Acupuncture is a major component of Traditional Chinese Medicine that has existed for over 4,000 years. It involves the stimulation of highly specific points on the body to facilitate movement of blood and energy. Techniques can include the use of extremely thin needles inserted into the skin, cupping and manual techniques (acupressure). In Chinese medicine, it is used to balance Yin and Yang energies and facilitate their flow. The doctors at Balanced Flow Wellness use acupuncture regularly as a highly effective treatment to help you manage pain and facilitating healing. They also use acupuncture to treat a variety of other illnesses and health conditions such as headaches, stress/anxiety, sleep issues, digestive issues, fertility and more. Facial rejuvenation is another acupuncture service for patients seeking a more natural method of preserving their beauty.
Chiropractic care emphasizes holistic and conservative treatment of conditions to facilitate the natural abilities of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. The doctors of Balanced Flow Wellness may treat you with joint manipulations (adjustments), soft tissue mobilization, physiotherapy, kinesiology tape, and various manual therapy techniques. While not all chiropractors practice in the same fashion, we use chiropractic manipulation to restore motion to your joints that have been restricted due to injury or muscular imbalances. We'll aim to restore the balance of movement in your body to address pain and dysfunction.
Like acupuncture, cupping comes from Traditional Chinese Medicine, and there is evidence that cupping dates as far back as 3000 BC Egypt. Sanitized air tight cups are applied to the body and suction is then created by heating and cooling or a mechanical pump. The cups stay on from 5-15 minutes in the area of treatment to release and separate fascial adhesions and promote circulation and blood flow. Once released, a characteristic circular mark or bruise may remain for a few days. In Chinese medicine, cupping improves qi flow and removes stagnant energy treating everything from musculoskeletal conditions to the common cold. Cupping is a great complement to enhance the results of our soft tissue therapies such as TFR.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
Cosmetic facial acupuncture is a safe, non-surgical, virtually painless treatment aimed at reducing the signs of aging. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is a natural solution and an excellent alternative to more traditional cosmetic treatments, like plastic surgery, which come with risks to health and wellness. During treatment, hair-thin needles are inserted into your face and body to improve circulation, collagen production and lymph flow, which causes an improvement in skin tone and consistency as well as reductions in the appearance of fine lines, deeper wrinkles, bags under the eyes, drooping eyelids, brow lines, sagging jowls, age spots, and double chins. We recommend a series of 10-12 treatments, with 2-3 treatments each week. Most patients see results after six sessions. You should not repeat a series of treatments more than once every three months.
Functional Yoga Therapy
Medical research shows that yoga is among the most effective complimentary therapies for common ailments such as chronic pain, stress, arthritis, insomnia, and more. Yoga uses postures and breathing techniques to develop strength, flexibility and relaxation. Yoga can be a powerful tool to help you restore correct muscle balance, improve overall balance and gain mobility. Due to these benefits Dr. Hertsberg and Dr. Lee have combined knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology with yoga principles to develop Functional Yoga Therapy (FYT). FYT uses yoga poses, movements and unique clinical applications of yoga as tools for stabilizing the core, spine and joints; reducing pain; restoring proper movement patterns; increasing mobility and strength; and maintaining balance in the mind and body. Treatment plans at Balanced Flow Wellness often incorporate yoga to provide you a gentle path to recovery and overall well-being.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
In addition to joint mobility, soft tissue mobility is essential to improve and optimize function. Injured soft tissue (muscles, ligaments, tendons, and fascia) result in scarring and tissue adhesions that can cause pain and alter function of muscles and joints. Soft tissue injuries tend to build on themselves and worsen over time. Restoring and improving motion in the soft tissues combined with joint adjustments and mobilizations is essential to your complete treatment plan. Specially designed tools from Graston, FAKTR and others can aid treatment to restore normal soft tissue function.
Kinesio taping involves the use of specially designed elastic tape that works to support and stabilize the body without restricting movement and range of motion. The taping techniques can provide support and stability and also aid the body’s natural healing processes. Benefits include increasing circulation, decreasing inflammation and swelling, decreasing pain, correcting muscular imbalances and supporting joints. Kinesio taping technique is backed by over 30 years of use, clinical research, and more than 50 million patients including many professional athletes and Olympians. The doctors of Balanced Flow Wellness are thoroughly trained to apply kinesiotape for you to help aid recovery or for some extra support for an athletic event.
Physical therapy (PT) focuses on conservative care techniques with a philosophy similar to chiropractic care. Treatments aim to reduce pain and improve or restore mobility without surgery and often reducing the need for long-term use of prescription medications. A major part of physical therapy is teaching you how to prevent or manage your conditions so that you will achieve long-term health benefits. Our physical therapy goals at Balanced Flow Wellness are to help you improve movement, reduce pain, restore function, prevent disability, and make daily tasks and activities easier (walking, taking stairs, getting up and down). Physical therapy also includes work to aid in recovery of injuries and after surgery. In addition, we use PT to proactively prevent the loss of functionality before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.