back in shape has results and benefits attained through the drugless, non-surgical approach to health. his main goal is to educate his patients about chiropractic, massage therapy and acupuncture care; and encourage them in their commitment to better health. chiropractic doctors practice natural, drugless, non-invasive health care and rely on the body's ability to self-heal. sounds ideal, but just how does it work?
we fix the origin of the problem. chiropractors have a term for misalignments: subluxations. a vertebral subluxation is a misalignment of the bones that protect the spinal cord. it's a leak in the roof. or a kink in the wiring of your nervous system. the severity of the subluxation can vary, and there are a number of potential contributing factors that can be physical, emotional, mental, or chemical. the subluxation can be caused by any number of incidents, from birth trauma to an auto accident to simple repetition or over-use.
tcm - traditional chinese medicine
the chinese developed tcm to treat the ailing and sick. there are 4 aspects of tcm:
1.acupuncture - the technique of inserting needles into specific points on the body to balance yin/yan, the 5 elements, modulate pain, and improve organ function.
2.tui nau (massage and manipulation) - movement of the spinal segments and interrelated muscles to promote healing.
3.herbal/nutritional medicine - support the healing mechanisms of the body with herbs, tissue glandulars, vitamins, minerals, and homeopathic medicine.
4.qigong (mind - body) - stimulate healing and balance through meditation and mind body healing.
tcm theory asserts that processes of the human body are interrelated and in constant interaction with the environment. tcm practitioners believe signs of disharmony help them to understand, treat and prevent illness and disease through the testing of the meridian system.
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