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Nerves and Brains

There is very exciting news in the fields of nerves and brains. This new evidence by Dr Heidi Haavak (chiropractor and PhD in neurology) and numerous colleagues around the world are describing what I have been demonstrating with my clients for over 30 years, in that your body is all connected and functions better when all your joints are moving, your muscles are all relaxed at rest and you are in ‘Neutral Posture’ 😊 while doing your work and activities.


Remember that your spinal bones support and protects your spinal cord and the smaller nerves that go to every part of your body. Therefore, for your brain to work properly, all your moving parts (joints) should be able to function, if not (which everyone presenting to ‘Lyons Road’ so far, has not), holistic Chiropractors call this ‘Subluxations’. And when you have your subluxations adjusted/reduced by your chiropractor with an emphasis on achieving ‘Neutral Postures’ (at work, rest and play). Then you may heal from all sorts of health riddles! Cool, eh!


Subluxations/injuries, create tension/stress in your muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments in your body, which means you begin to crush your joints (which results in osteoarthritis) and even, adversely affect your brain. And then you guys report the saddest things, like, ‘I used to play sport’. This means that even if this appears to be under your radar (you may not necessarily feel this happening), and then your injuries have taken over. 


Which is why people who like to remain active have regular checks for Subluxations and their posture. When you are out of ‘Neutral Posture’ your nerves get bothered, (both locally and in the front part of your brain the Pre-frontal cortex). Then you do not react properly to new information and become un-co-ordinated! Then you are more prone to have accidents and injuries.


If you are not in ‘Neutral Posture’, this sets up extra pressure on your joints and muscles, like teens sitting or standing with their heads looking down to their phones. Younger children do it to the extreme because they are so flexible. 

Unless this is caught early! Yours and their spines grow unevenly. This sets up a lifetime of trying to have it corrected. And commonly also sets up other health riddles.


An interesting yet concerning side note, is the disastrous - ‘double up’ from cell phones, the EMF’s (electro- magnetic frequency’s) from the ‘Batteries’ and their connection to phone towers (we are constantly all being micro- waved). These frequencies are known to be extremely harmful to mammals. Therefore, things like ‘ear buds’ (that are right beside your brain are micro-waving it says Nick Pineault) produce very high exposure, plus when you charge you phones, noting that teens and especially younger children have much ‘thinner skull bones’. Therefore, this actually microwaves their developing brains even more than we as adults do ☹

Research by Dr. Andrew Goldsworthy, a retired lecturer from Imperial College London, wrote about the link between EMFs emitted by cell towers and thyroid dysfunction:


Independent research demonstrates that cell phones near our body have disastrous effects. It is similar to the older ‘smoking’ issue. They might not cause cancers today; however, this independent research has observed that cancers are showing up with the more time you hold your phone nearest your brain (therefore use hands free and wired headphone ear buds). This puts enormous strain on your body. Research is limited because telco’s do not want to prove their technology causes harm (just like the tobacco industry didn’t want the results to come out). 


Have you ever noticed this? If I hold my cell phone to my head, in a few minutes I have head pain (and I never have headaches!).

The research by Dr Heidi Haavak, also demonstrates that chiropractic spinal adjustments reset the main part of your front brain giving you a chance to reset your Subluxations and heal better.


Since you live in a gravity environment it is wise to have regular check ups to see where you may best have your spine and front brain stimulated and keep you up to your busy lives.   




2) Dr Heidi Haavak DC, PhD, New Zealand College of Chiropractic.


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Keeping up the good chiro work


Lyons Rd Family Chiropractic can help you with some really complex situations because of the experience and knowledge we've gained over decades of study and clinical practice. 


After your consult with us here at Lyons Rd Chiro it was demonstrated to you that something was up, like a restriction in a joint (or several), a muscle was weak and even restricted. And you followed through with an adjustment or several on that day. The key is that we have successful strategies to help you achieve good results over time. Because you guys need time to heal properly.


