Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Your stuck in fight or flight and that's why your sick.

In Chiropractic we know and recognize that within each and every living being there is an innate intelligence flowing through our nerve system that controls and coordinates five functions:

These five functions are:
Protection-Think fight or flight. Life or death. Being chased by a bear, lifting a fallen tree off your loved one.

Adaptation-Think changes to your environment. Air, water or food. Hot, cold, dry, wet, humid or even pollen. Changes in seasons.

Reproduction-Think conceiving a child.

Creation-Think the creation of new cells, tissues and organs to replacing dying cells.

Restoration-Think the healing process. Your immune system.

The reason why your sick is that like most people you live a chaotic life. Your probably overwhelmed by trauma, toxins and negative thoughts to the point that your innate intelligence is stuck in protection. How do I know this? Well if your like the majority of people in our community you probably suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, digestive disorders, asthma, heart disease, infertility or anxiety.

When you are in fight or flight mode, you actually need high blood pressure, high sugar, high cholesterol, limited digestion and an increased heart rate to protect yourself for just a few seconds or minutes until your safe again. This should not last for days, weeks, months or years.Creation and reproduction take a back seat when the body is in protection mode.

Chiropractic care is a great way to allow your body to function properly by helping your nerve system work properly and not get stuck in fight or flight.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

High Blood Pressure and Chiropractic

Did you know that about 1 in 3 adults in the United States has high blood pressure? It is commonly linked to people with high levels of stress. The most common form of treatment is through medication which may have unwanted side effects. Many patients who come into our office seeking help for other health related problems will notice that their high blood pressure will reduce while under chiropractic care. While the specific goal in our office is not about lowering their blood pressure it is rather to remove whats interfering with their nervous system and improving how well their body functions. By addressing the cause the effect usually goes away as well.

Monday, October 29, 2012

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure affects about 1 in 3 adults in the United States. It is sometimes called a silent killer because it may have no outward symptoms for years. In most cases, the underlying cause of hypertension is unknown. Internally, it can quietly damage the heart, lungs, blood vessels, brain, and kidneys.
Did you know A Chicago-area study of 50 individuals with a misaligned Atlas vertebra (located high in the neck) and high blood pressure showed that after a one-time specialized chiropractic adjustment, blood pressure decreased significantly? The decrease was equal to taking two blood-pressure drugs at once.
Who do you know that could benefit from this information? Please share this with someone you know and care about and help them Live Better...Live Longer!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Does Your Child Have Pre-symptomatic Subluxations?

I recently found this on the website of a colleague and thought I would share this with you on why we check children. Please share this information with someone you care about and help change a life.

Does Your Child Have Pre-symptomatic Subluxations?

Why check children?
Nervous system disturbances can lead to all sorts of health problems. Since we would rather catch problems before obvious symptoms appear, we encourage parents to have their child screened for subluxations. Our screening process is safe, gentle noninvasive and takes just minutes. Should we find any problems we'll make recommendations for care. If not, we'll tell you that too. Either way, you'll have peace of mind knowing your child is healthy. Detecting pre-symptomatic health problems makes sense. It gives your child the best chance to grow up healthy and strong, free from vertebral subluxations.
What do you do to check my child?
The most important information obtained during the screening is the health history of the child. We even have special health exam forms for children. Most of the time, the parents will tell us what we need to know about their child's health and behavior. Then we do a postural assessment and some range of movement tests.
What are some signs my child has subluxations?
• Difficult labor
It all starts at child birth. If you had a natural child birth there can be anywhere from 40 to 90 pounds of pressure on your child's head as he/she comes out of the birth canal. The next thing that happens is the doctor grabs the head, turns it and pulls on the child's head to get him/her out. This part alone can cause a subluxations and lead to future problems. Forceps, vacuum extraction and C-section are even more traumatic.
• Colic
If your child has colic or is very fussy, he/she may have subluxations.
• Breastfeeding difficulties
Your baby may show difficulty in breastfeeding or favoring one side which may indicate the presence of subluxations.
• Unexplained crying
Your baby can't tell you what's wrong and that can be frustrating for parents. Sometimes they are hungry, sometimes they need to be changed, and sometimes they just want to be held. But other times they may have a headache or stomach ache. They may be uncomfortable and the only way to tell you is to cry.
• Ear infections
This is a common problem that can be resolved quite effectively through chiropractic. Why put your child on antibiotics when it has been shown to be ineffective in treating ear infections.
• Growing pains
As your child grows he/she may experience what some people call growing pains. No firm evidence shows that the growth of bones causes pain. The most likely causes are the aches and discomforts resulting from the jumping, climbing, and running that active children do during the day. The pains can occur after a child has had a particularly athletic day.
• Unusual shoe wear
This can suggest there is an imbalance in your child's spine and pelvis.
• Poor concentration
Lack of focus at home or in school can be the result of nerve interference.
• Postural distortions
If you notice your child walking different or has poor posture he/she may have spinal misalignments. Scoliosis is another possibility for postural distortions and a condition that can be cared for by chiropractors.
• Allergic reactions
Nerve interference can lead to reactions within our digestive system causing reactions by the body.
• Contact sports and activities
Children lead an active lifestyle which is good for their health. But it can also lead to aches and pains which left uncorrected can lead to problems down the road.
Can you help my child?
We would love the chance to help your child grow and develop into a strong and healthy adult.

