Massage Therapy For Weight Loss

by Administrator 28. November 2012 12:30

Obesity, caused due to excess body weight is a rising epidemic among people of every age. This leads to various medical risks, some of which may have life threatening too. The various health problems include high blood pressure, stroke, heart ailments, diabetes, gout, arthritis, gallstones and breathing problems like asthma. The body mass index abbreviated as BMI of an individual determines the severity of obesity of an individual. People suffering from obesity are asked to control diet and often recommended for several workout programs along with massage therapy. It has been seen that people who were subjected to massage therapy along with exercises lose a subsequent amount of weight. 

Massage benefits in weight loss:
Various researches conducted on massage therapy have shown that there is a positive effect on your muscle-building capabilities and fitness levels after undergoing a massage therapy. These healthy muscles burn calories and in turn help you lose weight and also improve your overall wellbeing. Tissue metabolism is increased by massage as it tends to increase the interchange of vital substances between the blood and tissue cells. When you exercise your muscles by working out, you require adequate nutrition to recover and rebuild the muscles. Massage therapy increases the blood flow and supply the vital nutrients to the muscles. This helps the muscles rebuild and consequently burn enough calories.  

Massage therapy also improves the muscle power and makes them perform better while active. With a properly maintained muscle power, maximum number of calories is burnt following which you can lose weight.  This improved range of motion and flexibility of the muscles helps in recovery and muscle repair and there is considerably less risk of injuries during exercise.

Chiropractic massage
Chiropractic care has been advantageous in curing various diseases that are related to your nervous system.  A massage therapy is also conducted by various chiropractors in order to relax the muscles of your back, neck, and torso. These muscles when tense, leads to various problems like cramping, back aches, neck aches, headaches and migraines, and other illnesses. The deep tissue massages can deeply relax your body and helps the chiropractor to adjust sublaxations of the spine. Chiropractic massage that primarily focuses on improving the nervous system functioning has also shown benefits in losing weight. The massage, along with mental benefits, aids the body muscles by relieving them from any discomfort, pain or pressure.  The chiropractic massage concentrates on the supporting muscles of the torso. It stretches and loosens the muscles, thereby enhancing blood circulation. This way the body eliminates the metabolic waste and also helps in burning the extra calories that accumulate as extra body fat leading to obesity.

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Chiropractic Adjustment For Newborns

by Administrator 19. November 2012 06:35

An infant needs chiropractic care in order to grow as a healthy adult. This statement is quite true but it may be confusing for people who often associate chiropractic care as a profession that deals with only back pain. However, chiropractors actually manage the subluxations caused due to pressure or irritation on the nervous system by the spinal bones. Among new born babies, the birth process is one of the most common causes of a subluxation and therefore newborns need chiropractic treatment.

 While managing the birth process, various damages are often seen occurring to the nervous system of newborns that ranges from mild subluxations in the upper neck to more serious subluxations causing spinal cord damage, neural hemorrhage and central nervous system problems. These problems may not show their consequences immediately after birth, but may cause serious problems during adulthood.

The various immediate problems arising due to subluxations during birth process are spinal cord and brain stem injuries, brain bleeding and swelling, neurological deficits, breathing problems and even sudden death of the newborn. The results of the problem caused to the nervous system during birth that are often seen in grown-ups are disabilities to memorize, frequent headaches, visual and hearing problems, different sort of palsies and various immune functional problems.

The nervous system is said to be the master system of the body. In a developing infant, the immature nervous system causes other problems in the body. Since a healthy nervous system is required in babies for proper growth and development of other systems and also in maintaining the overall health of the body, it is therefore essential to take its good care right from the time of birth.

Chiropractic is considered to be the safest forms of health care as the treatment is not painful and involves no medication. Chiropractic care in babies includes the correction of subluxations in the spine caused mainly during the birth process. The pediatric adjustments mostly include the cranial-sacral technique and the activator technique, both of which make use of very soft force. In order to make spinal adjustments, a slight pressure is applied on a baby’s spine by the chiropractors because it is very supple.

From years, chiropractors have been emphasizing on the importance of getting the infants checked for any spinal subluxations. The techniques used for correcting the subluxations are painless and easy. A baby who might appear to be healthy may suffer with spinal misalignments at the time of their birth. Every child deserves to live a healthy and happy life and therefore, the chiropractic adjustment for newborns is crucial.

