Family First Chiropractic and Wellness

omega3 foods 720x480Essential Fatty Acids!?..

Date: November 20, 2018 | Time: 10:00am | Posted By: Family First Chiropractic and Wellness

What makes certain food types so "essential"? The fact that our bodies don't make these fatty acids, makes it necessary to get them from our diets. They are important part of building healthy cells, maintaining brain and nerve function and aprecursor to certain hormones.Certain types of fatty acids are called Omega-3, such as EPA(eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA(docosahexaenoic acid) which are found in fish oils. Others are called Omega-6, such as ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) and are found from plant sources such.... <view entire article>





cranio 2BbabyCranioSacral Therapy and the Birth Process..

Date: November 13, 2018 | Time: 10:00am | Posted By: Family First Chiropractic and Wellness

The birth process is traumatic any way we look at it. If there has been intervention during the birth (induction, caesarean section, vacuum or forceps) or a long and heavy labour - this, in some cases, may have an ill effect on the infant's head and back. The bones of the skull and spine, the nerves and membranes are moved out of their correct position and so cause the infant discomfort. While these interventions were necessary for the infant's safe.... <view entire article>





reflexology foot map artwork 252C1409453How the feet mirror the body..

Date: November 6, 2018 | Time: 10:00am | Posted By: Family First Chiropractic and Wellness

Have you tried Reflexology as the seasons change? As we fast approach the winter months come in for a treatment and get reflexology done at our clinic. From all the hiking and wearing cute flat shoes or sandles it would be a wise idea to have your feet pampered by releasing tension, clearing blockages and help the body to heal many malfunctions. Not only will.... <view entire article>





tech 2BAre you or your children addicted to technology?..

Date: October 30, 2018 | Time: 9:00am | Posted By: Family First Chiropractic and Wellness

Many people and parents are concerned about the addiction to technology in our society. The adverse effects of technology has become more in the forefront in the past several years. Internet gaming disorder is now becoming a real diagnosis. Gaming, online, social media, TV, and other online addictions can cause changes in our brain. These changes affect sleep, emotional disturbances, withdrawal symptoms, crashes, depression, anxiety, obsession, compulsion, and much more. This tech addiction gives us the false high and.... <view entire article>





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>