Monday, November 29, 2010

Results: Gentle Upper Cervical Care for Baby's

In my last video, Part 1, I showed how you could tell if your baby was in need of being corrected by a NUCCA doctor. I am re-posting that video here for your convenience.


Next, in Part 2 I show the correction procedure. It's pretty interesting, but you really need to see Part 1 so you can see the immediate differences. I am also posting the video---Part 3---of my exam of the infant and my interview with the mother regarding the extraordinary results from just one correction in just 2 days!



In my first video, I showed how parents could recognize when their baby is out of alignment and needs to be corrected using the gentle NUCCA procedure.



I discussed how a small amount of misalignment between their head and neck can cause symptoms affecting the eyes, ears, nose and throat--including digestion and airway disorders. I made recommendations that parents should have their infant checked by a Grostic based upper cervical doctor such as a NUCCA or Atlas Orthogonal specialist.



I pointed out that one of the things parents and caregivers can look for is: the tendency of the length of their little bodies to bend or twist to one side, in a "banana" like posture while sleeping, diaper changing or laying on their backs. Also, notice any difficulty in breast-feeding more on one side than the other. This usually indicates a subluxation in the infant.

Here is the first of three. Enjoy, and share this with someone you love.


Part 1

video

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Alkaline Producing Foods You Can Eat Freely


FOOD “ASH” pH

The following is a list of common foods with an approximate, relative potential of

Acidity (-) or Alkalinity (+). as pH





This is an excerpt taken from Dr. Robert O. Young's book, Sick and Tired. ENJOY!

Foods You Can Eat Freely:

Vegetables

Brussels sprouts -1.5

Peas, Ripe +0.5

Asparagus +1.1

Artichokes +1.3

Green Cabbage, March Harvest +2.0

Lettuce +2.2

Onion +3.0

Cauliflower +3.1

White Cabbage +3.3

Green Cabbage, December Harvest +4.0

Savoy Cabbage +4.5

Lamb’s Cabbage +4.5

Peas, fresh +5.1

Zucchini +5.7

Red Cabbage +6.3

Rhubarb stalks +6.3

Leeks (Bulb) +7.2

Watercress +7.7

Spinach, March Harvest +8.0

Chives +8.3

French cut beans (green beans) +11.2

Sorrel +11.5

Spinach (other than March) +13.1

Garlic +13.2

Celery +13.3

Cabbage lettuce, fresh +14.1

Endive, fresh +14.5

Cayenne pepper +18.8

Straw grass +21.4

Shave grass +21.7

Dog Grass +22.6

Dandelion +22.7

Kamut grass +27.6

Barley grass +28.7

Soy Sprouts +29.5

Sprouted radish seeds +28.4

Sprouted Chia seeds +28.5

Alfalfa grass +29.3

Cucumber, fresh +31.5

Wheat grass +33.8

Root Vegetables

White radish +3.1

Rutabaga +3.1

Kohlrabi +5.0

Horse radish +6.8

Turnip +8.0

Carrot +9.5

Fresh red beet +11.3

Red radish +16.7

Summer black radish +39.4

Fruits

Limes +8.2

Fresh lemon +9.9

Tomato +13.6

Avocado (protein) +15.6

Non-stored Organic Grains & Legumes

Buckwheat groats +0.5

Spelt +0.5

Lentils +0.6

Soy flour +2.5

Tofu +3.2

Lima beans +12.0

Soybeans, fresh +12.0

White beans (navy beans) +12.1

Granulated soy (cooked, ground soy beans +12.8

Soy nuts (soaked soy beans then air dried) +26.5

Soy lecithin, pure +38.0

Nuts

Hazelnut -2.0

Almond +3.6

Seeds

Wheat Kernel -11.4

Pumpkin seeds -5.6

Sunflower seeds -5.4

Flax seeds -1.3

Sesame seeds +1.1

Fennel seeds +1.3

Caraway seeds +2.3

Fats (Fresh, Cold-Pressed Oils)

Olive oil +1.0

Borage oil +3.2

Flax seed +3.5

Evening primrose oil +4.1

Marine lipids +4.7

Water

Distilled (neutral)


Foods You Can Eat Sparingly:

Fish

Fresh Water fish -11.8

Fruits

(In season, for cleansing only, or with Moderation)

Rose hips -15.5

Pineapple -12.6

(Fruits continued)

