When people hear the term “chiropractor,” they tend to think of a healthcare professional who adjusts the back. Despite the growing awareness of the role chiropractic can play in the overall health and wellness of patients, this unfortunate generalization persists today. In truth, chiropractors do a lot more than just adjust the spine, though that is the core of the health and wellness services they provide.
Your spine is the center of your body’s function. It is the conduit through which your brain communicates with the rest of your body, all the way to your fingers and toes, through your circulatory system, your digestive system and to other parts of your body. By keeping your spine in proper alignment, a chiropractor allows your body to function at peak performance levels.
Chiropractic wellness services, then, take a “whole body” approach to holistic health and healing. By making the right choices, removing toxins from your body and, of course, correcting spinal subluxations or misalignments, we can ensure that your body’s ability to heal and maintain itself is at its very best. To that end, at ACT Wellness, we provide a complete range of chiropractic wellness services to the entire Woodbridge area.
Chiropractic Wellness Services
A good chiropractic care center will care about your entire body and is available as much to help you with dietary and lifestyle advice as they are to adjust your spine. These healthcare professionals are holistic doctors who can help you navigate your way through making the best life choices to live healthy overall. Chiropractic wellness services don’t just focus on addressing symptoms when you’re not feeling well. They work to get to the root of the problem, to let your body heal itself.
These services can help you to improve your body’s strength, mobility and flexibility, while enabling you to heal yourself from a range of conditions. It can go hand-in-hand with your traditional treatments to help make your recovery faster, more efficient and more complete.
Best of all, since chiropractic is a holistic form of medicine, it doesn’t require invasive procedures or pumping your body full of additional chemicals. It focuses entirely on dietary choices, exercises, adjustments and care that is non-invasive and 100% natural to get you feeling and working better every step of the way. It’s even great for the entire family.
At ACT Wellness, just a few of the complete holistic wellness services we offer include bio-nutrition, pulsed energy therapy, cold laser therapy and detox foot baths.
What Is Bio Nutrition?
The problem with the nutritional advice people get today is that it’s a one-size-fits-all solution to a world where every problem is widely different. No two people have exactly the same nutritional needs, despite what the media might tell you. Standard nutritional requirements are solid guidelines, but they are an easy answer to a complex issue, one that doesn’t work for everyone.
Bio nutrition is a lifestyle program where your individual body chemistry and needs are taken into account. Certainly we all have the same basic needs — vitamins and minerals, sunlight, fruits, vegetables, protein and the like — but the amounts can differ widely from person to person. The best way to determine your needs is a simple blood test.
When you don’t have the right levels of different nutrients in your body, it can cause all manner of health defects, even life-threatening conditions. You can experience issues like insomnia, loss of hair, brittle finger- and toenails, a weakened immune system, even heart disease, colon cancer and birth defects.
Many people don’t realize that medications can cause nutritional imbalances. Some diabetes medications, for example, can cause a deficiency in Vitamin B12, and many diabetic patients suffer a Vitamin D3 deficiency.
A good wellness center will use science-based testing, simple blood work, urine tests, hair analysis and stool samples to determine what your imbalances are, which vitamins you need and even which you may have too much of in your system. You’ll get a complete 15-20 page lab report that will detail your current bio-status and give you lifestyle and nutritional recommendations.
Each patient’s report will be tailored specifically to them, and it’s recommended that re-testing be done every year so that any adjustments can be made. By keeping your nutrition in ideal balance, you’ll be amazed at how resistant to disease you are and how much better you perform mentally and physically.
How Does Pulsed Energy Therapy Work?
Pulsed Energy Therapy, also called PEMF, or Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy, is a simple, non-invasive and drug-free procedure with zero side effects that can play an essential part to heal injuries, stimulate the immune system and reduce swelling and pain. It’s used by medical doctors and has been around for decades, having been widely used for over 40 years in Europe. In fact, it was first reported in use as early as the mid-19th century.
This form of therapy uses an electrical field that penetrates deep into your body and works at the cellular level to encourage your body to restore damaged tissue and relieve inflammation and pain. It’s a vital tool for helping people find relief from chronic injury and pain, as well as improving a range of other conditions. In fact, the FDA has even approved PEMF for use in alleviating depression and migraines and as an adjunct to cervical fusion, in certain cases.
PEMF carries multiple benefits; by inducing electrical changes in your cells, it can help your body return to an optimum state of health, while boosting your cell’s efficiency at energy use, or metabolism. It helps to regenerate blood and improve circulation. Overall, it makes your immune system stronger and more effective and helps your kidneys and colon to better detoxify your body.
Just a few of the conditions that PEMF treatments can help to control include:
- Bulging discs
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Sprains and strains
Following a PEMF session, most patients emerge feeling peaceful, rested and energized, with reduced levels of pain. You may feel some tingling sensation, but in general, most experience an overall sense of relaxation and wellness. You’ll experience no side-effects, and pulsed energy therapy is taken fully clothed.
The therapy is completely radiation-free and non-thermal. It’s a very minuscule signal, which recharges and re-invigorates your cells to allow them to better repair any diseased and damaged tissues, expel toxins and cellular debris and take in important nutrients.
