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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Understanding Koren Specific Technique

In late 2003, as a result of research and clinical experimentation, an improved form of chiropractic spinal care that is now referred to as the Koren Specific Technique was developed. Patients can be more thoroughly analyzed than ever before, with the adjustments holding better and for longer periods of time.

What is Koren Specific Technique? The procedure is made up of three steps (the 3 Cs):

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Chiropractic Approach To Carpal Tunnel Syndrome St Paul MN

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist.  The Carpal Tunnel – a narrow, rigid passageway of ligament and bones at the base of the hand houses the median nerve and tendons. Sometimes, thickening from irritated tendons or other swelling narrows the tunnel and causes the median nerve to be compressed. The result may be pain, weakness, or numbness in the hand and wrist, radiating up the arm. Although painful sensations may indicate other conditions, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the most common and widely known of the entrapment neuropathies in which the body’s peripheral nerves are compressed or traumatized.

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Why Should I Have Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy?

Chiropractic care is 100% perfectly safe during pregnancy when provided by a chiropractor that has been trained in the physical changes that occur within a pregnant woman’s body.

During pregnancy, there are several physiological and endocrinological changes that occur in preparation for creating the environment for the developing baby. The following changes could result in a misaligned spine or joint:

  • Protruding abdomen and increased back curve
  • Pelvic changes
  • Postural adaptations
  • Uterus enlarges and expands forward

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Minnesota Acupuncture St. Paul

Traditional Chinese theory explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force— known as qi or chi (chee) —believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. When needles are inserted into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance.

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