The word holistic implies a natural form of care, utilizing the body’s own natural healing ability. Today, more people are looking to avoid the dangers and complications associated with surgery and medications and are instead choosing safer alternatives. Recent studies, Eisenberg et al, showed that in 2000, that more people attended the offices of alternative practitioners than medical doctors.
In fact, Canada is experiencing a Wellness movement, where people are choosing to take better care of themselves and being proactive with their health to stay well. At Westwood Chiropractic & Massage, we are “dedicated to helping you get well and stay well.”
The modern science and philosophy of chiropractic has evolved from the belief that your body is a self healing organism controlled by the nervous system. Interference, to the nervous system, by misalignment of the spinal vertebrae, called SUBLUXATIONS pinch, choke or irritate the normal nerve function leading to ill health, disease and symptoms. A doctor of Chiropractic utilizes his hands to adjust subluxations, allowing the body to express its optimal health potential.
Research has shown that Chiropractic care is effective in the treatment of back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines, numbness or tingling in the arms or legs, painful joints, shoulders, hips, jaw problems, fatigue and stress, to name a few. Current research is demonstrating the effectiveness of chiropractic and children with conditions such as chronic ear aches, asthma, bedwetting, colic, and growing pains.
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Massage therapy has been used for centuries in both Western and Eastern cultures. Many early physicians referred to touch in their documents, mentioning the uses of pressure, rhythmic movements and the application of oils. Early in the 19th century, Heinrich Ling adapted and defined the massage strokes that form the basis of the Swedish method of massage, the most common practiced today.
Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body to gain a therapeutic response. The therapeutic use of massage therapy affects the circulatory (blood & Lymph), muscular, facial, and nervous systems of the body. It is effective in controlling chronic or acute pain, reducing stress and creating a sense of relaxation and well being.
Therapeutic massage is used to help obtain relief from many specific problems, including low back pain, migraine and muscle tension headaches, whiplash, and neck and shoulder tension to name a few.
Many private insurance companies cover therapeutic massage under their extended health care plans.