At Back To Life Natural Health Center, we use a variety of modalities to find out what is the cause of your health condition. With the information we obtain, we use the proper treatment methods to address you concerns and improve your function.
Manipulation of the body has been used to restore health for more than 2500 years. It is well documented that Chiropractic adjustments are helpful for back and neck pain, headaches, and residual problems from injuries, etc. Adjustments affect nerves, which control the function of virtually every system in the body, including the organs. As a result, this approach can also be extremely effective for a wide variety of other health problems including asthma, digestive problems, fatigue, infections, arthritis, hormone imbalances, and many more.
We use some outside Laboratories when necessary, but mostly use our in-house laboratory testing. These tests help us to determine which of the Ten Modifiable Factors of Aging that a person is having trouble with, so we can make the appropriate changes to correct the underlying cause of their health problems.
Massage therapy has been used for centuries for pain relief and relaxation. In modern times it’s been studied extensively and been found to have profound healing benefits. Not only does it help relieve muscle tension but it increases blood flow to areas of injury in need of healing. It helps the mind and body relax by triggering the release of oxytocin, the hormone associated with relaxed, loving and happy feelings, as well as serotonin and dopamine, neurotransmitters the brain needs for uplifted moods and focus. Massage can also lower blood pressure and reduce the stress hormone cortisol. People generally leave a massage relaxed, happy and with a significant reduction in muscle tension and pain.
Acupuncture is based on the knowledge that health is determined by a balanced flow of energy in the body called Chi. There are twelve channels of energy in the body, these are called meridians. Each meridian is named after an organ. Each meridian will affect the organ it’s named after, and any organ or body part that it passes through. There should be equal amounts of Chi in each meridian, this is a state of homeostasis and good health. As a person becomes unhealthy imbalances in the meridians will occur. There are specific points to raise low meridians, lower high meridians or transfer Chi from high to low meridians to obtain balance and good health. We use only sterile, disposable acupuncture needles to accomplish this.
Many people today feel overwhelmed by the great amount of new and sometimes confusing or contradictory information available on diet and nutrition. We will thoroughly evaluate your nutritional state through laboratory assessment and recommend a diet and supplement therapy based on your individual needs. We use the most up to date scientific information and traditional, time – tested principles.
Applied Kinesiology is a diagnostic method that uses muscle testing to evaluate the functioning of the body’s systems. A simple example of how Applied Kinesiology works is if you have a kidney infection or stone, the low back muscle (trunk extensors) will become very spastic. When this occurs the hip flexors (psoas muscle) will have to be weak by a process called reciprocal inhibition. The psoas muscle is related to kidney function, therefore a weak psoas could be related to a kidney deficiency. Applied Kinesiology can also be used to determine whether specific foods and other substances may be contributing to health problems.