Total Pain Solution: Acupuncture, Chiropractic and Gyrotonics

Often, when people are have pain or musculoskeletal issues, we’ll give them acupuncture or bodywork, then refer them to our onsite chiropractors and recommend gyrotonics for strength training, stretching and balancing.

We love this powerful healing combination because those who follow through on our recommendations see dramatic results.  Though you’re no doubt familiar with the terms chiropractic and acupuncture and what they are, you may need a little help when it comes to Gyrotronics.

The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® uses personal one on one training and specially designed equipment to create an integrated approach to developing and understanding your body’s ideal combination of strength and flexibility. The equipment is made up of a weight and pulley system, which aids in decompression of joint space and allows for a full range of motion and freedom of movement.

The equipment allows your body to move  with little resistance and has a decompression mechanism that mimics the sensation of moving through water. It’s  a great way to stimulate the body and nervous system as well as to rehabilitate from injury and prevent inevitable wear and tear in your active life.

When paired with a total solution like bodywork and chiropractic as well as dietary changes, herbal anti-inflammatories,  pain tonics, hydrotherapy and/or adrenal support, our patients find that, not only are their pain issues greatly reduced or eliminated, but their overall health, well-being and strength improve significantly as well.

If you’re suffering from chronic pain or are just looking to get on a path to total wellness, visit us at Bloom in The Seed Center and give Gyrotonics a try.

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Acupuncture for Healthy Pregnancy and Postpartum Care

PreggersIn our work with women eager to conceive, we are well aware of the power of acupuncture for balancing the body and aiding in establishing the ideal conditions for conception. Western medicine is even catching up with recent studies at the University of Maryland showing that when acupuncture is used to complement in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures,  there is improved rates of pregnancy.  But we knew that!

So what about once you’re pregnant? There are a lot of fears for expectant and first time mothers to juggle when it comes to their new little ones but when it comes to acupuncture, performed by a qualified and licensed acupuncturist,  there needn’t be any concern. In fact, as we’ve seen our practice, acupuncture is one of the safest ways to combat some of the toughest health issues facing pregnant and postpartum women.

Why Acupuncture in Pregnancy?

Why not?

Besides the fact that science is finally backing up what the Chinese have known for thousands of years, you can feel the benefits for yourself — without risk. Because this treatment is a natural, holistic approach, you don’t have to worry about dangerous side effects and possible drug interactions affecting the well-being of your unborn child.

Acupuncture treatments have proven effective for:

  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • GERD (reflux or heartburn)
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Insomnia
  • Stress/anxiety/depression
  • Constipation
  • Preterm labor
  • Breech baby

For best results, we recommend you begin treatment early and continue on monthly, during pregnancy,  increasing your sessions upon advice of your acupuncturist, as you near the end of your term. These visits help to prepare the body for labor, tonifying and balancing energy as well as optimizing the baby’s position, softening the cervix and readying you and the baby for birth. Following a protocol like this can make pregnancy more pleasant, calm and energized and childbirth easier, even extending to shorter labor times.

When used in conjunction with recommendations from your Obstetrician/Gynecologist (OB/GYN), acupuncture becomes one of the building blocks (along with diet and lifestyle changes, herbal remedies and supplements) of your and your baby’s health during and post-pregnancy. Allowing you to have the healthiest, most natural pregnancy and postpartum period possible.acupuncture

After your baby is born, acupuncture can help ease the nerves of new motherhood and is extremely effective in aiding milk production. It is also helpful in reducing:

  • Postpartum depression
  • Prolonged bleeding
  • Uterine infections
  • Fatigue

All of which, helps your body return, more quickly to its normal state of health.

Pregnancy and childbirth can take a toil on a woman’s body, make sure you take YOU into consideration in this equation. Every new Mama needs to focus on herself as well as the new baby — taking time to relax, breath, nourish herself with healthful foods and pleasant sensations (warm baths, soothing music, refreshing walks) as she integrates her new life, with the old. Acupuncture can also provide that quiet space and time necessary to rejuvenate.

If you’d like to learn more about acupuncture as part of your pregnancy, birth plan or postpartum care call or visit our office to schedule an appointment at 503.223.3741.

 

 

Blooming!!

bloomlogo_horizont_color.small sizeWelcome to Bloom Natural Healthcare!!

We are a team of Integrative Healthcare Practitioners that offer you a well rounded approach to optimal health and living.  Together as a community of skilled Practitioners who individually embody a balanced lifestyle, we intend to actively pass this on to our clients and patients. When you come to visit us, you will be infused with elements that are natural, modern and creatively sophisticated in our blend of Preventive and Proactive Healthcare.

Services Offered:

  • Naturopathic Medical Care
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic
  • Massage
  • GYROTONIC (R) & GYROKINESIS (R) 

Our Specialties Include:

  • Integrative Fertility Healthcare
  • Endocrinology
  • Pain Management & Injury Prevention
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Rehabilitation
  • General Family Medicine
  • Exercise Rehabilitation and Therapeutics through the use of the GYROTONIC (R) Exercise Expansion System

We look forward to seeing you soon……..