As 2018 rapidly approaches, I wanted to share with our newsletter readers some advice for good health from our doctors at the Breiner Whole–Body Health Center for the New Year. Maybe you will find a tip, suggestion, or new information, that will set the course for a healthier 2018 for you and your family.
5 Health Facts and Benefits of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. David Johnston
Here are 5 things to know about Osteopathic Medicine:
- Osteopathic Medicine is a Proven Practice. Osteopathy was discovered and developed in the U.S in the late 1800’s before it gravitated to France and consequently throughout the world. Osteopathic care has the focus on health and wellness, as opposed to the conventional disease-based approach.
- Your Body is Treated as a Whole. Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, founder of osteopathy, understood that the human body is composed of many parts, all intimately related as a functional whole. Therefore, dysfunction in one area affects other areas as well. DOs tend to think more holistically, looking for the relationships between medical problems and the many factors that influence a person’s health.
- Treatments are Low Impact. By applying osteopathic manipulation, I use my hands to gently and precisely diagnose and treat the body‘s muscles, joints, soft tissues, and fluids to restore circulation, proper alignment and function.
- It May Help Boost Immunity. The best drugs you can’t buy are contained in the body‘s immune, metabolic, nervous, and endocrine systems. Osteopathic manipulation has been proven to increase lymph flow to all of these systems. The health of the nervous system is a major component in maintaining the physiological balance (homeostasis) within the body. Read National Institute of Health “Lymphatic Vessels Discovered in Central Nervous System.”
- Safe for Everyone. Osteopathy is generally regarded as a safe treatment with virtually no side effects. It’s possible you may experience minor soreness a day after manipulation, but this is seen as normal as the body responds to the treatment.
Protect Your Child’s Brain (and Yours too!!)
Dr. Adam Breiner
For a healthier 2018, and beyond, consider assessing your brain function and performance with the comprehensive Triple Baseline Testing offered at our clinic.
Develop Positive Pathways in Your Child’s Brain for Healthy Adult Responses to Stress
Dr. David Brady
For 2018 be cognizant of the brain development of the child in your life, reduce stressful or frightening experiences, increase hugs!! Learn more about reducing your Chronic Pain and Fatigue in 21 Days in Dr. David Brady’s book, The FibroFix.
Women’s 2018 Health Tips
Dr. Elena Sokolova
For 2018, Consider Your Sleep Status and Your Health
Dr. Mark Breiner
Can dentistry help change a bad night’s sleep into a restful quality night’s sleep? Well, for starters, your dentist may be able to diagnose if you are suffering from a lack of oxygen. Many adults don’t even know that they have a Sleep Breathing Disorder. Improper jaw development can lead to a restricted airway (dangerously narrow airway) which then can progress to sleep apnea. Research has shown that people with sleep apnea have a higher incidence of stroke, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, cancer and dementia.