Acupuncture is one of the most popular natural medicine healthcare options available. Both modern research and ancient history give acupuncture an impressive record for safety and effectiveness.
but some people hesitate to receive acupuncture treatment due to fear of needles. Fortunately for those patients, other options exist. Low-power laser acupuncture is one of the best options because it is fast, effective, and completely painless.
Laser acupuncture uses low-power laser light at specific wavelengths to stimulate acupuncture points and bring about effects similar to traditional needle acupuncture, but without the pain of needles.
Is it Really Pain Free?
Absolutely. The low-power laser beam produces no sensation of pain or even heat. It does no harm to the tissue and is safe for use on sensitive skin, in children or the elderly.
Fast and Convenient
Needle acupuncture often requires the needles to remain inserted for 15-30 minutes or more. Laser acupuncture, on the other hand, can often obtain the same results in a few seconds. One study has shown the effect of laser acupuncture may be “more profound and lasts longer than either electroacupunture or classical needle acupuncture”.
A Safe Acupuncture Option
Because the skin is not penetrated, there’s no risk of infection or internal injury. Similarly, the low-power laser beam causes no damage to or heating of the tissue. even injured areas can be safely treated.
An important method used for many centuries. The arterial pulse is felt by the finger tips not only for rate, but other subtle qualities, such as strength & depth. Organ pulses indicate excesses and deficiencies found in the patient.
- Superficial (Skin)
- Middle (Blood)
- Deep (Bone)
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
During a physical exam the doctor studies the patient’s body to determine the presence of physical problems and look for “ominous signs” that may require a referral.
- Inspection (Looking)
- Palpitation (Feeling)
- Abscultation (Listening)
- Percussion (Sounds)
10 Questions of a Complete Diagnosis
- Hot & Cold Temperatures
- Aches & Pains
- Reproductive (Sexual Energy)
In a more modern approach to treating symptoms and is used as an alternative to needling for needle-phobics. The amount of laser time for adults is 10-12 sec. per point. For children it’s 3-5 sec. Results are comparable to needling.
Tui Na Body Work
(Tui = Push; Na = Grasp) is an ancient therapeutic method used in the prevention and treatment of disease in TCM. Various techniques, manipulations and passive movements are used to bring about changes in the body.
The Clinic Application:
- Promotes circulation
- Regulates digestive function
- Smooths flow of Liver Qi
- Improves mobility of joints
The appearance of the tongue is an important diagnostic tool for determining health and function of the internal organs.
Evaluate conditions of the spine and extremities. Used to determine the severity of a problem and evaluate a treatment plan.
- Range of motion
- Neurological Evaluation
- Motor Evaluation
- Sensory Evaluation
- Muscle Testing
- Steve Stewart PhD DNM DHS PSc.D.
- The Chiropractic Health And Wellness Centre
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