Chiropractic and other treatments Available at our Clinic
The following holistic techniques may be incorporated into your care plan to maximise your return to health at our clinics. The use of the therapies varies relative to whom you consult at the clinics, either myself or one of my colleagues, but you may be referred between us if a technique is necessary but your chiropractor does not use this approach.
The medicinal system that treats back pain, structural pain and other health disorders caused by a misalignment of the bony joints, especially in the spine, that obstructs proper nerve function.
As above, our form of chiropractic is special as we practice traditionally but also use other forms of chiropractic and complementary medicine. With the natural health clinic we also have the ability to refer to professionals we can trust if a difficult case needs a change of direction. This way you don’t just become a back or neck that constantly needs the same manipulation every week or month. We want to make long term differences in our patients rather than symptomatic treatment every time. We therefore cater well for chronic patients who need a multifaceted approach to their healthcare.
Traditional chiropractic treatment is aimed at restoring normal function to these stiff and irritated joints and their tight muscles and nerves. Originally this was offered as a ‘health system’ for all ills but has now become a speciality of care for lower back pain (LBP) primarily. Chiropractic is now one of the most efficient and cost effective ways to treat LBP. By mixing chiropractic and complementary medicine we believe we can achieve better results for you.
Acupuncture is a system of healing developed on China and the Far East, which has been used for at least two thousand years. It involves the insertion of sterile needles through the skin. It may also involve the use of gentle massage or acupressure; warming with the herb moxa and the application of cups to areas of pain. It is often used to relieve musculo-skeletal pain and arthritic disorders but can also be used in a wide range of other complaints: Dental pain, nausea and vomiting, short-term relief of tension-type and migraine headaches, short-term relief of lower back pain, and provide temporary adjunctive treatment for osteoarthritis knee pain.
It is thought to work by causing a release of endogenous opioids and oxytocin. Other unproven theories have been put forwards to explain acupuncture’s apparent success at relieving menopausal hot flushes and sweats and reducing skin flap necrosis in reconstructive surgery.
Treatment is tailored to each individual’s needs. Most patients find the treatments both relaxing and revitalising. It can be safely used on all ages and populations.
The process of assisting and guiding clinets by a trained person on a professional basis in order to resolve personal, social or psychological problems or difficulties.
A wide range of ordinary or complicated life problems are catered for in counselling sessions. These include:
- Marriage guidance
Homeopathy is a therapeutic system which has been used for over 200 years.
It works on the principle that ‘like treats like’. An illness is treated with a medicine which could produce similar symptoms in a healthy person. The active ingredients are given in highly diluted form to avoid toxicity, and the remedies are virtually 100% safe.
Homeopathy has been clearly shown in research papers to be helpful for:
fibromyalgia, influenza, and seasonal allergic rhinitis.
It has been shown to have tentatively positive results in research trials for:
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Low back pain
Otitis media (acute)
Upper respiratory tract infection (URTI)
Homeopathic doctors use history-taking, examination and investigation, just as all doctors do. Prescribing is based on all aspects of a patients’s condition. The patient’s personality and lifestyle are important. Homeopathy integrates well with conventional medicine.
The technique for achieving deep relaxation and enabling the subconscious part of the mind to express itself and receive messages in order to bring about change in feelings and actions.
Gentle voice control induces a state of mental and physical relaxation. The conscious mind goes into neutral and the subconscious comes to the fore. You will be aware at all times and your senses might even become more acute than normal. You will find you are able to talk easily whilst in hypnosis. Children can benefit from hypnotherapy from the age of about 10.
Hypnotherapy can be used to treat: addictions, poor self-confidence, stress related disorders, phobia, eating disorders, allergies, bed wetting, habits and memory.
Rubbing of the body: a treatment that involves rubbing or kneading the muscles, either for medical or therapeutic purposes or simply as an aid to relaxation.
The techniques offered at this clinic are:
- Therapeutic (remedial) massage is a deep massage to erase muscle stiffness and stimulate circulation.
- Indian head massage works on the upper body and is good for headaches and blocked sinuses.
- Reflexology is a form of massage in which pressure is applied to certain parts of the feet and hands in order to promote relaxation and healing elsewhere in the body.
- Aromatherapy massage uses the essential oils extracted from parts of plants or trees for deep relaxation and healing.
- Sports massage to focus on specific parts of the body to promote tissue healing.
The use of food and supplements to cure and prevent disease. A wide range of everyday ailments can successfully be treated with nutrition therapy, including:
- Asthma and allergies
- IBS and bloating
- Mood swings
- High cholesterol
- Skin disorders
Sports Injury Treatment
Specific treatment using manual techniques along with additional equipment such as ultrasound to help the body to heal itself f from both long and short term injuries, such as:
- Joint, ligament, tendon and muscle injuries
- Stress fractures
- Frozen shoulder
- Whiplash injuries
- Repetitive strain injuries
Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT)
This is a non-force whole body treatment focusing on the pelvis as the primary fault/distortion leading to changes elsewhere in the spine and skull. SOT ‘blocks’ and reflex points (similar to reflexology) are used to stimulate the body to release injury and distortion in the body.
Cranio-Sacral Therapy (CST)
Excellent with babies and adults. This gentle technique relaxes tension in the soft tissues and is a wonderfully relaxing non-force therapy. It specially fits with chiropractic which emphasises moving bones.
Helps speed the release of deep muscle tension.
AK is a system using basic muscle testing for evaluating areas of dysfunction within the body. AK is concerned with neuromuscular function and how it relates to the regulation of structural, chemical and mental physiology. It uses the principle of homeostasis in that the body is a self-maintaining, self-correcting mechanism.
Gentle treatment of new born, infants, toddlers and children of all ages. Injuries in the spine from birth may effect on the nervous system and are thought to create reversible health problems that may be treated with gentle chiropractic techniques. Our chiropractors are qualified to treat children and Mike Noone is currently doing a masters degree in chiropractic paediatric musculoskeletal health.
How emotions drive physical patterns: all stress creates a ‘fight or flight’ response and our lack of reaction in modern society locks change in our body that should have naturally been released. This excites areas of our nervous or muscular system leading to an overproduction of chemicals or tension and eventually leading to breakdown of that system.