Every few seconds in every day of our lifetime, tens of billions of sensory messages travel as electrochemical impulses along the slender branches of the human nerve system. They make their way to communication headquarters in the Central Nervous System; the Brain, and Spinal Cord. Fifty to One Hundred Billion nerve cells, or neurons act as information specialists. Each receive a message on branching arms called dendrites and send signals via a single nerve fiber, or axon. Th
From Chiropractic, Amazing Isn’t it? From our human perspective, we are blind to vast reaches of reality. Mysteries lie all around us, even within us. Just as a journey to the moon may show us the daintiness of our planet, a venture into the miniscule can be a true voyage of discovery. An exploration of the Human System should probably start with the nerve system, for that great mass of cells and fibers contain the pathways which determine what is uniquely Human in our nature
As our regular readers know, we’re incredibly proud to make regular, specific chiropractic care available through our monthly membership programs. As a matter of fact, we feel so strongly about the importance of regular Chiropractic Care that we strive to provide access to the same weekly care that our own family receives available to everyone in our community! Regular Chiropractic Care and Better Health go hand in hand for a number of reasons: The state and function of our
To start, lets come up with some sort of definition for Health. Many of you have heard me say, “I think Health is best used like a unit of measure to describe how well we’re living, or more specifically how well we’re expressing our potential for Life.” After all, from the time of conception we have the potential to Live, if things go well, we express that potential by continuing to live. The Healthier we are, the better we live, right? What is a Healthy (ie: efficient, livin
A number of weeks ago I ran across this article from the New York Times, and was pretty happy to find that their conclusions found over the counter Cough Syrup to be completely ineffective for stopping coughs, and in many cases dangerous to young children. I was even happier to see them find that Honey, is in fact, MORE Effective than over the counter cough medications! I believe that we can benefit from using the Chiropractic perspective to expand upon this discussion a litt
It’s hard to believe that in 2018, with all of our advancements in technology and science we’re still attributing our seasonal fluctuations in health to obscure events, bad luck, or the belief that “something must be going around.” You and I have never “Caught” a cold, nor has a BUG ever been so pervasive that a Healthy-Body just becomes over-run by a “trojan-horse” of germs which it encounters every day. To be honest, Cold-Viruses are as common as the air we breathe; as a ma
As parents, we only want to absolute best for our children. That why at Hands On Health Chiropractic in Brick, NJ, we emphasize the importance of children getting regular Chiropractic adjustments, regardless of pain or symptoms. Why? Because when a child’s nervous system is free and clear of interference, their body and brain functions at their best! This can mean better sleep, improved moods, and strengthened immunity, too just name a few. (Remember, the central nervous syst
Historically, the title of Doctor has been synonymous with the role of a teacher, and in practice, the Doctor of Chiropractic is not simply a practitioner, but also responsible for sharing the Chiropractic Philosophy of Health and Life. While I believe everyone is entitled to use Chiropractic in the manner which they deem most appropriate, experience has shown me that a little information can go a long way. Personally, I value understanding at my core because it builds knowle
…But just how your Life will change is entirely of up to you. Many people seek Chiropractic based on a need for relief when they’ve become overwhelmed by the effects of Stress, or when they desire to regain their Health because Life isn’t as full as they’d like it to be. Stress is more consistent and persistent in our lives than ever and will overload any system; a stick will bend and twist until it suddenly snaps, and we Adapt (bend) to continue Living until we, proverbially
It happens to us all whether we're kids on the playground, or presenting to our peers at work. Inevitably, stress has the ability to shape how we feel, and more importantly who we grow into. Whether we experience a physical trauma which may leave us scarred or even disfigured our exposure to mental and emotional trauma has the ability to produce effects that last just as long.
Fortunately, the moments that create lasting impressions on our brain can be positive ones as wel
Anyone who has ever eaten an aspirin certainly knows that there is a big difference between pain relief and being healthy enough to promote true healing. Even though painkillers may help you "feel better" it is widely understood that this relief does not necessarily mean anything has been cured or that any healing has actually taken place.
I am continually astounded by how many people truly believe their various drugs and conventional approaches have performed some type of
Since its inception in 1895, chiropractic has championed a unique philosophy of health and healing; a paradigm emphasizing the body’s innate potential for Health anchored by a practice designed to facilitate the expression this potential. Let’s take a look and see how chiropractic compares with some of America’s most popular approaches to better health. Exploring Your Options Conventional Medicine - Most often we seek Health Care when we’re hurt or sick. Therefore, much of co
Many of us celebrate the New Year as a time for a fresh start, a new beginning; perhaps a chance to reformulate previous ideas and create new goals to manifest our desires for the future. Whether we're looking to lose a few pounds, start a business, or simply give thanks for that which we have; keeping ourselves CLEAR and CONNECTED with Regular Chiropractic care will help in more ways than one.
We all live with stress in our day to day lives, that's no secret. Unfortunately
I recently had the opportunity to share Hands On Health Chiropractic’s vision for health and healing with our local Rotary Club of Brick, NJ, and in addition to meeting a bunch of great individuals involved in some awesome services to our community it also got me thinking. Why is that Chiropractors are so ready and willing to get out and tell people about their service? We Share Chiropractic because it is not a commodity. Everyone has a dentist and an eye doctor, but many peo
Our greatest compliment comes when our existing clients share our vision for Health and Healing with those whom they know and love. 1. Life is Stressful…
During the holidays we double down. Getting adjusted regularly allows us to counteract the effects of stress before they get you down! 2. Chiropractic Keeps Us Healthy
The flu is not a season, it’s an inability to adapt to the things we’re exposed to. During the holidays we become increasingly susceptible because we’re ove
Children have spines and a nervous system just like adults. At Hands On Health we want to make sure they are taking good care of it especially during the developmental years. Here are 10 reasons why you should schedule an adjustment for your child. 1. Sixty-four percent of 11 to 15-year-olds reported back pain due to the weight of their backpack 1 2. One-third of 5 to 8-year-olds reported back pain that caused them to miss school, extracurricular activities, or visit the doct
As our regular readers know, we’re incredibly proud to make regular, specific chiropractic care available through our monthly membership programs. Healthcare memberships are a growing trend among primary care providers, as the Indianapolis Business Journal reported earlier this month. Why? Soaring healthcare costs and insurance carriers tightening their grip by limiting whom their members may see, for how long, and at what costs has driven more and more providers to find ways
Spinal Discs are a big topic these days; just ask your family members, I bet a few will tell you that they’ve had herniated or blown discs in their spine. While many people believe that Disc Injuries are some sort of life-sentence to be tortured periodically, emerging evidence is saying quite the contrary. As a matter of fact, pooled data from eleven studies suggests that 66% of non-surgically managed disc herniations actually heal. Surprisingly some of the most severe injuri
Rocking Healthy Living on Vans Warped Tour On Saturday, I had the privilege and pleasure of returning to Vans Warped Tour to supply services to the people who quite literally, keep the show on the road! Over the last few years this has become an annual meeting, and I’ve got to know a lot of people by seeing them year after year. Being on site always conjures up memories of attending the Warped Tour on long, sweltering, summer days in my youth. Back then, the tour stopped in A