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Eastern Practices

Acupuncture
Is the insertion of sterile, disposable needles in points along meridians of the body to promote balance of Qi.

Electrical stimulation
It is the use of micro-electrical currents by attaching them to the inserted needles.

Ear acupuncture
This therapy treats disorders by stimulating specific points on the auricle with acupuncture needles. Ear acupuncture is the treatment of choice when treating clients working to overcome addictive behaviors, e.g. stop smoking.

Gua Sha
Gua (gwa), meaning to scrape or extract and Sha (shaw), meaning sand or toxins. It is a traditional ancient Chinese healing technique that dates back over two thousand years. The method of applying Gua Sha involves the layering of Gua Sha oil on the skin. It involves palpation and cutaneous stimulation where the skin is pressured, in strokes, by a round-edged instrument; that results in the appearance of small red petechiae called “sha”, that will fade in 2 to 3 days.

Gua Sha treatments are not painful. Raising Sha removes blood stagnation considered pathogenic, promoting normal circulation and metabolic processes. The patient experiences immediate relief from pain, stiffness, fever, chill, cough, nausea, and so on. Red spots are an indication that toxins are being released. Where the area is deep purple the blood is old and extremely stagnant. A dark green discoloration is a sign that stagnant blood and toxic Qi are being released from the system. Sometimes a clear fluid will draw to the surface in a form that resembles cellulite or goose bumps. Where the skin starts out as a green glow which turns to red during the treatment, is a sign that pain or stagnant chi is being removed. The exposing of the Sha is literally removing disease from deep within the system.

Tui Na
Tui Na translates as “push grasp”, and is a massage technique that moves Qi in various parts of the body. It is generally used to relieve muscle pain, tension and inflammation.

Moxibustion
Moxibustion is a treatment that uses an herb called Chinese mugwort. It may be burned on the handle of the needle, above the skin, on salt or on a slice of ginger. This is used to “warm” acupuncture points or areas in order to quicken the healing process.

Cupping
Ancient form of promoting blood and qi circulation to a specific area. The practitioner creates suction in a cup and then applies that cup to the body, which then draws the skin up around the cup, under the cup. The traditional method uses fire. The practitioner wets a cotton ball with alcohol and then ignites the soaked cotton ball and places it in the cup.

This therapy is warming and causes a local increase in the flow of Qi and blood through the meridians. Cupping is frequently used to treat arthritic conditions, sprains and strains, facial paralysis (Bell's Palsy), and the common cold. Patients especially feel the results on tight, achy and knotted muscles.

Magnet Therapy (needleless)
This is utilizing magnet pens on acupuncture points. This form of acupuncture is ideal for kids and patients taking blood thinners.

Chinese Herbals
Herbs can be a powerful addition to acupuncture therapy. They are used to strengthen, build and support the body or to clear it of excess problems like a cold, fever or acute pain. At time, your practitioner may even suggest taking herbals and then starting afterwards acupuncture. This is suggested to build up your internal strength so you can receive the full benefits acupuncture has to offer.


Chiropractic Care

Uncovering the best chiropractic treatments is often times a tricky task involving a complete health assessment. The team of professionals at Scott Chiropractic Associates take extra precautions to ensure your wellness goals are properly addressed and treated. Learn about some of their services and treatment options by reviewing the information below.

Total Body Modification (TBM)
This very sophisticated system of kinesiological testing (muscle testing) enables the practitioner to discover imbalances or blockages impairing optimum health and function. TBM is able to evaluate, reset and rebalance internal organs and most of the known body functions by stimulating reflex points located along the spine which will correct imbalances of functional physiology.

Manual Therapy
The many methods and techniques of manual therapy all involve specifically directed manual force to the body in order to improve range of motion, relieve muscle tension and to reduce musculoskeletal pain.

Adjustment
According to a recent chiropractic article, 60 to 80 percent of the population in North America will suffer from back pain or injuries at some point during their lives, with one to five percent suffering from chronic back pain that lasts six months or longer. In order to address this common condition, the chiropractic professionals at Scott Chiropractic Associates assess your specific condition and implement the safest and most effective subluxation correction methods.

Physiotherapy Modalities & Electrotherapy
Physiotherapy modalities and electrotherapy are commonly used in the treatment of many patients experiencing back, neck, arthritis and other musculoskeletal problems. In order to properly address our patients' ailments, Scott Chiropractic Associates utilizes the latest chiropractic techniques and technology to determine the most effective therapeutic procedures for your unique condition.

Prevention & Rehabilitation Exercises
Enhance your chiropractic care with additional Scott Chiropractic Associates physiotherapy treatments. Therapeutic exercises and stretching compliment your subluxation correction procedures and speed up your body's healing process.

Contact Dr. Robert Scott at (847) 821-3700, or visit mydrscottchiro.com to discuss your chiropractic needs.