Community Spotlight

A Converstation with Dr. Sloves and Dr. Joachim

Posted: March 4, 2015
By: Natural Awakenings

You’ve been in practice in Norwalk for over 23 years. What do you think sets your practice apart?

We have been dedicated to continually enhancing our education to provide the best care possible for our patients. We provide treatment that really no other chiropractic office in CT provides.

Dr. Sloves, why is it so important that pregnant women have a chiropractic exam?

Our spine protects our spinal cord and when a spinal bone shifts out of normal alignment it may produce abnormal motion and damaging pressure on spinal nerves. This condition is known as vertebral subluxation and if present, it may interrupt the vital nerve flow within a woman’s body and to her baby. Chiropractic care diagnoses and corrects subluxations. Unfortunately, subluxations are an inherent part of pregnancy due to the hormonal and postural changes that occur in the spine and pelvis which affect the associated joints, nerves, muscles and connective tissue. Realignment of the spine and pelvis can be achieved through chiropractic care which focuses on gentle adjustments either with the doctor’s hands or with special adjusting instruments to remove the subluxations and allow the joins of the spine to function properly. Studies have shown that this approach helps alleviate the vast majority of common neuromusculoskeletal symptoms experience by pregnant women: low back pain and sciatica, headaches, neck, shoulder and arm pain or tingling, carpal tunnel syndrome, pubic pain or separation, and paint in the ribcage. Further studies have shown that chiropractic care reduces nausea and vomiting, decreases pain during labor and delivery, and reduces mean labor time. Other benefits include a reduced number of breach presentations, reduced cesarean sections rates, less labor intervention, and a quicker recovery. Post-Pregnancy, it is critical to have a chiropractic exam because post-partum changes occur rapidly in the mom’s body and it is important to make sure that as her weight and hormones changer her body maintains normal alignment. Likewise, a new host of issues commonly arise due to new stresses on her body such as breastfeeding, lifting and carrying a newborn, etc., which are easily helped with chiropractic care.

Dr. Joachim, allergy relief is a big part of your practice. How does your treatment of allergies differ from that of other doctors?

I see a large number of patients who suffer from food, environmental and chemical allergies or sensitivities. I use the BioSET Allergy Elimination Method, which is a complete healing system that detoxifies the body and desensitizes it to allergies. Our office differs from the typical medical examination and treatment for allergies because BioSET evaluates the function of the body and tests for allergies by using a computerized and non-invasive, painless process so even newborns and infants can be cared for. I can determine what is weakening the body, what nutritional or enzyme supplementation may be needed, what someone is allergic to and then help that patient permanently eliminate food, environmental, and chemical allergies and sensitivities as well as many other chronic health problems (eczema, migraines, sinusitis, and GI disorders such as reflux) – without the use of drugs or allergy shots. Since 2000 I have been utilizing BioSET with great success. My experience with it began when I was in search of a cure for eczema that was affecting Alana, a 15-month-old patient. This little girl is a beautiful redhead whose skin in the areas of her abdomen and diaper region was often so irritated from eczema that it was often redder than her hair, with the worst flare-ups happening when she ate strawberries and chocolate. After only five BioSET treatments on Alana, along with the addition of a digestive enzyme to her juice twice a day for one month, Alana’s eczema was gone. Alana is now 14 years old, has never had another spot of eczema on her body, and has never been limited in the foods she eats. I was especially thrilled because this little girl is my youngest daughter! This success with Alana inspired me to dedicate a large part of my chiropractic practice to helping other children and individuals benefit from the BioSET total health care system. Many of my patients have had severe eczema and life threatening food allergies that have been eliminated, and they are now enjoying their lives to their fullest potential.