What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

What is Spinal Decompression/Traction Therapy? It is a non-surgical traction type therapy for back, leg, neck and arm pain. Spinal decompression is FDA approved and clinically has an 86% success rate for pain associated with bulging or herniated discs, even after failed back surgery. During the treatment, gentle distraction and relaxation phases are cycled through. A specific spinal disc is isolated and when placed under a negative pressure, a vacuum effect occurs. This effect causes a protruding or herniated disc to be pulled back within the disc by the vacuum created within the disc. Also, this vacuum stimulates growth of a blood supply which results in pain reduction and improved healing at the site of injury. How is Spinal Decompression Therapy Different from other types of Traction? The Decompression unit we have at our office controls the variations in the traction allowing for spinal decompression and eliminates muscle reaction and compression seen with typical traction devices. Since patterns are preprogrammed for ramping up and down, the axial distraction amount allows for higher levels of spinal decompression and disc rehydration. When is Spinal Decompression not recommended? It is not recommended for: pregnant women, severe osteoporosis, severe obesity, severe nerve damage and spinal surgery with instrumentation. However, it can be used after bone fusion or non-fusion surgery. How often is treatment recommended and how long does a treatment take? Treatment plans are specific to each individual’s needs after a thorough evaluation has been performed. Based on the current research, the best results have been achieved after about 20 sessions over a 6-10 week timeframe. Each session takes about 30-40 minutes. To...

6 Simple keys to Keeping Your Heart Strong

6 SIMPLE KEYS TO KEEPING YOUR HEART STRONG WHY THE FUSS ABOUT CHOLESTEROL? It is a fatty, waxy material that is found in high-fat meat and dairy products, as well as egg yolks, organ meats and shellfish. Because of the essential role cholesterol plays in every cell of the body to help digest fats, strengthen cell membranes, and make hormones – the body creates all it needs on its own – about 1,000 mg a day. In order for cholesterol to reach our cells, it must rely on special carriers called lipoproteins: low-density lipoproteins (LDL)-“bad” form and high-density lipoproteins (HDL)-‘good” form of cholesterol. LDL carries cholesterol through the body and deposits it in the cells. HDL transports any cholesterol the cells don’t need to the liver, where it eventually gets processed and eliminated. Although various body tissues remove LDL cholesterol from the bloodstream and then use it to make cell membranes, bile acids, vitamin D and various hormones, once the tissues have acquired all the cholesterol they need, they stop extracting LDL cholesterol from the bloodstream. The extra cholesterol, which happens when we eat too many foods high in cholesterol, continues to circulate in your arteries. LDL deposits the excess cholesterol onto artery walls, where it forms plaque that clogs the blood vessels and can ultimately lead to heart disease or even a heart attack. A good idea is to keep your LDL cholesterol level under 2.5 mmol/L (96 mg/dL) and your total cholesterol about 3.9 mmol/L (150 mg/dL)-4.7 mmol/L (180 mg/dL). WHAT ABOUT THE CHOLESTEROL LOWERING DRUGS CALLED STATINS? New research has shown that 1/2 the people who...

How To Decrease Calories During the Holidays

HOW TO DECREASE CALORIES DURING THE HOLIDAYS Enjoy eating without guilt.  If you overeat at one meal, move on and eat better for your next one.  Celebrations are about family & friends not food as the focus. Remember: balance, moderation and variety are the keys to health. Delete the word “DIE”t and CHEATING from your vocabulary. Before going to a party: Never go hungry- have some nuts, fruit, veggies, broth-based soup, hard-boiled egg, hummus, lo-fat cheese or yogurt, vegetable juice or protein shake. Also, drink 1-2 glasses of water. Take a catnap to avoid being tired therefore overeating & craving. Add an extra cardio work-out that week. Eat healthfully the week before going to a party. Bring your own food or dessert that you can eat. At the party: Choose a small plate and stroll around the buffet table to selectively choose your favorite must-have foods & desserts first. Then choose small portions of your favorite foods to taste only. (2 cupped handfuls) Fill ½ your plate with raw veggies to fill up on. Take a 20 minute break before refilling your plate. This will tell your brain you’re full so when you go back for seconds you will choose less high sugar/fat foods. If you don’t like a food you’re eating, don’t finish it. Chew slowly, really taste each bite and put your fork down regularly. Leave an empty space on your plate between each food item. Put everything you eat on a plate including that one piece of chocolate. Keep an arm’s distance or more from the food table when standing around talking. Focus on other things...

