Treatment performed by the insertion of sterile needles through the skin. Acupuncture is used to treat the underlying cause of the body’s dysfunction or
illness, to treat pain, and to treat the body’s physiological functions. Acupuncture works with the nervous, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, immune, and gastrointestinal systems to provide optimal function. This modality can help with stress and over all body well-being.
Nutritional supplements are vital to overcoming the effects of poor dietary habits and deficiencies due to modern farming practices and processed food that can result in chronic medical conditions. Patients suffering dietary deficiencies are guided toward more healthful ways of eating as well as advised on what nutritional supplements can improve their overall health.
When the musculoskeletal system becomes weak, the body can experience aches and pains in the neck, lower back shoulders, hips and knees, as examples. Treatment often includes acupuncture, anti-inflammatory diets, exercise, massage, naturopathic adjustment, heat and cold application, injection techniques such as prolotherapy, PRP and neural therapy, and even electrical stimulation to promote healing.
Detoxification is the process of neutralizing, transforming and clearing toxins from the body. The first line of treatment involves dietary and lifestyle changes which reduce intake of toxins and improve elimination. Another form of detoxification is chelation therapy. Chelation therapy has been recognized in medicine as being of value in the removal of toxic compounds such as heavy metals and xenobiotics from the body where they exert their deleterious effects.
Nutritional Intravenous Therapy
Intravenous (IV) therapy can be more effective than taking supplements orally for correcting intracellular nutrient deficits. The intravenous method delivers nutrients directly to where they are needed, the cells, bypassing the digestive system which can sometimes block the absorption of nutrients. In addition, IV nutrients are frequently given in therapeutic, pharmacological doses greater than the minimal requirements of the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA), which are intended just to avoid deficiency states. Therefore, IVs are frequently more effective then oral supplementation at treating chronic illnesses and IV administration has an exceedingly high safety profile.
Healing with Injections
Giving a remedy or medication with a hypodermic needle has been one of the greatest advances in modern medicine and is only a little over 100 years old. If a medication is given orally, a large dose is needed to achieve the concentration necessary in the target tissue causing the rest of the body to be poisoned unnecessarily. Delivering a specific drug directly to the site requires a much smaller dosage. And beyond anything else, the needle stick often will bring up held back emotions and memories stored in the injected tissue. These releases are often the most important part of a healing intervention.
Vitamin Nutrients (example B12), homeopathic remedies, hormones, or medications can be used in this technique.
Prolotherapy is an all-natural injection technique to heal injured ligaments and tendons. These sensitive tissues often are overlooked as sources of pain – with few methods of treating them – yet are able to become stronger, with more joint stability, through prolotherapy. Prolotherapy is the injection of common nutrients at the source of this pain, which is typically where the ligaments and tendons attach to a bone.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
The body has a natural ability to heal itself if imbalances are corrected and proper motivation is given. Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a form of regenerative injection medicine that can do this by amplifying the natural regeneration of diseased or damaged tissue. The treatment consists of a standard blood draw in which a sample of blood is collected from the patient, processed, then the resulting biological fluid containing growth factors and other building blocks is reintroduced to your body where it is used to heal tissue.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy is an effective treatment for muscle problems called “trigger points,” which can cause considerable pain and muscular dysfunction. Pressing a muscle’s trigger point can extend pain to another part of the body, such as a trigger point in the buttocks creating pain in the patient’s leg. Left untreated, trigger points can lead to more trigger points developing in nearby muscles.
Neural therapy is a method of diagnosing and treating illness and pain caused by disturbances of the body's electrophysiology. These electrical disturbances, called "interference fields," are manifestations of cell membrane instability and typically trigger abnormal autonomic nervous system responses. Interference fields may be found in scars, autonomic ganglia, teeth, internal organs or other locations where local tissue irritation exists.