Preliminary results after upper cervical chiropractic care in patients with chronic cerebro-spinal venous insufficiency and multiple sclerosis

Abstract

Purpose: The aim of the study is to evaluate the clinical and X-ray results of the Upper Cervical Chiropractic care through the specific adjustments (corrections) of C1-C2 on patients with chronic venous cerebral-spinal insufficiency (CCSVI) and multiple sclerosis (MS). Method: We studied a sample of 77 patients before and after the Upper Cervical Chiropractic care, and we analyzed: A) The change of the X-ray parameters; B) The clinical results using a new set of questions. The protocol of the C1- C2 upper Cervical Chiropractic treatment, specific for these patients, lasts four months. From a haemodynamic point of view we divided the patients in 3 types: Type 1 – purely vascular with intravenous alterations; Type 2 – “mechanical” with of external venous compressions; Type 3 – mixed. Results: We found an improvement in all kinds of subluxations after the treatment with respect to the pre-treatment X-ray evaluation, with a significant statistical difference. The differences between the clinical symptoms before and after the specific treatment of C1-C2 are statistically significant with p<0.001 according to the CHI-Square test revised by Yates. Conclusions: The preliminary X-ray and clinical improvements of the Upper Cervical Chiropractic corrections on C1- C2 on these patients with CCSVI and MS encourage us to continue with our studies. We believe that the Upper Cervical correction on C1-C2 could be the main non-invasive treatment of the CCSVI mechanical type in patients with MS. Further studies are required to evaluate the correlation between the Upper Cervical Chiropractic correction on C1-C2 on the cerebral venous drainage and the cerebro-spinal fluid. Key words: CCSVI, Multiple sclerosis, Upper Cervical Chiropractic care.

A delicious smoothie to help relieve pain!

Many people in the world are looking to relieve pain in their back, knees, legs and ankles, especially older people. But, young people are also affected and seeking healthy ways to relieve pain.  Well, the statistics say that about 1/3 of adults have reported that they have experienced joint pain within the past 30 days.

You should also know that there are many different health conditions that can lead to joint pain, such as: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, gout, strains, sprains, and other injuries. The medical experts claim that the back pain will heal in time. The medical experts claim that almost 50% of the patients with back pain will relieve pain from the low back within 15 days. And almost 90% of people will feel relief from back pain in three months, regardless of the back pain treatment.

But, the worst thing about back pain is that people who experience back pain may find it extremely difficult to live their everyday lives and to complete their tasks. They find it hard to sit and lie down or find any position to relieve pain. When it comes to leg pain, it usually results from wear and tear, overuse, injuries in joints or bones. Or it’s because your injuries in your muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues. And some types of leg pain can be related with problems in your lower spine. Poor circulation can be also a reason for leg pain.

You shouldn’t be worried if you suffer from any type of joint pain, because in this article we are going to show you the best and most effective smoothie, which will help you treat and cure your painful joints and relieve pain in your back. This smoothie is very simple and easy to make, and it’s made by easy available ingredients.

Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie for Relieving Pain & Treating Painful Joints:

Ingredients:

  • 1 orange
  • 2 cups of pineapple
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 2 pears
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger root
  • 2 inches of raw turmeric root
  • Black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil

Directions:

Don’t worry, because this recipe is very simple and easy to make – all you have to do is follow the simple instructions. Here’s what you need to do – first, peel the lemon, the orange, the ginger and the turmeric root. Then, chop the pineapple and the pears. When you are done chopping, you need to put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until you get nice and homogenous mixture. Enjoy your anti-inflammatory smoothie. If you can’t drink it all at once, then you need to put this smoothie in glass jar and keep it in the refrigerator.

Well, you need to make sure you use a blender for this smoothie, because it leaves the fiber untouched. If you use a juicer, the fiber will be wasted. According to a recent study, the medical experts have found that people who eat foods high in fiber have lower C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in their blood. The CRP is actually an inflammation marker, which has been related to health conditions, such as: rheumatoid arthritis (RA), heart disease and diabetes.

About the ingredients:

  1. Pineapple

Bromelain is the most effective and one of the most active compounds, which are found in pineapple. The bromelain compound is extremely effective and very useful in relieving joint pain and it’s also very useful in reducing inflammation, associated with arthritis. The medical studies have confirmed that enzymes like bromelain have pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects comparable to Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

  1. Orange

You should know that the muscle cramps are one of the most common causes of leg pain. Muscle cramps usually occur because of the muscle’s overuse or low potassium or calcium levels in your body. Study, conducted by group of medical researchers, has found that consuming the right amount of Vitamin C in your body will help you to prevent the inflammatory arthritis and to maintain healthy joints with osteoarthritis.

