The Worst Headaches You Can Imagine

I resigned myself to just living with excruciating headaches for the rest of my life until a friend suggested I look up Orland Park chiropractors online and make an appointment. I failed to see the connection between severe headaches and chiropractors until I did some research online and saw that there is very much a connection. I thought I got them due to genetics or some dietary deficiency or even stress, but it turns out pinched nerves can cause them. It also turns out that chiropractors can often ease these headaches through various techniques that take pressure off of your nerves.

I was skeptical up until I had my last headache, and boy was it a doozy. It was the worst one yet. I spent days lying in a darkened room because any amount of light would cause extreme pain and nausea. Continue reading The Worst Headaches You Can Imagine

Excellent Chiropractic Services in Santa Clara!

The newest and most efficient chiropractic services are in Santa Clara, California. Doctor Kimberly Gordacan has been offering chiropractic services since 1986. In 1987, she opened her own practice. She is a PADI SCUBA Association certified diver and does diving, mountain biking, golfing and rock climbing in her spare time. Dr. Gordacan served as the secretary of the North Bay Society and has an extensive history in chiropractic work. The list of services includes auto injury, animal chiropractic care, massage therapy, nutrition and fitness, spiral decompression, work injuries and sports injuries. Chiropractor in Santa Rosa can produce a Google search that lists a plethora of chiropractic services in the area. However, the only chiropractor in Santa Rosa who can successfully heal all patients and offer a relief from the pain that is caused by different events. There are both written and video testimonials on the business’ website to verify that Dr. Gordacan’s treatment can heal anyone in need of chiropractic work. The team at Healing Arts Chiropractic is well educated and experienced in the areas necessary. Continue reading Excellent Chiropractic Services in Santa Clara!

I’ll Feel Better Again Soon with a Little Help

The chiropractor in Bakersfield CA that I met at a work party said I should let him check me over at his office to see if he could help me. He overheard me talking to his wife and explaining that I could no longer work out because I had so many aches and pains that were keeping me down. He leaned in and explained what he does for a living and said he’d like to do what he could to help me heal and get active again. It sounded wonderful. I felt like my body was going to jelly because I hadn’t been able to work out or be active for too long. I also no longer felt healthy anymore because of it.

My wife and kids are pretty active, too. Continue reading I’ll Feel Better Again Soon with a Little Help

Someone Had to Help Me Get Back to a Good Life Again

I needed to know if a chiropractor in San Jose could help me live properly again. My sleep and daily routine had been disrupted far too much. Nothing I was doing to try to fix things was giving me any decent, long-lasting help. And I did not want to take prescription drugs to cover the pain that I was going through. How do you even know if you are treating your body well if you take prescription drugs that just silence the pain, but you don’t really know whether your underlying problem is getting better or not. I needed to get a good night of rest on a nightly basis and I needed to be able to handle my life daily, and that was my end goal.

I was kind of surprised when I pushed my way up to get onto the top of my washing machine in a seated position when I felt the worst pain in my arms and back. It was as if I had pulled muscles, yet I could tell that it was no ordinary muscle pull. It was happening because I was out of shape and had barely done anything to keep those muscles fit. It happened again later when I moved my left arm behind me in order to reach around and pick something up on a table behind me.

The time finally came to show me that I was due for paying the price of not caring for my body the right way. My arms and back hurt so much that I could barely lay down every night to sleep. It was too large of a struggle to get anything done when I was a wake because of the pain. I couldn’t get the kids to school on time or get my daily duties done. After appointments with a chiropractor for treatment and massages, I was able to get back to living properly again.

I Had to Change the Way I Was Thinking So That I Could Keep My Job

I put off seeing a chiropractor in Sacramento because I wanted to be cheap with my money. But when you hurt yourself and then ignore getting help, that’s almost a perfect way to end up needing to pay even more money because you allow the situation to go on and grow over time. I know this lesson well, yet, I don’t learn from it and make changes as often as I should. That’s how I handled my back problems. And as a professor at a large university, I can’t sit down and teach my classes every day. I need to move around. I need to be active for as long as I can so that I can keep my job.

