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Are you feeling blue? Temporary feelings of depression are normal healthy reactions after a life-changing or traumatic event such as isolation, health challenges, the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, etc. However, if a person suffers from chronic depression, melancholia or dysthymia, this is a major depressive disorder. What is the difference and what steps can you take right now to help with your symptoms of depression? Continue reading →Are you looking for an effective treatment for pain, anxiety, depression, stomach ache, allergies, fatigue, or other common ailments? Have you been going to multiple doctors without finding any diagnosis or treatment? If you are seeking alternative solutions to health and wellness, check out the Yuen method, a noninvasive, energetic healing technique. Continue reading →What are the benefits of yoga? How does the daily discipline of yoga affect the body, mind and spirit?30 Yoga BenefitsWhat is the History of Yoga? Yoga is a holistic health and wellness activity that both relaxes and energizes the body. Yoga is a Sanskrit word meaning “union with God.” The common belief that Yoga derives from Hinduism is a misconception. Yoga actually predates Hinduism by many centuries. Ancient archeological finds discovered the Indus Valley provided unquestionable evidence that Yoga was practiced earlier than 3,000 B.C.E. and the classical techniques of Yoga may date back to more than 5,000 years. The word Yoga means “to join or yoke together,” and it brings the body and mind together in harmony with one another. The whole system of Yoga is built on three main structures: exercise, breathing, and meditation. One of the earliest texts on Yoga is believed to have been compiled by a scholar named Patanjali. This book contains Yoga theories and practices and is entitled Yoga Sutras (“Yoga Aphorisms”) and is thought to have been written as early as the 1st or 2nd century B.C. or as late as the 5th century A.D. This system is known as “Ashtanga Yoga.” This is the eight limbs of Yoga, and referred to today as Classical Yoga. Most all forms of yoga include a variation of Patanjali’s original ancient yoga system. What are the Different Types of Yoga? There are over a hundred different schools of Yoga. There are many Yoga poses or postures within each of the different schools of Yoga. Some of the most well known schools of Yoga are as follows: What Does Research Tell Us About the Effectiveness of Yoga? Sudarshan Kriya Yoga was concluded to be a potentially effective treatment in reducing or eliminating depression in a study by Janakiramaiah N and others (2000) and a review of clinical studies of the effectiveness of Hatha Yoga on depression by Uebelacker et al (2010).The practice of yoga has been shown to be therapeutically useful in bronchial asthma. Nagarathna R, Nagendra HR (1985) concluded that “There was a significantly greater improvement in the group who practised yoga in the weekly number of attacks of asthma, scores for drug treatment, and peak flow rate.” However, a 2011 systematic review of clinical studies suggests that there is no sound evidence that yoga improves asthma.Multiple studies have found yoga to be a helpful treatment in low back pain such as Sherman KJ, Cherkin DC, Wellman RD, et al (2011) and Tilbrook HE, Cox H, Hewitt CE, et al. (2011). Other studies have shown yoga to be potentially helpful treatment for cardiovascular disease, such as Raub (2002), type II diabetes mellitus (Innes and Vincent, 2007), stress and hypertension (Kiecolt-Glaser JK, and others, 2010) as well as other conditions. The practice of yoga can also play a role in the rehabilitation of those who have physical and mental challenges (Uma, et al, 2008). Many other benefits are inherit in the practice of yoga as described below.What Are the 30 Benefits of Yoga?Have you tried yoga? If so, how has it helped YOU? Best wishes for a yoga-riffic day!! _______________________________References Bower JE, Woolery A, Sternlieb B, et al. Yoga for cancer patients and survivors. Cancer Control. 2005;12(3):165–171.Innes, KE, Vincent HK, The Influence of Yoga-Based Programs on Risk Profiles in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review, Evid Based Complement Alternat Med., Dec 2007; 4(4): 469–486. Jain SC, Talukdar B. Bronchial asthma and Yoga. Singapore Med J 1993;34:306-308Janakiramaiah N. , Gangadhar B.N. , Naga Venkatesha Murthy P.J. , Harish M.G., Subbakrishna, D.K., Vedamurthachar A. Antidepressant efficacy of Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY) in melancholia: a randomized comparison with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and imipramine Volume 57, Issue 1 , Pages 255-259, January 2000Kiecolt-Glaser JK, Christian L, Preston H, et al. Stress, inflammation, and yoga practice. Psychosomatic Medicine. 