Wellesley Chiropractic Office

June 2016 Newsletter
You Are What You Eat
- Source Unknown -
In This Issue
6 Facets of Health
Professional Website
Case Study
Chiropractic - First Subluxation
Nutritional Corner
Dr. Erin Rosen
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Who Are We?

Wellesley Chiropractic
471 Washington St. Wellesley, MA. 02482
Phone 781.237.6673
Fax 508.651.2209
Email: wellesleychiro@gmail.com

We have been serving the Metro-West are since 1982.
We specialize in family centered chiropractic health care, pediatrics, craniopathy, and long term spinal reconstructive care.

Drs. Erin and Martin Rosen practice Sacro Occipital Technique ® (SOT®).  Dr. Martin Rosen is a certified Craniopath and both doctors are certified in SOT ® as well as instructors for SOT® and the ICPA.

SOT® is a chiropractic technique based on the removal of Subluxations and chronic spinal neurophysiological imbalances that effect the overall function on the nervous system. Because of the diversity and flexibility of SOT® chiropractic anyone from infants to the elderly can be safely adjusted.


Specialty Services 
  • Pediatric chiropractic
  • Low force and standard care protocols 
  • Allergy desensitization
  • Animal (dog and cat) chiropractic care
  • Cranial adjusting
  • Nutritional evaluations 
  • Orthotics 
  • Rehabilitative Exercises 
  • Massage
    • Dr. Sharon Sharpe is currently offering her services to the clientele at Wellesely Chiropractic Office.  

      If you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Sharpe please see Nancy at the front desk.
Wellesley Chiropractic Office Hours

Monday:  
10-1 
2-7 
Tuesday:  
3-6 
Wednesday:  
8-12 
3-7 
Thursda:y 
9-12 
3-6 
Friday:  
8-1 
3-5:30 
Chiropractic - 6 Facets of Health

There is no better time than the present to take steps towards becoming a healthier and happier person.  Balancing your life can be a difficult thing at times but by attempting to include these 6 facets of health in your daily routine you can maintain a healthier more supportive lifestyle.
  • Proper Nutrition/Diet
    • What you eat, what you need. 
  • Exercise
    • Weight bearing and cardiovascular. 
  • Proper Rest
    • Sleep patterns, naps. 
  • Positive Mental Attitude
    • Thoughts are energy that manifest their patterns. 
  • Spiritual Practice
    • Getting in touch with something higher than ourselves. 
  • Proper Nerve Supply and Functioning Nervous System
    • Control and coordination of the entire system -
      Goal of Chiropractic Care.
Visit Our Professional Website drmartinrosen.com  

Over the past 34 years,  Dr. Rosen has traveled nationally and internationally teaching SOT® Chiropractic and Pediatrics.  He has taught pediatrics, craniopathy, SOT®, practice management and chiropractic philosophy nationally and internationally to thousands of chiropractors and chiropractic students.

While lecturing and teaching to chiropractors and the public he has compiled thousands of hours of presentations on chiropractic technique, research and evidence based protocols. His unique approach to chiropractic and the care of the pediatric population is evidenced in his published books, DVDs and professional articles.

In an attempt to make his teachings more available to the chiropractic profession he has complied a series of DVD's and manuals of his work. These DVD's and manuals are a compilation of hisyears of teaching and lecturing.

 

To learn more about his work and chiropractic services visit my websites:

www.wellesleychiro.com 

www.drmartinrosen.com 

   
Forward Head Posture and Decreased Lordotic Curvature of the Cervical Spine - The Potential Sequelae of Abnormal Alignment

Grant Tully, B.S., D.C.
 
Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ March 28, 2016 ~ Pages 21-24

  Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this review is to identify and discuss potential pathological conditions secondary to forward head posture and decreased lordotic curve of the cervical spine.  
 
Discussion: Forward head posture and a decreased cervical curve affect the biomechanics of the spine.  This can accelerate cervical spine degeneration, contribute to cervical myelopathy, affect proprioception, and contribute to neurodegenerative diseases.  There are physiological mechanisms that can explain these phenomenon and this review examines them.
 
Conclusion: Forward head posture and a decrease in cervical lordosis may play a role in numerous pathologies by altering biomechanics.   
The SOT® trademark is owned by SORSI, and SOTO-USA is licensed to use the trademark.

The Sacro Occipital Technique ® trademark is owned by SOTO-USA and all rights to its use is exclusively held by them.
Welcome,

The concern for our health and that of our family, is often the main challenge we face.  Choosing proper and safe health care methodologies is of paramount importance.  Chiropractic is one of the safest and most effective ways to obtain and maintain your health.

Defining health as simply the absence of symptoms is a poor measure of one's actual health.  True health is much more than that.  Symptoms are often signs of a healthy functioning body.  They can be warnings that something is wrong or that your body has reached its limit and needs to rest and heal.

