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.

Chronic Health Condition and Stress

June 18, 2018 By Michael Taggart

Chronic Health Condition and Stress

Is Stress Adding to My Chronic Health Condition? If I can remove the stress, will my chronic illness improve? The American medical association estimates that 80% of all health conditions have a stress component to them. “Stress doesn’t only make us feel awful emotionally, it can also exacerbate just about any health condition you can think of.” – Jay Winner, MD, author of Take the Stress Out of Your Life I have been a holistic ...

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Fight High Blood Pressure Naturally

December 20, 2017 By Michael Taggart

Fight High Blood Pressure Naturally

Fighting High Blood Pressure Naturally New guidelines regarding high blood pressure have recently been released, and the new highs are lower than ever…if you consistently have readings higher than 130/80 you are considered to have high blood pressure. Previous to this new guideline the tipping point was 140/80 with the normal range (which hasn’t changed) being 120/80. This means that millions more Americans will be diagnosed with Hypertension or High ...

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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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Food Allergies & Chronic Illness

March 30, 2017 By Michael Taggart

Food Allergies & Chronic Illness

Could Hidden Food Allergies Be Contributing To Your Chronic Illness? According to WebMD millions of Americans suffer with food allergies and or sensitivities. When people eat the wrong foods, foods their IMMUNE SYSTEM and DIGESTIVE SYSTEM don’t like, this spikes INFLAMMATION…INFLAMMATION is at the root cause of a LOT of chronic illness. High inflammation in the body, is the enemy of health. Inflammation is implicated in: Auto-immune conditions R.A., Hashimoto’s Colitis ...

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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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Cluster Headaches

August 29, 2012 By Michael Taggart

Cluster Headaches

Why Do You Have Cluster Headaches? Many people will tell you that cluster headaches are absolutely the the worst pain they have ever experienced, and according to many women, they are worse than the pain of childbirth. Nicknamed “suicide headaches”, because of their intensity, they predominantly strike on only one side of your head and affect men more than women. Signs and Symptoms These headache attacks will occur on a regular basis for a week ...

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Chronic Headaches

May 19, 2012 By Michael Taggart

Chronic Headaches

Are You Plagued With Chronic Headaches? At one time or another, everyone experiences headaches, and we all know how uncomfortable and inconvenient they can be. But there are those who suffer Chronic Daily Headaches (CDH) which occur about 15 days out of every month. Most of us cannot imagine the intensity, the discomfort and the forced changes in lives that occurs with headaches that happen this frequently. Types of Chronic Daily Headaches and Their Symptoms ...

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