2010;72(2):113–121.Monro R, Power J, Coumar A, Nagarathna R, Dandona P. Original research yoga therapy for NIDDM; A controlled trial. Complem Med J 1992;6:66-68.Nagarathna R, Nagendra HR. Yoga for bronchial asthma; A controlled study. Br Med J 1985;291:1077-1079.Ramesh L. Bijlani, Rama P. Vempati, Raj K. Yadav, Rooma Basu Ray, Vani Gupta, Ratna Sharma, Nalin Mehta, and Sushil C. Mahapatra. A Brief but Comprehensive Lifestyle Education Program Based on Yoga Reduces Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes Mellitus The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. April 2005, 11(2): 267-274. doi:10.1089/acm.2005.11.267.Raub, JA. Psychophysiologic effects of hatha yoga on musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary function: a literature review. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2002;8(6):797–812.Sherman KJ, Cherkin DC, Wellman RD, et al. A randomized trial comparing yoga, stretching, and a self-care book for chronic low back pain. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2011;171(22):2019–2026.Telles S, Naveen K V. Yoga for rehabilitation : An overview, Vivekananda Kendra Yoga Research Foundation, No. 19, K.G. Nagar, Bangalore-560 019., India, Indian J Med Sci 1997;51:123-7Monro R, Power J, Coumar A, Nagarathna R, Dandona P. Original research yoga therapy for NIDDM; A controlled trial. Complem Med J 1992;6:66-68.Tilbrook HE, Cox H, Hewitt CE, et al. Yoga for chronic low back pain: a randomized trial. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2011;155(9):569–578.Uebelacker LA, Epstein-Lubow G, Gaudiano BA, et al. Hatha yoga for depression: a critical review of the evidence for efficacy, plausible mechanisms of action, and directions for future research. Journal of Psychiatric Practice. 2010; 16(1):22–33.Uma K, Nagendra HR, Nagarathna R., Vaidehi S, and Seethalakshmi R., The integrated approach of yoga: a therapeutic tool for mentally retarded children: a one-year controlled study, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, Vol 33, Issue 5, 28 JUN 2008, DOI: 10.1111/ j.1365-2788.1989.tb01496 _________________________________ This article is written by Jean Voice Dart, M.S. Special Education from Illinois State University. Jean is a published author and has written hundreds of health articles as well as hosting a local television program, “Making Miracles Happen.” She is a Registered Music Therapist, Sound Therapist, and Master Level Energetic Teacher, and is the Executive Director, founder and Health and Wellness Educator of the Monterey Bay Holistic Alliance. The Monterey Bay Holistic Alliance is a registered 501 (c) 3 nonprofit health and wellness education organization. For more information about the Monterey Bay Holistic Alliance contact us or visit our website at www.montereybayholistic.com. Disclaimer: The Monterey Bay Holistic Alliance is a charitable, independent registered nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and does not endorse any particular products or practices. We exist as an educational organization dedicated to providing free access to health education resources, products and services. Claims and statements herein are for informational purposes only and have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The statements about organizations, practitioners, methods of treatment, and products listed on this website are not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information is intended for educational purposes only. The MBHA strongly recommends that you seek out your trusted medical doctor or practitioner for diagnosis and treatment of any existing health condition.If you are eating right, getting plenty of sleep and practicing safe sex, sexual activity can be very healthy for mind, body and spirit. Research has shown that those who have a sexually active life, are generally healthier and happier. Here are some of the benefits backed up by research: – The muscles used in achieving orgasm are the same muscles used in bladder control. Frequent sexual activity can strengthen muscles of the pelvic floor and help women and men avoid incontinence and premature ejaculation. You can strengthen these muscles by practicing Kegel exercises. If you not certain how to flex these muscles, the best way to discover the muscles it to practice stopping the flow of urine. A Kegel squeeze is performed by drawing your lower pelvic muscles up and holding them up high and tight. The brain produces more than 50 identified active drugs. Some of these are associated with memory, others with intelligence, still others are sedatives. Endorphin is the brain’s painkiller, and