Did you know your child’s spine grows 50% in just their first year of life, another 42% from ages 1-5 and continues up through the mid-30s? Those first few years of life are when your child will learn to crawl, walk and fall. Beyond that first year, childhood is full of vigorous play and tumbles. With a high potential for trauma and the spine growing at its fastest rate, regular chiropractic checkups are essential to reducing spinal issues that naturally accompany growing, learning and exploring their world. “As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.” Care early on gives a child the best possible chance of a fully functioning spine. Many issues we see in adults are the result of something that happened years ago, quietly worsening until their body could no longer adapt and symptoms arose. Allow your child’s body to work as it was designed to with gentle chiropractic care.
It’s Not Me; It’s You
You may think chiropractors heal and cure aches, pains and health conditions. Though we provide the adjustment, your body does the actual healing. Your inborn healing ability is responsible for the success that chiropractic patients enjoy. The only thing doctors can do, regardless of their discipline, is to help reduce barriers to the incredible healing ability you were born with. When there’s interference in your nervous system, you feel aches and pains as a sign that some limit has been reached. We use our extensive training and years of experience to discover the underlying cause of your health issue. By reducing nervous system interference from the moving bones of your spine, all of the systems of your body work together correctly.
When everything works as it should, Dr. You takes over and does the healing! Give us a call and give your healing ability a boost, naturally.
Fostering an Attitude of Gratitude
Whether we’re thankful for family, health, finances or friendships, having a grateful heart is good for the body, mind and soul. “Thousands of years of literature talk about the benefits of cultivating gratefulness as a virtue,” says Dr. Robert Emmons, a University of California, Davis psychology professor. Research shows that those who practice gratitude are more likely to eat a healthy diet often, engage in regular exercise, have healthier immune systems, and manage stress better. Because stress is responsible for up to 90% of medical doctors visits, having a thankful outlook can help keep you well. How to show thankfulness? With these simple, effective actions. Foster a thankful attitude by regularly writing down all that you’re thankful for; be mindful of what you have instead of comparing yourself to others; and have a positive mindset. Having a glass-half-full outlook could improve your health and your life!