Our Abundance. A Country With No Chiropractic.

November 24, 2017

Recognize Abundance In Your Life. Take Advantage Of Opportunities Around You. It Can Always Get Better! Dr. Lou Jacobs (207)774-6251

Be Thankful For Your Abundance America. For the past 3 weeks I have been working and living in a country of over 20 million people, that but for myself and another part time chiropractor, chiropractors don’t exist. They don’t exist here for many reasons. The first being that there is an abundance of untrained people calling themselves chiropractors with no laws to protect the people from their false advertising. Or to protect trained chiropractors from the imposters. With untrained people performing non-specific joint manipulations in the absence of highly specific adjustments designed to improve nerve communication and reduce subluxation, the risk for injury and damage is high. There is a growing, but not fully developed, non-pharmaceutical healthcare system here. Alternative- non medicated- medicine. Eastern Europe feels very safe, inexpensive and beautiful, but still, it fails to draw chiropractors from abroad. There are no chiropractic programs of study in Eastern Europe. We in the U.S. often take for granted how easy we have it, and how much accessibility we have to great things and services. In my family’s experience while here, the doctors are great, the technology within private doctor and dental offices is superior to the average office in Maine, and people...

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Portland, Maine’s Rock Doc Likes To Share The Music | Portland, Maine

November 17, 2016

Maine’s Rock Doc Chiropractor – Dr. Lou Who is your chiropractor?     Dr. Lou loves to spread the music. As a “rock doc” in Portland, Maine and Bucharest, Romania, Dr. Lou has worked with dozens of music’s greats. Grammy winners, Oscar winners and a bunch of really great musicians and performers call on Dr. Lou to keep them in the game. He does the same for his local patients from all walks of life. In addition to specializing in musicians health, he also works with athletes, families, pregnant moms and children.   Dr. Lou always seems to have an extra ticket. Watch his Facebook page for an opportunity to accompany him to a show. “Like” Jacobs Chiropractic Acupuncture or Dr. Lou on Facebook and keep you eyes open for free tickets to local shows. If you see one available, email Dr. Lou at drj@drloujacobs.com and if the ticket is still available, you’ll be hearing from him.      ...

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Pain Can Be Deceiving – Portland, Maine | Bucuresti, Romania

March 4, 2015

Pain Can Be Deceiving Nearly every European patient that I see or have seen have x-ray, MRI, or CT scans. Patients come in with a variety of complaints ranging from foot pain from running to hemi-paralysis from a live polio vaccine at age 1 1/2. I came to an interesting conclusion after my latest trip. Symptoms and underlying problems don’t always match up. People with no pain have major underlying issues on MRI that are just waiting to manifest. Herniated discs, massive osteophytes and degeneration, compressed vertebrae, flattened discs, none of which they were feeling at the time of their checkup. Others came in with tremendous pain and discomfort and their xray, MRI and CT scans showed nothing. Surface EMG (sEMG) and spinal nerve thermography did show tremendous dysfunction in some of those cases.   Bottom line. Pain can be deceiving. It can also be caused my something minor or you can have a major problem with no pain at all. In either case, it’s good to know what is going on in your body and have time to correct things for a healthier, happier future.   Spinal hygiene and maintenance, whether we like it or not, is critical for...

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What is Chiropractic? Watch this Video & Get The BIG Idea!

October 20, 2014

The Best Chiropractic Video?! Portland, Maine – Bucharest, Romania Dr. Lou’s website is now streaming what may be the greatest chiropractic video under 8 minutes, of all time!  Visit drloujacobs.com and scroll to the bottom of the page.  If after 7 minutes of watching this chiropractic video you don’t have a better idea of what chiropractic is, Dr. Lou will shave his head! The importance of understanding what chiropractic is, what it does, and what it does not do can change the life of you, your family and friends. This chiropractic video will help. Here’s an example from my work in Romania.  A new patient came to me with headaches and back pain.  She had seen me on Prima TV and wanted to see if I could help. After and examination and treatment she was relieved of her headaches and was very interested in learning more. I showed her “The Big Idea” chiropractic video and after learning more, she was able to send two colleagues in one week who also received relief of their issues. Understanding not only leads to better results for you, but also for those you care about.  Watch the chiropractic video and share it with others. It...