I became a professor because my father was one. I admire him. He was incredibly smart and talented. Like most sons, I wanted to be like him when I grew up. So, I set out in school to do my best so that I could one day have a chance to get into the same Ivy League school that he attended and later began working at. I did not want him to see me fail at it. I wanted him to see that he had done a good job of raising a son who is just as smart as he was. I felt that it was important that he could see that he could be proud of me just as his father was with him.

When dad passed thanks to a horrific bout of cancer, it really affected me for a very long time. Before he died, he told me just how proud he was of me. It meant everything. But I realized just recently, that me being cheap and ignoring getting help was not smart. It could ruin my career. So, I did something about it last week and went to see a chiropractor.

I Enjoy What I Do for a Living

Working as a Fort Myers chiropractor keeps me very busy every day. This is because this is a state where the weather is almost always nice and warm, and many of the people here like to get out and participate in all sorts of things. People especially love to surf here, and you can imagine that a lot of people come in to see me with hurt backs. I know why they go back out to do it again and again because I am a surfer, too. I hope to never have to give it up and I plan to do it when I’m old and grey.

I started surfing when I was in grade school. My older brother took me out one day to teach me how to do it. It was so fun and free to sail through the waves on my own. I had been on boats before and really enjoyed that, but this was something else. I was somewhat in control, but for the most part, the ocean also had control of me. Continue reading I Enjoy What I Do for a Living

We Thought Our Daughter Had a Cavity in Her Tooth, but It Was Something else

All of us go to the dentist on a regular basis. Our youngest girl is afraid of all medical procedures, and probably is afraid of the dentist the most. What do you do when she says, “Daddy, my tooth hurts?” You cannot make it go away, so you go to the dentist. The last place she wanted to go. Our Fremont dentist is very nice, but our little girl is just very fearful of potential pain. She has never had pain at the dentist, but she is afraid that she might have it. You cannot make fear like that dissolve instantly. She just needed a lot of positive experiences at the dentist to help.

Her last few visits made her nervous, but she was okay after her exams were over. She said she was uncomfortable and nervous, but that there was not any pain. Now that she had a toothache, I figured she would need a shot and the drill would come out. The dentist did an exam and found a sliver of a popcorn kernel got between her gum and tooth. The dentist said that happens all the time. Continue reading We Thought Our Daughter Had a Cavity in Her Tooth, but It Was Something else

I Slipped on a Slimy Sidewalk and Felt Like I Broke My Back

I slipped on a slimy sidewalk. Have you ever heard of such a thing? I would sue the owner, but it was me. However, our homeowners insurance might cover the medical expenses. I landed hard on my butt and hurt my tailbone. I also hurt my left arm and shoulder. In the course of causing all the bruising and maybe even a broken coccyx, I also twisted my back pretty bad. I saw an MD and a chiropractor in San Francisco for total therapy to resolve the problems. The MD told me only time would help me feel better. I needed time to heal up. When three weeks went by and the tingling and burning sensations continued, I went to the chiropractor.

My back had spasms and trigger points. The therapy included electrical stimulation that felt weird but really helped. The adjustments helped the burning and all the tingling to go away. The nerves where irritated due to the big back twist I did on the way down trying not to fall. Now you may be wondering how we got a slimy sidewalk. Continue reading I Slipped on a Slimy Sidewalk and Felt Like I Broke My Back

I Was Too Tired to Function Properly

Not that long ago, I always felt like I was tired. It did not matter how long I slept or where I slept, I just felt like I needed more of it. My wife told me that I toss and turn all night, and that I look like I am in discomfort too, and I actually felt bad for her because that meant that I keep her up! I talked to my doctor about this, and he suggested that I see a chiropractor in Sacramento to see if there is anything wrong with my spine.

