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Innate In A Cup

SONY DSCScoop up a cup of water from the ocean and in that vessel you’ll have some ocean – not the actual ocean, but a part of the ocean, composed of the same physical, chemical and substantive properties. The same can be said for the intelligent force of Life within us and its relationship to a greater force that governs the cosmos.

The innate intelligence or ‘organizing wisdom’ within you is part of a greater intelligence that holds the entire universe in organized existence… you being the vessel in which it expresses itself. Your innate intelligence may not be THE entire intelligence of the universe, but instead a part of it… limited only by the matter through which it manifests. And this intelligent, inner power which holds YOU together has one purpose – to sustain your existence on the planet.

So think about it. If you INDEED possess a portion of the same intelligence that gives stars their glow, planets their orbit and flowers their scent, why would you put your faith in an inanimate pill or potion to manage your health? Maybe because you don’t realize the Power you have in your ‘tea cup.’ The most important job we have as Chiropractors, is to show you what you are innately made of – and to teach you how to safeguard it. Do you trust the power you have within to heal you?


Have questions or want to learn more about chiropractic and your nervous system? Just give us a call and we’ll be happy to schedule a phone consultation with one of our doctors, or schedule you to come to the office for a complete consultation and exam.

Lancaster Chiropractors who are keeping you connected through chiropractic!

Lancaster – 717-569-5731 * Quarryville 717-806-5329

Dr Beth Risser, Dr Greg Bedesem, Dr Terri Heck


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Chiropractic Jenga


Chiropractic Jenga

If Life was a game of Jenga, stress would be the act of sliding out one puzzle piece after another, until your entire ‘tower of health’ topples over.

Unexpected car repair bill – slide out a block. Emergency call from your kid’s school nurse – slide out another one. Slip end over end on a sheet of black ice – slide out three more. Before you know it, you’re one stress event away from major Jenga catastrophe… that is, unless your Chiropractor reverses the momentum and adjusts those loose blocks back in, restoring stability and integrity to your health.

Stress can cause you to Subluxate (misalign), and its effects are detrimental to your overall health. So don’t wait until until your last Jenga stress block is pulled before seeking help. It’s far easier to keep your body standing strong with preventative Chiropractic care, than to rebuild it after the collapse.

Lancaster Chiropractors who are keeping you connected through chiropractic!

Dr Beth Risser, Dr Greg Bedesem, Dr Terri Heck

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A Chiropractic Message

I am a Chiropractor.



I look toward the spine for the cause of Dis-ease.


I acknowledge the body’s inborn ability to heal itself.


I understand that our nervous system transmits the life force to all our body tissues.


I approach the body, mind, and spirit as a whole.


I apply a force to the body, called a chiropractic adjustment, that the body uses with the intent to remove nerve interference, which encourages the body to express itself to its fullest potential.


I am a teacher of life to my practice members, yet never claim to be a healer.


I am scientifically educated, yet never claim to be smarter than the body that our Creator has made.


I can influence all diseases with the chiropractic adjustment, yet never claim to treat them.


I believe in miracles and in the power that creates them.


I believe in the hope of restoring life.


I am a Chiropractor.

Lancaster Chiropractors who are keeping you connected through chiropractic!

Dr Beth Risser, Dr Greg Bedesem, Dr Terri Heck


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Torque Release Technique

brain body communicationSpinal Subluxations can best be described as specific sites of spinal malfunction leading to irritation of the body’s central computer, the nervous system. The end result of this is separation from wholeness and an inability to experience well-being.


If the innate intelligence through the nerve system is allowed to express itself without interference (free of subluxations), the person can express full potential. If the nerve system “feels good”, then usually the rest of the body “works well”.


Research published in one of the most respected psychiatry journals showed dramatically increased success in reducing anxiety and depression levels, and improved measurements of well-being, when Torque Release Technique (“TRT”) Chiropractic Adjustments were received.


TRT is the most up-to-date chiropractic technique available. It has been designed as part of scientific research into the health benefits of chiropractic. As such it is a mixture of the ”best-of-the-best” systems of chiropractic assessment and care.


