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The Birth of a New Healing Art

Posted: April 9, 2013
By: Dr Tana Nazar

The Birth of a new Healing Art

The genesis of the wellness revolution, the story of chiropractic.  It was September of 1895 when a magnetic healer named Dr. D.D. Palmer examined a deaf janitor in Davenport, Iowa. Harvey Lillard, a deaf janitor who worked in the building in which D.D. Palmer practiced, described to Dr. Palmer that he lost his hearing 17 years previously while exerting himself.  Mr. Lillard explained that he felt something give way in his back and immediately became deaf. Dr. Palmer examined Mr. Lillard and located a subluxated vertebra in his spine. Dr. Palmer then purposefully repositioned the vertebrae back into place and Mr. Lillard’s hearing was miraculously restored.

Shortly after the Harvey Lillard case, Dr. Palmer had a patient with heart trouble that also was resolved when he replaced (adjusted) a subluxated vertebrae. In this particular case, he examined the spine and located a subluxated vertebrae pressing on the nerves supplying messages to the heart. Dr. Palmer reasoned that if two diseases, so different as deafness and heart trouble, came from pressure on the nerves, then other diseases may be caused due to a similar cause.

Thus, the science and art of Chiropractic were formed. The dawn of a new era of health care was born, a system to investigate the cause of all disease and treat the cause, not the sign or symptom. A system based on a vitalistic approach that allowed our bodies to heal naturally without the use of toxic drugs or surgeries.

#19 The Broken Wrist Analogy

Posted: April 2, 2013
By: Dr Tana Nazar

The Broken Wrist Analogy

If you fell and broke your wrist, you would go to the local emergency clinic where the orthopedist would x-ray your wrist, set the bone, cast your wrist and send you home. If it felt better the next day and you went to the clinic to ask if they would remove your cast, what do you think they’d say? They would laugh at you. Why? How long does it take the bone to heal? In a healthy teenager with a simple wrist fracture would take 4-6 weeks for the bones to heal and the cast would have to remain on for the duration. At the end of six weeks they remove the cast. Would your wrist be 100%? Would you be able to do everything that you were able to do before the fracture? No, it will take at least another 4-6 weeks to strengthen and stabilize the wrist joint. Now suppose you are a 53 year old woman who slips on the stairs and suffers a complicated fracture of the wrist. Now we are talking about 3-4 months to heal the fracture and another 3-4 months of rehabilitation.

So when we recommend your initial care in our office we consider your age and the extent of damage to your nervous system. Our recommendations include the time to heal and time for strengthening and stabilizing the spine to prepare you for wellness care. Why? We don’t heal overnight. Healing is a process, not an event. Chiropractic is a Lifestyle, not a Treatment. What changes are you willing to make in your lifestyle for better health next year?


When Stress Levels Get Too High

Posted: March 19, 2013
By: Dr Tana Nazar
Mental Attitude: When Stress Levels Get Too High. Too much stress can negatively affect the immune system, cardiovascular system, neuroendocrine system, and central nervous system. Untreated chronic (long-term) stress can lead to muscle pain, insomnia, hypertension (high blood pressure), a weaker immune system and anxiety, which can lead to dozens of illnesses, including heart disease, depression, and obesity.
American Psychological Assoc, February 2013

People now generally accept that stress is the cause of over 80% of all the diseases that afflict us, but how does that happen? Stress is the #1 cause of subluxation, which leads to body dysfunction and ultimately disease. Emotional stress accounts for 80% of that. People have a pretty easy time seeing how physical stress like overexertion, awkward postures, repetitive strain, or a physical injury/trauma can subluxate you but have a harder time imagining how emotional stress can do it. It’s because a big part of your body’s reaction to emotional stress involves significant changes in the way we recruit muscles that create a defensive posture. That altered body alignment and tension is what subluxates us.

shared from my fellow chiropractor, DrBarbara Eaton who is the master communicator!

#18 The Chiropractic Meaning of Life!

Posted: March 19, 2013
By: Dr Tana Nazar

The Chiropractic meaning of life!

There is a distinct Chiropractic view of health, that health is much more than just how you feel, it’s how you function and express yourself. Health is a state in which your body can express: 100% of your human potential, 100% of your human spirit, and where your cells, tissues, organs, and systems are functioning 100%, 100% of the time.

There is an inborn intelligence in all living things that naturally gives us our instincts and information to survive, thrive, and adapt in this ever-changing world. It’s the expression of this inborn intelligence through our nerve system that allows our body to perform at 100%. This is the Chiropractic meaning of life.

Your life is an expression of this intelligence through your body. The quality of your life is indeed directly proportional to the ability of your nervous system to express this intelligence through your body without interference to this process.

