Archive for July, 2012
Chiropractic Treatments – Why it’s done
By Mayo Clinic staff
Most often people seek chiropractic adjustment as a remedy for pain conditions, including:
• Low back pain
• Neck pain
Each year in the United States, 1 in 4 adults experiences low back pain — a condition that can be frustrating and difficult to treat. Low back pain is the main reason why people seek chiropractic care. Research shows that chiropractic adjustment may offer mild to moderate relief from low back pain. In some studies, chiropractic adjustment proved to be as effective as other, more conventional treatments.
Chiropractic care is an outgrowth of belief in these concepts:
• Your body has a natural and powerful ability to heal itself.
• Your body’s structure — bones, joints and muscles — and capacity for healthy function are closely intertwined.
• Chiropractic treatment helps balance your body’s structure and function and promotes self-healing.
Did you give meditation a chance and decide it’s not your cup of tea? New research suggests you could be missing out on all the health benefits of meditation by simply starting out with a technique not well matched to your personal tastes.
Adam Burke, director of San Francisco State University’s Institute for Holistic Health Studies, suggests trying another method to see which one is best suited to you.
“If someone is exposed to a particular technique through the media or a health care provider, they might assume because it’s popular, it’s the best for everyone,” he said. “But that’s like saying because a pink dress or a blue sport coat is popular this year, it’s going to look good on everybody. In truth, different people like different things.”
Burke and colleagues recently conducted a study of college students new to meditation and their preferences among four meditation techniques — mantra, mindfulness, zen, and qigong visualization.
The participants learned all four different techniques, with 31 percent rating mantra as their preferred choice and another 31 percent choosing mindfulness. However, 22 percent said zen was their favorite, and 15 percent voted for qigong. Participants who opted for mantra and mindfulness said they thought the techniques were easier to practice, more calming, and less complex.
Partly accounting for the differences in tastes, the researchers note, is age, with older participants opting for zen, while younger participants preferred mindfulness.
The results of the study appear in the July 7 issue of the journal Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing.
Another type of mindfulness meditation known as integrative body-mind training (which focuses on breathing and posture awareness) has recently been a hot topic in the media with a new study that found that the technique can have a positive physical effect on the brain, boosting connectivity and efficiency. The study appears in the June issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Our Coaches can assist you with Guided Meditation Practices – Schedule a Session with Torin or Marie (www.theocenter.net).
I came across a great article in Hartford Courant Wednesday, in the Living Section, “Alternatives for Back Pain” written by Julie Deardorff of the Chicago Tribune. In her article, she quoted Dr. Brent Bauer, “Everything words better when it is part of a whole person care approach, which includes good nutrition, appropriate exercise, good sleep and stress management…”
Of the eight different commonly used options for relieving back pain, five of them can be found under one roof at The Oneida Holistic Health Center (www.thocenter.net), right here in town. The services offered there are Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Swedish massage, Acupressure Massage, Wellness Coaching and Stress Management.
Not sure what you might need, one of our Wellness Coaches will be glad to spend some time with you to develop a program that is just right for you. Call the Oneida Holistic Health Center, 860-467-6518, to schedule a consultation.
Free Healings at The Oneida Holistic Health
As a way of giving back to the community, The Oneida Holistic Health Center (located in The Village Green) is holding First Friday Free Healing nights. Every first Friday of themonth, starting this Friday, July 6th, from 7-8:30 PM, our practitioners will be giving free 10-15 minute healing sessions.
What to expect: You will sitindividually with one of our practitioners and receive 10-15 minute Hands onHealing. Space is limited so please call to reserve your spot. Times willbe assigned first come, first serve. (or in this case first call, firstserve) Looking forward to meeting youand helping you on your road to wellness. Call: 860-467-6518.
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Cost: FREE