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For This Burbank Chiropractor, Laughter May Be the Best Medicine

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

Can you remember the last time you had a good belly laugh? When you laughed so hard, you cried? As it turns out, you weren’t just having fun. You were helping to better your health.

Laughter can be good for the heart and soul, and even your waistline. Here are seven reasons why this Burbank chiropractor prescribes laughter:

  1. Lowers stress
  2. Lowers blood pressure
  3. Boosts immunity
  4. Decreases pain
  5. Prevents heart disease
  6. Relaxes muscles
  7. Increases alertness, creativity, and memory

A recent study at Loma Linda University suggests that laughter can help improve short-term memory in older adults. And a study by researchers at Vanderbilt University found that laughter may even help you to shed a few pounds.

Surgeons used humor to distract patients from pain as early as the 13th century. Later, in the 20th century, came the scientific study of the effect of humor on physical wellness. Many credit this to Norman Cousins, an American political journalist, and author.  After years of pain from a serious illness, Cousins claims to have cured himself with a self-invented regimen of laughter and vitamins. In his 1979 book Anatomy of an Illness, Cousins describes how watching comedic movies helped him recover.

You may recall the recent movie Patch Adams, about a medical doctor who literally donned clown attire as therapy for his patients. The real Dr. Adams founded The Gesundheit! Institute,  a nonprofit organization that promotes holistic healthcare.  And yes, he still sees patients and lectures in clown attire.

Laughter may not be a miracle cure. It might not heal your painful lower back like treatments from this Burbank chiropractor.  But it definitely can reduce mental tension and increase energy.  Beware though! It’s said to be contagious. Next time you hear someone bursting out loud with laughter, join in. I’ll bet you a thousand smiles, you’ll be glad you did.

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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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!

 

 

Back Pain and Mental Health

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

An article in Medical News Today discussed a study of almost 200,000 participants. It was found that individuals who have back pain are more likely to experience a range of mental health conditions. Back pain and mental health problems?

Back pain is the leading cause of disability around the world. According to the Global Burden of Disease study, lower back pain affects almost one in 10 people. Back pain reduces the quality of life and increases the risk of other health problems. And mental health is just one of them.

Back pain is the most common issue I hear about from my patients.

You don’t have to live with pain and discomfort. I have many natural ways to not only alleviate that pain but to also heal the problem that is causing the pain.

Give us a call and come in for an evaluation so that we can start on a course of treatment that will get you out of pain and your back in tip top condition.

You’ll be glad you did!

Specials for the month of February 2017…February is Heart Health Month, so we are featuring products that nourish the heart as well as another very important organ, the thyroid.  These products are all 20% off for the month of February only.

For the heart, we have Cardiotrophin PMG (supports the heart and cardiovascular system), Cardio-Plus (Supports healthy coronary blood flow) and E-Manganese (contains manganese, an important cofactor for numerous enzymatic reactions).

For the thyroid, there is Cataplex E (healthy thyroid function), Nutrimere (healthy cell function and anti-aging), Organically Bound Minerals (encourages healthy enzyme and thyroid function), Thytrophin PMG (unique profile of minerals, nucleotides, and peptides to help thyroid function, and Prolamine Iodine (thyroid function).

Ask us about Nutrition Deficiency Testing (NDT) a non-invasive means of testing the body to determine the underlying causes of health issues and Science Based Nutrition lab work, including hair analysis, to help determine your nutritional needs.

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!

 

 

 

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

 

 

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Chiropractic 101: How Does It Work?

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

October is National Chiropractic Health Month, the annual celebration of the benefits of chiropractic care and its natural, whole person, patient-centered and drug-free approach to health and wellness.  I thought I would start off the month by offering a simple review of how and why it works.

About 30 million Americans visit chiropractors each year. A great many of these people are seeking relief from back pain from various causes, including accidents, sports injuries, and muscle strains. Other complaints for which people seek chiropractic care include carpal tunnel syndrome, pregnancy aches, knee and leg pain, sciatica, and headaches. Chiropractic care can also help with many non-traditional problems such as blood pressure, reflux, anxiety and depression, asthma, and more. Here’s why.

It’s a scientific fact that your nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and nerves) control every single thing about your body – from breathing, blood flow, digestion, energy level, to all organ functions. So, if the nervous system is healthy, you are healthy too. But, what happens if your nervous system becomes unhealthy? Yep – you become unhealthy.

Your nerves can be chafed, stretched, compressed, or irritated where they exit the spine due to a vertebra moving out of place. When this happens, the nerve shuts down and your organs can then work overtime or become weakened and your health suffers.

Your body wants to be healthy but it cannot when your nerves aren’t working correctly. When the bones go out of place you may have pain, but most often you do not, so you cannot tell if you have vertebrae out of place by how you feel.

Chiropractic treatment restores proper motion of the spinal bones, which reduces nerve irritation. Chiropractic also works on the other joints to restore normal movement.

More and more people are choosing chiropractic care first — before medicine and surgery as it is safe, natural and works with your body to create optimum health.

New patient special for the month of October… At Thorburn Chiropractic, we are celebrating National Chiropractic Health Month with a terrific special. 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.) The first visit includes a consultation, exam, and adjustment. Please share this with your family and friends.

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can Supplements Help Autism Spectrum Disorder?

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As we discussed last week, autism is a disorder that involves abnormal development and function of the brain. People with autism show decreased social communication skills and restricted or repetitive patterns of behaviors or interests. One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Boys are affected by ASD more often than girls.

More and more studies are focusing on nutritional supplements and their affect on ASD. Here are a few key nutrients that have shown to be helpful:

  • Curcumin: Oxidation and inflammation play major roles in ASD. Curcumin is the component in turmeric with remarkable anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also helpful in relieving gastrointestinal issues that often accompany ASD.
  • Glutathione: This master antioxidant is found in every cell in our bodies. Recent studies show that children with ASD suffer from glutathione deficiencies and a reduced ability to convert oxidized glutathione back into its active form. Researchers in Arkansas found glutathione levels in the brains of children with ASD to be up to 52% lower than normal levels.
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Omega-3 fatty acids are concentrated in the brain and play a major role in its development. Researchers have found that children with ASD often have low omega-3 levels. A recent study in California indicated that after 12 weeks, children with ASD in the omega-3 given group had improved hyperactivity scores.
  • Probiotics:  Researchers frequently connect gut health with brain function. Clinical research published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders examined how gastrointestinal disorders affect children with ASD.  These children showed more anxiety, irritability and social withdrawal than children with ASD and no gastrointestinal issues.

Perhaps the biggest issues with any kind of supplementation are not just what supplements to take, but in what form, what brand, how much to take and how often to take it. Also, how long will you have to take the supplement before seeing some kind of results?

We have a non-invasive testing method, Vitamin Deficiency Testing, where we can quickly see which nutrients you or a loved one require for optimum health as well as how much is required. Call our office to schedule 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!