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 […]

ice on injury

Should You Use Ice or Heat For an Injury?

Whenever people injure themselves, they’re often not sure whether they should start with ice or heat on the injury to help them heal. The general rule is ice for the first 48 hours after injury. Heat after that. More specifically, ice and heat do opposite things and so should be used in very different situations. […]

stomach pain

3 Emotions That Get Stuck in Your Body

Your emotions exist in your body. These “molecules of emotion” are the reason that drugs, alcohol and food can impact your mood in such powerful ways. It is also why chiropractic care can play such a major role in improving your mood. Emotions tend to be associated with specific organs. Here are the three most […]

pillow

Is Your Pillow Causing Your Neck Pain?

Waking up with a sore neck, headache or tightness in your shoulders or back can be common. Luckily, it’s a problem that is often very easily rectified. Here’s what you need to do: In addition to chiropractic care, you should check your pillow. Whether you have neck pain or lower back pain, the problem may […]

gratitude

How to use gratitude to reduce stress

As the holiday stress is upon us, one good daily practice is to cultivate an attitude of gratitude to stay focused on the good parts of the holiday season! Here are some great suggestions for developing a gratitude practice from my good friend, neuropsychologist Dr. Jennifer Medina, who specializes in mindfulness and cognitive assessment. Gratitude Practice Gratitude is […]