How To Avoid Back Pain During the Holidays

HOW TO AVOID BACK PAIN DURING THE HOLIDAYS Parties? Shopping?  Driving? Wrapping gifts?  Our 12 solutions to decrease stress and muscle tension that lead to back and neck pain. WHILE INDOORS: Sit in a comfortable and firm chair and be aware of your sitting posture. While prolonged standing put equal weight on both feet. Need help? Get your posture checked at our office for FREE with our NEW COMPUTERIZED POSTURE ANALYZER. Unless you are using a headset, don’t cradle the phone between your ear and shoulder while cooking, cleaning and talking. WRAPPING GIFTS: Best not to wrap presents on the floor as that encourages poor posture. Instead vary your position while wrapping.   Stand or sit at a table, sit in bed or sit in a comfortable chair. Remember to “stretch opposites”, so if you are leaning forward stretch backward. SHOPPING? Be comfortable with supportive shoes and comfortable clothing. Wear a fanny pack, instead of your heavy purse, with the essential items you need. Stretch before and after a day of shopping to stretch out your muscles. Make frequent visits to your car so you do not carry too much at once. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Take regular breaks and eat light foods. (ie: salad, fruit, cheese, sliced turkey, veggies, nuts, etc) Try not to bring your children with you as this leads to frustration for everyone. At the end of your day, stretch your muscles, take a hot bath or shower and consider a relaxing massage with one of our therapists. If you feel pain starting, use an ice pack for 20 minutes and repeat every...

Creating Healthy Breasts with Homemade Deodorant

Creating Healthy Breasts with Homemade Deodorant Does your deodorant contain… Aluminum– the primary ingredient in most deodorants linked to BREAST cancer and Alzheimer’s disease? Parabens– a preservative believed to upset our HORMONE BALANCE and linked to BIRTH DEFECTS and TOXINS in our organs? Triclsoan-a chemical actually classified as a PESTICIDE by the FDA and a probable carcinogen by the Environmental Protection Agency? Phthalates-linked to a slew of health issues including BIRTH DEFECTS? Propylene glycol– a PETROLEUM based mineral? Studies have linked this to damage to the central nervous system, liver, and heart.   Your simple, very cost effective recipe for homemade deodorant: HOMEMADE DEODORANT 1/3 cup organic coconut oil 2 tbs baking soda (if you are overly sensitive use less) 1/3 cup arrow root powder Essential oils of your choice   Cream all ingredients with a spoon until consistency is similar to deodorant. Mix in oils-lavender, peppermint, citrus, orange, vanilla, etc. Pour mixture in a small container, using a spatula, and simply swipe your two fingers gently into the mixture and rub into your underarms. Wait 3 minutes before dressing.   Remember: “Prevention BEFORE Detection”   For your RADIATION FREE, PAIN FREE, COMPRESSION FREE Breast  screening  call Sherri at: 714- 345-0561 or our office at: 949-380-7215 *ASK ABOUT OUR FULL WOMEN’S & MEN’S  SCREENING FROM CRANIUM TO PELVIS* THERMOGRAPHY VIDEO:   WWW.TotalThermaloc.com Dr Iris Rosenfeld   25255 Cabot Rd Ste 110     Laguna Hills, Ca 92653 949-380-7215 driris@driris.com www.driris.com  ...

IS IODINE REALLY NEEDED FOR BREAST HEALTH?

IS IODINE REALLY NEEDED FOR BREAST HEALTH?   Without adequate iodine levels, life itself is not possible. What correlation is there between iodine and your breasts? The breasts are one of the body’s main storage sites for iodine. A sufficient iodine level is needed for the protection and preservation of normal breast tissues. When iodine is depleted, the breasts and the thyroid gland will compete for whatever small amount of iodine is on hand. When these tissues are depleted, one may develop any of these issues: hypothyroidism, fibrocystic breast disease, auto-immune issues and thyroid or breast complaints including cancer. There is a lot of literature about Iodine. It has been the most researched mineral in treating fibrocystic breast disease, amongst other health related issues. For more information about this subject check out: Dr. David Brownstein’s IODINE Why You Need It; Why You Can’t Live Without It. For further information contact: Dr Iris Rosenfeld 25255 Cabot Rd Ste 110 Laguna Hills, Ca 92653 949-380-7215 driris@driris.com www.driris.com...

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