Achieving Optimal Healing and Wellness Through Integrative Care

At Kirkland Health Institute in Kirkland, WA, we strive to educate our patients on chronic health conditions and the ways that natural healing can help them. Our blogs provide reliable information on how you can lead a more active lifestyle and take steps toward healthy living.

Live Long Live Healthy

December 23, 2018 By Michael Taggart

Live Long Live Healthy

How To Live Long and Live Healthy July 29, 2018, a Seattle Washington man celebrated his 100th birthday by skydiving from a plane, and is planning on doing it again next year…pretty amazing! What’s even more amazing is that he is not the only one his age doing the same or similar things…a 101 yr. old woman jumped from a plane in 2018 and a 100 yr. old woman jumped in 2015 ...

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Healthy Lifestyle

August 8, 2018 By Michael Taggart

Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy Lifestyle – Consistent or Roller Coaster? I’ll start eating healthy again tomorrow…I’ll start going to the gym again next week…I need to start flossing my teeth again soon! Is this you? You start a pattern for a healthy lifestyle, but then somehow you get off track, the good habit is broken, and you’re back to square one…you need to begin again! It can be a vicious cycle. Why you ...

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Seniors Bad Back Health

March 19, 2018 By Michael Taggart

Seniors Bad Back Health

Bad Back Health Linked to Earlier Mortality in Seniors – by Guest Blogger Jenni Oscar Although back pain can affect people of all ages, it is particularly prevalent in people aged over 60, who are more likely to be facing issues caused by the degeneration of the joints in their spine. Osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis are just two conditions that can interfere with daily life by causing pain and stiffness, especially in the morning and the ...

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Deadly Truth About Opioid Epidemic

October 16, 2017 By Michael Taggart

Deadly Truth About Opioid Epidemic

What is the Deadly Truth About the Opioid Epidemic? How Chiropractic is a Big Part of the Answer to the Problem There was an interesting news headline the other day…”Opioids could kill nearly as many Americans in a decade as HIV/AIDS has killed since the epidemic began in the early 1980s.” In fact, death from opioid use has tripled over the last 15-18 years…it is no respecter of persons…not age, sex ...

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Chiropractic Neurology

July 10, 2017 By Michael Taggart

Chiropractic Neurology

What is so Exciting About Chiropractic Neurology? Chiropractic Neurology, “Brain Based Therapy”,  is one of the most exciting breakthroughs in health care that I have experienced in my practice to help my patients with chronic health issues. It has allowed me to improve health and treat conditions that I would have been totally at loss to help prior to my functional neurological training. Conditions which have responded very well to this therapy are: . Chronic pain ...

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Chiropractic After Car Crash

May 2, 2016 By Michael Taggart

Chiropractic After Car Crash

Why You Should Get Chiropractic Care After a Car Crash There are millions of car crashes in the Unites States every year, many of them major in damage and injury. But even those that seem like minor accidents can leave long-term, painful symptoms and/or disabilities for the victims. Many of these injuries affect the spine, which causes both chronic back and neck pain, possibly for years. One of the most common injuries that people ...

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Lake Washington Chiropractic Kirkland

October 10, 2014 By Michael Taggart

Lake Washington Chiropractic Kirkland

How Can Lake Washington Chiropractic Help Relieve Your Chronic Health Problems? I am Dr. Michael Taggart, a board-certified Doctor of Chiropractic, practicing in Kirkland, WA since 1992. I have had over 20 years of clinical experience and specialize in chronic health conditions. I have advanced training in neurology, spinal rehabilitation, functional endocrinology, laboratory testing/interpretation, and nutritional therapy. Let me introduce you to Brain Based Therapy…a breakthrough treatment for chronic pain and other neurological ...

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Brain and Health

July 3, 2013 By Michael Taggart

Brain and Health

Does Your Brain Affect Your Health? Your brain, believe it or not, is like plastic! Just as plastic can be molded to change its functionality, with the proper encouragement, the brain can change it’s functionality as well! It has only been in the last decade that 100 years of stubborn dogma, which stated that the human brain was unchangeable, has become changed itself. It was previously thought that the brains of mammals were fixed ...

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My Back Hurts

February 5, 2013 By Michael Taggart

My Back Hurts

Who Do You Call When Your Lower Back Hurts? Acute lower back pain is experienced my millions of people whose backs are affected for different reasons: Spinal Arthritis Back Strain Herniated Discs Degenerative Disc Syndrome Sciatica Spinal Stenosis Whatever the reason, these people are in a lot of pain a great deal of time. In fact it can get so bad they are missing work, losing sleep and changing their lifestyles to accommodate the pain ...

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Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

December 21, 2012 By Michael Taggart

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Why Do You Get Lumbar Spinal Stenosis? Commonly called your lower back, the lumbar spine is comprised of the 5 largest vertebrae of the 12 that make up your spinal column. These vertebrae are referred to as L1 – L5, and require some of the largest of the body’s muscles to support them. Separating each vertebrae are discs, which help absorb the shock and pressure placed on your spine every day. The spinal canal runs ...

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