Chiropractors, also known as chiropractic doctors or chiropractic physicians, emphasize the conservative management of the neuromusculoskeletal system without the use of medicine or surgery with a focus on the spine. Chiropractors use aspects from mainstream alternative medicine. Chiropractors use x-rays to examine the bone structure of a patient. The practice of chiropractic medicine involves a range of diagnostic methods including skeletal imaging, observational and tactile assessments, and orthopedic and neurological evaluation. A chiropractor may also refer a patient to an appropriate specialist or co-manage with another health care provider. Common patient management involves spinal manipulation and other manual therapies to the joints and soft tissue such as:
- Rehabilitative exercises
- Health promotion
- Electrical modalities
- Complementary procedures
- Lifestyle counseling.
Physical therapy involves the interaction between physical therapist, patients/clients, other health professionals, families, caregivers, and communities in a process where movement potential is assessed and diagnosed and goals are agreed upon, using knowledge and skills unique to physical therapists. PTs are healthcare professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to elders, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions, illnesses, or injuries that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities as much as they would like in their daily lives. PTs use an individual’s history and physical examination to arrive at a diagnosis and establish a management plan and, when necessary, incorporate the results of laboratory and image studies. PT management commonly includes the prescription of or assistance with specific exercises, manual therapy, education, manipulation and other interventions. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles, providing services to individuals and populations to develop, maintain, and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout their lifespan. This includes providing services in circumstances where movement is central to what it means to be healthy.
Acupuncture is a way of healing by means of inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise points in the body.
The classic Chinese explanation is that channels of energy run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. These channels can be influenced by needling the acupuncture points. Acupuncture is perhaps the best known natural treatment for acute or chronic pain. It has also developed a strong reputation for helping to control appetite and craving and improve metabolism and digestion as well as helping with weight loss. Acupuncture has also helped hundreds of patients quit smoking and is used in the treatment of drug and alcohol abuse.
The benefits are extraordinary. Acupuncture promotes health and well-being, prevents illnesses and treats various medical conditions. In the hands of a well-trained practitioner, it has much broader applications. It can be used in the treatment of Digestive disorders, Respiratory disorders, Neurological and Muscular disorders, and Urinary, Menstrual or Reproductive problems. It is also particularly useful in resolving physical problems related to tension, stress, or emotional conditions.
Not only do we treat patients with acupuncture, however, we also employ the use of Herbal Remedies, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Nutritional and Lifestyle Counseling through a holistic approach to feeling as good as possible and expanding that sense of wellness.
Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Ancient Health Care system of which acupuncture is a part, works wonders.
1. It can help prevent illness and disease
2. It activates the self-healing and self-regulating abilities of the body.
3. It adjusts and balances the flow of vital life energy, called Qi
4. It can help you achieve optimal health, vitality, and well-being.