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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!

 

 

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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

 

 

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Meet Acupuncturist Daphne Lim L.Ac.

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

I’d like to start off the New Year by introducing you to the newest member of our wellness team, acupuncturist Daphne Lim L.Ac.

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Daphne is a nationally board certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist. She uses acupuncture as a tool to help areas that need healing. She utilizes traditional forms of acupuncture, trigger point therapy, individualized herbal formulas and more to support health goals. Her expertise includes acupuncture to increase fertility as well as for facial rejuvenation.  Cosmetic acupuncture, an ancient beauty secret, is used to minimize fine lines and wrinkles.  Treatment results in healthy, glowing skin.  Increased collagen production nourishes, oxygenates, and moisturizes from the inside out.

Ms. Lim grew up in the Los Angeles area.  Following high school graduation, she ventured to New York City where she attended Fordham University.  She developed a painful knee injury, and friends recommended that she try acupuncture as a remedy.   She had such a profoundly positive experience with her first treatment that it led her to changing her area of study to Oriental Medicine.  “I actually limped into the acupuncturist’s office,” said Daphne, “and I walked out healed and on my way!”

Daphne studied acupuncture at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, the largest school of Oriental Medicine in the United States.  Simultaneously, she worked at the renowned herbal apothecary Kamwo Meridian Herbs in New York City. Here Daphne received practical experience healing with Oriental herbs at this family-owned business steeped in hundreds of years of knowledge.

Before returning to Los Angeles and going into private practice, Ms. Lim provided acupuncture services at a noted fertility clinic in New York City.

Daphne is currently working towards her Doctorate of Oriental Medicine which she hopes to have completed by summer of 2016.

Special Discount for First Acupuncture Visit….Our regular price for the first acupuncture visit is $120, but for a limited time we are offering a special discounted first visit price of $98. Call our office at 818-841-1313 to schedule an appointment.

Detox for a Healthy New Year – our January special… For the month of January 2016, we are offering our 21 Day Purification Program for a big savings – the regular price is $210 but in January, pay only $165!  Feeling sluggish after way too much holiday indulgence?  Have sugar and carbs become the norm?  Having a hard time getting back on track? Are you hungry for good health? Experience the benefits of helping your body cleanse with our 21 Day Purification Program. The purification program combines a generous menu of whole foods with supplements and a daily protein shake that support the body’s ability to remove naturally occurring toxins.  This is a great time to commit to a healthier you for 2016!

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!

 

 

 

Happy New Year from Thorburn Chiropractic & Wellness Center

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

It seems like 2015 has just begun, and already we are ushering in a New Year!  Make 2016 great by starting out with a healthy New Year’s Eve celebration.  Here’s a recipe for a crunchy, delicious and nutritious treat certain to be a hit on your appetizer table!

Mississippi Spiced Pecans – from Eating Well Magazine, December 2007

1 pound pecan halves

1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt

1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Cayenne pepper to taste (a pinch or more)

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Spread pecans on a large baking sheet. Roast until fragrant, about 12 minutes. Watch carefully so they don’t burn.

Combine brown sugar, sea salt, thyme, rosemary, pepper and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Transfer the roasted pecans to a large bowl, drizzle with oil and toss well to coat completely. Sprinkle with the spice mixture and toss again. Serve warm or let cool completely and store in an airtight container.

Our holiday hours…  New Year’s week we were open Monday, December 28 and we will be open Wednesday, December 30, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (closed 1:30 – 3:00 pm for lunch) and closed on Friday, January 1 and Saturday, January 2.

Our monthly special for December is $10 off a half hour massage for a gift…or for you!  The regular price for our half hour massage is $45, but for the month of December, mention the secret password “heavenly” and pay only $35 for a massage for you or a holiday gift certificate. Call the office at 818-841-1313 to redeem this special offer!

Everyone at Thorburn Chiropractic & Wellness Center wishes you and yours a very happy and healthy New Year!

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!

 

 

 

 

Healthy Eating and Diabetes

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

In last week’s email, I mentioned that a change to a healthier diet can contribute to preventing diabetes and keeping prediabetes from becoming type 2 diabetes.  But where do you start?

It’s a good idea to take a close look at your diet to get a sense of what you may be eating that is causing your blood sugar to fluctuate and spike.  Keeping a food diary for an entire week can be very revealing.  Write down everything you eat or drink and what time of day you ingest it.  Then you will have a good record for your own review that you can share with your doctor.

I highly recommend the book The Zone by Dr. Barry Sears for solid information on what to eat so that the blood sugar does not roller coaster, which can lead to diabetes.  The Zone Diet was developed by Dr. Sears more than 30 years ago to reduce diet-induced inflammation.  The primary ingredients are low-fat protein, colorful carbohydrates, and fat that is low in both saturated fat and omega-6 fats. The secret is balancing these ingredients to get the appropriate hormonal responses at each meal.   According to Dr. Sears, the less white (white bread, white rice, white pasta, and white potatoes) you put on your plate, the less cellular inflammation you are going to create.  Research suggests that inflammation inside the body plays a role in the development of type 2 diabetes.

Our August monthly special is 20% off our 10-Day Blood Sugar Program.  This program will supply your body with 10 days of high quality whole food supplements, including nutritious whole food supplement shakes.  Results show that you will develop a strong foundation to help control the underlying causes of unbalanced blood sugar and jump start a new phase of wellbeing!  Our complete line of whole food supplements for maintaining healthy blood sugar levels are 20% off for the month of August.  I’ll be happy to discuss your personal needs during your next 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 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.

Why Are So Many People Being Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes?

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

What is diabetes? Diabetes is a problem with your body that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal levels. This is also called hyperglycemia. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes.  If you have type 2 diabetes your body does not use insulin properly, which is called insulin resistance. At first, your pancreas makes extra insulin to make up for it. Over time it isn’t able to keep up and can’t make enough insulin to keep your blood glucose at normal levels.

According to the American Diabetes Association’s National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014, in 2012, nearly 10% of Americans – 29.1 million people – had diabetes.  A small segment, 1.25 million, had type 1 diabetes, which is almost always hereditary, unlike type 2 diabetes, which is almost always lifestyle related.  According to the study, of the 29.1 million, 21 million were diagnosed, and 8.1 million were undiagnosed.  The incidence of diabetes in 2012 was 1.7 million new diagnoses/year; in 2010 it was 1.9 million. In 2012, 86 million Americans age 20 and older had prediabetes; this is up from 79 million in 2010.

Risk for diabetes goes up if you have a family history or if you are overweight.  Age is also a risk factor for diabetes as a person’s risk increases after age 45.  However, the number of teens diagnosed with prediabetes and diabetes is growing. For this age group, poor eating choices are their number one risk factor.

So how can you and your loved ones keep from becoming part of these startling statistics?

A change to a healthier diet and a more active lifestyle can prevent diabetes and keep prediabetes from becoming type 2 diabetes.  Where do you start?

Throughout the month of August, I’ll be sharing useful information for anyone who’s been diagnosed with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, or anyone with a conscious desire to maintain good health throughout their lives.  If you have a friend or family member who fits this description, please feel free to share our weekly emails with them.

Our August monthly special is 20% off our 10-Day Blood Sugar Program.  This program will supply your body with 10 days of high quality whole food supplements, including nutritious whole food supplement shakes.  Results show that you will develop a strong foundation to help control the underlying causes of unbalanced blood sugar and jumpstart a new phase of wellbeing!  Our complete line of whole food supplements for maintaining healthy blood sugar levels are 20% off for the month of August.  I’ll be happy to discuss your personal needs during your next 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 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.