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18 Jun 13: Celebrating the ‘I’ in team Celebrating the ‘I’ in team As I was reminded recently, it’s a myth that successful teams don’t accommodate the individual. Focus on the soloi...
5 Jun 13: Good Posture is a Medicine for neck pain! Good Posture is a Medicine for neck pain! There might be two major reasons why you get neck pain with accompanying arm weakness and pain. Firstly, y...
5 Jun 13: SUNSHINE VITAMIN The growing need for vitamin D! Vitamin D is mainly produced in our skin where UVB exposure stimulates production. With this cold season we are fi...
5 Jun 13: Do you keep a Food Diary? Do you keep a Food Diary?????? People often ask why they should keep a food diary and the main reason is to keep track of what they eat and drink an...
22 May 13: The City of Casey The City of Casey remains one of the fastest growing regions in Australia with approximately 270,000 residents Health and Wellbeing in Casey 54...
22 May 13: Cupping and Dry Needling Now Available! CUPPING AND DRY NEEDLING APPOINTMENTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE WITH NATASHA CALL US ON 5998 4554 TO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT
Cranbourne Family Chiropractic Blog
Celebrating the ‘I’ in team
Celebrating the ‘I’ in team
As I was reminded recently, it’s a myth that successful teams don’t accommodate the individual. Focus on the soloist and you’ll create the strongest team imaginable.
By Robert Gerrish
Recently I came across a fascinating story where sports scientists and designers worked alongside young Olympians to explore how tiny changes could make a difference to performance outcomes. What I learnt translates well into the competitive world of business and hopefully rids us of that annoying “there’s no ‘I’ in team” cliché.
The purpose of the collaboration was to see whether even the minutest tweaks to training regimes, equipment and clothing could influence race times and the all-important medal-count.
It undeniably looks intimidating when a team of rowers sit in their craft, dressed precisely the same, using the same oars and perched on identical little fibreglass seats.
An impressive team? Definitely. Winners? Maybe.
While Olympic regulations demand a high degree of uniformity, the designers realised was there was someleeway when it came to precise manufacture of each oar, and indeed each seat.
By studying the movement of the individual athlete and observing their natural posture, the designers manufactured bespoke equipment.
The impact for each rower was miniscule, but the outcome for the team had the ability to change bronze to gold.
Next they looked at training regimes and diet. Historically teams do much the same training at the same times and pretty well consume the same food and supplements.
The scientists did away with all that and gave each person far greater input into what felt right. Some trained later in the day, some earlier. A few ate less, some more. And yes, you can guess the result.
As business owners – whether flying solo or as part of a small team – we do ourselves no favours if we diminish the role of the individual by doing what’s expected or what everyone else is doing. We are agile enough to design our own ideal working conditions and business, and the reward is gold.
Posted by Dr. Andrew Arnold on 18th June, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
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Good Posture is a Medicine for neck pain!
Good Posture is a Medicine for neck pain!
There might be two major reasons why you get neck pain with accompanying arm weakness and pain. Firstly, you may have nerve interference which is irritating your nerve pathway so that you can feel like something is wrong with your neck or arms. Secondly, is you may possibly have a mechanical problem which affects the soft tissues like your muscles and ligaments surrounding your neck.
So what would make your tissues tired and your nerve irritated? There might be really serious problems like disc protrusion or some pathologic changes. But this does not occur often. Disc protrusion on your neck is much less likely to happen than on your low back. So what would be most decisive factor for your neck pain? It’s more likely a mechanical problem caused by your head and neck posture. Our body is so well designed that the tissues and other spinal segments would compensate for the corresponding changes like bending neck forward for ling time or even small misalignment of your neck spine. You might not have a problem until the tension that is built up becomes high enough to overrule your pain threshold level.
Why not check your posture and get some help if you need.
Posted by Dr. Joe Youn-Jae Cho on 5th June, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
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The growing need for vitamin D!
