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Acupuncture

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Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world. In the United States, practitioners incorporate healing traditions from China, Japan, and Korea. Acupuncture is a component of a complete medical system of healing. It is often used in conjunction with herbal and nutritional therapies, in order to not only treat symptoms, but also eliminate the root cause.

Acupuncture is a complementary medicine, which can be used alone or in conjunction with Western Medicine. However, many patients find that their need for prescription medicines or surgery is either decreased or eliminated as they return to health naturally.

Acupuncturists facilitate the healing response by using very fine, sterile, single-use, disposable needles. This method of therapy is safe and pain-free. In fact many patients fall asleep during their treatment and feel a lasting reduction in stress for days after. Acupuncture promotes this relaxed state by allowing the brain to release endorphins and decrease cortisol.

The goal of Chinese Medicine is to restore balance in the body—naturally. When the body is in dis-ease, a “blockage” or imbalance is present. To understand this concept, picture your body as a piece of land that is receiving water or nourishment, from various hoses. When water runs freely, the soil is fertile and growth is thriving. If any of the hoses become kinked, the ground will become withered. The role of the acupuncturist is to carefully observe the signs and symptoms, and find the “kinks” in the system.

In order to correctly diagnose and remove these blockages, your practitioner will ask you about your health condition, lifestyle, routines, and dietary habits. Your acupuncturist will want to obtain a complete picture of your treatment needs and behaviors that may contribute to your condition. Inform your practitioner of all medications you are taking and all medical conditions you have. This will ensure the most successful course of treatment. And finally, be sure to ask questions. Your Licensed Acupuncturist at Whole Health is committed to helping you achieve your health care goals!


According to the World Health Organization and the National Institutes of Health, there are over 200 conditions which can be effectively treated by acupuncture.

Masssage

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Whole Health Center offers many types of Massage Therapy seven days a week. Massage Therapy is not just for relaxing, but a highly effective way to keep you and your family well.

Studies have shown that massage is beneficial for stress and anxiety reduction, boosting the body’s immune system, and resolving injuries from sports or accidents. Therapeutic massage can alleviate pain, tension headaches, and many of the maladies of stress. If your automobile insurance will cover massage therapy, we will be happy to submit claims for you.

 

 

BENEFITS OF MASSAGE THERAPY

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety.

  • Enhanced sleep quality.

  • Greater energy.

  • Improved concentration.

  • Increased circulation.

  • Reduced fatigue.

Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork can:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.

  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.

  • Ease medication dependence.

  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.

  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.

  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.

  • Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin.

  • Increase joint flexibility.

  • Lessen depression and anxiety.

  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.

  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.

  • Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling.

  • Reduce spasms and cramping.

  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.

  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.

  • Relieve migraine pain.

 

Neuromuscular Massage is a form of specific soft tissue manipulation that focuses on relieving various forms of pain through treating the source. Pain has various components in the body and is unique in how it presents itself. Trigger point activity in the muscle may cause a variety of effects: headaches, pain, numbness, tingling, dizziness, and blurred visions—all of which may easily be overlooked and diagnosed as some other medical condition. Neuromuscular therapy aids in identifying the cause of pain and treating the source, rather than the symptoms which are mostly referred discomfort. It often uses attachment and positional release, which works with nerves on a minute level in the body. By turning off the nerve signals, greater depth can be achieved for a longer time, without causing pain. Neuromuscular Massage is great for problems caused by improper posture and auto injuries.

 

Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a hands -on technique that uses a gentle, rhythmic style of massage that mimics the action of the lymphatic system using precise pressure and movement. This relaxing technique stimulates recirculation of body fluids, increases immune system function, and balances the autonomic nervous system. Lymphatic Drainage Massage treatments can result in:

  • Relief of chronic pain

  • Reduction of edemas (swelling)

  • Detoxification of the body

  • Stimulation of immune system function

  • Relief from spasm and hypertonic muscles

  • Deep relaxation , relief from insomnia and stress

  • Regeneration of tissue (e.g. burns, surgery, scar tissue)and anti- aging effects

  • Relief of chronic inflammation and conditions such as acne, eczema and allergies

  • Reduction in the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia

 

Oncology Massage is an approach to massage therapy based in compassion and specialized massage to help people manage their experience with cancer. Oncology massage therapists are trained to adjust massage sessions in regard to the client’s condition, type and duration of cancer treatment and their side effects. The style of massage for clients going through treatment for cancer is non-circulatory, relaxation massage. The treatments for cancer are extremely taxing on the body and can cause many complex side effects. Deep tissue and other massage modalities that increase circulation are not appropriate at this time. Massage from a trained therapist during cancer treatment can improve quality of life during a time of extreme physical and emotional duress. Benefits of massage include relaxation, improved sleep and relief of anxiety, pain, fatigue and nausea.

It is important to discuss receiving massage therpy with your doctor and to provide a note of consent for your massage therapist.

Chiropractic

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The purpose of Chiropractic Care at Whole Health Center is to provide the highest standard of excellence in chiropractic care, while pursuing continuous quality improvement and public education to help our patients achieve their maximum health potential through natural means.

Chiropractic health care, as stated by the Association of Chiropractic Colleges, "focuses on the relationship between function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and structure (primarily the spine) and how that relationship maintains and promotes the preservation and restoration of health." Chiropractic care emphasizes the body's natural ability to heal itself without the use of drugs and surgery.

Spinal column joints often become misaligned or "subluxated" and lead to symptoms such as pain, stiffness, headaches, loss of motion, to name a few. Causes of subluxation are commonly the result of stress to the body which can come in the form of physical stress, chemical stress, or emotional stress. There are many factors that cause physiological changes to the body that disrupt muscle, tissue, and nerve tone. These may include major trauma (an accident, a fall, or a blow to the back) or micro-trauma over time (a change in posture, for example, behind the desk or computer).

Chiropractors have known about the dangers of subluxations for over one hundred years. Today, more scientific evidence is showing the dangers of subluxations and the health benefits of correcting them. To be truly healthy, it is vital that your nervous system be functioning free of interference from subluxations. Our goal is to allow your body to return itself to the highest level of health possible by correcting health issues caused by subluxations. Chiropractors are the ONLY health professionals trained in the detection, location, and correction of the troubles associated with a subluxation.

While people commonly seek chiropractic care for neck and back pain, chiropractic care is also very effective with:

  • Asthma

  • Dizziness

  • Ringing in the Ears & Hearing

  • Insomnia

  • Shoulder & Arm Pain

  • Knee & Foot Pain

  • Fatigue

  • Injury Prevention

  • TMJ Pain

  • PMS

  • Anxiety

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Sport-Specific Injuries

  • Migraines

  • Stress

Energy Healing

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Energy Therapy is based on ancient wisdom and modern scientific research of the electromagnetic system of the body. It is used to establish and maintain balance within the various energy centers and pathways; which can alleviate pain, discomfort and restore health and wellbeing.

Energy Therapy can be used for a variety of health concerns and imbalances. It is believed that the disruption of the energy centers and pathways (chakras and meridians) is where disease first occurs. By clearing, enhancing or dissipating the energy that is present within the individual, the natural energy flow is returned and the body can operate at optimal function.

Energy therapy is a hands-on gentle, calming and powerful healing modality that can be used alone or complements any other medical or alternative treatment.

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