it is 3 times more potent than morphine. Researchers have found that the more often one engages in sex, the more likely they are able to live a healthier longer life, and/or vice versa. The healthier one is, the longer they are able to engage in a healthier sex life. In a study entitled, “Sex, health, and years of sexually active life gained due to good health: evidence from two US population based cross sectional surveys of ageing,” researchers Stacy Tessler Lindau, Associate Professor and Natalia Gavrilova, Senior Research Associate concluded:“Sexual activity, quality of sexual life, and interest in sex were positively associated with health in middle age and later life.” Resources: Charnetski and Brennan,”Sexual frequency and salivary immunoglobulin A (IgA),” National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)Brody, Veit and Rau, “A preliminary report relating frequency of vaginal intercourse to heart rate variability, Valsalva ratio, blood pressure, and cohabitation status,” National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)Julie Frappier, Isabelle Toupin, Joseph J. Levy, Mylene Aubertin-Leheudre, Antony D. Karelis Energy Expenditure during Sexual Activity in Young Healthy Couples, Public Library of Science, October 24, 2013 _______________________________ This article is written by Jean Voice Dart, M.S. Special Education from Illinois State University. Jean is a published author and has written hundreds of health articles as well as hosting a local television program, “Making Miracles Happen.” She is a Registered Music Therapist, Sound Therapist, and Master Level Energetic Teacher, and is the Executive Director, founder and Health and Wellness Educator of the Monterey Bay Holistic Alliance. The Monterey Bay Holistic Alliance is a registered 501 (c) 3 nonprofit health and wellness education organization. For more information about the Monterey Bay Holistic Alliance contact us or visit our website at www.montereybayholistic.com. Disclaimer: The Monterey Bay Holistic Alliance is a charitable, independent registered nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and does not endorse any particular products or practices. We exist as an educational organization dedicated to providing free access to health education resources, products and services. Claims and statements herein are for informational purposes only and have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The statements about organizations, practitioners, methods of treatment, and products listed on this website are not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information is intended for educational purposes only. The MBHA strongly recommends that you seek out your trusted medical doctor or practitioner for diagnosis and treatment of any existing health condition.Do we abuse prescription drugs? Are there alternative solutions to using prescriptions? What Does Research Tell Us About Our Prescription Use? Some individuals need prescriptions for severe medical symptoms in order to stay alive. Each person’s needs differ medically. However, Medical News Today recently reported that in 2011, doctors wrote 4.02 billion prescriptions for drugs in America. That averages out to about 13 prescriptions for every living man, woman and child. How could this be possible? Do we need ALL of these prescriptions?According to a report from the July 26, 2000, Journal of the American Medical Association, Dr. Barbara Starfield, a respected public-health researcher at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health concluded that medical drugs were killing Americans at the rate of 106,000 per year. Marijuana and prescription pain medications are the top two leading causes of drug abuse among teenagers.Alternative therapies are available including taking responsibility for our health by getting regular exercise, sleep, and proper nutrition. Are we as a nation being responsible…or are we just looking for a quick fix?Prescriptions to veterans for Vicodin (and generic forms) have soared since the Iraq and Afgahanistan wars.Why Are Opiods Dangerous and What Are They? Research statistics tell us that more than seven million people abused prescription drugs this past year. Out of those seven million people, more than five million people abused pain relievers. The drugs that are of most concern are opioids. Opioids are any morphine-like synthetic narcotic that produces the same effects as drugs derived from the opium poppy (opiates), such as sedation, pain relief, constipation and respiratory depression from 5 million to nearly 45 million and for opioid gesics from about 75.5 million to 209.5 million, or about 36% increase. The most potent opioids are morphine, meperidine, methadone; other opioids include hydromorphine–Dilaudid®, codeine, oxycodone–Percodan®, propoxyphene–Darvon®, Naloxone–Narcan®, and Pentazocine–Talwin.