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….

Spark welcomes Nathan Billings, L.Ac.

Nathan Billings, L.Ac. …has joined the Spark team, offering acupuncture and massage out of our clinic three days a week, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturday. He may be contacted at 415.689.4016

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 effectiveness…

The smallest addition to the Spark Family

Sapphire Grace Proenza was born at home early in the morning of November 3, 2011. She is 7 lbs, 1 oz of pure love! Her amazing home birth was attended by an expert team of mid-wives; the one and only Judy Luce and Lael Stimming, who worked tirelessly and patiently for an awe-inspiring outcome. I hope…

It’s flu season, don’t forget your chiropractic adjustments!

Facts about chiropractic and flu, compiled here by Dr. Dan Murphy, DC.

Monthly Reiki Clinic


Our next Reki Clinic is scheduled! September 24th from 1-5 PM. Reiki is a form of energy work that is deeply relaxing and rejuvenating.  It is not massage, but the person receives Reiki on a massage table while fully clothed. Offered by Reiki Master, Jaymie Meyer.  Participants will enjoy half-hour private Reiki sessions for $20….

Can Reiki help your chronic pain?

Find out at our next community Reiki clinic, hosted by the one and only, Reiki Master Jaymie Meyer.  Please email Jaymie to schedule your session.  And in the meantime, can Reiki help your chronic pain?  Find out by clicking here for a nice article about the treatment.

Advanced protocols for TMJ pain

TMJ anatomy

TMJ is short for the temporomandibular joint, a two-sided synovial joint that allows the jaw to open and close smoothly.  Sometimes after extended dental work, or because of injury or chronic teeth grinding, people will have pain or “clicking” that prevents this joint from functioning properly.  I often assess and treat this complaint here at…