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A Lesson in Logic

 If one were to dislocate their finger, it would be necessary to set it back into its normal position.  If the finger is sprained and looked a little crooked, you would still want to set it to its normal alignment.  In both cases after it was set, a splint would be applied.           The reasoning for the above treatment is to make sure the finger heals straight and that the joint can function normally in the future.           It is common practice under medical treatment to minimize [...]


A Fresh Start Every Day

As human beings, we have two systems of energy. These systems are an electrical system and a combustion system. Our electrical system is our divine system, the spark of life. This energy is what flows from our brain, spinal cord, and all the nerves connecting to every cell in our body. In fact, if you were to strip away all the cells from your body, and only leave the nerves, you would still be able to recognize yourself. The other energy system of the body is our combustion system. This system has to do with the food we eat. As [...]


Be Yourself

There is a potential in you that can only come true if you are being yourself. When you achieve your highest potential, you have no competition. It is your unique factor that you have groomed and joyfully pursued. Our body is our vehicle in this life. Being yourself requires you to be present in every pain and joy. Contrast is how we find our way to our true bliss. Erasing pain with drugs or anything aside from healing is a cover-up. The physical and mental pains are our greatest compasses to finding ourselves. The best doctor will create the setting [...]


If I Can’t Hold an Adjustment Why Get Adjusted at All.

Lots of reasons. The brain controls all functions of the body including healing.  So if you have a part of your body that is not healing then there is a disconnect from your brain to that body part.  The most common brain to body part interference is a Vertebral Subluxation. A vertebral subluxation is a spinal misalignment causing pressure on the spinal cord or its nerves thereby blocking full nerve flow into the body from the brain.  The result is disease or pain. I get it doc but I don’t hold my adjustment. If you are in a dark room [...]


Meet your Mother: Your Symptoms!

 Most every mother wants to protect, nurture, and heal their children. Did you know that you have a built-in mother? Yes, it is your own symptoms.          Remember mom telling you to look both ways for cars before crossing the street, to eat your vegetables, or assuring that you knew you were loved, and sometimes giving you tough love. In fact, a mother’s love can even heal a young child.          Your symptoms are your internal messages to warn you to watch movements that may hurt you, what foods may [...]


Dr. Ray’s Short Guide to Clean Eating

Consider doing a 3-day cleanse at first. No, no’s Refined carbohydrates Caffeine Coffee Chocolate Tea Most sodas Fried Oils Any oil that turns brown or smokes when cooked Grains Eat Like a Caveman/Cavewoman Meat Veggies (especially ones rich in Vitamin A) Fruit (Including citrus for Vitamin C) Supplements Liver tablets for B vitamins Chew them 3 tablets each morning Green powder for vitamins and minerals 1 tsp/day Wheat germ for vitamin E 1 tsp/day Sunshine for vitamin D 15 minutes to ½ hour/day Food allergy testing


Chiropractic – Not Alternative Care

 To me, the definition of alternative care is some for of treatment that is tried when the established for of care has not worked. An example might be: When the pain medication prescribed by the medical doctor isn’t working, the patient seeks out an herbalist for an alternative herbal remedy.           In chiropractic, we are not treating the same thing the allopathic medical profession is treating, that being a “diagnosis.” The presumed diagnosis might be migraine headaches, essential hypertension (aka high blood pressure), fibromyalgia, etc.           As [...]


Why Do Children Need to be Checked?

The atlas and axis are the technical names of the upper two vertebra in the neck. The top vertebra is called the atlas. Just as the Greek God, Atlas, held up the world, the atlas of your spine holds up your head. The axis gets its name from the rotational axis of the Earth, since seventy-percent of the rotation of the head occurs at the axis vertebra. Consider the weight of the head, at eight to ten pounds, and that these two top vertebrae are held to the head by only ligaments—the result is a very vulnerable joint to injury. [...]


How to Stop and Avoid “Tech Neck”

Technology comes at a price, and for your body, that could mean experiencing tech neck. Whether for work or play, our overdependence of smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices has resulted in the rising prevalence of neck pain and new neck issues. Not surprisingly, a new term exists that pertains to the neck pain and problems that develop from excessive technology use – tech neck. The Dangers of Too Much Tech for Your Neck Using smartphones or any technology too much puts your neck at risk. Looking down at your phone or tablet requires the neck to be stuck in [...]


4 Self-Care Practices to Ease TMJ Pain

TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders afflict as many as 10 million people in the United States alone. TMJ disorders, or TMD, can bring about severe pain and many issues for those suffering from it. The jaw is an intricate joint, and for many individuals, TMD symptoms can occur without an exact cause or reason. What Is TMJ? The joint that connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the temporal bone of the skull is called temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. Every person has two TMJs – one on each side of the head. If you want to feel them, press the joint in [...]