Natural Health & Chiropractic, owned by Dr. Brian Schroeder, is a clinic committed to maximizing your energy and vitality and relieving your pain and discomfort using the true principles of chiropractic care and complimentary natural modalities.
We have been serving Thunder Bay and area residents since 1993.
With services that encompass the full spectrum of health, we are here to serve your natural health needs.
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With many years of specialized training and experience under his belt, Dr. Brian Schroeder has treated many patients with conditions ranging from whiplash to scoliosis to herniated discs to sciatica. He has had stunning success with these conditions and many others. Patients seeking treatment at Natural Health & Chiropractic are assured of receiving only the finest quality care, because we all have a genuine concern for your well-being.
We are conveniently located at 817 Victoria Avenue East, across from Centennial Square.
WELCOME Meghan Aylward HBA, RYT 500, Reiki Master
JOIN Meghan in a Yoga class, a Meditation session or a Reiki session.
Yoga Therapy Sessions will be coming in May 2020!
A great big “THANK YOU” to everyone who voted for
Dr. Brian Schroeder
“Reader’s Choice Favorite Chiropractor “:
“Chronicle Journal “2021 WINNER”
“Chronicle Journal “2020 FINALIST”
“Chronicle Journal “2019 WINNER”
Dr. Brian Schroeder and staff of Natural Health and Chiropractic would like to give a great big thank you to everyone who voted for us!!! Your support is tremendously appreciated. Without you we wouldn’t be where we are today! Stop by and check out all the services we have to offer including our new YOGA classes with semi-private or lunch time refresher classes available. Give us a call at 622-HEAL (4325) or visit our website at naturalhealthandchiropractic.com to view all we have to offer. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT AND TAKING THE TIME TO VOTE!!!
Health Tip of the Day :
“A NASA scientist discovered that metabolism can be increased significantly (in some cases enough to double weight loss) with exposure to cold water. Metabolism is forced to speed up to maintain body temperature when exposed to cold. For those of us that cringe at the thought, experts in Cold Water Therapy suggest it is best to start slowly to avoid shocking the system. Begin with a regular shower, then at the end transition to cold water. If too unbearable, start with hands, feet and face and work up, or try drinking cold water. Build “cold” stamina slowly. Ice packs on the upper chest or back stimulate brown fat cells to increase metabolism. Other positive side effects of Cold Water Therapy include increased immune system function, improved cardiovascular function, and inflammation/pain relief. If you are brave enough, take the plunge to maximize health!”
WE NEED YOUR HELP ON SCOPE ENCHANCEMENT
Red tape is a pain in the back. Simple changes can allow chiropractors to order lab tests and advanced imaging for their patients who need them.
Ontarians deserve a faster, better, more efficient process rather than making multiple trips to their family doctor to get the tests they need for their chiropractic care. Chiropractors are qualified to interpret diagnostic tests, but aren’t allowed to order most of them for their patients.
Let’s give chiropractors the diagnostic tools they need to help their patients get faster care, and cut unnecessary red tape.
We are excited to announce the launch of new advocacy campaign: Red Tape is a Pain in the Back.
We need your help to ask our provincial government to allow chiropractors to order lab tests and advanced imaging for patient who need them.
Here is how you can help:
Visit redtaperelief.ca: with one click send the letter of support to Ontario government and your local MPP.
- Spread the word on social media using the hashtag #redtaperelief.
- Help share messages on Twitter with Retweets and like our #redtaperelief posts on Instagram and Facebook.
In September of 2017, the then Minister of Health and Long-Term Care formally directed ministry officials to work with us and the CCO on new regulations to grant chiropractors the authority to order select lab tests and diagnostic ultrasound.
The recent Ontario budget references a short list of health professionals whose scopes may be expanded. Chiropractors were not mentioned specifically. It is therefore not guaranteed that our profession will be included in this first round of scope expansions.
Lets’ all work together to help Ontarians and decision makers understand how scope enhancement can make life better for patients and improve our health care system. Thank you for your support – lets cut red tape together!!
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BRAIN!!
Thousands of people of all ages across the world were asked whether they would rather suffer from a back problem or a brain problem. Every single individual responded that they would choose to suffer from a back related issue. People tend to assume that even severe back problems present less of a health challenge than brain problems because the brain regulates so many aspects of life and health. People too often misunderstand that the truth of the circumstance unites the organs. The brain and spine combine to form the nervous system and the nervous system regulates the health of the body. Research shows that a back problem is a brain problem. Chiropractic care improves the brain and the health of the entire body through specific adjustments to the spine.
Millions of Chiropractic patients all over the world experience life and health-transforming benefits from Chiropractic care. Over 120 years have witnessed patience experience improved sleep, energy, digestion, breathing, reproduction, immunity, and heart function through the optimization of the nervous system. Frequent and regular chiropractic adjustments improve health for adults, babies and children from the day of their birth.
The scientific research and medical communities originally stood in general opposition to crediting Chiropractic with non-spine related health improvements. These groups often cited a lack of scientific validation over the course of the decades that followed the development of Chiropractic care. Some medical doctors went so far as to slander Chiropractic in hopes of discrediting a profession determined to help people without the use of drugs and harmful surgeries. A wealth of science and research now exists explaining exactly how a Chiropractic adjustment authentically achieve significant benefits for people experiencing non-spine related health conditions. The spine directly impacts brain function.
Four specific research articles done over the last decade prove that the largest benefit of a Chiropractic adjustment happens in the brain. An intimate relationship exists between the spine, brain, and autonomic nervous system. The first Chiropractic adjustment took place in Iowa in 1895 and restored a man’s hearing. Mahatma Gandhi began receiving multiple adjustments every week for three months after experiencing problems related to high blood pressure. Gandhi’s blood pressure issues subsided as did the Spanish influenza threat to thousands of people who pursued adjustments during the epidemic of 1918 that claimed the lives of nearly five percent of the world’s population. These brief examples represent a small sampling of people who achieved health benefit through brain and autonomic changes credited to Chiropractic adjustments.
The research continues to build. Chiropractic adjustments improve brain function and benefit almost every aspect of human performance. All humans deserve access to Chiropractic care. Proper education and continually updated research will overcome the notion that Chiropractic only addresses back and neck pain. Chiropractors locate and correct small and subtle misalignments in the spine called subluxations. Subluxations always alter brain and autonomic nervous system function. Subluxations do not always cause pain despite a massive detriment to health similar to arteries that gradually clog without warning. All adults and babies benefit from regular spinal examinations. Chiropractors improve brain and body health by improving spinal health through the Chiropractic adjustment. A healthy spine walks hand in hand with a healthy brain, and in the end, optimal health is all about the brain.