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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many of us make fairly specific goals at the first of the year, only to have our ambitions diminish after the first few months. Doing an end of Q2 spot-check on yourself is a great way to see how your actions have been stacking up against your goals.
Below are a few ways to judge whether or not you've had a successful Q2, which will give you new direction heading into Q3 of 2019.
If you've been staying active and eating healthy, you might notice a change in how you think and feel compared to when you weren't making such informed decisions. If you're feeling great, keep doing what you're doing (and maybe even do more of it!). If you're feeling lousy, maybe it's time to rethink a few things.
The answer is always yes. Try to adjust your goals and recalibrate for the rest of the year. Improve upon any weak areas and continue to double-down on your strong areas.
We could always be doing more cardio. Making sure we mix it up with running, hiking, climbing, paddleboarding, and more will help make sure you're not getting bored with the hours of cardio a week you want to be putting in.
Scheduling an end of Q2 appointment with your chirorpactor is essential to gauging where your body is and how it is responding to your wellness routine. Contact Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope to schedule your consultation today!
At Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope we provide chiropractic care and wellness services that help your patients achieve a better quality of life on a daily basis. But we also provide education to our patients that will help them optimize their health and wellness, which will end up paying off in dividends!
Below are a few tips we give in order to have a safe and healthy Memorial Day weekend.
If you're planning on taking a trip to the beach, try to hike a mile or two before you sit in the sun. Swimming for 20-45 minutes is also a great way to get a workout in before Memorial Day festivities.
In lieu of hot dogs and hamburgers try to opt for veggie burgers or find a way to incorporate fruits and vegetables. Your body and brain will thank you!
Staying hydrated should actually be at the top of the list. Long periods out in the sun (especially if adult beverages in play) can seriously dehydrate the body. Drink at least half your body weight in ounces while you're out and about.
If you experience an injury during Memorial Day or if you're simply due for a chiropractic adjustment, contact Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope today to schedule your consultation.