Tuesday, May 29, 2012

“Paint’s Not Dry Yet…”

You're a few weeks into your Chiropractic care and you're starting to feel better.  You want to get back to your routine as soon as possible.  There's a ton to do around the house, you've got a family to take care of and you can't wait to get back to the gym.  You have an urgency to start 'living' again.  Problem is… the paint's not quite dry yet.

It's not uncommon to feel 'done' after a few adjustments. When the innate recuperative abilities of your body kick in, you might look and feel remarkably new – like a fresh coat of paint. But like a fresh coat of paint, looks can be deceiving.  What seems completely dry (healed) on the surface may still have a few tacky areas underneath. If you jump the gun and try to re-hang the fixtures, you might ruin the finish and need to start all over again.

Complete and thorough healing requires time.  Even though you may feel like your old self after a few Chiropractic sessions, it's no green light to go back to your old activities.  The stabilizing phase of care (where you feel so good you wonder why you're still coming in) is where all the 'paint curing' happens.  Give your body the time it needs to completely dry and you'll be happier with the end results. 

'Watching Your Back'

Dr. Heather Giesen

Monday, May 21, 2012

It’s All About Time

The Sixth Principle in Chiropractic states there is no process which does not require time, including the healing process. BJ Palmer (the developer of Chiropractic) believed that with time and clarity in the nerve system, the body could heal itself in just about any situation.

A sick cell is replaced by a healthy one – healthy cells become healthy tissues – healthy tissues become healthy organs – healthy organs make a healthy human being. The conversion from sickness to wellness is an innate process that can only be performed by the doctor within you, via a well toned nerve system.
Healing is therefore a process of RE-creating yourself, one cell at a time, over a period of time. The power that made your body is more than capable of converting you from sickness to wellness. All it needs is a clear pathway and enough sand in the hour glass to accomplish it.

'Watching Your Back'

Dr. Heather Giesen

Monday, May 14, 2012

“Smell Something Burning?”

A family physician tells his patient "there are 3 stages of pain. The first stage, the pain is bad enough to catch your attention. The second stage it takes hold of you, and at the third stage it finally compels you to do something about it." The patient asks his doctor, "when it gets to stage three what should I do?" Without a blink, the doctor turns to him and says "take some Motrin…" (True and sad story)

The worst part is the patient actually thought it was good advice. When he relays the story to his Chiropractor, the Chiropractor responds "if your smoke detector went off in your home, the 1st time it would probably catch your attention… the 2nd time it would most likely take hold of you. But if it went off a 3rd time and you were finally compelled to do something, would you take the batteries out so you wouldn't have to hear it anymore? "Of course not," the patient replied "that would be stupid…" The patient got the point.

The moral of the story… Symptoms are your body's attempt to save itself. Masking your symptoms (whether it be pain, nausea, diarrhea or fever) with drugs doesn't fix the problem, it can actually make the situation worse. It's smarter to get to the CAUSE of the problem and deal with it the RIGHT way. That's why they call Chiropractors DC's because they are Doctors of finding the Cause! 

'Watching Your Back'

Dr. Heather Giesen 

Monday, May 7, 2012

“Chiropractic Colored Glasses”

What does the world look like through Chiropractic colored glasses? Does your health shine brighter… are your relationships with friends and family more in focus… is your job performance sharper and crisper?

You 'see' everything through your nerve system – how you feel, how you interact with the people around you, how you perform at home or at work. When your nerves are stressed, the line between barely existing and fully living is blurred. However, the more clear your nerve system, the better your ability to interact physically, mentally and spiritually with the world around you; and ultimately the better your quality of Life.

When a Chiropractor adjusts the stress from your nerve system, it's like cleaning the dirt, streaks and smudges from the lens through which you interpret your world – and with a clear lens you can see all your potential. Life is vibrant when you're viewing it through Chiropractic glasses.

'Watching Your Back'

Dr. Heather Giesen