Weight loss park slope

The relationship between back pain and weight gain

There is a reason why the two seem to coincide. Back pain contributes to weight gain because you are less likely to move when you are in pain. It also causes mental anguish which leads you to seek comfort foods in times of distress. Weight’s role in causing back pain is more obvious. Each extra pound you hold over your target weight is an additional burden to your spine, causing untold damage from muscle strain to subluxation and spinal degeneration.

An equation for success: managing back pain and weight at the same time

By reducing back pain, we can help you maintain a healthy weight. By reducing weight, we can help you manage your back pain. As we have demonstrated above, the two go hand in hand. Using chiropractic adjustment, we reduce nerve interference and reduce back pain which allows you to move more freely and burn calories. Simply creating the possibility for exercise is chiropractic’s greatest role in the weight loss game. If you are interested in using our natural modalities to effect great improvements in your health this New Year, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today. 

Headaches park slope

Natural modalities for preventing headaches

When it comes to preventing headaches, many in the health community agree that circulation is a good place to start. Chiropractic techniques and acupuncture both boost circulation by opening up blood vessels in the head and neck. We can also show you simple stretches that reduce tension and get your blood flowing in moments of stagnation. By promoting better blood flow and reducing inflammation, we make the first step in preventing tension headaches and migraines.

But circulation is just the start! 

Circulation is just step one. Factors including diet, hydration and posture are also primary considerations. At Community Chiropractic and Acupuncture of Park Slope, we want to help you design a holistic solution for your headaches. This includes identifying triggers, whether they be particular settings, foods or activities. We can effect a wholesale change in the way you see, treat and prevent your headaches. Let’s make 2018 the year where you start to fight back against the grip of headaches in your life- give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today. 

Chronic pain

The cost of chronic pain

We should hold no punches- chronic pain is a public health crisis. It costs society billions of dollars in lost productivity and taxpayer burden. It costs individuals in terms of medical costs, mental anguish, depression and addiction to pharmaceutical “treatments,” that do nothing more than treat the surface symptoms. Western medicine is simply unprepared to treat the intangible nature of chronic pain. And while we continue to search for cures, many in the medical community fear that we may never find one. Of course, we will keep trying; in the meantime, choosing to face your chronic pain head on is the only realistic chance you have of living a happy life despite your symptoms. 

Maximizing wellness despite chronic pain symptoms

At Community Chiropractic and Acupuncture of Park Slope, we focus on helping people design solutions for managing their chronic pain. We recognize that our modalities can not possibly promise to reverse chronic pain completely; instead, we focus on using our natural modalities to ease symptoms and improve functionality of the body and brain. In this way, we hope we can help you find a happy life despite the presence of chronic pain. At our office in Brooklyn, we use natural techniques including chiropractic and acupuncture to effect significant improvements in well being. If you are interested in finding out more, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today. 

Stress and the holidays

Keeping stress down while shopping

At Community Chiropractic and Acupuncture of Park Slope, we are concerned with the toll that holiday shopping can take on our state of mind. Here are some things to keep in mind when you are caught up in the rush of shopping: 

  • Listen to your body: a headache is a certain sign that you are overdoing it. So…
  • Take frequent breaks: do you really need to be going so fast? The more you rush, the higher the stress. Take a seat, a deep breath and inhale the aroma of…
  • A hot tea: herbal tea is relaxing whereas caffeine can actually increase stress levels. Over your tea, contemplate…
  • Could this shopping be done online? Simple gifts can be found online, in the relaxing hours at the end of the day, when you can also work on…
  • Relaxation techniques to get you in a state of mind conducive to sleep.

Sleep concludes our list of the most important ways to keep stress down during the holiday season. Too many of us suffer from poor sleep patterns during the Christmas season thanks to interruptions in our normal routine. 

Keeping stress down with natural modalities

At our office in Park Slope, we are standing by to provide you with natural methods for reducing stress. Both chiropractic and acupuncture are effective modalities for combating stress and keeping your body and mind balanced this holiday season. 

Inflammation park slope brooklyn

Remaining vigilant to inflammation during the holiday season

Take a look at the foods we eat during christmas: delicious, but often full of inflammatory ingredients. From sugar to unhealthy fats, it is always prudent to take a look at what we are putting into our holiday dishes. But cooking delicious food doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your health. If avoiding inflammatory ingredients is a health priority for you, a quick search on the internet can help you come up with alternatives and substitutes for your favorite recipes that include non-inflammatory ingredients in place of inflammatory ones! 

Awareness is the key to a holiday full of health

At Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope, we are in the business of helping people design holistic health solutions for their particular health condition. If you struggle with chronic inflammation, we can help you navigate a holiday season which is rife with inflammatory pitfalls. From keeping stress down, to managing pain and focusing on healthy alternatives to inflammatory foods, we are standing by to help you this holiday season. 

Holiday acupuncture park slope

Acupuncture for lowering stress this holiday season

Keeping stress down and mental function high during the holidays is a balancing act. Acupuncture helps to regulate your body’s energy flow, reduce pain, and improve mental coordination. This is an invaluable aid when you are navigating the myriad holiday engagements that define your schedule. 

Other ways you can keep stress down include

  • Focusing on getting your exercise despite the time constraints: even a brisk 10 minute walk can boost circulation and alleviate muscle tension.
  • Keeping booze consumption reasonable: alcohol is inflammatory, not to mention laden with calories that you don’t need. Let loose to a reasonable extreme this holiday season!
  • Avoiding inflammatory foods: apply the law of diminishing returns to sugar and saturated fat- yes there is a measurable effect on happiness related to pie, but it sharply declines after the first piece!
  • Making you time: just finding time to curl up in a chair and read is invaluable during a busy christmas schedule. 

We’re not asking you to forego all the pleasures of Christmas time in the city; we are simply asking that you keep sight of what really matters- your health and sanity. 

Adding acupuncture into your holiday health routine

If you are interested in taking the time to experience the benefits of acupuncture this holiday season, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment. If you are open to it, a single session can have an amazing restorative effect on brain and body. It helps us keep things in perspective; the only things that matter during the holidays are the things that always matter- family, friends and good health. Happy Holidays to all of our neighbors in New York City.