Flu Preventive

Do you get a flu shot? Do you want another way?

Instead of getting a flu shot and putting horrible chemicals in your body,

I copied this from a fluzone insert dated May 2015 . What are the ingredients in Fluzone vaccine? Fluzone vaccine contains 3 killed flu virus strains. Inactive ingredients include formaldehyde, octylphenol  ethoxylate, and gelatin. The preservative thimerosal is only in the multi-dose vial of Fluzone vaccine.

How about boosting your immune system naturally

-Get regular adjustments to get rid of subluxations along your spine, if your body is functioning properly then there is less chance of your getting sick

-Make sure you are getting enough sleep and managing your stress

-There are some important  vitamins and minerals that you should be getting,  while you can get some of them in a  multi-vitamin it is so much better to get them from whole foods

Vitamin C helps with the growth and repair of tissue

Vitamin E helps with the formation of red blood cells

Vitamin D help absorbs calcium

Fiber helps with digestive health

Vitamin A- helps with healthy skin, eye sight ,  growth and reproduction

Garlic and ginger are also important in the fight against the flu. Use them in your everyday cooking. Cut our refined sugars and processed foods

 And if you do get a cold or flu

Warm water, lemon and honey helps loosen congestion

Plenty of rest



#flu #monaghan #cavan

Text Neck

Text Neck

While the use and technology of our mobile devices seems to be increasing so does our poor posture. Looking at our mobiles and tablets encourages us to stoop our heads, roll our shoulders  forward and maintain an unnatural prolonged bend position.

Symptoms associated with text neck


Neck Pain

Upper Back pain

Shoulder pain

Change in the curvature of the spine









Everyone should get their spine checked

We had a great time in Monaghan Shopping Centre on Saturdat doing free spinal checks on the people of Monaghan. We came across so many people that need chiropractic care.

I was particularly happy to check a little 4 year old girl. I found a subluxation at C1 and discovered she has been having ear infections since birth and more recently headaches.

But now with proper chiropractic care we can work to get her nervous system working properly and get rid of her ear infections and headaches.

This is why it is so important for everyone to get their nervous system checked.

#inhealthchiropractic #cavan #monaghan #ireland


You can’t sleep, your energy levels are low and you’re finding it harder to make it through your day. Your doctor insists there’s nothing wrong but you still feel like something’s weighing you down. Maybe it’s time to call yourChiropractor.

Chiropractors understand how daily stress can weigh down your nerve system like a ball and chain. Repetitive physical, chemical and emotional stress can subtly cause misalignments in your spine calledSubluxations. The resulting pressure on your nerve system from uncorrected Subluxations can lead to symptoms of fatigue, restlessness and mental fog. The solution – get adjusted! Unlocking your spine with regular Chiropractic care can restore your lost energy, vitality and alertness.

You don’t have to be a prisoner to stress. If you’re feeling sluggish, weak and bogged down from the challenges of life – FREE YOUR SPINE and the rest will follow. Break the chains of Subluxations with regular Chiropractic care and reach your potential today.

#subluxation #chiropractic #ireland

Shared from http://www.optimalchiro.ie/subluxation-and-chain/


Pregnancy- In Health Chiropractic


As many new mothers can attest, the muscle strains of pregnancy are very real and can be more than just a nuisance. The increased stress placed on the body by the baby, may result in severe discomfort. Studies have found that about half of all expectant mothers will develop low-back pain at some point during their pregnancies. This is especially true during late pregnancy, when the baby’s head presses down on a woman’s back, legs, and buttocks, irritating her sciatic nerve. And for those who already suffer from low-back pain, the problem can become even worse.

During pregnancy, a woman’s center of gravity almost immediately begins to shift forward to the front of her pelvis. Although a woman’s sacrum-or posterior section of the pelvis-has enough depth to enable her to carry a baby, the displaced weight still increases the stress on her joints. As the baby grows in size, the woman’s weight is projected even farther forward, and the curvature of her lower back is increased, placing extra stress on the spinal disks. In compensation, the normal curvature of the upper spine increases, as well.

While these changes sound dramatic, pregnancy hormones help loosen the ligaments attached to the pelvic bones. But even these natural changes designed to accommodate the growing baby can result in postural imbalances, making pregnant women prone to having awkward trips and falls.