My doctor did do some testing, but nothing came back as conclusive. He told me that the tiredness is more than likely coming on because I am not sleeping good. Continue reading I Was Too Tired to Function Properly

Smoking: A Toxic Fixation

Forget cigarettes! Light up your life instead. Why smoke up your one and only life when you have finer things to look forward to?

Bear this in mind; a Cigarette is a wicked monster which ensnares you in its ruinous mesh. Getting familiar with the health hazards of smoking is what one has to do, so as to weaken the pull that it is exerting upon you, without fail. Yes, it’s true that over a stretch of time, this tendency to smoke has tainted the environment as well as consumed many lives around us. And, it’s not only about your life being harmed but several other lives around, which are getting affected by this dire habit of yours. Imagine! You smoke around others and they inhale it.

It has become a trend these days, which people follow just in a frenzy to imitate others and look like them. And especially, if we talk about youngsters, they think that smoking gives the impression of being cool, modish, as they see their friends, parents, relatives indulging in the same. But if you mull over it… Is that really so?

It is commonly said that children learn from their parents, be it a good habit or a bad one. Do you really want your child to follow you on these lines and walk a toxic smoky path? Think!

Although smoking is banned in many public places and cigarette companies are no longer permitted to market their product on TV, radio etc. Nonetheless even when you watch a movie where your favourite movie star is shown smoking on screen, it always displays a message below, spreading the awareness that this practice is injurious to health. And remember, it’s only a part of a movie just because that particular role or script demands the character to smoke.

Even so, the tobacco smoke contains nicotine, an addictive substance which strikes your brain within fifteen seconds of its inhalation; carbon monoxide which is a noxious gas and can weaken the proper functioning of your body system; tar, which contains plentiful cancer inducing chemicals, most of which sit back in your lungs.

Subsequently, smoking invites awful ailments like cancer, heart diseases, strokes, lung infectivity, hampering the growth and proper health of a fetus during pregnancy and much more.It is also a major cause for premature ageing and dullness of your skin, ahead of lowering your stamina. In due course, it seizes the entire organs of your body and you are likely to depart this life ten years earlier than your non smoking peers. You don’t really wish to come under its grip and witness such a dreadful scenario. Do you?

Yet again, by and large, as time passes by, smoking becomes an addiction which is, then, hard to thrust aside. What if you are stressed in your life, is this the only way out to get relieved and feel relaxed? I doubt.
One can cling on to good habits too, in order to feel at ease. Look around, listen to soothing melodies, share your feelings with your acquaintances, practice meditation, go for long walks. Further, instead of smelling the fumes of a cigarette, breathe in the aroma of the scrumptious food in front of you and you will, unquestionably, feel good.

Quit Smoking – What Is Your Gut Reaction?

I’m not talking about your intuition, although I’m sure that gut reaction tells you very clearly that smoking is a really bad idea on many levels.

So here is another one. Your gut does a whole lot more than hold food and churn it up for digestion. There is a kilo or more of healthy bacteria in a healthy gut.

But you are a smoker so your gut isn’t healthy. You will still have about one kilo of bacteria but a high proportion of them may be the type which don’t contribute to your health.

The result is inflammation in your joints, skin, lungs, organs and even your brain.

The toxins from smoking affect your gut bacteria, this creates inflammation, plus smoking alone creates inflammation so now you are in for a world of possible problems.

It is easy to say that smoking makes everything worse, but for certain we know that it causes a vast selection of health issues and that it does absolutely no good at all for anyone.

Many smokers claim that smoking helps them relax. While there is some truth to that belief, the reality is that nicotine causes more stress. It’s just simple bio-chemistry.

But the thing about stress is that one of the important chemicals which regulate our mood and emotions is the neuro transmitter serotonin. The thing is 70-80% of serotonin is created in the gut. Therefore anyone with a disturbed gut function will have trouble managing stress.

As a smoker the reward centre of your brain likes nicotine, as it would alcohol, or sugar. But this same part of the brain which is called the limbic system, is the part which runs over time when you are stressed.

Smoking causes you to be locked into a cycle of stress, inflammation, and a habit which still connects to some perceived benefit.

