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Chiropractic and Health - Stress Reduction - Nov 10, 2009 - 12:19:25 PM
Stressed?   "Boy Doc, do I have stress! We hear it every day.   Most people complain of stress continuously.   It’s an ongoing, nagging, health ruining scenario and modern life seems to be full of more and more stress as time passes.

Had enough of it?   Read my little story here and see if we can’t get rid of a lot of stress in a permanent manner, in a hurry

I remember the fall of 1969 arriving in Toronto from Vancouver in what was to become my home for the next four years, the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.

Wet behind the ears would be an understatement.   I had no idea of what chiropractic was and even less knowledge of it being the third largest form of “health care” in North America.   Third to allopathic medicine and dentistry.

Columns : Body by Blower - Dr. Brian Blower DC
Chiropractic Philosophy “What is Health” - Nov 3, 2009 - 11:15:45 AM

Perhaps it's time to confront the common misconceptions of what health is before we discuss how to best obtain and maintain it.  Misconceptions, common beliefs that are unfounded, they don't work; they never will work and have never worked in the past.  

Yet we are correct to readily and thoroughly believe that health is something, but most of us erroneously miss the target of comprehension.  

Perhaps if you knew and were to think more like a chiropractor we could stop the misconceptions and help President Obama with his apparent undefeatable war on “health care costs...”

Columns : Body by Blower - Dr. Brian Blower DC
What is the Dowager’s Hump? - Oct 19, 2009 - 5:01:43 PM

I was just driving home and noticed a man of about fifty dressed in shorts and singlet walking up his driveway.   Being a posture buff I noticed immediately he was grossly sloped downwards on one shoulder and had a Dowager’s Hump, a very kyphotic or forward rolled rib cage, chest and neck.   From this stooped forward posture he craned his face and head up in a bird like manner and with more energy expenditure than the healthy human design should have to use, he pushed himself up the slope.

He reminded me of a youngster brought to my clinic for evaluation and treatment a few weeks ago.   The mother of the very happy, intelligent and well rounded young man, no pun intended, was tired of poking her finger into his back and thought there might be some growth issue that a chiropractor could deal with.   She was concerned.

Columns : Body by Blower - Dr. Brian Blower DC
What is a chiropractic adjustment? - Oct 3, 2009 - 9:45:23 PM

As a chiropractor for over 35 years I have administered by hand millions and millions of chiropractic spinal and extremity adjustments.   I remember my early days in the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and how we as students were lovingly guided into the hidden realm within the human body by countless hours of anatomy, human dissection, technique lessons along with case examples by clinicians and doctors from the field.

Chiropractors are trained extensively to do just that, adjust spinal vertebrae and the bones of the ribs, shoulders, hands, hips and feet.   Statistics show that there is much less likelihood of a stroke from a chiropractor adjusting your neck bones than there is from your taking aspirin or birth control pills...
Columns : Body by Blower - Dr. Brian Blower DC
A Chiropractor? What is a Chiropractor? - Sep 26, 2009 - 9:23:28 PM

Back in 1969 when I attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College to take the last four of eight years to become a chiropractor I still didn’t know what a chiropractor was.   My mother and my older brother went to the chiropractor regularly and I was on my way to becoming one but I didn’t get the ’big idea” about chiropractic for a few more years to come.

Funny how fate happens to turn our lives about for the buddy I went to school with was the son of a chiropractor and he had talked me into it.

So we left Vancouver and flew seven and a half hours non stop to Toronto, got to the college and there was no turning back.   My buddy didn’t like it and he went on to Guelph to become a veterinarian and I stuck it out and returned to Vancouver to work with his dad...
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