The Quest for a Healthier Family: Deodorant

Yes, we are devoting an entire blog post to the stuff you put under your arm pits! Several years ago Dr. Andrew came home from chiropractic school and decided we needed to throw away all of our deodorant and replace it with healthier options. I couldn't understand what was wrong with my Dove deodorant! I smelled good, so it must be working. So my sweet husband explained to me that my Dove … [Read more...]

Summer Physical Special!

Is your child in need of a physical for summer camp? Perhaps you missed end of the year physicals for fall sports or school entrance? Now is the perfect time to take advantage of Valley Family Wellness & Chiropractic's Summer Special on physicals! From now through the end of August, physicals are just $20! We will just need you to bring your camp/school/sports physical form with you to your … [Read more...]

Common Childhood Ailments: Ear Infections – Part 2, A Word on Burst Eardrums and Tubes

When fluid builds up in the ear and puts too much pressure on the eardrum, it is not uncommon for a child’s eardrum (or adult’s for that matter) to burst.  This typically is preceded by a large amount of pain and followed by instant relief.  When the eardrum bursts there is typically fluid that drains out of the ear. This fluid may contain some blood, but that is completely normal.  When an … [Read more...]

Common Childhood Ailments: Ear Infections – Part 1

Continuing with topics on common childhood ailments, let’s now talk about ear infections.   Ear infections are one of the most common reasons I see children in my office. Many of the kids that come in have had several ear infections, been on several different antibiotics, and cannot seem to stop the cycle.  Hopefully, if you are reading this, this does not sound like your situation. But, if it … [Read more...]

Common Childhood Ailments: Fevers

I have had a lot of questions lately on some pretty common childhood health issues. Over the next few weeks I would like to share some of those issues with you and more natural approaches on how to handle them.  The first topic that I will discuss is fever. First let’s talk about what a fever is and why it occurs.  A fever is your body’s natural response to a foreign invader (i.e. bad bacteria … [Read more...]

Chiropractic Benefits During Pregnancy

Did you know that Dr. Andrew is board-eligible for his certification from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and certified in Webster Technique, a chiropractic technique targeted specifically for expectant mothers? In addition to caring for well over a hundred women during their pregnancies, he also adjusted his wife  regularly throughout her first pregnancy with their son Luke … [Read more...]

Our Chiropractic Office is Expanding!

  Dr. Andrew, Nicole, and Luke are so excited to announce that the Valley Family Wellness & Chiropractic office in Staunton will be expanding by one new member at the end of October! Our office is committed to family care, and we are excited to share our pregnancy and birth with you all in the same way that you choose to share yours with us! … [Read more...]

Baltic Amber Necklace Giveaway

  We are always looking to bring you all tried and true natural living options that we've used in our own family (in addition to chiropractic care, of course!), which is why Valley Family Wellness & Chiropractic is now carrying baltic amber necklaces for both adults and children. We originally started using one for our son when he began teething, and after we saw the relief it … [Read more...]

Megan’s Real Food Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

We have had the opportunity to serve some pretty fantastic families in the  short time we've been open! This past weekend, one of those families made a delicious treat for us that we shared via our Facebook page, and we have had many inquires for the recipe! As awesome chiropractic patients go, Megan happily shared the recipe with us so that we could share it with you all! Enjoy (and if you love … [Read more...]

Wellness Care: Boost Your Immune System

This is right around the time of year that colds and the flu hit us pretty hard.  To help prevent and shorten any illnesses that may come your way here are some simple and natural immune boosting recommendations. Diet Your diet gives you the basic building blocks that your body uses to function, so feed it right and it will function better. Lots of fruits and veggies, nuts and seeds, a little … [Read more...]