Vitamin D is mainly produced in our skin where UVB exposure stimulates production. With this cold season we are finding people limit their exposure to sunlight and have an increased need for vitamin D supplementation.
Not just a bone vitamin.
Vitamin D is essential for calcium and phosphorus absorption; a diet deficient in calcium can lead to osteoporosis and bone fractures in later life. Supplementation will support the normal development of bone and teeth and slow bone loss. However this fat soluble nutrient also plays an important role in many biological process within the body, contributing to immune, blood sugar and nervous system health.
Vitamin D receptors have been identified on critical immune cells. Research shows this vitamin supports the health and function of the immune and enhances the body’s response to both bacterial and viral agents. Evidence also suggests that adequate levels during pregnancy will assist to maintain immune function for the child, once born.
Health of the growing baby during pregnancy.
Low vitamin D levels during pregnancy has been associated with a higher incidence of low birth weight infants, it is essential to both skeletal and neural development.
Requirements for vitamin D during times of development have increased and these needs may not be met in the winter months as reduced exposure to UVB rays.
Vegans and vegetarians are you at risk?
The importance of adequate levels across different age groups and genders is well known. Main food sources are found in predominantly animal foods such as butter, milk, cheese, liver and oily fish. However the majority of these sources are restricted on a vegetarian diet.
At Cranbourne Family Chiropractic one of our naturopaths can determine your vitamin D levels and if needed will recommend a superior form of vitamin D.
Posted by Tessa Zangiacomi on 5th June, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
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Do you keep a Food Diary?
Do you keep a Food Diary??????
People often ask why they should keep a food diary and the main reason is to keep track of what they eat and drink and what symptoms they are experiencing at certain times of the day. This information can tell us a lot about the health of a person and can identify food or lifestyle triggers which you may not realise could be making you sick. Sometimes the headache at the end of the day or the stomach pain after lunch can be linked to what you ate or the sleeplessness may be due to the phone charger on the bedside table at night. Keeping notes can help you make the connection so you can remove triggers and change the way you feel – too easy!! If you wish to get a copy of a Diet/Symptom Diary page to start your food diary let reception know at Cranbourne Family Chiropractic – 59984554.
Posted by Anna Talaj on 5th June, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
Tags: Naturopath, Health and Wellbeing, Weight Loss, Naturopathy, Nutrition
The City of Casey
The City of Casey remains one of the fastest growing regions in Australia with approximately 270,000 residents
Health and Wellbeing in Casey
54.6 per cent of people in Casey self-report having excellent or very good health
63.1 per cent of children aged 5-17 years and 46.8 per cent of adults aged 18 years and over consume two or more serves of fruit each day
53.6 per cent of people are overweight or obese in Casey
Posted by Dr. Andrew Arnold on 22nd May, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
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Cupping and Dry Needling Now Available!
CUPPING AND DRY NEEDLING APPOINTMENTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE WITH NATASHA
Posted by Natasha Zaharias on 22nd May, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
Tags: Health and Wellbeing, Massage, Cranbourne Chiropractic, Cranbourne, pain clinic Frankston, pain therapy, pain clinic Berwick, back pain, Stress, Shoulder pain
Sleep, and more to the point, an adequate amount of good quality sleep, is so important to our health and wellbeing.
A lot of patients coming through the clinic do not even realize how their poor sleep habits are affecting their daily life. This is an area that I always work on as it is vital for our nervous system, digestion system, detoxification and elimination processes, inflammatory response and liver function. Yes, this all happens at night so you can understand that if you going to bed late, waking many times during the night, have sleep apnoea, experience restlessness and don’t have the deep sleep that the body needs – this can lead to all sorts of issues ranging from fatigue, irritability, overeating or eating the wrong foods, mood swings, constipation and lower stress coping ability. There are many natural alternatives to help with sleep, my favourites are the minerals, such as magnesium phosphate and alkalising mineral drinks. They help to nourish the whole body and replenish our mineral stores which contribute to much of the poor sleep I see at the moment.