TRT helps to locate and reduce Subluxations.


What is involved with a TRT Adjustment?


Your Chiropractor will be checking your spinal column for areas where the nerve system is being damaged and interfered with by Subluxations and will deliver an adjustment using the Integrator instrument.


The Integrator reproduces what the hands were intended to do with much more specificity and less force than ever possible by hand. The advantage of the Integrator is that it can deliver a specific frequency to the segment of the spine where a subluxation has been detected.


A “jump start” for your body’s “electrical system”.


As such, this is not so much a technique to manually stretch or realign your body. It is a technique to stimulate your nerve system in such a way that it will assist your body to self-heal and allow your body to return to a state of better balance and well-being.

Lancaster Chiropractors who are keeping you connected through chiropractic!

Dr Beth Risser, Dr Greg Bedesem, Dr Terri Heck

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A Chiropractor’s Education


 Instructor with students in classroom

In many ways, the education today’s chiropractic doctor receives is comparable to what a medical practitioner receives.

These days, the education that a chiropractor receives is quite similar to what medical practitioners receive.

In fact, a recent study says that chiropractic and medical curricula are “more similar than dissimilar.” Some chiropractic colleges require a Bachelor’s degree before enrollment. A doctor of chiropractic’s training generally requires a minimum of five years of college study.

Obviously, medical doctors receive additional training in pharmacology and surgery, whereas chiropractors focus more on physiology, pathology and spinal adjusting techniques.

After passing board examinations and state licensing requirements, today’s chiropractor, like all types of doctors, must attend continuing education classes for relicensure and to stay current on the latest scientific research.

SUBJECT Chiropractic Hours Medical Hours
Anatomy-Embryology 540 508
Physiology 240 326
Pathology-Geriatrics-Pediatrics 360 401
Chemistry 165 325
Microbiology 120 114
Diagnosis, Dermatology, ENT 630 324
Neurology 320 112
Radiology 360 148
Psychology-Psychiatry 60 144
Obstetrics-Gynecology 60 148
Orthopedics 210 156
TOTAL 3,065 2,706

SOURCE: Classroom hours based on the review of curriculum [catalog]s from eleven chiropractic colleges and twenty-two medical schools in the United States (1996).

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We Never Know…

Something we all need to keep in mind.  The outcome of your spoken words or actions could impact someone’s life positively or negatively.  The choice is yours!

How quickly we can change someone's life.

How quickly we can change someone’s life.

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Dangers Of High Heel Shoes

high heelsWith the onset of a new school year and with children going back to school there are a lot of teachers going to choose new footwear. It’s fun to hunt for that pair of shoes that reflects our personality and shows our individuality. But, I thought it might be prudent to talk about some of the different issues that come from wearing high heels specifically. There are actually three types when we talk about them. A high heel, mid heel and low heel. They were developed for different reasons, but I will limit this to the effects from all of them over time.

Some of the effects from wearing them long term will be changing your posture, increasing your chances of ankle injuries, and increasing pressure in many different areas, not just the legs and calves. The neck and low back also are effected. This can and will result in changes to the body’s ability to function, as well as a foot deformity in some cases. See the attached diagram. And this diagram illustrates local interferences in the legs and feet. Imagine how your neck and shoulders have to react in order to compensate for the changes in the lower back and hips. Our skeletons are meant to support us within gravity. Why push them outside those parameters?

All of these changes stem from one major issue. Your nervous system’s ability to heal and repair on a daily basis. Wearing them for long periods will decrease your ability to accomplish this, every day. The changes the wearer puts themselves through is like carrying an extra 15 pound weight on their shoulders every day and not noticing it. It’s a cumulative effect that gets compounded within the body and the nervous system.

Some practice members may remember how far forward their spines were in gravity, starting the process of collapse, when they first started with our office. Wearing heels is one of the ways the body reinforces its inability to heal and repair. It pitches the person farther forward by forcing the center of you, farther forward. This is why we do not recommend wearing heels every day. If you have to wear heels, try a smaller height heel. It is a step in the right direction.