The Vagus Nerve

The Vagus Nerve

We all have a vagus nerve that runs throughout our body from our brain to our gut. It is one nerve but it is so powerful when it comes to how we feel in our bodies and how our body works to regulate our nervous system. When I use the word anxiety, not as a diagnosis,...
R.I.C.E.

R.I.C.E.

Rest. Ice. Compression. Elevation.   This treatment protocol has been used for over four decades by healthcare professionals, trainers, athletes and lay people alike to treat acute injuries. But what does the research say?  Is this an appropriate method to treat acute...
The Benefits of Maternal Singing

The Benefits of Maternal Singing

What is maternal singing? Maternal singing is a term used to describe the way parents sing more expressively, more slowly, and at a higher pitch level when singing to an infant. This mentoring is done to promote emotional regulation in early years and enhances memory...
Massage Therapy & Your Nervous System

Massage Therapy & Your Nervous System

Everybody loves the feeling of relaxation. Maybe for you this is a sunny day tanning on your deck, taking in the fresh air by breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth. You are focusing on nothing but enjoying that moment – pure and utter bliss...
Breastfeeding Troubles & The Chiropractic Connection

Breastfeeding Troubles & The Chiropractic Connection

One of the most common reasons why our paediatric chiropractors see infants is due to complaints of difficulties with breastfeeding. Although the birth process is a natural process, it is still a stressful process. The compression and pulling of the birth process can...