There are Chiropractic adjustments for all the joints of the body. They provide pain relief, increased movement and improved nerve function; and wellness ensues. Chiropractic and soft tissue massage are well paired. Chiropractic gaps the joints, slightly, and massage relaxes the muscles that hold joints in abnormal positions.
Functional medicine is a personalized form of medicine dealing with primary prevention and underlying causes rather than symptoms of serious, chronic disease. It is a science-based field of health care that is grounded in Biochemical individuality, patient-centered medicine, web-like interconnections of physiological factors, health as a positive vitality and promotion of organ reserve.
Laboratory testing may be necessary in order to identify suspected or hidden causes of health problems. There are tests of the functional levels of vitamins and minerals in your body, environmental toxins and of their clearance, tests to assess the level of inflammation, hormone and neurotransmitter levels, food and environmental allergies, bone resorption, and digestive function.
Hormones are messengers in the body from glands to tissue end organs. Hormone health can be achieved when hormones are balanced and within an optimal functional range, but not necessarily a medical range. I use a functional range as I find it more useful to promoting optimal health.
Involves sleep hygiene, improving lifestyle (diet, exercise, sleep, etc.), herbal medicines and supplements, relaxation (breathing, meditation, tai chi, yoga, etc.), affirmations, visualization, and assertiveness training, (i.e. correcting cognitive distortions and analyzing thought patterns).
Homeopathy is a system of natural health care that has been in worldwide use for over 200 years. Homeopathy treats each person as a unique individual with the aim of stimulating their own healing ability. A homeopath selects the most appropriate medicine based on the individual's specific symptoms and personal level of health. It is recognized by the World Health Organization as the second largest therapeutic system in use in the world.
Deep tissue work (massage), and trigger point therapy round out Chiropractic adjustments and are fantastic for musculoskeletal problems, auto and other accidents and long-term pain.
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A non-manipulation, non-massage exercise done with the practitioner using the nervous system to relax the muscles of the body. It is pleasant, very relaxing and lasts a relatively long time.