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Sleep: Nap Time for Grown Ups!

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So I'm one of those smart chiropractors, the kind that knows you're not going to go home and do like 15 exercises that I might recommend.

The one homework I have that I know over 85% of my practice actually does: Nap Time for Grown Ups!

In a society where we're always go, go, go wishing we had just a moment in the day to stop, Doctor's Orders to take a nap are JUST PERFECT!

I usually recommend that my patient's find 15 minutes twice a day to stop and rest on their neck bone pillow. It give them a chance to slow down and gives the body a mini healing session. Bonus is that on the neck bone pillow, they get passive stretching to put the neck back into proper alignment for optimal brain/body messaging. 

The more often your body gets a chance to rest, the less overworked it feels and the more healing that will get done. This means you have more energy to do what you need to do!

So, give your body a break every now and then. It needs you to!

Doctor's orders!

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. 

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.