Pillars of Health
(A holistic approach)
The Pillars of Health model:The Pillars of Health model breaks the “Triad of Health (structural, chemical, mental)” into smaller and more specific sub systems of the body; structural, neurological, visceral (immune, endocrine, digestive) nutritional (biochemical), allergies and detoxification (lymphatic). These sub systems are all intertwined and can have an effect on how the body functions as a whole. Through the combination of evaluating and treating these sub systems we apply a healthcare system that is considered to be holistic.
Mechanical Structure: Your skeleton is the mechanical frame work that all organs and tissues are attached. There are hundreds of articulations (joints) through out the skeleton that allow for movement. Structural integrity of these articulations is managed by a system of cartilage, ligaments, tendons and fascia. Misalignments of joints, also regarded as subluxations can create stress on the four soft tissue structures and cause pain, inflammation and weakness.
Through the chiropractic approach we locate subluxations, and reduce or correct them through a series of chiropractic adjustments specifically designed to correct the subluxations in your spine, extremities or skull.
Neurological: Nerves are directly tied into the mechanical body in a number of ways. In the spine, nerve roots exit the spinal cord in between mechanical joints. Around most joints of the extremities there are channels that the nerves are tucked into and around every joint of the body there are nerves attaching to tendons, ligaments and cartilage. Therefore a misalignment at a joint can have a direct impact on a nerve and effect how the associated muscles work. This is known as the neuro-somatic relationship.
Nerve function can be improved through chiropractic adjustments by reducing neuro- somatic stress in and around a joint or joint complex.
Visceral: Most people are familiar with signs of a heart attack; there is pain in the chest and the left arm. In addition, most people are familiar with a bad liver or gallbladder referring pain into the right shoulder. These are common examples of the visceral-somatic relationship, pain referring from an organ to a muscle. Along with pain there is also a functional relationship between organs and local muscle groups. As an example, an organ not functioning at 100% and residing in the pelvic cavity may cause weakness of a hip muscle. As a result, this weakness may cause a pain syndrome in the hip, pelvis or low back. Through the mechanical- neurologic-visceral relationship it is possible to improve muscle and organ function with chiropractic adjustments.
Nutrition: Nutrition can be a powerful tool when the purpose becomes helping injured tissue heal faster. Whether treating an organ, gland, muscle or bone, improving local tissue health can improve a person’s overall heath.
Sometimes in order to get the proper nutrition, you must supplement your diet. Therefore supplementation is often recommended to the patients who come into this office. The primary supplement used is made by Standard Process, one of the oldest whole food supplement manufacturers in the country. Standard Process sets the bar in the supplement world by owning its own farms and growing the raw materials that the supplements are made from. In addition, they have pioneered and patented the process of acquiring and combining tissue extracts with whole food nutrition substrates so their supplements can target specific areas of the body.
Allergies: Many people have had allergies since they were young or have developed them over time. Your allergies are not necessarily something you have to live with. Using the methodology of Professional Applied Kinesiology we can determine the root of the allergy or sensitivity and take measures to help you overcome it.
You don't need to spend your whole life depending on a medication to reduce your allergies, treat the symptoms of a disease process or spend the rest of your life avoiding certain activities – it could just be a matter of working with your body’s physiological programming to train your body to respond differently to the allergen and/or improve the healing process.
With over five-hundred supplements available, this clinic can offer you a combination of minerals, vitamins and enzymes that can help optimize for your body’s biochemistry. Each of more than 3,800 raw materials used in these formulations undergo regular and random lab analysis to ensure purity and potency. Unlike the typical commercially available products these supplements are formulated to guarantee results.
Detoxification: Detoxification has become a very power tool used in this office. As a society we continuously consume artificial additives in our food, breathe pollution, and are exposed to chemicals, pesticides and cigarette smoke. All of these toxins are suppressing your body’s expression of health.
Over time everyone’s body manifests different forms of toxicity. Most forms of toxicity have a negative impact on normal metabolic processes and can contribute to a myriad of symptoms including , weight gain, abnormal blood sugar metabolism, pain sensitivity, a variety of headaches, fluctuating energy, glandular imbalances, persistent acne problems and allergy like symptoms.
This office uses a variety of approaches towards treating toxicity including, but not limited to:
21 Day Purification | 42 Day Purification | Intestinal Purification | Liver/Gall Bladder/Kidney Flush