Recent Articles


Can Chiropractic Help Adult Incontinence?

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Incontinence, or the difficulty in controlling one’s bladder, affects 4 in 10 women and 1 in 10 men during their lifetime.  About 17% of children younger than 15 years are also affected. In a survey of 2,500 women aged 55–95, 64% reported that urinary incontinence was of great concern to them, but only 25% perceived that it was being adequately addressed by their healthcare provider.  Urinary incontinence is associated with poor quality of life, poor self-rated health, social isolation, depressive symptoms, decline in the instrumental activities of daily living, and an increase in out-of-pocket expenses.


An Older Person's Nervous System

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A person’s gradual loss of balance and co-ordination, and decrease in mobility and muscle strength, all contribute to one’s fall risk, regardless of age.

One of the most important reasons for a loss of co-ordination in the elderly is a decline in the nervous system function that occurs when people age.  As the body begins to degenerate, the pressure generated by structural misalignments of the spine system commonly alter the efficiency and accuracy of the nerve signals sent to and from the brain.  Over time, if left unchecked, this situation can cause significant loss of balance, poor control of the limbs, and decrease in mobility. 


Physical, Chemical and Emotional Stress

Physical, Chemical and Emotional Stress

You know you’re stressed, but did you know that there are 3 kinds of stress that could be weighing you down? Physical, Chemical and Emotional. Or as DD Palmer the founder of Chiropractic identified "The 3 T's - Trauma, Toxins & Thoughts"

Physical Stress (Trauma)

Physical stress comes from the postures and positions you maintain throughout the day; it results from your actions and activity, or lack thereof. We all understand the importance of a proper work environment and ergonomic habits for manual workers. Too much heavy lifting and twisting or repetition can cause injury. But we don’t pay as much attention to how sedentary many other jobs are. Add that the fact that we sit when we eat, we sit when we drive, we sit when we relax. That lack of motion is another physical stress that your body has to deal with.


Smart Goal Setting

SMART Goal Setting

Many of us set New Year Health resolutions but struggle to keep them -  Why is that you ask? The resolutions you set are often unrealistic or you are not truly committed to change. If you were why wouldn’t you make these changes today?

Forget the New Year’s Resolutions you have made and broken and set a goal today to make a lifestyle change for a more healthier you.

It is important that any goal you set is SMART for it to be successful. To start with stick to one goal at a time, master it, continue with it and move onto the next.


Homeopathy & Kinesiology: Focus on Exam Stress

Homeopathy & Kinesiology Exam Stress

Berkhamsted teenagers suffering from exam stress are seeking “alternative” help in the form of homeopathy. Homeopathic medicine may help calm exam nerves and deal with symptoms such as headaches, insomnia and digestive upsets.

Registered homeopath Patricia Wassall who runs a clinic in the Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic, explains: “A carefully chosen homeopathic medicine matched to the individual patient may help with the mental, emotional and physical symptoms of stress, by triggering the body’s natural system of healing. It’s a holistic approach, witheach prescription based on the individual patient’s experience of their illness.”

Stress can lead to a range of symptoms, as well as reducing the function of your immune system, making you more susceptible to colds and other bugs.


World Arthritis Day

World Arthritis Day

Arthritis is a painful and debilitating condition and can have a significant impact on the quality of life of individuals suffering from this disease. On 12th October 2014, World Arthritis Day the United Chiropractic Association is highlighting the benefits Chiropractic care can have for those suffering from this condition.

A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine (i) reported that 63% of patients who visited a rheumatologist for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia conditions also sought some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Of these individuals 31% chose Chiropractic care, making Chiropractic the most popular alternative used by this group of people. Importantly, 73% of these patients determined that Chiropractic care was helpful in controlling their chronic pain.


Fuel Your Body

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Fuel your Body

Just like a car needs fuel to make it run, your body needs the right kind of nutritional fuel. The key to healthy eating is balance, variety and moderation. The right balance of foods will make sure that your body gets most of what it needs in terms of proteins, fats, carbohydrates and fibre to stay healthy.

You are what you eat


We now offer Hot Stone Massage!

Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic Janette Baker-Watts

Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of a hot stone massage knows the intense feeling of relaxation and healing it provides.  

But do you know that there are long term, lasting benefits of hot stone massage?

A hot stone massage combines thermotherapy with massage techniques to provide an effective healing therapy to the body and mind.  The use of natural besalt stones which are high in iron retain heat within the stone and are used in conjunction with massage techniques to help the patient heal. The heat from the stone increases circulation of fluids through muscle tissue and spaces in the joints.  Combining the heat with deep tissue movements creates a powerful detoxifying and invigorating treatment.

Some of the medicinal benefits of hot stone massage include:


Migraine Awareness Week - Have you tried Chiropractic?

Migraine Awareness Week

Migraine is not just a headache, it can be relentless; an intense pounding and throbbing pain that can steal your energy and ability to function. 

Migraine is the most common neurological condition affecting people of all ages, social classes, races and culture. During Migraine Awareness Week 7th - 13th September 2014, the United Chiropractic Association is highlighting the benefits of Chiropractic care in both the prevention and treatment of migraine headache.  Migraine is usually managed by medication but some patients do not tolerate acute and or prophylactic medicine, whilst other people may wish to avoid medication, Chiropractic is an alternative that should be considered.

To fully support this cause our Chiropractors will be offering FREE new patient consultations to any person presenting with Migraines during Migraine Awareness Week.


Stay Hydrated and Healthy

Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinic Stay Hydrated & Healthy

Did you know that around 60% of our body weight is made up of water? It is an essential element that your body can’t produce.  You can survive for weeks without food, but only a couple of days without water, unlike camels, we aren’t lucky enough  (depending on how your look at it) to be able to store water in humps. 

Water is responsible for the transport of nutrients, oxygen and waste products, as well as regulating your body temperature, so getting enough fluid each day is important for good HEALTH.

How much water should you drink?

If you guessed the answer was 2 litres, you are not far off, but this may not be right for everyone. 

The ideal amount is actually ½ your body weight in ounces of water per day

Weight =7 stone (98lbs) you should drink 49 oz of water (1.4 litres)