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Sep
11
2016

Auriculotherapy

Author: Caroline von Fluegge-Chen   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

Auriculotherapy was developed by Dr. Paul Nogier, a neurologist, in the 1950’s. He became interested in the study when several of his sciatic patients related how they had been helped by a middle eastern woman. They reported that their suffering ended after she put a hot needle into their ears. Nogier began his quest to […]

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Sep
10
2016

Mom and the Ladybugs

Author: Caroline von Fluegge-Chen   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

This piece was written in 2007. Yet ladybugs keep on showing up. Last Friday I had to put down Scrappy, my beloved dog and best buddy for 12-years. My German grandmother had a fascination with the VW bug cars. Every time she spotted one, she would shout with joy, “Kaefer” which means bug/ ladybug in […]

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Sep
8
2016

Your Poor Feet

Author: Caroline von Fluegge-Chen   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

Huge numbers of people develop foot pain in their 60s, but it can start as early as the 20s and 30s. Excessive weight, diabetes and circulation problems can contribute to foot pain. Proper footwear and regular exercise can play a crucial role in preventing foot problems. The average person walks the equivalent of three times […]

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Sep
6
2016

From Stroke to Hope

Author: Caroline von Fluegge-Chen   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

Theresa has been a wellness patient since 1998. In her early 60’s, she has always been the epitome of health: exercise, good nutrition, loving family, positive attitude. Last year, she had a stroke. Apparently, a microscopic blood vessel in her brain had been defective since birth. Otherwise, there was no explanation for the stroke. Three […]

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Sep
6
2016

Torque Release Technique

Author: Caroline von Fluegge-Chen   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

(Article courtesy of torquerelease.com.au) Torque Release Technique in chiropractic language this is known as a “low-force,” “neurologically-based,” “tonal,” “subluxation-centered” assessment and adjusting technique. The methods TRT offers have firm foundations in science: 1) Anatomy and an understanding of the amazing structure of the spinal column, spinal cord and central nervous system. 2) Physiology and cutting-edge […]

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Sep
5
2016

Common Dance Injuries

Author: Caroline von Fluegge-Chen   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

Dancer’s Fracture “I landed badly from a jump and now it hurts to walk.” This is the most common acute fracture seen in dancers. This fracture occurs along the 5th metatarsal, the long bone on the outside of the foot. The typical method of injury is landing from a jump on an inverted (turned-in) foot. […]

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Sep
4
2016

Youth Hockey Players Benefit from Chiropractic

Author: Caroline von Fluegge-Chen   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

Youth hockey does not look so different than adult hockey, besides the obvious differences in stature among the players. The essential elements of the game are there: The skates’ clatter on the ice; the smoothly sliding puck; and, oh yes, that tousling and hitting they call body checking. The question: Are 11 and 12-year-olds – […]

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Aug
21
2016

Sadness for a Patient’s Grandmother

Author: Caroline von Fluegge-Chen   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

I am sad about something. A patient told me that she had spoken to her 82-year old grandmother in France recently. She found out grandma was at a point where she no longer has the desire to live because she is experiencing excruciating back pain. Surgery from a few years ago was not effective. Meds […]

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Jul
26
2016

A Special Needs Miracle Story

Author: Caroline von Fluegge-Chen   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

I can’t help but post these words in the blog section of the Balance Atlanta site. All too often, we associate chiropractic with “treating” back and neck pain – a category that while it has it’s merits, limits the capacity of what is possible when the nerve system is clear. Here is a prime example […]

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Jul
4
2016

Traveling the Highway from Hell

Author: Caroline von Fluegge-Chen   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

Fred is a fellow chiropractor. He has successfully built and sold several clinics. Excluding his family, he has kept his phobia of driving on the highway a secret. Twelve-years ago, while traveling on the stretch between Tucson and Phoenix, he experienced a major panic attack. It was as though a baseball bat had whacked him […]

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