November 2019 Health Newsletter

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November 10, 2019

Dear Friends,

Thanks are in order for the many of you who took the time to contact our New Jersey Legislators regarding the proposed merger of Horizon and American Specialty Health. Over 200,000 Chiropractic patients (and their doctors) spoke out about the issue and got the matter dismissed. There is likely to be another attempt sometime next year, but if there is, I know that those of us who rely on Chiropractic to keep us at our best will answer any challenge. Thank you for your participation and support!

I am writing as a cold, wet front is sliding in... The patients have been telling me they feel it their bones! Recent studies have confirmed that weather changes do actually make people feel more body pain and stiffness. We didn't really need a study to tell us that! Maybe though, it feels good to have your perceptions vindicated. Perhaps we should take comfort in the idea that we, as human beings, are very much connected to what happens in the universe, as well as, what goes on in our individual lives.

We are so connected that we respond to the changes in sunlight, to the angle of the earth and the pull of the  moon. We are also connected to the energy of others and can affect their outlook and energy as well. Take the opportunity as the daylight hours shorten and the angle of the earth changes, to care for your self and your loved ones with a Chiropractic check up and adjustment. Enhance your lengthened sleep time with a comfy new sleep support pillow! Order new moisture resistant orthotics for those snow boots (before you are desperate). Spend some of your Health or Flexible spending account on something to uplift your energy and enhance your health. Bring that energy to yourself and others...Connect with others from a new Healthier perspective! And remember that we are always here to help you achieve the optimum in wellness!

Office hours are Tuesday, Thursday, and  Friday 9 - 1 and 3 -6 and Saturdays 9 - 1. Call 201-525-0707 to make an appointment with Jolanta, Joan, or Debi.

All the best and we'll see you soon!

Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C.


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Current Articles

» Thank You For Speaking Out on Horizon ASH Merger!
» Rate us on Social Media
» DCs Forge Closer Ties at Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference
» Broccoli's Artery Cleaning Effects
» Chiropractic Care For Insomnia?

Thank You For Speaking Out on Horizon ASH Merger!

The New Jersey Division of Banking and Insurance has disapproved the proposed merger of Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield With American Specialty Health Network. This was in response to over 230,000 emails sent by Chiropractic patients and their families protesting the merger and the likely restrictions on health care benefits that such merger would have brought.

Your actions saved the day, by making the Legislators listen to the will of their constituents. Your prompt and consistent actions spoke out to maintain a voice in your health choices. Congratulations in this victory over insurance policy "hocus pocus" designed to deprive patients of necessary Chiropractic (and other) care!

It is possible that there may be other attempts to restrict access to neede benefits, but I will certainly keep you apprised of anything that comes down the way. In the meantime, you can visit Association of New Jersey Chiropractors for more information.

Author: Carmel_Ann Mania, D.C.
Source: ANJC
Copyright: Dr. Mania 2019

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Rate us on Social Media

Are you the type of person that posts on social media a couple of times a day? The one who tells your friends about the new bagel shop you found, or the best place for brunch? Do you share those great things that "just happened"?

So, then, how do you tell someone where to go to get gentle, experienced, compassionate Chiropractic care? How do you help someone find a way to great health, overcome ignorance or fear? How can you support our wellness practice? Why not rate us on Yelp and Google? I'd like to leave it to those of you who are web-savvy to help other needy people find the way to our office and to live a healthier life. There are buttons on our website to rate us from your phone or online.

The website is very mobile friendly and office hours, phone and directions are easy to find. Email me with suggestions for the site. Do you or a friend have a question about what Chiropractic can do for you? Check out the website and give us a call...I'll gladly arrange a few minutes to answer a question about a problem. Thanks for your support!

Author: Dr. Mania
Source: self
Copyright: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C. 2017

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DCs Forge Closer Ties at Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference

Members of the chiropractic profession forged a new spirit of cooperation and understanding during the Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference (ICSC), which took place Nov. 8-9 in Pittsburgh, Pa.  Organizers of this first-of-its-kind event hope to enhance patient outcomes as well as increase integration of manual therapies for back pain in the wake of the ongoing opioid crisis.  ICSC was organized and hosted by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) with the support of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) and the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (AOPT), which represent three of the major provider groups of non-drug manual therapies for pain.  Manual therapies such as spinal manipulation have received increased attention and support in recent years by major health care organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Family Physicians for their ability to effectively manage many cases of back pain and in some cases reduce or alleviate the need for prescription opioids.  Research shows that back pain is one of the most common conditions for which opioids are prescribed.  "The chiropractic profession was honored to take part in the Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference," said Michele Maiers, DC, MPH, PhD, vice president of the American Chiropractic Association.  "We are committed to working together with our colleagues in physical therapy and osteopathy to raise awareness and promote integration of non-drug manual approaches."  "Providers of manual therapies have an unprecedented opportunity to positively impact the lives of millions of people who struggle with back pain. Together, we can find ways to improve what we do and to communicate better with patients.  The Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference was an important step in that direction," said Julie Fritz, PT, PhD, FAPTA, associate dean for research at the University of Utah College of Health, who helped plan the conference.

Author: American Chiropractic Association.
Source: Acatoday. November 12, 2019.
Copyright: American Chiropractic Association. 2019

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Broccoli's Artery Cleaning Effects

Heart Disease is the number 1 killer in America as well as other parts of the world. Aside from the obvious exercise and physical activity, diet also greatly affects one's risk for developing heart disease. New research indicates that broccoli and other green leafy vegetables can provide a natural defense against heart disease. British researchers recently discovered that broccoli and other brassicas turn on a protective protein in the arteries that in effect, prevent the arteries from clogging with fatty plaques, especially in the most vulnerable parts of the arteries most prone to clogging. While additional research is in the works, these preliminary findings drive home the importance of eating plenty of green leafy vegetables on a regular basis.

Source: Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. September 3, 2009.
Copyright: LLC 2009

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Chiropractic Care For Insomnia?

A recent literature review found some interesting evidence suggesting that chiropractic care may have certain benefits for those suffering from insomnia. In the review, researchers evaluated some 15 studies that met their criteria. Their findings suggested that many of the therapies utilized by certain chiropractors including cranial manipulation, physio and manual therapies as well as mind-body therapies may have benefits for insomnia sufferers. However, no studies have been directly conducted to specifically evaluate and support these findings but based on these previous studies, it may be worth additional investigation.

Source: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. Vol 9, Issue 3. September 2010.
Copyright: LLC 2010

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