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The simple act of deciding to be happier and focus on the positive will improve your health. Just as negative emotions can weaken the body's resistance level, positive emotions can give us strength, or at least allow our bodies to function normally. Therefore, the simple act of deciding to be happier and focus on the positive will improve your health. In fact, the phenomenon of your thoughts affecting your physical health is so strong that all medical studies have to be designed with it in mind. Researchers call this 'the placebo effect.'

Many people believe that the term 'placebo effect' means that the effect is only imagined - that it is not real. But this couldn't be further from the truth. Medical studies have to include a control group - people who receive placebos instead of the medicine being studied - because the simple act of people making the decision to take action to improve their health leads to measurable physical improvement in their condition. To determine the effects of a particular medicine, researchers have to measure the change in the group who underwent therapy and subtract out the amount of change seen in the placebo group. Otherwise, there is no way to know whether a particular treatment was beneficial or whether it was merely the change in attitude in the study subjects that made the difference. In many instances, the placebo effect turns out to be stronger than the treatment itself! The point is that if you want to have a healthy body you also have to have healthy thoughts and emotions. Just as it is important to avoid toxic chemicals, it is also necessary to avoid toxic thoughts to enjoy optimal health.

  • Relationship with Self

    Your relationship with your self is the most important relationship because as they say wherever you go there you are. Wellness begins with "being" well first and then is about "doing" things to be well. If you do not address who you are being than just doing things will not make you well. A simple way

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  • Positive Affirmations

    We function a lot like computers: Garbage in produces garbage out, while great stuff in produces great stuff out. We talk to ourselves far more than we talk to others. In fact, most experts agree that about 80 percent of all conversations we have are with ourselves. All too often, we talk to ourselves

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  • Relationships with Others

    Relationships are important for good emotional health. Numerous studies have shown that people who have close friends and intimate relationships are healthier, happier, and live longer. In fact, the simple act of petting a dog, holding a child, or seeing someone you love causes a decrease in stress hormones

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  • "Absolutely wonderful experience! I can't convey how easy Dr. Sterchi made my visit..I've always been nervous about going to see a chiropractor but have always wanted to...so glad I did and that I went to Sterchi chiropractic!! Thanks so much Dr. Sterchi :)"
    Tammmy P. - Yorkville, IL
  • "I injured my back in July of 2009. Because my back was not getting better on its own I went to physical therapy for six weeks about six months after the injury. At that time I had muscle pain and tightness in my mid and lower back. The PT did not seem to help so I just dealt with the pain and stiffness for another year. I finally decided to go to Sterchi Chiropractic for an evaluation. They found some arthritis and degeneration. Nothing too severe. I had Chiropractic Treatments, Massages, and was taught several core exercises. After 6 weeks of treatment there I feel up to about 90%. The exercises to strengthen core muscles are the key. I think that this approach was better than regular PT. Thank you Sterchi Chiropractic."
    David M.