Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin needles through the skin at strategic points on the body.
Traditional Chinese Medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy- known as qi- believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in the body.
Many Western practitioners view acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles, and connective tissue. Stimulation of acupuncture meridian points causes the release of nervous system chemicals in the brain, spinal cord, and muscles that help restore the body’s ability to heal naturally.
BELOW ARE SOME OF THE COMMON CONDITIONS ACUPUNCTURE treats:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Induction of Labor
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)
Healing time always varies based on the severity of the problem at hand. It is typically affected by a combination of things including lifestyle factors such as occupation, activity level, age, and number of traumas. Generally, the longer a problem has taken to develop, the longer it takes to correct. For this reason, we always recommend seeing a chiropractor for a spinal evaluation to detect any problems that may be present. Early detection with anything in health leads to better outcomes.
Chiropractic addresses the nervous system by correcting vertebral subluxations also known as spinal misalignments. Drs. Whitney and Alex don’t just treat the symptoms, but rather address the cause of the problem by helping the body return to an optimal functioning state of being.
Some common back and spine conditions the doctors see are:
Soft tissue techniques help in preserving the health and function of surrounding muscle and connective tissue. Often, patients develop fibrous adhesions (which some people refer to as muscle “knots”) due to repetitive movements, overuse injuries, or bad postural habits. These adhesions lead to reduced flexibility and strength in the particular muscles or fascia involved. The doctors at Dynamic Health use both manual and instrument-assisted techniques to break down these adhesions and restore normal movement patterns.
Cupping is the use of circular cups suctioned on the skin to increase blood circulation, reduce muscle tension, reduce inflammation, and stimulate cellular repair.