The nervous system operates through the brain and spinal column, controlling all basic functions throughout the body, including movement, sensation, digestion, elimination, etc. When the joints in the spinal column are out of alignment or not moving correctly, the local joint nerve receptors can become overloaded and affect muscles to cause spasms and affect other functions controlled by the nervous system that are at the same level of the spine. Reintroducing normal joint motion can correct imbalances and remove pain.
Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting tiny needles at very precise acupuncture points.
The classical Chinese explanation is that channels of energy run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that backs up in others.
The meridians can be influenced by needling the acupuncture points; the acupuncture needles unblock the obstructions at the dams, and reestablish the regular flow through the meridians. Acupuncture treatments can therefore help the body's internal organs to correct imbalances in their digestion, absorption, and energy production activities, and in the circulation of their energy through the meridians.
The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body's natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.
Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a system that evaluates structural, chemical and mental aspects of health using manual muscle testing combined with other standard methods of diagnosis. AK, a non-invasive system of evaluating body function that is unique in the healing arts, has become a dynamic movement in health care in its relatively short existence.
The combined terms “applied” and “kinesiology” describe the basis of this system, which is the use of manual muscle testing to evaluate body function through the dynamics of the musculoskeletal system. Treatments may involve specific joint manipulation or mobilization, various myofascial therapies, cranial techniques, meridian and acupuncture skills, clinical nutrition, dietary management, counseling skills, evaluating environmental irritants and various reflex procedures.
Homeopathy, or homeopathic medicine, is a medical philosophy and practice based on the idea that the body has the ability to heal itself. Homeopathy was founded in the late 1700s in Germany and has been widely practiced throughout Europe. Homeopathic medicine views symptoms of illness as normal responses of the body as it attempts to regain health.
Homeopathy is based on the idea that "like cures like." That is, if a substance causes a symptom in a healthy person, giving the person a very small amount of the same substance may cure the illness. In theory, a homeopathic dose enhances the body's normal healing and self-regulatory processes.
Homeopathy uses pills or liquid mixtures (solutions) containing only an infinitesimal amount of an active ingredient (usually a plant or mineral) for treatment of disease. These are known as highly diluted or "potentiated" substances.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. Using a soft touch, practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.
Nutrition and Herbal Therapy
Nutrients, herbs, and other food components influence the function of the body, protect against disease, restore health, and determine a person’s response to changes in the environment. Therapy will look at the individual needs of the patient and evaluate whether dietary or supplemental changes are needed.
Sacro Occipital Technique
Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT) is a specialized, comprehensive, gentle and innovative technique of Chiropractic, so named because of the relationship between the sacrum (base of the spine) and the occiput (base of the skull). The techniques utilized in SOT promote optimal innate healing mechanics for the spine, pelvis, cranium, organs, extremities, nervous system, brain and muscles. These techniques promote balance, neurological integrity and integrated function of the organ structure and neurological mechanism.