December Product of the Month

The Cervical Denneroll Orthotic Device is a simple, yet complex, pillow-like device engineered with curves, angles, and ridges extrapolated from the CBP evidence based cervical spinal model. With simple training and education, you can instruct your patients to properly position the Cervical Denneroll device for low-stress, comfortable mirror-image traction (spinal remodeling) treatments at home.
If you suffer from forward head posture, a straightened neck, or headaches, ask one of the doctor’s in the office if the Cervical Denneroll could help you!


October Products of the Month

Do you have a sore throat? The menthol in Thieves® cough drops helps soothe sore throats, relieve coughs, and cool nasal passages. With naturally derived ingredients and no processed sugar, dyes, artificial flavors, or preservatives, these cough drops are easy to take anywhere you may need relief!

For an extra immune boost, try adding two drops of Oregano Vitality™ and 2 drops of Thieves Vitality™ in a veggie capsule to support a support a healthy immune system. Veggie capsules are my preferred way to ingest these powerful oils, but you can also add them to your Ningxia Red or water.

Oregano Vitality:
· Supports a healthy lifestyle regimen.
· Cleansing for the digestive system.
· Has antioxidant properties
· Supports the immune system

Thieves Vitality:
– Supports a healthy immune function.

– May contribute to overall wellness when taken as a dietary supplement.

– Contains Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil, which may help support a healthy respiratory system when taken as a dietary supplement.

– Includes the naturally occurring constituent eugenol from Clove and Cinnamon.

To prevent the “oil burps” try taking your capsule with a fatty drink like almond milk. You can also add a few drops of carrier oil to the capsule or simply follow the capsule with a 1/2 Tablespoon of coconut oil. Essential oils are attracted to fat, so they sit better in your stomach with another fatty substance.

These three are a powerhouse for the upcoming change of season!



Why you need more SLEEP

Are you among the one in three Americans who, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, don’t get adequate sleep on a regular basis? If so, your health is likely affected as well, whether it’s surfacing in the form of weight gain, headaches, mood swings or trouble focusing. Read on for more about how sleeplessness impacts you as well as what you can do to enjoy sounder sleep.

Dangers of Routine Sleep Loss
The list of factors that can contribute to temporary or long-term insomnia is lengthy, ranging from stress and environmental factors to prescription drug side effects or too much caffeine. Then there are emails, texts, social media and on-demand entertainment that constantly vie for our attention. (Netflix binge, anyone?) Narrowing down the cause of your sleep loss is the first step toward a restful slumber.

How to Get More Zzz’ssleep
Sleep is a necessity, and health experts recommend between seven and nine hours every night. How do you ensure you get that routinely? A few simple adjustments to your daily schedule can go a long way.

  • Exercise regularly, even if it’s a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood each day.
  • Avoid eating heavy foods within two hours of bedtime, and keep your caffeine in check. Experts say it can affect sleep 10 to 12 hours after consumption.
  • Spend some time winding down. That means turning off the TV, cellphone and tablet. Instead, take a warm bath, meditate or read a book to relax.
  • Maintain a routine sleep schedule, even on the weekends. It can help set your body’s internal clock.
  • Make sure your bedroom is a peaceful, comfortable getaway that’s dark, quiet and cool — three characteristics found to help encourage sound sleep.



January Essential Oil of the Month

Peppermint Oil

peppermint-oilPeppermint oil is great for a variety of uses! It aids in digestion, helps alleviate headaches, and helps relieve sinus congestion! Peppermint oil can be used topically on the back of your neck when you have a headache or sinus pressure to help open you up, or it can be diffused in your household. It is also great for keeping you awake during long drives, and it has a cooling effect on the skin to relieve sore muscles. Peppermint is our go-to oil for January with this colder weather. Stop by the office to ask more about this amazing oil!


Pediatric Health Issues: Fevers

It’s hard to know what to do when  your child has a fever, or to know when the fever has gotten too severe. Afevers-and-kids fever is when the body recognizes that there are foreign invaders that have made it into your system, and it raises the internal temperature of the body (past 98.6 degrees) to try and kill off whatever you have contracted. This temperature increase is regulated by the hypothalamus, a part of the brain that acts like the thermostat. As your child’s temperature starts to rise, they will feel colder initially because the body pulls all the blood from the skin and pushes it back into the body to use to increase the core temperature and they will get the shakes because the body is using the muscles to create yet more head on the inside.

What temperatures are considered to be “fevers”?

So what temperature are considered to be feverish and what levels are considered to be too high for children? For children, a temperature of 100-102 degrees Fahrenheit is considered a “low grade” fever.  A temperature of 102-104 is considered “moderate”. Temperatures of 104-106 are considered “high” and anything over 106 is considered “severe”.


What to do when the fever gets too high:

Calcium: this can help bring down a child’s fever naturally

Egg Whites: dip your child’s feet in egg whites to pull the fever towards the feet and relieve pressure on the rest of the body.

Cool/Tepid Bath: tepid or a little less than room temperature so it doesn’t shock the body

AND OF COURSE: Get more adjustments! Adjustments boost the immune system and allow the body to heal itself from the inside out.


