#holdingishealing

MindSet ReSet

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Let’s play a little mind association - chiropractor- adjustment. They go together, right? Crazy as it might sound, this is exactly the perception that I’d like to change. 

To start with, it’s not surprising. All of your past experience tells you that you go to the chiropractor to get adjusted. I want you to take a moment and really think about what that means. It means that no matter what, you know that when you go to the chiropractor SOMETHING is always wrong with you! Isn’t that sad? It seems that human nature makes us assume that something will always be wrong with us.

When patients come to my office, we have a mindset “reset.” We work on retraining our brains to understand WHY we go to the chiropractor, and also how we should feel when we go there. I love helping my patients feel better in their bodies. It’s why I became an upper cervical chiropractor in the first place. The body has an amazing ability to heal itself when it’s allowed to function the way it was designed to.

In my office, utilizing upper cervical (UC) chiropractic care, I’m able to check a patient using objective testing (a thermal scan) to see if they are truly stuck, or if their body is just stressed out and needs some other form of help and self care. Many times the brain and nervous system are doing exactly what they were designed to do (self healing), but we have overused them to a point where they’re not actually stuck - just in a state of high stress.

Using the scan allows me to determine if patients truly need an adjustment or not AND lets me help them focus on ways to feel better while their body is doing its job. This new mindset allows them to see how amazing the body truly is -- that it can actually hold a correction and that they can keep making improvements so that they don’t need to get adjusted as often. 

So let's try this again - chiropractor…checkup! I mean, how much better is it to focus on how well your body can function? I try to relate it to going in for a mammogram, pap smear, or prostate exam. You go in, pay for the test, and truly hope nothing is wrong! Wouldn’t you love to go see someone with an optimistic outlook on your health? Someone who also does a happy dance with you when you find out you don’t need an adjustment because your body is being awesome?!

Of course, if you do need an adjustment (think of this as a tiny nudge in the right direction) we can do that, and then focus future check ups on maintaining that correction. It takes the body time to heal, time to rest in between adjustments and time to do its job. Come in with a positive mindset and the assumption that your body is adjusting itself!

Next time you're not sure if chiropractic can help you, just remember this association-chiropractor ... brain and nervous system ... all major functions of the body. Your visit is a check up, and having your most important system checked should bring you peace of mind. Chances are, your body is healing itself!

To find out if this could be what you're looking for connect with me!

The Best Thing to Help You HOLD a Correction

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I have patients asking me all the time what they can do to help hold their correction.

Sadly the answer they don't want to hear is rest! Rest is when your body gets a chance to heal.

Here are three things I've noticed that help my patients hold their corrections longer:

1. Actually take my recommendations for rest. The only homework I usually give to my patients is to find 15 minutes 2 times a day where they can rest. Really and simply rest. No other multi-tasking except maybe prayer, meditation, or a guided relaxation.

2. These patients that rest often really start noticing their results when they realize their sleeping longer and more deeply.

3. Those that take the extra step to sleep on the neck bone pillow promote passive stretching and restoration of the proper cervical curve. Many even take it up a notch by purchasing a zero gravity chair for their home or office. (If you'd like more info on purchasing one, please connect with me directly as I can usually get you a nice discount!)

That's it! For most people all that needs to happen is treat your body right and give it the time it needs to rest and heal. All things will start to fall into place!

f you have any questions or concerns, remember I'm always here for you. The journey to better health and lasting quality of life should be filled with love, laughter, and support. 

I Hate Getting Adjusted!

So, its not normally the phrase you expect to hear coming from a chiropractor's mouth. bu I really do hate getting adjusted!

Here's why: When you need an adjustment, it means that your body has been stuck and not working properly.

What I love about upper cervical chiropractic is that the point of coming to visit me isn't to get adjusted. Why go somewhere when you know every time you go, something is always wrong? Doesn't that make you feel bad? I would hate to go to a place, where every time I went I knew I was going to get bad news.

Upper cervical chiropractic is about CHECKING the nervous system, that most important system in the body, and only adjusting when absolutely necessary. Whether my patients know it or not, I do a little happy dance inside every time I don't need to adjust them!

Why? Because that means we're making progress! Healing is about adapting to our environment and making small steps toward health. Even when we may not feel so great, checking the nervous system and knowing it is working okay can be amazing peace of mind for the soul. To leave a space with some hope, instead of frustration that it was stuck, again!

o, just like most people (except those addicted to the "crack") I too hate being adjusted. I do love being checked and having the peace of mind that even on my bad days, my body's got it covered and I can keep on doing what I need to be focusing on.

A quick mid year thank you to all those that have trusted me to be there for you. To be your hope and peace of mind as you progress to your best health.

If you have any questions or concerns, remember I'm always here for you. The journey to better health and lasting quality of life should be filled with love, laughter, and support.