The Physicians Desk Reference's definition of health is: "Health is a state characterized by anatomical, physiological and psychological integrity; ability to perform personally valued family, work and community roles; ability to deal with physical, biological, psychological and social stress; a feeling of well-being and freedom from risk of disease and untimely death."

True health is a vitalistic NOT mechanistic concept.  Simply stated vitalism implies that living matter, you, has an essential intelligence or essence that guides, heals, protects and maintains it.  This underlying vital force is always present and always working for the greater good of the living being.  It does NOT reduce the living entity to a collection of parts and pieces that are individual and not interdependent but instead recognizes the connectivity in all of the cells, tissues, organs and systems in the body as a completely interconnected whole.  Due to this "vital" force, the sum of parts is greater than the whole.

Chiropractic is the number ONE vitalistic healing modality in the world.  By removing interference to the function of your nervous system, through chiropractic adjustments, your body has the greatest opportunity to maintain itself optimally and heal internally.  Chiropractic care is paramount in supporting a healthy lifestyle.

We are here to help, let us know what we can do to assist you in reaching your health care goals. 
 

Sincerely,
Martin Rosen, Nancy Watson and Erin Rosen DCs  
PH: 781-237-6673
The Safety of Chiropractic Care
Martin Rosen, DC 

NIH Report Says Spinal Manipulation Unlikely to Cause Stroke 
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a report stating that chiropractic care is unlikely to cause stroke as some opponents of chiropractic care have asserted. The report was based on a study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics on January 15, 2015.  (  more  )
 
ICA Review of Scientific Studies Highlights Chiropractic Safety 
August 7, 2104, Falls Church, Virginia, US:  The International Chiropractors Association (ICA) has undertaken a review of the scientific and clinical literature addressing issues of the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic adjustive procedures and wishes to highlight the unique safety record enjoyed by the profession.  This is especially significant in light of frequents news stories, often from less than credible sources, that seek to link chiropractic procedures with some incidence of stroke. ( more )
 
Chiropractic Adjustments Safe According to Scientific Review 
A literature review published in the September 2013 issue of the International Journal of Clinical Practice and online at www.medscape.com by P. Tuchin examined 18 studies discussing what the researchers termed " spinal manipulative therapy " (SMT) and stroke to determine if SMT was a causative or associative factor. ( more )
 
Controversy Over Chiropractic Findings in Medical Journal 
In the May 1, 2012 issue of the Annuls of Internal Medicine from the American College of Physicians is a letter from researchers defending their work against criticism from medical doctors and other researchers who are not happy with the results of the original study. The original study, published in the same journal on January 3, 2012, showed that patients suffering from acute neck pain did better with chiropractic adjustments and showed a statistically significant advantage over medication after 8, 12, 26, and 52 week follow ups.( more )
 
Another Study Shows Safety of Chiropractic 
A research article published on August 3, 2010 in the journal, Chiropractic & Osteopathy, further shows the safety of chiropractic adjustments. The article itself was a review of numerous other studies done recently that looked at the chances of adverse events from chiropractic care.

One of the studies reviewed looked at the effectiveness of chiropractic for neck pain. In this additional study, published on July 9, 2010 in the journal Chiropractic & Osteopathy, authors noted that there were no serious adverse events among the subjects and that all minor events were resolved within 1 to 3 days. ( more )
 
Chiropractors Don't Raise Stroke Risk, Study Says 
Opponents of Chiropractic have attempted a smear campaign over the last several years by suggesting that chiropractic adjustments to the neck increased the risk of a certain type of stroke. This campaign was never based upon any scientific evidence, but rather on biased opinions. A new study to be published in the medical scientific journal "Spine" on February 15, 2008 puts those false accusations to rest and clearly shows that chiropractic does not increase the risks of these types of problems. ( more )
 
Medical Study Demonstrates Chiropractic Safety for Neck Adjustments  
A study published in the scientific medical journal "Spine" notes the safety of chiropractic. The article published in the October 2007 issue of the journal was titled, "Safety of Chiropractic Manipulation of the Cervical Spine: A Prospective National Survey". (see abstract here ) The study was a prospective national survey designed to, "; estimate the risk of serious and relatively minor adverse events following chiropractic manipulation of the cervical spine by a sample of U.K. chiropractors." ( more )
 
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According to conservative estimates published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, iatrogenic illness is the third-leading case of death in the United States.  More than 120,000 people die from adverse effects of prescribed medications each year. (Starfield 2000) In Null, et al, 2003 is reported that iatrogenic illness is actually the leading cause of death in the United States and that adverse reactions to prescription drugs are responsible for more that 300,000 deaths per year.





