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...

Tired? Sleepy? Stressed and Don’t Know Why?

Tired? Sleepy? Stressed and Don’t Know Why? If you have symptoms involving: fatigue, insomnia, stress, frequent illness, PMS, hot flashes, blood sugar, and weight, you may want to consider having your cortisol levels as well as hormones tested. Men and women over the age of forty may want to do a baseline test. Frequently imbalances will be detectable for a time period before symptoms gain attention. Difference Between Saliva & Serum Hormone Testing? Saliva testing is an EASY and a NONINVASIVE way of assessing one’s hormone status and is proving to be the most reliable medium for measuring hormone levels. The difference between steroid hormones in saliva and serum is based on whether or not the hormones are bound to proteins in the medium used for testing. The majority of hormones exist in one of two forms: FREE (5%) or PROTEIN BOUND (95%). It is only the FREE hormones that are biologically active, or BIO-AVAILABLE, and available for delivery to receptors in the body. Those which are protein bound do not fit those receptors and are considered not bio-available. When blood is filtered through the salivary glands, the BOUND HORMONE COMPONENTS ARE TOO LARGE to pass through the cell membranes. Only the UNBOUND hormones pass through and into the saliva. What is measured in the saliva is the BIO-AVAILABLE hormone, the clinically relevant portion which will be delivered to the receptors in the tissues of the body. SALIVARY HORMONE levels are expected to be much lower than serum levels, as only the UNBOUND hormones are being measured. When your doctor measures serum hormone levels and prescribes hormone replacement therapy...

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  ...

12 BENEFITS OF DRY BRUSHING

12 BENEFITS OF DRY BRUSHING The skin is our body’s largest organ and has a vital role in taking in and ridding the body of nutrients and toxins. It is responsible for ¼ of the body’s daily detoxification &  known as the 3rd kidney. Since it eliminates more than one pound of waste daily, over time it may become overstressed leading to clogged pores & toxins remaining in the body. 12 BENEFITS OF DRY BRUSHING Improves circulation, blood flow and oxygen. Cleans toxins from the lymphatic system. Improves digestion. Strengthens the immune system. Improves the nervous system. Makes the skin feel smooth, silky and invigorated. Tightens the skin and helps to prevent cellulite. Tones muscles and lifts the breasts. Stimulates oil-producing glands. Energizing, inexpensive, natural and easy to do daily. Effective in preventing breast cancer & detoxifying when undergoing chemotherapy.   WHAT TYPE OF BRUSH? The brush should contain natural bristles (not synthetic) and have a long handle. It should be kept dry and not used for bathing. HOW TO DO DRY BRUSHING? Dry brushing is best done first thing in the morning & takes 5 minutes. Watch the video below for the most effective way to dry brush and enjoy the exhilarating and invigorating feeling as well as softer skin.   Start by brushing at the bottom of your feet and move up the leg from back to front one leg at a time and avoiding the groin area. Use long sweeping light strokes going upwards towards the heart. Next do your arms & hands the same as above, always towards the heart. Move to the back of...

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...

12 Healthful Hydration Habits

12 Healthful Hydration Habits EASY QUICK QUIZ: Which is a possible warning of dehydration? Thirst Lightheaded Fatigue All the above  How many 8 oz glasses of water is suggested to drink every day? 2-3 4-5 6-8 11-13  True or False: The healthiest way to flavor plain water is by adding some soda. True False The importance of hydration is necessary to keep the body’s systems functioning properly especially during the summer to counteract the heat and humidity. So, how much should you be drinking?  There is no scientific consensus regarding , “optimal hydration” and no one specific process for assessing fluid status.  Therefore, know the signs to avoid dehydration: Fatigue/sleepy Constipation Feeling thirsty Headaches/Lightheaded Less frequent urination Dark yellow or amber colored urine Few tears when crying Water is the most essential and forgotten nutrient Water is essential for maintaining blood circulation throughout the body and a solvent for key biochemical reactions, supplying nutrients and removing waste. It is also the maintainer of body temperature.     12 HEALTHFUL HYDRATION HABITS:   When exercising during the summer, drink 8 oz of water 20-30 minutes before beginning, 7-10 oz during exercise & within 30 minutes after exercising drink at least 8 oz of water. Always carry a water bottle to sip often. Drink enough water to prevent thirst. Generally drink about 6-8 oz per day. Grab a glass of cold water when feeling frazzled. Sip on a mug of herbal tea in the am and or pm. Eat a diet rich in whole foods including at least 5 cups of fruits and vegetables per day. Drink water during your meals. Monitor fluid...

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