Stress Management Tips

stress management Thousand Oaks CAThose who follow their hearts and live their dreams — but also live with the awareness that in reality, things don’t always go as planned — experience much less stress in their lives.

Realize expectations are only fantasies. An expectation is merely an expression of how you want things to go.

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Avoiding Weight Gain During the Holidays

6 Tips for Avoiding Weight Gain During the Holidays

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 without putting on “the holiday 10”?

Keep reading for 6 simple tips »



Wholistic (Holistic) Health Care: Whole-body, Whole-Health

Chiropractor Burbank Thousand Oaks CA Both conventional health care and alternative/holistic medicine diagnose and treat symptoms.

But there are some important differences.

Rather than taking the time to correctly diagnose a patient and create an appropriate treatment plan, many health care professionals today respond by increasing their rate of prescribing medications as a quick fix.

The fundamentals of Wholistic (holistic) treatment, however, are based on the principles of the Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT) – which is a whole-body chiropractic technique based on the normalization or balancing of the Cranial-sacral system.

SOT trains its practitioners to consider and integrate the entire patient in their diagnostic evaluation and treatment plan.

For more information, read on >>

Dr. Richard Gerardo
D.C., C.S.C.P., D.A.C.B.N.



Holistic TMJ Treatment Part 2 – the Musculoskeletal System

TMJ Help Burbank Thousand Oaks

The musculosteletal system is made up of the bones of the skeleton, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints and other connective tissue that support and attach tissues and organs.

This system supports the body, allowing motion and protecting vital organs. As TMJ issues inherently involve the musculoskeletal system, treatment of TMJ issues necessarily requires a holistic approach.


Dr. Richard Gerardo, D.C. C.S.C.P. & D.A.C.B.N, offers TMJ Holistic Treatment from clinics in Burbank and Thousand Oaks, California.

Burbank – (818) 567-0866

Thousand Oaks – (805) 409-3160


Holistic TMJ Treatment – Part 1. What is TMJ?

What is TMJ? Burbank and Thousand OaksThe temporomandibular joint, commonly known as TMJ, serves as a monitor or sentinel for your body’s “postural system”. This joint contains the most nerve receptors of any joint in the body.

As a result, vital information relayed to and from the TMJ regarding chewing, speaking and swallowing, for example, has priority when it reaches the brain—and with good reason!

Tension in the TMJ, (including clenching and grinding), is part of the body’s fight or flight response . . . Read more >

Dr. Richard Gerardo, D.C.  C.S.C.P. & D.A.C.B.N, offers TMJ Holistic Treatment from clinics in Burbank, Montrose and Thousand Oaks, California. (818) 567-0866.






TMJ, Sleep Apnea and Related Pain – Thousand Oaks & Burbank

North Hollywood Thousand Oaks CARichard C. Gerardo, D.C. Chiropractic uses Cranial Dental Therapy, a team approach that includes two primary specialists: a specially trained chiropractor and dentist. Together, we cross diagnose and treat TMJ and sleep apnea related problems in a step-by-step process that maximizes the speed to alleviating pain and discomfort. Because both specialists work together, in person, communication is drastically improved resulting in a much faster outcome.


For more information call (818) 567-0866 or (805) 495-8300 . . . or visit our website.



Back Pain, Neck Pain or Headaches. TMJ. Burbank, CA

back-pain-neck-pain-jaw-clench-burbank-caHave you tried to stop chronic pain, but haven’t found a solution? Are you experiencing…

●  Headaches, jaw and tooth pain?
●  Neck and shoulder pain?
●  Upper, mid and lower back pain, sciatica?
●  Foot pain?

Chronic pain in these areas may be caused by temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), sleep apnea and craniofacial problems.

The muscular skeletal system is completely interconnected. Sometimes pain is felt in one area, while its cause is somewhere else. For example, TMJ disorder affects the jaw joint, but pain may be felt in the teeth, neck, shoulder, back and even the feet.

That’s why the disorder is often called “the great deceiver”.

For more information call (818) 567-0866 or visit our website.