Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a dynamic, holistic, diagnostic system of manual muscle testing that has the unique ability to decipher and correlate multiple imbalances responsible for an individual’s health problems. When properly applied, the outcome of an Applied Kinesiology diagnosis will determine the best form of therapy for the patient.
searches for the root causes of any individual’s dysfunction. It grew out of the field of homeopathy with the application of botanicals and/or homeopathic remedies. Where it started to differentiate itself from other paradigms was in its understanding of how illness progresses and the directional focus of the therapeutic intervention.
Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine practices have been used to promote good health and wellness, relieve pain and treat various illnesses for thousands of years. A clinical herbalist employs more than 250 standard formulas, each can be modified to fit a patient's individual pattern of disharmony. The herbalist combines herbs based on the diagnosis, using a traditional herbal formula as a foundation and adding other herbs specific to the individual's complaint and constitution. Herbs derived from nature is highly effective with minimal side effects, creating a balance for a healthy body.
What differentiates doctors of Chiropractic from any other healthcare practitioners is is the fact that chiropractors are the only professionals who are trained to diagnose and treat what are called spinal subluxations, a slight misalignment of the bones in the spine.
When a subluxation occurs, a chiropractor can adjust the misaligned bone and allow it to return to its proper position. The proper repositioning of the joint improves neurological signaling, decreases inflammation and removes muscle tension, facilitating the healing process. To keep the body's communication clear, several adjustments over a course of time may be necessary. In order to maximize the full benefit of our care, we often recommend other therapies, including diet and exercise. In the chiropractic world, keeping the problem fixed and preventing its re-occurrence is just as important as the initial remedy.
Acupuncture is a natural, Chinese system of healing used for over 2,000 years. Acupuncture is primarily concerned with restoring proper energy flow (qi) to the various organs and tissues of the body. The blockage of this flow brings about a weakening of the systems, leading to decreased energy, compromised musculoskeletal function and multiple disturbances with the body’s metabolism.
The flow of qi is conducted along channels known as meridians. Each meridian has a number of points assisting the flow along the way. By stimulating specific acupuncture points, with heat, laser, pressure or thin needles, imbalances in the flow of qi are removed and the proper movement through the channels is restored.
Participation in sports or exercise is an important step in maintaining your health. Exercise strengthens your body, improves your mental outlook, increases your daily energy, improves sleep and reduces stress. The most common areas affected by Sports Injuries are the ankles, knees, shoulders, elbows, and spine. Sports chiropractic care has evolved to incorporate the best therapeutic applications of joint mobilization techniques, soft tissue repair and rehabilitative exercises, creating a new gold standard in treatment plans for patients. Understanding proper postural techniques also goes a long way toward preventing injuries.
Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach that engages both the patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century.
Diet & Nutrition proposes a safe, evidence-based food and supplement program that focuses specifically on the role of nutrition in chronic disease, including possible prevention or remediation by addressing nutritional deficiencies before resorting to drugs. A poor diet may have an injurious impact on health, making one more susceptible to fatigue and musculoskeletal injuries or to more severe health-threatening conditions such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, asthma, allergies, hormonal imbalances and osteoporosis.
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Dry Needling Trigger Point Therapy is a neuromuscular intervention utilizing an acupuncture needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, for the correction/management of pain and restricted range of motion.
Trigger points are hyper-irritable spots within a taut band of contracted skeletal muscle fibers that produce local and/or identifiable referred pain, specific to the muscle, when stimulated. These localized areas are biochemically recognized by the decreased blood flow and associated deprivation of oxygen. The anatomical and physiological limitations incurred by trigger points inhibit proper muscular function, leading to postural imbalances and compromised joint integrity, predisposing the individual to a higher risk of injury or re-injury. Deep needling of these trigger points restores the normal blood flow and improves range of motion, reestablishing coordinated musculoskeletal activity.