What Chiropractic Patients Need to Know About Sitting While Working

Hi, there I’m going to share with you 2 harmful results on a person’s body as a result of sitting at work.(click to watch video)

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Human bodies were not built to sit for long periods of time. Our twenty-first century workplace — working behind a desk, typing on the computer, endless video conferences — unfortunately stacks against us to keep us.

There are four harmful results on a person that stem from sitting at work.


Working at a desk for many hours a day causes employees to stay in one position for an extended length of time. This puts a great deal of pressure on their backs. Over time, painful back problems can develop and, if left untreated, continue to worsen.


Obesity is at an all time high in Canada and at least a good chunk of the reason is our sedentary lifestyle. Sitting for a long period (8 or more hours a day) decreases our metabolism, causing us to burn fewer calories. The time at our desks can end up packing on the pounds.

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How Chiropractors Help Chondromalacia Patellae

How Chiropractors Help Chondromalacia Patellae

Chiropractic care is extremely beneficial for many different conditions; some obvious while others are more obscure. Structural issues that affect the knees are often very responsive to chiropractic treatment. In the case of chondromalacia patellae and other knee problems, it has proven to reduce pain and help improve the condition considerably, providing the patient with increased mobility and flexibility.

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3 Weight Loss Tips to Amplify the Effectiveness of Chiropractic Care

Hi there. I’m going to share with you 3 Weight Loss Tips to Amplify the Effectiveness of Chiropractic Care (click to watch video)

I’m Dr. Kent Ferguson from Oliver Chiropractic Wellness Clinic. If you want more of this content, subscribe to our clinics You Tube, Facebook or Twitter feed.

We all know and understand the importance of maintaining a healthy weight. Some people do quite well at managing their pounds with seemingly little effort, while others struggle constantly. If you struggle with weight loss, Here are 3 Weight Loss Tips to follow.


Replace a couple of negative behaviors with positive ones, and commit to making them stick. Great examples of these are substituting water for soft drinks, eating a high-protein breakfast, or changing out your nightly bowl of ice cream with yogurt.

Simply removing 100 calories a day adds up to a 10 pound weight loss over a year’s time. Small modifications offer the dual benefits of being easier to implement while still showing results.


Write down every bite you eat along with the portion size. Listing your food intake provides accountability, which may keep you from taking that third slice of pizza or super-sizing those fries.

It also arms you with important information that will be helpful throughout your weight loss journey. If you hit a plateau, read back through the journal to see what you may have changed over time that caused the scales to stall.  And speaking of scales….


Often, dieters weigh every day and are elated or depressed based on the number on the scales. That’s a roller coaster way to live, and those emotions can cause calorie laden binges!

Plus, daily weighing is not accurate, as fluctuations in water weight are common. Weigh once a week at the most, at roughly the same time each day. A weekly routine gives you a good idea of your success without the stressful up and down of daily weighing.

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Benefits of Acupuncture and How It Helps

Acupuncture is not just the insertion of fine needles into the human skin. Despite what the popular belief regarding acupuncture is, in reality, it is a practice used to relieve pain and heal the human body. It has been used in China for over 2,500 years and it has been successful. It has the ability to prevent and treat diseases and it helps improve an individual’s lifestyle.

What Can Acupuncture Treat?

Acupuncture has proven to treat conditions like:

  • Anxiety, depression and mood swings
  • Digestion
  • Allergies
  • Knee and neck pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Muscle spasms
  • Chronic body pains.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that acupuncture is also able to treat the aftermath of chemotherapy, nausea, menstrual pains, and dental pains.

Benefits and How It Helps

1.     Decreases Chronic Pains

This is one of the reasons why acupuncture is popularly used. It reduces up to 15% pains that are present in the back, neck, or legs. With the reduction of pain, an individual’s physical stress, bad sleeping habits, muscle soreness, old injury pains, and other stressors all go away.

2.     Helps Treat Arthritis

Arthritis is a condition that affects millions of people around the world. The effects of modern medicine are not helpful in fixing this problem therefore; individuals opt to go for acupuncture. The human body has 14 meridians (energy channels) that are connected with the different parts of our body. When needles are inserted into these meridians, the feeling of ache reduces. The endorphins are released that ease the pain and provide individuals with long lasting pain relief.

3.     Eases Migraines

Acupuncture helps relieve headaches and migraines. Studies have proved that acupuncture is more effective in healing this pain than modern medications. There are no side effects of acupuncture while there are strong side effects of medication when it comes to treating migraines.

