The first thing that develops in your unborn child is their brain and spinal cord, then the nerves start to branch off from the spinal cord, the organs start to develop (heart, lungs, kidneys etc) and slowly your baby begins to form. Your brain and central nervous system controls everything...Read More
Chiropractic, Safer Than Paracetamol!
A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) linked the use of paracetamol for pain relief during pregnancy to the development of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and ADHD-like conditions. More and more families are looking to safer, drug-free alternatives like chiropractors for pain relief and improved health outcomes for expectant mums and their developing babies.
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The Problem With Women's Health
Women are undoubtedly the driving force in the market for health and well-being and they are not being served by the masculine society we live in.
Glossy magazine covers with airbrushed models don’t do much to empower women. Articles written to satisfy our taste for immediate gratification don’t empower women. Products preying on their insecurities, promising quick weight-loss, better sex and controlling relationships don’t inspire women.
Chiropractic and Women's Health
Women’s Health problems are not normal and should not be causing distress or disrupt your everyday life. Yes, your mum, sister, aunt, friends may all experience them but that does not mean that you should be experiencing them too.
How many of you know at least one female friend or relative who has one or more of the following women’s health issues?
• Dysmenorrhea (painful periods)
• Amenorrhea (absence of a period)
• Fertility problems
• PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)
• Underactive/Overactive Thyroid
• Uncomfortable/Difficult pregnancy
• Breech babies
• Back and joint pain
• Food cravings
• Mood swings
• Weight fluctuations
• Hot flushes
• Early menopause
The discomfort you may experience is your body’s way of telling you “I need help.”
Women - Champions of Change
The female body is amazing, it is specifically designed to produce another human being! That does mean however, that based on our anatomy, we have specific women’s health challenges.
Throughout a woman’s lifespan, her health status often not only matters to her but also to her family. Women access healthcare more often than men, both for themselves and for their family. Many women become pregnant and give birth which is a significant health care event in itself!
Chiropractic care is safe, gentle and effective for all ages. It helps to address the unique health challenges women face and to improve the overall health of women.
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Paracetamol - Is It Safe?
Paracetamol is mainly used to treat pain and fever, and is marketed under various names in different countries (Panado, Panadol, Tylenol, and others). In South Africa, you might also find it as Calpol, Dolorol, Paramed, Grand-Pa, and others. It can also be found in combination with other drugs in some formulations.
Mothers need to be more selfish!
You can't give from an empty cup.
Find out how you can take care of yourself to take care of others.
Car Seat Safety: Advice & Tips
Children, especially under the age of 3 years, are unable to look after themselves. They rely on an adult to take responsibility for them and keep them safe. It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that every person in their vehicle is safely restrained. This includes children and infants.
Always use seat belts for every person, every journey. No exceptions.
Read our advice and tips on car seat safety here.
Is Your Child 'Normal' Or Are They Thriving?
You know that your child ’s health is the most important thing you can give them and that its your job to nurture that power and to help it grow and develop. What if someone told you that what you, as parents, do before your child is born influences their ability to thrive. Would you pay more attention to the way you prepared your body for pregnancy?
There is a difference between normal and thriving. Which would you prefer?
Chiropractic and Fertility
While Chiropractic care might not actually get you pregnant (we all know how that happens, right!) it has been know that couples undergoing Chiropractic care have overcome their fertility issues and conceived naturally.
Read more about Chiropractic and fertility here.
Breastfeeding Problems? Chiropractic May Be Able To Help!
Most of us are aware of the many benefits of breastfeeding and while some mothers and their babies take to breastfeeding instantly, others can find it a challenge. What you might not know is that Chiropractic care has been reported to help with many breastfeeding issues.
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Chiropractic and Pregnancy
A mom's healthy nervous system during pregnancy has a lifelong impact on the future health of her baby.
Find out how we can help you during pregnancy.
Chiropractic and Colic
Did you know that Chiropractic care is know to help with the symptoms of colic?
Read more here and find out how we might be able to help you.
4 Common Signs That Your Baby Needs To See A Chiropractor
There are many reasons that you may want to have your baby checked by a vitalistic Chiropractor.
- Excessive fussiness
- Disturbed sleep
- Breastfeeding difficulties
- Restricted head or neck movement to one side
These are just a few of those reasons.
"Every child should be checked and every pregnant woman should be under Chiropractic care..." - Dr. Jeanne Ohm
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