Ways to Stay Positive During the Holiday

positive holidayThe holiday season can be extremely stressful for a wide variety of reasons. For those who have experienced a hardship or have had a tough year, the holidays can exacerbate those feelings of loss and loneliness. Depression is a reality for many people, and getting through the holidays can be one of the most difficult things to do.

If you are finding it difficult to remain positive during the holiday season, here a few ways to ease your anxiety and depression in hopes of feeling more encouraged:

Focus on the Positive
For those who have undergone a significant loss, whether it be a death in the family, the loss of a job, the loss of a home, or something similar, it can be hard to find the positive in the situation, especially when it seems as if everyone else is feeling happier than you. However, if you can focus on the areas in your life where something is going right—no matter how large or small—you can slowly begin to feel more positive. Focusing on what you have instead of what you do not can help ease your anxiety.

Less Fortunate
Even in the most difficult of situations, a great way to stay positive is to remind yourself that someone out there has it worse than you. Spending time with the less fortunate can give you some perspective on your own situation, showing you that even in the most difficult of moments, there is something to be grateful for.

Volunteering during the holidays at a local homeless shelter, an orphanage, or a community center can be a great way to not only fill up your time, but also give you an opportunity to help others who may have it worse than you do.

The Big Picture
Finally, even in the darkest of situations, try to take a look at the larger picture. While what you are feeling might be totally justified, these feelings and your current situation are not forever. In a month, a year, or a few years, things will be different. While this season of your life has been difficult, there still is a future. Reminding yourself of that can help you gain perspective on your feelings.

Though the holiday season can be especially difficult, attempting to stay positive can help you feel as encouraged as possible.


October Chiropatients


October Chiropatient: Barbara Kosanke

Ms. Barbara has been such a great patient to have in the office! She comes to all of our classes, is interested in having a healthier lifestyle, and she has even referred her family to our office! We love her and her entire family, and it’s always a joy to see them all! We wish we had 100 more patients like her!








October Chirokid: Dayton Reichle

Dayton has been coming into our office for a few months and he always has a smile on his face. He knows the importance of getting adjusted especially during the winter season to keep the immune system boosted, and he always makes his appointments! We are thankful for Dayton and his desire to stay healthy! We love when the children in our office are excited to see us and stay well!


July Chiropatients of the Month

IMG_0182-e1468852228930Mrs. Kim is a great patient to have in the office. She is faithful in coming to all of her adjustments and making them up when she misses! She also enjoys all of our classes and getting educated on different ways to stay healthy! She has referred other patients to our office who have been great patients as well. We love seeing her passion for her spine and her health and can’t wait to see all the change she’s made by being proactive!


Jacob is Mrs. Kim’s son and is a great asset to our patients. He is adamant about getting his adjustments and making sure he does all of his exercises to stay in shape for baseball and his other sports! We have already seen great progress in the few months he’s been here. He is super polite and respectful to our staff and is a pleasure to see when he’s in the office! We love having families that get adjusted. Families that get adjusted together stay together!



Natural Remedies for Ear Infections in Children

Ear infections are a very important topic. This is commonly the condition that starts children down the antibiotic path of which is hard to switch them back to natural remedies. Dr. Jim Bob Haggerton, D.C.  states in his blog, “Not all ear infections are baby-ear-infection-ear-painactually infected ears, or even infections. Children’s Eustachian tubes (ear canals) are not slanted down like those like adults. Their canals are straight across or horizontal, making it hard for your baby to get much help from gravity to move the fluid from the lymph nodes and the ears into the throat and out of their body.”

So, what do you do if your child is fussy and having issues with one or both of their ears? Are there things you can do besides medication? Absolutely!

Manage Fluid:

  1. Chiropractic Adjustments – If the bones in the top of your baby’s neck become restricted, the muscles around that area cannot contract and work correctly. If the muscles don’t contract correctly, then the body has a hard time flushing out the fluid in the ear canals. Gentle adjustments to this area help to reduce spasms and reestablish normal motion to a restricted area.
  2. Essential Oil Therapy – In our office we use Young Living Essential Oils and have used them for years. The oils are amazing because they work fantastically with children because they soak directly into the skin (topical) or are absorbed and used through inhalation (if diffused). Never put the oils directly in your child’s ear. Some oils to use are Lemon, Melrose, Lavender, and Copaiba.

Immune Boosters:

  1. Probiotics – the stomach and digestive tract play a huge role in immune function. Probiotics are a good bacteria that help regulate, support, and protect your system.
  2. Thymex – This product is made by Standard Process that helps to boost immunity by stimulating the thymus glad.
  3. Thieves Oil – This oil, manufactured by Young Living, is key to boosting immunity and helping fight infection. Use this on the bottoms of your child’s feet and diffuse it in their room while their asleep to further boost their system!



Headaches & Chiropractic Care

headache-1lIf you have a headache, you’re not alone. 9 out of 10 American’s suffer from headaches. Some are occasional, some frequent, some are dull and throbbing, and some cause delibitating pain and nausea.
What do you do when you have a headache? Grit your teeth, grin and bear it, lie down, pop a pill and hope it goes away?


A report released in 2001 by researchers at the Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center in Durham, NC found that spinal adjustments resulted in almost immediate improvement for those headaches that orignate in the neck, and had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension type headache than a commonly prescribed medication.