Family First Chiropractic and Wellness

neti 2BpotSaline Nasal Wash..

Date: October 23, 2018 | Time: 9:00am | Posted By: Family First Chiropractic and Wellness

With cold and flu season upon us already this is something that is really helpful and quite easy to do.The practice of saline nasal wash or lavage (called Neti in the yoga tradition) is a time honored folk remedy for a variety of respiratory complaints, as well is a simple and effective tool for maintaining nasal health. The technique is simple, and if practiced correctly, provides gentle and immediate relief of nasal congestion. The keys to comfortable nasal lavage are.... <view entire article>





cuppingWhat are those red circles on my back from cupping?..

Date: October 16, 2018 | Time: 9:00am | Posted By: Family First Chiropractic and Wellness

The markings left behind from cupping is a result of a treatment that consisted of using silicone cups that suction and lift the muscles, and the layers of facia. The more darker the markings the more congestion is present. The lifting of toxins is drawn out and will fade anywhere from 3 days to a week. Where there is more congestion it can last up to 3 weeks.Cupping stimulates blood flow in the areas being treated and helps the muscles.... <view entire article>





body 2BloveLoving Your Own Body Image..

Date: October 9, 2018 | Time: 9:00am | Posted By: Family First Chiropractic and Wellness

Society emphasizes the journey to pursue unattainable body image standards, beauty, andperfection. Numerous individuals struggle with coming to terms with accepting andloving their own bodies. After all, it can seem like an unconquerable challenge to findself-peace in your own skin.Mainstream media's constant messages that describe a consumer lacking in the type ofbeauty that their products can perhaps achieve. However, instead of listening to the falseideals, read these tips to find your path to self-love.Talk back to MediaDon't be silent after.... <view entire article>





sleepWhy is my child not sleeping? Help!..

Date: October 2, 2018 | Time: 9:00am | Posted By: Family First Chiropractic and Wellness

Parents often bring the child in to see a pediatric chiropractor to assist with sleeping difficulties. 'The sleep button' as most parents like to call it has failed, and the child is often up several times a night and will not nap during the day. This sleep regression is confusing to parents as well as exhausting. Pediatric chiropractors will look at several areas of the body to help sleuth out some of the sleep issues. 1. Sympathetic DominanceSleep is part.... <view entire article>





posturalCounteracting the Effects of Prolonged Sitting..

Date: September 25, 2018 | Time: 9:00am | Posted By: Family First Chiropractic and Wellness

Most individuals are dealing with some kind of postural stress and more often than not, it tends to manifest in the shoulders and neck. Advanced forms of postural stress show up as pain or weakness in the low back and gluteals caused by prolonged periods of sitting. Luckily, massage can counteract the imbalance caused from sitting, which means you can keep your desk job-as long as you schedule a regular massage.Movement and exercise promote increased blood flow and prolonged sitting.... <view entire article>





cranio 2Bpict 2B2CranioSacral Therapy for Whiplash..

Date: September 18, 2018 | Time: 9:00am | Posted By: Family First Chiropractic and Wellness

Whiplash is classically defined as a sudden acceleration-deceleration force that causes unrestrained, rapid forward and backward movement of the head and neck. Symptoms can include a painful neck, headache, dizziness, pins and needles in the arms and hands, fatigue. These symptoms can appear immediately after the accident or even some days later. It often happens during motor vehicle accidents. Ever been rear-ended by someone or had an impact to the side or front? If your answer is 'yes' then you.... <view entire article>





massage 1487220272Recipe for Self Care..

Date: September 11, 2018 | Time: 9:00am | Posted By: Family First Chiropractic and Wellness

Self care includes getting your rest staying hydrated, nourishing your body with healthy foods and staying active, and as always slowing down the mind with simple breathing techniques. When anxiety or frusturation creeps up take a few moments to find a place where you can gather your thoughts and when you can quiet the mind and quiet the body and sit comfortably in a chair.... <view entire article>





kids 2BbackpackTips for Choosing the Right Backpack for Your Kids..

Date: September 4, 2018 | Time: 9:00am | Posted By: Family First Chiropractic and Wellness

Backpacks have an important role in impacting in the growing and developing bodies of children. Due to the amount of time our kids have them on. Saying this, heavy or poorly fitted backpack can affect a child's musculoskeletal health-both today and in the future. It's time to review a few guiding principles to prepare your child for school, keeping their health in mind.It's too common to see children trotting along to school, back hunched forward to balance a heavy or.... <view entire article>





joelleWays you can boost your child's immune system this fall..

Date: August 28, 2018 | Time: 9:00am | Posted By: Family First Chiropractic and Wellness

Back to school is in full swing and many parents are looking to enhance and boost their children's immune system. Parents often want to avoid 'flu season' so here are some ways you can keep your children healthy.Sleep: We all know when we do not get enough sleep that our immunity decreases School-age children ages 6-13 need 9-11 hours the least amount recommended is 7-8 hours, teens 14-17 require at least 8-10 hours . Reduce sugar:Sugar depresses the.... <view entire article>