By choice, chiropractors do not use drugs or surgery. Instead, they utilize natural approaches to allow the body to heal itself. Chiropractors are facilitators of health that utilize several approaches to create optimal wellness. In addition to the chiropractic adjustment your doctor might recommend additional therapies or treatments to your individualized care plan.
Acupuncture is an ancient healing modality that began approximately 5000 years ago in China. Early physicians discovered a complex energy network called meridians, traversing just below the surface of the skin, mapping out more than two thousand concentrated energy centers along these pathways called acupuncture points. Chi or vital life force energy flows through these meridians and works in harmony with the body’s circulation, nervous, muscular, immune, digestive, genitourinary, and all other systems of the body. When vital energy (chi) becomes blocked or weakened along a meridian line, a symptom in a body system will become evident. Stimulation of the acupuncture point can restore the free flow of chi, which induces healing, pain relief, increased circulation, lymphatic drainage and immune system response to bring that body back into homeostasis and into a state of healing.
In our practice we integrate auricular and body acupuncture points as well as acupressure for healing. Virtually any condition and symptom can be helped with acupuncture medicine. A treatment protocol and home recommendations will be given by your doctor upon your intake and first visit. Specialized acupuncture treatments are as follows:
Enhance your beauty inside out with acupuncture applied to the face and body to stimulate collagen and elastin production, the building blocks of youthfulness. Needles are threaded under the three auricular muscles of the ear that create a natural face lift. Each session can be customized for your specific needs, including relaxing forehead wrinkles, crows feet, dimishing nasiolabial folds, lymphatic drainage of the face and promoting circulation into the facial muscles helping with cell turnover and rejuvenation. Microcurrent electrical therapy is then used to lift and tone the muscles of the face. This treatment is indicated for facial paralysis and Bell’s Palsy patients as well.
Metabolism Enhancement for Weight Loss
Needles are strategically placed to help control hunger and habit control as well as points to help balance hormones that contribute to weight loss. Aromatherapy and application of acupressure pellets for a lasting effect is applied.
De-Stress + Unwind
Indulge your senses, relax and let go with our de-stress and unwind session. Points are stimulated along the heart meridian and auricular therapy is used on points to calm the spirit and soothe the soul. Aromatherapy in combination with acupuncture is used to elevate and enhance the mood, which will bring balance to the mind and body
Renewal Pain Management
This treatment utilizes master analgesic (pain relieving) points in the body as well as anti-inflammatory points to stimulate circulation and immune system response to induce healing. A technique called Surround the Dragon is used on the structure of the body causing pain as well as auricular reflexes to bring the body back into harmony.