Posted by Anna Talaj on 1st May, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
Tags: Poor Sleep, Naturopath, Sleep Therapies
The physical and emotional effect of walking
The physical and emotional effect of walking
Walking is a representative cardiovascular exercise we can enjoy without having a sense of competition. It is easy to start and control the intensity according to individual’s health conditions, and probably one of the least possible exercises you may give up in due course unlike running, swimming, cycling. Walking can be a quite effective medicine for not only cardiovascular disease but obesity, diabetes and high cholesterol.
Walking can also be beneficial as anti-depression and anti-anxiety medicine by stimulating endorphins of limbic systems of our brain which controls your emotions. More than that, it makes us more lively and boost the Natural Killer Cells of our innate immune system responding to viral infections and cancer cell formation. Why not take the benefits of it. Let’s start!
Posted by Dr. Joe Y.J. Cho on 30th April, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
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So you wanna be a Chiropractor?
So you wanna be a chiropractor?
So you wanna be a chiropractor
Well the getting there is slow
A whole lot of school to learn the
Things you gotta know
We're going to call on our friend
And name these bones one by one
You got the foot bones
Connect the shin bones
Connect the thigh bones
Connect the hip bones
Now what we've got here is the lower
Half of the body beautiful
And that's no laugh
The other bones of the body we need
Cause put together neatly
They make you and me
These bones, these bones, gonna
These bones, these bones gonna
These bones, these bones gonna
These bones, these body bones
We got the finger bones
Connect the hand bones
Connect the arm bones
Connect the shoulder bones
Now, you and me are gonna play a little game
I'll point to the bone
And you say the name
And all these bones together
Make the curvy backbone
Now that is good
And now you all know
How the bones fit together
From head to toe
Just stand close together
And do your thing
We'll put all the bones
As we sing
One, two say what's in your shoe
The foot bones connected to the
The shin bones connected to the
The thigh bones connected to the
These bones gonna walk around
And the finger bones connected to the
The hand bones connected to the
The arm bones connected to the
And all the bones connected to the
These bones of the body love to
These bones of the body love to
These bones of the body love to
We love these body bones
We love these body bones
We love these body bones
Posted by Dr. Andrew Arnold on 30th April, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
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Chiropractic and Pregnancy
Chiropractic & Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a period of rapid change and these changes can place a large strain on her body. Some of these changes include:
- Significant hormonal changes including a hormone called relaxing that is responsible for creating laxity in the supportive connective tissues of the pelvis and spine. This allows for the pelvis to expand and make room for the growing baby.
- Significant weight gain that increases demand on her spinal and pelvic musculature, increases stress on spinal and pelvic ligaments and increases stress on her vertebral and pelvic joints.
- An increase in the thoracic and lumbar spinal curves which increases strain and load on her spinal ligaments and muscles.
- Significant change in weight distribution that again increases the demand on the spinal joints, ligaments and muscles.
These changes can result in the pregnant woman suffering from such symptoms as low back pain, headaches, pelvic pain and more. Chiropractic care can provide effective and safe treatment to alleviate these and many other common pregnancy discomforts.
Posted by Dr. Andrew Arnold on 10th April, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
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Regal Sleep Consultations!
Dr. Andrew Arnold will be in attendance at Regal, Cranbourne on the 1st Saturday of each month 10am-12pm!This is a great opportunity for Cranbourne Family Chiropractic and Regal clients to see a Chiropractor in store.
Contact Us to make your appointment now!
Posted by Dr. Andrew Arnold on 3rd April, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
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Memory is something we all take for granted in our youth.....until we start getting caught out forgetting names, dates, where we parked the car or why we walked into a room......
The latest research talks about making changes to our brain health similar to the changes we make to our body if we want to get fit, lose weight or become pregnant – prepare in advance, and benefit positively from these changes.
