3 Tips to Reduce Inflammation

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Inflammation is a process where the body responds, protecting us from infection (bacteria and viruses), injury, or trauma. Some diseases and chronic conditions (called autoimmune diseases) causes the body’s immune system to do damage to its own tissue. The body starts responding as though normal tissues are infected or abnormal.

Inflammation has been linked to mental illness, diabetes, cancer, and dementia. Below are a few ways to reduce inflammation. But, fear not. There’s a lot you can do to reduce inflammation and prevent inflammation-related disease.

1.) Change Your Diet

Processed sugars and carbohydrates trigger an inflammatory response in your body. Instead, load up on berries (which are packed with antioxidants), eat your greens and eat plenty of clean, lean protein.

2.) Do & Be

Taking the time to exercise, but also taking the time for yoga, meditation, and relaxation are all crucial in reducing inflammation, which can be triggered by stress, lack of activity, and obesity.

3.) Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to help in reducing inflammation — in both joint injuries and sinus-related issues. Our goal at Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope is to help our patients build a healthy lifestyle. We have a long track record of keeping our patients healthy and well.


A Primer on Proper Lifting Technique

Many injuries that occur in and out of work have to do with hauling around heavy objects and failing to demonstrate proper lifting technique. There are a few measures you can take to protect yourself in those instances where you have to carry heavy objects so you don’t end up getting an injury in or out of work.

Below are a few ways to improve your lifting technique in order to avoid back injuries that 80% of the population experiences over the course of their lifetime, injuries that keep you sidelined from work and play.

Keep a Wide Base

Make sure that your feet are shoulder-width apart with one foot slightly ahead of the other, which will ensure you don’t buckle or fall backward or forward.

Lift with Those Legs

Instead of lifting with your back, put the pressure on your legs, which are much better designed to handle such pressure.

Squat, Don’t Bend

Instead of bending over to lift an object (which can seriously tweak your spine), squat down to lift, which will promote proper lifting technique to help you avoid injury.

If you experience an injury from improper lifting technique, contact Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope today. We have a long, demonstrated history of keeping our patients healthy and well.

The Versatility of Chiropractic Care

At Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope we like to remind our patients of the many health benefits chiropractic care stands to offer once explored.

To put it simply, chiropractic adjustments aren’t just great for your back, neck, and spine — they’re also great for other areas of the body, like the joints and legs. Chiropractic adjustments have also been shown to improve the mind/body balance, helping you boost your cognitive functionality, improve your range of motion, improve flexibility, and minimize overall pain.

Below are a few additional benefits that chiropractic has to offer that you might not know about.

Reduce Arthritic Pain

Chirorpactic adjustments offer a drug-free pain solutions to our patients, even those who live with arthritis on a daily basis.

A Great Post-Workout Treat

Chiropractic adjustments are the perfect antidote to a rigorous training regiment.

A Serious Stress Reliever

Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to boost mood, reduce stress and overall anxiety, not to mention promote more restful sleep in patients who utilize chiropractic treatments regularly.

If you have any additional questions about how chiropractic care can benefit you, contact Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope today to schedule your consultaion. We have a long track record of improving the lives of a diverse client base.

3 Things You Might Now Know About Acupuncture

At Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope we specialize in chiropractic care treatments as well as acupuncture — two classic, all-natural, drug-free solutions to pain, stress, injury, and a variety of additional health conditions that might be affecting you on a daily basis.

Below we go over a few facts about acupuncture, which is a treatment many folks have many preceonceived notions about but have never experienced the treatment firsthand.

1.) Acupuncture is Low on Pain

Bet you didn’t know that acupuncture is actually not painful at all. You may feel a dullness or tingling sensation at the treatment site, but the sensation will be more pleasant than painful. Just the opposite, acupuncture is meant to REDUCE your overall pain.

2.) Acupuncture Can Help You Achieve Your Idea Body Weight

Some patients successfully lose weight with the help of acupuncture, which helps take the pressure off their back, spine, and joints during everyday activity. Paricipants in recent studies saw their BMI drop by up to 6% and had less body fat due to acupuncture in addition to making some simple changes in their lifestyle.

