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Is Dr. Robyn Leaving DeSautel Chiropractic?

EXCITING NEWS #1:
Annual Patient Appreciation Party!
Thursday August 31st
from 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Mark your calendar and stop in for our annual Patient Appreciation Day… where we offer the infamous once-a-year free adjustments for existing patients, plus $15 exams + X-rays for any friends and family you recommend to us as new patients—along with some light refreshments, and a chance to celebrate the rest of our exciting news… including:

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EXCITING NEWS #2:
I Got Married!

It all began earlier this year: while attending a chiropractic seminar in Chicago, I ran into an old and very dear friend from college. One thing led to another, and after months of long-distance courtship, we got married! Yippee! (and, no, I’m not pregnant..lol). However, he does have two girls age 14 and 11 (mine are 9 and 11). So I get the opportunity to be the UN-stereotypical step-mom. Good thing I meditate a lot…

Last but not least…

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EXCITING NEWS #3:

Dr. Stefanie is buying DeSautel Chiropractic and Massage!

Effective September 1st of this year, our very own Dr. Stefanie is going to be taking over my practice. She’s an excellent doctor (having practiced for 16 years), she’s been my wonderful, trusted associate chiropractor here at DeSautel for 4 years, and most of all, she has a huge heart, which you all know means the world to me.

Plus she has extra training in disc injuries, decompression, and laser, and knows a lot about a wide range of health issues—from sports injuries, to exercise and nutrition.

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Now that Dr. Stefanie’s two girls (pictured above) are age 18 and 21, she’s ready to devote herself to boosting your energy, reducing your stress, and eliminating your pain. If you haven’t worked with her yet, you are in for a real treat and great care. It’s a rare person that cares about people as much as Dr. Stefanie!!

As much as I will be sad to leave everyone, at least I know you will be in good hands. But why, you might ask, am I leaving DeSautel?

It all comes down to love.

My new husband, Dr. Blaine Kingsbury, lives in Kansas City. Meanwhile I grew up in the Midwest, and have tons of family and friends still living there. So I’ve decided to move to Kansas City to share my life and even share a practice with my husband, who is also a chiropractor.

Kansas City is not Seattle, and my practice, my staff, and my patients (who I love) are not going to be there, so it was not an easy decision. But my mom is moving with us (thank God), my brother will be only 5 hours away, and my best friend from high school will be only 2 hours away.

Alas, the heart wins out… (not to mention the thought of no traffic)… lol.

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I can’t thank you enough for being my patients and sharing in the wonderful life I’ve had here for so long. I know I could never have survived and thrived for 23 years here in West Seattle without the love and help of my amazing patients.

Huge thanks also go to my awesome staff—Sophea, Amy, Nona and Traci, not to mention Shaunne, Andrea and Kris our amazing massage / acupuncture therapists—all of them are staying on under Dr. Stefanie. I am very confident that this amazing team, lead by Dr. Stefanie, will continue to take good care of you and your family.

Please mark your calendar to stop by on Thursday August 31 to say goodbye and hello, get a free adjustment, share our super special exam/x-ray deal with your friends and family members, and enjoy some refreshments!!

And if you’re ever in the Kansas City area, I will be practicing in Overland Park as Dr. Robyn Kingsbury, so please look me up!

Love and Blessings,

Dr. Robyn


Breathing Freer Through Pollen Season

By: Kris Shaw-Acupuncture Allergy Specialist and Massage Therapist

http://www.Seattleallergynaturalsolutions.com 206-370-2600 or 206 -932-3718

This time of year, the grass & juniper pollens are at an all time high, circulating in our environment. So is that fluffy white stuff from the cotton wood trees. Those white fluffy balls are floating in the air or collecting in many nooks & crannies around homes & on the roads and sidewalks, reminding us of winter snow fall but its June.

“My seasonal allergies are driving me crazy!!! Is there anything I can do?” is an all too common frustration that I hear in the summer months. Actually there are many things you can do to breathe more freely and have some quality of life during the hay days of pollen production. The warmth of the summer heat stimulates a full orchestra of pollens, stepping up their dissemination. For some of you readers, you have more of a hereditary predisposition to sinus, allergy & asthma challenges when the pollen count is too high.

