A central premise of chiropractic care is that malfunctions or vertebral misalignments occur in the spine and can produce interferences in the function of the nerve system. This can have remarkable and far-reaching effects on a person's body by impairing health and performance. These misalignments are referred to as subluxations, and can be corrected with spinal adjustments that are administered by Doctors of Chiropractic (D.C.’s).
What to Expect During a Chiropractic Adjustment
Your nerve system coordinates and controls all the functions of your body. If you interfere with the signals that are traveling over nerves, certain parts of your body won't get the proper nerve messages and therefore will not be able to function at 100% of their innate abilities.
It is the responsibility of the Doctor of Chiropractic to locate subluxations and reduce or correct them. These chiropractic adjustments are done through a series of specifically designed treatments to correct the vertebral subluxations in the spine. Chiropractors are the only professionals who undergo years of training to be the experts at correcting subluxations.
In addition to high quality chiropractic care, Toronto's Bayview Villiage Wellness & Chiropractic Clinic also provides acupuncture.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture first originated in China over 2000 years ago. Today, it is widely practiced in the Western World and is now covered by many extended health plans. Acupuncture works on the twelve regular meridians in our body. There is something called “qi” (energy) flowing in these meridians located throughout the body. These meridians may become obstructed over time, and when there is not enough energy, physical or emotional illnesses can occur. An acupuncturist inserts very fine needles into specific points along the blocked meridians, stimulating the life force or “qi” in the body. This allows the body to heal or regenerate itself ina natural way. Some of the conditions that respond well to acupuncture include:
- Neck, Shoulder, & Back Pain
- Headache & Migraine
- Arthritis and Sciatica
- Sinus & Allergies
- Cough & Asthma
- Digestive Problems
- Dizziness & Tinnitus
- Menopause & Sterility
- Skin Problems (acne, eczema, psoriasis, shingles)
- Side-effects of Chemo and Radiation Therapy and more
How many acupuncture treatments are required?
The total number of acupuncture treatments you will require depends upon your condition and symptoms. For acute problems, only a few acupuncture treatments may be required. For complex or prolonged conditions, more acupuncture treatments may be recommended. In a few cases, several acupuncture sessions may be required before the patient notices any improvement.
Some people assume that acupuncture is painful, but it actually isn't at all. Because the needles used for acupuncture are extremely fine – much thinner than those used for blood drawing and injections. Sometimes, when the needles reach the acupuncture points there is sensation that could be described as tingling or numbing, but not “painful”. This sensation may be transferred along the channels to other parts of the body.
Visit the Bayview Clinic website today for more information on chiropractic and acupuncture services in Toronto.