Osteopathy is a holistic approach to health rooted in the belief that the body functions as a unified whole. It focuses on treating the root cause of discomfort or disease rather than just the symptoms. This approach allows a better understanding of how restrictions or injuries in one part of the body can impact overall health, leading to pain, inflammation, and disease.
Osteopathy can benefit individuals of all ages and lifestyles and can be particularly effective for a range of conditions. These include chronic pain, sports injuries, migraines, circulatory problems, indigestion, prenatal and postnatal issues, hypertension, respiratory problems, fibromyalgia, and even colic in newborns. By enhancing the body's natural mechanics, posture, and neurophysiological balance, osteopathy aims to foster coordination and integration within the body, effectively benefiting numerous health concerns.
A referral from your doctor or another healthcare professional is not necessary to schedule an appointment with your Osteopathic Manual Therapist, massage therapist or acupuncturist. However, please note that some insurance providers may require a referral for approving coverage. It is recommended to verify this with your insurance provider before scheduling an appointment.
Acupuncture stimulates the nervous system to release certain chemicals in the brain, muscles, and spinal cord, which can either block pain signals or trigger the release of other hormones to balance the body's internal regulatory system. From the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective, it is believed that balancing the body's Yin and Yang and ensuring a free flow of 'Qi' energy through meridians (channels) leads to good health. Acupuncture and herbs are tools to correct digestion, absorption, and energy circulation imbalances.
Acupuncture utilizes sterile, single-use, surgical-grade stainless steel needles, so there is no risk of infection. The needles are very thin, and any sensation felt during insertion is often likened to a mosquito bite and dissipates quickly. The most common minor complications include a small bruise or a tiny drop of blood upon needle removal. Some patients also report a sensation of heaviness or aching around the effective acupuncture points.
Fire cupping therapy is a non-invasive technique, dating back thousands of years, that enhances blood flow to areas of discomfort or disease. The therapy involves creating a vacuum inside heated cups placed upside-down on the skin. This process raises the skin, increasing blood flow and a reduction in pressure, stimulating healing and reducing pain.
Cupping can relieve various conditions such as fibromyalgia, muscle soreness, arthritis, headaches, stress, anxiety, menstrual pain, inflammation, cold and flu symptoms, and sports injuries. Additionally, cupping's ability to stimulate blood flow and remove toxins can help alleviate respiratory issues like bronchitis and asthma. We recommend a consultation with our team for a personalized evaluation of how cupping might benefit you.
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