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Beat Sciatica Naturally

Try these Drug-Free Cures for Sciatica Sciatica

Step away from the medicine cabinet and into natural solutions for sciatica nerve pain. Try these three easy (and drug-free) methods for managing sciatica that do not involve prescription pain pills.

#1 Consider your stressors.

Many low back issues can be related to emotional issues. Take inventory of your emotional well being and see if you can pinpoint any areas of your life that are making you feel unsupported or stressed.

#2 Stay active

As much as you may want to sit or rest as a result of sciatic nerve pain, make sure you’re attempting regular walks or exercise each day. Too much rest can actually result in weaker muscles and even more sciatic pain.

#3 Schedule an appointment with us.

We can help pinpoint the areas of your spine that need adjusting to help remove nerve pain and interference that can lead to sciatica.

Call us today! (517) 627-4547

Researching Chiropractic: Placental insufficiency

Placental insufficiency and fetal growth restrictionPlacental insufficiency

There seems to be no limit to the health problems that respond to chiropractic care. How many people suffering, on drugs, facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care?

Probably most of them.

A 29-year-old female, who was 32 weeks pregnant, presented for chiropractic care because she was concerned about a diagnosis of placental insufficiency and delayed fetal growth that was given after an ultrasound examination. There is no medical treatment for this condition.

However, chiropractic analysis revealed subluxations in her cervical spine (neck), sacrum and pelvis. She had eight visits over a three-week period to correct her subluxations. On the day after her first visit she had another ultrasound that revealed normal placental blood flow and normal fetal growth rate. She was able to carry the baby to 37 weeks permitting the fetus 3 to 4 more weeks of growth. (1)

  1. Rashid M, Heyns SB, Findlay M et al. Reduction in placental insufficiency and normalized fetal growth rate in a pregnant patient following chiropractic care for vertebral subluxation: a case report. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. 2017;4:178-184.

Researching Chiropractic: Emotional Improvement

Sometimes Emotional Improvement Is Physicalemotional improvement

We don’t always think about emotional issues being related to physical problems, but often times there are.

Brain wave improvement & emotional improvement

A 7-year-old female had the following issues:

  • slow physical skill acquisition
  • difficulty with coordination (since birth)
  • an aversion to using utensils (preferring to use her fingers to eat)
  • emotional outbursts
  • low self-esteem

This had been going on for two years.

After two months’ of chiropractic care, analysis revealed:

  • improved brain alpha waves
  • improved coordination
  • spontaneous use of silverware for self-feeding
  • improvement in emotional regulation

Do you know anyone who is suffering from emotional issues or delayed development. Maybe chiropractic care can help. Please share this article with them.

Mancuso M, Cheng J. Improvement in alpha brain waves, coordination and emotional regulation in a pediatric patient with chiropractic care using Network Spinal Analysis. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. 2017;3:133-140.

Are You Scared of Germs?

Mysophobiadirty yellow gloves

Also known as verminophobia, germophobia, germaphobia, bacillophobia and bacteriophobia, is a pathological fear of contamination and germs. This fear can be debilitation for some people, but is it ok to have a healthy fear of germs?

Did you know you are walking hotel for germs?

We’re full of germs, bugs, micro-organisms, bacteria, viri, protozoa and more at all times. Billions of these tiny life forms cover every part of our bodies on the outside and on the inside.

In fact, germs outnumber our body cells by about 10 to 1.

There are more bugs in our bodies than there are cells of us. We can’t get rid of germs and shouldn’t get rid of germs. Without all these germs in our bodies we would die – we need them, they are a necessary part of living.

Do germs make us sick?

If germs made us sick, there wouldn’t be a person alive who wasn’t lying in bed sick and moaning with a fever, diarrhea, achiness, rashes, eruptions and more.

Germs live in an ecological balance inside and outside us. If we have a good balance of germs we will be healthy. If we are toxic and chemically out of balance these germs that live quietly within us will multiply and get off balance.


Antibiotics do not make us healthy. They actually make us sicker by driving disease deep and/or by not letting us detoxify properly.

So really, it might do you more good to have a healthy fear of antibiotics. Hmmm, something to think about.

