Chiropractic care focuses on balancing the spine so that the nervous system housed inside can transmit and receive information to and from the rest of our body as wholly and completely as possible. These signals can be interrupted by an imbalance in the spine, also called a vertebral subluxation. A subluxation can impair the conduction of these signals, causing miscommunication to the immune system, gastrointestinal system, and endocrine systems, for example. Our chiropractors employ a method categorized as a “tonal” technique to work with patients to restore balance to their spines and whole function to their nervous systems. By way of gentle palpation, they pay attention to the tone or tension of the body and spine as a whole, picking up patterns that course throughout the body. The cranium is also palpated, since 80% of the central nervous system is housed there. If there is strong tension and imbalance to the cranium, that can and often does influence the balance of the spine. When getting adjusted with this method, you may or may not hear anything at all. The method may be so gentle you almost do not know anything has happened other than becoming more relaxed until these chiropractors help you see what is changed on the first appointment. They know if they can help the tone of the body normalize, then the body is in a fantastic position to increase its’ own ability to heal. Other chiropractic techniques employed include Neuro Emotional Technique (NET), Activator Methods, and Thompson. Here at the Whole Life Center for Health, we believe everyone can and does benefit from regular adjustments!
Taken from Webster’s Dictionary, nutrition is defined as anything that nourishes, and to nourish is to feed or sustain with substances necessary to life and growth. Our bodies need vitamins and minerals to stay healthy and vibrant, some of these we receive from fruits, vegetables and proteins. We intake only so much of the necessary nutrients daily since most of our soils have been depleted without being replenished with the much needed minerals. We also recognize our society has veered away from home cooked balanced meals, and because of this supplements may be an important addition to our daily diet. This is why we offer whole food, herbal, and homeopathic supplements and remedies. We use 3 main methods to determine which supplements may help you and your family to reach optimum potential. We use nutritional response testing (NRT) also known as muscle testing, ZYTO scans, and a series of questions. We also work with gettoknowyourDNA.com to offer nutritional counseling based on genetic testing to supplement for any genetic variant predispositions. Finally, when a person is considering help with significant dietary changes and weight loss/management, we offer a purification program which can be beneficial in rebuilding a proper nutrition plan.
Whole Food Supplements
When our daily diet doesn’t include the important vitamins and minerals we must access them from other sources. One of the sources is by using whole food supplements. Whole foods are grown and harvested from their natural environment without refinement. A tomato is an example of a whole food. It is plucked from the vine where it grew containing vitamins and minerals that naturally occur and provide us with nutrients we need for our bodies to function normally. We intake only so much of the necessary nutrients daily since our soils have been depleted without being replenished with the much needed minerals. We also recognize our society has veered away from home cooked balanced meals , and supplements may be an important addition to our daily diet. This is why we offer Standard Process whole food supplements, along with herbal and homeopathic supplements.
Massage therapy can be a wonderful addition to your path toward wellness. It can also be a great complement to your chiropractic care. Benefits of massage can include increased flexibility, increased circulation of blood to the heart, and an interruption to a pain cycle for chronic pain relief. Other results include an overall decrease in tension caused by emotional or physical stress, such as repetitive movements. Many people experience a feeling of well-being after their massages. Our massage therapist is trained in many different massage techniques and specializes in pain relief massages and cranio-sacral therapy. She is happy to tailor a massage to your specific needs.
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Cranio-Sacral Therapy (CST) is a light touch approach that releases tension deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction, and ultimately improve whole body health and performance. Around your brain and spinal cord, there are soft tissues and fluid that help protect these vital organs. Every day you endure stress and strains, and your body absorbs and adapts tot hem. Eventually, they may absorb too much tension and may affect your brain and spinal cord, potentially compromising the function of your central nervous system, which controls the performance of nearly every other system in your body. CST releases those deep tensions to allow the entire body to relax and self-correct. This is done using a gentle touch to find and release any restrictions.
Hypnosis is a natural state that a person may already experience several times throughout the day. It is a safe process that allow the physical body and conscious mind to be in a relaxed state while the subconscious mind remains in a heightened state of suggestibility. This provides a wonderful opportunity to help change unwanted habits or inhibiting thoughts. Hypnosis is an education-communication process to a person’s mind that allows the conscious and subconscious minds to agree following a hypnotherapy session.
Our hypnotherapist completed training with Masters Center of Hypnosis Sciences and specializes in assisting adolescents and adults in weight loss, self-esteem enhancement, smoking cessation, performance enhancement, and more. He can aid a person by finding the cause of an issue and help develop suggestions to change their thoughts about this issue. The experiencing of hypnosis feels like daydreaming, having a focused attention, sometimes even having heightened awareness. This experience allows you to look beyond what you currently see and focus on what you can imagine.
Meridians form a network of energy channels throughout the body, and each Meridian is named after the organ or function to which it relates. These energy channels work in harmony with the body’s circulatory, nervous, muscular, digestive, genitourinary, and all other systems of the body. Some of the main Meridians include lung, kidney, gallbladder, stomach, spleen, heart, small intestine, large intestine, urinary bladder, triple warmer, and pericardium (heart and circulation Meridian). Meridian therapy can be described as using the principles of acupuncture without the use of a penetrating needle. It is also referred to as “AcuPoint Physical Medicine.” When these Meridians are blocked or weakened, pain or dysfunction in a body system or specific body region can occur. These AcuPoints are accessed by using a low frequency electric current and/or laser stimulation to help decrease pain, increase function, and restore harmony to the affected area(s).
Active Mobilization Release Technique
AMR technique is a specialized approach in working with the body, designed as a solution for patients suffering from pain, loss of movements, and loss of function in a specific part of the body. These issues can be experienced anywhere on the body; for example the spine, shoulders, knees, hips, and neck. AMR technique is the result of studying and applying numerous techniques and approaches to patients over the last 20 years, then absorbing what is useful and discarding what is not. As a result, AMR technique is a streamlined approach to evaluating movements and correcting imbalances that will help the chiropractic adjustment to reach its fullest potential. The goal of AMR is to achieve effective results in the shortest amount of time possible, where both the doctor and the patient can see lasting benefits, usually within a few visits.
Your body is energetically connected and constantly in communication with itself in order to maintain overall health and functionality. The ZYTO software interacts non-invasively with your body to essentially “ask your body questions” and record your body’s responses through digital stimulus. It does this by having your hand placed on a contact interface which is connected to a computer. It generates a report that gives insight into the current function of specific organs and body systems. Information gathered provides a snapshot of the current functionality of your body and helps your healthcare provider make the best decisions regarding your healthcare, and decide what nutritional supplements or other treatments will provide the best results for your health.