Entries by Dr. Luke Schmelzle

A Resolution of Less Stress in 2019

The smaller stresses in life can sneak up on you. Take the opportunity to review your life for these seven common stressors and take steps to help manage them. Your mind and body will appreciate the assist! Being late often. Instead of going faster, it can be good to build in buffer time. Rushing to […]

Kicking ‘Restless Leg Syndrome’

Approximately 7-10% of the population suffers from Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), aka Willis-Ekbom Disease. RLS typically occurs while sitting or lying down. It generally worsens with age and can disrupt sleep. The main symptom is a nearly irresistible urge to move the legs. Getting up and moving around helps the unpleasant feeling temporarily go away. […]

Ultradian Rhythms

As far as healthy living skills go, managing your ultradian rhythms effectively is an important piece to living a high-energy life. As mainstream health care begins to embrace health and wellness from an energetic perspective, the study and application of ultradian rhythms is beginning to garner more attention. The bulk of research in this area […]

The Body Keeps the Score

A popular book that many are talking about is The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van der Kolk. It is a very insightful study of the mechanisms of trauma and PTSD, and it gives practical descriptions of various treatments. I highly recommend this best-selling book. The author notes that a new biological marker for […]

Network Care is Truly Transformational

The current medical model in the US is based upon restorative care.  We feel pain, indicating a lessening of health, and then seek treatments to take us back to a point in time when our health was better. For trauma care, this certainly has its place. However, when we consider more chronic health issues, this […]

Tail of the Sun

Hello Ashland! I am Dr. Luke, a chiropractor in Ashland. I have always had a calling and a passion for helping others. I consider myself an ever-evolving teacher. After a career as a school principal for 25 years, I embarked upon a new calling as a Doctor of Chiropractic, another dream of mine since high […]