Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese system of healing that focuses the balance of an individual's healing energy, or chi. Acupuncturists help chi move along pathways, called meridians, that connect various organs and systems within the body. The uninterrupted and balanced flow of energy along meridians contributes to one's overall health. Blockages and imbalances result in pain and illness. Very fine, sterile, and painless needles are inserted into the skin at specific acupuncture points along the meridians to redirect and reposition the flow of energy.
Chiropractic focuses on spinal alignment. Misalignments of the vertebrae cause pressure on the spinal nerves, leading to diminished function and illness. Through manipulation or adjustment of the spine, chiropractic treatment corrects these misalignments.
Massage therapy is a general term which covers the manipulation of soft tissue for therapeutic purposes. Massage involves the practice of kneading or otherwise affecting muscles by hand or mechanical device to help increase circulation and detoxification, reduce physical and emotional stress and increase general wellness.
Nutritional counseling focuses on education and awareness of the individual's dietary needs. Food and nutrition play a central role in a person's overall health. A balanced diet helps meet the health needs of the body.
Herbal therapy uses natural plant substances to maintain and improve health. Herbs have been used as medications in all cultures, for thousands of years. Many common pharmaceuticals have botanical origins.
Therapeutic exercise is physical movement made to improve health. Prescribed exercise may include therapeutic series of stretching as well as daily walking routines.