How well is your nervous system performing? Wellness Chiropractic removes interference and disturbances in the nervous system, allowing you to express yourself to your fullest potential.

Wellness Chiropractic has always been and always will be about restoring health and wellness to the body, not treating back and neck pain. Wellness Chiropractic is a lifestyle that creates well-being, improves your quality of living, and improves your performance at every level. Have your family checked for interference to their nervous system today.

We have already defined Universal Intelligence as the organizing principle that holds our universe together. Life is the expression of Universal Intelligence through Matter.

How is that possible? It is the purpose of Universal Intelligence to create Life Force. Life Force unites Intelligence with Matter. Life Force is expressed in your body as electrical signals carried throughout your nervous system.

Thus, Life is a union of 3 necessary factors: Universal Intelligence, Life Force and Matter. (Triune of Life) Universal Intelligence is always 100% or the order in our universe would collapse. Universal Intelligence always creates 100% Life Force. In other words, the producer knows how much needs to be in the product.

Where does this triune break down and become less than perfect? For perfection of this triune there must be 100% Intelligence, 100% Life Force and 100% Matter. First, what if there is less than 100% matter? A body may be missing an arm or a leg, or maybe an organ has been removed from a surgery. This would hinder the expression of intelligence. Secondly, there can be a breakdown between Life Force and Matter, creating a situation where the delivery of Life Force to Matter is less than 100%. Like interrupting a circuit or closing a road, subluxation can interfere with the transmission of Life Force to Matter. A subluxation is an interference to the expression of the organizing force of the universe through you. The subluxation separates the producer from the product. There is a disconnection. That is why subluxations have devastating effects on life and health. The chiropractic adjustment removes interference to the transmission of Life Force, reuniting Universal Intelligence with Matter (your body).  Is your body expressing 100% life? How would you know?

#17 How to receive a great ADJUSTMENT!

Posted: March 12, 2013
By: Dr Tana Nazar

How to receive a great ADJUSTMENT!

Follow these simple steps:


  1. Your adjusting time is your healing time; turn your awareness internally to your body and let go of the outside pressures of home, work, and life.


  1. Develop a Wellness Chiropractic Lifestyle. We encourage you to participate in the learning experience in our open adjusting suite. This is your opportunity to receive more value with every visit as you interact in a wellness discussion. Participation is optional; if you choose not to participate, please be courteous to others by turning off cell phones, talking quietly, and keeping children respectful of others.


  1. Please lay face down as soon as an adjusting table is available. Relax, consciously clear your mind and body, letting go of any stress pent up within. Develop calmness as you prepare your body for the adjustment.


  1. Neurosurgery without a scalpel. There is incredible power with every adjustment. Focus your mind’s eye internally on your energy being released and your life force being restored, thus empowering your adjustment. See and feel the nerve impulses and energies being released to your organs, tissues, and every cell in your body. See yourself as a well-orchestrated symphony of trillions of cells beautifully conducted by your nervous system.


  1. Allow yourself to heal. Know that you are completely capable of healing yourself and allow the magic of the life-force inside of you to nurture you.


  1. Rather than automatically leaping up after your adjustment, take a few breaths and move purposely. You have the opportunity to live an abundant, vital, and inspired life with optimum performance at every level.

#16 Why can’t symptoms be used as a barometer of health?

Posted: March 5, 2013
By: Dr Tana Nazar

Why can’t symptoms be used as a barometer of health?

Thousands of Americans die of heart attacks each and every year and the heart attack is their first sign of disease. Statistically, in cases of fatal heart attacks, the fatal heart attack was the very first symptom in over 40% of the male population. Think about it… Have you ever had a friend who was feeling great, had a PAP smear, a mammogram or a chest x-ray and was given bad news several days later? Cancer doesn’t develop in just a few days and yet they were feeling good. Do you know someone who has diabetes? You know that as long as they are taking a proper quantity of insulin they have no symptoms and feel great. Meanwhile the disease continues to ravage their body over time producing circulatory problems, nerve system disorders, kidney damage, and eventually blindness.

You can’t wait until symptoms develop before you decide to maintain or regain health… it might be too late!

#15 Which Can You Change Your health history or your health future?

Posted: March 4, 2013
By: Dr Tana Nazar

Which can you change?

Your health history or your health future?

When you entered our office we asked you to complete a health history form. The fact is that the health decisions you made last year or five (5) years ago contributed to your health or the lack of it today. We can’t go back and change your decisions of years gone by.

Honestly ask yourself, are you as healthy today as you were five (5) years ago? Will you be healthier five (5) years from now than you are today? Creating health is not an event, it is a process. The lifestyle changes you make today will contribute to your health in the future. Even though we can’t change the health decisions you made five (5) years ago, with your commitment, we can assist you in being healthier years from now. The continual process of lifestyle behavior change that leads to optimal health is known as Wellness. It is possible for you to create better health consistently year after year, it’s your choice. My wish is for you to live your life to its fullest and improve the quality of your life by creating Wellness naturally.

