January 2012 Newsletter

Office News and Updates:

New Additions to the Advanced Chiropractic Team

We are proud to announce two new additions to our wellness team.  Welcome to our new Chiropractic Assistant Nadia.  We are also happy to welcome Dr. Negin Rabi who will be providing Chiropractic services in the New Year.

Why I am a Lifetime Chiropractic Patient

Written by: Dr. Trina Ting, DC

I came to chiropractic care relatively late in life.  I was 20 years old, in university, and trying to map out my future.  I was introduced to a chiropractor as part of a mentoring program. I spent a day watching and observing her in practice.  Although my mom regularly got adjusted by a chiropractor, I still didn’t know what chiropractic was truly about.  Even after a day of watching, I still didn’t quite know.  I just knew that this was something I could do for the rest of my life.

Chiropractic care made sense to me.  I had always had a strong interest in health, and I was drawn to the fact that chiropractic’s stance on health was to find the source of the problem and to treat the person and not the symptoms.  I did my research and confirmed my instincts; I was going to become a chiropractor.

I began getting adjusted regularly and I soon resolved the chronic ankle pain that had plagued me since childhood.  Over the years, it has helped me with digestive problems, colds, and the occasional back ache.

I am a Lifetime Chiropractic Patient because regular chiropractic adjustments keep my nervous system functioning well.  What does that mean?  It means that I have all the energy I need and am rarely ill, allowing me to run a busy practice and to take care of those who are sick.  I cannot imagine my life without getting adjusted on a regular basis.  Once I discovered ProAdjuster chiropractic care, it changed my life and health for the better.

I am a chiropractic patient for life, and I hope that you will have the same experience that I have had.  Chiropractic care is more than just pain relief.  It gives me the health I need now and will need in the future.

Yours in good health,

Dr. Trina Ting

Focus on Health: Bodywork and Sensitivity

Written by: Jodie Cara Lindley, R.M.T

Whether we are conscious of this fact or not, our body knows what is good for us. I have encountered time and time again in my Massage Therapy practice that while a client may want me to “go to town” with deep pressure, their body is telling me a different story.

Stress increases sensitivity. By that I mean, when we are experiencing a stressful or busy time in our lives, we often can’t handle what we used to. It is like our tolerance for anything aggressive goes way down. So often when we are hyper-stimulated, having an aggressive and deep massage is counterproductive and at times not enjoyable. Oftentimes it can be painful.

Now I am not saying do not come for a Massage when you are very stressed, that would put me out of business! What I am saying is that there are alternative ways to receive bodywork, that are often more relaxing and will stimulate your body’s relaxation processes in a more effective way.

There are two “modes” to bodywork: active and passive. The active mode of bodywork is more direct and involves a manipulation of the tissues, to work out kinks and knots in the muscles. This is the therapy we all enjoy and what most Massage Therapists practice 99% of the time. However, with people who are very sensitive and cannot handle a lot of pressure, there is another method to explore.

The passive mode works indirectly on the body, and while it involves the movement of tissues, it is executed with very light pressure. In essence, the body itself directs the movements and the therapist’s hands remains passive. This work can reach much deeper into the body’s structures without the rebound effect. Examples of this therapy include Craniosacral Therapy and Indirect Myofascial Release.

As a practitioner of Craniosacral Therapy, I can attest to the effectiveness of this type of bodywork. It stimulates the body’s healing processes, deep relaxation mode, and can provide profound physical change in the body’s internal structures. It is therefore the perfect bodywork to receive when you are feeling more sensitive to life and all its pressures, but need some physical relief.

Part of the responsibility of having a body means listening to it. Sometimes we feel stronger and other times we need to be gentle with ourselves. Taking the time to check in with your body’s wisdom to see what it needs is the best gift you can give yourself.

Recipe: Roasted Rosemary Garlic Potatoes

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 pounds potatoes
  • Salt and freshly milled pepper, to taste
  • 1 head of garlic cloves, separated but unpeeled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons chopped rosemary
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 thyme sprigs

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Put potatoes in a bowl of water with a few teaspoons salt and let stand for 15 minutes.  Lightly oil a shallow baking dish.  Drain the potatoes and pat dry with a towel. Cut into quarters.
  2. Toss potatoes with the garlic, oil, herbs, then season with salt and pepper.
  3. Arrange them in the prepared dish and bake, uncovered, until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a knife (25-40 minutes depending on their size).  Turn them several times while they’re cooking so that they brown evenly.
  4. Eat them with the softened cloves of garlic squeezed out of their paper cases.

Did You Know?

Did you know DNA was first discovered in 1869 by Friedrich Mieschler?

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