Services

Chiropractic Care

A Chiropractor offers chiropractic care-an alternative medicine approach designed to diagnose, cure and prevent problems and injuries associated with the musculoskeletal system.

One of the main focus areas in chiropractic is the human spine, but many chiropractors incorporate additional focus areas and treatment methods and techniques.

With chiropractic care, there are usually manipulations of the spine and the use of certain innovative technologies, such as light and laser devices for a variety of purposes and spinal manipulation tables.


What can a Chiropractor Treat

A trained chiropractor can treat a multitude of conditions, such as:

  • Headaches
  • Back and neck pain
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Pain from an injury

Chiropractic care usually involves viewing your body's structure and physiology as one whole interconnected system. Chiropractors take a different approach to your healing and your health compared to conventional medicine.

Chiropractors work on enhancing your body's natural ability to heal and improve your body's overall structure, wellness, and functioning through effective alternative and chiropractic therapies.

What does Chiropractic care involve

To pinpoint the right treatment area, your chiropractor might use different types of testing, such as an X-ray. Chiropractic care can involve variouis treatments, such as:

  • Spinal Manipulation
  • Spinal decompression
  • Cranial therapy
  • Nutritional counseling 
  • Rehabilitative exercises
  • The chiropractic active release technique
  • Gentle cranial adjustments to realign cranial bones



Your Chiropractor customized each treatment to suit your individual needs and can perform safe and gentle manual manipulations when necessary.



Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is an effective treatment method and a holistic healing, technique involving manual manipulation of the soft body tissues, such as connective tissue, ligaments, muscles, and tendons, by a trained specialist.

Holistic healing treatments like a massage therapy revolve around viewing your body as one whole interconnected system.

Massage also involves staying mindful that conditions, illnesses, injuries, or degeneration and affect certain joints can also radiate to other parts of your body.


Why would I choose massage therapy

Many people choose massage therapy for relief of anxiety and pain, relaxation, to improve wellness, and for injury rehabilitation.

Massage therapy can help treat various symptoms from headaches to muscle pain, as well as regulating blood pressure and boosting your mood and cognitive functioning.

You might choose massage therapy to help with back pain, postoperative care, sleep disorders, high blood pressure, diabetes, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, pinched nerves, and more.

Massage therapy makes a wonderful complement to chiropractic care to help release stress and muscle tension. the skilled massage therapists at GBC often suggest having a massage prior to chiropractic adjustment to relax muscles.

What are the different types and benefits of massage therapy

There are numerous types of massages, often referred to as modalities and commonly split into two categories for simplicity: rehabilitation and relaxation. Some different types of massage therapy include:

  • Deep Tissue massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Sports massage
  • Swedish massage

some massages involve certain tools and or specific aromatherapy scents, to offer additional relief and benefits.



Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a nonsurgical and non-pharmaceutical treatment method involving the insertion of tiny needles through your skin into specific points on your body. The fine needles are strategically placed to help balance the flow of energy or life-force known as chi or qi in traditional Chinese medicine. 

The chi flows through pathways called meridians in your body, and your acupuncturist inserts the needles into key points along these meridians to re-balance your energy flow. 

Acupuncture points are also believed to stimulate nerves, connective tissue, and muscles. Also believed to promote natural healing and support physical and emotional health.


Why do Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine that is most commonly used to treat pain. Acupuncture can also be especially useful for other purposes, such as stress management.

Acupuncture can be used to relieve the discomfort and pain associated with various conditions such as:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Headaches, including migraines, and tension headaches
  • Labor pain
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Respiratory disorders, such as allergic rhinitis
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Digestive issues

Acupuncture appointments usually take around 30-45 minutes. The number of treatments you receive depends on the severity and type of condition.

What are expectations during an acupuncture visit

You have acupuncture points in all areas of your body. Sometimes the appropriate points are not close to the area of your pain. During your appointment, you lay on a padded table.

Your acupuncturist specifically inserts the fine needles at various depths at strategic points on your body. Between five and 20 needles are used in conventional treatment. Acupuncture needles usually cause little to no discomfort.

Your acupuncturist might gently twirl or move the needles after placement or apply heat or mild electrical pulses to the needles. the needles typically remain in place for around 10-20 minutes as you lie still and relax.

Your acupuncturist then carefully removes the needles. Some people feel energized, and others feel  relaxed following acupuncture.

Acupuncture could be the solution you have been hoping for to resolve your discomfort.



Natural Medicine

Natural medicine is a branch of medicine involving more holistic and natural treatments that are often safer and can be more affective alternatives to pharmaceuticals and surgery. Natural medicine emphasizes prevention and treatment for optimal health long-term. Natural medicine utilizes therapeutic methods and substances that encourage your body's natural healing process.


What does natural medicine involve?

Natural Medicine often involves the use of herbs, nutrients, and supplements to enhance your health, restore deficiencies, and more. Natural medicine uses methods and medicinal substances that minimize the risk of harmful side affects.

Natural Medicine revolves around identifying the root cause of your symptoms, instead of just masking the symptoms. Addressing the underlying causes presents a viable and lasting solution that can improve health at a deeper level. Simply suppressing symptoms can be harmful.

The focus is also on educating you about how to live a healthier lifestyle. Your natural medicine doctor encourages you to take control of your health and helps you to make better, healthier choices that can have a positive impact on your wellness.

Natural medicine also focuses on preventing disease by assessing risk factors, genetics, and susceptibility to attack, in addition to healthy lifestyle changes, nutritional counseling, and other methods.



Examples of effective natural medicine treatments

We offer a range of natural medicine treatment methods, including:

  • Nutritional counseling
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Stress management
  • Personalized exercises and stretching
  • Hormone replacement therapy

We treat low functioning thyroids and thyroid disorders, hormonal imbalances, fatigue, and a range of other complex conditions. We also offer weight management services whole food nutritional complexes, and botanicals.

Your natural medicine doctor draws your blood and checks your labs before creating a personalized treatment plan and making nutritional recommendations based on the results and science of your lab work.


We utilize highly effective hormone testing and hormone replacement therapy to help you balance and regulate your hormones.