Monday, April 25, 2016

Certified Green Business

My chiropractic office is a Certified Green Business. To qualify, a business must voluntarily have gone above and beyond regulatory requirements to prevent pollution and conserve resources. This includes cutting water use, replacing lights and bulbs with energy - efficient fixtures, reducing waste going to the landfill by recycling & reusing, reducing pollution in every way possible (such as what might drain into the Bay waters of The National Marine Sanctuary), etc. I am PROUD TO BE GREEN!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Restoration of Function

I design an individual treatment plan for every patient, based on their diagnosis, symptoms, past history, age, general state of health, fitness, limitations, and special needs. Relieving their pain is a primary goal of every treatment plan, but helping restore the person to full, comfortable functioning, as much as possible, is also at the top of the list. The entire health care industry is now focused on restoration of function---what can the patient DO or do better as a result of treatment?---and this is important to verify to insurance companies. 

Monday, April 11, 2016

Planting A Pollinator Garden!

Bees and butterflies, essential pollinators for many plants and important food crops, are in decline throughout the U.S., and there are easy ways every gardener can help: (1) plant NATIVE FLOWERS that provide nectar and pollen on which they feed, (2) make HOMES for pollinators by making nest sites such as brush piles, rock piles, and leaving snags for bees to nest in old wood. A bit of “benign neglect” can create nest sites for bees. For butterflies, plant caterpillar host plants, such as native milkweed for monarchs. Last, but extremely important, (3) NEVER USE PESTICIDES OR HERBICIDES in the garden. Find lots of helpful information here:   

Monday, April 4, 2016

Post - Herpetic Neuralgia

After an outbreak of shingles, there is often residual pain, tenderness, and sensitivity in the area of skin where the shingles occurred. This is called post - herpetic neuralgia. Organic, unrefined coconut oil gently applied is very soothing to the affected skin.