Posted by: admin in Monthly Newsletter on February 10th, 2013

Dear Friends and Patients:

February is Heart Month and a good time to look at our habits and make certain we are giving our hearts the best possible chance to serve us long and well.  It is an anatomical fact that branches of spinal nerves distribute to the heart.  Physiology teaches that those spinal nerve branches influence the rate and force of the heart beat as well as circulation of blood through the coronary arteries.

Chiropractic research shows that nerve interference, by irritation, pressure, or abrasion, causes disease in the organ, gland, or tissue at the terminal end of the nerve.  A large insurance company discovered that policy holders who were placed under chiropractic care after suffering heart attacks,  lived longer and enjoyed better health.

The hygiene of the heart definitely involves spinal hygiene, and one of the rules of spinal hygiene is to arrange for periodic examinations.  Total Health must be our aim in preventing heart disease…or any disease.  Chiropractic care is always aimed at Total Health by keeping the nervous system free and clear through adjustments.

If you are acquainted with a victim of heart disease, give him or her the information you have just read.  Take care of your own Total Health by visiting your Doctor of Chiropractic regularly!

Yours for better health, naturally,

Dr. William A. Miller

Keep on Keeping Well!  Develop the Once-A-Month Chiropractic Check-Up Habit! 


When normal, the heart beats from 65 to 80 times a minute, pumping a total of 500 gallons of blood a day.  During a normal lifetime the heart beats 2,500,000,000 times and pumps a total of nearly 15,000,000 gallons.

The heart must function continually and consistently 24 hours a day in order for the body to enjoy maximum health.   Of all the organs in the body, the heart does the most actual physical work.  It is the great pump of the circulatory system that forces blood to even the smallest parts of the body, delivering oxygen and life-giving food to every cell and tissue of every organ so that it may function properly.

Though we are unaware of it, brain power and nerve energy must precede the contraction of the heart muscles.  This vital nerve energy is directed through the spinal column by the brain and can be reduced by pressure or impingement of nerve fibers.  Regular chiropractic care and spinal adjustments will correct displaced vertebrae, release nerve pressure, and restore impaired function of the heart.

You can help reduce your risk of heart attack by doing these things:

1.  Watch your diet. Most researchers agree that a diet rich in saturated fats and cholesterol increase your chances of heart attack.

2.  Keep your weight normal. If you’re 30% over normal weight, you run twice the risk of heart attack in middle age.

3.  Keep physically fit. Exercise regularly and moderately.  Activities that exercise the leg muscles are especially good.

4.  Don’t smoke. Heavy cigarette smokers get coronary heart disease at a rate two or three times higher than non-smokers.

5.  See your chiropractor regularly.*


The number of people living longer is increasing dramatically.  An estimated 4.2 million U.S. residents now fall into the age group of the “oldest old” – 85 years and older – with more than 40,000 having reached the age of 100.  Evidence suggests, however, that good genes are only a small part of the longevity puzzle.  In fact, researchers now believe that chronic illness is not an inevitable consequence of aging, but that it results more often from lifestyle choices that we’re perfectly free to reject.  Follow this advice for health aging:

  • Embrace a positive attitude – positive emotions may affect overall health through improving the immune function indirectly.
  • Challenge your mind – consider mentally challenging activities such as crossword puzzles or learning a new language.
  • Limit stress – humor, meditation, exercise, and optimism are good ways to naturally reduce stress and relieve tension.
  • Stay connected – social contacts may encourage us to take better care of ourselves or help us get through difficult times.
  • Embrace exercise – find fun ways to stay in shape and feel good, such as dancing, gardening, cutting the grass, swimming, walking or jogging.
  • Make healthy diet choices – choose whole natural foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, good (unsaturated) fats such as nuts, legumes, and healthy sources of protein (white meat, fish and eggs).

Choose quality health care – be sure that your health care provider supports various approaches to health care to present you with the safest and most effective treatment options available, and that he or she encourages you to be responsible for your health and involves you in decisions regarding your care.*

*(Reprinted with permission from the American Chiropractic Association)


No individuals, including those under our active care, should use the information, resources or tools contained within to self-diagnose or self-treat any health-related condition. Diagnosis and treatment of all health conditions should only be performed by the doctor or other licensed health care professional.
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