®The 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health determined that Native American and Alaskan Native populations lead all other ethnic groups in misuse of prescription-type drugs (psychotherapeutics).According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), unintentional death from overdose of opioids has quadrupled steadily since 1999 and now outnumbers those deaths from heroin and cocaine combined. Between 1991 and 2010, prescriptions for stimulants increased from 5 million to nearly 45 million and for opioid gesics from about 75.5 million to 209.5 million, or about 36% increase.Acupuncture needles in woman’s spineChinese cupping treatment on young man.Chinese cupping treatment on young man.Yoga Arsanas Poses for BeginnersYoga Arsanas Poses for BeginnersTherapeutic massage is an effective alternative to prescription drugs.Therapeutic massage is an effective alternative to prescription drugs.Studies show that a change in diet and nutrition often can help to reduce or eliminate pain.Studies show that a change in diet and nutrition often can help to reduce or eliminate pain.Foot reflexology massage chartFoot reflexology massage chartAccording to a recent report by the NIDA, 25% of adults who started abusing prescription drugs at 13 years of age or younger met clinical criteria for addiction later in life.Summary Research has shown that doctors are writing more than 4 billion prescriptions in the United States alone, every year, averaging 13 prescriptions for every man and woman and child alive today. Clearly something is seriously wrong. Prescription drug abuse affects teenagers, young adults, adults and elderly resulting in hundreds of thousands of deaths annually. Natural herbal supplements, complimentary methods of healing, such as acupuncture, massage, chiropractic care, physical therapy, nutrition and diet changes, and many others listed above, can be very effective as a alternative solution to taking prescription drugs. Talk with your trusted health professional to determine the health treatment approaches that will be best for you.Resources Medical News Today Journal of the American Medical Association National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)_______________________________________ Disclaimer:The Monterey Bay Holistic Alliance is a charitable, independent registered nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and does not endorse any particular products or practices. We exist as an educational organization dedicated to providing free access to health education resources, products and services. Claims and statements herein are for informational purposes only and have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The statements about organizations, practitioners, methods of treatment, and products listed on this website are not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information is intended for educational purposes only. The MBHA strongly recommends that you seek out your trusted medical doctor or practitioner for diagnosis and treatment of any existing health condition.WHAT IS REIKI? Reiki (霊気) is a spiritual practice developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui, which since has been adapted by various teachers of diverse traditions. Reiki is also considered a spiritual or meditative type of healing or a form of prayer. It uses what has been commonly called palm healing or hands on healing as a form of complementary, alternative, or holistic healing. therapy.Reiki is also sometimes classified as oriental medicine by some professional medical groups. Reiki practitioners or Reiki Masters use the hands to move energy through the body. Reiki can also be described as “laying on of hands.” The practitioners believe that they are transferring universal energy (i.e., reiki) in the form of qi (Japanese: ki) or Chi, through the palms, which brings self-healing and balance. Today there are many branches or styles of Reiki but there are two major traditions, Traditional Japanese Reiki and Western Reiki. Traditional Japanese Reiki is normally used to describe a system based on Usui’s original teachings. Western Reiki (西洋レイキ, Seiyō reiki) is a Reiki system that can be accredited to Hawayo Takata. The teaching of Reiki outside of Japan is commonly divided into three levels: First Degree – Shoden “初伝”, Second Degree – Okuden “奥伝”, and Third Degree – Shinpiden “神秘伝” or Master level. In Western Reiki, it is taught that Reiki the meridian energy lines and seven major chakras on the body are used with the hand positions.WHAT HAPPENS IN A REIKI HEALING SESSION? Generally in a western Reiki healing session