Oakville Chiropractic Centre Newsletter

Dr. Brian D Huggins           Dr. Tiffany Huggins

April 2014

Medicine & Chiropractic

Welcome to our office’s Chiropractic newsletter. We’d like to entertain you, inform you and even inspire you a little.  We’d love to hear from you; feel free to write to us with any questions or comments.

What Is The Difference Between Medicine and Chiropractic?

The medical and chiropractic approaches to healing are very different. Chiropractic’s goal is to remove a severe form of spine and nerve stress (the vertebral subluxation) from your body. Subluxations interfere with the proper function of your nervous system, including your brain, and can affect your physical and mental health.  When your chiropractor corrects your subluxation, your natural healing ability or “inner healer” can function at greater efficiency.  Your body/mind functions better and heals better.  The medical approach often takes the form of prescribing drugs to alter or suppress your symptoms, not to make your body work better.  That’s why when you stop taking the drugs; your symptoms often come back. If drugs really made you healthy those taking the most of them should be the healthiest but look around, aren’t they the sickest?

Does an antibiotic correct the body weakness that caused the bacteria to grow in the first place?  Does cutting off the cancerous breast correct the metabolism or toxicity that caused the cancer to grow in the first place? Does lowering blood pressure with drugs correct the body malfunction that is raising the blood pressure? The answer to all these questions is no!

Drugs may be necessary at times in your life, but they are not healing you.  Medicine may, at times, be necessary, but there’s much too much medicine, too much surgery and too many drugs. Millions of people are hospitalized each year due to reactions to prescription drugs and hundreds of thousands of people die each year from prescription drugs and medical mistakes.  Medicine is a powerful form of health care and should only be used after safer, more natural healing methods have been tried.

The healer’s job has always been to…remove obstructions… between the sick patient and the force of life driving obscurely towards wholeness …All worthwhile medical research and every medicine man’s intuition is part of the same quest for knowledge of the same elusive healing energy. Robert O. Becker, M.D. and Gary Seldon, The Body Electric

Words of Wisdom

For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin…..But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. – Alfred Souza

Exercise Decreases Death

This is the time of the year we start thinking about how we’ll look in a bathing suit.  But being fit may be more related to how long we’ll wear a bathing suit. It’s often thought that exercise helps the heart most of all but in a recent study the benefits of staying in shape appeared to be much more powerful. The researchers don’t know why, but being in shape protects not only from heart disease, but cancer and many other causes of death as well. It’s been theorized that this might have something to do with oxygen uptake.  Middle-aged men who were not physically fit (and had a low oxygen uptake) were almost three times more likely to die from any cause, even after the researchers accounted for factors that could have influenced the results, such as age, smoking and alcohol use.)

Chiropractic and Spinal Research

Did you know that there are thousands of papers from different journals on the wonders of chiropractic and spinal care in health and disease?   Anyone who has any kind of health problem needs chiropractic care. Is there any disease or condition you’d like to know about?  Ask us.

 Ear Infections, Strep Throat, Hearing Loss, Adenoiditis and Asthma

A 4 ½-year-old female suffering from chronic ear infections, strep throat, 50% right ear hearing loss, adenoiditis and asthma had been on antibiotics, bronchodilators, anti-inflammatory drugs and steroids. Surgery to remove her adenoids and put tubes in her ears was scheduled. As a last resort her parents brought her to a chiropractor. After 3 adjustments the mother noticed “a changed child, she has life in her body again…for the first time in 4 years.” By 6 weeks, her pediatrician and ENT observed no ear infection or inflammation, normal adenoids and no hearing loss.  The MDs were told “all medication was stopped 6 weeks ago when chiropractic care started.” Family was told to continue chiropractic care because it had “obviously worked.” (2)

Chronic Pain After Neck Surgery

A 35-year-old female was suffering from chronic neck pain for over 5 years after two separate surgeries on her cervical spine were performed to resolve her neck pain.  Her surgeon suggested a third surgery but she decided on chiropractic care. Within 30 days of chiropractic care all her chronic pain and muscle spasms resolved. A follow-up two years later revealed no recurrences of her previous chronic problem. (3)

Multiple Sclerosis

A 32-year-old male had fatigue, gait imbalance and numbness from the lower trunk to the lower extremities. A medical neurologist and a medical radiologist both agreed that the neurological evaluation and multifocal demyelination lesions, confirmed with MRI, reinforced the diagnosis of MS. After the first chiropractic adjustment the patient reported complete absence of symptoms.  Months later, the patient reported remaining symptom free. (4)

 Home Births Safer for Most

Researchers compared 862 planned home births attended by midwives with 1314 planned hospital births (571 with midwives and 743 with physicians) during the years 1998 and 1999. The results revealed that women who gave birth at home attended by a midwife had fewer procedures during labor than women who gave birth in a hospital with a physician. Home births had less infection, less need for painkilling drugs, were less likely to have an epidural, induced labor or have an episiotomy.

The study concluded that there was no increased maternal or neonatal risk associated with planned home birth under the care of a regulated midwife.   In fact, just the opposite seemed to be, there was increased risk of problems with a hospital birth. (5)

 Unvaccinated Children/Asthma

A 1994 survey of 446 British children, most of them eight years old, showed that 91 received no vaccinations in early childhood.  Only one child out of 91 got asthma.  About 11% of the other 355 children who had been vaccinated with pertussis and other vaccines had asthma. (6) all references available upon request….thnx

Humour

I was on a flight to Vienna once. The flight would be seven hours long, so I decided to get some shuteye. I was soon awakened by the stewardess, who asked me if I would like some dinner. I said, “What are my choices?”
And she said, “Yes or no.”

 A guy walks into a bar just before closing with a pair of jumper cables wrapped around his neck and asks for a drink. The bartender says, “Okay, but don’t you go starting anything.”

Remember, we’re always here for you, to answer your questions, to discuss issues, and to help you.  Thanks for letting us into your life. Remember to laugh and smile and enjoy the change in seasons.  Thanks for telling others about our care….your referrals are appreciated and respect the trust you have in us.  We hope to see you soon for a spinal checkup to keep your energies flowing and your body healthy.

Dr Brian D Huggins

Want copies of this newsletter for your friends?  Stop by the office and we’ll give you some hard copies or write to us and we’ll add them to our mailing list. Please remember that everyone needs to be free from subluxations so bring your friends and loved ones for a spinal checkup.

 

References

1. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2001;161:825-831

2. Kovacs GT. Chronic ear infections, strep throat, 50% right ear hearing loss, adenoiditis and asthma: a case history. International Chiropractic Pediatric Association newsletter.  July 1995.

3. Polkinghorn B, Colloca A. Chiropractic treatment of postsurgical neck syndrome utilizing mechanical force, manually assisted short lever spinal adjustments. JMPT.  Nov/Dec 2001;24(9).

4. Stude DE, Mick T. Clinical presentation of a patient with multiple sclerosis and response to manual chiropractic adjustive therapies. JMPT. 1993;16:595-600.

5. Journal of the Canadian Medical Association. Feb 5, 2002.

6. The dark side of immunizations?  Science News. 1994