Archive for January, 2018


Nine out of ten Americans suffer from headaches.

In 2001, researchers at Duke University’s Evidence-Based Practice Center in Durham, NC, reported that spinal manipulation resulted in improvement for headaches originating in the neck.  For tension headaches, Chiropractic adjustments offer a longer period of relief,with fewer side effects, than a commonly prescribed medication.

In 2000, Tuchin et al conducted a randomized control trial of Chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy showed significant improvement in migraine frequency,duration,disability, and medication use.The results were published in The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics.

 

By Kevin Wong, DC

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Preventing Cancer with Food

A study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry lends further support to the already compelling evidence that a medicinal ingredient found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables (cabbage,cauliflower,Bok choy,Brussels sprouts,turnips) exerts significant anti-cancer effects.

This study showed that sulforaphane exerted a key epigenetic effect that greatly inhibited human prostate cancer cells from forming colonies. But many other cancers are linked to the same epigenetic switch, suggesting that sulforaphane may also provide protection against brain,lung,colon,breast, and stomach cancer,as well as chronic lymphocytic lukemia.

 

By James P. Mechino,DC,MS

The Cifuentes,Willets, and Wasiak Study (2011) concluded that chiropractic care,during the health-maintenance care period, resulted in:

 

  • 24% decrease in disability duration of first episode compared to physical therapy.
  • 250% decrease in disability duration of first episode compared to medical physician’s care.
  • 5.9% decrease in opioid (narcotic) use during maintenance care with physical therapy.
  • 30.3% decrease in opioid (narcotic) use during maintenance care with medical physician’s care.
  • 32% decrease in average weekly cost of medical expenses during disability episode compared to physical therapy care.
  • 21% decrease in average weekly cost of medical expenses during disability episode compared to medical physician’s care.