How Can Chiropractic Help?
Before you become pregnant, your doctor of chiropractic can detect any imbalances in the pelvis or elsewhere in your body that could contribute to pregnancy discomfort or possible neuromusculoskeletal problems after childbirth.

Many pregnant women have found that chiropractic adjustments provide relief from the increased low-back pain brought on by pregnancy. Chiropractic manipulation is safe for the pregnant woman and her baby and can be especially attractive to those who are trying to avoid medications in treating their back pain. Doctors of chiropractic can also offer nutrition, ergonomic, and exercise advice to help a woman enjoy a healthy pregnancy.

Chiropractic care can also help after childbirth. In the eight weeks following labor and delivery, the ligaments that loosened during pregnancy begin to tighten up again. Ideally, joint problems brought on during pregnancy from improper lifting or reaching should be treated before the ligaments return to their pre-pregnancy state-to prevent muscle tension, headaches, rib discomfort, and shoulder problems.
Want to know if chiropractic can help during and after your pregnancy? Call In Health Chiropractic Monaghan and Cavan, Ireland (047) 84967 or  (049)4373907

Breathing done right

Breathing exercises are a must when trying to achieve healthy mental health You need to establish a consistent breathing pattern. The major muscle involved in proper breathing is the diaphragm. In order to inhale, the diaphragm tightens and flattens. To exhale, the diaphragm must relax and be raised       upward compressing the air in the chest and allowing the air to be expired. The chest and shoulders should stay relaxed throughout the breathing cycle.

We recommend starting by lying down and using a book, but when you become use to the technique you can do it anywhere and you will not need the visual aid of the book.

Lie down on your back in a comfortable position. Place a book on your stomach near your bellybutton. As you inhale through your nose allow your stomach to push against the weight of the book. The book should lift with the inhalation. As you exhale through your nose, allow the pressure of the book to push your stomach in. Continue to exhale and let your stomach fall until you exhale all the air. Allow the air to flow evenly and slowly. Be sure you observe the book     sinking and your stomach decreasing during exhalation.

Exercise duration: 10 minutes

Breathes you should be taking per minute: 6

Breath in for 4 seconds

Hold for 1 second

Breathe in for 4 seconds

Hold for 1 second

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In Health Chiropractic- Constipation

Constipation! A topic that most people don’t want to talk about. You can suffer from constipation at any age. Nerve irritation at the L2, L4 and L5 levels of your spine can cause constipation.
You should be going at least once a day. If you are not call In Health
Chiropractic Monaghan and Cavan, Ireland (047)84967 or (049)4373907

Don’t suffer in silence


Does your child have good posture?

We all know the importance of good posture. Poor posture can lead to weak stomach muscles and rounded shoulders. Poor posture can increase your changes of discomfort and injury. Posture can affect the effectiveness of  your vital organs.

September 1-12,2014 In Health Chiropractic is doing free posture and school bag checks for all children. Make sure they bring their school bag. We will weigh them and Dr. Markey will show the kids the correct way to wear them and then he will do a free posture check

In Health Chiropractic Monaghan (047)84967 or Cavan (049)4373907

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Colic-In Health Chiropractic

I just read a post which was titled “An open letter to that lady with the screaming baby”.

I’m watching you walk back and forth with that baby in your arms. You wear a path like a dog on a chain. You just laughed at the joke someone in your party told, but you laughed too late, and I can tell you didn’t get it. I’m guessing you haven’t slept more than twelve hours in the past six weeks. It’s all I can do not to run over to you and shower you with my hard-earned wisdom, but I control myself because I remember what it was like to be a new mom.

When I was a new mom, there seemed to be no boundary between strangers and me. They swarmed me with advice and admonishments. As a rule, their comments made me feel like I was a danger to my child.

One day a woman marched over to me in Bloomingdales to declare, not say, but declare as if it were an irrefutable fact of the universe, “That baby is going to die of suffocation in that sweater.” I nearly cried. Did she have any idea how long it took the two of us to get out of the house that morning? Did she not know that just the day before another well-meaning woman had told me my sweaterless child was going to freeze to death?