Do You Know What a Complete Breath Feels Like?  
Erin Rosen, DC

Breathing is a master controller and support to the parasympathetic nervous system.  T
he parasympathetic nervous system is often referred to as the "rest and digest" system.   

Proper breathing promotes oxygen intake, proper digestion, and balanced energy levels.
 


Increases
 
Oxygen supply
Core strength 
Circulation
Energy 
 
Improves  

Appetite control and satisfaction  

         Mental focus and clarity                         
Digestive functioning  
Posture 
 
Decreases

Fatigue
Anxiety
Overeating
Internal toxins
Abnormal sleep patterns

 

When you learn to consciously control your breath and breathe deeply you can help balance your emotional states as well as your nervous and immune systems.  Your brain uses 20% of the total oxygen supply of your body.  Without proper oxygen supply your brain will not function correctly and can even be damaged by sustained decreases in oxygen levels.

 

The main breathing muscle is the diaphragm, it is controlled by the phrenic nerve located in the neck.  The psoas muscle attaches to the crua of the diaphragm and creates balance in its peripheral portion.  It is controlled by spinal cord nerves from T5-T12 (mid back).  Regular chiropractic adjustments can help facilitate the proper function of the nerves that are responsible for the function of the diaphragm.   

 

So get your spine checked regularly and learn to slow down and breath deeply.  Call Today for an appointment 781-237-6673  

Dr. Erin Rosen

Dr. Erin Rosen
received her doctorate in chiropractic from Life University in the Fall of 2013 .  Her leadership roles included: President of the SOT club, Member of the Appropriations, & Professional Leadership Committee, research track scholarship recipient, proctor for the 180 hour ICPA certification series, instructor for SOT seminars and the 1st student certified in SOT by SOTO-USA.  

Erin also attended Babson College in Wellesley, MA. was a Women in Leadership Scholarship recipient and participating student of the Women in Leadership Program. She graduated with honors from UMass Amherst with a degree in Kinesiology.  She furthered her studies in the health care field by graduating from the Institute for Integrated Nutrition, becoming a certified Kundalina Yoga Instructor and a Khalsa Way Prenatal and Pregnancy yoga instructor.    

Along with her diverse pre-professional experience Erin also brings to her profession an accomplished athletic background as an elite nationally ranked rhythmic gymnast and coach for over 9 years. This along with her degree in Kinesiology, Chiropractic and Nutrition gives her a unique understanding of human biomechanics and neurophysiology. She understands first hand the intricacies and functional capabilities of performance in both the elite and amateur athlete.
Nutrition Corner  

Many types of cancers are preventable using lifestyle modifications. On of the best ways to prevent cancer is to avoid exposure to things that cause tissue inflammation, and all of the above risk factors are directly associated with inflammation. 
Two of the above risk factors are dietary-alcohol and obesity. The road to inflammation is paved with refined carbohydrates. Refined carbohydrates (such as sugar and flour) lead to high blood sugar and high insulin levels, which turns on genes that promote inflammation.  It would therefore make sense, whether you are overweight or not, to minimize your exposure to refined carbohydrates.

Anti-inflammatory diet suggestions:

Suggested Supplements

SP COMPLETE®
* Supplement shake made from whole food ingredients that includes amino acids, essential fatty acids, and vegetable concentrates to support the entire range of body systems.  
SP CLEANSE® 
* Combines 20 unique whole food and botanical ingredients designed to support the body's normal toxin removal process.  
BLACK CURRANT SEED OIL 
* Contains 47 mg of Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) which has been used for years as a natural inflammatory response system support; this fatty acid is also important for the optimal absorption of  Boswellia for additional inflammatory response  
system effect.  
BOSWELLIA COMPLEX 
* Combines Boswellia, celery seed, ginger, and turmeric to maintain and support healthy joints, circulation, and response to environmental stresses 
CYRUTA® PLUS 
* Supports capillary integrity and function, as well as factors associated with the 
natural inflammatory response; also helps support healthy peripheral circulation 
TUMERIC®
*Turmeric is the spice that gives curry
its yellow color.  It has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb.  It contains compounds with medicinal properties to reduce inflammation.
BOMELAIN PLUS *Supplies bromelain, along with the enzymes cellulase, lipase, and amylase. In addition to these, it also supplies ficin. It is effective as a digestive enzyme, and may be beneficial for inflammation.  
VITAMIN C
*Aids in the production of healthy blood cells, coagulation of blood, normal functioning of the endocrine glands, prevents cholesterol build-up, increases iron absorption and helps heal and strengthen the intestinal wall improving vitamin absorption.

For more information inflammatory diets or supplements to support you speak to one of our doctors or staff. 
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Yours in Health,

Martin Rosen, DC, CSCP, CSPP
Erin Rosen, DC
Nancy Watson, DC