the hands are placed just off the body or lightly touching. Typically, the client is lying down, as in a massage therapy position. Some Reiki Masters also practice “long-distance” Reiki sessions. In a Reiki session, the practitioner is said to bring Universal Life Energy to the client. During the healing session, a client will go into a state of deep relaxation. During this relaxed state he or she might experience a reduction of pain and sense of peace and well-being. Those trained in Reiki are referred to as Reiki Masters or Reiki practitioners depending on their level of training.IS REIKI EFFECTIVE? Current research studies are inconclusive in providing clinical evidence as to the effectiveness of Reiki. It is thought that more research is needed. However, individual clients and Reiki Masters and practitionerss claim that Reiki can be very effective in healing or providing relief for the following health concerns:For more information about Reiki and a wide variety of natural medicine and health and wellness topics, check out our video library at http://www.youtube.com/MBHolistic Best wishes and loving energy from your MBHA health and wellness friendsGreetings friends!30 Benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi. Click, copy, download, save and share with family members and friends.WHAT IS QIGONG and WHAT IS TAI CHI?The word Qigong (Chi Kung) consists of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced “chee” and is usually translated to mean “the life force”or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe. The second word, Gong, pronounced “gung,” means accomplishment, or skill that is achieved through disciplined effort or continued practice. Together, Qigong (Chi Kung) means cultivating energy, it is a system for healing and increasing energy or vitality.“Stillness and action are relative, not absolute, principles. It is important to find a balance of yin and yang, not just in qigong, but in everyday life. In movement, seek stillness and rest. In rest, be mindful and attentive.”Ken Cohen, The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing, pages 4-5Tai Chi (Taiji Quan) is a style of qigong. It is slow and fluid-like. Other types of qigong exercise are for developing specific systems or parts of the body– nervous system, endocrine system, etc., but Taiji Quan is an exercise for the whole body, mind, and spirit with the goal of restoration and wholeness. HOW DOES QIGONG HELP IMPROVE HEALTH?The breathing, gentle movement, and meditation techniques of qigong help to cleanse, strengthen, and circulate the life energy (qi). Qigong practice leads to better health and vitality and a tranquil state of mind. In the past, qigong has also been called nei gong (inner work) and dao yin (guiding energy). Research studies show that qigong may be effective in the treatment of many illnesses including cancer and heart disease. Recent studies show that qigong delays the effects of aging and is useful with elderly and those experiencing symptoms of dementia.Here is a listing of thirty benefits and positive effects of qigong and/or tai chi, as noted in a variety of reports, reviews, and research studies.Research suggests that qigong and/or tai chi can be very helpful and effective in bringing balance, harmony, and healing to the body, mind, and spirit for people of all ages and cultures. More research is needed in controlled settings, over a longer periods of time, to better determine the effect that qigong has on health and wellness. Changes in diet and other alternative and orthodox medical treatments are also influential and work with qigong to bring about wellness. Always confide in your trusted health professional for advice.Best wishes to you from your health and wellness friends at MBHA.The Qigong Research Society The Qigong Institude – Scientific Papers and ReviewsWHAT IS INFLAMMATION?Inflammation is an immune response. It is the body’s natural and automatic way to protect itself and fight off injury, infection, and disease. The body’s immune cells collect in an area of concern in the body through the blood stream. Then the blood vessels increase blood flow at the site and it becomes warm, swollen, sometimes reddish in color. This is experienced as discomfort, pain or tenderness. Inflammation is a natural part of healing. Chronic inflammation, however, is another situation. Something has gone wrong in the body’s mechanism, resulting in continuous inflammation.WHY IS CHRONIC INFLAMMATION SERIOUS?The body is not supposed to be “overheated” for extended periods of time. When the body is in a state of chronic inflammation, it is essentially being attacked, and slowly begins to die. This can be a very serious situation, if neglected. Chronic inflammation is a primary