Chiropractic is a highly skilled treatment by trained professionals. The word chiropractic comes from Greek, and means “treatment by hand”. The bones in your back, called vertebrae, work together in a very specific way. When everything is working well, your spine is in-line, strong and flexible. The stress of daily living, injuries or accidents can cause bones to shift out of their proper alignment or affect their range of motion. This is called a subluxation. These subluxations can cause pain by putting pressure on the different joints, muscles and nerves along your spine. Chiropractors understand how to relieve this pain. They are specifically trained to locate the source of your pain, assess the problem, and make the specific adjustments that allow your spine to work properly again. Chiropractors have specialized training (a total of 8 years), which enables them to accurately locate and treat these subluxations. We have had great success with conditions ranging from low back pain, to headaches, to sciatica, to colic in babies.
Traditional Chinese Medicine ( TCM) is a holistic medical system which combines the use of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, nutrition, massage, and movement exercises ( known as Tai Chi or Qi Gong ) to bring the body into balance.
The Traditional Chinese Medicine approach views the body as a whole and each symptom is looked at in relationship to all other presenting symptoms. The goal of the TCM practitioner is to assess the entire constitution of the patient and establish what is called a “pattern of disharmony”. Treatment is aimed at restoring harmony and bringing the body into balance.
This broad and open approach gives TCM the depth and complexity necessary to be a truly holistic medicine.
Massage Therapy has many applications and variations. Therapeutic massage can be an important component of any healthcare plan. It can be used to promote wellness and for stress relief, but it can also be used to treat many conditions. Benefits include improving circulation of blood and lymph, relaxing muscles and improving joint mobility. Common conditions effectively treated by therapeutic massage include tension headaches, pregnancy related back pain, muscular back pain, and tendonitis. Massage is effective for people of all ages, and can even be used on infants. Our experienced registered massage therapists can determine the best massage techniques and applications for you to help you reach your health care goals.