Month: May 2017

How Seeing a Nutritionist Can Heal Your Allergies

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

We are at the very height of allergy season. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has named the month of May National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. With the drought-busting rainy season we experienced and windy days we’ve had lately, it’s no wonder that people are coughing, sneezing, and suffering from one of the most intense allergy seasons we’ve seen in California in years.  As a Burbank nutritionist, I deal with these problems all day long.

It seems that everywhere I turn, I’m hearing from patients and friends who have never had a problem with seasonal allergies, asking me, “What can I do?”  From a constant cough and pesky post-nasal drip, to sticky eyes and sneezing, these symptoms just don’t seem to let up.

So what can you do about your allergies?

Over-the-counter and prescription medications only mask the symptoms and don’t get to the root of the real problem.  And some have potential side effects that are far worse than the allergies they supposedly alleviate.

As a Burbank nutritionist, I recommend a line of natural supplements, available only through doctors, called Standard Process. They offer a number of whole food-based products which are extremely effective for the relief of seasonal allergies.

These products, all available at our office, include:

Allerplex:  Supports the body’s response to seasonal, environmental and dietary stressors. Supports healthy liver function, manage mucous movement and healthy lung and respiratory function.

Antronex:  Supports detoxification via the liver and allows the liver to produce more natural antihistamines.

Cal-Amo:  Maintains proper ph balance.

Drenamin: Helps the body fight everyday stressors that can overload the immune system and improves energy, mood, sleep, and well-being.

Emphaplex: Combines vitamins, minerals, and glandular nutrients to support respiratory system health. It assists the body’s natural ability to expel respiratory secretions.

Fen-Gre:  Fenugreek is the main ingredient and it is used to maintain the body’s natural respiratory function.  It also maintains healthy mucous and phlegm in the lungs and bronchial tubes.

Pneumotrophin PMG: Supports healthy lung function.

Which of these is best for you?  The next time you are in the office, tell me about your allergy issues and I’ll get you on the natural road to feeling and breathing so much better!

Memorial Day Weekend hours…We will be open regular hours this Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27.  We will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.  We will be open Tuesday (next week only), Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, regular hours all days. Enjoy the holiday!

Until next time…

Yours in health,

Dr. T

Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center
A Winner of the Top Doc L.A. Award
Increasing Health & Vitality for Over 30 Years
1612 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506
http://www.ThorburnChiropractic.com
Phone: 818-841-1313
Fax: 818-841-3340

Be sure to follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thorburnchiropractic twitter @ThorburnChiro and also find us on Instagram at ThorburnChiro and check out our monthly contests and promotions!

 

Burbank Chiropractor Believes Natural Pain Relief Is Better for Your Heart

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

A study published in the March issue of European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy indicates that the use of NSAIDs – non-steroidal anti-inflammatory over-the-counter drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Aleve), and more – may increase the risk of cardiac arrest. This is yet another reason why this Burbank chiropractor recommends avoiding NSAIDs in favor of natural pain relief methods.

The findings from this recent study add to those of previous research, which has also found a link between NSAID use and a higher risk of heart problems, including heart attack, stroke, and heart failure. The new study, conducted in Denmark, is the first to look specifically at the impact of NSAIDs on cardiac arrest risk. The researchers analyzed information from more than 28,000 people who experienced cardiac arrest somewhere other than a hospital during a 10-year period.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration previously warned that NSAIDs, particularly at higher doses, may increase people’s risk of heart attack or stroke.

We humans will always have pain. If you are active and play sports, run, or work out, you have an even higher risk of pain caused by inflammation.  But there are natural, food-based nutritional alternatives to NSAIDs.  When you come in for an appointment, we can talk about which is best for you and your personal needs.

Lower back pain is one of the most common problems plaguing adults today. Causes include muscle strain, accidental twisting of the spine, improper lifting of a heavy object, or sitting too long in chairs with inadequate support. As a Burbank chiropractor treating patients here for over 30 years, lower back pain is one of the most common issues we address daily.

At Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we offer many natural treatments including chiropractic, acupuncture, massage therapy, and electrical muscle stimulation. Utilizing these methods in unison can bring the swiftest pain relief possible and encourage the body to rapidly heal itself.

If you or a friend or loved one is suffering from chronic or acute pain, give us a call and come in. We have a better, natural solution.

Acupuncture Special through the month of May 2017…Through the end of May, we will be offering a special for first-time acupuncture patients. The regular price for a first visit is $120, but the special offer is only $79 for an initial consultation and treatment.  Please call our office for an appointment.

Until next time…

Yours in health,

Dr. T

Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center
A Winner of the Top Doc L.A. Award
Increasing Health & Vitality for Over 30 Years
1612 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506
http://www.ThorburnChiropractic.com
Phone: 818-841-1313
Fax: 818-841-3340

Be sure to follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thorburnchiropractic twitter @ThorburnChiro and also find us on Instagram at ThorburnChiro and check out our monthly contests and promotions!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burbank Acupuncture Helps Your Body to Heal Itself

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

By now many of you have come in for Burbank acupuncture and you have gotten to know our wonderful acupuncturist, Jennifer Lavoro, L.Ac.  If you haven’t met Jennifer, I thought it was time to tell you more about her.

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Jennifer Lavoro L.Ac. is a California Board Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist (one who uses natural herbs to resolve health problems). She utilizes traditional forms of acupuncture and individualized herbal formulas. She also uses cupping (the placing of “cups” that encourage blood flow to an area to remove toxins), tuina, (Chinese massage) and nutritional counseling to help you get and stay well.

Her expertise includes acupuncture for pain management, stress and fatigue, digestive issues, migraines, skin disorders, and other common health issues.  In addition, she employs acupuncture to benefit patients’ overall well-being, balance, boosts energy and promotes immunity in the body. She helps women’s issues such as hormonal balance, PMS, and infertility.

Acupuncture Combined with Chiropractic Provide a Powerful One-Two Punch of Healing Power

Burbank acupuncture can be combined with chiropractic to assist the body in healing from a great many issues. This powerful one-two punch of healing power can be beneficial for those suffering from chronic pain, arthritis, lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, sciatica, and more.

Jennifer is a Californian and Angeleno by way of Florida. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Florida in Gainesville where she majored in Art.  She is also a painter and photographer.

She has always had a passion for living a holistic lifestyle and strongly believes in natural alternative medicine. “There is a considerable amount of creative expression that takes place while healing patients through Oriental Medicine, and it allows me to be constantly inspired doing what I love,” says Jennifer.

Jennifer earned her Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine from Dongguk University Los Angeles. She was valedictorian of her graduating class.

Burbank acupuncture services are available on Mondays from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Acupuncture Special through the month of May 2017

Through the end of May, we will be offering a special for first-time acupuncture patients. The regular price for a first visit is $120, but the special offer is only $79 for an initial consultation and treatment.  Please call our office for an appointment.

Until next time…

Yours in health,

Dr. T

Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center
A Winner of the Top Doc L.A. Award
Increasing Health & Vitality for Over 30 Years
1612 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506
http://www.ThorburnChiropractic.com
Phone: 818-841-1313
Fax: 818-841-3340

Be sure to follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thorburnchiropractic twitter @ThorburnChiro and also find us on Instagram at ThorburnChiro and check out our monthly contests and promotions!