<![CDATA[ - Blog]]>Tue, 20 Feb 2018 03:57:05 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[How to Stay Cool without A/C]]>Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:10:28 GMThttp://peninsulachiropractor.com/blog/how-to-stay-cool-without-acHello friends! What a scorcher it is today. Temperatures are well in the 90-100's across the Bay Area. Here are some tips to help you survive the heat.
1. Position a shallow pan or bowl full of ice in front of a fan. Viola! A DIY air conditioner. As the ice melts, than fan breeze will pick up the cold water, creating a cooling mist.
2. Apply ice packs or cold compresses to pulse points at the wrists, neck, elbows, groin, ankles and behind the knees to cool down fast.
3. Dunk your clean feet in cold water before bed. There are a lot of pulse points in your feet and ankles. This will help you cool down your whole body. 

And if all else fails...

<![CDATA[Take a Break with this Child's Pose Stretch]]>Sun, 23 Apr 2017 21:08:09 GMThttp://peninsulachiropractor.com/blog/take-a-break-with-this-childs-pose-stretchWe love Child's Pose because it's a simple way to calm your mind, slow your breath, and restore a feeling of peace and safety. As with all stretches, please work within your own range of limits and abilities.
  1. Find a soft surface and begin on your hands and knees. Spread your knees wide apart while keeping your big toes touching. Feel your buttocks rest on your heels. 
  2. On an exhalation, bow forward, draping your torso between your thighs. Feel your heart and chest rest between, or on top of, your thighs. Allow your forehead to come to the floor. 
  3. Keep your arms long and extended, palms facing down. Press back slightly with your hands to keep your buttocks in contact with your heels. Lengthen from your hips to your armpits, and then extend even further through your fingertips.
  4. Soften and allow all tension from your arms, shoulders, neck and back to melt away. Hold for as long as is comfortable. 
  5. To release the pose, gently use your hands to walk your torso upright to sit back on your heels.

Enjoy the feeling of serenity you've just achieved!
<![CDATA[Doctors Finally Admit Drugs Can’t Fix Most Cases of Back Pain]]>Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:37:31 GMThttp://peninsulachiropractor.com/blog/doctors-finally-admit-drugs-cant-fix-most-cases-of-back-painAccording to the American College of Physicians (ACP), new guidelines suggest drugs should be the last line of treatment for low back pain. Instead, the ACP now recommends heat therapy, yoga and spinal manipulation ahead of pain meds for low back pain. These techniques can speed up the healing process by "relax(ing) the muscles, joints, and tendons so people can be relieved of their low back pain sooner, rather than later." says ACP president, Dr. Nitin Damle.

The guidelines were published online Feb. 13, 2017, in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
<![CDATA[Make Sure You're Covered - Open Enrollment Ends Jan 31]]>Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:46:26 GMThttp://peninsulachiropractor.com/blog/make-sure-youre-covered-open-enrollment-ends-jan-31Happy 2017, everyone! We hope your year is starting off on a good foot. Don't forget that Jan 31 is your last day to enroll in or make changes to your health insurance plans. If you think you will be needing chiropractic care in 2017, make sure your plans include the appropriate benefits. We look forward to helping you and your family stay healthy, happy and well!
<![CDATA[Happy New Year!]]>Tue, 03 Jan 2017 19:27:52 GMThttp://peninsulachiropractor.com/blog/happy-new-yearEveryone at Peninsula Family Chiropractic Care would like to wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2017! Each new year represents the start of something new - new resolutions, new beginnings, new changes, new outlooks. Whatever your goals are for 2017, we wish you the best. We're here to help, too, with any plans that include getting your health back on track. Feeling healthy and strong is one the best things you can do for you body and mind to help you achieve your goals!]]><![CDATA[Give the Gift of Healing]]>Thu, 08 Dec 2016 02:46:43 GMThttp://peninsulachiropractor.com/blog/use-up-your-2016-chiropractic-benefitsNothing says "I care", more than a gift of wellness. Call us to schedule a visit for someone you care about or arrange a gift certificate. We'll create a personalized plan to help manage their pain and keep them healthy and happy!
<![CDATA[May The Forks Be With You...]]>Sun, 20 Nov 2016 19:51:25 GMThttp://peninsulachiropractor.com/blog/november-20th-2016As we head into the holiday week, we'd like to take a moment to say thank you to all our patients. We appreciate everyone who has been a part of our extended family over the years!
<![CDATA[Pamper yourself during the holidays]]>Sat, 05 Nov 2016 18:45:17 GMThttp://peninsulachiropractor.com/blog/the-holidays-are-right-around-the-cornerWhere did the year go? Thanksgiving is just around the corner and the next thing we know, it'll be Christmas, and then, oh my! 2017!

Before the holidays get too crazy, don't forget to take some time out for yourself and come in for an adjustment. You body might be feeling more tension normal as it prepares itself for the onslaught of holiday activities, errands, and parties.  Taking care of your health now will keep you stronger and saner through the end of this year.:) 

<![CDATA[Happy Halloween!]]>Tue, 01 Nov 2016 01:30:03 GMThttp://peninsulachiropractor.com/blog/happy-halloweenHappy Halloween to all the trick-or-treaters tonight. We can't wait to see all your costumes, especially the S-K-E-L-E=T-O-N-S! Spooky!!!]]><![CDATA[Don't let your 2016 Chiropractic Benefits go unused]]>Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:03:35 GMThttp://peninsulachiropractor.com/blog/dont-let-your-2016-chiropractic-benefits-go-unusedDepending on your insurance plan, you may be entitled to 10 visits/year, 20 visits/year, or more. 

That means you could be enjoying the healing properties of chiropractic care and massage therapy between now and the end of the year, and finally do something about that nagging back pain, chronic stiff neck, or other problem area. 

Call us today to schedule your chiropractic and massage therapy visit before your 2016 benefits run out - 650.315.7711.

We offer weekend appointments too, to fit your busy schedule. We look forward to helping you feel better!