Chiropractic Management of Hypertension by: Dr. Rod Kirk

The march issue of the Journal of Human Hypertension 2007 reports that upper cervical adjustments to correct the position and function of the atlas vertebra can significantly lower blood pressure in patients with Stage – 1 hypertension.  Professor George Barakis, Director of the Rush University Hypertension Center said ” he actually didn’t believe it, when the statastician brought the resuls”.  He also indicated that there “seems to be no adverse side afffects. “

Achieving True Wellness by: Dr. Rod Kirk

Can you imagine if your entire life improved by 10%?What if your energy, sleep, healing ability, and immune function were all improved by 10%? How about a 10% improvement in hormonal balance and digestion efficiency? If your entire body was functioning 10% better it would make a huge difference. You would enjoy a much happier, healthier, energetic life! What is it that some people know about ChiropracticWellness Care that others don’t? Why do they receive Chiropractic Wellness Care to help them be their best and healthiest? The answer is that these people know health is not just how they feel. They know that you can feel perfectly fine, and still not be healthy. Did you ever know someone who thought they were healthy and then all of a sudden had a heart attack? Do you know anyone who felt fine one day and then, what seems like all of a sudden, was diagnosed with cancer, diabetes, arthritis, or a herniated disc? True chiropractic wellness patients fully understand the relationship between their nerve system and the function of every cell, tissue, and organ of their body. How do you digest your food to get the maximum intake of nutrients your body needs to function properly? How does your heart know how fast to beat when you are exercising in order to supply appropriate oxygen to all the cells in your body? How does your body know what hormones to produce and when it’s time to go to the bathroom?Every function of your body is controlled and regulated by your nervous system. Your brain takes in all the information from the environment and sends out signals that trigger the appropriate response by your body. As long as there is no interference to this system, the brain<receives the correct signals, and in turn sends out thecorrect response. The result is a healthy human being with unlimited abilities and human potential.Unfortunately, if there is interference to this pathway, it acts like static on a telephone line and all the body functions become reduced. Dr. Chung Ha Suh, a researcher from the University of Colorado, found that 45mm. of mercury pressure, roughly the weight of a quarter, is enough to reduce the function of that nerve to 40 percent of its original value. We’ve already seen the significance of 10%; can you imagine the effect of 40%? Removing this interference is a serious health issue. Chiropractic care is essential for wellness. Chiropractic removes interference from your nervous system. Chiropractic Wellness Care keeps your spine and nervous system free from interference so that your body can function at its best all the time. This is why chiropractic wellness patients receive chiropractic wellness care, and make chiropractic care a family priority.

We are all Children Inside by: Dr. Rod Kirk

Recently I was unsure who the adult really was. Some of us may associate stress in our lives as strictly for the grown ups. But, recently I was taught a wonderful lesson from my ten year old daughter Emma. It all started with some tears and ended with tears, as for the middle, lets just say it was enlightening. My daughter spent a few days at home allowing her body to do what it is supposed to do when it’s fighting of it’s sickness (just a little natural chiropractic thrown in there). It was the beginning of the week and all was back to normal – I thought. It was Monday morning, you know the one where I have to drop my children off at school by 9:00 a.m. and also be at work by 9:00 a.m., I just kissed my son good-bye and told him I loved him and when I turned to the back seat to do the same for my daughter, I noticed her beautiful hazel eyes swollen with tears. I asked what was wrong, and told her I can’t leave her like this. We waited for a few moments but couldn’t quite pin point the problem. I brought her to work and the first break from patients we went for a talk. She reflected on the demands that are put on her from school, friends, teachers, piano instructor, her brother’s hockey schedule, parents and of course herself. We talked about the feelings she has inside. They include lowliness, sadness, embarrassed and angry that she even felt this way. Then I asked the hardest question of my life. I felt the emotion stir inside of me. I remember asking myself the same type of question, over the course of my own life, in a round about way. You know the same question when life gets crazy, hectic and out of control. I asked her if she felt it would be easier if she was just not around at all. She hesitated for a moment, unsure how she should answer and just nodded her head up and down. I gave her a big smile as the tears began to run down my own cheek and told her me too. I told her everyone feels like this at some time. I could see the wait lift off her shoulders immediately. I told her that her feelings were very normal and that she is not alone in having them. I told her that I was proud of her ability to talk about them and that I learned a lot about myself today. We also talked about when our body gets run down physically for a few days that it is normal. But, when our mind or spirit gets run down it’s not O.K. We must push on and persevere. If we are weak in mind then we must be weak life. However, this is not the case. We are stronger people to be in touch with our spirit and recognize when we are experiencing a “Spirit Flu”. Your health is a balance of MIND – Body – Spirit and each one is as important as the other. When you feel overwhelmed like a child and nothing seems right, you may not have a cough or fever but your Spirit may be sick. Read this story twice and call me in the morning.