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Health Newsletter - Fall '01

Prepared By Burdi Chiropractic & Massage; Dr. G. Burdi, D.C.
Celebrating 30 Years Of "Light-Force" Adjusting, Massage & Wellness

Welcome to our health newsletter. It is meant to entertain, inform, and even inspire you to better health. Help others by sharing your thoughts and experience. They will thank you profusely.

Welcoming Einstein


· School Season & Sickness
. Who Goes To The Chiropractor?
. What is Important?
· Healing At "Ground-Zero"
· Injury and Trauma
· Stressed Out?
· Mental/Emotional Health
· Love is….

School Season & Sickness

A pharmacist was interviewed and asked, "In which season do you sell the most drugs?" He answered, "It's really not during a season that we see an increase in prescription and non-prescription drug use, but during the change of seasons."

That was a very wise observation because disease symptoms arise due to an inability to adapt to the stress of change. Whether that change is a different temperature or humidity, or dietary, or emotional or germs in the air you need to be as fit as possible. Chiropractic care, by correcting your spinal subluxations, keeps your nervous system free from unnatural stress and this improves your ability to adapt, your resistance to disease and your energy. So when is a great time to go to the chiropractor? When seasons change - like now!

Who Goes to the Chiropractor? 

It seems as if everybody is going to chiropractors these days: movie stars, Olympic and professional athletes, scientists, artists and musicians and, of course, normal everyday people and families. In fact, children and older people are visiting chiropractors in record numbers! In the first study of its kind, almost one in three of those 65 and older said they visited chiropractors or other non-drug healers (and more than half of them said they had never mentioned it to their MD). Don't be shy - tell them with pride that your spine is getting adjusted!Dove

What is important?

The reporter Diane Sawyer stood at ground zero in Manhattan, picking up papers from the sea of debris and rubble at her feet. "This is an office memo, here is a fax, there's a check. Twenty-four hours ago these were important, today they're just pieces of paper." This is a time to look at our day to day routine, step back and reflect. "What am I living for?" "Am I running after my career, possessions, games and missing the point of what life is about?" "What if I were to die tomorrow? What if my loved ones were to die suddenly?

When tragedy arises we shift our view of what really matters. Material possessions fade into insignificance when loved ones are in danger and need help.

We begin to ask different questions when little problems arise: "Is this really worth getting upset over?" "Is this really important?" "Am I living my life to the fullest?" "Am I laughing all my happiness, am I crying all my tears?"

Life is so precious, so wondrous, awe inspiring, magical and yet, so fragile. We sometimes forget, in our haste and busyness, to stop and appreciate the larger picture of why were are here and the small things that make life so real - a smile, a hug, a heartfelt connection, thinking more deeply about matters, feeling more deeply about things.

We so easily fall into the habit of routine, but recent events have focused us mightily. In my office I will rededicate myself to healing, connecting and helping so we may heal and grow. I ask you to rededicate yourself to living life more fully, seeing your friends and loved ones with new eyes every day, reading the words of prayers with your heart as well as your mind, reflecting on what is really important.

Healing At "Ground-Zero"
From Dr. Michael O'Halleran a chiropractor in NY:

"I was joined Saturday morning by fellow chiropractors Pennie Schwartz, Gary Stewart and Nick Virgilio to go on mission two to the World Trade buildings. We met just before dawn to be transported to the sight of Tuesday's tragic attack. There was an awkward, nervous quietness as we approached our destination within yards of 'Ground-Zero.' We opened our portable tables asked God to 'send us all the people we could handle' and He did. Hundreds of rescue personnel from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Chicago, Florida and just about every other state were there. The look of pain, fear and disbelief on their faces was slowly erased as they received adjustments. Some smiled, some hugged and others didn't say a word but that was alright because our purpose was to serve God by serving man. There was a bond that you can't put in words, when people from all walks of life come together for one cause. As our day progressed you began to feel a peace settle in our "little-camp," a safe-haven where rescue personnel could come be adjusted, feel love, smile and know that things were going to be alright. Chiropractic is so much bigger than we could ever imagine, it brought healing to the most tragic event in U.S. history! As we quietly packed up our tables and reflected on the days events, I was reminded of what a rescue worker from Connecticut said, 'Today you guys are my heroes.' THANKS CHIROPRACTIC! God Bless!"

Injury and Trauma

Chiropractic is a system of health care that specializes in correcting vertebral subluxations. The doctor of chiropractic will analyze your body for vertebral subluxations using his/her hands and various instruments. Your chiropractor then corrects the subluxations using safe, gentle, spinal "adjustment" techniques.

