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Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy Craniosacral Therapy Craniosacral (cranialsacral) therapy is a holistic healing practice which employs extremely light finger pressure focused primarily on the head, spine and sacrum. The History of Craniosacral Laying on of hands for healing is as old as humanity. The earliest written reference to “movement of spinal nerves” and its importance is found in the I-Ching, the Chinese Book of Changes which is 4000 years old. The ancient Chinese called craniosacral work “the...

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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage Deep Tissue Massage Deep tissue massage is directed toward the deeper layers of muscle and fascia, as compared to Swedish or relaxation massage which are more superficial. There are many types of deep tissue massage. What they all have in common is that they break up adhesions and fascial restrictions thus decreasing pain and increasing range of motion and ease of movement. What is Theraputic Massage? Throughout history, hands-on healing techniques have played an important role in the...

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Baby Boomer’s Back Pain and Costs Increasing

Baby Boomer’s Back Pain and Costs Increasing Baby Boomer’s Back Pain and Costs Increasing This increase in back pain in both patient groups was attributed to simple aging. However, the inflation-adjusted costs to treat these patients soared 129 percent, from $15.6 billion in 2000 to 2001 to $35.7 billion in 2006 to 2007. The researchers concluded that the rising trends in back pain and treatment cost will only continue or accelerate under existing treatment patterns. Suggested improvements included prioritizing health policy,...

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Bright Eyed, Sleepy Baby

Bright Eyed, Sleepy Baby Bright Eyed, Sleepy Baby One of my favorite experiences in practice has been repeated numerous times – treating the colic baby.  Most people know it’s tough to be with a screaming infant that seemingly refuses to be consoled. The situation is made worse since baby can’t communicate what’s wrong. Finding it impossible to calm their child, caring parents are often torn by feelings of helplessness while, at the same time, being driven crazy by the noise! One particular...

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The Magical D Word

The Magical D Word The Magical D Word Last week, I had a turkey dinner with my MD brother, who opined that the best thing since sliced bread, at least today, is Vitamin D.  He touted numbers that imply that daily 1,000 mg doses of Vitamin D tends to lessen a person’s tendency for various cancers,   and, in this day of approaching geezerdom, reduced incidences of Alzheimer’s disease.  Since I am always looking for the ever-elusive silver bullet, I took great interest in his statements. In my...

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Let It Snow

Let It Snow Let It Snow  Enjoying sports and Mother Nature…in the winter. By Nataliya Schetchikova, PhD (with comments from Dr. David Jensen, WIN Health Institute)  Having treated football and cycling teams and athletes in many championships, including the Olympic Games, Ted Forcum, DC, DACBSP, CSCS, has always focused on summer sports. Recently, however, he says he started “growing in the appreciation of winter sports.” On the practical side, some winter activities, such as...

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Chiropractic Care & Headaches

Chiropractic Care & Headaches If you are suffering from headaches, it be a good choice to check in with Dr. Dave to have an evaluation of your situation.  This may be the treatment modality that will finally make you feel better! Did you know that headaches are responsible for more than 18 million doctor’s office visits annually in the U.S. and are the most common reason for reaching for over-the-counter medication? Equally burdensome is the dollar amount lost in productivity ($25 billion), based on the estimated 156...

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Doctors of Chiropractic Offer Tips for Good Posture

Doctors of Chiropractic Offer Tips for Good Posture Remember when your mom told you to “stand up, quit slouching”?  It turns out that there are many benefits to having good posture.  View this video for information about this important health tip, then contact Dr. Dave for YOUR posture analysis.

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Thank you for giving me my hearing back!!

Thank you for giving me my hearing back!! They said it could be a virus or tumors or an arterial bleed. An MRI ruled out the latter two.  I was perfectly healthy with no vertigo, etc. However, I had hit my head (while wearing my ski helmet) 4 times in 5 weeks. Perhaps my spine may now be misaligned (subluxated). After living with sudden hearing loss in one ear for a just few days, that was confirmed by an audiogram ( a hearing test), I knew that the diagnosis I was given ( a virus) wasn’t good enough for me or my life style …...

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Acupuncture (Chinese Medicine)

Acupuncture (Chinese Medicine) Acupuncture (Chinese Medicine) Acupuncture:  the use of fine sterile needles at acupuncture points along the body that work to adjust the flow of qi (often translated as vital energy) related to a particular organ system or meridian.  Balancing qi helps the body maintain or return to a state of health. Pulse Diagnosis:  A method of palpation diagnosis.  Pulse diagnosis is done by feeling the pulse above the wrist where the radial artery throbs.  The length, size, rate, and rhythm are...

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