The more you understand your body and how it functions, the better equipped you'll be at taking care of yourself to achieve optimal health. Our team of health professionals empower patients to take charge of your own health and future, educating you about your condition to decrease your need for future care. We've included the Patient Education section on our website to provide you with valuable, practical wellness information. We hope you will turn to these pages whenever you have a question about health related issues and urge you to contact our practice at any time to make an appointment with one of our chiropractors.

SIX STEPS TO WELLNESS

STRUCTURE

Step 1: Re-establish Structural Integrity, The Foundation of Health.

Nerve and Structural interference happens when nerves or tissue are interfered with causing the life energy, which flows through them, to be blocked.  It can be produced through trauma such as an accident or fall, fractures, surgery, emotional stress, etc.

If our tissues, muscles or fascial movements are restricted it can cause interference with the electrical impulses moving through them.  Pain and disease are not the initial cause, but are actually key indicators of nerve interference.

Re-establishing structural integrity is the foundation of health.  80% of all conditions improve when the structure of the body is properly re-established to allow a free flow of vital energy.   


ELECTRICAL POLLUTION

Step 2: Rebalance Electromagnetics

We live in an ocean of electromagnetism.  Our bodies have their own electromagnetic field much like a magnet has north and south polarities.  Every cell has north and south polarity that affects all functions of the cell.  Our fields should be synchronized with the natural rhythms of the earth, moon and sun.


When electromagnetic pollution from power lines, appliances, computers and TVs, microwave communications devices, and even the electric clock by the bed begins to accumulate, our entire system becomes stressed to the point of exhaustion.  Our vision declines, our cells no longer know how to build and repair the body properly, and illness can set in.


NUTRITION

Step 3: Rebalance Nutrition

    A.    Reset Adrenals & the General Adaptive Syndrome (GAS)
    B.    Replenish Nutrition for Organs, Glands or Systems Weakness.
    C.    Reduce Infective Organisms in the Body.
    D.    Replace Enzymes and/or HCL to Aid Digestion, Assimilation and Elimination.
    E.    Restore Proper Bowl Flora to Optimize Colon Function

Survey's show that 20% of the US population never eats vegetables, and 40% rarely consumes fruit or fruit juices.  80% of the population never consumes whole grains or high-fiber foods.  All forms of refined sugar lower the immune system's function and interferes with the ability of the white blood cells to destroy unfriendly bacteria.

The standard American diet, which contains food grown on depleted soils, has left Americans deficient in many nutrients important to health.  In 1936, U.S. Senate Document 264 noted that 95% of Americans are deficient in one or more major minerals and many trace minerals, which have been proven to be necessary for bone mineralization.


ALLERGIES AND SENSITIVITIES

Step 4: Reprogram the body for any Allergy or Sensitivity

Conventional estimates suggest that 35 million people in the US suffer from allergies of different kinds.  As we remove the interferences to your health, reset your adrenal gland, and correct your nutrition and digestion we must correct allergies and sensitivities or they will keep triggering your immune system back into interference.  This is a very significant stage of healing and cannot be ignored.

There are basically three causes of allergies:

    1.     A substance in the environment such as dust, mold, pollen, etc.
    2.     Foods or food additives such as corn, milk, soy, etc.
    3.     Metabolic Biproducts (bodily fluids and tissues).

Allergic reactions can mimic a wide range of diseases and disorders and lead to confused immune system responses and to killing off friendly protective bacteria in our GI tracts, which encourages infective organisms.  Infective organisms are linked to leaky gut syndrome, or excessive permeability of the GI tract, partly caused by damaged, leaky walls in the digestive tract that allow food particles into the blood stream.  Food particles in the digestive tract are normal, but food particles in the blood stream are reacted to as foreign invaders.


EMOTIONS AND STRESS

Step 5: Re-evaluate Emotional Patterns & Remove Limiting Belief Systems

Emotion has been shown by the latest research to be a complex reaction between the body and mind.  This results in chemical reactions in the brain and cells, which produces energy made of electrical and magnetic nerve signals.  These energies or emotions literally have a frequency, which radiates outward from our energy field. 

