Chiropractic White Papers and Articles

All Articles are copyrighted, and are intended for informational purposes only, they are not meant to diagnose, treat, prescribe, or otherwise administer to any illness, they are for informational purposes only.  Consult a competent professional before making any lifestyle changes.  Use at your own risk!

What is Lactobacillus Acidophilus?

If you have ever wondered if bacteria can be good for you, then you are about to find out about one called Lactobacillus Acidophilus, which has been shown to be beneficial to the human body. Although bacteria can make people ill, there are some bacteria strains that help the body maintain a healthy environment, such as the digestive and urinary tracts. Beneficial bacteria


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What is an Activator?

The Activator Method: The activator method of chiropractic adjustment is a treatment method that serves as an alternative to manual manipulation of the spine and bodys joints. The method itself employs the use of a device that applies a mechanical force. The method, along with the device, are considered to be a gentle chiropractic technique.  The device itself is small and spring-loaded, easily held in the hand. It serves to deliver


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Active Release Technique

The Active Relief Technique (ART) is a system that is used in treating issues of muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. It is a soft tissue system, therefore, and is movement based. During an ART session, the specialist utilizes their hands to apply the technique to a patients body. The ultimate goal is to help re-establish healthy and proper bodily motion between the muscles and fascia, while also reducing any sort of connective tissue tension. What is re-established

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Acupressure for Smoking Cessation

Quitting smoking is not easy: all smokers and ex-smokers will tell you this well-known fact. But, over time, new methods to facilitate the abandonment of this dependence have appeared. However, the chances of success are directly related to your real desire to crush the terrible habit permanently. Some people stop smoking in their first attempt, but most have periodic bouts with the habit and invariably succumb to


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Acupressure and Sexual Health

Acupressure is a scientifically valid treatment for a variety of issues, including those related to sexual health and viability. The treatment has been used over five thousand years with and without herbs, and has been believed by some, and proven to some, effective for various maladies and concerns. Acupressure can improve not only sexual performance, but also enhance a waning libido or keep a healthy libido raring to go. Further, acupressure may help to address certain issues that

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The Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a holistic type of healing that can benefit many ailments. The art originates from China, dating back over 1000 years, though this is not confirmed; it is a commonly held belief. The popularity of acupuncture spread across Western Europe, Canada, and the United States of America in the second half of the twentieth century. Acupuncture is now considered by patients across the globe as an effective method…


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The Benefits of Acupuncture Part II

Acupuncture is a method of healthcare that has been practiced for thousands of years.  Originating in China, acupuncture has helped millions of people manage chronic pain and nausea.  While many find the treatment to be controversial, the results are simply astounding.  Usually involving a series of treatments every week or every other week…



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Acupuncture Foot Zones

The human foot has various zones that can be stimulated to produce healing and therapeutic relief when administered by a trained, competent, professional. Dr. Hamilton is a certified acupuncturist and believes treatments may be beneficial for those that are willing to try it. Ask about acupuncture at your next chiropractic visit to see if it is right for you



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Acupuncture Ear Zones

The human ear has various zones that can be stimulated to produce healing and therapeutic relief when administered by a trained, competent, professional. Dr. Hamilton is a certified acupuncturist and believes treatments may be beneficial for those that are willing to try it. Ask about acupuncture at your next chiropractic visit to see if it is right for you



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Allergies Alleviated

Although Chiropractic is not a defined medical treatment for allergies, many people have benefitted from visiting their chiropractic specialists when dealing with this condition. There is a reason why, but first you must understand what causes allergic reactions. Allergies are caused by substances and organisms in your body, which the immune system does not recognize. The immune system


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Anisomelia

Anisomelia is a condition, also known as Short Leg Syndrome, whereby one leg is shorter than the other, resulting in a limping gait, and chronic lower back pain. There have been theories which link this condition with problems with the lower back, but these have been difficult to prove. However, the condition is said to occur if there is a difference of over 1cm, and if it results in a Lumbar Scoliosis, especially when standing straight, it should be

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Ankle Sprains Symptoms and Treatments (Non-Surgical)

Symptoms of a sprained ankle can vary and some may be very mild while others can be very severe. With a mild sprain normal activities can often be continued with a little extra care given to support the ankle as it heals. A very severe injury may result in more intensive care and support being needed during the healing process. A sprain injury to the



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Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is an inflammation of the spinal cord, which is similar in nature to Arthritis. Although the condition mainly affects the spine, it can affect other joints, and even the eyes. This inflammation can cause the fusion of individual vertebrae, from the neck downwards, and this causes the spine to become less flexible. People with this condition usually end up having a hunched posture; a condition called


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Asthma Alleviated

Asthma is a chronic disease affecting the airways of the lungs, causing them to get inflamed and swollen, thereby narrowing the airways, and making it hard for the patient to breathe. The condition manifests as fits of coughing, shortness of breath, a tight chest, and the patient will produce a whistling sound called wheezing. Although the disease can start at any age, and may be attributed to a wide range of


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Chiropractic Care among Athletic Celebrities

The benefits of chiropractic care are numerous and diverse. Regular appointments can relieve stress, prevent headaches and other common ailments, assist in childbirth and so much morethrough recent studies and with the support of countless testimonies by well-known athletes and Hollywood celebrities, the general public continues



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Vitamin B

Vitamin B ComplexIs made up of a number of individual B vitamins. These are vitamins which are very important in cell metabolism…

