Richard C. Gerardo

D.C., C.S.C.P., D.A.C.B.N.

Chiropractic - TMJ Therapy

Burbank

(818) 567-0866

Thousand Oaks

(805) 409-3160

Creating Serenity Most of us race from task to task, landing home in the evenings having forgotten, many times, to take time to enjoy our day. This way of being can become a habit that numbs us to the joy of life. Living for the weekends isn’t really living, and even if we schedule a […]

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Natural Skin Care Brightly colored packages, convincing advertisements, celebrity endorsements and product placement can make it seem like we all should be using Brand A, B, or C shampoo, aftershave or lipstick. Apart from the question, “do I really need this product at all?”, it’s prudent to consider the number of chemicals and unnatural compounds we’re […]

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Breastfeeding Difficulties? Many mothers experience difficulties breastfeeding their infants. Why? The act of breastfeeding is a complex one involving the coordination of multiple muscle movements and structural factors, in addition to positioning and nutritional considerations. Is your baby experiencing difficulties latching on, disinterest in breastfeeding or feeding constantly but unable to get enough milk? Frustrated […]

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How These Pro-Aging Habits Chip Away at Youthful Mojo Do you, like many Americans, engage in chronic tooth clenching and/or grinding? If so, the stress levels in your life are too high and causing deleterious health effects. Period. Why does everyone now seem to use night guards? Two decades ago that wasn’t true. The presence and intensity […]

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Is Stress Inevitable or a Choice? Stress Management Tips The other day I saw a coffee cup that read: “Stress is Caused by Giving a F@%&”. That’s one take, but I’ve got a different one: Stress is the result of holding expectations that are out of alignment with reality. What happens when you expect your […]

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6 Tips for Avoiding Weight Gain During the Holidays In the thick of the holiday season, with office parties, neighborhood get-togethers and family celebrations, food is often the star of the show. With tempting deserts on every tabletop and the hustle and bustle of the season, how is one to navigate all of this goodness […]

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Teeth Grinding – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment Do you clench or grind your teeth at night? Many do. Left untreated, teeth grinding may lead to jaw disorders, headaches, damaged teeth and other issues. Otherwise known as bruxism, teeth grinding is often related to pain or instability in the musculoskeletal system. System imbalance can lead to a constant […]

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  Introduction to Orthotropic Remediation and the Importance of Nasal Breathing If traditional headgear often results in serious and unwanted side-effects, is there a better approach? For the answer, we went to Dr. John Mew, eminent English orthodontist, whose outside-of-the-box thinking has brought relief to countless patients. Per Dr. Mew, all traditional orthodontic-based dental appliances will […]

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  Growth Pattern Distortions Related to Orthodontic Headgear Placement. “Headgear” is a familiar term in traditional orthodontics. The oft-dreaded phrase conjures up an image of a child’s face in straps wrapping around the head and attaching to a metal bar, terminating in braces and a mouth-piece. Simply put, traditional orthodontics is structured on the premise that there are too many teeth […]

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  Both conventional health care and alternative/holistic medicine diagnose and treat symptoms. But there are some important differences. Conventional Health Care: The Bottom Line Due to the current climate of insurance policy and health care regulations, rather than taking the time to correctly diagnose a patient and create an appropriate treatment plan, many health care […]

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