Chiropractor – Asheville Manage Your Stress by Managing You

Manage your stress by managing you!

Stress will kill you! Stress management is definitely a buzz phrase in today’s society. We read in the news and on the internet how to reduce our stress with “these 10 easy steps” or “how to take control of your stress”. Most of us do try hard to reduce our stress, but a stressless life seems to be elusive.

Check out our podcast on STRESS where we give real practical tips to help you manage your stress by managing you!

YouTube Preview Image

One of the most popular self-help books is by Stephen Covey called “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” helps to create strategies to improve your stress.  Stephen looked at the research and literature for the last 200 years on public image and how to improve your life. He states that our character is a collection of our habits, and habits have a powerful role in our lives. Habits consist of knowledge, skill, and desire. Knowledge allows us to know what to do, skill gives us the ability to know how to do it, and desire is the motivation to do it. In order to be happy and successful we need to have certain traits rooted in our character, but how do we build knowledge, skill, and desire when we are stressed? If we break stressors down into two categories, it becomes manageable. The two types of stressors include the Circle of Concern and Circle of Influence. We define Circle of Concern as concerns that we have no control over like the weather and other people’s opinions of us. Circle of Influence is defined as concerns that we can do something about. These are things that we have control over like our attitude, actions towards others, and who we surround ourselves with.

Those who focus on their Circle of Influence tend to be more proactive people.  They take responsibility for their own lives. Their behaviors are functions of their decisions, not their conditions. These people work on things they can control and ignore what they can’t control.  Proactive people have “can do” mentality, “I can be better.” “I can be more.” “I can do this.” Change starts from within, and highly effective people make the decision to improve their lives through the things that they can influence rather than by simply reacting to external forces.

Those who focus on their Circle of Concern tend to be more reactive people. They neglect the issues under their control and instead expend energy on deflecting responsibility away from themselves. Their behavior is a function of the conditions of their life and if things are not going their way its not their fault. Reactive people have a mentality of, “If I have this I would be happy”, “If I made more money I would be happy” or” if I had a better boss”.

The big difference between proactive and reactive is whether you are being acted upon or acting. This largely affects the outcomes in your life. Let’s give an example of this that is applicable to real life. You go to your medical doctor and you get diagnosed with Type II diabetes. You have two options. Option 1: You blame your diagnosis on genetics, parents or your financial situation and you take medicine for the rest of your life and continue with the status quo. Option 2: You realize your current situation is a product of all the decisions you’ve made (including genetics, parents, and finances) and you take action toward resolving the problem you are faced it. You know that if you exercise and eat well that you can improve your diagnosis.

Here is your one thing to do. Create a list of the top five things that stress you out and put each of those stressors into one of the two categories we mentioned. The Circle of Influence or the Circle of Concern. Whichever stressful event falls into the Circle of Concern work towards letting it go. You do not have control over it and therefore you cannot change it. Focus on growing your Circle of Influence which will lead to a healthier mindset and attitude.

Balanced Life On the Go Podcast is LIVE!

Just dropped our first podcast episode, Balanced Life on the Go! Who couldn’t use more of that? Listen as we talk about balance in today’s world and what that really means.  Also, get practical tips and suggestions and most importantly, find out the ONE THING that you must implement NOW to start creating more balance in your busy life. Listen to the podcast by clicking below.

YouTube Preview Image

Chiropractor Asheville – 3 Actions to Fight the Flu

Have you ever had the Flu?  I did.  Once and I never want to experience that again.  Fortunately, there are lots of actions you can take to boost your immune system and protect yourself from getting this virus.  In this video, we give you 3 simple action steps you can take to safeguard your immune system and health this fall and winter.  Click the Red More Button in your email or the image below if you are on our website.

YouTube Preview Image

Continue reading

Chiropractor Asheville – Neck Pain Relief

Nothing more frustrating than to have to stop exercising and not be able to do the hobbies and crafts you enjoy because of neck and shoulder pain.  This is what happened to Alyssa.  When Alyssa first came to our office, she was experiencing moderate to severe neck pain that radiated into her shoulder, midback and down her arms.  This is a drag for anyone, especially when your job is that of a potter, like Alyssa.  Upon performing an exam and X-Rays, we discovered that Alyssa had lost her normal lordotic cervical curve.  This happens commonly when we engage in hobbies that require us to look down for long periods of time, which was the case for Alyssa.  Liste to this video to hear how Alyssa has recovered from her neck, mid back, and shoulder pain and what she is able to do now!
YouTube Preview Image

Chiropractor Asheville – Are dairy products healthful or harmful?

Humans have made fermented dairy products such as cheese and plain yogurt for more than 8000 years, yet there continues to be much controversy over whether dairy products are healthful or harmful. Watch this video now and find out whether dairy products are messing with you. Click the Read More Button in your email or the image below if you are on our website.

YouTube Preview Image

Continue reading

Asheville Chiropractor – Numbness No More!

YouTube Preview Image

SUCH a NUISANCE! 

Numbness and tingling in your hands, feet or anywhere in your body can be a nuisance. It can be very difficult to use your extremities or to do activities like exercising, which was happening to Caitlin. Caitlin was experiencing numbness in her hands and feet on a regular basis. It became difficult for her to exercise so she gave up her workouts. This is all too common and can be resolved if the cause of the numbness and tingling is identified. Which is exactly what we did for Caitlin.

EVERYTHING happens for a reason.

