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Your heart health is improved by Chiropractic, by as much as taking two blood-pressure drugs at once.

That is the amazing bit of information is coming to us by the prestigious scientific community as reported by Science Daily. You can read the full article here, https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/03/070315161129.htm

 Lowering blood pressure is an important aspect to improving the heart heath in millions of Americans. A quick google will verify that more than half a million Americans will die from heart related illness this year. That is the leading cause of death and beat out cancer, car accidents, and COVID. Your health is our mane concern, and it should be yours too. Luckily the solutions to health living is not a mystery.

In the Study

"Those with high blood pressure and misaligned C-1 were enrolled in the study. Data from the assessment were used by the chiropractor to plan the alignment. Half of the patients received a carefully tailor-made adjustment based on their results. Half received a "sham intervention," which was designed to be indistinguishable to the patient from an authentic alignment, possible only because of the delicacy of the procedure."

The Effects

"The authors say the improvement in blood pressure (both systolic and diastolic readings) following the correction of Atlas misalignment is similar to that seen by giving patients two different blood pressure-lowering drugs simultaneously. The reduction in blood pressure continued into the eighth week. There was no significant change in participants' heart rate."

The body is a complicated series of process that can not be explained by any one simple catch all treatment, but the same rules of physics apply to all of us. Chiropractic combined with health foods, proper exercise, and evaluations by medical professionals all combine to provide the best path to health. Come by our office and start your health journey today.

hand in mine

Office work does no favors for your fingers

If you spend all day typing and clicking, it is worth considering what is happening to your hands. Every tap represents a micro-trauma that threatens the integrity of the joints in your hand. No wonder so many office workers experience carpal tunnel syndrome, which is caused by the compression of a major nerve in the wrist. Office workers are also at risk for early-onset arthritis. Even ergonomics and proper posture can’t prevent all the damage that is accruing in the small joints and tissues of your fingers and hands. Instead, you have to be proactive about your hand health. Here’s how. 

A stretch that puts a smile on your face...

...and make this chiropractor very happy as well. We use yoga as part of an integrated back care routine- we love movements that combine stretching and strengthening in the same simple pose. Downward-facing dog is one of the most famous yoga poses, and for good reason. It is a gentle and scalable movement- meaning that the more you do it, the more comfortable and effective you become while doing the stretch, and the more your body benefits.

The best things you can do for inflammation

Inflammation seems to be one of the 21st century's worst enemies. Since the health community started paying attention to it, it has become implicated in an entire spectrum of conditions. If you are interested in maintaining your highest standard of living, it is important to keep inflammation to a minimum. There are no surprises here, but these factors always bear repeating: 

  1. Diet: if you do nothing else for your inflammation, diet is the one thing you should focus on. So many common ingredients in the American diet are implicated in inflammation. We simply need to change the kinds of fats we eat and incorporate more fruits and vegetables. No argument here.
  2. Exercise: maintaining a healthy weight is essential for keeping down the inflammation. People who exercise regularly are less likely to suffer from chronic inflammation. It also lubricates your joints and keeps your muscles conditioned. 
  3. Hydration: simply drinking your daily ration of water helps in so many ways. Water is essential for every biological function and it keeps your organs, muscles, bones and joints operating at maximum capacity. 
  4. Rest: your immune system needs to hit the reset and recharge button. 
  5. Stop smoking: smoking has been found to increase the amount of inflammatory markers in the blood. 

Chiropractic adjustments have also been shown to reduce inflammatory markers in the blood. As part of a holistic health lifestyle, chiropractic and certain lifestyle adjustments can make all the difference in your fight against inflammation. If you need help turning the tide against inflammation, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today. 

Staying active during pregnancy can make the difference between slight discomfort and outright pain.

Very few women escape from a pregnancy without a twinge of pain, but the degree to which it defines your time with child varies greatly! Along with chiropractic, exercise offers one of the best ways to ease the standard discomforts of pregnancy, maintain great circulation throughout your body and to your fetus, and combat mental anxiety. The problem is, there will be days when you feel like doing nothing less than exercising! Here is some encouragement and advice on how to stay active during pregnancy. 

Contact Information

Phone: (708) 922-1400
email: BartonChiro@att.net

Address: 
18665 Dixie Hwy, 
Homewood, IL 60430

Barton Chiropractic Clinic

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 Monday:  8:00am - 12:00noon
 Tuesday:  8:00am - 6:30pm
 Wednesday:  8:00am - 12:00noon
 Thursday:  8:00am - 6:30pm
 Friday:  8:00am - 12:00noon
 Saturday:  8:00am - 11:00am
 Sunday  Closed