Dr. Charles Graham’s Blog

March 18, 2009

Chiropractic and Active Release Techniques®

By Dr. Charles Graham

Welcome to Dr. Graham’s blog.  I would like to start a discussion on chiropractic and the various uses of Active Release Techniques® (ART), a soft tissue protocol that releases adhesions between soft tissue structures such as muscles, muscles and nerves, muscles and other muscles, etc.

I’m a 29 year veteran chiropractor of Mid-Michigan Chiropractic Center in St. Johns, Michigan who has been using ART for almost 9 years and have been an instructor for it for almost 6 years.  If anyone has had ART treatment, or would like to know more about this fantastic soft tissue treatment procedure, I would like to hear from you.  Although I will not be able to “diagnose” your condition from this blog, I may be able to point you in the right direction by answering your questions. 

Comments are welcome, however vulgar or inappropriate language will not be tolerated, and will be immediately removed.  As in all blogs, spam is not tolerated either.

I have successfully used chiropractic spinal adjustments and/or Active Release Techniques® on many of my patients with great results for conditions such as whiplash, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, headaches, neck  pain, back pain, plantar fascitis, heel spurs, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, shin splints, hamstring pulls, muscle tears, shoulder capsulitis, and many, many, more.

The average person, the young and old, athletes of all types, and those who suffer with pain and stiffness have benefited by using chiropractic techniques, ART, or a combination of both depending on their condition.   

Athletes benefit greatly not only in pain relief, but in athletic performance.  By releasing adhesions that can build up in or between muscles, athletic performance (such as that in tri-athletes) becomes more efficient leaving more energy for greater endurance or faster performances.  Baseball pitchers throw with greater ease, football players have less injuries, golfers have a more controlled swing, etc.

Example:  A tri-athlete at an Ironman Race in Lake Placid a few years ago was treated at the ART tent for mild pain while swimming.  Immediately after the treatment he felt so good that he swam the entire 2.4 mile course beating his best time by 2 full minutes while his heart rate was 10 beats per minute slower than usual.  (Tri-athlete swimmers will typically wear a heart monitering device so they can “pace” themselves at a rate that will not exhaust their reserves before crossing the finish line.)  What this meant for that athlete is that he could have pushed himself a little harder and performed even better.

Another example is someone I worked on at Lake Placid that same year that had a goal of finishing the race in under 12 hours.  During my evaluation I found that he had many restrictions of movement while running and swimming.   During the two days that I saw him I was able to completely release most of the adhesions that I found making running and swimming much easier for him.  He e-mailed me back with his official time of 11 hours 29 minutes and 30 seconds.  He beat his goal by over 1/2 hour, and was not completely exhausted at the end of the race as he had been in the past.

More and more people are turning to natural methods of healing.  Those who have used chiropractic care, especially with the addition of Active Release Techniques® have had remarkable recoveries when other methods have failed.  You don’t have to be an athlete to reap the benefits of ART, and especially when combined with chiropractic care.

I would like to hear your comments, good or bad about your experiences with chiropractic care and/or Active Release Techniques® or your questions regarding treatment with ART.

Are you ready for DNA targeted nutrition?

October 9, 2009

I just started recommending a nutrition program that is based on an individual’s DNA. According to scientific literature (University of California, Berkley) vitamins specifically formulated and targeted to a persons damaged genes can actually affect and correct gene expression.

Since your DNA (genes sequences) contol everything from the color of your hair and eyes to how tall you may become, it’s not hard to understand that the expression of your genes may affect how your body reacts to environmental stimuli, ie. staying healthy when exposed to toxins, germs, and other disease causing agents. If your genes are damaged as a result of exposure to environmental causes, or you inherited defective genes from your parents, your body is not going to work properly. This nutritional supplement targets the defective genes directly to correct the expression of those genes.

A simple cheek swab gathers your DNA. You (or your patient/client if you are a health professional) send it to the lab. The lab sends you (or your patient/client) a report of what genes are defective, and can formulate a supplement (there are over 500,000 unique formulations) that target those defective genes so they get what they need to express their true potential. We now have another tool for our tool belt to corner the market on wellness.

For those of you who are concerned about DNA privacy issues, elect to receive the report at home instead of your doctor’s office.

This has got to be one of the greatest discoveries in nutrition since the discovery of vitamins!

You do not have to be a health professional to promote, use, or sell this product.

Please visit my website at http://www.midmichiro.com , and select the ‘Nutrition” button on the left for more information.

I welcome your comments.

Wanted – Affiliates Interested in Promoting DNA Targeted Nutrition

October 9, 2009

If you have an interest in promoting wellness through nutrition, I’m looking for anyone interested in MLM with a product that is unique to the business of nutrition and has a potential for great growth and profit. Get in on this exciting new product that has a great starting track record.

You do not need to be a health professional to promote, sell, or use this product. Serious inquires only.

Nutrition Supplementation Based On Your DNA??

September 27, 2009

I have discovered a company that offers DNA targeted nutrition. For those of you who are interested in the best nutrition that technology has to offer then this is for you.

With the simple collection of DNA from a cheek swab, you are sent a detailed report of your predispositions for aging including cardiovascular, joint, lung and breast tissue health, immune health, brain and eye health, how well you detoxify pollutants as well as to discover what makes your skin age from oxidative damage, environmental stresses, irritation, collagen breakdown and photo-aging. After examining your DNA your personalized formula for nutritional supplements and skin repair serum with 100% active ingredients individually selected to enhance or diminish the biological processes causing you to age can be formulated.

This is the latest and best that science has to offer. It is known through research as described by medical researchers at the University of California Berkley, that once demaged or defective genes have been identified, using nutrition targeted for those genes, the genetic expression can be repaired. This is phenomenal news!

Watch this Fox News report of a medical doctor describing the this new discovery. (Sorry for the preceding comercial – it’s part of the Fox News article.) Copy and paste the (long) following URL into your browser:


For those of you who are scientifically minded, or just want to know more about the science behind this product (Life Map ME) you can get answers by going to this URL then selecting “Nutrition” on the left: http://www.midmichiro.com

To view the product’s frequently asked questions go to http://www.midmichiro.com, select the “Nutrition” button, then scroll down and look for the hyperlink (blue text) that says “FAQ”.

You can take advantage of this breakthrough in nutritional science by visiting my other website: http://mygenewize.com/drgraham

By visiting this website you can also discover how you can get your specialized formulation made just for you, free.

Let me know your thoughts on this.

For those in the St. Johns, Michigan area I present a trigger point workshop for those who wish to do therapy at home. The workshop last night was small in numbers, but high in content with a great questions and answers session afterwards. In the workshop they learned what trigger points are, what causes them, and how to reduce or eliminate them. The workshops are held every other Monday at 6:30 p.m. in my St. Johns, Michigan office. If you are interested in attending, drop me an e-mail at drgraham@midmichiro.com. Pizza and sub sandwiches are served following the workshop.

April 21, 2009