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🎉 Father’s Day Giveaway Alert! 🎉

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Nominate an awesome dad for a FREE SCAN at Health 1st and get a shot at winning some incredible prizes! 🏆 The more dads you refer, the better your chances to score big! Don’t miss out on the fun and these epic rewards!

Let’s celebrate the super dads out there! 🌟

Rules and regulations apply. Contact Health 1st for more details.

Free Neurological Scans for Dads 

For the month of June Health 1st Chiropractic & Wellness Center is offering FREE nervous system scans for all dads. These scans are essential for checking nervous system adaptability, the secret weapon for staying on top of your game! Forward to a friend or schedule your pops by calling or texting us at 651-455-5463. 

Book your appointment at our Inver Grove Heights location today!

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As summer heats up, we're looking to refresh our weekend hours and would love your sunny input. Would you prefer your chiropractic appointments on bright Saturday mornings or laid-back Tuesday afternoons? 


Share your pick and help us create the perfect summer schedule!🌴🌞🌺

What is Dysautonomia? At its core, dysautonomia refers to a dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system (ANS), the intricate network responsible for regulating involuntary bodily functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, and temperature control. When the ANS fails to function properly, it can lead to a wide array of symptoms that affect virtually every system in the body. 

While traditional medical approaches often focus on symptom management, chiropractic care focuses on regulation of the nervous system. In this blog post, we delve into the relationship between dysautonomia and chiropractic care, exploring recent research and why chiropractic should be your first resort for correction of symptomatology caused by an unregulated nervous system! 

Types of Dysautonomia:

Dysautonomia encompasses a spectrum of disorders, each with its own unique characteristics and manifestations. Some common types of dysautonomia include:

  • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS): Characterized by a rapid increase in heart rate upon standing, accompanied by symptoms such as dizziness, lightheadedness, fatigue, and fainting spells. 

  • Neurocardiogenic Syncope (NCS): Marked by sudden drops in blood pressure and loss of consciousness, often triggered by prolonged standing, emotional stress, or certain medical conditions. 

  • Multiple System Atrophy (MSA): A rare, progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects multiple autonomic functions, leading to symptoms such as orthostatic hypotension, urinary dysfunction, and movement difficulties. 

  • Autonomic Neuropathy: Resulting from damage to the nerves that control autonomic functions, autonomic neuropathy can arise from various underlying conditions such as diabetes, autoimmune diseases, or certain infections. 

Symptoms of Dysautonomia:

Dysautonomia can manifest in a myriad of symptoms, which may vary in severity and fluctuate over time. Common symptoms include:

  • Orthostatic intolerance (difficulty standing upright) 

  • Palpitations or rapid heartbeat 

  • Dizziness or lightheadedness 

  • Fatigue and weakness 

  • Nausea and gastrointestinal disturbances 

  • Temperature dysregulation (excessive sweating or inability to sweat) 

  • Cognitive dysfunction (brain fog, difficulty concentrating) 

  • Sleep disturbances 

What You Can Do:

While traditional medicine believes there is no cure for dysautonomia, chiropractic care aims to alleviate symptoms, improve quality of life, and prevent complications. Management strategies may include: 


  • Lifestyle Modifications: Implementing measures such as increasing fluid and salt intake, consuming a whole food diet, wearing compression garments, and practicing gradual changes in posture can help minimize symptoms. 

  • Meditation: Depending on the specific symptoms and underlying causes, behaviors that calm your nervous system such as breathing exercises, meditation, journaling, yoga/pilates, and creative activities can be helpful. 

  • Physical Therapy: Engaging in targeted exercises and physical therapy programs can help improve muscle strength, balance, and coordination, thereby enhancing overall mobility and function. 

  • Supportive Therapies: Complementary approaches such as acupuncture, biofeedback, massage therapy, chiropractic care may offer symptom relief and promote stress management. 

Research and Dysautonomia:

Recent studies have explored the potential benefits of chiropractic care for dysautonomia patients. A 2019 study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine found that chiropractic adjustments resulted in improvements in heart rate variability—a key indicator of autonomic nervous system function—in patients with dysautonomia. The INSIGHT scans in our office provide an objective reading of this metric reflecting the balance and adaptability of the nervous system in addition to pinpointing stress responses and identifying areas needing attention.  

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Your Next Steps:

Dysautonomia poses significant challenges for affected individuals, impacting various aspects of their daily lives. While traditional medical approaches play a vital role in managing symptoms, complementary therapies like chiropractic care offer additional avenues for exploration. With ongoing research and careful consideration, individuals with dysautonomia can navigate their treatment journey with confidence, seeking holistic approaches that address their unique needs and preferences.

It's that time of year to check in and rescan all our Wellness Club members! During your next appointment, be sure to schedule your Wellscan to assess your current health status. This scan helps identify potential health changes you can make to minimize the 4T’s: Tech, Toxins, Trauma, and Thoughts. 


We are also offering special appointments for members who want to take proactive steps toward their health. In these sessions, we’ll discuss personalized strategies to increase your heart rate variability score and improve overall well-being. Take charge of your health today! 

The Dads of Health 1st!

Daughter and Father

Dr. Gina


Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice leaving your home country to provide a better life for your future family. Your dedication and work ethic have been a tremendous inspiration to me.


I wouldn't be where I am today without your love that is felt daily despite the miles between us. I love you daddy and I will always be your little girl😍



Dad, thank you for being so strict with me. Your parenting has taught me to relentlessly work hard, stay humble, and be proud of where I come from. Thank you for having great taste in music, because even though I would roll my eyes when you played Genius of Love and Los Tucanes de Tijuana, it's what's on my playlists now. I am so thankful to call you Dad❤️

Daughter and Father
Son and Father

My dad is essentially the foundation to a lot of my core values as a person. He taught me almost everything I needed to survive and thrive in the world.


Course there were plenty of times when I was younger I didn't want to listen to his advice but I loved him all the same. He's an amazing father and I'm proud to call him Dad!


Happy Father's Day, Dad. Love you!.



Dad you have been my #1 supporter throughout everything, whether that be running, school, or just life. You are someone I can count on no matter what and I am so grateful. Thank you Dad for being the amazing father you have always been and continue to be!

Daughter and Father
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