We use a rare combination of methods that enables us to “read” your system—Applied Kinesiology, Acupuncture concepts, Functional Neurology, and Nutritional Biochemistry.
For best results, expect up to 4 visits of initial care. This should take place over a six to eight week time frame. This is just an average; some people need less, others need a little more. If you are seeking treatment for a painful condition, our first step is to get you out of pain. Once you have experienced relief of pain, it is important to realize that there is most likely some underlying process that created that specific problem and may still need to be addressed. This is not always the case, but it’s very common. Corrective and preventive strategies may still remain to be accomplished over a period of three to six months. During this time we are still gathering information about your system and uncovering layers of hidden issues. Your body chemistry is inseparable from your structure. For this reason, we frequently use nutritional therapy to address structural issues. It would be a waste of your time and money to address a problem only at one level, when we could use a multitude of tools to facilitate better and lasting results. Most people experience at least 60% improvement during the first six to eight weeks.
If you are not satisfied with your results or our level of care, we will give you back what we charged you on your first visit.
Although we often have to deal with symptom relief, this is not the overall focus of the treatment. If we become too symptom-driven on our approach we can end up neglecting the real problem hidden behind the symptoms. That would be like taking the battery out of your smoke detector or spray-painting over the engine light in your car. Whatever brought you in to see us is usually the tip of the iceberg.
That being said, you are in control, and you get to decide how much to “dig in “ to a particular problem. We need time to “learn your system”. Everyone is different, and there are no formulas. Essentially, we are building the treatment strategy as we go, each time you are here. There are no treatment plans here. Each visit, there will be some kind of assessment, and we treat based on what we find on that day, because your system is different from what it was the week before. We will suggest a follow-up visit when needed.
You may experience some discomfort initially as we start “tuning” your system. This is normal. We are here for you, so do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns. It is important to follow through even if you have very rapid results. Experience has taught us that there are almost always underlying issues (nutritional, electromagnetic, biochemical, metabolic, structural, neurological, etc) to be addressed. Therefore, when the initial symptom or pain is resolved, it doesn’t always mean that the root cause as been fully addressed.
We find obstacles to your own healing process, prioritize them, and optimize them through functional medicine and chiropractic neurology.
Through Nutritional and Herbal Medicine
Through Functional Neurology, you can
Applied Kinesiology, Acupuncture, and Homeopathy are healing systems that
All of the above types of treatment bring you closer to realizing your best and healthiest genetic potential
Each time we meet, we learn by what works and what doesn’t work—each outcome presents an opportunity for us to learn about how your own system works.
Cost will vary, of course, among individual cases. We do our best to keep costs down. Since office visits are longer than most doctors’ sessions, much can be accomplished. Even if you don’t notice it right away, a lot of correction and healing takes place each visit, and is happening between visits while your body processes the changes. Overall, this is the most cost-effective form of health care, because of its preventive nature. If you can prevent a one-day hospital stay, you’ve already saved thousands. The average length and cost of a hospital stay is about 4.6 days at $5,857 (back in 2001), while the total cost of comprehensive care can be considerably less than one visit to the emergency room.
Probably not, and only if you want to. This is supposed to be “patient-centered medicine” (what a concept!), so you get to decide how much or how little human potential you want to unleash. We do suggest, however, to have your body tuned for periodic trouble-shooting. Our goal is for you to enjoy excellent health, not for you to become dependent on our services.
Yes! The market would have weeded us out a long time ago if it didn’t. Our methods get positive results about 80-90% of the time. Everyone responds differently and there is no way to predict an individual’s degree of success. We are living beings that constantly interact with our environment as an open system (unlike a building or a car). For this reason, there are many variables that will either interfere with or reinforce a healing response. It is impossible to guarantee results from any health care treatment, but one never knows until he or she tries.
It is important to understand that 80% of our results will be from what you do or don’t do. Please try your best to follow our recommendations—their purpose is to get you well faster.
