Charlene Thorburn D.C.

What is the Benefit of Chiropractic for Kids?

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

Over the past few decades parents, clinicians, and researchers have noticed positive changes in the behavioral, physical, and emotional health of children under chiropractic care. Many different behavioral conditions have been observed to improve with chiropractic care including ADD/ADHD, anxiety, and also focus, concentration, and grades in school.

Since the nerves collectively control and influence all bodily functions, removing nerve interference may result in improvement of many different health problems depending on the area of the spine and nervous system involved. Improvement is commonly seen in conditions such as colic, constipation, ear infections, allergies, asthma, sinus infections, persistent bed wetting, stomach aches, “growing pains” in the legs or arms, headaches, back and neck pain, scoliosis, and abnormal gait among others.

How can your child’s body lose its natural alignment and develop subluxations? Subluxation means: sub: less than and luxation: misalignment. So the word means less than a dislocation or a minor dislocation. If your nervous system is interfered with, your body’s natural ability to heal itself and function at its optimum potential becomes impaired.

Studies have shown that in the majority of cases, trauma from the birthing process or procedures causes subluxation of the infant’s spine. Subluxation damage can be caused by a constricted uterus, a breech presentation or a difficult delivery, and in cases of vacuum extraction or excessive force, the spine is always traumatized. Health problems in childhood or even adulthood have been traced back to spinal and structural damage at birth in many cases.

Research is confirming chiropractors’ observations that infants may suffer from spinal subluxations. In one study, 1250 babies were examined five days after birth; 211 of them suffered from vomiting, hyperactivity, and sleeplessness. Subluxations were found in 95% of this group. Although the researchers in this study were MDs, they recognized the power of chiropractic care and these babies were given the care they needed.

Toddlerhood through childhood is a very physical time. Those first hesitant steps soon evolve into jumping, running, falls and accidents which are all part of a normal childhood. While most falls are minor, at times they can cause nerve-damaging subluxations with serious long-term consequences. For that reason, all children need periodic spinal check-ups.

Why Give Your Kids Regular Chiropractic Care?

The best reason to do any health related activity is for wellness and prevention. And it is easier to grow healthy children than to repair damaged adults. Life is so much better when your children never seem to get sick or have health problems than when you are routinely going from appointment to appointment treating the symptoms of ill health. It is not unusual to hear parents state that since starting chiropractic care their children get sick less frequently and less severely, have fewer ear infections, and take fewer antibiotics and other drugs than their classmates.

Good health is a priceless gift. Be sure to share it with your family and friends.

Nutrition Deficiency Testing on sale – our March special! From now through the end of March, we are offering a deep discount on your first Nutrition Deficiency Testing appointment.  The first appointment is regularly priced at $120, but through March 2017 it’s only $59!  Take advantage of the savings and get to the root of your chronic problem. Today is the day to start getting healthy!

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!

 

 

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Yummy Recipe and Holiday Hours

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

Where has this year gone?  It seems like it was just spring…then the days grew hotter and now they are shorter as we are coming to the end of 2016.  How are you doing with your personal health goals?  The end of the year is the perfect time to start thinking about 2017 and what you wish to achieve.  Whether it’s better control on your blood sugar, the loss of a few pounds, or better overall health…you can do it slowly but surely by making a plan and sticking to it.

But for now, let’s enjoy this special time with family and friends. Here’s a delicious recipe perfect for Christmas morning celebrations!  You can multiply it to make a larger batch depending upon the number of guests.

Gingerbread Pancakes   Serves 2

⅔ cup unsweetened almond milk

¼ cup egg whites

1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses

1 tablespoon chia seed

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

10 drops vanilla or regular stevia

⅔ cup flour of your choice – regular or gluten free.  Chickpea flour will make the pancakes high protein.

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

⅛ teaspoon ground cloves

Combine almond milk and chia seed and allow to sit for 10 minutes. Preheat a small non-stick pan on medium-low heat for two minutes.  Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then add to the wet ingredients.  Stir until just mixed.  Pour a quarter of the mixture into the preheated pan. Allow the first side to cook for 3-4 minutes, or until bubbles form and the edges begin to turn golden. Flip and allow to cook for another 1-2 minutes. Place cooked pancake on cooling rack and repeat with remaining batter. Serve with melted coconut oil or butter, maple syrup, chopped apple and pecans. Enjoy!