The great news is there are lots of things you can do to boost brain health, starting with nutrition. Eating more raw fruits and vegetables, good fats, proteins and wholemeal carbohydrates are a great way to keep up the vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids in your diet. These all fuel your body with the building blocks it needs to stay healthy. Another often neglected memory zapper is poor sleep. This is so important for your brain to consolidate memories, with the main memory-enhancing activity happening during the deepest stages of sleep. We have all suffered sleep deprivation in some form during our lives and we all know that functioning on poor sleep affects us negatively during the day. Exercising regularly also improves our brain health by increasing circulation and blood flow to the brain. This is so important for a healthier memory, balanced mood and increase in feel good endorphins with yoga and meditation also showing positive influences on brain activity. Last but not least, using the brain to help continue it’s growth, that is stimulating your brain with cross-words, a new language, music, volunteering, Sudoku, scrabble, computer games, reading, hobbies and study all help to maintain and add new neuron pathways which will help you to stay sharp and positive well into your twilight years.
Posted by Anna Talaj on 2nd April, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
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Our Foot Levelers Orthotics Last!
We recommend and prescribe Foot Levelers Inc., the largest supplier of custom made orthotics to the Chiropractic profession. Up to 16 measurements are taken from your foot scan. Find out more.
This is a picture of an 8 year old Foot Levelers orthotic for a patient of ours who walks 5k per day!
Minimal wear, minimal compression.
Clearly, our orthotics last for ages, 7-8yrs at least, so they are well worth the investment!
Posted by Dr. Andrew Arnold on 2nd April, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
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Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Kids
An increase in chronic childhood disease is part of the reason parents today seek alternative health care for kids. Chiropractic care is an effective and affordable program by licensed providers that addresses children's health conditions associated with the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. Gentle, noninvasive and drug free, chiropractic adjustments treat, resolve and prevent a wide range of health problems. Recent research by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) found spinal manipulative therapy safe and successful in treating children of all ages.
Acute conditions may result from birth trauma, sports mishaps and accidental injury. Chiropractic care benefits children by correcting the spinal alignment to improve their overall health. When vertebral joints are misaligned during birth or from a blow or fall, muscle tissue and nerves may also be affected. Spinal adjustment frees joints, restores motion and relieves nerve pressure, which may be the cause of additional ailments. Parents report successful treatment of children's health issues such as acute earache, upper respiratory infection, muscle pain, neck pain and accident trauma. Spinal manipulation for children as young as newborn babies is an alternative treatment for the discomfort of colic and other digestive disorders.
Parents surveyed by the ICPA reported behavioral improvement for kids who saw a chiropractor, as well as improved sleep and stronger immune systems. Although scientific evidence in these areas is still inconclusive, the growing number of those seeking children's health care from chiropractors (up 8.5% since 1991, according to the American Chiropractic Association) is a positive endorsement of its benefits. Chiropractic America reports that natural, drug-free chiropractic care is sometimes more effective than traditional medical approaches for chronic earache, scoliosis and neck pain. Headaches and sleep disorders of nonspecific causes respond well to spinal adjustments, which affect and repair interrupted neural pathways. Asthma and allergy symptoms and patterns of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may also be treatable with chiropractic.
Success in these areas has implications for chiropractic care's preventive capacity. Periodic ongoing adjustments at a young age may help stave off the above ailments before they begin. Proper spinal alignment now may delay or prevent degenerative bone or joint disease, such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. In addition to maintaining children's health, regular visits to the chiropractor also instill the value of proactive health care in kids. They'll be more likely to monitor and manage their health as they grow up and less likely to be afraid or in denial of any health problems. Encouraging good lifelong health habits is one of chiropractic's best benefits for kids.
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/71159-benefits-chiropractic-care-kids/#ixzz1TCrjRqHA
Posted by Dr. Andrew Arnold on 26th March, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
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Is chiropractic care appropriate for children?
Since significant trauma can occur at birth, many parents choose to have their newborns checked for any spinal health related problems. Later, learning to walk, riding a bicycle, and other childhood activities can cause spinal health related problems.
