Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Soothing Remedy for Colds and Flu

  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, grated
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 tbs honey
Optional additions:
turmeric, green tea, 1 tbs Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar, cinnamon stick, ¼ tsp ground clove

Boil water and add lemon, ginger and any additions you would like.  Cover and let steep for at least 20 minutes.  Add honey and enjoy.  Great for sore throats and to boost your immune system.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Debunking Common Chiropractic Myths

Most people have a stereotypical image of doctors—blue scrubs, a white lab coat and a stethoscope draped around the neck. On the other hand, alternative medical treatments like chiropractic are gaining popularity in Canada. While countless people will attest to the health benefits a chiropractor can give, others might hold out due to misconceptions about them. Below are two of the most popular chiropractic myths and the truth behind them:

Chiropractors must earn their degree from a reputable chiropractic school in the same way that doctors must study medicine first before being granted their M.D.s. In fact, chiropractors are one of the five professions legally entitled to append “doctor” to their names. Additionally, they must pass national and provincial licensure exams before they can practice.

When people think about chiropractic treatments, the first thing they think about—or rather hear—are the cracking sounds. Naturally, they associate those sounds with pain. In reality though, the body's joints are lubricated with a substance called synovial fluid, which contains dissolved oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitrogen. When a chiropractor does adjustments to the spine, the pent up gases are released, thus causing the sound.

Chiropractors are trustworthy health professionals who want nothing but their patients' well-being. Don't let misconceptions refrain you from taking advantage of the pain relief and other treatments they can give you.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Noted Toronto Chiropractor Dr. Kris Dorken to Supervise New Pedorthist

Toronto, Ontario (September 26, 2013) – Dr. Kris Dorken, a renowned chiropractor in Toronto, recently welcomed a pedorthist to the Core Wellness Centre. Dr. Dorken will be supervising his new teammate, who joined the office on September 16, 2013 and will stay for a period of one year.

 Pedorthists are professionals with specialized training in modifying footwear and employing supportive devices to help alleviate problems in the feet and lower limbs. They can assess diseases or injuries in the patients' feet and lower limb anatomy.

They can also determine the best corrective footwear and treatment plan to help patients improve the functionality of their feet and recover from debilitating foot-related conditions.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Understanding the Basics of a Subluxation

The complex and highly delicate network of neurons and nerves that exists along a person's spine is largely responsible for ensuring that the body's different parts function properly. When something is even slightly amiss with the spine and the nerves that are located there, it can lead to problems such as sleep disorders. The only way to correct such issues is to readjust the spine so that the irregularities that have emerged are eliminated.

Chiropractors are the professionals who are best equipped to deal with these issues that involve irregularities with the spine, which are also known as subluxations. Through periodic adjustments of the spine, the problems that can emerge as a result of the subluxation can be reduced or even eliminated completely.

These professionals may address the subluxation in a variety of ways. Their methods will differ from one patient to the next, as they will factor in a person's age and general physical condition when carrying out a treatment. Younger patients with bones that are still developing will require a gentler touch from the chiropractor during adjustment. In turn, a greater amount of force may be needed in order to properly align the spine of an adult patient.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Types and Possible Causes of Back Pain

Back pain is a problem that has plagued everyone at least once in his life. According to reports, lower back pain is the fifth most common reason for a visit to a physician. In the UK, back pain is the largest cause of work-related absence, according to the UK National Health Service.

There are many possible reasons for back pain, but a common factor among them is the increased pressure on the spine to an amount that the person is not accustomed to. Some of the usual risk factors are pregnancy, obesity, strenuous physical work or exercise, and bad posture.

Back pain is classified according to the duration of the pain. Back pain that’s sudden and persists up to three months is called acute back pain. Pain that gradually increases over time and lasts longer than three months is referred to as chronic back pain. The second type of back pain typically causes long-term problems, and may be indicative of more than just added pressure on the spine.

Fortunately, the regular back pain can be easily addressed. The person simply has to lie down and rest, and straighten the spine to relieve the pressure. For lingering back pain, however, a handful of treatments are recommended, including massages, cortisone shots, shiatsu, and chiropractic treatment.