cause of all degenerative diseases, including heart disease and cancer.WHAT ARE INFLAMMATORY DISEASES?Inflammation is the “itis” in all of the “itis” diseases, such as:and many, many more.WHAT ARE SYMPTOMS OF CHRONIC INFLAMMATION?TESTING FOR INFLAMMATIONIf you believe that you have inflammation, you might want to get tested. The first test you should know about is called the C Reactive Protein test. There are two CRP tests: 1) The specific test that MUST BE REQUESTED to provide information about inflammation and cardiac risk, is the H.S.C.R.P. test. This is a high-sensitivity cardiac reactive protein test.2) Another test used is the consisting of CRP and IL-6 tests and TNF (tumor necrosis factor), interleukins -1 beta and 8. If you are concerned and want accurate test results, ask your doctor specifically for these tests by the complete and full name. Other similar tests might not provide the information you need or might be misleading.STOPPING CHRONIC INFLAMMATION IS CRITICAL TO WELLNESSWhy is chronic inflammation so common in our society today? There are different types of inflammation. There is the swollen, painful, visible inflammation, such as when one sprains an ankle or if one has an infected tooth or gingivitis. There also is a silent killer. This is inflammation of a different sort, inflammation deep within the cells of the body. We often do not realize this inflammation exists, as we are experiencing general flu-like symptoms of discomfort that don’t seem to disappear, therefore, many of us are unknowingly experiencing chronic inflammation and are not taking measures to stop it.If inflammation is diagnosed, such as in the case of arthritis, medical doctors will often prescribe a life-time of NSAIDS or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, to reduce or stop inflammation in the body. Most doctors today, combine this treatment with a change in lifestyle and diet. This is because many research studies have shown that a change in lifestyle and diet can dramatically reduce and eliminate inflammation. Research has also shown that certain foods increase inflammation in the body such as trans fats commonly found in commercially processed packaged foods. Food additives and chemicals also increase inflammation. Below are some supplements and lifestyle changes that have been known to be effective in stopping or reducing inflammation. Always work carefully with your trusted health practitioner to determine which diet and healthy living plan is best for you.20 REMEDIES TO REDUCE CHRONIC INFLAMMATIONRESOURCES Inflammation Research FoundationFrom Fat to Chronic Inflammation Chronic Inflammation and Late-Life Decline Chronic Inflammation – International Wellness DirectoryGod dag, Hej, health and wellness enthusiasts.Click, copy, save and share with friends and family members. What do you use to alleviate headache pain?Headache is one of the most common ailments and can be the result of a variety of causes including physical, emotional and mental distress, and chronic or acute illness or injuries. The majority of people choose to eliminate headache pain as quickly as possible, through the use of prescription or nonprescription drugs.Most people experience common minor headache pain because of stress and tension due to the affects of changes in behavior, diet, or environment. The following natural remedies for headache may prove to be very helpful. These remedies are not intended as a cure or substitute for a doctor’s care. Headaches can be a symptom of a more serious underlying problem, so always check with your doctor or trusted health-care professional.Here are a few helpful home remedies that might aide in relieving headache pain:What has been effective in relieving your headache pain? Best wishes to you for a healthy, happy day. Your health and wellness friends at MBHA.WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC? According to the General Chiropractic Council, chiropractic is “a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health.”WHAT HAPPENS IN A CHIROPRACTIC SESSION? Typically the chiropractor will ask about your symptoms, your general health and previous health challenges or symptoms. He or she will give you an examination and examine your spine and posture. The chiropractor will try to determine your source of discomfort or pain, and might choose to x-ray your spine. The initial assessment is typically 45 minutes to 60 minutes. The chiropractor will most likely describe a plan of treatment for you and may give you a spinal adjustment. If you are asked to undress you should be offered a gown.The chiropractor uses a variety of manual techniques with the main technique being spinal manipulation. He or she might manipulate, muscles, bones, and joints around the