Category Archives: Resources

Prenatal Massage

Anastasia Lattanand, LMT has been working out of Spark Chiropractic since November, 2014.  She offers prenatal massage and “bodywork for women, specializing in the childbearing year”.  She may be reached for booking at backinbeing.com or by calling 415.310.3132

Cold Laser Therapy

Cold Laser Therapy is an adjunctive modality available at Spark Chiropractic. LLLT  — Low level laser therapy, otherwise known as soft laser or cold laser is a form of light therapy used to stimulate healing. How does this work? Using laser therapy, light energy units or photons are directed to damaged cells.  The consenses of…

What is Activator adjusting, anyway?

Qs from You: What is the Activator Method? “Gentle and Low Force” sound great, but how is it different? Is it right for me? Jenny says: “Yes! This adjusting technique is very safe and effective. I work with a lot of expecting moms, kids and adults of all ages and conditions. Using the Activator I…

Beyond the Pain Complaint

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”  (definition from the World Health Organization). Getting adjusted regularly is a fundamental act of health!  There needs to be no pain, symptom or issue to “correct”.  Chiropractic care clears the nervous system so the body can…

Bringing Back the Balance: A Chiro Mom’s Perspective

“Chiropractic is one of the most profound forms of holistic healthcare that my family and I have experienced. When we visit the chiropractor, we receive a gentle adjustment, correcting subluxations and bringing our bodies and minds back to a place of balance and clarity. When our bodies are in balance, they can function at optimum…

Susan Orlean: The Walking Alive

Treadmill Desks are a new (super cool!) way for computer users to remain fit while they work.  In May, 2013, Susan Orlean wrote about her experience working on a walking desk for the New Yorker Magazine.  Interviewed by NPR about the article, Ms. Orlean stated: It’s a strange thing – except that the science actually…

Inflammatory Foods: 9 Of The Worst Picks For Inflammation

  Even the HuffPost is on the anti-inflammatory bandwagon!  Why?  Because controlling a chronic inflammatory state in your body through the foods you eat is one of the easiest and most effective things you can do to live a long and healthy life. Most chronic joint pain can also be diminished with an anti-inflammatory diet….

Epidurals during labor: Facts, implications and alternatives

Before delivery, every pregnant woman and her partner should inform themselves about the types of medical interventions that will be offered to them, and be empowered to truly make educated, informed choices.  Here is some information about the common use of epidural anesthesia: “Epidural anesthesia is effective at pain cessation during labor, and may help…

Why Light Matters

Did you know that healthy doses of vitamin D greatly contribute to bone health?  It is also very important in the reduction of pain symptoms coming from joint disorders. Check out this article “Why Light Matters“  from 2008, courtesy of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. It’s a nice sunny day, go out and play.

Why Flu Vaccines Don’t Work

Why the Flu Vaccine Doesn’t Work Each year enormous effort goes into producing that year’s vaccine and delivering it to appropriate sections of the population. And yet, year after year there are studies showing that flu vaccines DO NOT provide any benefit. Two years ago a study in the British Medical Journal concluded that the…