Dr. Breuwet is the founder and owner of Upper Cervical Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is dedicated to Upper Cervical Care, specifically the National Upper Cervical Care Association (NUCCA) technique.
He has been a Hawaii chiropractor for more than five years. A former General Manager in a company in the hotel industry, he switched career after ten years to follow his ultimate passion of providing natural health care to patients.
He then studied at the Palmer College of Chiropractic, where he learned the various types of chiropractic and fell in love with the most specific and precise form of chiropractic care—the NUCCA technique. Since his graduation, and to this day, he continues to pursue and practice the said method.
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is among the top reasons why patients see an upper cervical chiropractic practitioner. It triggers a spinning sensation every time a patient tilts his or her head. Even the slightest movements such as rolling to the other side of the bed or nodding can trigger an attack. So, how much do you know about BPPV? If you frequently experience vertigo attacks due to this condition, our list of FAQs on BPPV below might help shed light on this widespread yet poorly understood condition. #1. How many people have BPPV? BPPV accounts for about 8 percent of [...]
If you are one of those who wish they can go to the gym and workout, but their busy schedules stop them, then you found the answer to your dilemma. According to an upper cervical chiropractic professional, planking is the solution for people who live such busy lives. Count yourself lucky because about a minute is all you need to spare to complete your first session. And take note, you do not need any special equipment to get started. Before you go ahead and start planking, it is best to know the basics to get the most out of this [...]
As a kid, pinching our playmates was part of our playtime routine. We sure didn't mind the red marks back then. Now that we are older and more attuned to our body, we might be feeling a few pinch-like sensations that do not elicit the same fun reaction we had when we were younger. Although there are various likely reasons for this discomfort, one probable cause is a pinched nerve. If it is felt around the neck area, it is likely a pinched nerve in the neck or cervical radiculopathy. The neck is medically referred to as the cervical spine, [...]
Many believe that migraines have a genetic link. However, this is not true in all migraine cases because some arise spontaneously. Numerous migraine cases start or worsen through the years after a patient suffers from an injury or accident. One out of seven daily chronic headaches are due to a head or neck injury, and it can be any physical trauma to the neck or head. Migraines can be a very crippling condition. They include symptoms such as: Throbbing head pain Sensitivity to sound, light, and smells Nausea Vomiting Dizziness The Migraines And Whiplash Connection Whiplash happens when the [...]
Contrary to popular belief, vertigo is not a disorder but a symptom of a disease. Vertigo is a feeling that you or everything in your surroundings is whirling or spinning. But in truth, you are just having false sensations of movement. People with vertigo may sometimes barely notice the attacks, or they may complain of severe pain that forces them to just lie down until the unbalanced feeling passes. Vertigo attacks can appear without warning. Also, vertigo episodes can occur anytime, ranging from a few seconds to even a few days. As a result, daily tasks can become extremely hard [...]
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition. It tends to wear you down physically and emotionally. Fibromyalgia is very difficult to diagnose since this condition shares common symptoms with other diseases. For this reason, this condition is tough to understand. There is currently no special test that can precisely identify fibromyalgia. People with fibromyalgia suffer from these symptoms: Persistent and widespread pain all over the body Numbness and tingling in the joints, and muscles throughout the body Fatigue Disordered sleep Cognitive and memory issues Headaches, including migraines Facts about Fibromyalgia – What It’s Not Over the years, the understanding of fibromyalgia [...]
Since we’ve reached a new decade, this would be the perfect time to get rid of age-old misconceptions about illnesses, particularly migraines. If your goal is to achieve lasting relief from migraines, your first step should be recognizing the lies about the disorder. Continuous belief in lies hinders patients from getting the right treatment. Therefore, letting go of the myths shall help you reduce or eliminate successfully the symptoms that accompany your condition. The Truths About Migraines Before we go over the migraine lies, let’s first discuss what migraines truly are. Causes pounding or throbbing head pain Migraines are one [...]
Meniere’s disease is not one of the most common health conditions, but it is undoubtedly recognizable by the symptoms it produces. Starting with severe and debilitating bouts of vertigo, this condition also causes worsening hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ear) as it progresses. There is also a feeling of fullness in the affected ear(s). While there is a lot of useful information about Meniere’s available online, there are certain things that get repeated from site to site that simply are not correct. Whether it is poor research or lack of experience, it doesn’t change the fact that you [...]
Fibromyalgia is known for causing chronic and widespread pain in the body. However, the debilitating symptoms go beyond the pain. That is why we have developed this comprehensive fibromyalgia symptoms checklist. Be sure to read until the conclusion of the article so we can introduce you to a natural therapy that has reversed the condition for several fibromyalgia patients in case studies. Fibromyalgia Symptoms Checklist: Pain Symptoms Pain can manifest in several ways for fibromyalgia patients. While your pain levels may not stay the same at all times, you probably experience each of these pain types: Widespread aches and pains [...]
It should come as no surprise that the symptom that migraines are infamous for is a severe, throbbing headache. The headache of a migraine episode can be debilitating. It causes a throbbing or pulsating pain, usually on one side of the head. In addition, it includes a host of other symptoms. A migraine is actually a neurological event of which a headache is only one feature. What non-migraineurs may not be aware of is the list of other symptoms of a migraine episode. Everyone experiences an episode a little differently and may not have all of these symptoms during an [...]