4.     Prevention of Nausea and Vomiting

Along with the other benefits, this treatment has cured nausea. There is a certain pressure point located in the forearm and near the wrist, when it is stimulated the feeling of nausea reduces. Doctors have started using acupuncture after surgeries to lower the effects of anesthesia with the help of acupuncture.

5.     Treatment of Anxiety

Acupuncture treats anxiety as well. The exact connection of how it treats anxiety has not been discovered, but patients have said how they have felt their anxiety lower. Acupuncture has been added to the pharmaceutical regimen to treat anxiety and stress.

6.     Fixes Sleeping Problems

Acupuncture escalates the secretion of a chemical that aids and helps a person sleep called nocturnal melatonin. The results of it begin to come in less than 5 weeks and this is a much safer retreat than taking sleeping medicine.

7.     Gets Rid of Heartburn and Indigestion

Getting acupuncture regularly has proven to lessen indigestion and heartburn. Researchers saw a huge difference between the symptoms of pregnant women that were getting acupuncture and those who were not. Acupuncture helped them take care of their diet, which ended the heartburn.


Acupuncture is a retreat that has proven to improve lives and give long-term benefits. Give our office a call at 780-455-2112 to book your appointment today.


4 Benefits of Stretching for Chiropractic Patients

Most people stretch and hardly pay any attention to it. Throughout the day a person may stretch upon waking or after they’ve been sitting in the same position for a while. They might do some stretches before working out or as part of physical therapy. Stretching often makes us feel better but it might be surprising to discover that it is actually beneficial to optimal body function.

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The Connection between Nerve Repair and Acupuncture

Nerve damage is an inconsistent and highly common problem that is present when there is long-term numbness, pain, lack of movement and similar conditions, depending on which nerves got affected. The most common method to fix nerve damage is through physiotherapy, electrical stimulation, surgery, and mostly medication. The downside to these treatments is that they do not have guaranteed results. Therefore, more and more doctors are using acupuncture as the cure to all types of nerve damage.

Classification of Nerve Damage

East Asian Medicine identifies nerve damaged based on the symptoms. The names of the classifications are given in accordance to what we see in nature. The most common kind of nerve damaged are:

1.     Phlegm

This is when the damage leads to numbness and growth.

2.     Cold

This is when the damage occurs seasonally. It comes with throbbing pain when the contraction between the muscle and sinew takes place.

3.     Damp

This is when the damage results in severe and sharp pain, tingling sensations, quick exhaustion, and swelling.

4.     Wind

The damage that occurs in muscles causes spasms, twitching, stiffness, and uncontrolled movement.

Types of Acupuncture Used

1.     Electro-acupuncture

This is when there are electrodes placed on the needles. This therapy is used to cure lack of movement, stubborn pains, and severe pain sensation. This heavy treatment motivates nerve growth and helps stimulate nerves.

2.     Moxabustion

This is heat-based therapy with the involvement of burning herbs. This is used to treat exhaustion, spasm, and inflammatory tingling sensations.

3.     Plum Blossom Treatment

In this treatment, there is a promotion of sensory nerve re-growth in smaller areas of the body. It reduces pain that is caused because of febrile conditions or inflammations.

Proof that Acupuncture Helps Repair Nerves

Acupuncture is known as an effective method of repairing damaged nerves. Studies in the Neural Regeneration Research proved that acupuncture helped upper and lower limb motor nerves to mend. A test was done on patients who had electromyographic nerve damages to check if acupuncture would be effective on them. There was a positive response with 80% of the patients participating in the study.

Electromyography gives people the confirmation that acupuncture shows significant improvements in motor nerve conduction and promotes nerve repair all over the body.

The researchers of the study made a discovery. They found out that there is set of acupuncture points that resulted in good responses at a high rate. When local points where used, there was a 35% effective response. In addition, when the Du meridian points where added, there was an 80% effective response.

What is the Du meridian?

The Du meridian is a pathway that is made of 28 acupoints plus a few more. These points are located in the midline of the back under the spine where the vertebral functions occur. When acupuncture needles are inserted in the Du meridian points, conditions such are tremors, numbness, brain ailments, infertility and febrile diseases are cured.

Acupuncture is becoming more and more popular as many people are finding effective and long-term benefits with it. Oliver Chiropractic Wellness Clinic offers are range of services including acupuncture. Give our office a call @ 780-455-2112 to book your appointment today.