While a bandage and some comforting words can help a skinned knee, the potential underlying structural damage to the child’s spine, skull, pelvis and extremities is the unique domain of a chiropractor.
Many childhood health complaints that are brushed off as “growing pains” may be able to be traced to the spine. Regular chiropractic checkups may be able to identify these problems and help avoid some of the health complaints seen later in adults. Naturally, Chiropractic adjusting procedures are modified to a child’s spine, particularly babies.
CAA (The Chiropractors' Association of Australia)
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The CAA'S Response to the alligations in the Media regarding Chiropractic Care for Children
The CEO of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA), Andrew McNamara, has described
comments today about Chiropractors by the AMA and a group claiming to be friends of science in
medicine as "alarmist and offensive."
The comments, published in several newspapers, purported to be concerns about Chiropractors
treating children, but Mr McNamara said they did not provide any evidence to back up these
"Chiropractic is safe, effective, affordable and mainstream. These tactics have no place in modern thinking about a healthier Australia. They are the latest instalment of an old and tiresome turf war by the doctors’ union that has nothing to do with patient care," Mr McNamara said.
"In the 1970s and 1980s, concerted attacks were made on the Chiropractic profession. The
campaign failed. Australians have voted with their feet and 215,000 of them see a Chiropractor
"Moreover the Chiropractor is a professional thriving in the environment of Australians actively
seeking healthy lifestyles and preventative health care advice," he said.
The CAA (National) notes that the AMA President Steve Hambleton said he does not mind
chiropractors treating adults with musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain and noting there "is some evidence it can be of value there."
"Over 2 million Australians have back pain every year. It is a common ailment with serious
consequences. Australians would benefit from more investment in chiropractic treatment and
research," Mr McNamara said.
"The overwhelming number of Chronic Disease Management Medicare items are of course for
adults with chronic and complex conditions that need the support of allied health professionals
such as a chiropractor".
"The comments attacking Chiropractors caring for children are alarmist and offensive and have no place in modern thinking about a healthier Australia," he said.
Posted by Dr. Andrew Arnold on 13th March, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
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New Family Friendly Fees!
We love seeing Families here at Cranbourne Family Chiropractic. So we have put together a new and improved Family Friendly Rate Plan.
(2 adults, 3 dependents under 16yrs): 180
Children 12 yrs & under as New Patients: 70
Children 12 yrs & under: 40
Babies under 1 yr with a parent: No charge.
Report on the Doctors findings: No charge with a regular consultation.
Progressive examinations: No charge with a regular consultation.
Re-examination / Long consultation: 75 (no concession available).
(If your last appointment was more than 12 months ago).
Foot scan for orthotic prescription: 30
Spinal Xrays: Bulk Billed with Chiropractic referral.
DVA: On account (Dept. Vet Affairs) with GP referral.
Same day follow up appointment fee: 30
Missed appointment fee: Full fee
Why Chiropractic is Important for Families!
Posted by Dr. Andrew Arnold on 12th March, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
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Is your Jaw Clicking and Sore?
One of the general symptoms of jaw disorder is clicking sound whenever you open your mouth. That’s because the disc inside the joint doesn’t properly move forward and backward accompanying with your jaw’s movement. However, the strange sound doesn’t mean you have dysfunction as long as you don’t have accompanying pain. If you have disorder, it sometime causes headache, toothache, facial pain, eye pain, neck and shoulder pains.
It’s like catching a cold, there is no complete cure for jaw problems. However, you can get muscle relief surrounding the joints and joint adjustment if necessary. Other option for treatment would be EFT(Emotional Freedom Techniques) to manage your stress level and change your habit like teeth grinding or clenching.