Mandarin orange -11.5

Banana, ripe -10.1

Pear -9.9

Peach -9.7

Apricot -9.5

Papaya -9.4

Orange -9.2

Mango -8.7

Tangerine -8.5

Currant -8.2

Gooseberry, ripe -7.7

Grape, ripe -7.6

Cranberry -7.0

Black currant -6.1

Strawberry -5.4

Blueberry -5.3

Raspberry -5.1

Yellow Plum -4.9

Italian Plum -4.9

Date -4.7

Cherry, sweet -3.6

Cantaloupe -2.5

Red currant -2.4

Fig juice powder 2.4

Grapefruit -1.7

Watermelon -1.0

Coconut, fresh +0.5

Cherry, sour +3.5

Banana, unripe +4.8

Fats

Ghee -1.6

Non-Stored Grains

Brown rice -12.5

Wheat -10.1

Nuts

Walnuts -8.0

Filberts -2.0

Brazil nuts -0.5


Foods You Should Never Eat:

Root Vegetables

Stored Potatoes +2.0

Meat, Poultry and Fish

Pork -38.0

Veal -35.0

Beef -34.5

Ocean fish -20.0

Chicken -18.0 to -22.0

Eggs -18.0 to -22.0

Oysters -5.0

Liver -3.0

Organ Meats -3.0

Milk and Milk Products

Hard cheese -18.1

Quark -17.3

Cream -3.9

Homogenized Milk -1.0

Buttermilk +1.3

Bread, Biscuits (Stored Grains/Risen Dough)

White Bread -10.0

White biscuit -6.5

Whole-meal bread -6.5

Whole-grain bread -4.5

Rye Bread -2.5

Nuts

Pistachios -16.6

Peanuts -12.8

Cashews -9.3

Fats

Margarine -7.5

Corn oil -6.5

Butter -3.9

Sweets

Artificial Sweeteners -26.5

White sugar (refined cane sugar) -17.6

Beet sugar -15.1

Molasses -14.6

Dr. Bonner’s Barley Malt Sweetener -9.8

Dried sugar cane juice (Sucanat) -9.6

Barley malt syrup -9.3

Fructose -9.5

Milk sugar -9.4

Turbinado sugar -9.5

Brown rice sugar -8.7

Honey -7.6

Condiments

Ketchup -12.4

Mayonnaise -12.5

Mustard -19.2

Beverages

Liquor -28.6 to -38.7

Wine -16.4

Beer -26.8

Coffee -25.1

Fruit juice, packaged, natural -8.7

Fruit juice sweetened with white sugar -33.4

Tea (black) -27.1

Miscellaneous

Canned Foods - Processed Food - Microwaved Food

Friday, October 29, 2010

Gentle Upper Cervical Care for Baby's

Dr. Chapman shows how parents can recognize when there baby needs to be corrected using the gentle NUCCA procedure. Symptoms affecting the eyes, ears, nose and throat--including digestion and airway disorders should be checked by a Grostic based upper cervical doctor such as a NUCCA or Atlas Orthogonal specialist. Look... for tendency to bend or twist to one side, in a "banana" like posture while sleeping, diaper changing or laying on their backs.

video

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Healing the body may actually start by healing the mind.

Just this morning I received this message on my Facebook from a patient whom I had seen in the clinic on Friday:

“I seem to have taken a turn for the worse. My head has a splitting head ache. I have pain between my shoulder blades. I have not thrown up yet. I have no organ pain. So I do not think it has anything to do with the pancreas, liver, or gall bladder. The diarrhea has not let up. I get waves of stomach cramps after sipping water or eating. I have been having muscle cramps. Once it was my left hand thumb cramped to the hand would not move, it was painful and then it opened. Once my left abdomen the muscle cramped until I put my hand on it and relaxed it. Sometimes even my heart hurts. Sounds like dehydration and mineral depletion. My body does not respond to PB8 so I cannot [imagine] it metabolizing minerals. I simply do not know what to do. It is the holiday weekend and I do not know what to do. Any suggestions[?]”

That message and the telephone conversation we had this morning after I called her provoked the explanation below.

I have often witnessed that symptomatically some of my patients seem to get worse before they get better—and truthfully, this has caused me some consternation in the past. But, I have come to realize that the body has ways of expressing healing that are not all pixie dust and warm fuzzies. Some of the cleansing/healing processes can be a little itchy-scratchy—and painful. Some can be downright terrifying. Understanding what the body is doing and decoding the symptoms and process correctly is a key step in healing the mind, hence, keeping the body on the right track.

The human mind deals in code, and language is the code of the mind. The body also deals in code. The sensory parts of the body transmit coded messages to the brain, and those coded messages are detected by the brain through our nervous system. It is the mind—not merely the brain—that must decipher these codes and make judgments about them. The mind asks the question: Am I dying? Or, am I healing? In some cases, it can feel grossly similar…. This is where the code of language can help.

