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.
Vertigo has been defined as the feeling that you or the things in the environment around you are moving when they are not. It often has a rotational component of false movement. Some associate vertigo with a fear of heights, which is called acrophobia. This has to do with a popular movie from long ago. But vertigo has nothing to do with how high up you are. Rather, it is a disorder of the inner ear or central nervous system that can be due to a number of different underlying factors. Vertigo Causes Some things that may cause vertigo [...]
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) can be a tricky condition to get a diagnosis for, and it is even more difficult to find effective chronic fatigue syndrome treatment. We're going to break down the answer to the question posed in our title into four categories: symptoms, causes, risk factors, and how to find natural relief. Read on to learn more about chronic fatigue syndrome. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Symptoms One of the issues that complicates getting a diagnosis of CFS is that chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms are many and varied. You may get some or all of these symptoms, but even that [...]
If you are an employer who has ever had a worker suffering from migraines, you know that the condition can affect both productivity on the job as well as the number of days missed. What are some things that you as a boss need to know in order to balance your responsibility as a supervisor with being understanding of your employee’s medical condition? Here is a guide to migraines taken from an employer’s point of view. The Toll of Chronic Migraines The first thing that is important to understand is that migraines can have varying symptoms from patient to patient. [...]
Vertigo is a common condition no matter what a person’s age is. In fact, about 10% of people suffer from this false sensation of movement. It is often a spinning feeling or a motion sickness despite being still. However, after age 40, the number of people who experience vertigo dramatically increases. Researchers went about examining this phenomenon. Why Is Vertigo Such a Concern? The research revealed that after age 40 the amount of sensory information that is required to trigger the vestibular system doubles every decade. That means at age 50, your body needs twice as much information to maintain [...]
The short answer, according to a recent study, is no – despite the fact that as many as 68% of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome patients use supplements. While researchers want to examine certain vitamins, such as A and E, a little more closely, the existing data shows very little positive benefit of supplementation for those suffering from fibromyalgia. Is this just another case of traditional medicine saying no to natural methods? Potentially Beneficial Minerals for Fibromyalgia Actually, the research was very fairly performed and did point to several minerals being of possible benefit for fibromyalgia. For example, the medication [...]
A migraine may seem like a really bad headache to someone who has never had one, but to migraine sufferers, they are a completely different animal. The medical community agrees, classifying migraines as a neurological condition. In fact, while a severe headache is the most common symptom of a migraine, they can occur with no head pain at all. Migraines can occur in 4 phases, although not every migraine patient will experience all 4. What are the phases of a migraine? Migraine Phase 1: Prodrome The symptoms can occur hours or even days before the onset of a migraine. The [...]
Vertigo is the sensation of movement where none exists. Many people experience this sensation as the feeling that the room is spinning. Dizziness is a blanket term that is often used to describe everything from vertigo to a feeling of lightheadedness. As a result, doctors struggle to make a proper diagnosis when patients refer to a variety of symptoms as dizziness. What Patient History Reveals About Vertigo When a vertigo sufferer sees a doctor, most questions will relate to the symptoms themselves. For example, How severe are the episodes? What triggers an attack? How long do they last? Is the [...]
While fibromyalgia is a real and chronic pain condition that requires medical care, the idea that positive thinking has power definitely applies according to a recent study. In fact, the researchers determined that negative thoughts which create stress can make the pain of fibromyalgia worse. What Is Fibromyalgia and Why Does Negative Thinking Have This Effect? To understand why stress has such a powerful effect on fibromyalgia patients, it is important to understand more about this condition. First of all, pain is not the only symptom of fibromyalgia. It is also characterized by difficulty sleeping, fatigue, and mental confusion (often [...]
Even just one isolated occurrence of a migraine can turn a person’s life upside down for days. Now imagine dealing with migraines 15 or more days per month. For about 4 million people, imagining that scenario is not necessary—it’s a reality. The symptoms of this complex condition are bad enough, but when one suffers from chronic migraines, additional problems compound the issue. For example, sleep problems, anxiety disorders, and depression are all common for those who experience chronic migraines. This can lead to a lessened quality of life. Also, migraines that occur this frequently often result in a high degree [...]