Sunday, January 24, 2010

Chiropractic Adjustments for Babies?

Oh yes, you may not realize it but chiropractic care is extremely effective for the very young. The trauma of birth (whether a vaginal or C-section birth)produces significant stress on the baby's nervous system. This stress is represented by spinal subluxations (misalignments of their little vertebrae). And think about their long growing season in-utero. Abnormal positioning in the uterus, physical, mental, biochemical stress to the mother, also affect the fetus.

Chiropractors are trained in pediatric care and many have continued their learning through regular post grad education. How do we adjust a baby? After a skilled analysis,often using our fingertips- hence, very little pressure.
Many benefits to chiropractic care include increase in alertness, resolution of colic, better latch during breastfeeding, more sound sleep and overall a happier baby (and of course happier parents).

Andrew Tovin, a prominent researcher in birth trauma said "Survival of the newborn is governed mainly by the integrity and function of the vital centers of the brain stem." Brain stem is affected by the chiropractic adjustment.. Another published researcher, G. Gutmann documented a study of over 1,000 infants. He found that approximately 80% of all newborns had some form of nerve dysfunction.

Knowing this, a baby should be checked an adjusted as soon as possible after birth. Many significant health problems can be resolved and/or prevented.

Dr. Dias-Zair is trained through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association on the Webster Technique for pregnant moms and infant/pediatric care. Visit their website to read important information on healthy pregnancy and health infant/child care.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Q&A on Thermography January 18th at Lake Pleasant Chiropractic

Tammy Leiner of the Longevity Center is our guest speaker at our next Creating Wellness Club meeting. She will be making a brief presentation on the technology behind thermography and why so many people are seeking this safer option for screenings over mammography. Join us at 6:30pm for our club meeting- FREE of charge. Tammy will start speaking at 7pm. Spaces are limited so please contact our office rsvp (623)572-4476.

Next testing date is Monday January 25th. If you cannot attend her Q&A but would still like to schedule a scan please call Donna at our office.

How it works: State-of-the-art breast thermography uses ultra-sensitive infrared cameras
and sophisticated computers to detect, analyze, and produce high-resolution
diagnostic images of these temperature and vascular changes.

Detection: The procedure is both comfortable and safe using no radiation or
compression. By carefully examining changes in the temperature and blood
vessels of the breasts, signs of possible cancer or pre-cancerous cell
growth may be detected many years prior to being discovered using any
other procedure. This provides for the earliest detection of a breast concern as
possible. Because of breast thermography's extreme sensitivity, these
temperature variations and vascular changes may be among the earliest signs
of breast cancer and/or a pre-cancerous state of the breast.

Research: Breast thermography has been researched for over 30 years, and over 800
peer-reviewed breast thermography studies exist in the index-medicus.

In this database well over 250,000 women have been included as study
participants. The numbers of participants in many studies are very large--
ranging from 37,000 to 118,000 women. Some of these studies have followed
patients up to 12 years. Breast thermography has an average sensitivity and
specificity of 90%.

Research Results: Studies show that:

* An abnormal infrared image is also the single most important marker of
high risk for developing breast cancer

* 8 times more significant than a first order family history of the disease.

* A persistently abnormal thermogram carries with it a 22x higher risk of
future breast cancer.

* When added to a woman's regular breast health checkups, a 61% increased
survival rate has been realized.

* When used as part of a multimodal approach (clinical examination
+ mammography + thermography) 95% of early stage cancers will be detected.

Infrared Scan: A positive infrared scan may indicate the presence of many different breast abnormalities such as mastitis, benign tumors, fibrocystic breast disease, inflammatory breast disease, cancer and others.