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Fun Facts Friday ~ Skeletal Bones

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How does the spine affect Innate Intelligence?

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The chiropractic principle is almost too simple, which is partly why it’s taking so long for it to be understood and accepted. “What do the bones have to do with Innate Intelligence?” you might reasonably wonder.

As it turns out, our Innate Intelligence expresses itself largely through the nervous system, and that system is stretched over the body’s frame (the bones) like a spider web, or like the strings of a musical instrument.

Science has now confirmed that any distortion or restriction of our human frame can interfere with the nerves by disturbing their “tone” or “vibration,” in much the same way that the notes produced by plucking a guitar string are changed by altering its tension. Too much or too little, and we won’t be happy with the result.

The nervous system controls all of the organs and glands of the body, including the immune system, which determines how well we deal with colds, flu and other infections. Nerve root compression alters gene expression, which affects how likely we are to actually develop the conditions or diseases of our parents. In other words, we aren’t necessarily “doomed” to have the same problems they had – much of our future can be influenced by the choices we make in our own lives, including how we choose to care for our spines.

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Beyond A Doubt, Adjusting the Subluxated Spine Changes Brain Function

Research: Adjusting the spine changes brain function by almost 20%, possibly in the prefrontal cortex.

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“We do know that spinal function does affect brain function. There’s now solid evidence that adjusting the spine changes brain function.  This is the fourth time that the effect of adjusting the spine has on the brain has been studied.  This last time it was studied and confirmed by an independent medical researcher.” said Heidi Haavik, one of the researchers behind this recent study, published in the Journal of Neural Plasticity [1].

And, this study indicates that adjustments impact the function of the prefrontal cortex. Haavik is particularly excited about what this implies: “The latest study suggests that the changes that we do see in the brain when we adjust the spine do occur in the prefrontal cortex.  That part of the brain is like the conductor in the brain.”  Such a finding could explain many of the previous findings of chiropractic’s effects – “An effect on the function of the prefrontal cortex could explain many previous research results, such as improvements in sensorimotor function relevant to falls-prevention; better joint-position sense in both the upper limb and the lower limb; improved muscle strength in lower limb muscles; better pelvic floor control; and better ability to carry out mental rotation of objects.” observed Haavik.

If, as this research suggests, adjusting improves prefrontal cortex activity, a part of the brain that is responsible for just so much higher level function, then what does this mean in terms of chiropractic’s impact on things like behaviour, decision making, memory and attention, intelligence, processing of pain and emotional response to it, autonomic function, motor control, eye movements and spatial awareness?

Why This Study Matters. Again, this study not only shows that when we adjust subluxations we change brain function.  It changes activity by 20% just by adjusting.

And this effect may be on the conductor in the brain.

This shows us that every time we’re adjusting someone, we’re having a big, positive effect on the brain. And a brain that’s functioning differently and conducting its activities better is sure to have an effect on the body.

 

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1. Lelic et al. “Manipulation of dysfunctional spinal joints affects
sensorimotor integration in the pre-frontal cortex: A brain source
localization study,” Neural Plasticity, Volume 2016

 

Credit: Spinal Research Foundation


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Fun Facts Friday ~ Heartbeat

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Your heartbeat changes and mimics the music you listen to.

 

 

 

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Potatoes, Eggs, and Coffee Beans

Potatoe-and-egg-1-300x266Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed.

Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Once the three pots began to boil, he placed potatoes in one pot, eggs in the second pot, and ground coffee beans in the third pot.

He then let them sit and boil, without saying a word to his daughter. The daughter, moaned and impatiently waited, wondering what he was doing.

After twenty minutes he turned off the burners. He took the potatoes out of the pot and placed them in a bowl. He pulled the boiled eggs out and placed them in a bowl.

He then ladled the coffee out and placed it in a cup. Turning to her he asked. “Daughter, what do you see?”

“Potatoes, eggs, and coffee,” she hastily replied.

“Look closer,” he said, “and touch the potatoes.” She did and noted that they were soft. He then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, he asked her to sip the coffee. Its rich aroma brought a smile to her face.

“Father, what does this mean?” she asked.

He then explained that the potatoes, the eggs and coffee beans had each faced the same adversity– the boiling water.

However, each one reacted differently.

The potato went in strong, hard, and unrelenting, but in boiling water, it became soft and weak.