  1. Celery

Celery is a super healthy vegetable and it is loaded with many healthy nutrients and it contains high amounts of Vitamin K. The medical experts claim that insufficient levels of Vitamin K can results in abnormal cartilage and bone mineralization. You should also know that low plasma levels of Vitamin K can increase the prevalence of osteoarthritis manifestations in your hands and your knees.

  1. Pear

We mentioned before that Vitamin C is extremely important in reducing joint pain and it’s a powerful anti-inflammatory tool. The Vitamin C found in pear will reduce the risk of inflammatory arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis as well.

  1. Lemon

Lemon – this amazing and super healthy fruit is one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Lemon contains high amounts of Vitamin C and Vitamin E – which are both powerful and essential antioxidants. These two vitamins protect our cells from free radicals and help us to build and maintain collagen and connective tissue.

  1. Ginger

The most effective and one of the most important ingredients and compounds in ginger is Gingerol. This remarkable compound has the ability to fight prostaglandins – the lipid compounds which usually trigger the joint pain.

  1. Turmeric

A recent study, published in The Journal of Alternative Complementary Medicine, has found that the active compound in turmeric can relieve pain and improve the knee function in knee osteoarthritis, equally to ibuprofen. Different study, published in 2006, has found that a curcuminoid – containing turmeric extract can inhibit joint inflammation and periarticular joint destruction.

People, if any of you are suffering from any type of joint pain, then you should definitely try this homemade all-natural smoothie. This amazing smoothie will soothe the pain in your joints and you can function normally. You don’t have to drink those painkillers ever again. Try this smoothie and you will be amazed by the results. We really hope you enjoyed this post, and please share it with your friends and family. Thank You.

source: dailyhealthpost.com

Feeling Better is Not all its Cracked up to Be

Symptom Suppression (Feeling Better) is Not Health Expression (Feeling More)! 

We’re not Feeling Better, We’re Feel Less.  This day and age we define our health by how we feel.  What makes sense if we catch a cold and feel lousy?  To haphazardly continue on with the day after taking a drug like Sudafed or NyQuil.  After the medication wears off and you start to feel bad again then you take another.  You will repeat this process, sometimes for weeks, until you start to feel better.  What makes sense for a headache?  To continue on with your day after taking an aspirin or Tylenol.  “It works,” we say, “The aspirin cured my headache!”  But how did it do this?  However, what was the process that had to occur for the aspirin or Tylenol to work?

When we opt for covering up the true source of illness and disease…

We Really Don’t Feel Better, We Actually Feel Less.

No matter what the symptom, when we take a drug we are suppressing the brain and it begins to numb it and becomes desensitized.  The cause of the organ to malfunction has not been corrected once it has been removed, only the effect.  We begin to think that we feel better but in reality nothing has changed.   We have merely  suppressed signals to the brain and brainstem, therefore, in reality one really does begin to feel less.

Do you have an ovarian cyst?  We must remove the ovaries.  Tonsillitis?  Let’s take them out!  How about your gallbladder issues?  See ya!  You don’t really need it anyway.  While we are at it lets remove the appendix and the breast preventatively just in case there may be a problem some day.  Step back for a moment and look at the picture being painted then ask yourself, “Is this 21st century healthcare?”  Consequently, doesn’t it seem like this way of health should be comparable with bloodletting?

We are indoctrinated in our society to think of health as the absence of symptoms.  Henceforth, if we are not sick, we must be healthy.  If all of our tests are normal then we must be fit as a fiddle, right as rain, and healthy as a horse.  Furthermore, there is nothing more for us to do if we pass our tests.

If symptoms are no longer indicative of our overall health and well-being, then what is the measure we use to find a path to greater health? 

The following questionnaire will provide some insights.  Check it out!  You might be surprised at some of your answers.

Mental clarity – how clear are your thoughts throughout the day?

How well can you make decisions and come to conclusions about ideas and events in your day?  Do you feel foggy?

Do I get intuitive hits about my life and its course of action?

Am I focusing on the negative, the bad, and the fear of all the things that could happen to me?

Do I feel persuaded by the media and others around me to act or feel a certain way?

Is there a roller coaster of emotions throughout the day or am I calm, cool, collected?

Does fear trigger a response of emotion or conscious thought?

Am I a pessimist or optimist?

Do new ideas and events inspire me and get me excited for my next achievement?

Is inspiration my leading feeling trait?

Do I suffer from INtention deficit disorder?  Which means, Do I have an intention for my life?

Am I happy?  With my life?  And all it has presented up to this point?

Is there an inner sense of “it’s ok”?

How often are you in a state of gratitude?

Is there a trust built around the daily events in life or am I worried about them?

These questions ultimately give way to our health: physically, mentally, and spiritually.  Health is an inner sense of well-being and an ability of the body to respond and ADAPT.  So….. How healthy are you?