“do you mean that an adjustment could help with my heartburn or acid reflux? I was told I’d have to live with it and take the medication for the rest of my life.”

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MARCH, 2017

A-D-J-U-S-T-M-E-N-T spells RELIEF! It sounds a little different than what we are used to. Remember those old commercials that said ROLAIDS spells relief, and similar claims are made about Tagamet, Zantac, Pepcid AC and many other antacid medications. But did you know you could (and should) get an adjustment instead? People are often surprised and say
“do you mean that an adjustment could help with my heartburn or acid reflux? I was told I’d have to live with it and take the medication for the rest of my life.”

Simply put, heartburn is a sign that something is not working correctly. Taking an antacid to treat heartburn is similar to responding to a fire alarm by unplugging it. Antacids like Rolaids do not treat the cause of the problem; they only cover up the symptoms.

heartburn is a sign that something is not working correctly

So, how could an adjustment help your stomach? It’s simple: the nervous system controls and coordinates all functions of the body, including digestion. When the spine is misaligned, the signals to your stomach are not received as well as they should be. This interference is called a subluxation. Dr. Windsor from the University of Pennsylvania conducted research that determined there was a direct correlation between the health of the spine and the health of the internal organs. In a series of studies, he dissected a total of seventy-five human and twenty-two cat cadavers. All cases of spinal misalignment in the mid-thoracic (T5-T9) area had stomach disease. (1)[ls_box color=”green” width=”30%” text_align=”left” margin_bottom=”20px” margin_top=”15px”]Antacids interfere with HCl release and can upset body chemistry resulting in other problems. Long-term use [of antacids] can lead to serious conditions like gastrointestinal complications.[/ls_box]Many patients state that their digestion greatly improved after a series of regular chiropractic adjustments; they were able to eat the foods they liked (within reason) without using harmful medication. Research shows that every medication you take may help you in one way and may hurt you another way. Drugs like Tagamet and Zantac “stop digestion of proteins (because they both stop Hydrochloric Acid (HCl) production).” A.C. Millet (Nutrition expert) explains,
“Antacids interfere with HCl release and can upset body chemistry resulting in other problems. Long-term use [of antacids] can lead to serious conditions like gastrointestinal complications.”
The next time you feel like eating a handful of Rolaids, Pepcid AC, or any other antacid, think of the alternatives. Relief from your stomach problems is but one of the many benefits Chiropractic can bring you!

Download a copy of the actual Windsor study: http://www.mccoypress.net/docs/subscriber_extras/windsor_autopsy_studies.pdf

“the nervous system controls and coordinates all functions of the body, including digestion”

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