Chiropractic Adjustments

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A Chiropractic Adjustment is a movement to the spine to help restore a motion that has been lost or to realign a joint that has been shifted out of alignment. Adjustments release tension, restores range of motion, decreases inflammation and improves function. Common conditions treated with Chiropractic adjustments include low back pain, headaches, neck and shoulder tension with or without associated numbness and tingling in the arms and hands.

Ultrasound and Electrical Stimulation

Typical symptoms presented from pain will include inflammation, muscle spasms or tenderness. Modalities such as therapeutic ultrasound or electrical stimulation are applied to help with these symptoms. These patterns are important when treating injuries such as a sprain, a pulled muscle or other conditions such as elbow, knee or shoulder tendonitis.

Spinal Decompression Therapy

Decompression therapy is a type of treatment to help decrease pressure build up within the spine. Changes in posture and degenerative changes, alter the pressure within the spinal canal and can cause conditions such as disc bulges or herniations, spinal stenosis, headaches, and migraines. Spinal decompression therapy decreases this pressure on the spine thereby alleviating pain and tension.

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Yoga therapy adapts the practice of Yoga to the needs of the individual with specific or persistent health problems. Yoga therapy is a self-empowering process, where the care-seeker, with the help of the Yoga therapist, implements a personalized and evolving Yoga practice, which not only addresses the illness in a multi-dimensional manner but also aims to alleviate his/her suffering in a progressive, non-invasive and complementary way. Depending upon the nature of the complication, Yoga therapy can not only be preventative or curative, but also serve a means to manage the illness, or facilitate healing in the person at all levels. It's a holistic healing art that focuses on the individual. Rather than prescribe treatments, it invites presence and awareness. Using age-old yogic approaches so that we can know ourselves more fully. Out of that knowledge, we are more quickly moved to embrace the opportunity for change, growth, and enhanced well-being in body, feelings, thought, and spirit.

Foundational Yoga/Therapeutic Yoga Classes

Weekly themed classes that will have a therapeutic focus on the different aspects of the physical, emotional, and energetic body. Classes will offer a therapeutic approach to Yoga, in a group setting, as we work through and strengthen mind and body. Weekly foundational courses are offered as an all levels flow style for those interested in expanding their weekly practice in a more traditional group class setting.

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Massage Therapy

Personalized Chiropractic Services, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture and Therapeutic Yoga Located in River North Chicago - Massage Therapy Hands PhotoMassage therapy is an effective way to help relax the musculature surrounding the spine when a dysfunction causes tight and tense muscles. All massage therapy appointments are customized by the chiropractic physician to focus on individual patients and their conditions.

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Acupuncture was developed in ancient China as the primary form of medical treatment and spread practice throughout Asia, including Korea and Japan. Western medicine now recognizes the efficacy and benefits of acupuncture for the prevention and treatment of various illnesses. Also, acupuncture assists in maintaining a healthy body.

The foundation of acupuncture is the stimulation of electromagnetically charged points located on various energy pathways in the body known as “meridians.” Stimulation occurs with the insertion of very fine filaments thin as a human hair. Treatment is administered at the different meridians for the treatment of various illnesses.

Numerous conditions can be cured, dramatically reduced or stabilized through acupuncture, including acute and chronic pain (muscular, neuralgic, and joint-located); endocrine and immune system imbalances, nervous system-related disorders (anxiety, depression, fatigue, and stress); digestive and reproductive system disorders.

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Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing on a physical, emotional, and energetic level. It based on the idea that "life force energy" flows through us, and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through, and around you bringing your mind and body into a relaxing mediative state of being. Reiki works with the whole person including body, emotions, mind, and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security, and wellbeing.

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

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