Holiday hours… Make your appointments early as next week we will be closed Friday and Saturday, December 23 and 24 so that our staff can celebrate the Christmas holiday with their friends and family.  We will be open regular hours on Monday, December 26 and for the rest of New Years week including Friday and Saturday, December 30 and 31.  And, we will be open Monday, January 2. 

December Acupuncture Special…We want to give all of our patients an opportunity to experience the healing power of acupuncture.  Acupuncture can be effective for pain management, stress and fatigue, digestive issues, migraines, skin disorders, and other common health issues. It has been known to promote overall well-being, balance, energy, immunity in the body. Acupuncture has been proven to help with women’s issues such as hormonal balance, PMS, and infertility.

Through the end of the year, 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. Please call our office for an appointment with acupuncturist Jennifer Lavoro L.Ac. She sees patients on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thorburn Chiropractic & Wellness Center and the Spirit of Giving

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

At Thorburn Chiropractic & Wellness Center, we’re celebrating Christmas by supporting the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program and the Farm Worker’s Education Christmas program. You can feel great by helping others this holiday season!

The spirit of giving is the very essence of the season and there are always people in need who will appreciate the kindness of receiving. This is the 17th year that Thorburn Chiropractic & Wellness Center has supported charitable holiday giving.  We encourage everyone to think of others during this special time.

The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program provides new clothing or toys for children of families in need through the support of donors. We have angel tags available at our office with the first name, age, and gender of a child in need of presents. Contributors may take one or more tags and purchase appropriate gifts for the child or children described on the tags.

Unwrapped toys for children of all ages are also being collected by Thorburn Chiropractic for a Christmas party for over 200 children of farm workers through the Farm Worker’s Education Christmas program.

Please decide which program you will be supporting soon as the deadline for dropping off Angel Tree gifts is December 7. The deadline for turning in the Farm Worker’s Education Christmas toys is December 10.

Thank you, and from everyone at Thorburn Chiropractic & Wellness Center, have a very happy and healthy holiday season!

December Acupuncture Special…We want to give all of our patients an opportunity to experience the healing power of acupuncture.  Acupuncture can be effective for pain management, stress and fatigue, digestive issues, migraines, skin disorders, and other common health issues. It has been known to promote overall well-being, balance, energy, immunity in the body. Acupuncture has been proven to help with women’s issues such as hormonal balance, PMS, and infertility.

Through the end of the year, 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. Please call our office for an appointment with acupuncturist Jennifer Lavoro L.Ac. She sees patients on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come See Us During Beach Week for a Hula of a Good Time!

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

At Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we appreciate our patients, and we’ve got an end of summer celebration just for you – Beach Week 2016!

In the past we’ve celebrate Beach Day at the end of August, but this year we thought we would celebrate all  week long – from Monday, August 29 through Saturday, September 3rd!

Come “Hang Ten” with us and enjoy fun, free snacks and drinks, beach music, and more…

Tell your friends and family about our New Patient Special. Only during Beach Week, new patients without chiropractic coverage get their first visit for $29 cash, a $177 value! (Those with health insurance pay their usual co-pay as required by their health insurance.)

Every time you refer a new person to us during Beach Week, you will enter our drawing for a one-hour massage and a month supply of our organic multivitamin. There’s no limit to how many times you can refer and enter! Drawing will be held on Saturday, September 3 and you don’t need to be present to win.

And just a reminder, our August monthly specials are just for women.  We have several products on 20% off sale in celebration of Women’s Health Month. They are Osteoben™ (osteoporosis), Symplex F (supports the healthy function of the ovaries and the adrenal, pituitary and thyroid glands), Adrenal Support (emotional balance) and Thyroid Support (thyroid). Ask about them at the front desk next time you are in.

See you during Beach Week!

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!

 

 

 

 

Delicious Simple Recipe for Your Memorial Day Barby

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

Making plans for a Memorial Day Weekend barbecue?  Here is a simple, easy recipe that can be paired with just about anything on the grill – or served to your vegetarian friends as well.

