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How does a Chiropractic Adjustment work and why is it so important to overall Health?

This past month:

 Tiger Woods had to pull out of a major PGA Tournament because of back pain
Pope Francis fell while delivering a mass, some say due to his chronic sciatic pain. 
In all likelihood, both incidences could have been avoided had the world’s formerly greatest golfer and the 79-year-old Pontiff received specific chiropractic adjustments to their low backs to help them with their chronic painful conditions.
How does a Chiropractic Adjustment work and why is it so important to overall Health?
Empirical evidence suggests that chiropractic patients tend to be healthier than those who depend on drugs and surgeries to address their health problems. You may ask, “How and why is this?"
First and foremost - Gravity never takes a day off and my job is to improve your “relationship with gravity” by making sure your 206 bones are in alignment. You know that if one of the 4 tires of your car is out of alignment what happens…. imagine any one of the bones of your feet, spine, limbs or skull being misaligned. Like the misaligned tires it will make you move unsteadily and if you don't quickly remedy the misalignment you will have to replace the tire (shoulder, hip or spinal bone).
Currently, there are approximately 285,000 hip replacements and 600,000 knee replacements in the US yearly. The best ways to prevent these are:
1. Keep your joints in alignment through monthly chiropractic adjustments
2. Keep your weight down
3. Put your joints through their full movements. - The 6 Power Kinetics® Movements are great for this. Ask me about these if you don’t know them.
It is not just the biomechanical benefit mentioned above of having your bones in proper alignment that creates your improved health; there are also neurological reasons:
All joints have nerve endings called mechanoreceptors, which tell the brain where the body is in space. When a spinal vertebra for instance is stuck within its normal range of motion the mechanoreceptors lose the impulse and the integrity of the nervous system is compromised - this can lead to pain, loss of sensation, muscle spasms (as the body tries to make the bone move) and has autonomic consequences to the related organs in the area. (via the intermediolateral cell column of the spinal cord, which allows communication between the muscle and the related organ)
Therefore, a chiropractic adjustment does not just “un-pinch a nerve” it stimulates the mechanoreceptors in that joint and affects the entire nervous system and thereby the entire body. In other words, a spinal adjustment actually “un-pinches the entire nervous system.” 

This is how it helps people with other health issues besides back pain and sciatica such as allergies, digestive problems, headaches, chronic fatigue, ADHD, skin issues (the largest organ of the body)  visual disturbances… and basically anything connected with the nervous system, which is everything since the nervous system controls every muscle, gland and organ in the body.

If you look at people who regularly receive specific chiropractic treatments they are not only straighter and in less pain… they have more vitality! This is how you will be if you maintain your good health by including the necessary and often overlooked aspect of keeping your joints in proper alignment and your nervous system free of avoidable tension.
To your great health,
Eugene Charles, D.C. DIBAK
Diplomate, International Board of Applied Kinesiology
Incidentally, Dr. Charles’ training manual, Precision Adjusting For The Master Chiropractor, is in every Chiropractic College in the United States. 
Photo: Dr. Charles restoring normal motion to a patient’s low back 
(From Precision Adjusting For The Master Chiropractor by Eugene Charles, D.C.)

"It's All In Your Head." How Applied Kinesiology can get your head moving right and your body to follow!



Applied Kinesiology (AK) Approach to HELPING YOU WITH HEADACHES—and other HEALTH ISSUES

As you may know, Applied Kinesiologists don’t treat conditions; we treat people. Through muscle testing we can see what IS NOT moving correctly and we get it moving again. When you visit us at the office we assess what needs to be done on an INDIVIDUAL BASIS with each and every patient.

In patients with headaches, It is very common to find that their skull is not moving properly. THAT’S RIGHT—your skull moves! It expands 2.2 millimeters every 10 seconds; according to a landmark study in the Journal of The American Osteopathic Association in 1994.

So you see, your skull is not just a big football helmet. It moves to pump cerebrospinal fluid to nourish every nerve in your body. This is why it is a good idea to come in on a regular basis to make sure all 206 bones in your body are moving properly—including your skull bones.

Just like when you can have a pinched nerve in your back; you can have a pinched nerve in your skull. 

Instead of walking around with electrodes strapped to your head (see below), doesn’t it make more sense to stimulate the nerve by un-pinching it—instead of having an electrical device (TENS) doing it artificially?


Below are diagrams of the different skull bones in the human head:

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See how the 12 Cranial Nerves (in Roman numerals) control the eyes, ears, nose, neck, jaw (TMJ), heart, lungs, stomach and intestines!? Cranial Nerve X also has a calming effect on your nervous system.

Hopefully, you now understand how getting your Cranial Bones moving properly not just helps with Headaches but also helps you with:

— Neck Pain

— Anxiety Attacks

— Heart Palpitations

— Hearing & Balance Issues

— Breathing and Lung Problems

— Digestive Disorders (GERD, gas, constipation etc)

— Eyesight problems and more

Its not Magic… It is Science properly applied!



Be well,


Dr. Eugene Charles


FDA Approves First Device to Prevent Migraine

Susan Jeffrey

March 11, 2014 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today allowed marketing of the first device for the preventive treatment of migraine headaches (Cefaly, STX-Med). It is also the first transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) device specifically authorized for use before the onset of pain, the FDA noted in a statement released today. The device, which resembles a plastic headband worn across the forehead and over the ears, stimulates the trigeminal nerve using a self-adhesive electrode in the center of the forehead. "The user may feel a tingling or massaging sensation where the electrode is applied," the FDA notes. "Cefaly is indicated for patients 18 years of age and older and should only be used once per day for 20 minutes.” The device is already available in Europe, as well as several South American and Middle Eastern countries and Canada.