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Chiropractic Focus – Why Chiropractic maintenenace care makes sense

Mary just saw her chiropractor for her regular maintenance visit and was having a lunch with her friend, Stella. She explained that she had been doing this for years following her initial course of spinal correction, going about 4 to 5 times a year some years and then 10 to 12 times other years, depending on how life goes. So her friend asked her: “Why do you undergo Chiropractic maintenance? Didn’t the doctor fix you the first time?” A simple…

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Chiropractic Spinal Health Wellness, general

Wellness focus – Introducing the Stress Massage

I treated myself to a new massage experience at Mabuhay Chiropractic Clinics, located in Las Pinas / Alabang, offering an advanced “stress massage” in their SM Southmall clinic, to help people reduce their stress and to introduce the connection between spine and nerves, between posture and general health. It only took 30 minutes for the therapist to focus on massaging the back and neck, apparently stimulating nerves at their spinal root; then focusing on the hands and feet, the next nerve…

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Health Focus – Doc! Fix me I am Broken

Christian Welling, an accomplished high school athlete, has encountered an acute hip injury after stumbling on the last few steps going down the stairs. The pain is excruciating! Mary his mother wall called by the school and she immediately took him to the hospital emergency room. Fortunately there was nothing broken so she next took him to the family chiropractor because she knows that a physical problem needs a physical solution. If you liked this post, say thanks by sharing…

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Chiropractic Focus – Lordosis and Kyphosis explained

The word scoliosis is a word we have all heard before; it is the lateral bending of the spine mostly observed to the left and right and back again to form the letter ‘S’. Two other terms that you may have heard somewhere are Lordosis and Kyphosis, and these are forward bending of the spine and backward bending of the spine, respectively. At the time of birth we all have a spine shaped in a ‘C’ or in the fetal…

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Is it Safe to Have the Spine Cracked?

Does cracking your joints hurt your joints? The answer is YES, inappropriate repetitive cracking of the joins hurts them… not because of the “crack” but because of ligament and cartilage damage. If you repeatedly crack your joints they become somewhat unstable by producing laxity in the ligaments that hold the joint together so the joint loses its stability. Stressful micro-movements of the joint make it arthritic with the cartilage deteriorating. What is that sound in the first place you ask?…

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Osteoporosis (D3 & Exercise VS Calcium and Hormones)

Osteoporosis

Mary is approaching her mid 40’s and is concerned about early menopause and its related osteoporosis so she fully expects that her MD will put her on hormone replacement therapy. That’s what conventional thinking tells us right? When a woman gets above 45 she will suffer osteoporosis from menopause. What if that is not true? What if osteoporosis has mostly nothing to do with the lowered estrogen levels that causes menopause? Long-term studies show that women who were athletic as teenage girls…

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Chiropractic Focus – Asthma

Asthma Attack

When there is difficult or laborious breathing and it is not caused by an advanced lung disease such as TB or lung cancer, the most common diagnosis is Asthma, where the bronchial tubes (air pipes) close down and make normal breathing difficult. This is commonly seen in children but it can persist long into adult lives. Why do the air pipes close down? The family or ENT doctor will usually prescribe an inhaler that sends a steroid mist into the…

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Chiropractic Focus – Neck Pain

Giraffe

Did you know that people have the same number of neck bones as a Giraffe? Yes it’s true. There are seven bones. In a previous blog I mentioned how the upper part of the neck is known as the “headache zone” and today we will discuss the other common problems related to misalignments of the seven bones in the neck. Pain in the neck comes from actual damage being reported to the brain in any of the tissues or structures of the…

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Chiropractic Focus – Migraine Headaches

Migraine Headache

Christopher has been missing more school days because of his regular Migraines. There is concern over taking strong medications so the family looked into Chiropractic for an alternative solution. Migraine Headaches afflicts 8% of the population and women suffer this type of headache much more than men. Truth is a Migraine is not just a bad headache as many people think! It is a series of physiological events that occur in the body that concludes as a severe headache. Migraines…

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Chiropractic in the Philippines – An Introduction

Chiropractic Angel

Almost every Filipino is well aware of prioritizing dental health. Getting their teeth cleaned, managed and sometimes restored. But when it comes to spinal health, the average Pinoy is often left in the dark. “Chiropractic in the Philippines? What is that?” Sad to say, many people no longer have their teeth or the need for a Dentist any more; but, last time we looked, people always have their spine. IMAGINE… what if there were NO DENTISTS in the Philippines? What…

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