It’s no good to open your jaw wide often, but it’s beneficial to open wide for 10 seconds in order to stretch the tissues of joints once or twice a day especially in the morning. Then you can softly massage the joints by yourself. Hot pack or wet towel would be a help as well. It will help blood circulation and relieve the muscles. It can be developed in childhood related to bad habits. Let your children avoid sleeping on desk with their jaw on the forearm, biting their finger nail, or forward head postures when they are sitting on chair.
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Posted by Dr. Joe Youn-Jae Cho on 12th March, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
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HEALTHY SLEEP TIPS
Insomnia is defined as an inability to obtain adequate sleep.
Ways of managing insomnia include the following:
1. Avoid the following prior to retiring:
Strenuous physical exercise.
Coffee, or other stimulants.
2.Formulate a sleep regime:
Environment conducive to sleep.
Sleep enhancing diet. (milk, herbal teas)
3.Recognition of predisposing factors to insomnia.
* Various aches and pains.
* Sagging or too soft mattress.
* Sleeping in a biomechanically awkward position.
* Using a thick pillow.
* Drinking strong coffee or tea before going to bed.
* Having a heavy meal immediately before going to bed.
* Using bedding and nightwear unsuitable for present climate.
* Doing concentrated mental work just prior to going to bed.
* Doing strenous exercise shortly before going to bed.
* Using bedtime as an opportunity for family arguments.
* Taking the frustrations fo the day to bed.
4.Enhance Sleep Preparedness:
Estab. a physiological sleep pattern.
Create a sleep conducive environ.
Biomechanically Correct Sleeping Postures.
Keep your head in line with your spine.
Strategy one:Select the right mattress. A healthy life mattress from Regal Sleep Solutions is a health professional approved product specifically designed to suit the individual spine and posture. The right mattress contributes to correct sleeping posture in that it:
~Supports the body when one lies on its edge.
~Doesn't sag in the centre.
~Gives to allow hips and shoulders to sink in slightly in side-lying positions thereby permitting a straight spine.
Strategy two:Select the proper pillow.
Select a pillow that fits snugly into the curve of the neck; avoid two pillows or pillows that are very fat or very thin. Regal Sleep Solutions can provide you a solution spefically suited to your needs.
Strategy three:Assume a biomechanically sound posture.
For sidy lying:
~Use a pillow to support the head and neck.
~Slighly flex the knees.
~Keep the arms below the shoulder line.
For supine lying:
~Use a pillow to support slighlty bent knees.
~Use a pillow to support the neck in optimal lordosis.
For prone position:
~There is no biomechanically acceptable posture.
Stretch before rising.
After a period of inactivity a good stretch stimulates blood flow.
Learn to relax.
Assume good sleep posture.
Avoid feeling stressed if unable to sleep.
Use affirmations to try to sleep.
5. Monitor proposed sleep pattern with the help of your healthcare professional.
Dr. Andrew Arnold, Chiropractor, Cranbourne Family Chiropractic, endorses Healthy Life Mattresses from Regal Sleep Solutions.
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Posted by Dr. Andrew Arnold on 6th March, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
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Working Mum’s and Joint Pain
Having a job, doing the house work, taking care of children, etc. The working mum still needs more than 2 hands! Two major joints which they are mostly exposed to frequent wear and tear are the wrist and knee joints. These joints issues are mostly coming from wear and tear by numerous repetitive actions.
The wrist is the most used joint of our body. In order to protect the wrist, it’s important to try to redistribute the weight along the forearm when you are holding your baby or lifting- put a pillow underneath your arm. If you have symptoms like tingling of hands and fingers, hot and swelling hands, need to constantly change the position of your arm while you are sleeping, hard to bend your wrist, then it’s because of the narrowed space for nerve and blood vessels passing the wrist tunnel with tightened muscles and accompanying inflammation. It is kind of a chain reaction that there would be more blood concentration to invade inflammation according to our body’s healing system, then the more blood supplied, the narrower tunnel is going to be. So try not to rely on your wrist force when you carry something.
