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What causes most athletic-related sports injuries?

What causes most athletic-related sports injuries?

Have you ever experienced a traumatic sports injury? We talk a lot around here about the body’s incredible ability to heal itself. So ponder this: most athletic-related injuries happen because there is an internal imbalance in the body.

Your Kidneys Matter: You Gotta Keep 'em Warm

Your Kidneys Matter: You Gotta Keep 'em Warm

Brrrr... it really is cold out there! Offering your kidneys the little extra love and support they need this time of year isn’t too tricky. Here are 3 simple ways to care for your kidneys this winter.

Sleep Apnea and Stress Case Study

Sleep Apnea and Stress Case Study

Relief for a hardworking father 

A middle-aged man came into the clinic complaining of shoulder pain, overwhelming stress, allergies, sinus drainage, snoring, waking up numerous times through the night, and constant fatigue.

On his first visit, Dr. Brad found that he had a restricted airway most likely causing sleep apnea and decreased melatonin production. The patient also had slight hypothyroidism, an enlarged prostate, and spinal misalignments contributing to his shoulder pain.

The results of the treatment have been positive. It worked.
— a hardworking father

The solution was chiropractic adjustments for his lower neck and mid-back in order to increase nerve flow to his throat, thyroid, and shoulder. Specific nutritional supplementation was used to increase prostate, thyroid, and pineal gland production. Specific nutritional supplementation was also used to balance his brain chemistry and help him deal with stress. Specific acupuncture and Chinese herbs were used to decrease inflammation in his throat and open up his sinuses.

After two months of care, this patient has “no bothersome allergic reactions” and is now able to sleep through the night without a CPAP machine. He now has energy to exercise and feels that he can deal with the stressors in his life.

Hope For Chronic Pain

Hope For Chronic Pain

After living in years of chronic, unrelenting back pain, Sheila decided something had to change. So after a suggestion from a co-worker, she started looking for natural, alternative health options.

Heavy Sweats, Hot Flashes, Fevers & Chills Case Study

Heavy Sweats, Hot Flashes, Fevers & Chills Case Study

Searching for answers

A 52-year-old woman visited Hope Clinic with heavy sweats/hot flashes/fevers and chills during both day time and night time. She complained of being completely fatigued and felt absolutely no energy. She had been hurting all over (neck, back, shoulders, spine, hips) for years. Her ears hurt at night and she was having difficulty with constipation. She had been getting headaches for two years. She had also been very dizzy for last two months and had a long history of Meniere’s disease herself and for generations in her family. The patient also had a long history of anxiety. She was diagnosed with Lymes’ infection two months before and had been peri-menopausal for three years (cycling every 3 months).

We used our team approach at Hope Clinic for diagnosis and treatment. The patient was diagnosed with...

Unpacking Your Complex Kidney System

Unpacking Your Complex Kidney System

In western medicine we tend to think of the kidney system as pretty straight forward and simple: the kidneys are what control and maintain our mineral status and blood pressure. But in Chinese medicine, the kidney system is understood to be much more complex.

How To Save Your Body and Shovel Safely

How To Save Your Body and Shovel Safely

We knew that the snow would come sooner or later, didn’t we? This time it looks like it might be here to stay. So before you dust off those snow shovels this season, here are a few tips on how to care for your back before you head out to conquer the driveway.

Hope For Back and Neck Soreness

Hope For Back and Neck Soreness

"Two days of back and neck soreness brought me in to Dr. Brad. He gave me outstanding care. He had obvious experience and proved to have excellent knowledge and technique.

I do highly recommend Dr. Brad.”

- a highly-educated and internationally-respected healthcare professional

Caring for Mom Before and After Pregnancy

Caring for Mom Before and After Pregnancy

What are the best ways to care for yourself and your baby while you’re pregnant? Hope Clinic practitioners have some great ideas for before, during, and after a pregnancy. Whether this is your first baby, second, or fourth—it’s never too late to find out how natural care can positively effect the health of your growing family.