#14 How Would You Define Good Health

Posted: March 1, 2013
By: Dr Tana Nazar

How would you define Good Health?

There is a greater dimension to health than just feeling good. Many people answer this question, “good health is feeling good”. This is nice, but it has very little to do with having good health.

What is Health? There is so much more to being healthy than how you feel! The World Health Organization defines health as: Health is a state of optimal physical, mental, and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Webster’s defines health as: Health is a state of wholeness in which all organs are functioning 100%, 100% of the time. Health is not just how you feel; it’s how you are functioning. Thousands of Americans die of heart attacks each and every year and the heart attack is the first sign of disease. You can’t wait until symptoms show up before you decide to act.

Symptoms are a poor barometer of health and usually show up late in the disease process. Would you rather choose a lifestyle of wellness so your body functions at an optimal level or live the typical American lifestyle and unknowingly allow various diseases to progress to a level of crisis before you seek action?

Where does health come from? Health comes from within. Your body has the inborn ability to heal itself naturally. You were born to be healthy. The catch is, in order for your body to be able to heal itself it must be free from interference in the nervous system. The nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ, and system in your body. The number one cause of interference to the nerve system in science today is the vertebral subluxation.

Creating Wellness! Wellness is the process of attaining health, happiness, and vitality, allowing you to live your life to its fullest potential. My wish for you is to live your life to its fullest and improve the quality of your life by creating wellness naturally.

#13 It's Better to Grow Healthy Kids than Repair Damaged Adults

Posted: February 28, 2013
By: Dr Tana Nazar

Did You Know?

It’s Better to Grow Healthy Kids than Repair Damaged Adults

 Have you noticed? There are times when the office seems like a pediatrician’s office. This is because we see a lot of kids and you may wonder...do all those poor children have back problems? Of course not!   They are coming to the office to grow their health as normally and naturally as possible rather than wait for health problems to develop.

Remember when you began your care here? When we conducted our examination and consultation, we found that there was evidence of chronic spine, muscle, nerve and back problems. We also found evidence of chronic health problems that were related to the nervous system involvement. Our initial objective was to see if we could work together to turn the direction of your health around. With kids, we don’t have to turn the direction of their health around...we just need to make sure that it keeps going in the right direction. So, all the children you often see in the office are here to grow up as healthy as they possibly can. Minimally, their parents don’t want them to grow up with the kind of health problems that they, or for that matter,       their parents, had. And, so while we have a fabulous success record in helping adults overcome their health problems through natural chiropractic care, we see children to help them grow up healthy!

What about you and your family? Are you waiting for your spouse and children to develop a problem before consulting us? Doesn’t it make much more sense to work to grow their health rather than simply try and “fix” them after they have broken down? Of course! So now you understand why we say, “It’s better to grow healthy kids than repair damaged adults.” Let us help you grow your kids as healthy as they can be. Make an appointment today to have their nervous systems checked so that they can be healthier for the rest of their lives!

#12 Three Types of Conditions

Posted: February 27, 2013
By: Dr Tana Nazar

Did You Know?

Three Conditions

It may be a gross over-simplification but there really are only 3 kinds of health problems or conditions and they are:

  • Acute
  • Chronic
  • Permanent

And, these conditions are progressive.  The first time someone’s health begins to fail, there are usually no symptoms.  When the body has been moving in an unhealthy direction long enough for it to begin to break down, symptoms generally appear.  The first sign of a symptom does not mean that the health problems associated with it are acute or new…it just means the symptoms are.  An acute health problem is usually one that develops as a result of an obvious injury either physically, chemically or emotionally.

If the cause of that health issue is left unhandled, eventually the problem returns, symptoms return and the body demonstrates signs of a chronic problem.  Unfelt but frequent signs of a chronic problem include symptoms that come and go, x-rays that demonstrate localized areas of spinal degeneration or decay, muscle problems that won’t be massaged away or simply health concerns that most people use over-the-counter medicines to deal with.

Permanent health problems result from simply treating symptoms when they arise without taking the time to address the underlying cause of the malfunction in the body.  People often use medication for the rest of their lives to try and bring comfort to a malfunctioning body.  Unfortunately, this only buys comfort…not health.  And, this practice usually actually causes health problems that are easy to correct to progress from acute to chronic to permanent.

It is for these reasons that we so strongly recommend spine and nervous system evaluations be performed regularly…not just when symptoms develop.  It is also why we are so adamant about how important it is to make sure your children grow up healthy rather than wait for them to break down as adults.