9/15/2014

"Better Than Pain Drugs"..."The Science of Acupuncture"

That's the title of this article and video I found at mercola.com.


This is pretty amazing...it's been around since B.C. times, and even though allopathic medicine has caused many more problems than acupuncture or traditional Chinese medicine, we still lean heavily towards it...Anyway check it out...

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9/04/2014

Keeping your Spine in Alignment Helps Boost your Immune System


            Your spinal cord and nervous system is the most important system in your body.  This is why it’s encased in bone.  Think about this, your central nervous system; it’s like the hard drive of your computer.  If it goes, you’re in big trouble.
            The CNS (Central Nervous System) consists of your brain and spinal cord.  This control center helps run your other body functions like your digestive system, circulatory system, and immune system, to name a few. 
            We could go on for days and elaborate on all the necessary functions and what kind of problems you can have if these body components are disturbed, but today I wanted to focus on the immune system.  This time of year when there are so many colds and viruses going around, it is of utmost importance you keep your body functioning at its best. 
            Studies have shown us that regular chiropractic adjustments boost your immune system up to 40%.  That’s where our cervical linear traction pillow comes in!  Just like an adjustment, this pillow helps improve neck posture and maintain healthy alignment.  This alignment is absolutely vital because if alignment is good, then there’s no unwanted stress on the nervous system.  Therefore, important body communications can be made at 100%; and that means your immune system will work at its best.  Putting pressure on the nerves disrupts things in the body and leads to poor health. 
            Take an active role in staying healthy this year.  Start by keeping your neck in prefect alignment, it is essential in keeping your body at its best. 


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8/25/2014

I'm A Stomach Sleeper? Is The Pillow For Me?

The special "V" design of the pillow helps to hold one on their back.  Stomach sleeping isn't great for your neck.  I do see patients that sleep on their stomach, and they will be in periodically with the complaint of neck pain.

We don't have the range of motion we once did when we were 2 years old.  You know how you see babies on their belly all the time... For adults however, it is difficult to maintain a 90 degree turn of the neck for most of the night.

This is why those individuals will present every so often with a neck issue.  The traction pillow actually will help one stay on their back.  It is for back or side sleepers and has helped many with this issue.

Additional Reading:
1) By more get money off!
2) Pillow and the Testimonials...
3) Sleeping Neck Posture

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8/18/2014

Sleep Hygiene - Whats That?


Sleep hygiene is just what the words imply...Essentially we want you to have good sleep habits.

Do you relax before bed? Don't be on the computer working right up until bed time.  Make sure you turn your mind down, maybe listening to relaxing music or taking a hot bath.

Is your room sleep friendly?  Is your bedroom dark and quiet, like it should be, or are there flashing lights and ring tones constantly going off?

Do you refrain from eating a lot before bed, and/or eating or drinking certain beverages.  An example may be coffee or caffeine, or maybe sugar.   If you have that hot fudge sunday, it's okay, just don't do it immediately before hitting the sack.

Do you go to bed at a similar time each night, and do you sleep a similar amount of time?  Going to bed and waking at all different times can really throw the body and therefore wreak havoc on the way you sleep.

Last, but not least, have you found a good pillow that lasts?  If not, try the Arc4Life traction pillow.  In other words, The Cervical Linear Traction Neck Pillow; you'll be happy you did...



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8/11/2014

Are You Doing Crunches Correctly?

After doing certain exercises, such as crunches, many people complain about neck pain or discomfort. Oftentimes, this results from the way that they do these crunches. Most people do crunches by placing their hands over their ears or behind their heads and then bringing their heads towards their knees. However, in the process, they accidentally end up pulling by their neck as opposed to only using their abdominal muscles. This ends up causing the individual great pain and discomfort, and it can often discourage that person from exercising further.
         

Fortunately, this pain and discomfort in the neck during crunches can be avoided easily. Instead of pulling the neck forward with the hands behind the head, place your hands elsewhere. For example, cross them over your chest or place them gently over the ears. By doing so, you will prevent yourself from using your neck to pull yourself forward. Instead, you will focus on using your abdominal muscles and will get a better exercise overall. 

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8/04/2014

Is It Normal To Use Different Pillows?

It is normal to use different pillows on different nights when you sleep? Many customers swear by their traction pillow, and won't use any thing else. Let's just say your spouse takes yours (An issue we've seen quite often actually), it won't kill you to go back to your old pillow. You may have to bunch it a bit more under your neck. Once you and your neck realize the support that should be there, it sometimes can be difficult. So bunch the pillow there, even roll a small towel up to get the neck roll. You can sometimes put this right in the pillow case.

The best thing however, is to just get another one. This way everyone is happy, and is ensured a good nights sleep.  Many times a pillow can cost you well over on hundred  dollars; that being said, the arc4life traction pillow is very affordable.  Chances are that you won't have to replace it very often, if at all, but if you do, it's not the end of the world...

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7/29/2014

Healthy Seeds You May Have Heard About, But Are Still A Big Question Mark...

Healthy seeds:

Chia seeds - these guys are everywhere now. Early civilizations knew some of the great benefits, such as high fiber and protein. Theses guys are also great energy boosters. To eat them, just sprinkle over what your eating. I put a couple table spoons in a protein shake I make.

My mother-in-law gave us a couple different kinds, one was black and white, one was blackish. I've learned they may have slightly different qualities but very similar.

Hemp seeds - I remember seeing Woody Harrelson taunting hemp at one time. They make clothes and everything else out of hemp but let's talk about the seeds.

Known as a "complete protein", these seeds can also be added to anything. Another great thing is that they taste good too. In fact, adding any of these seeds to your yogurt or oatmeal gives some nice flavor.

Flax seeds - definitely high in fiber and omega 3's. These little guys are also know to have a good amount of magnesium. Lastly, let's not for get about lignan content and all of their antioxidant qualities.

I've now seen these in a pill form or actually in a bottle (flax seed oil). Knowing this, you can actually pour the oil right into you shake or juice.


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