The mind simply needs to be reassured that the body is healing rather than dying. (Let me say that I am not suggesting that in acute medical emergencies, like stroke or myocardial infarction, wherein a patient is in dire need of interventive care that simply tricking the brain into believing that it is healing rather than dying is the remedial path. Clearly, I am not saying that…) But in situations where healing has begun and the patient is unsure—THIS is where a caring helper and facilitator (like a doctor) comes into play. This, I feel, is the essence of being a doctor. Being a doctor is sort of like being a “seeing eye dog”—sans the fleas... During the first few steps towards healing, our patients rely more heavily upon us until they gain their footing on the path. They need not only remedial procedures, but they need to be taught what is happening inside their own bodies and shown what it really means. They need a discerning eye to help them to interpret the body codes.

I am going to give an example. Say you have a person with a constellation of symptoms ranging from.

  • Gastrointestinal distress such as stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Musculoskeletal pain in all four limbs and in the back, neck and head.
  • Abnormal sensations in the hands and feet.
  • Postural distortions in sitting and standing positions.
  • Sensory disturbances like vertigo and sensitivity to light.
  • Anxiety over finances and inability to keep commitments due to health challenges.
  • Anxiety over the meaning of the symptoms themselves: “Is it my heart? Am I dying? What is really wrong? What am I going to do? Who can help me? Essential queries that produce fear and more anxiety rather than peace and reassurance.

The patient’s history is significant for several falls in the last year—some of them hard falls on hard surfaces—though no broken bones. The most recent fall was just 2-3 days prior to their presentation at your clinic. The patient is under financial and emotional stress, and has perhaps done a little more stress eating that they should have…and thus has gained some weight. The patient has just eaten something that clearly has not “agreed” with her digestive system and appears to be in acute gastric distress.

There are several layers of issues and complexities that you are dealing with as a physician—from mind to toe. Clearly, there are likely some chronic musculoskeletal issues going on with the older injuries. There are chronic issues of emotional stress on the system and the wear and tear associated with that silent killer. There is the issue of recent, compounded upon the chronic gastric distress. There is some acute distress and inflammation from the recent trauma. So there is understandably the emotional lability that comes from having to live in the context of this suffering from day to day without relief or answers.

What to do, what to do….? The question we face on every patient---------every encounter.

In my first blog, my “welcome to the mending path”, I mentioned that the body has numerous mechanisms for dealing the stimuli which cause a state of dis-ease in the body. Stimuli can be an internal encounter with some “thing” like a toxin, or, it can be an external encounter like our encounter with a belief. The effects of either can and often will manifest in the body.

The body has many defense mechanisms. One of these is compartmentalization. This is where the body may “wall-off” a disaster area. This can occur cellularly or systemically…. it can even occur psychologically. If the burden on the system is greater than the ability of the system to buffer, or dispose of, or effectively mitigate the destabilizing effects of a noxious stimuli, they will simply build-up or accumulate until naturally dispelled through some process—or, sadly until it kills us. (Clearly not an option for my patients) As the body deals with the load of harmful stimuli it must have a way to express or spill off the bi-products. Since the body has an on-board program to maintain a state of homeostasis or balance, it would stand to reason that it would use its various systems to facilitate this. And in fact, it does quite a nice job of this most of the time unless is becomes overburdened.

Overburdening means that the mitigating/balancing mechanisms innate to the body cannot keep pace with the stresses placed upon them. This results in a state of dis-ease. We could use the metaphor of the body being like a bathtub with a drain. The bathtub has a capacity to hold a certain quantity of water, but likes to keep the level relatively unchanged and at a certain balanced midpoint. That point is like homeostasis, meaning a point of equilibrium or balance of the systems. The bathtub has a source for water (input) and it has a means of draining the water (output). If the output can keep pace with the input and keep the water level on the balance point mark, then all is well in the system. But, IF the input exceeds the drain output, then the water starts to build to a point where it must dissipate by spilling over the tub edge. When the water starts rising beyond the balance point, it may start to get our attention by alerting us to the subtle disturbances reverberating in the system—but maybe not…. In our body, these disturbances come in form of subtle symptoms and signs. This is the perfect time to call the plumber right? Ideally, yes. But usually the plumber is not called until after the first flood, or maybe the second one… just human nature. Part of the reason for that is we don’t know where to turn for understanding.

So once the plumber is called, they can get to work on solving the problem.

In the case of this patient, I was the plumber and she finally called. (Bear in mind, I was not the first plumber she called on these issues) So, from the perspective of a NUCCA doctor, I made certain assessments and determined that a particular intervention was needful.

