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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
- Drop techniques
- 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.
Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT)
Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) was developed by NASA and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in the 1990s to combat the effects of a zero gravity environment. NASA research proved benefits for cellular healing, mitochondrial function, and tissue repair.
The benefits of LED light treatment have been verified in over 5600 studies. At Integrated Chiropractic & Acupuncture we use the Celluma Pro Low Level Light Panel. The Celluma Pro provides all three therapeutic wavelengths of light: 465nm, 640nm and 880nm. The Celluma Pro has 8 FDA clearances for:
¨ Muscle Spasm
¨ Muscle & Joint Pain
¨ Muscle Tissue Tension
¨ Diminished Local Blood Circulation
¨ Inflammatory Acne Vulgaris
¨ Skin Rejuvenation
The effects of LED light therapy include:
¨ Increased microcirculation
¨ Decreased inflammation & pain
¨ Improvement of sports injuries/ CTS
¨ Pain reduction in arthritis and neuropathies.
¨ Accelerated Tissue Repair
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Each wavelength of light stimulates certain processes within the cells. The Celluma Pro’s mechanism of action for pain occurs when the 880nm near-infrared wavelength:
¨ Decreases the inflammatory response
¨ Regulates prostaglandins, chemicals that cause pain.
¨ Alters nerve sensitivity
This combination results in pain reduction while the 640nm wavelength assists in tissue repair and formation of new collagen. (The 465nm light is primarily for the treatment of acne, facial rejuvenation, and skin elasticity.)
We are very excited about this modality because it not only decreases pain, it accelerates the healing process, helping you achieve recovery faster!
100 years ago, the nutritional content of food was high. Crops were locally grown in rich soil that had been naturally fertilized. Although the demands of daily life were high, the nutritional content available in the food was sufficient to meet these demands.
The highly processed, chemicalized, genetically modified foods we have today do not contain sufficient nutrients to address the unprecedented demands of modern daily life. How do we obtain the necessary nutrition? A good start is to set a goal to purchase 90% unprocessed, organic, non-GMO foods. While this used to be more difficult and more expensive in the Region, affordable options are available at most grocery stores, including Aldi and Meijer. The second step is to bridge the remaining gap with whole food supplements.
How do you choose supplements? TV commercials or infomercials? Dr. Oz?Advice from friends or family? Advertisements are often misleading and TV doctors have been known to have conflicts of interest, which makes choosing the correct supplement confusing, but now it doesn’t have to be!
Expert Nutrition Advisor is our online nutrition resource, available 24 hours a day to help you achieve and maintain optimal health, vitality, and resilience.
Expert Nutrition Advisor combined with Dr. Powell’s training and experience will provide you with the guidance you need to obtain the best results from nutritional supplementation. There are over 400 videos available on topics like:
· General and optimal health
· Cardiovascular disease
· How to purchase quality food
· Every Standard Process and Mediherb supplement
Incorporating nutrition into your treatment plan complements and enhances your care and improves your results. Nutrition helps you achieve the best possible outcome in the least amount of time, and at the lowest possible cost. Dr. Powell is pleased to make Expert Nutrition Advisor available to all of you! Just go to our Expert Nutrition Advisor Website at:
Once you have created an account, Dr. Powell will be notified and you can get started developing a nutritional program to help you achieve optimal health and vitality!
At Integrated Chiropractic & Acupuncture, 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. The bottom line, however, is very simple: Americans are OVERFED and under-nourished!
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.
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.