August is National Breastfeeding Month and is dedicated to improving the nation’s health by working collaboratively to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for most infants. It can also reduce the risk of some short-and long-term conditions for both infants and mothers.
Most mothers want to breastfeed but stop early due to a lack of ongoing support. Certain factors make a difference in whether and how long infants are breastfed.
Through chiropractic care, both the mother and the newborn baby can improve their musculoskeletal health and spinal alignment, which can make the latching process much easier. The baby’s disposition may improve, the mother may be able to breastfeed easier with improved blood flow, and the nutrients may reach the baby much easier with the help of a chiropractic adjustment. It is important to remember that chiropractors are trained to treat every type of body, include those of expecting mothers and their babies.
Men’s Health Week:
Five Advantages of Chiropractic Care for Men
- Relieve Back Pain
- Increase Mental Clarity
- Lessen Symptoms of Depression
- Relieve Headaches
- Manage Arthritis and Joint Pain
Chiropractic care can help men take charge of their health. It ensures not only spinal fitness but overall well-being.
Patient Appreciation Day 2019
What better way to celebrate our three-year anniversary than throw a party to thank everyone that made our clinic possible. We had an amazing time celebrating our amazing patients. It was a fun-filled day of laughs, chair massages, games, giveaways, and swag bags. We seriously have the best patients. Due to our amazing patients, we are able to continue helping those in need of chiropractic care in NWA. We look forward to what the next year brings us as we continue to grow. Thank you to everyone who came out to help us celebrate.
Mental Health Awareness Month
Acupuncture and Massage therapy has been shown to provide effective forms of stress relief. This can help improve emotional and mental well-being and ease symptoms associated with specific mental health disorders, such as anxiety and depression
Many traditional doctors are partnering with doctors in other fields in order to make a multidisciplinary approach to mental health treatment. It is hoped that by using natural healing and talk therapy that the use of powerful prescriptions could decline, giving people a better overall quality of life without the burden of mental health symptoms. If you or someone you know is affected by Mental Health and are looking for a more natural alternative treatment plan, Functional Medicine could be for you.
Save The Date
Don’t forget to save the date for our Patient Appreciation Party, May 17th. There will be snacks, games, giveaways, and if you have a scheduled appointment, an NWA Health Solutions SWAG bag! You don’t want to miss out. Call today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Josh or Dr. Sarah. If you leave us a Google review you could go home with awesome Yeti Cooler
This week is National Infertility Awareness Week. Anyone can be challenged to have a family. No matter what race, religion, sexuality, or economic status you are, infertility doesn’t discriminate.
This week unites millions of people who want to remove the stigmas and barriers that stand in the way of building families.
A Functional Medicine Approach To Infertility
Functional Medicine works to restore balance to your body with the aim of achieving optimal health for the rest of your life.
By addressing the whole person and the underlying causes of disease or dysfunction, functional medicine provides strategies and a road map to optimum health.
When having trouble conceiving, it can be really difficult to decide what the best steps towards finding help can be. In Functional Medicine, we look to get the individual’s underlying root cause of imbalance within their body.
For many people, infertility can be improved with lifestyle, for example reducing stress, improving your diet, reducing over-exercising, and improving sleep.
Can Chiropractic Help?
Improper nervous system function, poor nutrition, and high stress could be one of the many different reasons why one may be infertile.
There are many different fertility treatments that you can try. Some are successful and some are not.
Many seek chiropractic care for wellness purposes and don’t realize the effect it may have on the body. While chiropractic doesn’t cure infertility, it does reduce stress and interference in the body.
If you are struggling with infertility and want to explore your options with chiropractic, please give us a call. For the rest of the month, we are offering a FREE exam with Dr. Sarah when you mention this post.
Stress Awareness Month
At some point, everyone experiences stress in their life. Stress is different for everyone. What is stressful for one may not be stressful for another. Anything can cause stress. What is stress? It is anything that causes your body to change the way it is functioning right now. Stress can cause physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms. When you feel threatened your nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol. Your heart pounds faster, your muscles can start to tighten, your blood pressure rises, and your breath quickens.
When you feel stressed, you may start to experience excess sweating, pain in the back of the chest, headaches, high blood pressure, and cramps or muscle spasms. Stress not only takes a toll on you in a physical way but it also can affect you emotionally and behaviorally. If in a heightened state of stress you may expereince feelings of restlessness, anger, anxiety, sadness, and depression. You may find yourself unable to concentrate. You can be more forgetful and irritable if you are feeling stressed. All of these stressful feelings can cause you to overreact and have angry outbursts. Many people who expereince stress self medicate by overeating, using drugs or drinking alcohol.
Stress is just a fact of life, but how you respond to it is most important. Stress can be overwhelming and if left unmanaged it can lead to serious health problems. If you are feeling stressed stop what you are doing, and take a moment to breathe. Time management and prioritizing your activities can help with feelings of being stressed. We can only do so much in a day. Take time to practice self-care, exercise, eat a balanced diet and rest. If you are feeling stressed communicate it to those around you, maybe they can help.
Acupuncture and massage are great tools to help relieve stress by restoring a healthy flow of energy. Both acupuncture and massage are powerful healing therapies that can provide complimentary health benefits.