spine. Usually this is not painful but there many be some discomfort around the joint. If you have significant discomfort, tell your doctor immediately. You may hear loud sounds during manual manipulation. This is a normal part of manual manipulation. WHAT IS THE THEORY AND HISTORY OF CHIROPRACTIC CARE? Chiropractic was founded in 1895 by Daniel David Palmer. D.D. Palmer was a grocer, a magnetic healer and was interested in phrenology (diagnosing disease based on the bumps of the skull) and spiritualism. It is believed that Palmer discovered the principle of chiropractic when he allegedly cured a janitor of his deafness by manipulating his cervical spine (the neck). However, this may or may not be true since the hearing mechanism is not connected to the nerve passageways in the neck.The term “chiropractic,” is translated to mean “done by hand” and was created by Palmer. Palmer created the subluxation theory based on the principle that all disease is caused by subluxated bones, which 95% of the time are spinal bones, and which disrupt the flow of energy to the various areas of the body. Palmer didn’t not base any of his ideas on research, but rather went directly to treating patients and to creating a school for training chiropractors in his methods. The benefits of Chiropractic care.HOW DOES CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT HELP? Chiropractic treatment has been very helpful to people all around the world for the management and relief of a variety of problems such as:HOW EFFECTIVE IS CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT Research studies have been conducted on the effectiveness of of Chiropractic treatment for migraine headaches, back pain, neck pain, fibromyalgia, gastrointestinal disorders and other disorders. Patient satisfaction surveys and research studies have been conducted to determine customer satisfaction on the effectiveness of chiropractic treatment. Chiropractic care has a high success rate among patient satisfaction, and show that 90% of patients feel that their treatment has been effective. Have you had success with chiropractic treatment? Are you a chiropractic doctor? Maybe there is something that is not on the list that you would like to add. Feel free to share your experiences.ORGANIZATIONS American Chiropractic Association California Chiropractic Association National Chiropractic Association International Chiropractors Association REFERENCES Kaptchuk TJ, Eisenberg DM (November 1998). “Chiropractic: origins, controversies, and contributions”. Arch. Intern. Med. 158 (20): 2215–24. A, Tuchin PJ, Russell MB (April 2011). “Manual therapies for migraine: a systematic review”. J Headache Pain 12 (2): 127–33. Ernst E (2011). “Chiropractic treatment for gastrointestinal problems: A systematic review of clinical trials”. Can J Gastroenterol 25 (1): 39–49.Schneider M, Vernon H, Ko G, Lawson G, Perera J (2009). “Chiropractic management of fibromyalgia syndrome: a systematic review of the literature”. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 32 (1): 25–40. doi:10.1016/j.jmpt.2008.08.012Cherkin D (November 1989). “AMA policy on chiropractic”. Am J Public Health 79 (11): 1569–70. Smith M, Carber LA (2008). “Survey of US Chiropractor Attitudes and Behaviors about Subluxation”. Journal of Chiropractic Humanities 15: 19–26. _________________________________This article is written by Jean Voice Dart, M.S. Special Education from Illinois State University. Jean is a published author and has written hundreds of health articles as well as hosting a local television program, “Making Miracles Happen.” She is a Registered Music Therapist, Sound Therapist, and Master Level Energetic Teacher, and is the Executive Director, founder and Health and Wellness Educator of the Monterey Bay Holistic Alliance. The Monterey Bay Holistic Alliance is a registered 501 (c) 3 nonprofit health and wellness education organization. For more information about the Monterey Bay Holistic Alliance contact us or visit our website at www.montereybayholistic.com. Disclaimer:The Monterey Bay Holistic Alliance is a charitable, independent registered nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and does not endorse any particular products or practices. We exist as an educational organization dedicated to providing free access to health education resources, products and services. Claims and statements herein are for informational purposes only and have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The statements about organizations, practitioners, methods of treatment, and products listed on this website are not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information is intended for educational purposes only. 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