I took specific X-rays of the head and neck determined that the patients Atlas was severely subluxated—in other words, “not in the right place”, and that was causing the following:

  • a slight distortion of the spinal cord,
  • interference in the vascular supply and drainage to and from the brain,
  • and broad primary muscular imbalances of the entire spine and pelvis.

Because this kink between the head and neck is in an area just south of the main autonomic centers in the central nervous system that control digestion and some of the other autonomic sensory centers of balance systems I conclude that the distortion caused by the subluxation was in a locale that likely explained many of her symptoms—if not all of them. The X-rays I had taken gave me a clear corrective pathway to follow and I did so gently, precisely and intentionally. Following the corrective procedure, the patient “recovered” for nearly an hour in our recovery area allowing the healing process to continue. Recovery is an area in our clinic where we take the patient into a sort of stasis, taking them “offline” for a time thereby allowing their body’s innate intelligence to focus on healing and balancing the systems, and little more. This is where the healing process develops and sets in. Their bodies begin sorting through the rubble of the internal stimuli in waves, and a real corner is turned. But it may not feel that way to the patient.

When the body embarks upon a mending path, it can be just about as pleasant as cleaning out a septic tank. So, when in the midst of the muck of the mire—know that you are "coming out of it" rather than "settling into it". The proper interpretation of the unpleasant codes produced by the body can make all the difference to the mind.

Try to enjoy the journey…

Hitting a Nerve – TMJ Treatment and NUCCA

Hitting a Nerve – TMD

We need to keep this thought in mind: “The optimal treatment of the jaw joints and occlusion (bite related issues) should be performed in the context of a balanced upper cervical spine and head. The NUCCA procedure restores this essential balance. It is clear from my clinical experience that TMD disorders, even advanced cases respond well with NUCCA treatment.”

Malpositions of the head and neck are often associated with a common jaw disorder called Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction, or TMD. TMD is also known as TMJ Syndrome. The jaw joint is a hinge joint which is literally suspended and anchored in its normal position by the muscles of the head, neck and shoulder.


The “Jaw Joint” or TMJ

TMD Syndrome occurs when the normal functional position of the jaw joints shift into an irregular position and a grinding use-pattern develops. This abnormal use-pattern and position can cause the sufferer of the syndrome a significant amount of pain and inflammation, making chewing, sleeping and even speaking difficult. The pain symptoms are quite diverse. Jaw disorders can refer pain to the head, neck and upper back. Pain can also be felt in the face and in the teeth. Conventional dental treatments can be quite expensive and time intensive, and can range in price from $5,000 to $50,000 upwards, and include surgeries, electrical stimulation and medication for pain.

At NUCCA Spinal Centers, under the precision care standard of the NUCCA procedure, TMD sufferers often find significant and lasting relief upon the first correction.

My clinical protocols have resolved TMD and its associated syndromes for hundreds of patients over the last 12 years. TMJ disorders should be assessed in the context of the entire head and neck region, and therefore may be viewed clinically as considered as a side-effect of a structural dysfunction stemming from the head and neck. So, TMD can be addressed effectively by addressing an underlying imbalance.

Essentially, what I have found is: our TMD treatments utilizing NUCCA protocols as a core corrective procedure have been highly successful. Another thing I have observed is that when the patients head and neck are restored to a normal aligned position through the NUCCA procedure, this restoration significantly enhances the patient’s TMD dental protocols and treatment, and, in a high number of cases, can entirely resolve the syndrome within several weeks of the NUCCA procedure.

If you are dealing with a TMJ issue or jaw pain presently, and whether you are working with a dentist or not, I advise you to come in for an examination/consultation, and if it is appropriate, I will be happy to speak to your dental specialist about the NUCCA procedure and discuss how it could positively impact your therapy. I work closely with several dental specialists in Utah and Salt Lake Counties when combined interventions and treatment are needed.

Telephone consultations are available.

Doctor Christopher Chapman is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, and is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician. He practices exclusively the NUCCA procedure in Provo, Utah using certified aligned X-ray equipment. He is the Clinic Director for Balance Point Clinics, Inc.—dba—NUCCA Spinal Centers and currently instructs and mentors Associate doctors interested in perfecting the clinical application of the NUCCA procedure. NUCCA Spinal Centers is a registered internship facility and correlates field study for interested and qualified health professionals in association with Brigham Young University. Candidates for this Internship program have gone on to study chiropractic, hoping to eventually specialize in the NUCCA technique. Currently Dr. Chapman is writing a book describing the essential role posture and structural balance plays in human health.