There can be a number of reasons why your extremity is experiencing numbness and tingling. Some of those causes are pressure on a nerve in your cervical spine, muscle spasms in the forearm, injury to the shoulder, trigger points and adhesions in the neck, shoulder or arm, carpal tunnel or an autoimmune disease called Raynaud’s Phenomenon. Identifying the source of the problem involves performing a thorough evaluation, the range of motion tests, orthopedic tests, direct palpation, and X-Rays.

It is COMMON, but NOT NORMAL.

One of the most common sources of this problem is a decreased cervical curve and forward head posture. With the use of computers, mobile devices and the amount of sitting we do, this abnormal posture is becoming all too common. The normal cervical curve ranges from 35-45 degrees in the human spine with a zero mm head forward posture. When your curve is reduced and/or your head is shifted forward, there is a lot of pressure put on the muscles that attach to the occiput and the cervical bones. That alone can cause tension in the neck, head, and shoulders, headaches, stiffness and decreased the range of motion. In addition, there is a plexus of nerves that exit the lower cervical spine. This network of nerves runs across the shoulder and down into the arms and hands. When we have a loss of cervical curve and/or forward head posture, we will have muscle tension and pressure on the brachial plexus. This is one of the most common sources of numbness and tingling in the hands and arms.

NUMBNESS NO MORE!

Once the source is found, a chiropractor can work to resolve the issue. This may involve chiropractic adjustments, therapies to reduce muscle spasms, hands-on trigger point release to break up adhesions and cervical curve correction. In addition, home stretches, exercises, and modifications to your desk should be given to help you maintain the correction long lasting. Once you know, you know! People like Caitlin do not have to give up healthy activities for these problems. They just need to find a Chiropractor that can help them find the source of the problem and fix it. If you are experiencing numbness and tingling in your body, get checked by a Chiropractor. You may be missing out on all the fun because you just didn’t know what you now know!

 

This information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the practitioner that you received it from. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. HealthNews assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information only. HealthNews encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified healthcare professional.

Chiropractor Asheville – Lifestyle Changes Sooner than Later

It is never too late to get healthy!

Do you know the basics of a positive lifestyle change that can add quality years to your life? Watch this video now and learn what it takes. Click the Red More Button in your email or the image below if you are on our website.
YouTube Preview Image
This information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the practitioner that you received it from. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. HealthNews assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information only. HealthNews encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified healthcare professional.

Chiropractor Asheville – 5 BEST BENEFITS of Chiropractic

5 Best Benefits of Chiropractic!

Maybe you have never been to a chiropractor. Perhaps you are going to a chiropractor, you just don’t know all of the possible benefits of the adjustment. So many times a patient comes in for one problem and discover that other issues resolve. This is because the chiropractic adjustment influences the entire nervous system, which controls your whole body. Check this video out to hear the 5 Best Benefits of Chiropractic!

YouTube Preview Image

Finding a good chiropractor is important for anyone who desires to take a proactive approach to protect their health.

Here are the 5 BEST BENEFITS of chiropractic adjustments supported by evidence from medical research studies, systematic reviews and case studies.

1. Sciatica:

The European Spine Journal published findings from a clinical trial showing chiropractic adjustments resulted in a 72% success rate in treating sciatica-related symptoms compared to a 20% success rate from treatment with physical therapy, and a 50% success rate from corticosteroid injections.

2. Low Back Pain and Neck Pain:

A study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found patients with chronic low-back pain treated by chiropractors showed greater improvement and satisfaction one month following treatment compared to patients treated by family physicians.

3. Headaches (Tension and Migraine):

Over 230 peer-reviewed referenced chiropractic’s ability to help cure, prevent and ease the burden of headaches and migraines in people around the world.

4. Colic, Acid Reflux and Ear Infections in Children:

A 2011 systematic review published in the journal Explore found that chiropractic adjustments helped greatly reduce colic symptoms.

5. Neurological Conditions:

Current research being conducted via upright MRI scans is supporting how upper cervical adjustments affect various brain-based conditions.

One of the greatest benefits of chiropractic care is that it is a drug-free path to healing the body naturally.

Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care.

Visit your chiropractor regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning at 100%.

This information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the practitioner that you received it from. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. HealthNews assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information only. HealthNews encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified healthcare professional.

 

Podcast

Chiropractor Asheville Drink Water for Heart Health

How Much Water Should We Drink Every Day?

Did you know you get approximately 1 liter (4 cups) of water from a daily consumption of foods like fruits and vegetables as well as water your body makes?

So how much water should you be drinking daily to stay healthy?

In an Adventist Health Study, involving 20,000 men and women, those drinking 5 or more glasses of water a day had about half the risk of dying from heart disease compared to those who drank 2 or fewer glasses daily.

This study may suggest daily water intake lowers blood viscosity (blood thickness).

Click on this link to see more on this topic: https://nutritionfacts.org/2017/05/25/how-much-water-should-we-drink-every-day/

Taking into account your lifestyle, including a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables and daily moderate exercise at moderate ambient temperature, authorities from Europe, the U.S. Institute of Medicine, and the World Health Organization recommend 2.0 to 2.7 liters (8 to 11 cups) of water a day for women and 2.5 to 3.7 liters (10 to 15 cups) a day for men.

Remember your best source for everything health is your chiropractor.

Visit your chiropractor regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning at 100%.

 

YouTube Preview Image

 

This information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the practitioner that you received it from. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. HealthNews assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information only. HealthNews encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified healthcare professional.

 

Podcast