The knee is a vulnerable joint since there are not many tissues supporting the joints. Furthermore, women have anatomical disadvantages of relatively bigger angle of knee, which is called “Q-angle”, angle between the lower leg and upper leg, so that increased Q-angle can aggravate the friction between the knee cap and leg bone and as a result give you sharp pain at your knee. Therefore the sudden stand-up from sitting position would give more burden to your knee joints and lead to pain.
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Posted by Dr. Joe Youn-Jae Cho on 5th March, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
Information on Hypnosis Sessions with Dr Linda Wilson
I have received many requests for information regarding my hypnosis sessions. Please find below information taken directly from Dr. A.M. Krasner whose style of Hypnosis I use. Dr Krasner is forthright about the need for the client to have ALREADY made the decision to change. Hypnosis is then a powerful adjunct to this commitment. In your sessions with me I may well include some of the techniques I use for stress management as the two modalities support each other very well.
‘How does hypnosis feel?
Since hypnosis is a natural state of mind, clients are often surprised that they hear every word. Unless one enters a deeper state, or at least a medium state, he or she may not "feel" any different than when relaxing in their favorite easy chair with a good book. One may feel quite mellow, and may feel weightless or perhaps very heavy as if sinking into the chair. If one enters a deep state of hypnosis the feeling may even be euphoric. In a light state, it is entirely possible for the client to believe that he or she was not actually hypnotized because it felt identical to the waking state.
How do you induce hypnosis?
A. Fixation of attention, or "fixed gaze" methods, were primarily used during the 1800's, and are the ones usually used by Hollywood. Many people do not respond to eye fixation inductions; thus, a hypnotist employing only this type of induction could easily mislabel people who might respond quite well to other induction types as "insusceptible".
B. Progressive relaxation methods are frequently used on self-hypnosis tapes, as well as by some facilitators of meditation. It is common for those who actually use progressive relaxation methods of this type to deny their use of hypnosis. Some even go so far as to say they don't believe in hypnosis, even though their relaxation techniques are actually hypnotic.
C. Loss of equilibrium: most of us seem to have an inherited desire to be gently rocked, as is evidenced by the millions of rocking chairs available. Mothers "hypnotize" their babies to sleep by rocking them.
D. Shock to nervous system: the paternal "rapid" inductions frequently used by stage hypnotists are examples of this induction type, employing a sudden emphatic command given in a surprising manner. The participant or client will experience a "moment of passivity" during which he or she will either resist the trance, or "let go" and drop quickly into hypnosis.
What is the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy?
It's more a question of semantics, for they are one and the same. However, many hypnotherapists feel that the term "hypnotist" refers to someone a) who has not been formally trained and/or uses hypnosis for the purpose of entertainment such as stage shows, and b) believes that the use of hypnosis for self-improvement and/or the release of problems constitutes hypnotherapy. All hypnotherapy employs hypnosis; but not all hypnosis is hypnotherapy.
Additionally, mastering the art of hypnosis does not necessarily mean one is qualified as a hypnotherapist.
What makes hypnotherapy different than cognitive therapy?
Cognitive counseling deals with issues at a cognitive level; and many of life's problems require just that. When someone has to make difficult cognitive decisions, competent professional help is absolutely essential. For example, hypnotherapy is not a substitute for marriage counseling. But when it comes to changing habits or behaviors regulated by the subconscious, hypnotherapy can be a wonderful tool to facilitate change. However, hypnosis is not a panacea for all of life's problems, and it should not be advertised as such.
It's also important to realize that a competent hypnotherapist recognizes that he or she is not licensed to diagnose (unless trained and licensed to do so).
While a physician, psychologist, or licensed mental health practitioner may be qualified to diagnose or "label" the cause of someone's problem, it is advisable for the hypnotherapist to avoid doing so. A diagnostician formulates a professional opinion on the cause of a problem. A competent hypnotherapist may ask the client's unconscious mind to disclose the cause, and then either proceeds or refers accordingly, based on the information disclosed.