The egg was fragile, with the thin outer shell protecting its liquid interior until it was put in the boiling water. Then the inside of the egg became hard.

However, the ground coffee beans were unique. After they were exposed to the boiling water, they changed the water and created something new.

“Which are you,” he asked his daughter. “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a potato, an egg, or a coffee bean? “

Moral:In life, things happen around us, things happen to us, but the only thing that truly matters is what happens within us.

Which one are you?

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From Childhood Migraines to Creating a Community of Wellness

Childhood Migraines

water-drop-liquid-petal-clean-ripples-923122-pxhere-111111Suffering from severe migraines as a child and having tried everything to alleviate them, Dr Harold “Skip” George’s mom at the suggestion of a friend, turned to Chiropractic.  Having had tremendous results Skip made the decision to become a chiropractor, to enable everyone the opportunity to experience the benefits of chiropractic just as he did.  Dr George graduated magna cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic.

Humble Beginnings

As a young doctor with a family he took the plunge and opened his practice in his East Petersburg home.  As his practice grew, he built and moved the practice to its current location IMG_9902-2.jpgon the Manheim Pike.  As word continued to spread how chiropractic was helping his patients regain their health and achieve wellness naturally, Dr George took on several associate doctors.  One of them being Dr Beth Risser, a graduate of Sherman College of Chiropractic, joined the team in January of 1992.  As the practice continued to grow so did Dr Risser’s knowledge and passion of chiropractic and it’s attributes to health and wellness.

The Baton is Handed Off 

Doc -Dr R-111After 47 years of changing lives through the power of the chiropractic adjustment, Dr George decided it was time to retire.  In October of 2015 Dr Risser rose to the challenge of filling the shoes of a legend within the chiropractic community and purchased the practice.  As her role changed with the addition of being the director of the office, what never changed is her purpose, commitment and care for her patients.  Dr Risser’s passion to help others goes beyond the walls of the office.  She is a board member of the Chiropractic Fellowship of PA, Sherman College Regent, as well as Heifer International.   She also volunteers her time at The Wittel Farm where she enjoys one of her favorite past times, gardening.

The Power That Made The Body, Heals The Body

Is a quote from the developer of chiropractic, BJ Palmer.  Although the Baton BJ Palmer-22has been handed over, it remains the foundation that George’s Chiropractic Health Center stands on.  We know the central nerve system is what controls all systems of the body.  We also know that when a vertebrae is out of alignment and putting pressure on the nerve system (subluxation) the body is not able to function properly.  Over time these subluxations left uncorrected causes body breakdown which can lead to many different complications within the body.  Dr Risser’s passion is to help everyone understand the importance of regular chiropractic care and healthy lifestyle choices.  She invites you to schedule a no charge ~ no obligation initial consultation and exam.  We also encourage you to take a few minutes to visit our website for more information.


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Disease Care or Vitalistic Care?

Which type of care makes sense to you?

Disease care is offered by someone who is attempting to treat symptoms, alleviate pain or “cure” disease.  This is an “outside in” approach.  Usually a person waits until they have a symptom and seek care to treat the pain with drugs, therapy or surgery.  A person who prescribes to this type of care ignores the cause of the problem and tries to simply cover it up.  They also ignore the powerful healing ability  of the body and the functioning of the body as a whole.

 Vitalistic care on the other hand does not treat symptoms or disease, but rather concerns itself with  making sure the body is working the best it can internally—an “inside out” approach.  A person who prescribes to this type of care recognizes the internal wisdom of the body that heals, repairs and maintains function within the body and makes sure there is not interference to  this mechanism.  This type of care goes after the cause of the problem rather than covering it up.

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Vitalistic Chiropractors provide true health care.  They concern themselves  with interference to the system of the body that controls all functions—the nerve system.

Vertebral subluxations cause an interference to the nerve system, therefore body functioning is decreased and thus the person’s overall health suffers.  Chiropractors also respect the body’s innate wisdom and constant striving to maintain health.

If going after the cause of the problem and thus maintaining the functioning of the body from within make more sense to you than treating the symptom or disease, then you are in the vitalistic model.

As chiropractors, we are proud to offer you this type of care that can truly be called vitalistic care.

www.GeorgesChiropractic.com

Lancaster Chiropractors who are keeping you connected through chiropractic!

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Lancaster – 717-569-5731

Dr Beth Risser

 

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