Posted tagged ‘sleep’

The 12 Days of Health and Wellness: Day 8

December 20, 2009

DAY 8 — sleep

Join us as we count down the days until Christmas with the American Chiropractic Association’s “12 Days of Health and Wellness.” (more…)

A Not So Silent Night

July 24, 2009

[originally published in KCN, January 2000]

colic-crying-baby-1The Christmas season has come and gone once again.  Memories have been made.  Good times have been shared.  And families have come together.  But alas, it’s time to pack away the decorations and lights.  Put away the Christmas CD’s, and eat that last Christmas cookie.  And as you hum the tunes of popular carols, and “Silent Night” comes to the forefront,  it might be surprising for you to realize that on average the parents of nearly 25% of our newborn population aren’t experiencing such a “silent night.”  Not during Christmas; not during anytime of the year for that matter.  Their babies are suffering from a frustrating condition of persistent crying many parents are well aware of — a condition known as colic. (more…)

Spinal Repair

June 5, 2009

[originally published in KCN, July 1999]

You could say it was business as usual at my office the other day.  The day was playing out like most any other day.  In other words, I was having a great day!  Three patients were comfortably seated in the reception area enjoying their reading selections, while I was helping a patient reschedule her next appointment.  And then it happened…  Kerplunk!  Everyone froze.  What was that?  The noise had come from my treatment room.   A troubled look came over my face, for  no one was in the treatment room.  I slowly made my way towards the area from whence the sound had come  as my patients waited, wide-eyed with anticipation.  As I peered around the wall, I quickly spotted the noisy culprit.  (more…)

Licking Doorknobs

March 27, 2009

doorknob[originally published in KCN, April 2009]

I recently posed the following question to my patients:  Suppose, for a moment, that you had to catch a cold.  Now, obviously, no one in their right mind really sets out to do such a thing, but, for the sake of argument, let’s just say that your goal was to actually catch a cold. How  would you go about doing it? (more…)


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