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Chiropractics 115th Birthday
Virgin PHD/Trouble Keeping the Weight Off?
Gift To You and Your Loved Ones
September 18, 1895 the first chiropractic adjustment was
given in Davenport, Iowa by Dr. Daniel David Palmer, (born a
Canadian from Port Perry, Ontario) The first chiropractic
patient was Harvey Lillard, a janitor in the building D.D.
(as he was most commonly called) had his office (the Ryan
building on the corner of Brady and 2nd Street in Davenport
Iowa). Harvey had lost his hearing from a fall 17 years
before meeting D.D. D.D. offered to check his spine for what
appeared to be a misaligned spinal bone, that may have
influenced the function of his hearing.
three days of that first adjustment, Harvey had his hearing
completely restored, and D.D. had established himself in the
eyes of the community as a healer. This is the true story of
the first chiropractic adjustment. While the story appears
miraculous, D.D. had been preparing himself for the
opportunity that presented itself in the form of Harvey
Lillard. Prior to that adjustment, D.D. had been practicing
magnetic healing, studying anatomy and physiology, and
studying the work of his contemporaries such as A.J.Still,
the founder of Osteopathy.
studies, D.D. reasoned that since the nervous system was
known to be the communication system in the body,
interference to the nervous system would interfere with
normal body function and homeostasis. Examining the anatomy
of the body, he reasoned that due to the location of the
spinal cord within the spine, and the departure of paired
spinal nerves from the spinal cord through holes formed by
two adjacent vertebrae, misalignments of those adjacent
vertebrae would interfere with the function of those paired
nerves. The first adjustment he gave was the first
opportunity he had to test his theory in practice. The
public response to the first adjustment was very
spread very quickly, and people with very diverse ailments
were responding to Palmer's new "hand treatments" - those
with asthma, skin conditions, digestive problems, headaches,
epilepsy, sciatica...the list went on and on. One of
Palmer's early patients was Rev. Samual Weed, a scholar who
took the Greek word for "hand", cheir, and "done by",
praktos, and put them together as chiropractic, meaning,
literally, "done by the hand."
began to research and refine the art, science, and
philosophy of this new healing system. He is known as the
"Discoverer" of Chiropractic. Within 3 years, the Palmer
School of Chiropractic was started, and in its first class
of 12 students, 6 were practicing medical doctors. However,
the most important student in that first class was D.D.'s
son, Bartlett Joshua Palmer. B.J. took over the school
shortly after his graduation.
often referred to as "the Developer" of Chiropractic, for
his role in developing new techniques and for introducing
the newly discovered X-rays for chiropractic diagnosis of
the Subluxation. Given the modern perception that
chiropractic is an effective treatment only for back or neck
pain, it is significant that the first adjustment did not
address pain of any kind. Chiropractic was founded as a
health care system that has an impact on the entire body,
and that foundation has allowed chiropractic to grow into
the second largest health care system in this country that
has over 50,000 practicing chiropractors adjusting over 5
million different people each year. Please remember that
everyone needs to be free from subluxations so visiting
local chiropractor may be the most important thing you can
Meet The Staff
From the Desk of Karl E. Mueller, D.C.
Has been in practice for over
21 years in the Lehigh Valley. Graduate of York College Of
Pennsylvania with a B.S. degree in Human Biology. Graduate of
Pennsylvania College of Straight Chiropractic in 1989. Areas of
specialty include Chiropractic Orthopedics, Rehabilitation, and Electrodiagnostians. Doctor Mueller is a dynmaic speaker and
lecturer in the field of health and wellness. Reconized in 1993 as
the Doctor of the Month through Markson Mangement Services.
Princeton's Who's Who in Chiropractic. Nonimated by Governor Tom
Ridge to the State Board of Chiropractic in 1996. Dr. Mueller has
been active in the community politcally receiving recongnition
through the local and state parties. Dr. Mueller sits on local
boards including youth and community service. He is a member of the
Knights of Columbus 10921 Council, and has achieved the level of
For! th Degree Knight. He is a member of the Honor Guard for the
Allentown Archdiocese. He has been a youth coach for over 14 years,
past President of Parkland Football Boosters, and currently a PIAA
official in Basketball. Dr. Mueller is part of the fabric of our
community, he resides with his wife Michelle in Orefield, and he has
2 sons, Troy and Tyler.
Office Manager-Michelle Mueller
Associate Degree in Liberal
Arts at OCC. Worked for medical and as well as chiropractic offices
and has 25 years experience. Areas of interests include insurance
billing with certification as a Chiropractic Assistant through NYCC/Markson
Management Services. Past President of Common Wealth Allied Health
Services and Review. Active in local politics and received the
Golden Tusk Award. Active in the community including church, youth
organizations, High School Football and Basketball Booster Clubs.
Massage Therapist/Chiropractic Assistant-Annette Marth
Certified in Massage Therapy
for the past 15 years. Educated through St. John's Neuromuscular
Pain Relief Institute, including Health Options Institute. Also
certified as a Chiropractic Assistant in the field of adjunctive
therapy through NYCC/MMS. She has been working for Dr. Mueller for
the past 15 years.
