Our Guiding principles
We are a holistic health practice. The underlying principles of Huntington Chiropractic is “The power that made your body, has the power to heal your body”, however the patient has to create a healthy environment for that to occur. To create health, one must understand the principles and commit to do the work.
OUR PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH
The main form of treatment is called an adjustment, which involves a non-invasive procedure consisting of a precise direct movement to help relieve pain or discomfort, while restoring range of motion. Chiropractic adjustments can be applied to the spine, limbs, and ribs. Activator (instrument adjustment), muscle energy techniques, and soft tissue therapies are employed to re-establish a healthy functional spine, limbs, and nervous system. Customized therapies such as x-ray, acupressure, or ultrasound may be utilized.
When appropriate, a referral can be made to specialized health care professionals, such as TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), massage, or physiotherapy.
Focus on positive health principles and useful resource materials like “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers”, not the negative aspects of dis-ease. The use of non-chiropractic modalities, such as EFT (emotional freedom technique), tapping, Psych-K, the Emotion Code, and the T.B.M. (total body modification) method, can be utilized to help reframe past difficult events in a person’s life.
When appropriate, a referral to a psychologist is recommended.
Create awareness on what feeds a person’s soul and the passion to follow that intention.
Feelings that are suppressed can create dis-ease. Breathing techniques to calm the nervous system enhance/promote emotional resilience and empowerment in the patient. Suggested reading materials that I have found useful include “When the Body Says No” by Gabor Mate and “Feelings Buried Alive Never Die“ by Karol Trumen.
Nutritional concerns, such as food intolerances (lactose or gluten) can be addressed through a whole foods lifestyle or pegan (pegan-vegan) principles. Vitamins and supplements can be added when necessary. Peak performance is achieved through healthy nutrition.
Exercises are used to restore stability of the core, spine, joints, ankles or toes to support healthy body structure. Think of your body like a house on a foundation. If your foundation is weak or uneven, it affects the alignment from the bottom up. Poor head posture affects balance that is needed to prevent falls. Exercises increase muscle tone, lung capacity, circulation, and lymphatic circulation. Yoga and Tai Chi are particularly helpful. “Sitting Kills, Moving Heals” by Joan Venikos is a suggested resource.