Minor Accidents - Too often severe health problems first began as a subluxation that was caused by a little fall, whiplash, bump or shakeup that may or may not have caused some initial pain but was later forgotten. Many times chiropractic patients have discovered that the cause of their present complaints was a childhood fall or even birth trauma. There may have been no broken bones or serious bleeding but there was spinal damage that was never corrected. The medical doctors may have said they were fine, but MDs do not know how to analyze the spinal column for subluxations nor do they know how to correct them.
Millions of people leave emergency rooms unaware that they are carrying around hidden spinal distortions that may cause severe health problems at a later date. Many people leave the emergency room with as much spinal damage as when they entered it. For that reason chiropractors belong in every emergency room in the country.

What About Serious Accidents? - It must be emphasized that chiropractic is not against necessary medical care. In emergencies all must be done to save life and limb: stopping bleeding, stitching skin, setting the broken ends of bone together, removing bullets, supplying lost bodily fluids, controlling shock and other procedures to stabilize the patient so that they are out of immediate danger.

But after the medical doctors have done their work there is a pause. In that pause everyone sits back and waits for the real healing to begin. That's the scene in the movies when they say, "We've done all we could, now he's in God's hands."

In that pause the real healing is occurring.
True healing is NOT done by doctors, stitches, gauze, drugs and injections; it is performed by the wisdom of our miraculous bodies. It is as miraculous and mysterious as the miracle of birth for in both life is created and recreated. It is the goal of all doctors to remove that which interferes with the normal expression of life and create an environment that nurtures healing. That is why, when it is safe to do so, the body should receive the chiropractic care that it desperately needs.

Stressed Out?

These tense times have added much stress to our lives and people are affected. The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press poll reported that many have been depressed, distracted and sleepless since the terrorist attacks Sept. 11. Nearly half reported having trouble concentrating and a third said they have had trouble sleeping. Women were more likely to say they were feeling depressed about the attacks and parents were more likely than non parents to feel depressed.

Mental/Emotional Health - This is a good time to tell you about chiropractic's "psychotherapeutic" or emotional/mental healing qualities. Research now indicates that chiropractic care may increase the blood supply to your brain, eyes and ears with profound improvements in thinking, emotional stability, vision and hearing. Studies have demonstrated chiropractic increasing IQ, reducing attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity, dyslexia and helping balance emotions and improve concentration.
As a result of these observations chiropractic hospitals and sanitaria for emotional/mental health began to appear throughout the US. The success rate in these chiropractic institutions far exceeded that of state mental hospitals that used drug, shock and talk therapy. Chiropractic care will balance your body, release tension, improve brain function and de-fuse stress buildup (before it causes damage). We recommend that you increase your care, come in for more adjustments - and bring your friends and family.

We found this wonderful collection of definitions by children. This is a great time to share it with you.

Love is….Heart Beating

  • "When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth." - Billy - age 4
  • "Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs." - Chrissy - age 6
  • "Love is what makes you smile when you're tired. -Terri - age 4
  • "Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK." - Danny - age 7
  • "Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss." - Emily - age 8
  • "Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen." - Bobby- age 5
  • "If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate." - Nikka - age 6
  • "When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love." Rebecca- age 8
  • "When you tell someone something bad about yourself and you're scared they won't love you anymore. But then you get surprised because not only do they still love you, they love you even more." - Matthew - age 7
  • "There are two kinds of love - our love and God's love. But God makes both kinds of them." Jenny - age 4
  • "Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it every day." - Noelle - age 7
  • "Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well." - Tommy - age 6
  • "During my piano recital, I was on a stage and scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that. I wasn't scared anymore." - Cindy - age 8
  • "My mommy loves me more than anybody. You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night." - Clare - Age 5
  • "Love is when mommy gives daddy the best piece of chicken." - Elaine - age 5
  • "Love is when mommy sees daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford." - Chris age 8
  • "Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day." - Mary Ann age 4
  • "I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones." - Lauren age 4
  • "Love cards like Valentine's cards say stuff on them that we'd like to say ourselves, but we wouldn't be caught dead saying." - Mike age 8
  • "When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you."-Karen age 7
  • "You really shouldn't say I love you, unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot." - Jessica - age 8
  • "If you judge people, you have no time to love them." - Mother Theresa
  • Love is…..receiving/giving a chiropractic adjustment
  • Love is…..feeling/seeing the effects of what was given.

That’s it for now. Thanks for reading. Feel free to pass this on to friends or relatives who are walking medicine cabinets. And remember to come in for a checkup, especially if we haven’t seen you in a while. And let us know what you think of this newsletter. If there are any particular topics you’d like us to cover, tell us.

Give ‘em health.

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