When you quit smoking using hypnosis, your stress levels will drop as you are producing less cortisol and adrenalin from nicotine. In time your gut will heal and you will produce more healthy bacteria, but this will take up to a year or more and you will need to supplement with a pro biotic formula, and it will help to eat less sugar, which only feeds the bad bacteria.

If you have smoked for many years you will need to be patient as you recover, you have stressed your body and it will take time to bounce back.

Don’t Try To Quit Smoking If You Haven’t Crossed The Threshold

In my early days in hypnosis I wanted to change the world and fix every smoker, but I realised that was impossible, and it took me a while to work out why.

Imagine a straight line and a quarter of the way in from each end there is another line which crosses the first.

The quarter at the right hand end represents crossing the threshold to total commitment to change.

The quarter at the left hand end represents crossing the threshold to total commitment to remaining the same, or keeping the habit.

The half in the middle is where most smokers live. You might want to keep smoking, but you know you should quit. You might talk about quitting and even make frequent attempts to do so, but you keep failing.

Perhaps others are pressuring you stop cigarettes, and you agree that they are right but you’re not quite ready.

Or you are sick of smoking but you still need to do it to relax or stop your boredom.

The problem with this middle ground is that it’s a very stressful place to live, you are constantly feeling guilty or beating yourself up. You keep trying and failing. One day you want to quit but then you go out for drinks with your friends and you enjoy smoking.

You might be the person who jokes that “I quit smoking easily, I do it every Monday” But jokes aside you are not having much fun.

My suggestion is that you either start a concerted process to move to cross the threshold to quitting, with a strong commitment to never go back and never retreat.

Or you just cross the left hand threshold and declare that you will smoke for as long as you want, and never make excuses for your behavior. The upside is that you no longer have the pressure of being in the middle ground, you can relax and smoke to your heart’s content.

However you do have to accept the reality that you may become sick and possibly die, and that you made that decision and will have to live with the consequences.

Ultimately it’s your life, but if you want to quit using hypnosis, the most powerful method available, then doing it with the left end mindset is hopeless, doing it from the centre has a modest success rate, but using hypnosis to stop cigarettes you are virtually guaranteed to quit for life.

Here Is Why Intending Parents Need The Help Of Egg Donor Databases

The very idea of egg donation has given a new ray of hope to many issueless couples all over the world. Being a childless couple is equivalent to the home without a heart. Through egg donation program, a young woman donor gives her healthy and fertile eggs to an infertile couple that desires to build a family. Egg Donor Databases have an important role to play in the whole process and it is not hard to guess why.

Simplifies the Search for a Suitable Donor

Now that a childless couple has finally decided to opt for third party reproduction to realize their dream of a complete and healthy family, how do they come to know as to whose eggs are they going to receive? Most of the times, the prospective parents have no idea about their egg donor and thus need the assistance of an agency to find a compatible egg donor for them. Future parents can search through the comprehensive database of numerous egg donors included in it to find a most appropriate giver based on the information provided by them.

Profile Information

The search of a right egg donor is incomplete without having a prior information of his personal and professional details mentioned in the Egg Donation Database. Generally, intended parents seek to find a giver whose basic characteristics are in tune with that of a recipient so that their future child is a reflection of themselves rather than that of a donor. Each donor woman can provide as much of information as she prefers to. Usually, the information regarding donor’s height, hair, eye and skin color, body type, weight, nationality etc are mentioned in their profiles so that the prospective parents can have a fair idea of the physical characteristics of a donor.

An Option of Choosing National and International Egg donors

Egg donation program is not restricted to any specific country or state alone. Any egg donation clinic based in America can also have its clients coming from India, Australia, or any other country for treatment. So, it’s but natural for clients coming from abroad to prefer a donor of their own nationality/ethnicity. A comprehensive and constantly expanding Egg Donation Database is regularly updated with profiles of oocytes of young and attractive national and international women donors who are fairly educated too. Many intended parents of different nationalities can satisfy their needs of finding a giver from their own country with the help of multi-national egg donor databases.

