- Chiropractic is an alternative care treatment that focuses on disorders of the nervous system and musculoskeletal system and the effects these disorders have on general health.
- Chiropractic care is used to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to carpal tunnel syndrome, degenerative disc disease, herniated (bulging) discs, headaches, joint instability, myofacial pain/trigger points, piriformis syndrome, sciatica, spondylosis (osteoarthritis), whiplash, upper back/shoulder blade pain, peripheral neuropathies (arm or leg tingling and/or numbness), tendinitits/tendonitis, shoulder/hip impingement, patella (knee) pain/dysfunction, sprained ankles, whiplash syndrome and pre/post-operative rehabilitation.
- Chiropractic Adjustment – also called spinal manipulation-involves moving a joint beyond its usual range of motion but not beyond the range of motion the joint is designed to move. The goal of chiropractic adjustment is to relieve pain and improve your body’s optimal function. Dr. Chen is specifically trained to provide gentle yet effective adjustment for all of the joints of the body.
- Activator Method Chiropractic Technique – As an alternative to manual manipulation of spine or extremity joints. The device is categorized as a mechanical force manual assisted (MFMA) instrument, which is generally regarded as a softer chiropractic treatment technique.
Postural and Corrective exercises are the key to strengthening, stabilizing, and making long term corrective changes to the way your body functions. Without this process, you are probably only getting temporary relief from your chiropractic care or massage therapy. Without some form of physical rehab, recovery from an injury or long-term spinal problem can take longer to achieve.
We customized for our patient’s condition by combined effectiveness of chiropractic, physiotherapy and exercise rehabilitation to help restore normal pain-free range of motion, increase muscle strengthens, enhance coordination and balance.
Clinical nutrition therapy by assessing the patient’s case history through a comprehensive physical examination and a patient’s weekly dietary diary. We will review patient’s current diet and lifestyle and make specific recommendation on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices. Nutritional deficiency can causes aging, insomnia, muscle weakness, dry hair, poor reflex, and depression. Our goal is to help every patient reach their optimal health with healthy diet and achieve a happily lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most.
Consists of many different types of treatment including: Cryotherapy, Interferential Electrical Muscle Stimulation, Ultrasound, Moist-Heat Therapy and Neuro-Muscle Re-education. Physiotherapy treatments are very effective in reducing the amount of swelling, inflammation, muscle adhesions, trigger points, muscle spams and edema that is usually associated with and complicated most musculoskeletal complaints.
The Kinesio® Taping Method is applied over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused or stressed muscles, and support muscles in movement on a 24-hour-a-day basis. The taping method requires a tape that is skin-friendly, possesses optimum elastic qualities, is the same thickness as the skin, and is durable enough to stay on for multiple days, even through sweating and shower. Kinesio tape is not a restrictive type of taping and allows for full range of motion. It can also be used to improve the function of specific muscle systems or stabilize joints. It’s a quick non-invasion way to use to treat acute and chronic condition such as lower back strain/pain (subluxation, herniated disc), knee and shoulder conditions, sport injuries, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Acupuncture is useful in treatment of chronic and acute pain, neurological disorders, musculo-skeletal disorder, joint pain, headache and TMJ. The theory behind acupuncture’s ability to treat pain and disease is based on an energetic model of human. Pain or disease occurs in the body when there is a deficiency or an imbalance of the energy in the meridians. Acupuncture points are specific locations along the meridians. Over the centuries, it has been documented that the insertion of a very fine needle at a given point has a very predictable effect on the energy that passes through that point, restoring balance in the meridian. Modern science has been able to measure the electrical charge at these points, confirming the location of the meridians that were mapped out in ancient times. Continued research has shown that acupuncture has the ability to increase circulation, reduce inflammation and stimulate the body’s own opiate-like chemicals to control pain.
Qigong (氣功）is a practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness for exercise, healing, and meditation. “Qi “is the central underlying principle in Traditional Chinese Medicine and martial arts. “Gong” is often translated as cultivation or work, skill, and is often used to mean “Gung Fu”.
With roots in Chinese medicine, martial arts and philosophy, qigong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance qi, the “intrinsic life energy”. Typically a qigong practice involves rhythmic breathing coordinated with slow stylized repetition of fluid movement, a clam mindful state, and visualization of guiding qi through the body. Qigong is believed to help develop human potential, allow access to higher realms of awareness, and awaken one’s “true nature”.
The Eight Pieces of Brocade was created by the legendary Chinese military general, Yue Fei. Originally created to help healing his soldiers injured on the battlefield, the Qigong has evolved and become one of the most widely practiced Qi form for health promotion and maintenance for the past 1,000 years in China. Through gentle breathing, stretching and strengthening movements, the Qi energy is activated to help improve blood circulation and immune system. It also strengthens all internal organs. Regular training provides practitioners with abundant energy to live a healthy and vibrant life. With both a sitting and standing set, anyone can practice these simple and effective exercises in as little as 20 minutes a day.
Wild Goose (Dayan) Qigong is a traditional qigong form said to be over 1800 years old and created by Daoist monk living in the sacred mountains of Kunlun on the border of northern Tibet. The form has a wide variety of movement ranging from slow, fluid, and gentle to quick and strong emulating the soaring, flapping, fluttering and spiraling graceful movement of beautiful geese.
- First 64 Movement From
The first 64 form is designed to treat “post-birth” ailment. It deals with imbalances that have accumulated since birth. These could be a result of any combination of disease, stress, and physical and emotional trauma
- Second 64 Movement Form
The second 64 form trains our ability to not only take in fresh energy but also get rid of diseased Qi, thus enabling us to detoxify and strengthen ourselves at the same time. This form treats “pre-birth” condition, and has shown to be effective for self-healing, rejuvenation, and improving cognitive function.
There are three basic components to traditional qigong exercise- breathing, mental intent and posture.
BREATHING– In Wild Goose Qigong the breath is to be natural and relaxed. There are no specific breathing patterns. You simply breathe as you feel you should, to match the flow of movement.
MENTAL INTENT– The mind is to be relaxed and occupied with movement of the form. There is no specific mental intent to manipulate the flow of qi, rather remain on the movement and allow the form to work. If your mind drifts during practice, bring it back to the movement. Keep a positive attitude while you do the form.
POSTURE – The postures in Wild Goose Qigong enable the balancing of qi throughout the body. This is accomplished by the cooperative effect of the positions of the limbs and movements of the joints. Each posture contains specific alignments with qi flow points (acupuncture points) that work together with the action of the body’s living matrix (all the bones, connective tissue and organs) to stimulate the balance the body’s qi.
Note: While these practices are safe and gentle, they are not a substitute for regular medical care. If you have any questions concerning your health, ask your health practitioner before starting this program.