The word Chiropractic comes from the Greek words “chiro” (meaning “hand”) and “praktikós” (meaning “to practice with”). Therefore, Chiropractic means “to practice with the hand”. Essentially, Chiropractic is a system of healthcare that emphasizes manual and natural approaches to healthcare over surgical and medical approaches to healthcare. Doctors of Chiropractic utilize manual manipulation of joints and soft tissues to treat neuromusculoskeletal conditions.
Acupuncture is stimulation of Acupuncture points to control and regulate the flow and balance of energy in the body, in order to decrease pain and increase health. The term “Medical” Acupuncture is used to differentiate between physicians with a Doctorate degree (MD, DO, DC, ND, DPM) practicing Acupuncture and non-physician practitioners practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Medical Acupuncture utilizes scientific and technologically advanced Acupuncture procedures in addition to ancient principles.
Laser stimulation of Acupuncture needles provides all the benefits of low level laser therapy and increases the effect of the Acupuncture treatment. Laser Acupuncture is effective for reduction of pain, swelling and muscle spasm, and speeds the healing of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions and injuries.
Graston Technique is a remarkable procedure that allows us to detect and treat areas of “scar tissue” or adhesions in muscles, tendons and ligaments that can reduce range of motion and cause pain. In time, a buildup of scar tissue can lead to dysfunction because the replacement tissue lacks the strength and flexibility of healthy tissue (and in some areas may even entrap a nerve).
Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine. This stretching force changes the force and position of the spine which takes pressure off the spinal disks, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine, by creating negative pressure in the disc. As a result, bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine. This, in turn, helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal.
Most doctors will tell you that the cause of many of today’s ailments are not viruses or bacteria, but stress. By not managing stress, you allow your body to ravage itself, weakening your immune system and reducing your physical and mental performance. From tension related headaches to increasing your risk of heart disease, massage therapy has the ability to reverse many of the affects caused by stress related illnesses. By fighting stress on a number of fronts, massage can relax muscles, increase circulation, and reduce stress related pain. Once your stress level is reduced, you can reclaim the energy you once enjoyed, and experience a refreshed body and mind.
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