An Added advantage of Proven Donors

Apart from featuring the profiles of numerous fresh and intending donors, providing with an option of choosing experienced donors is an added advantage of using donor databases. Proven donors are preferred by childless couples because they have children of their own or have had a success in achieving pregnancy with other childless couples, which is a sign of her ability to produce fertile and healthy eggs for conception. This prior experience gives assurance to intending parents that they are likely to have high chances of conceiving successfully.

Genetic Career Screening

Giving birth to a healthy and happy child is the biggest desire of all intended parents. For this, many reputed and credible frozen egg banks include only those approved egg donors in their database who have undergone pre-donation genetic assessment. Potential donors are required to complete the collective series of genetic, fertility, medical, physiological and psychological screenings in order to be get a final clearance from the medical team to donate her eggs to intended parents.

Saves Time

One of the biggest advantages of the Frozen Egg Donor Databases in recent times is that the frozen eggs can be used as per the convenience of a recipient. It saves time of the patients because they don’t have to rely on the availability of a fresh donor and the need to synchronize the menstrual cycles of both the donor and the recipient. Ultimately, it is the recipient who is in command of the proceedings of her treatment cycle.

Saves Money

If choosing a suitable egg donor from the collection of frozen egg donor profiles helps in saving your precious time and energy, it also saves your hard-earned money in the sense that an average fresh egg donor cycle is likely to cost 40-60 percent more than the cost of 6 frozen eggs of a credible frozen egg bank all the while without compromising on the quality front. This is some reasonable saving, isn’t it?

Coming to the end of it, you can only benefit from choosing a good and approved egg donor from frozen Egg Donor Databases. Simply register on the website of a good, credible, well-established frozen egg bank and start your search for a certified donor who meets your requirements.

5 Common Yet Painful Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids

Uterine myomas or fibromas are the firm and compact non-cancerous growths that develop in a female reproductive system or uterus. In most cases, these tumors are benign in nature but sometimes they develop in size and interfere with the healthy lives of people. According to recent studies, about 20 to 50 percent women, who have attained their reproductive age, suffer from this painful medical condition.

The prominent doctors all across the globe are still not certain about the causes of these tumors but they are sure that certain hormones like estrogen make the lumps mature rapidly. They have also proved that women, who are going through their menopause or are obese, have greater chances of suffering from this condition.

These uterine growths have some atrociously painful symptoms. In the following discussion, we are going to talk about some of them in detail.

Common Symptoms

1. Bad Periods- Uterine Myomas, also known as fibroids could lead to heavy and abnormal vaginal bleeding. Women would also experience prolonged menstruation cycles, blood clots, and terrible cramps. Due to excessive blood loss, they may also develop anemia.

2. Excruciating Pelvic Pain- If the tumors grow, women would feel pressure and heaviness in their pelvis or lower abdomen. In some cases, the uterus enlarges causing severe discomfort and sharp pain. They feel difficulty in lying down, bending or exercising.

3. Bladder and Rectal Problems- Large tumors put excess pressure on the bladder giving rise to the issue of frequent urination. It could also lessen its capacity to hold usual amounts of urine. In some situations, women cannot empty their bladder even if they want to. The tumors can also press against the rectum and lead to internal hemorrhoids.

4. Backache and Painful Copulation- The growths at times put pressure on the nerves and muscles of lower back causing excessive pain. They could block the vaginal passage leading to discomfort and pain during sexual intercourse.

5. Pregnancy Issues- Depending on the size and place of the tumors, they could lead to complications during pregnancy. When a woman conceives, her body releases hormones causing the womb to grow. The same hormones also mature the tumors increasing the chances of premature labor or miscarriages. The extremely big ones could change the baby’s place causing complexities during delivery.

If you are suffering from the above symptoms, it is better to consult with a doctor and take professional guidance. Uterine Fibroid Embolization or UFE is a well-accepted treatment for fibroids. It preserves the uterus and gives relief from the lumps as well as the pain related to the condition.