Chiropractic & Acupuncture
Your spinal column, made up of 24 independent vertebrae, is what allows your body to move, twist, and bend through every motion of your busy day. It also encases and helps protect the delicate nerve tissue that carries every communication between your brain and body. This is why we believe the first step to a healthy and active lifestyle is a healthy spine, free of subluxations. Sub-lux-what?
· a slight misalignment of the vertebrae, regarded in chiropractic theory as the cause of many health problems.
When two or more vertebrae aren't working together properly, it is known as a subluxation. Subluxations can cause you to experience pain, discomfort, decreased mobility, or many other symptoms. These misalignments often go unnoticed even while causing major miscommunication between your brain and body.
Spinal subluxations irritate nerves, causing disruption of nerve signals between the brain and body. There are 31 pair of spinal nerves from head to low back, so there are many different places that interference can occur.If a subluxation prevents the nervous system from functioning properly, it will eventually lead to symptoms such as pain, inflammation, stiffness or redness. These symptoms are your body’s only way of letting you know something is wrong! Unfortunately, by the time pain and symptoms appear, the problem may have been present for months, even years.
The great news is that you can help prevent these types of symptoms with routine chiropractic care.
Your body, in most cases, can heal itself if given the proper care, the adjustment. Once the adjustment is given, the pressure is taken off the nerve, allowing proper communication of nerve signals. Thus, TRUE HEALING BEGINS!!!
Chiropractic care is beneficial for MANY different conditions. As chiropractors, we do NOT TREAT conditions/diseases, we ADJUST verterbral bone/joint misalignments, also known as SPINAL SUBLUXATIONS. With that said, Chiropractic adjustments can help people with all sorts of diseases or symptoms. Although we don't treat the actual disease, miraculous results can come from simply removing this nerve interference, allowing the body heal itself. For example, pain medication can alleviate PAIN, but it doesn't fix the CAUSE! The CAUSE comes from distorted signals arising from irritated nerves. The CAUSE is the SUBLUXATION. Pain medication does not correct the SUBLUXATION; it simply masks the symptom of pain.
Dr. Jaci's care promotes ongoing wellness by removing subluxations, enabling your body's powerful ability to heal itself. With regular adjustments, chiropractic also offers a host of health benefits beyond preventative care, and is vital for keeping your body balanced, flexible and feeling its best. Everyone, from growing children to active seniors, can benefit from regular chiropractic care. With our convenient location, extended hours and affordable wellness plans, choosing chiropractic care for the health and wellness of you and your family has never been easier.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture has been around for more than 4000 years and is based on the premise that most diseases are the result of energy disruption. This Chinese system of natural healing is concerned with restoring proper energy flow throughout the body and to all organs. If all parts of the body are not functioning properly, pain, disease, organ malfunction and suffering are inevitable.
Where does the interruption of energy flow occur? Energy flow can be disrupted by imbalances in meridians/channels of energy throughout the body and/or by subluxations of the spine.
How can we detect if there is a blockage in energy flow? There are many methods, such as signs/symptoms, organ reflex points, instrumental findings, skin irritations, and advanced meridian graphing.
How are acupuncture treatments performed? After the skin points are determined, we can use one of over 30 methods of stimulation. The most common technique we use is needle acupunture stimulation of the specific points. We also use cupping, moxibustion, and electrical acupuncture when appropriate.
What types of conditions can acupuncture treat? There are over 2,000 different conditions that acupuncture can treat. Acupuncture is a complete healing art within itself and seeks to correct dysfunction so that healing can take place.
What percentage responds favorably to acupuncture treatment? Typically 8 out of 10 people respond favorably. There are a variety of reasons people fail to respond favorably, such as advanced age, condition severity, and irreversible tissue damage to name a few.
Do spinal adjustments help support the positive effects of acupuncture? Absolutely! Spinal adjustments are actually a big part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and are referred to as Tui Na.
If you have other questions, please give us a call! We are always happy to offer a complimentary consultation.