How can hypnosis be used to quit smoking or manage weight?
There are many roads leading from Tampa to Los Angeles; likewise there are many ways to successfully help someone quit smoking or lose weight. But the key is simple: The client must choose to change. If this is not so, long-term success is very unlikely. Hypnosis cannot make someone quit smoking or lose weight.
Hypnosis can simply make the process of becoming a non-smoker an easy one. Hypnosis can make the process of losing weight an easy one by increasing a desire to exercise or eat healthfully, but it is not magic. If the client has no desire to eat healthfully, and does not want to exercise, then success is highly unlikely through the use of hypnosis.
Can hypnosis be used to reduce pain and/or suffering from illness?
Yes, hypnosis can be very effective in alleviating unwarranted pain in the body and discomfort from many ailments. It is important to realize though that pain is a warning that something needs attention with the body, and it needs to be diagnosed by someone qualified to do so. Any competent hypnotherapist knows the importance of requiring a written referral from an examining physician before ever using hypnosis to reduce pain or other physical symptoms. The only exception for those who are unlicensed to practice medicine is if the examining physician is physically present and/or is supervising the hypnotic process.
Is hypnosis dangerous?
Because all hypnosis is self-hypnosis, and the client is in complete control at all times, hypnosis in and of itself is not dangerous. If it were, we would all be in jeopardy every time we get engrossed in a good book, movie, or TV show.
If hypnosis is used in conjunction with drugs or medication, adverse effects may occur; however, it should be noted that the adverse effects are predominately a result of the drugs or medication. An unlicensed hypnotherapist is not allowed to prescribe medication or use chemical intervention with hypnosis; therefore, hypnosis only has the potential to become "dangerous" if it is used by licensed healthcare professionals entitled to administer medication.’
DR. A.M. KRASNER
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'TAPPING AND TENSION HEADACHES
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Posted by Dr. Linda Wilson on 5th March, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
Tags: Health and Wellbeing, Anxiety, Stress Management, Stress, Tapping, Weight Loss
Autumn is upon us!
Autumn is upon us! A time to take in the cooler mornings, notice the colour changes in nature and most importantly to prepare for the winter ahead. If you are prone to coughs, colds, asthma, poor circulation, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), sore throats, painful joints, norovirus (stomach bug), dry skin and influenza, then now is the time to build up your immune system so that you minimize these Top 10 Winter Ailments.
Begin by eating and drinking more foods that help our immune system like garlic, onions, herbs and spices, citrus fruit, berries, carrots, spinach, sweet potatoes, kiwi fruit, yoghurt, mushrooms, broccoli, bell peppers, fish and Green tea. These can be added to casseroles and slow cooked meals, breakfasts, snacks and lunches so it is really easy to do.
Remember to stay hydrated. This is easy to let slip in the cooler months as we don’t have a strong thirst like we do in the summer heat. We forget that central heating and multiple layers of clothing can have a drying effect on our skin so keep up the water by adding some lime, lemon or grapefruit slices to it or use herbal teas like Green, peppermint, ginger, ginseng and chamomile – all have wonderful immune boosting properties.
Staying warm is really important if circulation and joints are affected by the cold. The layering of thinner clothes which hug the skin work better than thick items as it retains more of your body heat and can be removed easily if you are in and out of heated environments. Sore joints can be helped with heat bags, natural anti-inflammatory creams like Traumeel or mineral rich magnesium oil, essential oils like rosemary, lavender and ginger oil massaged in, gentle movements and warm baths and showers.
Supplements like Echinacea, Astragalus, zinc, Vitamin A,C, D and E are all very important in the winter months and can help not only prevent illnesses but also lessen the severity and duration if you do get sick.
If you need more help with your immune needs, make a booking with me at reception on 59984554 so you can get started on your winter prevention program and hopefully avoid some of these ailments.
Posted by Anna Talaj on 4th March, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
Tags: Health and Wellbeing, Naturopath, Naturopathy, Nutrition