By. Terry Weyman
Stress is part of life, its just the way it is. HOWEVER, when the flood waters get a little high, sometimes we need a little help. Stress comes in many forms. And its effects are so strong that even the stress of others can have an impact on your well-being. The American Psychological Association reports that “only 37 percent of Americans feel they are actually doing an excellent of very good job of managing their stress”. Not only can Stress be emotional, it can also be caused by over training!
What are you doing to help your stress? We all have read about stress relieving techniques, from mediation, positive self talk, breathing and changing your environment. However, what are you doing during the stressful times to just get by until the light at the end of the tunnel appears? Here are some quick tips to help.
Supplements to take:
Supplements are just that. They SUPPLEMENT the diet when more is needed. If you are building a house and its time to put on the roof, do you want a few tiles to show up at a time or do you want truck loads to show up when they are needed? The average American diet is CRAP. We are not getting the nutrients necessary for daily survival most of the time, let alone in times of stress. So, when the body needs more, give it more. The basics are:
- Vitamin C
- Omega #
- Valerian (if sleep is a problem)
- Passion Flower
By: Dr. Ciro Errico and Dr. Terry Weyman
Concussions also have different degrees of severity. According to the Cantu guidelines, concussions have several grading scales: Grades I, II, and III. Grade I concussions are not associated with loss of consciousness, and post-traumatic amnesia is either absent or less than 30 minutes in duration. Athletes may return to play if no symptoms are present for one week. Grade II is a loss of consciousness for less than five minutes or exhibit post-traumatic amnesia between 30 minutes and 24 hours in duration. They also may return to play after one week of being asymptomatic.Grade III concussions involve post-traumatic amnesia for more than 24 hours or unconsciousness for more than five minutes. Players who sustain this grade of brain injury should be sidelined for at least one month, after which they can return to play if they are asymptomatic for one week.The week begins the day after all symptoms have dissipated.
This months tip, “when to use the Marc Pro” stems from a question asked of me yesterday from a patient of mine who owns one. He is a Hockey player and was asking when is the best time to use it. I asked him when does he use it now? He said “when I think about it, which is once a week”.
For research, info or to order, go to their website. www.marcpro.com
By: Dr. Terry Weyman
What we know is that the body can heal fast or slow. Its up to each individual and their approach to their body and the healing process. The body does not care what we think, just how we act and how well we care for ourselves. The payback? Increased function and achieving your maximum output!
When looking at your health you must consider both the visible world (your surroundings and what you have control over) and the invisible world (what you ingest, absorb and breath in). Health depends on three functions to sustain pure function; biomechanics ,bioenergy and biochemistry. All must be evaluated, considered and treated in order for true healing to take place.
Biomechanical– To have an increase in physical performance we need energy efficient, strain-free movement. Since muscles attach to joints, a full assessment of joint motion and muscle balance must be done. Full body rehabilitation of the kinetic chain must be evaluated to find imbalances, which must be corrected through specific Chiropractic Adjustments. Nerves travel through both muscles and joints. Any form of compression can cause both pain and lack of function. Restoration of the biomechanics and surrounding neurophysiology will provide a strong foundation in order to facilitate the healing process. Once the tension is taken off the structure, complete evaluation of the bioenergy and biochemistry can be evaluated.
Bioenergy- For top performance from your body you need energy efficient, strain-free movement. The more flexible and balanced the living matrix is, the more readily it absorbs shocks and converts them into information rather than damage. Since the living body is a network of cells integrated with each other receiving both mechanical and energetic vibratory continuum, restriction in one part has both structural and energetic consequences for the entire organism. Each healthy cell membrane has an electrical charge of 70 milivolts (mv) while diseased cells such as cancer cells have a potential of 15 mv. The food we eat and the air we breathe is reduced to electrons for electron transport to create ATP (energy) and body repair. Things that decrease electrons in the body are old food, electric fields (cell phones, pagers, etc), dehydration and free radicals. Each molecule, cell tissue and organ has an ideal resonate frequency that coordinates it’s activities. By manipulating and balancing the vibratory circuits we are able to directly influence the body’s defense and repair mechanisms. The use of the Erchonia Laser will help to reestablish cellular communication thus increasing the healing time. The EB 305 is designed to restore the body’s energy, balance and restore the body’s pH.
Biochemistry– The chemical world has a dramatic effect on both the performance of our body as well as its ability to heal. This “world” involves the inflammatory cascade, debrid area, blood flow, connective tissue assembly and nutrient specificity. With any form of injuries (both acute or chronic) the body increases blood flow to the region with a migration of White Blood Cells. The cell permeability increases causing swelling, increased cellular debris and a decrease in pH thus slowing the healing time. The objective of treatment is to: 1. Control the inflammation, 2. Dissolve the injured tissue/dead blood (through the Cold laser, Ultrasound, H-Wave, Marc Pro), 3. Increase the nutrient delivery, and 4. Repair and create new tissue. The course of action needed to increase the healing time is to provide biochemical mediators in sufficient quantities and promote their delivery. At CSI, we use the Erchonia Cold Laser to decrease the congestion in the lymphatic system, the EB 305 to detoxify the body and normalize the pH, and pharmaceutical vitamins/mineral supplements to enhance biochemical stability and free radical reduction.
At CSI we want to get the Athlete back on the field as fast as possible and keep them at their peak. For more info go to our website at www.gotcsi.com