Virgin, PhD, CNS/Celebrity Wellness Expert
In my work on the
Dr. Phil Show, the entire crew utilizes Chiropractic care. We
have directly seen its positive effects on our own health and well
being. But more so, we have keenly observed those guests on the
show in our "Biggest Loser" segments that do not use Chiropractic
care. The difference in overall health is markedly different.
It is my sincerest
suggestion to you that the greatest gift you can give yourself,
and those of whom you love, as well as those that love you, is the
gift of health and well being. Your Chiropractor is an expert in
these areas. Please ask for suggestions to make your life and the
life of your loved ones the very best it can be.
Having trouble losing weight
and keeping it off?
Could be your on-again, off-again relationship with food. Curling up
with quinoa and fresh veggies one week, then rebounding with ice
cream and French fries the next is often a recipe for weight loss
resistance. Don’t assume you can easily work off those extra
calories at the gym following a weekend of sweets or a carbo-loaded
These short-term lapses in healthful eating habits can have a
long-term impact on your health and well-being. A recent study out
of Sweden found that people who upped their caloric intake and
dropped their fitness regimen for just a month still retained some
of that weight gain two and a half years later, even after they’d
returned to their normal fitness and nutrition plans.
study authors said this could be because overindulgences boost your
body fat levels and even change your body composition. I suspect
there may be additional factors at work as well, because the more
you treat yourself to sweet, salty, or fatty foods, the more you
crave them and the harder it is to stop.
Higher carb and damaged-fat food can also contribute to leptin and
insulin resistance, which then makes you better at storing fat and
worse at burning it off and adds to the problem. And by quitting the
exercise, you lower your ability to handle stress well and could
lose precious metabolism boosting muscle mass.
easiest way to avoid this situation is to not let it happen in the
first place. You may be thinking that is easier said than done, but
there are a few easy strategies that you can deploy to keep you on
the straight and narrow:
1. Keep a food
2. Hire a coach
3. Follow the
“three bite rule”
4. Weigh and
It’s often a self-defeating pattern, but you can bust out of that
pattern by focusing on clean, nutritious foods like lean protein,
healthy fats and non-starchy fruits and vegetables. When you make
that shift, substituting more nutritious foods for your former
fall-back foods and staying focused on your new lifestyle, those
stubborn extra pounds often disappear AND stay off because you are
healing the damage done to your metabolism.
you want to attain and maintain your ideal body weight, then think
of healthful eating, burst training and resistance exercise, stress
management and consistent high quality sleep as long-term
commitments, not a one-night stand. If you cheat by sneaking soda or
candy, then you’re really cheating on yourself!
can temporarily upset your stomach, but now it turns out
that repeatedly taking them can trigger long-lasting changes
in all those good germs that live in your gut, raising
questions about lingering ill effects.
knows if that leads to later health problems. But the
finding is the latest in a flurry of research raising
questions about how the customized bacterial zoo that
thrives in our intestines forms- and whether the wrong type
or amount plays a role in ailments from obesity to
inflammatory bowel disease to asthma.
aren't choosy and can kill off good germs as well as bad
ones. But Relman and fellow research scientist Les
Dethlasfsen wondered how hardy gut bacteria are, how well
they bounce back. So they recriuted healthy volunteers who
hadn't used antibiotics in the past year to take two five
day courses of a fairly mild antibiotic, Cipro, six months
healthy adults collected weeks of stool samples so that
scientists could count exactly how two seperate rounds of
Cipro caused a surprising population shift in their
microbial netherworld- as some original families of germs
plummeted and other types moved in to fill the gap.
first round, two out of three subjects bacteria levels
returned to normal. After the second round, none returned to
normal. "Gut communities are fundamentally important in the
development of our immune system," explains Dr. David Relman
of Stanford University, who led the study published Monday
in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "We may
have to be more careful" about repetitive damage.
plans to track whether antibiotics duringthe first year or
two of life, when youngsters form what will become their
unique set of gut bacteria, seem to predispose children to
later immune-related diseases. Antibiotics already should be
used cautiously because they can spur infection-causing
bacteria to become drug-resistant. The new research raises
different questions about effects on beneficial bacteria-and
if abnormalities in the microbiome really are linked to
health problems, how those changes might begin.
start paying attention to this" says Dr. Martin Blaser, a
microbiome specialist at New York University Langone Medical
Center, who wasn't involved with Relman's work but also is
planning to study the issue in children. "The main point is
that antibiotic use is not free in a biological sense."
born with an essentially sterile digestive tract, but within
days the gut is overrun with bacteria from mom and dad, the
environment, first foods. A healthy persons intestinal tract
teems with hundreds of species of microbes, the body’s
biggest concentration, with many involved in such things as
digestion and immune reaction.
have discovered that overweight people harbor different
types and amounts of bacteria in the gut than lean people,
and that losing weight can change that bacterial makeup.
They've also found links to other digestive diseases,
precancerous colon polyps- and even are pursuing a theory
that early use of antibiotics disrupts the developing
microbiome in ways that spur autoimmune disorders.
Health Pass Month
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friend or loved one you refer, receive their first visit at no
charge. (Normally $175)
you or the person you wish to send in calls in for their
appointment, simply have them mention the Health Pass. This
program expires October 31st.
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