Chiro-Med Offers Natural Therapies in Richmond Hill

natural therapiesWhat are natural therapies?

Natural therapy refers to a broad range of treatments all of which are aimed at restoring or enhancing both physical and emotional well-being of patients without reverting to medication or conventional drugs.

While drugs and medications are impressive and can be trusted to provide effective treatment for even the most serious ailments, many people would agree that they don’t provide all the answers. Some health conditions such as the common cold have caused humans problems for ages, but there are no medical solutions for it yet.

One big advantage of natural therapies is that you, the patient will have more control over your treatment. Natural therapies also help relieve stress which is arguably the biggest cause of health issues in the modern age. The philosophy of natural alternatives is to maintaining harmony and balance of the body and mind while discovering and appreciating the complexity of relationships in the human body.

Chiro-Med offers 4 natural therapies in Richmond Hill. These are massage therapy, physiotherapy, acupuncture and chiropractic care.

Massage therapy

Massage therapy encompasses various techniques that attempt to manipulate joints and soft tissues in the body. The main purpose of this therapy is to maintain, augment, rehabilitate, or prevent physical pain. Massage therapy can also relieve pain. When done correctly, massage therapy has the ability to relieve an array of discomforts resulting from muscular overuse, stress, depression and other chronic pain syndromes. It can also be used to address anxiety, increase relaxation and help with general wellness.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy applies proven techniques in restoring movement and function and to improve wellness of persons with injuries and disabilities, as well as those with other health conditions. Physiotherapists have a great understanding of how the body works and are able to combine this with their clinical skills to effectively assess, diagnose and treat symptoms. Many times you will also avoid injury just by following the advice of the physiotherapist. Generally, physiotherapy deals with bones, joints and soft tissue as well as the heart, chest, lungs, the brain and the nervous system.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the oldest medications and was first practiced in China. It works on the theory that energy (chi) in the human body flows in pathways called meridians. According to acupuncturists, illness usually occurs when something blocks the meridians hindering the smooth flow of the energy. Acupuncture therefore works towards unblocking the meridians or influencing the chi to help return it to normal movement. Small needles are inserted at selected “points” on your skin to influence energy flow. Sometimes pressure, heat and mild electrical current are also used. Acupuncture can be used in treating anxiety, arthritis, fatigue, headaches and joint pain among others.

Chiropractic care

Chiropractic care focuses on musculoskeletal disorders and the nervous system in general or any effects of these disorders on human health. The procedure is used in treatment of headaches, back pain and joint pains especially in the arm and legs. Chiropractic physicians or simply chiropractors employ a hands-on, drug-free approach right from examination to diagnosis and through to treatment. One of the most common chiropractic procedures is called Spinal Manipulation, usually performed to restore joint mobility in joints that have become immobile or hyper-mobile due to injury.

Natural therapies are becoming increasingly acceptable as people have come to understand their advantages and the fact that natural therapy comes not to take over, but to complement drug-based treatment. If you are interested in any of the natural therapies offered by Chiro-Med Rehab Centre, give us a call today!