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Chiropractic – The Most Empowered Healthcare Profession

September 25, 2014

Chiropractors Need Nothing.   One of the reasons I became a chiropractor is because it’s old school.  In 1895 when chiropractic as we know it today began, there was no technology. There were just brains and hands. Unlike dentists, surgeons, primary care doctors, pharmacists, even some physical therapists, Chiropractors need no gadgets. All we need is the knowledge to identify subluxation and the skills to correct it.   Today I leave for Romania.  Me and my adjusting table. Yes, I am taking technology – scanning devices and tools that help me help patients but When I was in school we were not allowed to use these in the clinic. We were trained to be old school chiropractors, to use our hands and to think on our feet.  I was always extremely attracted to the idea of being able to be dropped in the middle of the jungle and set up a clinic on a dirt floor with nothing but leaves over my head.  And the beautiful reality of being a chiropractor is that this is possible.  I know of no medical doctor, dentist or other type of healthcare professional that has access to the healing that a chiropractor has...

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Chiropractica din Romania | Dr. Lou Jacobs |Bucuresti, Romania

July 19, 2014

Chiropractica din Romania 2014-2015   Chiropractic is not a treatment of disease, injury or deformity, it is a facilitation of the body’s innate ability to regulate, control and heal itself when interference to the nerve system is removed. When the body, brain and nerve system achieve optimal function through reduced or no interference to control, the body will regulate and heal itself.   Chiropractic is well known for eliminating back pain, neck pain, hip pain, headaches and other neuromusculoskeletal pain, but this is a positive side effect of proper neurological function and healing achieved through structural adjustments and not due to direct treatment of disease.   There is no cure for the common cold.  Your body is able to eliminate the cold, however. Medicine does not heal a cut finger – your body heals a cut finger and replaces the skin.  Trillions of functions of the body are being performed every second in every living human being without any thought and under normal circumstances, every function is executed perfectly. As you read this, over 3 billion cells in your body have already died and are being replaced with new cells formed by your body from the supa de perisoara you...

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The Chiropractic Paradigm | Chiropractic Bucuresti, Romania | Bucharest, RO

June 24, 2014

The Chiropractic Paradigm Bucuresti, Romania “The Chiropractic Paradigm” is the heart of chiropractic.  It is the core around which chiropractic positions itself as a unique, distinctly different healthcare profession.  Understanding of these principles opens the people of Bucuresti, Romania (Bucharest, Romania) to a truly natural and holistic healthcare system in it’s purest form.  Yes, chiropractic Bucuresti, Romania is great for neck pain, back pain, headaches, shoulder pain, sciatica and a large number of pain issues, but the healing comes not from magically removing the pain.  It comes from proper regulation of the brain and nervous system. Dr. Lou Jacobs, known as “Dr. Lou” in the U.S. may be opening a clinic from September to October of 2014. Questions may be directed to drj@drloujacobs.com.     * The body is a self regulating and self healing organism.   *  The nerve system is the master system that heals, regulates and controls all other organs and tissues of the body and relates the individual to his/her environment.   *  Spinal biomechanical dysfunction may affect a persons nerve system and it’s ability to heal, regulate and control the body at it’s optimal capacity.   *  A doctor of chiropractic corrects the dysfunction...

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Childhood Stress and Chiropractic

June 19, 2014

Childhood Stress Can Permanently Affect Your DNA. A recent study done at Tulane University School of Medicine has shown that mental stress during childhood leads to permanent change to telomeres. Telomeres are the part of your DNA responsible for protecting chromosomes from sticking together and being damaged leading to early cell death. The work has been published in the journal Pediatrics. Damaged or shortened telomeres have been associated with higher risks for heart disease, diabetes, cognitive decline and mental illness, among others.   How do people process stress?   The answer is: Your brain.   How does your brain communicate with the rest of your body down to a cellular, even genetic level?   The answer is: Your nerve system.   Does a poorly communicating nervous system deal with childhood stress properly?   Answer: NO.   Do Subluxations of the spine impact the nerve system in a negative way that compromises communication?   Answer: YES, by definition, subluxations or misalignments of the spine that cause nerve communication breakdown from the brain to the body. This negatively impacts the way the brain interprets the environment and how it then controls, regulates and heals your body.   Does chiropractic improve brain-nerve-body-cell...

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