• Chiropractic Care and Whiplash Injuries

    Chiropractic care for whiplash! Whiplash is a common injury that can happen in several different situations such as a slip and fall, riding roller coasters at amusement parks, contact sports, bike accidents and of course the well known car accidents. When a whiplash injury occurs there is hyperextension (head thrust backward) and hyperflexion (head thrust forward) of the cervical (neck) spine. Whiplash not only affects the joints but the muscles, tendons and ligaments that help support the head and neck. These muscles, tendons and ligaments are stretched beyond their normal range of motion. The ligaments and muscles of the neck contract to help protect you from the excessive force of…

  • Are you listening? What are we teaching ourselves and our children about listening?

    Written by Sara Nuahn, MSW, LICSW,CBIS   …..Yeah, but. “Yes! I’m listening, but….” Have you ever talked to another person and become so distracted by the quivering of their lips?  I’m not talking sad quivering. I’m talking, the quivering where you know they are dying! absolutely dying! to say something the moment you stop talking.  Or they actually do and start by giving you an answer when you weren’t asking a question.  We all know that person, those people, and at the end of those conversations, we walk away feeling unheard and frustrated.  It’s as if the big thought bubble is completely empty, because truly, there was no exchange of information.…

  • Acupuncture for Seasonal Allergy Relief

    Written by: Nikki Vanecek of TCM Wellness Clinic Can Acupuncture alleviate seasonal allergies? YES! Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine has been used to treat seasonal allergies for centuries with great success. According to traditional medicine, treatment is directed toward clearing the nasal passages, supporting the immune system and strengthening the systems of the body to prevent allergic reactions from recurring.  Spring is traditionally the main season when allergies blossom because of new growth on trees and weeds. Airborne mold spores can be found almost year round, along with other common allergens such as dust, dust mites, and animal dander. Seasonal allergies are caused by the body’s hypersensitivity to substances in the…

  • Chanhassen Chiropractors Top 5 Items for Your “Medicine” Cabinet

    We grew up with Tylenol, Benadryl, and Neosporin in times of need. Now that we have kids, we tend to not think twice about the safety or necessity of these products. Just check out the ingredients in Infants’ Tylenol – parabens, artificial dyes, artificial sweeteners and more. What if there were better options with safe ingredients and not potentially harmful available to use? There are! You just don’t know about them since you don’t see them on TV commercials. You can slowly replace items or clear it all out at once to start over. I want to present the top five items in our medicine cabinet for bumps, bruises, burns and…