Imagine if it all it took to cure chronic pain and discomfort in the body was a pin prick. Now imagine that in addition to this, that same pin prick could help ease the severity of neurological conditions, regulate sleeping problems and the cardiovascular system, or stabilize respiratory conditions, menstrual disorders and long-term skin conditions. It’s not a dream; for thousands of years, acupuncture has been finding the solutions to the medical mysteries of modern day research.
The practice of acupuncture can be traced back to ancient... [Read more of this article]
Whether it’s through advertising, in movies or professional recommendation, we’re all familiar the baby walker. On the market in varying forms since 1851, the device was first designed to support young infants, usually up to a year old, who cannot walk to move from one place to another.
As technology and advertising has developed, the popularity of the baby walker has increased. But whilst manufacturers are producing an increasing number of walkers, an ever-growing number of medical doctors and alternative health professionals are asking... [Read more of this article]
Over the years, a number of inaccurate and unfounded myths and reports have arisen about the practice of chiropractic care. Usually, these stories come from those whose health philosophies and practices conflict with those of chiropractic.
It is important to understand the facts, based on solid research and peer-reviewed findings.
Here, we’ll go through some of the most common misunderstanding associated with the chiropractic profession and set the rumours straight.
Spinal adjustments hurt
Chiropractic adjustments are... [Read more of this article]
Unfortunately, it’s very common for young children to experience the pain and distress of ear infections; and it’s not an uncommon occurrence in adults. Almost 50 per cent of children will develop an ear infection in their first year and just over 66 per cent suffer the same condition in their first three years. The causes are varied; they can occur from trapped substances (like water or wax) within the ear, or can be the result of respiratory infection.
During an infection, fluid builds up behind the eardrum causing significant pressure... [Read more of this article]
Posture can tell you a lot about the health of your spine, and your general wellbeing.
If posture is out of balance, then there is likely to be an irregularity in the spine, putting unhealthy pressure on the nervous system. This phenomenon is called “subluxation”. Whilst many people believe that some sort of trauma is to blame, the reality is that daily wear and tear can lead to an imbalance or irregularity – this includes, sleeping, standing, walking; even emotional stress, work, sport and the birth process can be to blame. Chiropractor... [Read more of this article]
Osteoporosis affects a large proportion of both Australian men and women annually. In addition, a large number of deaths occur from complications to fractures and falls associated with the brittle bones and immobility that comes with the condition.
Medical doctors are often quick to prescribe medications to alleviate the pain and some of the symptoms that come with the condition, but rarely treat the route cause of the problem – bone degeneration. The reality is, there are many natural ways of treating osteoporosis and many options available to... [Read more of this article]
It seems inevitable, given the world we live in, that a vast majority of people spend a lot of time in front of a computer. Therefore, it’s logical that we see that a large number of people come through our clinic with postural stress related to computing and sitting at desks.
The problems we see at Walkerville Chiropractic are varied – anything from forward head posture, ligament damage, carpal tunnel, soft tissue damage, elbow pain and general strain.
Just as the causes are varied, so are the treatments. They range from spinal adjustment,... [Read more of this article]
You’ve probably had some Apple Cider Vinegar sitting in the pantry for months, but you’ve probably never considered drinking some once a day. It may come as a surprise to many people, but apple cider vinegar is an extremely affective natural bacteria-fighting agent that contains a plethora of vital minerals and elements like potassium and magnesium that help to fight off disease and illness.
Organic apple cider vinegar is made from fresh, organic apples which have been allowed to mature in wooden barrels. This process allows them to boost the... [Read more of this article]
A child’s spine and the body is incredibly flexible and mobile and so even minor stresses can impact the function and create tension during the volatile stages of development.
The nervous system controls everything that people, and children, do – from breathing and digesting to running, playing, thinking and feeling. Interference and damage to the system can significantly impact a child’s ability to function at their very best.
Interference and subluxations (the term used by chiropractors for vertebrae and joints that aren’t moving correctly)... [Read more of this article]
Many people have an idea of what they think a chiropractor does. However, when asked to verbalise this, few people will say much more than “it’s something about aligning the spine”.
It’s true that the spine is the most common tool used by a chiropractor. What most people don’t know is the reason why a chiropractor places so much emphasis on the spine. The reason is that the spine has a very intricate relationship to the central nervous system which consists of the brain, spinal cord and spinal nerves. This system is responsible for the... [Read more of this article]