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Chiropractic is a branch of the healing arts focused on the function of the spine and neuromuscular system and how they relate to health. The unique aspect of Chiropractic care is spinal manipulation, or “adjustment,” which involves moving the bones of the spine and pelvis in such a way as to restore normal function to the joints. Doctors of Chiropractic are taught many forms of spinal manipulation. In our office, we use the following:
- Cox Flexion/Distraction
- Pelvic Blocking
A Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) evaluates the spine using standard physical examination methods, X-rays, and advanced testing (such as MRI) when necessary. Once it is determined that a patient may benefit from Chiropractic care, a course of treatment is planned. In addition to spinal manipulation, adjunctive therapies such as massage, electric muscle stimulation, ultrasound, and therapeutic exercises may be recommended.
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Acupuncture is a branch Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that focuses on utilizing the body’s natural energies to restore health. Early Chinese physicians described energy pathways (meridians) that course just below the surface of the skin. These meridians circulate “Qi,” (pronounced ‘chee’)or vital life energy. Injury, exposure to the elements, and stress can cause blockages of this flow, resulting in pain, swelling, and other symptoms. By stimulating key acupuncture points, these blockages can be relieved and health restored. Point stimulation is typically accomplished with a very thin needle, but laser and electric stimulation can also be used. The needles are very thin and are inserted so quickly that it is most often entirely painless. There may be a momentary pinch, similar to getting a mosquito bite.
The World Health Organization has identified numerous conditions that benefit from Acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture is an effective form of acute and chronic pain control for back, neck, and joint problems. It is also beneficial for headaches of most types, sciatica, asthma, allergies, skin conditions, mild anxiety and depression, obesity, and many other health challenges. Pre-menstrual and menopausal symptoms also respond favorably to Acupuncture. Additionally, Acupuncture can be used to enhance fertility treatments in both men and women. Most conditions respond favorably within 8 to 16 treatments. Depending on the nature of the condition, results may come quickly or take some time. A typical visit takes between 20 and 40 minutes. More information about acupuncture is available at www.iama.edu.
Most people today try to help their conditions by using nutritional supplements and/or herbal preparations. Often, these people begin taking supplements based on advertisements or advice from unqualified persons. In our office, we do a comprehensive assessment to identify body systems that would most benefit from nutritional support. This eliminates the guesswork and leads to faster results.
At Integrated Chiropractic Rehab, we recommend Standard ProcessTM and MediHerbTM whole food supplements and herbal preparations. Standard ProcessTM whole food supplements focus on potency, which is far more important in providing nutritional support than quantity. The more potent a supplement is, the greater the therapeutic effect. You can learn more about whole food supplements by visiting the Standard ProcessTM website at www.standardprocess.com.
The struggle with weight loss has touched nearly everyone in their lifetime. Despite surgical procedures to cut off your food supply and drugs to speed up your metabolism, obesity and diabetes have increased to epidemic levels. Over the years, we have been taught that we're eating too many calories, or too much fat, or too many carbs. Research can be cited to support or refute each argument. So where is the disconnect between our scientific understanding and actual, sustainable weight loss?
We have identified two barriers to meaningful, lasting weight loss and management: understanding and accountability.
- Understanding: Many different explanations have been given for weight gain, such as too many carbs, too much fat, too many calories, not enough exercise. What is a person to believe? First, you must understand that carrying excess weight is a fat storage disorder. To comprehend how this disorder occurs, you must understand how food affects your body. Our program teaches you the impact different foods have on your body and whether they promote fat gain or fat loss. Calories from protein, fat, and carbohydrate affect the body differently, and each has a unique impact on metabolism and fat storage in particular.
- Accountability: The sustainability of any weight loss program depends on success. You want to know that your efforts are paying off and that they will continue to do so. Often times, people set lofty goals, become disappointed when they don't reach them, and quit. Our program teaches you how to set appropriate short, and long term goals. We back that up with coaching sessions to help keep you on track and prepare for each phase of your overall program. We help you plan the work, and work the plan!
Our program is unique in its utilization of a 21 day detoxification and purification program designed specifically to optimize and support systems that absorb nutrition and regulate metabolism. Think of it like cleaning the fuel system of your car, which makes it more efficient and powerful.
When we change the way we eat, there are inevitable struggles with cravings that can derail the most well thought out plan. To address this, we use acupuncture for craving control and general stress relief. Scared of needles? No problem! We offer painless laser treatments that take much less time than traditional needling.
One-on-one coaching and monitoring with the Doctor provides the understanding and accountability you need to attain your goals. We want you to succeed as much as you do! Progress and goals are reviewed at regular intervals to keep you on track.
Einstein said that doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results was the very definition of insanity. He also said that a problem cannot be solved by the same thinking that created it. Can you really lose weight and keep it off by eating the same foods that made you overweight in the first place?
This time, do something different! Let us show you the path to weight loss success, based on science and supported by people who care about your health.