Methods and Techniques
Chiropractic is a philosophy, science and art concerned with the location, treatment and prevention of the disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians are well known for their expertise in the lifestyles of health, wellbeing and longevity.
Applied Kinesiology is used to identify these sources of dis-ease along with many structural and gastrointestinal issues associated with the neurological systems of the body . Many patients with complex conditions have turned to Applied Kinesiology when nothing else has worked for them.
Which proper therapy it is your doctors goal to safely relieve the suffering related to debilitating injury that can compound into pain, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, adrenal fatigue, thyroid imbalance, weight gain, mental stress and more. And to bring you hope and healing to your life.
By developing a dialogue with you and your body, clinical kinesiology helps reveal what the primary imbalances are, and the adaptive patterns created that compensate for this imbalance. The doctor then uses this information to evaluate and then display the underlying cause and which therapeutic techniques that will be most effective in resolving the underlying problem.
Traditional Chineses Medicine
Using the understanding of Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners uses their diagnosis and treatment skills to restore the body’s balance and harmony between the natural opposing forces of yin and yang, which can block Qi and cause dis-ease. Art forms used can include Meridian therapy, diet and herbal therapy, joint and muscle manipulation, physical exercise, and soft tissue and organ massage therapy.
These channels of energy were mapped out by the Chinese over five thousand years ago and is the basis of all treatment. To rectify Imbalances in theses vital energy channels by unblocking and moving congestion out of theses channels. It does not matter whether chemical, emotional or physiological stress impairs the perfect functioning of these meridians; it only matters that these circuits of energy are active and communicating 100% of their vital ability to your body.
Pioneers in the Energy Medicine field consider Meridian Therapy to be a form of “psychological acupuncture.” When you combine this physical/energetic therapy with specific spinal and organ therapies the result is a very powerful mind/body healing technique that can release trauma and illness from both your mind and the very tissues of your body
Viscera “organ” therapy
Visceral massage originates from Eastern Taoist practices where they emphasize the importance of releasing old stagnant energy stored in organs and glands of your body. It is believed that this stagnant energy can contain unresolved traumas and emotional issues from the past, as well as all your biochemical functions for immunity, higher brain function and regeneration.
This connection between emotional energy on one side and the digestive/hormonal energy on the other side has long been known in traditional Chinese medicine. It draws a connection between five major organ systems and different emotional spectrums associated with each: according to the eastern medicine practices, heart and small intestine come with joy; stomach is associated with anxiety and over-thinking; liver and gallbladder are said to go along with anger, large intestine and lungs are connected to grief; and fear comes along with your bladder and kidneys.
This core therapy is often cited as a missing link in the treatment of recurring musculoskeletal pain, postural distortions and biomechanical dysfunction.
Neonatal Reflex therapy
Neonatal Reflexes- “Retained”
When accumulation or impactful stress is present during your development these important reflexes can be neurologically overloaded creating a delay or even a retainment of the growth and development of the brain, gut and immune systems. These retainments can be caused by but not limited to: Birth Traumas, C-Section, exposure to GMO foods such as wheat, soy and corn, Round-up exposed soils, Thimerosal (mercury) Vaccination chemistry, and Excitotoxic preservatives in packaged foods like MSG.
So as we grow-up with our Neonatal Reflexes Retained, they create subtle or drastic interferences with some or all functions of the higher brain centers. Symptoms can include: lack of self-soothing, abnormal body movement, gross and fine motor control, structural problems, visual tracking, hormonal imbalances, stomach pain, constipation, Leaky Gut, Irritable Bowel syndrome, chronic inflammation, allergies, social cueing, delayed emotional and academic development, anxiety, panic attacks, dyslexia, autistic behavior, ADD/ADHD spectrum symptoms, and many other Gut and Neurodegenerative diseases depending on your age.
Reintegration of “Retained Neonatal Reflexes”
Structural and neurological corrections have been developed that assist in the integration of the Retained Neonatal Reflexes. Theses modalities include specific Cranial/Sacral and Brainstem corrections, meridian therapies, organ manipulations and neurological reprograming. Reintegrating the reflexes in this way gives the body the boost they need to move again in a higher brain function thus allowing the neurology of the body to learn again what was missed.
These corrections are only one part of a team that includes, Functional Medicine, Chiropractic Neurology, Behavioral Optometrists, Neuropsychologists, sound therapist, EEG Neurofeedback Therapists, Medical Practitioners, Clinical Nutritionists, Occupational Therapist, Psychologists, Speech Therapist, etc. Those trained in Retained Neonatal Reflexes correction are also taught when to refer and to which other professions.
Being so, the stigma of many “labels” like Autism (ASD), Attention Deficits (ADHS), Dyslexia, Leaning and Behavioral Difficulties, can effectively be treated by a Doctor of Chiropractic or Osteopathy who has been specially trained to work with Neonatal Reflexes techniques.
Common Conditions Treated
In fact, musculoskeletal pain or discomfort in any area of the spine or extremity, like neck and back ailments, knee and ankle problems to carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow is a candidate for safe, natural, noninvasive care.
Common musculoskeletal conditions treated:
- low back pain and stiffness
- neck and upper back pain and stiffness
- mid back pain and stiffness
- headaches and migraines
- arm and leg pains, weakness, numbness and tingling
- Shoulder, hips and pelvis pain and dysfunction
- Whiplash and concussions
Common Injuries Treated
Complementary and alternative practitioners are highly skilled in many types of injuries and recognize the unique findings associated with each. For example, it’s important to understand that lifestyle injuries often involve a delayed onset of symptoms which commonly arise weeks and even months post trauma. With lifestyle injuries your Doctor will look beyond the actual injury and address such things as work, posture and movements. For sports injuries, exercise science is employed to check for biomechanical and muscle imbalances as a routine part of the treatment plan. Treating the whole person and optimizing health is what IT’S all about.
Common injuries treated:
- Falls and and whiplash injuries
- lifting injuries
- sports/athletic injuries
- Head trauma
Physiological and biochemical Conditions Treated
In addition to musculoskeletal problems, Complementary and Alternative therapies have been shown to benefit many individuals suffering from “medical” ailments such as chronic ear infections in children, menstrual pain and irregularities in women, and arthritis in the elderly. Modern day research has shown that many “medical” conditions can be caused or aggravated by irritation to spinal nerve roots, organ and gland weakness and biochemical imbalances in the gut and brain. All of these share an intimate relationship with the spinal and electrical structures or the body . By restoring proper nerve function by normalizing these structure and function, individuals suffering from these “medical” ailments can obtain partial and in some cases, full relief.
Non-musculoskeletal conditions which studies have shown benefit from Complementary and alternative therapies.
- Stress and fatigue relief
- Leaky gut
- Painful mensuration
- Epi-genetic imbalances
- infantile colic
- low energy levels
- ear and sinus congestion
- Neurodegenerative dis-eases
If a condition exists which is found to be suited for treatment by an other specialist, such conditions will be send to the appropriate referral physician. However, most patients suffering from musculoskeletal and the above complaints can and are successfully cared for with Complementary and Alternative therapies every single day.