At Blumsack Family Chiropractic we take pride in helping all types of patients; young and old, men and women, sick and healthy. We view health not as a one-time fix but as a lifelong commitment. We also understand that a properly functioning nervous system free from subluxations allows for each person to live their life to its fullest potential.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Why we check children at birth. (Graphic)

I get asked often why would a chiropractor check a newborn baby at birth and I usually try to explain in detail on why. I decided that a picture is worth a thousand words so here is why:

Need I say more!

Find out why chiropractic adds years to life and life to years.

Live Better...Live Longer!
Dr. Paul

Friday, August 3, 2012

Breastfeeding, convenience, the developmental process and Chiropractic

Paula and I had the pleasure of meeting with Meghan Garcia-Salas of Village Lactation Services yesterday to to learn more about how she helps her clients. She started a support group called Bosom Babies to help mothers learn about and promote the benefits of breastfeeding.

What was interesting about our conversation is that many mothers are going back to the natural way of feeding a baby with breast milk but are using a bottle instead of the mother to baby bond. I applaud mothers for going natural versus giving their baby formula but they are missing some of the major benefits of this natural bonding process when they put breast milk in a bottle.

The breastfeeding process helps both mother and child develop. When a child initially latches on to the mother the bonding process begins but so does the natural transmission of moms immunity to the baby. There is also an emotional connection that is established. As the baby continues to latch on there is an internal pressure created that helps bring the natural skull bones back into proper position. The supporting structures of the head and neck are strengthened. The jaw muscles are developed and the list goes on....

For the mother who is breastfeeding this process helps restore the natural hormonal balance and brings mom physically and emotionally back to a pre pregnancy state.

The mother-baby bonding is so important and can't be replaced by the convenience of bottle feeding. Many moms dont realize that when they stock up on breast milk they are not taking into consideration several important factors. One important factor is that by reducing the frequency of feeding times you reduce the demand put on the body to produce more breast milk. Less demand equals less supply.

The other important factor is that mom is feeding the baby from one moment in time of her life versus various times in her life. Throughout the day a mother has daily changes in her environmental exposure and nutritional intake. One moment she is inside the next she is outside. If mom is not hungry and chooses not to eat the baby will want to feed more often for shorter periods of time and will be fussy. What mom eats for breakfast will be transferred to the breast milk after the breakfast has been digested. So if she always stocks up in the morning she will only be feeding the baby what she had for dinner the night before. Variety is the spice of life and also pertains to the babies development.

The last thing we talked about was that there are many mothers who have difficulty in breastfeeding their baby and they don't know why. Sometimes the baby favors a certain side and will not want to stay latched on for long, they may have also have digestion issues. For the breastfeeding mom it may be that they can't find a comfortable position to sit or lay in.

In the majority of cases these problems were created at the birth process. Whether the baby was delivered naturally or with the use forceps, vacuum extraction, cesarean or breech delivery tiny spinal misalignment's occur in the babies spine that create structural and functional problems. For the mothers the same problems could have occurred throughout there life and then show up when they attempt to breastfeed the baby.

It is for these reasons that we promote to the pregnant moms the importance of making sure that baby and mom are checked within the first days of delivery to help avoid present and future problems. Remember everything is a process and is there for a reason.

For more information on the amazing benefits of breastfeeding or for a support group please contact www.villagelactationservices.com To help make sure you and your baby start off in the right direction please contact our office and well be glad to help.

Live Better...Live Longer!
Dr. Paul Blumsack