Here’s wishing you a relaxing, safe and sane holiday weekend!

Quinoa and Snap Pea Salad (yields six one cup servings)

Ingredients:

2 cups water

1 cup quinoa

2 cups fresh snap peas, trimmed and cut diagonally into quarters

1 1/2 cups button mushrooms, cut into quarters or more if they are large

1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion, cut into ½ inch lengths

1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill

1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar or white wine vinegar

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil or flaxseed oil

1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon pure maple syrup

Combine water and quinoa in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork and set aside to cool completely. Chill if a cold salad is desired.

Combine peas, mushrooms, onion and dill in a medium bowl. Whisk vinegar, oil, lemon zest, lemon juice and maple syrup in a small bowl. Stir the dressing into the cooled quinoa. Add the quinoa to the vegetable mixture, toss and serve. Enjoy!

Memorial Day hours… We are open regular hours for the rest of this week — Wednesday, May 25 (today) 9:00 am – 6:00 pm closed for lunch 1:30 – 3:00 pm, and the same hours on Friday, May 27. On Saturday, May 28, we are open 9:00 am – 12 noon.

We will be closed on Memorial Day – Monday, May 30 so our staff can celebrate the holiday with their family and friends. We will return to our regular hours on Wednesday, June 1.

Natural allergy solutions on sale during May, National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month … Are you suffering with season allergies?  I recommend a line of natural supplements, available only through doctors, called Standard Process that features a number of products which are extremely effective for the relief of allergies.

Throughout the month of May 2016, I’m offering allergy relief and respiratory products Allerplex, Antronex, Cal-Amo, Drenamin, Emphaplex, Fen-Gre and Pneumotrophin PMG all for 20% off!

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 allergy freedom!

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!

 

Could it be What’s on Your Fork?

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

When is an allergy not an allergy at all?  When it is a food sensitivity.

Food sensitivities can result in symptoms such as headaches, dark circles under the eyes, nasal congestion not associated with pollens, sore throats, aches and pains, fatigue and even a “fuzzy” brain.

While it’s not an allergy in the usual sense, it is a chemical change in the body that affects you.   Allergies and food sensitivities are both immune systems issues.

Food sensitivities can be difficult to determine and diagnose, mostly because we Americans eat such a wide variety of foods each day.  Dairy products, eggs, peanuts, shellfish, gluten, corn, soy, sugar, corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, beef, pork, lamb and coffee are common foods that cause food sensitivities.  But we humans are all very individual, so we can be sensitive to just about any food group.

Through a non-invasive screening process called Nutrition Deficiency Testing, we can determine what it is that is stressing your system so you can eliminate that particular food from your diet and relieve your chronic symptoms.

Call our office today to find out about our special offer for your first test to see if you have food sensitivities.

Natural allergy solutions on sale during May, National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month … Are you suffering with season allergies?  I recommend a line of natural supplements, available only through doctors, called Standard Process that features a number of products which are extremely effective for the relief of allergies.

Throughout the month of May 2016, I’m offering allergy relief and respiratory products Allerplex, Antronex, Cal-Amo, Drenamin, Emphaplex, Fen-Gre and Pneumotrophin PMG all for 20% off!

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 allergy freedom!

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!

 

Relieve Your Allergies the Natural Way

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

We are in the height of allergy season, so much so that the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has named the month of May National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.

It seems that everywhere you turn, people are coughing and sneezing, suffering from one of the most intense allergy seasons we’ve seen in California in many years. 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 post-nasal drip to sticky eyes and sneezing, these symptoms just don’t seem to let up.

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So what can you do about your allergies?

I recommend a line of natural supplements, available only through doctors, called Standard Process that features a number of products which are extremely effective for the relief of allergies.

Throughout the month of May 2016, I’m offering the allergy relief and respiratory products below for 20% off!

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. Improves energy, mood, sleep and well-being.

Emphaplex: Combines vitamins, minerals and glandular nutrients to support respiratory system health.

Fen-Gre:  Fenugreek is the main ingredient and it is used to maintain the body’s natural respiratory function. 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 so much better!

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!