Holistic Chiropractic Care
Your body is constantly being bombarded by stressors that are interfering with your ability to maintain a state of health. These stressors include the emotional stress we usually think of as well as stress from pathogens and even the foods we eat, water we drink and air we breathe. As these stressors add up, your body's ability to adapt decreases and health falls.
Dr. Caroline alleviates these effects by applying holistic chiropractic treatments which may include a combination of :
•specific gentle joint manipulation or mobilization
•cranial manipulation techniques
•acupuncture and/or acupressure protocols
•various reflex procedures
•evaluation of environmental irritants
The goal of the gentle chiropractic care provided at Whole Health and Wellness is to decrease the effects of stress on your body and increase your ability to adapt to these stressors so you might experience optimal health.
Gentle Chiropractic Adjustments
The most common procedure performed by chiropractors is a spinal or extremity adjustment. These can be performed using the thrust that has become the typical image of chiropractic, but there are more gentle alternatives. Dr. Caroline uses low force adjustment techniques including Activator and SOT, which are gentle and safe for patients of any age and condition.
Dr. Caroline recognizes that the body works as an interconnected system and that it is important to check not only the area of pain but the whole body. The spinal nerves are involved with most of the functions in your body including breathing, digestion, and your immune system, as well as skin sensation and muscle function. If an area of your spine is not moving properly it can have a major impact on your body. Similarly, if there is an issue in an organ or system of your body it can cause dysfunction in your spine. As a holistic physician, if you come to Dr. Caroline for muscle or joint pain she will also check how that dysfunction has affected the rest of your body, and if you come to her for a systemic condition she will also treat your spine. Dr. Caroline provides full spine adjustments because your body functions as a whole with each part affecting other parts.
Many of Dr. Caroline's patients come to her first when they have any health concern since she can often offer a non-invasive, natural treatment for health problems that would otherwise involve medications or surgery.
Clinical Kinesiology is a holistic approach to chiropractic assessment that uses manual muscle testing in addition to standard diagnostic methods to analyze the structural, chemical, and emotional systems of your body. Dr. Caroline uses manual muscle testing (kinesiology) to determine specific areas of stress within your body, and to determine the personalized treatment that will have the greatest impact on your body specifically.
When an area of stress is located, the manual muscle test will reveal a weak muscle because the stressors within your body interfere with your nervous system's ability to send uninterrupted signals to and from your brain. Once the appropriate treatments are applied, the muscle that originally tested weak will become strong.
Through kinesiology Dr. Caroline evaluates your entire body and how it is functioning as a complete system.
Acupuncture is typically included in chiropractic appointments at no additional charge.