Experience Cold Laser Therapy
When most people hear about lasers in reference to medical procedures, they immediately jump to invasive surgery. This isn’t the case with cold laser therapy. This therapy is non-invasive and painless, using various streams of electromagnetic wavelengths which are noted for their color hue on the EM spectrum. Like PEMF, cold laser therapy is used to help repair damaged tissue, reduce pain and inflammation and help to healconditions like sports injuries.
Cold laser therapy is completely painless and non-invasive. It’s done using a handheld advice that is smaller than a deck of cards. The device is passed back and forth over unhealthy tissue for about 3 minutes, during which the laser light passes through your tissues to help repair damage and accelerate your natural healing processes.
This kind of therapy has been indicated for a wide variety of injuries, including back and neck pain, pinched nerves, sprains and strains, arthritis, tendinitis and carpal tunnel syndrome, knee pain, stiff joints and more. It has also been indicated to accelerate healing in whiplash, making it an excellent option for those who have been in a car accident.
The therapy is lightning fast, done in the office, and after it’s done you’ll go about your daily business with zero side effects but with a feeling of improved wellness and reduced pain in the affected area. Like all holistic alternative medicine services your chiropractor delivers, it’s safe, pain free, drug-free and completely non-invasive.
Detox Foot Baths: A Relaxing Bio-Reset
Most people can identify with the problem of sweaty feet. As any chiropractor can tell you, while uncomfortable, this is a natural way in which your body respires and gets rid of toxins. Your feet are an essential part of your overall health and wellness, and it’s vital that you take good care of them, with help from your chiropractor. Five thousand sweat pores are located in the soles of your feet. It stands to reason, then, that a great way to detox your body is through your feet. At our facility, we offer detoxifying foot baths which are easy, safe and effective at helping to purge your whole body of toxins.
The therapy takes only 20 minutes and consists of you placing your feet into a bowl filled with warm, salted water which is negatively charged to match the charge of your body. Like a magnet, it then draws the toxins through your feet. You’ll see the water change color as this occurs. It’s supremely relaxing and not only helps your body to function healthier, it can also be used to care for conditions like neuralgia, arthritis, lymphedema and even allergies with multiple baths. Most patients report immediate relief after their first experience.
The exact number of sessions required varies from patient to patient, but usually a course of six sessions are recommended over a period of between three and five weeks, followed by monthly maintenance sessions to maximize the detoxification.
Detox foot baths offer a range of benefits. They raise the pH of your body chemistry, help to clear bad skin and acne, speed up recovery time by boosting immune response, energize and rejuvenate the body and produce a feeling of health and well-being.
Some specific benefits you get from an ionic detox foot bath are the removal of heavy metals from your body which can cause imbalance in your system and slow down healing. It can also reduce inflammation, enabling your body to better heal an injury and reduce pain.
They can help to detoxify your liver, which is an organ that is vital to clearing out toxins in your body. Your liver is a powerful organ, one of the only organs in the human system that can regenerate, and it’s designed to pull toxins from your blood and clean out your body. However, as it does this, it collects toxins as well. For many people, the liver can’t clean itself as fast as it collects poisons, so it needs a bit of help now and again. A detox foot bath can provide this exact help.
Detox foot baths are healthy and safe for most patients but are not recommended for patients who suffer from seizure disorders, who have pacemakers or for children under the age of ten. While detox foot baths are generally safe, risks have not been definitively established for people in these categories, so out of an abundance of caution, it’s best to speak with a healthcare professional before engaging in any procedure or service.
Other Benefits of Chiropractic Wellness Services
You can reap many important benefits from chiropractic wellness services. Chiropractic care can form an important part of every person’s physical fitness, health and wellness routines. With bio-nutrition, PEMF, cold laser therapy, detoxifying foot baths and other services, a chiropractor can have your body working almost like new.
In many ways, the alternative and holistic medicine you get from a chiropractic wellness center is like performing routine maintenance on a car. Just like you need to have your car’s oil changed and its air filter cleaned and swapped out every few months, your body needs regular, routine maintenance. This maintenance comes with making the right dietary and lifestyle choices, guided by your wellness professional.
The right holistic chiropractic wellness services can and do boost your brain-body communications. This lets your body function at peak performance levels, can help you lose weight and maintain fitness and can even be used to help alleviate pain, as well as heal injuries.
ACT Wellness Center
If you’re ready to take a whole-body approach to your ongoing wellness, Dr. C at Act Wellness Center is ready to help. For nearly a decade running, we have been voted the best wellness center and chiropractic clinic in the Woodbridge, VA, area. We’re proud of that reputation and of the people we serve. Dr. C has over 20 years of experience and uses the most current and innovative first-class methods and technologies available to get you feeling great once more.
Whether you’ve got an injury you need care for, an illness with which you’re facing difficulty, or even if you’re feeling fine and just want to take your wellness to the next level, we’re ready to help. Check out our New Patients section, and get in touch with us for more information about what we can do to help you, to schedule a tour of our facility or to make an appointment to have your health and wellness needs evaluated today!