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Acupuncture is the practice of placing needles into a specific area of the body to produce a therapeutic effect. This practice is a part of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM). Acupuncture is believed to work by removing blockages or imbalances in the vital life force of the body know as Chi (Chee). Chi energy flows through pathways in the body called meridians. Acupuncture points are found just below the skin surface along these pathways. In TVCM, disease is treated by balancing the pathways of chi and assisting the body’s own ability to establish harmony.
Modern science is currently exploring the mechanism by which acupuncture affects the body. One theory is that the energy meridians are a part of the nervous system and the body’s own pain killers (endorphins) are released by the needles. There is more information available in the frequently asked questions section (FAQ).
Chiropractic is the use of the hands to diagnose and treat subluxation complexes. Subluxation complex is lack of normal movement in a joint. It is a multifaceted condition of functional and structural pathology that effects neural integrity. Normal movement of joints, especially of the spine, is critical for a healthy functioning nervous system.An adjustment is made to restore normal mobility and alignment of the joint. This helps improve flexibility, decrease muscle spasms and optimize nerve function. There is more information in the frequently asked questions section (FAQ).
Class IIIB laser
Low laser light therapy (cold laser) is the process of applying a light source to a specific area to produce a therapeutic effect. Laser therapy can be used to help manage acute injuries, chronic pain, skin problems as well as to stimulate acupuncture points. It works by a process known as photobiostimulation. The light energy of the laser penetrates the tissues and "turns on" cells that are not properly functioning due to inflamation, injury or disease. By turning on the mitochondria, the "power house" of the cell, the cell can function more normally which speeds up healing. There is more information in the frequently asked questions section (FAQ).