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How to increase patience and decrease anxiety

Patients at Chiropractic First often report feeling less anxious, more patient and calmer after their adjustments. Have you ever wondered how it is that chiropractic can make you feel so peaceful, not just in the moment, but for days after your adjustment? Light touch chiropractic care is based on the premise that your body stores […]

The Surprising Causes of Your Headaches

Last week a new patient came into the office looking for help with an old shoulder injury that continued to give him problems. As I began his examination, I noticed that the muscles and fascia were really tight in his injured shoulder. That muscle tension was preventing him from being able to lift his shoulder […]

Chiropractic adjustment

Can I PLEASE have a private adjustment?

One of the most powerful aspects of care at Chiropractic First may very well be your least favorite. Like many light touch chiropractic offices, we use an open adjusting room. Often many people are getting adjusted with you. You may think that that is dividing the doctors’ time and focus. But those other people in […]

getting a massage

Getting a massage: 5 Dos and Don’ts

  Have you ever had a massage and felt worse afterwards? It is pretty common for patients to come hobbling into my office after a Groupon massage or a trip to a spa gone awry! Massages can be an enjoyable and helpful part of your self-care routine. Here are the most important things to look […]

children behavior

How to help your child with behavior, focus and patience

Children and young adults often seek out chiropractic care at Chiropractic First because they need help focusing at school, or they have trouble with impulse control and patience. Parents have reported that after chiropractic care their child practiced piano for longer stretches. Sports coaches have reported they noticed improvements in children’s ability to focus during […]

essential oils

Tips for Using Essential Oils in the Bath

When I was writing last month’s blog post, I reached out to a colleague to ask about which essential oils were best to for putting in the bath. Her answer surprised me. She told me that putting essential oils directly in the bath is somewhat controversial. Oil and water don’t mix. So the oils will […]