Weight Loss

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

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New Patient Forms

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

(These forms are available as .pdf files to load and
print for your use)

Personal Injury Questionnaire

Case History

Dr. Rettner’s X-ray Request Form

Psychosomatic Symptoms & C.A.R.E.

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Chronic and unresponsive health problems often have emotional components
which manifest themselves in Chakra and Armor imbalances. C.A.R.E.
empowers you to take care of psychosomatic symptoms without talk therapy.
Chakras are spinning wheels of energy which are closely related to our
emotional state. Each chakra is associated with a different endocrine gland.
Armor is a muscle spasm due to an unexpressed emotion. Clearing out the
emotions related to these imbalances can result in an immediate release
which helps to restore a more healthful and harmonious state. For example,
release of armor in the psoas muscle has eliminated chronic lumbar subluxations that have plagued patients for years. Learn this valuable technique for healing chronic back pain and endocrine imbalances.

See the below video to learn more about C.A.R.E.:

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Premenstrual Syndrome

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

(These forms are available as .pdf files to load and
print for your use)

Menstrual Symptomology Questionnaire

Chinese Herbs for PMS

Supplements for PMS

Diet for PMS

3 Phases of Healing After Whiplash

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

The 3 Phases of Healing video clearly explains to patients why they need up to one year of chiropractic care after a car accident!

This video is based on recent well-documented research, and is presented in lay language so that patients, attorneys and insurance companies can easily understand the need for up to one year of chiropractic care after a car accident. Included is a clear explanation of how chiropractic adjustments produce:

• normal range of motion
• improved posture
• prevention of disc degeneration
• maximum healing with minimum scar tissue

The scientific rationale is also given why receiving no treatment at all may result in:

• chronic future pain
• disc degeneration
• a greater chance of re-injury
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C.A.R.E. Part II

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
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6 Safe and Natural Treatments for Asthma

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

It’s pretty scary when you’re coughing and wheezing and struggling to breathe. There’s a good chance you’ve heard that conventional medical treatments for asthma can increase your risk of heart disease, infection, weight gain and osteoporosis. But did you know that non-steroidal bronchodilators can double your risk of having a heart attack. I’d like to share with you some safe, natural treatments that can virtually eliminate your need for dangerous drugs.

1. The Mind-Body Connection: For many years it’s been known that there is a psychosomatic component to asthma. That doesn’t mean it’s all in your head, it means that one way of controlling strong emotions is to slow down your breathing and tighten up various muscles in your chest. Unfortunately this tightness can stay, weaken the immune system and can help bring on an asthma attack. When part of you wants to express emotion and another part of you wants to hold it back at the same time, it creates a tension chest and lungs. The conflict between these two powerful forces is called emotional armoring. For a year before I became a chiropractor I studied Reichian therapy. Dr. Wilhelm Reich used breathing and movement to release emotions. Since then, I’ve discovered that when you have emotional armoring in the lungs and chest, it can not only cause difficulty breathing but environmental allergies and asthma as well. I also developed a treatment called chakra or release of emotions or CARE which gently releases chronic emotional blockage in the lungs which can cause asthma and allergies to be chronic. Once the armor is released, you can breathe more freely, your heart will be more open and you’ll have much more energy. In addition to CARE, there are nutritional supplements for asthma that are very effective.

Diet and Nutritional supplements for asthma include: Vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, probiotics and the essential fatty acids in fish oil. Several studies have shown that increasing vitamin C intake may improve lung function in people with asthma and provide a protective effect against exercise-induced asthma. Avoid all commercial milk products. They are notorious for making asthma worse.

Studies have suggested that children with lower vitamin D levels were significantly more likely to have been hospitalized for asthma. Vitamin D has been linked to immune system and lung development in utero, and studies show that higher vitamin D intake by pregnant mothers reduces asthma risk by as much as 40 percent in children 3 to 5 years old.

Much like vitamin D, higher vitamin E in intake has also been associated a lower frequency of allergic sensitivity. When you come in, I can arrange for you to have your vitamin D levels checked at a local lab. If you get your levels to about 60 ng/ml, there’s a strong likelihood— especially if you combine it with exercise and balancing out your omega 3 and omega 6 fats that you will not experience the symptoms of asthma.

Healthy Intestinal Flora: Antibiotic use early in life has been linked to development of asthma. It is thought that antibiotics make one susceptible to development of asthma because they modify gut flora and thus the immune system. A very important test is the comprehensive stool specimen test. A DNA scan is done of your bowel movement. With this test, in addition to picking up bacterial infections, can determine which probiotics you’re low in and start supplementing them.

To review, come in to see if you have any emotional armoring in your lungs, thymus gland or in your brain. Get it cleared out as soon as possible and keep it cleared out. This often helps improve breathing immediately. Also, make arrangements to have your vitamin D and probiotic levels tested.

Chiropractic Adjustments: I can also check T3, the 3rd thoracic vertebra which houses the nerve supply to your lungs.

Allergy Testing: Attacks can be prevented by avoiding triggering factors such as allergens. Continuous exposure to airborne or food allergies can cause inflammation of the lungs and a weakening of the immune system. Build your immune system by coming in and having your allergies tested. Correcting the root cause of the asthma and allergies will help alleviate this problem tremendously.

Exercise: Get regular exercise (especially out in the fresh air) if you’re an asthmatic. Research has also shown that asthmatics who exercise tend to show improvement in maximum ventilation, oxygen uptake and heart function.

C.A.R.E. Part III

Monday, August 23rd, 2010
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Bach Flower Remedies

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

The following video is of a TV interview with Dr. Rettner about Bach flower remedies:
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Psychosomatic Symptoms (they’re not all in your head)

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Depression: Recognizing the Physical Symptoms

Many people with depression suffer from chronic pain or other physical symptoms. These include:Headaches, Back pain, Muscle aches and joint pain and Chest pain. Depression can make any kind of chronic pain worse. Depression can also cause Digestive problems. You might have diarrhea or become chronically constipated. If you’re depressed you might feel Exhausted and have chronic fatigue. No matter how much you sleep, you may still feel tired or worn out. Getting out of the bed in the morning may seem very hard, even impossible. You might also be having Sleeping problems. Many people with depression can’t sleep well anymore. They wake up too early or can’t fall asleep when they go to bed. Others sleep much more than normal.You can also have a Change in appetite or weight. Some people with depression lose their appetite and lose weight. Others find they crave certain foods — like carbohydrates — and weigh more.

If you are suffering from depression or other psychosomatic symptoms please call me for a free consultation at 510-558-0164 or e-mail me at drrettner@sbcglobal.net I would love a chance to relieve your symptoms and help you to achieve a happier, healthier life style. Thank you.