The mind is a field of energy made up of the brain, the body, and the entire energy field.  These chemical and energy patterns are stored in the mind-body field and this is called emotional memory.  Patterns of thought and behavior are caused by one's perception.

Perceptions and beliefs are represented by the stored configurations of memory held in an electromagnetic field we call our mind.  Past experiences and perceptions of them control reflex emotional responses.  These emotional reflexes can then be re-played and create interferences to normal functions in life and limit one's ability to perceive situations properly.


TOXICITY

Step 6: Remove Heavy Metals and Other Toxins from the Body

Toxic metals are widely used in industry, food processing, and agriculture, and find their way into our air, food, and water. Exposures to these toxins are not blatantly obvious to us and are hard to pinpoint as a cause for illness. Some toxins are naturally occurring chemicals that our body has had a hard time breaking down. When accumulated in our cells these toxins can cause mutation or death. These can be harmless in very small quantities by deadly in large amounts. 

Researchers and experts in environmental medicine tell us that it is not a question of if our bodies are burdened with toxic overload but “how bad is it.” Common problems of toxicity include: headaches, fatigue, general joint and muscle pain, skin disorders like rashes and eczema, and asthma and allergies. Many toxins are neurotoxins like monosodium glutamate and mercury and affect our brain functions such as memory, quick thinking and moods.

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One of the main causes of pain and disease in the human body can be traced to improper alignment of the vertebrae in your spinal column. This is called a subluxation. Through carefully applied pressure, massage, and manual manipulation of the vertebrae and joints, pressure and irritation on the nerves is relieved and joint mobility is restored, allowing your body to return to its natural state of balance, called homeostasis. Put another way, when the bones in your spine are allowed to go back to their proper positions, the nerve energy can resume its normal flow and your body's natural healing processes can function properly.

In general, proper chiropractic treatment of your body's lumbar, or lower back, region, involves very little risk and the rewards can be significant.

Chiropractic or osteopathic manipulations can be especially helpful in relieving pain for facet joint injuries, osteoarthritis, and sacroiliac joint dysfunction, because such conditions respond well to mobilization. Moreover, scores of patients with chronic headaches, sinus problems, high blood pressure, ear infections, leg pain, arthritis, and many other illnesses have reported significant relief after chiropractic therapy.

Increasingly over the past few decades, the medical community has come to accept and recognize chiropractic care as a valid form of treatment for a variety of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions, and as a conservative treatment option for patients with lower back pain. Moreover, many medical doctors recognize a chiropractic diagnosis and accept it as the first line of treatment for functional disorders of the entire musculoskeletal system.

Studies by leading medical journals in recent years have confirmed the benefits of chiropractic care:

  1. A 1993 report by the Ontario Ministry of Health concluded that chiropractic care was the most effective treatment for lower back pain. The agency also recommended that chiropractic care be fully integrated in the Canadian government's health care system.
  2. In 1994, the federal Agency for Health Care Policy and Research published its Clinical Practice Guidelines, which asserted that spinal manipulation was effective in reducing pain and speeding recovery among patients with acute low back symptoms without radiculopathy.
  3. A 1996 New England Journal of Medicine study of outcomes and costs for acute low back pain found that patients treated by chiropractors were significantly more satisfied than those who saw primary care, orthopedic or managed care practitioners.
  4. A 1996 study in the journal Spine echoed that study and found that patients who sought chiropractic care were more likely to feel that treatment was helpful, more likely to be satisfied with their care, and less likely to seek care from another provider for the same condition, compared to those who sought care from medical doctors.
  5. In 2001, the Center for Clinical Health Policy Research at Duke University concluded in a study that spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate improvement for cervicogenic headaches, or those that originate in the neck, and had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension-type headache than a commonly prescribed medication.

Dr. Constandinos Shizas D.C. - Chiropractor, "the Source of Health", 1279 Route 46 East, Parsippany NJ, 07054 973-794-3762, 973.794.3763 (fax)