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Chiropractic Care For Runners

by Administrator 12. November 2012 07:38

Running regularly is one way to stay healthy and fit. No doubt, it has several health benefits, but it often leads to a number of serious injuries also associated with running. Most of these injuries include shin splints, patellofermoral pain syndromes, flat feet and stress fractures. While running, the musculoskeletal system absorbs up to 300% of the runner’s weight on the heel strike, this exerts stress on the body which may further lead to injuries.

If you are a runner and experiencing pain or have any history of injury, you should seek chiropractic help. Chiropractors are experts in diagnosing, treating and also preventing a number of muscular and skeletal problems. They generally help alleviate pain and symptoms associated with running using a variety of proven techniques. Best of all, they can help keep you running at your best!

According to the chiropractors, the sooner the symptoms are caught, the more effectively and quickly the problems can be managed and treated. These specialists can help in treating over pronation, ‘the inward rolling of the foot beyond the acceptable parameters of general standing, walking and running’ and also those who have very high arches and are very sensitive to stress reactions and fractures. The biggest advantage of chiropractic care to runners and athletes is preventive care. It’s much easier to maintain good health and prevent injury than to treat somebody already suffering from pain.

Most of the running related problems are caused by alignment problems that take time to develop, and an even longer time for the pain to start. If our bodies were perfectly aligned, then we would be able to cope with the regular stress that running brings along. However, only a  few of us have perfect alignment, and in many cases people with flat feet are at a higher risk of developing fractures due to extra cumulative stress to the body.

We at Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness give a good overall evaluation and teach our patients how to prevent injuries and maintain good alignment, thereby reducing the chance of injury. If you are looking for preventive treatment, we can help evaluate your condition by offering scans of your feet and an analysis of your posture. For more details, you can visit us at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548 or call us at (254) 698-1600.


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The Link Between Chiropractic Care And Your Eyes

by Administrator 5. November 2012 07:48

The eyes that provide us with the sense of vision play a crucial role in our life to enjoy the world around. It therefore becomes important to take care of this sense. For people who spend a lot of time sitting in front of the computer while working in offices, or for those whose eyes are exposed to dust and other foreign substances, taking protective measures for eyes is very necessary. If neglected, eye problems like cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration can occur. Along with taking immediate measures to ensure the eye safety, one must also regularly visit the ophthalmologist as they can detect any eye problem at an early stage and can provide a better cure. Since every body part including the eyes is controlled and coordinated by the central nervous system, we can therefore link chiropractic care that deals with certain neuromuscular problems of your eyes.

We find an interesting relationship between chiropractic care and treatment of vision problems. The optic nerves of the central nervous system carry the data from the eyes and supplies this input to the brain. Whenever this nerve communication is interrupted, an abnormality in the proper functioning of the eyes is witnessed. The interruptions may also be caused by spinal subluxations (misalignments). Chiropractic can trap and fix these disruptions in the central nervous system. Thereby certain vision problems can be treated by chiropractic care.

Chiropractic care is however, not an exact remedy for blindness or vision problems. But somehow just by correcting the spinal misalignments, patients have been benefitted in curing several other problems that had little or almost nothing to do with their original ailments. This included their eye sight problems which were considerably improved after getting a chiropractic treatment. Many chiropractors have encountered many cases in the past few years where their patients had shown changes in visual acuity, oculomotor function, intraocular pressure, and pupillary size after being assisted with chiropractic care. Normal functioning of the nervous system is restored by the chiropractor that allows the body to work in a natural way.

As stated above, this famous health care profession basically cures the disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system that leads to several ailments in general health of an individual. The chiropractic physicians do not recommend any drug or medicine to the patients. Instead, they practice hands on approach for the health care of the patients that incorporates the examination of the patient, diagnosis of the problem and the treatment required to cure it. The chiropractors also recommend some therapeutic exercises and guide the patients on nutrition and general lifestyle to maintain a proper health.

For more information on chiropractic care for eyes, visit us at Corrective Chiropractic And Wellness. We are located at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548 or call us at (254) 698-1600.

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