A Few Words from Drs. David and Melody
As we enter the last winter month, we look forward to spring and healthy renewal. As you know, your immune system is integral to health. But, you may be surprised to learn that chiropractic care and massage can support its optimal functioning.

Our newsletter includes two articles that present research underlining the important role chiropractic care and massage can play in strengthening your immune system. And this month's specials will help you give the gift of immune system support to a loved one -- and yourself!

With great appreciation,
Drs. David and Melody


Adjustments and the Immune System – How chiropractic care helps you resist colds and flu

Research confirms the important role chiropractic care provides in supporting your immune system, which protects us from illness and helps get us well again when it weakens. One study by Dr. Patricia Brennan detailed an, ‘enhanced respiratory burst’ following chiropractic adjustment – such a ‘burst’ is needed for our immune cells to destroy invading viruses and bacteria.

How does this happen? Like every other system in the body, the immune system is coordinated by and works with the nervous system. During an immune response, the brain and the immune system ‘talk to each other’ and this process is essential for maintaining homeostasis or balance in the body. Chiropractic focuses on making sure our brain and nervous system have this conversation, clearly coordinating all bodily systems.

Boost Your Immunity with a Massage

A study, funded by the US government's National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine, finds that massages may help you ward off disease. It showed that massage recipients see significant decreases in stress hormones and increases in the body's production of various cells that boost immune-system response.

Mark Hyman Rapaport, M.D., chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, says,"We're finding that biological changes do occur as a result of even a single session of massage, and that these changes may benefit even a healthy individual."

Family Matters
International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
Kids & Chiropractic: A Growing Trend
The chiropractic profession has over 100 years of clinical experience caring for children. Now, more parents than ever are choosing alternative therapies to complement their families’ health strategy, and chiropractic care has been established to be first and foremost on their mind. According to an ICPA study, the percentage of children in pediatric practices has grown from 11% to 21% in ten years.
Pediatric chiropractic involves the correction of spinal misalignment linked to various health condition. And a primary focus is on wellness visits, with otherwise healthy children coming in for preventative check ups. In fact, a recent study found that the most frequent childhood chiropractic visits were for wellness care, digestive health, and ear, nose and throat complaints

Body of Light SpotLight: Brooke Crawford

What I do at Body of Light:
I am a Licensed Massage Therapist and the Massage Coordinator at Body of Light.

About me: I’ve lived in Oregon my whole life, and studied at the Ashland Institute of Massage. I have three fur children and a feathered one, and hope to volunteer more with Humane Society. My husband and I met playing soccer in high school, had a soccer themed wedding, play city rec league soccer as a couple and are huge Portland Timber fans. When we need a vacation, we like to stay small, attending concerts and sporting events.

Favorite thing about working at Body of Light: Sports therapy is one of my passions. I enjoy doing deep tissue work with clients and LOVE seeing people progress from their injuries!

My favorite thing to do outside of work: Of course soccer is huge, but I also love anything outdoors that I can do with my fur children.

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(Note: Specials expire February 2
9th. Chiropractic specials cannot apply to Medicare recipients.)
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