3.) Acupuncture Can Boost Your Mood

Did you know that acupuncture can actually help relieve depression and boost your mood? Patients observed who went through acupuncture treatments alongside their regular treatments compared to patients who didn’t pursue acupuncture with their normal treatment experienced a significant reduction in overall depression.

To learn more about how acupuncture can benefit you on a daily basis, contact Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope today. We have a long track record of keeping our patients healthy and well.

Chiropractic Care for Kids

Many people out there associate chiropractic care with patients who are more advanced in age or those who experience a back injury. However, the immense benefits of chiropractic care can be experienced by patients of all ages, especially children and teens.

The truth is, being a kid is hard on your body! The expression “growing pains” exist for a reason. Kids also spend a lot of time in less-than-ergonomic chairs, lugging around heavy backpacks, and also engaging in extracurricular activities that can put stress on a growing body.

Below are a few ways that chiropractic care helps kids.

All Natural Growing Pain Relief

Growing pains are painful, hence the name. Chirorpactic care will help address pain related issues the all-natural way, leaving your child feeling well-adjusted and ready to take on the world.

More Restful Sleep

Sleep can be difficult when your child is experiencing muscle tension, discomfort, or dysfunction. Chiropractic care alleviates such issues and can ultimately improve your child’s sleep cycles, helping them get the rest they need to have a great day.

Improved Mood

Kids can often be moody or prone to exhibiting poor behavior when their body balance is out of whack. Chiropractic care helps in reducing problems that occur within the neurological system which results in improved mood and behavior.

If you have any additional questions about how your child can benefit from chiropractic care, contact Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope today to schedule you and your child’s consultation.

3 Ways to Have a Healthy, Productive Summer

As we speed through June and the summer season commences, it’s a good idea to have a plan for your health and wellness. A big part of staying healthy and well is keeping up with your scheduled chiropractic adjustments, but we’d also like to go over a few easy measures you can take from this month through August to increase your overall wellbeing.

Read on for a few ways to stay on top of your game… and your health!

1.) Stay Hydrated

Staying hydrated is crucial and especially so if you live in a hot, dry area and you’re living an active lifestyle. Drink half your body weight in ounces each day for good measure — more, if you’re a runner or athlete.

2.) Get Outside

Taking your fitness routine outdoors will improve your mood and boost your wellness. Just make sure to bring plenty of sunblock. Cover your skin and seek refuge from harmful UV rays in the shade this summer.

3.) Do Something New

Whether it’s taking a yoga class, or seeing what this whole chiropractic treatment thing is all about, try to mix up your routine to unlock new health benefits.

If you have any questions about who we are, what we do, and how our treatments can benefit your life on a daily basis, contact Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope today.

End of Q2 Check-In

Many of us make a few fairly specific goals at the beginning of the year, but few of us stay with them all year long. As May has come to a close and June comes into fruition, it’s a great opportunity to assess where you are and where you need to be in order to reach your 2019 health and wellness goals.

Below are a few questions you can ask yourself to make sure you’re on track.

Am I REALLY On Track?

How’s your cardio, your diet, and staying up on your regular visits with your physician, and, preferably, your chiropractor? Making sure that you’re staying diligent about your nutrition, how you’re staying active, and staying current on giving your body the space and opportunity it needs to regenerate.

How Do I Feel?

Pay attention to your body. If you’ve been staying up on your diet, strength training, staying active, and doing active recovery like yoga and chiropractic adjustments, your body and mind should be at an all time high.

Where Can I Improve?

Chances are, even if you’re putting a lot of sweat equity into your wellness routine, there’s probably one or two areas that you’re consistently slacking in. Usually that will tend to be mindfullness, recovery, and stretching.

A great way to assess where you’re at physically is to schedule a consultation with Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope today. We have a long track record of keeping our patients healthy and well.