Why would anyone ever be subluxation free? Who leads a perfect life? Those who show up receive the best Natural care possible. And highly common is since you guys are really smart and experienced in this modern world you are already doing several useful strategies as well! Cool!!!


Noticing small improvements after an adjustment


It usually takes a lot to get your spine working properly again and you need to be part of the successful strategies to get good results. Now those of you who followed through, improve in numerous and various ways. During your early treatment here you noticed that your body restored some movements, your joints freed up which equates to less pain and stiffness. People who experienced headaches found some relief, you could rest and sleep better. This is an upward spiralling trend. 


Others returned to work, most with either new sitting posture improvements like sitting forward on your chairs and raising your screens to looking into the middle! These suggestions allowed you to save your energy and not strain your upper back, neck-head system of muscles. This allows your body to heal.


Thus reducing the chemicals you may have been taking to hide your symptoms. Now your livers will detox a bit and you will be adding a layer of resilience to your baseline health. This helps your immune system protect you better. This leads to a clearer mindset, like hitting the refresh button and you have the energy to follow-up with some better eating habits, exercises/activities and rest. Then you will heal further and decompress your spines and joints. Now you may also add other therapies. Reducing stress is a key and this is another benefit from learning about new methods to achieve this, which I have been doing for the past 7 years as well. Please call for some help in reducing your stress.


The thing is, is that muscles are the most sensitive part of your body, they feel strains, aches, injuries, tired, when officially over worked you get to a state from building up so much lactic acid and other waste products inside your cells you now feel burning or even pain!


The work you can do in between Chiro Appointments


Did you know it takes over 40 billion nerve impulses/second to cause the sensation of pain? That’s a lot. Your nerves report this to your brain and why would you go to your activity if you had all these pain messages telling you pain at some level. Now your body talks to your brain and you think up some excuse and you just stop going. Plenty of excuses out there, cold, raining, too dark, my iPod wasn’t charged, my friend was busy, I actually can’t move well enough. Wow!!! Let’s leave that there.


The cool thing about healthy muscles, is that they are strong. When any injury exists, they get weaker and tighter and of course the longer you stay inactive (or never got started in the first place) you get weaker and tighter. Now your body starts to crush itself as the inactive muscles get tighter and tighter. A migraine headache is a little more complex however, add in your head being forward all day at your desk, demonstrated on your x-ray. Did anyone notice their neck was not that beautiful backwards curving shape?


Help your body recover and move beyond pain and stiffness


Solutions include several postures to correct, strengthen a few key muscles, several stiff joints to get restarted and adjusted ( correct Subluxations), which all leads to decompressing your spine and related joints. Therefore, it would make sense to assist you in re-initiating the basic movements your spine and related joints, which turns of the crushing signals your muscle sends to your brain, you can finally rest better and recover, your livers catch up on their self-cleaning (detox), now you can heal more completely and ‘Voila’ you can return to work and your favourite activities!


Doesn’t this sound nice?


All you need to do in the beginning is follow-through with enough care to accomplish this. This is regardless of age or conditions. It does however usually work out that the younger you start the easier and less treatments you’ll need and the better you can remain independent.


Interestingly I have noticed after 30 years in practice that if babies and young children receive enough adjustments over 2 years, they have reported excellent health over their lives. Chemicals usually muck up your perfect body because they miss the fundamentals which need to be addressed to allow your body to heal.


How the Psych-K method builds on the benefits of your chiro adjustments


Psych-K is a method of testing/checking your “subconscious” mind's programs of beliefs, fears, traumas, stressors, personality traits, characteristics, stress, anxiety (saving some from panic attacks), depression plus more. If these programs are not suitable for you, this method helps reset them, giving you a new result (enabling your new programming to function automatically).


If you want a demonstration of the Psych-K method, please ask me when you are next in and I’ll be happy to show you.


See you soon.


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