Dear Friends,

Welcome to our December newsletter.  We have been serving the Metro-West community since 1982 and we look forward to many more years together.  Starting in January 2018 we will be offering NEW office hours (see below).

We are always being asked by patients if chiropractic can help with certain issues and usually the answer is yes.  We offer this newsletter in the hopes that you would be able more fully understand how chiropractic can have a beneficial affect on so many aspects of your health.

Please let us know if this was useful to you and share it with your family and friends.  Of course if you have any questions you can ask us when we see you in the office or contact us by email at: wellesleychiro@gmail.com

Marty Rosen, Nancy Watson and Erin Rosen, DCs


Dr. Marty Rosen - Tues 8-1, Wed 2-7, Fri 8-1  
Dr. Erin Rosen - Mon 9:30-12  & 2:30-7, Tues 1-6   Wed 9-12 &3-6, Thurs 10-12 & 3-7
Queries? Call 781-237-6673 or Email wellesleychiro@gmail.com

Dr. Martin Rosen
Graduated from Life Chiropractic College in 1981
  • Certified SOT® Practitioner, Craniopath and Pediatric Practitioner
  • President Emeritus of SOTO-USA
  • Instructor for the ICPA and SOTO-USA
  • President Emeritus SORSI Research Board
  • Post-graduate faculty of 5 Chiropractic Colleges
  • Visionary member of the MACP and MCS member
Dr. Erin Rosen
Graduated from Life University in 2013.
  • Certified SOT® Practitioner
  • President Emeritus of the Life SOT® Club
  • Past member of the Research Track at Life University
  • ICPA instructor
  • Certified Kundalini and Vin Yoga Instructor
  • Kalsa Way Prenatal Yoga certified
  • Certified Nutritional Consultant
  • BS in Kinesiology
Dr. Nancy Watson
Graduated from Life Chiropractic College in 1981
  • Certified SOT® Practitioner
  • Instructor for the ICPA and SOTO-USA
  • Certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor
  • Kalsa Way Prenatal Yoga certified
  • Post-graduate faculty of 4 Chiropractic Colleges
  • Visionary member of the MACP
  • Office manager of Wellesley Chiropractic

The Chiropractic Approach to Health 
The science of Chiropractic is based on the relationship between the nervous system and its affects on the inherent metabolic processes in the body as well as its a bi lity to maintain a healthy internal environment.  The modality that chiropractic employs to facilitate proper nervous system function is the adjustment.
The adjustment is a physical process. Its goal is to restore normal function to any area or areas of the spine or cranium that by the nature of their aberrant position have a negative effect on the ability of the nervous system to transmit the most effective and efficient impulses to the desig nated cell, tissue, organ and system in the body.
The affect of this abnormal position, called a subluxation, is global in nature.  This means that regardless of the subjective manifestation - symptom - that is created by the subluxation, an detriment to the overall health and function of the individual is created by its presence.  Removal of the subluxation gives the individual their greatest internal mechanism to heal and maintain their health.  Regardless of the symptom or disease process your body functions better when subluxations are removed or reduced.


Protecting Your Immune System

Researc hers at the School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist.  T he brain is like every other tissue connected to the peripheral immune system through meningeal lymphatic vessels.
  "We believe that for every neurological disease that has an immune component to it, these vessels may play a major role." Kevin Lee, who chairs the Department of Neuroscience. 
"This will fundamentally change the way people look at the central nervous system's relationship with the immune system." Lee said.  

What this implies is that your nervous system (NS) and immune system are directly related and that the function of the NS impacts how your immune system responds to the stresses in the environment.  The healthier your NS the healthier your immune system and the greater its ability to maintain your health.  
Pediatric Chiropractic Care

Damage to the spine and nervous system in infancy (especially in the first 2 years) can cause the development of abnormal neurological stress patterns that create compensatory patterns in the nervous system. 
These compensations can cause a decrease in functional capability, adaptive response, and decreased stress thresholds and therefore a decreased state of health.  While these patterns allow the individual to interact with their environment to the best of their ability, it is with less than
optimal function.  
In a recent study it was found the Somatic Dysfunction/Subluxations of the cranial, cervical, lumbar, and sacral regions was common in healthy newborns. In this study 99 out of 100 newborns were found to have some level of subluxation caused by the birth process
and the total somatic dysfunction was related to the length of labor.  This is why it is so important to have your child's spine and nervous system checked as soon as possible after birth. 
Tongue-tie and Chiropractic

Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) is a congenital condition that restricts the tongue's range of motion. With tongue-­-tie, an unusually short, thick or tight band of tissue (lingual frenulum) tethers the bottom of the tongue's tip to the floor of the mouth.   A child who has tongue-­-tie can have difficulty sticking out their tongue or touching it to the roof of their mouth. Depending on the degree of tongue-tie it can also affect the way a child eats, speaks, swallows and it may interfere with breastfeeding. In addition tongue-tie can impair the proper growth and development of the palate as well as the function and formation of the jaw - both mechanically and aesthetically.
The first goal of the chiropractor is to determine the degree of tongue-­-tie and how it affects proper function and development. The most common symptoms parents will note in their child include: difficulty lifting the tongue to the upper teeth or moving the tongue from side to side, trouble sticking out the tongue past the lower front teeth, the tongue appears notched or heart shaped when stuck out, nursing or sucking issues, constant drooling, difficulty swallowing, and digestive issues such as colic or reflux (due to sucking air during nursing because of an improper or incomplete ability to latch). In older children speech issues, gaps or spaces between their lower or upper front teeth, complaints of tongue discomfort or the inability to get their tongue to reach their back teeth are common.

Proper function of the tongue is important in creating normal development of the palate, facial bones and structure of the skull. 
Conservative chiropractic cranial care is often the least invasive and most effective way to deal with the majority of tongue-tie cases. A comprehensive evaluation, of the tongue, palate, function of the jaw and cranial bones will give the practitioner, parent and child the greatest opportunity to resolve the repercussions associated with this condition. It will also help determine if more invasive procedures are necessary.  

Chiropractic Case Study

Reduction of Sleep Bruxism in a 9-Year-Old Child Receiving Chiropractic Care for Vertebral Subluxation: A Case Report
David Russell, BSc (Psych), BSc (Chiro), Cert TT 
Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health - Chiropractic ~ Volume 2017 ~ Issue 4 ~ Pages 164-168
Objective: To describe the reduction in severity of sleep bruxism in a 9-year-old child receiving Torque Release Technique for vertebral subluxation.

Clinical features: A 9-year-old male with a 4-year history of sleep bruxism was presented for chiropractic care. Postural alterations were found in conjunction with indicators of vertebral subluxation throughout the spine.

Intervention & Outcomes: Chiropractic care using Torque Release Technique (TRT) was provided for vertebral subluxations. The patient demonstrated reported reduction in sleep bruxism and had objective improvement in posture.

Conclusion: A course of chiropractic care using TRT was associated with reduction of sleep bruxism and improvement in objective posture. More research is needed to investigate the role chiropractors may play in helping similar patients so as to inform clinical practice and future higher-level research designs.


Your Immune System
By Dr. Erin Rosen

A properly functioning immune system is one of the keys to a healthy, happy child who will resist infections, allergies, and chronic illnesses.

"The cornerstone of good health is a properly functioning immune system." Dr. Andrew Weil

Strengthening the immune system of the entire family, starting with the children at birth, should be a top priority for all parents.  The immune system consists of the tonsils, adenoids, thymus, bone marrow, spleen, appendix, Peyer's patches, lymph nodes, and circulating white blood cells.  The job of the immune system is to protect and defend the body against infection from disease-producing microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites that live in our environment.

Symptoms represent the body's best efforts to heal itself. By just treating symptoms, you are suppressing the body's natural response and inhibiting the healing process.  Instead of only treating symptoms, chiropractic can stimulate the body's defenses to allow for completion of the healing process.  We know that changes in the central nervous system alter immune responses.  This how the chiropractic adjustment can stimulate, balance and strengthen the immune system

Through the chiropractic adjustment we are identifying the vertebral subluxation which is placing an underlying stress to the nervous system.  These subluxations create different neurological and structural patterns within the body which we must compensate for and utilize more energy for basic functioning each day unless resolved.  When the primary area(s) of stress is identified by the chiropractor and normal vertebral position, nerve flow along with circulatory and lymphatic flow is restored the natural immunity response may become more efficient.

In some instances nutritional support can afford the body some of the raw materials it needs to both strengthen the immune system and help it fight off active disease processes.  Along with the chiropractic adjustment nutritional support can greater increase the ability of the immune system to function more normally.

The supplements below aid in strengthening and balancing the immune system.

General Support
Viral Issues
Bacterial Issues 
Immune Support
Vitamin C
Vitamin D 
  Vitamin C
Olive Leaf Extract
Vitamin C
Epimune Complex 



Martin Rosen, Nancy Watson and Erin Rosen DCs
Wellesley Chiropractic Office
We want to thank all of you for referring your family and friends to our office.  It is an honor and pleasure to help all of you further your healthcare goals through chiropractic care.