What is Oriental Medicine? How does it benefit me?

Oriental Medicine is a complete medical healing process that has been practiced successfully for several thousand years on millions of patients in The East and West. Oriental Medicine focuses on the individual's complete physiological and psychological structure and overall wellbeing. It centers on the whole patient to create a balanced healing effect.

Oriental Medicine incorporates a variety of skills, proven techniques and effective remedies. Among them: Acupuncture, Chinese herbology, bodywork and additional therapies to achieve and maintain the ideal state of health and prevent disease.
What is Acupuncture and how does it work?

Oriental Medicine teaches that every individual possesses energy in the body called 'Qi'. And that this energy travels in pathways called Meridians. These energy pathways must maintain a constant and balanced flow. Certain body spots (Acupuncture Points) are Qi pools. Oftentimes, they are deficient or excess with Qi. This is the body area where disharmony, pain or discomfort tends to occur. To return Qi flow into balance, we stimulate the area with hair thin needles.


What conditions benefit from chiropractic care?

Although chiropractic is used most frequently to relieve chronic or acute low back pain, studies have found it to be effective for a variety of conditions such as many spinal conditions including postural problems, disc problems and back pain with pregnancy, athletic injuries, migraine headaches, neck and shoulder pain, TMJ, carpal tunnel syndrome and fibromyalgia, besides whiplash conditions following an accident or injury.

Chiropractic is a natural, holistic method that promotes the functioning of the body’s own natural healing process. This is accomplished through adjustments of the spine, as well as the rest of the musculoskeletal systems. This therapy balances the nervous system, which controls every aspect of your body’s health. Our practice incorporates sports medicine principles to treat and educate all patients in how they can obtain optimal health. Our goal for every person is to guide him/her to his or her maximum health and maintain that quality of life via preventive medicine, exercise, and proper nutrition.

Healthy Tips for a Healthy Spine

The following tips can help you take better care of your spine:

2) When standing for extended periods, rest one foot on a small stool to maintain spinal curvature and relieve pressure. The knees should be bent when bending forward. Low-heeled shoes may help by maintaining spinal curvatures and cushioning your weight.

3) Use chairs that promote good posture and support your back. Placing a lumbar support in the lower portion of your back may help support your spine's natural curve. Readjust the seat of your car so that your knees are level with your hips.

4) When bending forward, bend at the knees and hips, but keep your back straight. This will help to keep your spine's curvature in proper alignment. When lifting, keep your spine straight while using your legs to do most of the work. Hold the objects being lifted close to your body to keep the weight on your spine to a minimum.


What are Subluxations?

Vertebral subluxations are displacements of the spinal bones (vertebrae) that can cause stress to your spinal cord and nervous system. Subluxations may be caused by poor sleeping habits, poor posture, strenuous exercise, injuries, auto accidents, sports, slips or falls, and in some cases, the birthing process itself.

Chiropractic adjustments are very helpful in correcting subluxations and restoring optimal health.


What kind of education and training do doctors of chiropractic have?

Although chiropractic shares much with other health professions, its emphasis and application of philosophy distinguishes it from modern medicine. Chiropractic philosophy gravitates toward a holistic ("total person") approach to healing which combines elements of the mind, body and spirit and maintains that health depends on obedience to natural laws, and that deviation from such laws can result in illness.

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