If there’s one thing we can count on in our life it is that whatever is going on now, will change. We live in a sea of change. All things in our universe, our solar system and our world, including our very bodies are changing. As we observe a little baby we notice the little one taking on new behaviours daily.
The infant’s nerve system is constantly questioning its environment and changing in response to the feedback it gets. Gravity takes me down, fire means hot, dirt tastes yukky (sometimes) and No means No (or maybe try a different approach so I don’t get caught). By the time a child is 11 they have the most nerve cells they will have in their life and from then on the number of nerve cells steadily diminishes. Herein lies a clue to aging. Continue Reading →
Morning Sickness is a common ‘condition’ of early pregnancy. Up to 70% of pregnant women experience this unpleasant situation. Within the medical community it is common for morning sickness to be referred to as a ‘symptom’ of pregnancy, as if pregnancy were a disease. The medical approach in dealing with this ‘symptom’ seems to be that morning sickness makes women distressed, so let’s alleviate the symptom, usually with drugs, and thereby relieve them of their discomfort. Continue Reading →
Chances are if you’re like 95% of the population, you would have suffered a headache at some stage in your life. For those who only get headaches rarely, when they are sick, or self indulge, it is a problem that presents little interruption to your life and will cease once the aggravating factor is no longer present.
For others though, headaches and the more severe migraine, can be a regular, persistent and life affecting event. Migraines can cause people to loose days off work and even have trips to the hospital in extre Continue Reading →
The 17th principle of chiropractic states that every effect has a cause and every cause, an effect. Pretty obvious, you might say. One cannot exist without the other, but when it comes to our health we seem to too often forget that a temporal relationship between the two events exists.
Medically, we tend to think that the appearance of a health ‘condition’ just happened and if we can’t find a cause that makes sense at the time the condition is noticed, we tend to put the condition down to bad luck or genetics or something as equally inane and treat the effects, leaving causes to remain. Continue Reading →
Arthritis is Australia’s number one most crippling disease and the most common chronic disease in people over 40. Arthritis affects over 3.85 million Australians or 18% of the population and by 2050, 7 million Australians will suffer from arthritis. The total cost of arthritis to the Australian economy was estimated to be $23.9 billion by Access Economics in 2007. Arthritis generally afflicts people between the ages of 20 and 50, but can affect all ages, even infants. The average age of onset is 47 and about three out of every five people with arthritis are under 65 years of age. Continue Reading →
Chiropractors keep referring to this big word, subluxation. What does it mean and how does its elimination so drastically benefit peoples lives
The scientific understanding of the word subluxation is described by the five components of the subluxation complex and all the big scientific alphabet soup words that that entails. Simply put, a subluxation is a complex of activities including altered movement, impaired nerve function, altered muscle and soft tissue function, and changes in bone architecture. Continue Reading →