Healthy Thanksgiving | Holiday Recipes | ACT Wellness Center

The perfect Thanksgiving dinner is when you feel good after your meal. Feeling bloated, fatigued and puffy might seem “typical” but it’s not healthy. Bloating is usually connected to what you’re eating and stuffing yourself. You don’t have to compromise your good health during the holiday season. Combat the Thanksgiving bloat by reading your food […]

Cervical Vertebrae C5 | Sore Throat and Laryngitis

C5 plays a role in the health of your diaphragm. An injury here can be detrimental to the muscles which control breathing. C5 also affects your vocal cords, neck glands, and pharynx. A misalignment can cause a sore throat and laryngitis. Dermatomes are an area of skin supplied by a single spinal nerve. They indicate […]

Cervical Vertebra C4 | Vertebrae of the Week | Asthma

Your 4th cervical vertebra (C4) sits level with the thyroid cartilage (Adam’s apple). It can affect the nose, mouth and ears. The nerves from C4 control the diaphragm, the main muscle allowing us to breathe. There’s a saying, “C3, C4 and C5 keeps the diaphragm alive!” A spinal cord injury of C5 and higher could […]

C3 | Vertebrae of the Week | Nerve Pain

Your C3 vertebrae is located on roughly the same plane as your lower jaw. It is associated with your cheeks, outer ear, facial bones, teeth, and tri-facial nerve (the main sensory nerve of the face, a.k.a. fifth cranial nerve). If you or any one you know experiences neuralgia (nerve pain) or neuritis (nerve inflammation) it […]

Spooky Halloween Candy: Gross Ingredients

The Halloween candy is scarier than the costumes! Here is a list, of stuff to watch out for. Not necessarily in order; the way we see it here at ACT Wellness Center these are really gross ingredients. Be sure to follow the links you’ll be spooked. Partially Hydrogenated Oils (a.k.a. Trans Fat), avoid this cholesterol […]

Cervical C2 Vertebrae (Axis) | Sinus Pain

The axis is the second cervical vertebra down from your cranium. The axis is a hinge that pivots with your C1 vertebrae aka “the atlas”. This rotation allows you to turn your head from left to right. If your axis is misaligned (subluxated) it can make turning your head very difficult; possibly causing pain. A subluxation […]

Lifting Pumpkins & Back Pain

Back Pain…Good Grief! Never underestimate the weight of an object, especially a pumpkin. Pumpkins generally weigh between 6 and 18 pounds (2.7 and 8.2 kg), though the largest cultivars (of the species C. maxima) regularly reach weights of over 75 pounds (34 kg). Source: Wikipedia.Before you lift anything, the single most important rule – Never […]

Vertebrae of the Week | Woodbridge Chiropractor

Welcome to ACT Wellness Center’s ‘Vertebrae of the Week’! Thank you for voting us Best Woodbridge Chiropractor 5 years in a row. Here, we post interesting information and facts about your nervous system and how your brain, spinal cord and nerves are connected to everything in your body. Chiropractors are interested in the vertebrae because […]

Health Benefits of Pumpkin

It’s that time of year again — pumpkin-flavored everything is here! Right now, pumpkins are plentiful and very easy to find. From pumpkin spiced lattes to pumpkin pies, it’s all delicious. But can you actually benefit from those pumpkin muffins? The answer is yes! There are many different health benefits of pumpkin.  A cup of mashed cooked […]

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