Histamines serve a healthy purpose in the body, as part of the immune system’s defenses. And when they are too liberally distributed through out your lungs, sinuses & eyes, they can inflame & congest your breathing passages. If you are feeling all stuffed, TAKE NOTE: There are some natural allergy treatment solutions as an alternative to taking suppressive allergy medications that must be taken every few hours.

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So What Healthy Options Are Available to help you to Breathe More Comfortably?

Allergy desensitizing treatments know as NAET address the underlying core issues of seasonal pollen reactions, reprogramming the body/mind that has misinterpret pollen, cat dander or common foods to be an intruder to the body’s defense systems. Allergy desensitizing treatments reset programs in the mind, reaccelerating long standing allergens to become friend, not foe….. In other words, to reclaim them as normal substances in the body. NAET treatments are offered by a seasoned allergy acupuncturist in West Seattle & are often covered by most of the older insurance plans. They are available to both adults & children and keep pollen reactivity at bay for years. Is that really possible? Discover the NAET healing method that’s been around for 35 years at http://www.SeattlAllergyNaturalSolutions.com . Check out the resource section.

What really works when you are in a crisis mode with an allergy induced asthma or a sinus flare up?
1. Quercetin & Nettle are well researched bioflavonoids that reduce histamine reactions, by stabilizing the mast cells, that pumps out the excess histamines. This supplement is great for symptomatic relief, as long as they are taken throughout the day & night to keep the histamine reducing properties in your blood stream. You’ll find several formulas with quercetin & nettle combo in your local health food stores. D- Hist is my favorite of the quercetin & nettle herbal blends.

2. Nasal Flushing with salt & baking soda solution. Many of you with chronic sinus challenges are familiar with daily nasal douching to gently flush pollens out of your nasal passages. Flushing with water thins out accumulated mucus that otherwise holds on to delicate sinuses. Clogged nasal cavities serve as a breeding ground for respiratory viruses & bacteria. NASOPURE, created by Dr Hana is the most user friendly nasal flushing system that children & adults can use. There is an amusing UTube video with two young children supporting each other with their nasal rinsing without any discomfort. Using either golden seal or the glycerin form of echinachea are both antimicrobial herbs to add to the nasal flushing fluids.

3. Vitamin C Deficiency: If you’re challenges with pollen sensitivity, it would be worth your time with being muscle tested, to see if you are absorbing vitamin C efficiently. In my clinical practice with the NAET, I’ve noticed that 90 % of my patients with acute & chronic seasonal allergy reactions & other allergen inhalants such as cat dander, mold & dust to be challenged with Vitamin C assimilation. Vitamin C is essential to a healthy immune system & adrenal support. More efficient assimilation of Vitamin C is one of the first treatments that I do to aid the body/mind to reacclimate to Vitamin C as one of the building blocks in the immune system, when addressing seasonal allergy sufferers.

Ready to solve your allergy problems? Call DeSautel Chiropractic at (206) 932-3718 or Kris Shaw at (206) 370-2600 to schedule a consult! (Make sure you specify that the appointment is for allergies.)


Innate Intelligence: Back to Basics

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Chiropractic adjustments take pressure off nerves distributed to the rest of the body via the spinal chord. These nerves send millions of signals throughout the body every day, awake or asleep, coordinating muscle movements, triggering chemical reactions, and instructing organs so they function properly. With pressure on the nerves, comes muffled messages from the brain and spinal chord, limiting full nerve function.

The sole purpose of Chiropractic is to return nerve activity to its full potential, bringing back smarter and more efficient innate intelligence.

It’s the education we never talk about, the inborn intelligence that guides every chemical reaction in the body and works to fight off bacteria and viruses and filter toxins ( among dozens of other important functions). Simple actions such as walking, blinking and sneezing are all things that our innate intelligence does for us. The goal of chiropractic is to enable and amplify innate intelligence so that the body can heal its ailments more efficiently.