Thanksgiving Wishes

November 18, 2019

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, it is time to count our blessings and contemplate what we are thankful for. Here at Ramirez Chiropractic, we are thankful for our wonderful patients. We are grateful to have the opportunity to serve our community and to heal our Albuquerque family from injuries, take the initiative for preventative care, and grow healthy together! We would like to share some Thanksgiving tips to keep you happy and healthy this season.

Maintaining stress levels: As exciting as the holidays are, they can often be a stressful time. Be sure to make some time for relaxation from the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping and family gatherings. Using stress management techniques can help you enjoy your holiday meals and functions.

  • Take deep breaths throughout the day. If you feel your muscles tensing throughout the day, take deep breaths to loosen your muscles and settle your emotions.
  • Give thanks. Put things into perspective by taking note of the things that make you feel thankful.
  • Plan ahead. Disorganization can lead to stress, planning ahead can help. Try to prep dishes ahead of time so as not to worry about cooking all at once.

Enjoy the food! But… pace yourself: One day of a strict diet or slight indulgence isn’t going to make a huge change either way.  Enjoy this time with family and don’t hold back from savoring a little piece of dessert!  Pumpkins are rich in fiber and vitamin A so enjoy the pie, soup, or seeds. Turkey helps strengthen your immune system and is a rich source of vitamin b6, protein and niacin. Potatoes contain fiber, potassium, vitamins c & b6 and are naturally gluten free. It takes about 20 minutes for your stomach to tell your brain that you’re feeling full. In that time, many people overeat, pacing yourself can help. Draw out the meal by savoring your food, eating slowly, and smelling the delicious scent of each dish.

Carve out some time for an adjustment: A chiropractic adjustment can help your Thanksgiving proceed more smoothly with a variation of methods. Chiropractic adjustments boost the immune system while preventing muscle pain and injury, so you can spend your Thanksgiving enjoying time with friends and relatives. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, the chiropractor will utilize an array of techniques to help you have a happier, healthier holiday.

Our office will be closed on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will re- open at noon on Monday, December 2nd. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

-Dr. Ramirez

Ramirez Chiropractic: A Spinal Health and Movement Center

316 Adams St. SE, Albuquerque, NM, 87108

(505) 247- 2373




With fall upon us the weather will soon be turning cooler, leaves will fall and many will suffer at the hands of seasonal headaches. There are many reasons why you may find yourself with a headache-air pressure changes, molding leaves triggering allergies or perhaps going from cool weather in the morning to hot weather by afternoon is reason enough to have a headache. No matter what the cause for your headaches, there are a some simple techniques you can try for some relief: Visit your Chiropractor. Chiropractors specialize in neck and back pain but also headache pain. Quite often headaches are the result of a problem in closely related body part such as the neck, shoulders or jaw. Chiropractic adjustments with therapy and massage often bring relief quickly for headache sufferers regardless of the time of year.

Cooler weather also signifies that time change is forthcoming.

Turning the clock back an hour often presents many of us with an extra hour of sleep but due to the practice of daylight savings time, the resulting shift in the body’s daily sleep and wake cycle can interrupt sleep for several days. In the Fall, only a small amount of people get the coveted extra hour of sleep. During the following week, many people wake up earlier, have more trouble falling asleep, and are more likely to wake up during the night.

Here are some tips to help you adjust to the time change:

  1. Try to stick to your normal routine- Continue your regular sleep and waking schedule so that your circadian rhythm will adjust itself within a week.
  2. Avoid excessive caffeine consumption and napping- Even though you may be a little more tired than usual during the time change, using naps, coffee or energy drinks to cope will make it harder to fall asleep at night thus, throwing off your sleep schedule even more.
  3. Light exposure- When waking in the morning, open up the blinds to let light seep in. Encouraging light exposure is an excellent way for the body to naturally reset and adjust to the new time.


Dr. Ramirez

Ramirez Chiropractic: A Spinal Health & Movement Center

316 Adams St. SE Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87108

(505) 247-2373