We would prefer to spend more time serving your needs and have adequate time for a quality office visit. Filing insurance claims would force us to shorten the visits considerably, making it necessary to schedule more additional visits.
Applied Kinesiology (AK) is the use of manual muscle testing to evaluate body function and find problem areas that can be corrected on the spot. AK is a non-invasive system that is unique in the healing arts, and has become a dynamic movement in health care in its relatively short existence.
Treatments may involve specific adjustments to joints, re-setting muscles, stimulating acupuncture points, dietary management, evaluating environmental irritants and various reflex procedures.
The triad of health lists the three basic causes of health problems. They are structural, chemical, and mental, with structure as the base of the triad. Literally, all health problems, whether functional or pathological, are involved with one part or all parts of the triad. This is not new to chiropractic, as its founder, D.D. Palmer states in his text, “The Science, Art, and Philosophy of Chiropractic,” “The determining causes of disease are traumatism, poison and autosuggestion.” AK enables the doctor to evaluate the triad’s functional balance and direct therapy toward the imbalanced side or sides. The physician who is aware of the triad of health, and evaluates every patient for all three sides, increases his/her ability to find the basic underlying cause of a patient’s health problem.
The best way to customize your nutritional and exercise regimen is to know your genetic weak spots and strengths. We can test up to 30-50 gene variations (SNP’s) that can be modified through diet, supplements, and the right kinds of exercise. If you’re going to use any supplements, it makes good sense to target only the potential health issues that you are genetically predisposed to. Is your diet causing “disease genes” to turn on? Is your exercise program making your body age faster? The object here is to optimize the expression of “healthy aging genes” and silence the expression of any “disease genes”. This is the direction that health care is going—targeting your own genes to get the best results.
Blood chemistry assessment not only screens for potential disease processes, but is the future of Nutritional Medicine—it establishes a scientific baseline for all nutritional therapies.
We have at least 25 years of Nutritional Biochemistry study in our toolbox…it is meant to be shared. We are well-trained to design targeted nutritional programs.
Along with Chiropractic, Functional Neurology, and Acupuncture, it provides an important dimension to tuning your body.
Successful aging is not possible through drugs—a focused, customized nutritional approach is one of the most effective forms of preventive medicine.
The majority of input to your brain is from the muscles and joints. Your muscles and joints, especially the spinal joints, are constantly sending information to your brain based on body movement, joint position, eye/head orientation, and the pull of gravity. The rest of the brain’s information comes from the senses.
Functional Neurology is a system by which we use elements of standard medical neurological evaluation, interpret what we find based on overall brain/body integration, and apply it using a non-drug, non-surgical approach.
It is impossible to not have a brain effect from a chiropractic treatment. Your brain ultimately controls muscle tone, movement, response to gravity, emotions, eye/head coordination, balance, digestion, heart rate and rhythm, blood pressure, and response to stressors, to name a few. This is why a chiropractic treatment is much less about your neck or back than it is about getting all of your body systems functioning better– by changing the way your brain perceives your body, thereby changing its control of your body.
Acupuncture is a method of changing the way subtle electrical currents flow throughout your body by way of, through circuits called meridians. Our bodies run on electromagnetic energy, which can get blocked or excessive due to stressors from the environment, weather changes, toxins (this includes toxic thoughts), injuries, and dietary factors. All systems require healthy meridian flow for optimal health. Your body is very tuneable; and it does require tuning from time to time. For this reason, acupuncture is one of the best ways to improve and maintain health.
It is very safe. We test on each visit to see what your level of tolerance is on a given day. No two visits are alike. What we do depends on what is going on in your body at that time. Spinal and extremity manipulation have very powerful and lasting effects on the functioning of your brain, so we use these tools judiciously and with great respect. Compared to prescription drugs and many medical procedures, Functional Neurology, Applied Kinesiology, and Acupuncture are extremely safe. To put this in perspective, the chances of having a serious adverse effect from taking even properly dosed anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen or aspirin are literally hundreds of times higher than the chances of having a serious reaction to a spinal manipulation.