Issue #03 Articles

A Little “Ding” is No Little Thing!

A “ding” may be more serious than expected. After a “ding” on the field, shook-up athletes may sit on the sidelines for a little while, then, if they look okay, they often go back (or are sent back) into the game. According to a recent study, this may...

A Winning Team

Athletic performance and chiropractic go hand and hand. Many professional athletes rely on chiropractic care to assist in the body’s natural healing processes and to optimize overall function. The nervous system is the master control system of the...

Good Example

I happened to be watching television the other day and, instead of my usual flipping channels during commercials, I left it on the channel and saw a few interesting commercials. The first commercial showed a parent heading off a potential...

Less Pelvic Floor Damage Associated With Uncoached Than Coached Pushing During Labor

Pelvic floor injury is less likely to follow the second stage of labor if women are allowed to push in the manner that feels most natural and comfortable to them. In coached pushing, the practitioner and others in the delivery room urge the woman...

Also labeled: Birth, Pathways Magazine

Letter From the Editor, Issue #03

Doctors of Chiropractic have become the second largest primary health care providers in the western world today. Although growing in popularity every day, many people still do not know the true essence of chiropractic care or the vital role...

Moms and Babies Belong Together

Our scientific studies of mother and infants sleeping together have shown how tightly bound together the physiological and social aspects of the mother-infant relationship really are. Other studies have shown that separation of the mother and...

New Studies Link Long Child Care Hours to Behavior Problems

The most comprehensive child care study conducted to date to determine how variations in child care are related to children's development, supported by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), found that the more hours...

Obstetric Complications May Join With Other Factors to Lead to Autism

Although the case is becoming stronger that perinatal complications play a causative role in autism, how such complications might set the stage for this developmental disorder is far from clear. Australian researchers decided to use...

Also labeled: Birth, Pathways Magazine

Pelvic Exercises Ease First-Time Labor

BMJ Study Shows Kegel Exercises Can Stave Off Prolonged Labor A recent RCT in BMJ found that women who workout their pelvic muscles by doing Kegel exercises during the last few months of pregnancy have an easier time giving...

Also labeled: Birth, Pathways Magazine

Security in Infancy Reduces Stress in Adulthood

A child who is cared for during the night as well as the day receives constant reassurance of love and support, instead of having to cope with feelings of fear, anger, and abandonment night after night. Children who have felt safe through the night...

Also labeled: Co-sleeping, Author Jan Hunt

Stress in Infancy

what causes stress during infancy? Laboratory and psychology research on animal and human infants gives us many clues. Certainly, pain from unfortunate medical conditions can create stress. So would pain from sensitivity reactions to formula or to...

Teddi’s Story

Teddi was five years old when she had her first seizure. It was in the fall of 1999, just three weeks after we were involved in a car accident. The Neurologist would not link the accident with the onset of her seizures even though prior to the...

The Backpack Dilemma

Chiropractors, pediatricians and or thopedic surgeons alike agree that backpacks are a problem for your child’s spine. While they may not cause major problems, overloading and improper carrying of a backpack can lead to neck and shoulder pain as...

The Backpack Dilemma (Inset)

A recent study reveals that 55 percent of students are carrying backpacks weighing more than 15 percent of their weight. Children carrying a heavy load in their backpacks often suffer from spinal compression, improper alignment and bad...

The Family Bed Defended

“The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) is launching a mass-media national campaign aimed at reducing deaths associated with placing babies in adult beds.” –The Compleat Mothe...

The First Perceptions

A baby's developing body and brain mirror and reflect, lifelong, the emotional-sensory environment provided by its first primary relationship, that is with its mother. The Origins of Love & Violence take root in this first, primary sensory...

The Miracle of Chiropractic in Pregnancy and Postpartum

When Donna came in pregnant with her eighth child to our center, Ama Mama Holistic Healthcare, her chief complaint was fatigue! Having kids from ages ranging from 18 down to 2 years old, she was tired, and nursing almost continuously that entire...

Women’s Health Risks Associated with Orthodox Medicine - Part III

Cesarean Section A troubling trend in women’s health issues is the inappropriate use of cesarean sections. This method of delivery grew significantly in recent decades, and a 1993 report in Soc Sci Med states that half of the C...

Also labeled: Birth, Author Gary Null, PhD