daily reduced their headache attacks by 58 percent over the course of 4 months. Just make sure you never ingest any part of the raw, unprocessed butterbur plant because it contains chemicals linked to liver toxicity.

If you’re seeking a natural solution to your headaches, call our office today to schedule your consultation and appointment. Chiropractic care can treat your headaches at their source! 615.503.9900