High Cholesterol Does NOT Cause Heart Disease

Study: high cholesterol does not cause heart disease, statins a “waste of time”heart disease

The study showing that cholesterol lowering drugs (Lipitor®, Crestor®, etc.) were less than worthless appeared in the British Medical Journal.

Cholesterol prevents infection, cancer, muscle pain and other conditions, especially in the elderly so lowering it actually causes health problems. Additionally, the researchers found no link between so-called “bad” cholesterol and heart disease in individuals over 60. In fact, the opposite was found: 92% of people with high cholesterol actually lived longer and had less heart disease!

Since elderly people with high LDL-C live as long or longer than those with low LDL-C, our analysis provides reason to question the validity of the cholesterol hypothesis. (3)

The “research” showing lowering cholesterol is beneficial was conducted or funded by the companies making these drugs. The best way to achieve and maintain good heart health is not through medications but through healthy lifestyle habits. Lead researcher Dr. Sherif Sultan from the University of Ireland says it plainly:

Lowering cholesterol with medications is a total waste of time and resources.

Interesting Facts for March 2016

Sound smart, or at least interesting, at the next office party or meeting.

Where the Wild Things Are book cover


Where the Wild Things Are was originally titled Where the Wild Horses Are until Maurice Sendak realized he was really bad at drawing horses.



Jadav Payeng started planting trees on a barren Indian sandbar when he was 16 years old in 1979. Today he lives in the forest he planted which covers over 1,300 acres and is home to rhinos, tigers, deer, apes and elephants.

Interesting Facts for February 2016

Did you know?

  1. Your teeth start growing 6 months before you are born.
  2. When you are looking at someone you love, your pupils dilate, and they do the same when you are looking at someone you hate.
  3. Your thumb is the same length as your nose.
  4. The liver is the largest of the body’s internal organs.
  5. The skin is the body’s largest organ.


Let us know your favorite fun facts!


two hands holdingIn this month of love and romance the key word that connects Chiropractic and Valentines Day is CONNECTION.

People and relationships are what nourishes and keeps everyone alive. Connections, which may be keeping a plant growing, a goldfish, a child or a spouse. That’s why women live longer than men and married men with cancer live longer than single men with the same cancers. If you have connections, you keep going. (Bernie Siegel MD)

There are so many ways we can be disconnected from physical, mental and spiritual wholeness:

  • Unnatural childbirth
  • trauma
  • lack of bonding
  • poor nutrition
  • lack of love
  • comfort and security

Lack of stimulation will interfere with our optimal physical/emotional/spiritual development and growth. Our genes will partially sleep, our life will be clouded, our heart will be contracted, our vision will be limited. To the degree that our connection is interfered with –we are less alive. We have dis-ease, we are out of sync to our inner potential and cannot adapt as well to life’s stresses. 

When a chiropractor locates and corrects your subluxations that cause blockages, interference and imbalances… you are more connected and more alive.

Call us to make an appointment and get reconnected with yourself.

Latest News from Charmaine: February 2016

Greetings all,

Much as we want to deny it, time marches on and we may complain about it’s speed.

A simple remedy we use in yoga is to practice mindfulness….be aware of the moment and breathe.

Try not to live in the past or future…shorts visits are ok but dwelling there means you are missing out on what is happening right now. Wishing for things to be different is a waste of energy and even more important, given that we are not getting out of here alive, why would you want to do anything else but enjoy each moment?

Just recently we appointed a new administrator to help us with our Facebook page and website and I would ask you to look at the webpage (check out our new blog) and also to like both our Lanjopoulos Family Chiropractic Center page and our Yoga and Tai Chi page: The Center for Yoga. New trends in technology are happening so fast that if you are not actively involved in the IT business, you need to get a specialist to help you out. Amy Zander is just that person…Thank you Amy.!!!!  And shortly I believe, we will have our own Pinterest page too!

Do note our daughter’s page is very similar to ours on Facebook – Lanjopoulos Familiekiropraktikk…..The big giggle is a local company drew our daughter’s logo off the Internet and posted it as our logo for an event here last year until we had to explain the difference!

As this newsletter hits the press we will be close to 30 days to SPRING! Do make a point to get out and enjoy this great winter we are having.

See you in the office, on the mat or under the barbells.