Vitamin B1

This is also called Thiamine; it is…

Vitamin B2

 This is also called Riboflavin;…


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Bedwetting Solutions

Nocturnal enuresis, commonly known as bedwetting, is a condition that causes a lot of stress to children, parents and siblings. It is normal for a baby to wet the bed at night, and even during the day, but as a child matures, he or she should be able to better control their bladder movements, and the bladder sphincter should automatically remain shut through the entire night. There are two type of enuresis; primary enuresis occurs when a child over the age of 5 cannot control their bladder movements. Secondary enuresis

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Biceps Tendinitis

Bicep tendinitis occurs when the tendon that attaches the biceps to the shoulder is inflamed. The bicep has a proximal and distal tendon, and these attach the bicep muscle to the shoulder and the forearm. The bicep is the large muscle which contracts when you bend your arm, and is used for lifting objects. The bicep tendons can get inflamed due to heavy lifting, and this injury is common in occupations and sports where the bicep comes under a lot of strain. Bicep tendinitis can sometimes

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Broken Rib Cage

Rib pain is typically associated with a sharp pain that is felt during inhalation. Of course, this pain causes alarm, with many finding themselves in the ER of a hospital. Rib pain can also be the resulting symptom to a number of issues. These issues include inflammation of the rib cage, a disc herniation, awkward sleeping positions, or a broken rib. There are a number of Medical ways to treat these issues, including


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What is Bromelain?

This is an enzyme that is found in pineapple juice and also in the stem of the fruit. It is now being used extensively as a medicinal supplement for various reasons, the most important, being the reduction of inflammation. Over the years, there have been several research studies, which have shown that several supplements that were made using Bromelain were found to be effective as anti-inflammatory solutions. It is said that the formulations were found to be, at times, more effective than over-the-counter

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Treatment

Our hands are constantly moving! Whether we are typing on our laptops, keying on our smart phones, pressing the remote control keys, riding a bike, driving a automobile, writing with a pen or grabbing the refrigerator door, the wrist and fingers are in constant use! Few other mechanisms in the body are used as often as this combination of muscles, bones and tendons, yet we know so little about how to care for the inner workings


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Cauda Equina Syndrome

Although leg pain that is caused by or associated with injury, strains, and herniation of the spine is common and usually goes away with no surgery necessary, cauda equina syndrome is something to carefully watch for. This is a rare disorder that affects and damages the bundle of nerve roots located at the very base of the spinal cord. This is a serious condition and is considered to be a surgical emergency. The spinal cord is an extension of the brain and the nerve roots at the base

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Cervicogenic Headache

Cervicogenic headaches are caused by strain in the neck. The pain of this type of headache tends to be rather unilateral, originating from the neck and spreading to the sides and front of the head. Its initial manifestation is usually intermittent periods of pain, followed by a progression to continual pain. The headache may be the result of neck movement in a particular position or direction


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Childhood Ear Infections

Are you aware of a child who suffers through ear infections repeatedly? From the age of two years, 66% of children have experienced a minimum of one middle ear infection episode or even acute otitis media (AOM). OMA is generally a complication of an infection of the upper respiratory tract. During the cold or flu stage of illness, bacteria can get into the ear



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Chiropractic Benefits

Chiropractic is a natural and drug free way of healing the body's ailments and complaints. There is also no need for invasive surgery when using chiropractic methods. A persons spinal column consists of 24 vertebrae, which enable us to move, twist and bend each day. It also encases and protects the bodys nerve tissue, which relays signals from the body to the brain. Should two or more of the vertebrae no longer be working together properly, it causes what is referred to as a subluxation.

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Chiropractic Care

If youre experiencing chronic pain that is centered on joints or tendons, it may be time to see a chiropractor. Not only has chiropractic care helped millions with their chronic pains, it is a natural, drug-free alternative to a healthier you. Here are just a few of the many ways that Dr. Hamilton of Active Health Chiropractic PLLC can help relieve your pain:

1. Back and Neck Pain


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Clean Needle Technique for Acupuncture

Those who practice acupuncture and similar homeopathic and all natural methods of medicine need to know about the state and federal regulations for Clean Needle Techniques (CNT). There are some common questions that many people ask when they first begin to research CNT. Here are the four most common questions that need to be addressed. What is the Clean Needle Technique? The Clean Needle Technique (CNT)


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Comfrey Root & Leaf

Comfrey may sound like some exotic dish or fancy drink but it is actually a plant. The leaf, root, stems of the comfrey plant have long been used to make a variety of medicine and has been used as an herbal supplement for centuries. On the down side, comfrey has a toxic chemical in its sap and the amount of this chemical that is found in comfrey changes depending on the season the plant is harvested in and how old the plant is. The roots have up to ten times as much of this toxin

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Computer Posture

Many of us do not have proper posture throughout the day, especially when sitting at a computer. This wreaks havoc on our body, increases our risk of developing heart disease and diabetes, and leads to a sooner death. However, there are proper ways to maintain posture so that our joints, muscles, and bodies in general are not negatively impacted by poor posture.

The computer monitor should be positioned


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Cox Flexion Distraction Method for Disc Injuries

Cox flexion distraction is a joint-manipulation method that is a safe and effective way to manage spinal pain, including pain caused by disc herniation. The flexion distraction method can work to greatly dissipate intra-disc pressure, and to widen the spinal canal. It works by decompressing the spine, resulting in pain relief and the method can also render the spinal joints more mobile, resulting in healthier backs. The method can be used on patients suffering lower back pain. However, the technique

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Cross Fiber Friction Massage

Muscles sometimes get over-stretched, bruised, and overly stimulated by repetitive motion, injury, and bad posture, leading to the development of deep lesions, knots and tension areas, which can have a deep seated ache or pressure sensitivity. The dull ache can be a constant source of strain to the muscles, and yo