So I don’t approach you, New Mom. I’d rather leave you alone and just hope that you pick up this article during a midnight feeding, just after having jotted down “15 minutes on left” and switching sides. I want you to know that you have not been Punk’d. This moment that you find yourself in with this six-week-old baby is not what motherhood is going to be. Swaying from side to side, trying to follow an adult conversation about things you no longer feel a part of, is not the culmination of that big wedding and festive baby shower. This is just a moment.

I also want you to know that your baby has colic. People might be telling you he’s a little fussy or that he takes after his cranky Uncle Al. Or they wonder if you eat too much dairy while nursing, or not enough. They’ll tell you he’s screaming because you don’t let him sleep on his stomach or because you had an epidural during delivery. You’re secretly afraid that he’s defective in some way. I tell you it’s colic, and I’m guessing you have another six weeks left. After consulting many doctors, I have determined that colic is loosely defined as: There’s nothing at all wrong with you or your baby, but he’s gonna scream for the longest three months of your life.

And if there was an audio component to that definition, it would surely be the sound of your baby crying. Your baby’s cry is not a regular “I’m hungry” or “I’m tired” or “You just scraped my back with your bracelet” cry. It’s a screech as loud, jarring, and rhythmic as a car alarm. Except car alarms have an auto shut-off function that kicks in after 10 minutes. This scream evokes sympathy so deep in me that I want to run over to you and cover your ears.

You just caught my eye. You think I’m staring at you because of the screaming baby. I want you to know that the screaming doesn’t bother me a bit. It’s not my car alarm. What bothers me is that I have seen you try to sit down to eat three times tonight. And every time you try to pass that baby off to a friend and make contact with the picnic bench, the impact activates the car alarm. That baby does not want you to eat or sit. I want you to know that you are going to sustain your own life by snacking while swaying and standing for another two months. And then it’ll be okay.

When the women gather and tell you how beautiful your baby is, how lucky you are and how this is the happiest, most precious time of your life, I want you to know they are out of their minds. They have grown children who are drinking and dating and talking back. They don’t remember what it was like to sleep for only 90 minutes at a time and to have scabby nipples. You are not the first person to think maybe this whole motherhood thing wasn’t such a good idea. You are not the first person to fantasize about maybe being hospitalized with some minor ailment for three days so that you can sleep.

You probably have a few friends who’ve just had babies, too. And you probably have a friend whose baby slept through the night the minute he came home from the hospital and feeds on an every-three-hour or whenever-it’s-convenient-for-Mom schedule. And you probably hate that friend and her lazy baby. I want you to know that I was that friend. My friend Eileen and I had babies at the same time; mine was the sleeping and smiling sort and hers was the car alarm on a Maserati. She did not sleep for the first six months of his life. Obviously the better mother, I liked to offer suggestions: “Have you tried rocking him?”

I also want you to know that life is fair and that my second child was hell-on-wheels colicky. And that he almost never screams now. I want to march him over to you in his full 11-year-old glory and say, “Look!” I’d make him show you how he can dribble with both hands or how he can calculate the per-glass cost of a bottle of wine. (Have you ever tried to divide by 4 ½ ?) He has a strong sense of how to solve his own problems and a heroic pain tolerance. Skills learned during infancy? Maybe. I want you to know that he now wakes up on a Sunday morning and grabs a granola bar, letting me sleep until I’m good and ready to face the day.

Most importantly, I want you to know that if you have any money at all – money you’ve been saving for a vacation, retirement, or a medical procedure – hire help. Indulge in the pure luxury of a nap. Don’t sneak the nap. Instead, shower and put your pajamas on in the middle of the day. If money is not here to help us repurchase a bit of lost sanity, I don’t know what it’s for. And when you wake up, take that screamer back in your arms. He won’t have forgotten you.

And I’m sorry for reading your mind, but I can see the question you really want answered. No, you will never have your life back the way it was before. Never. Nor will you want it back. Just hang in there.

I thought it was a humorous take on a very important subject. What I wanted to add is that you do not have to just let your child grow out of it. I have seen these mums come into our office and there baby has not stopped crying. Colic is very real. Chiropractic can help.

#thepowerthatmakesthebodycanhealthebody,#powerofchiropractic #health #chiropractic #inhealthchiropractic #pascalmarkey  #wellness #wellbeing  #colic #reflux #babies #infants #crying #subluxation #monaghan #cavan #ireland