Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the most powerful tools in alternative medicine. Used for its many health benefits, acupuncture therapy is considered safe and effective when administered by a trained healthcare professional. Sessions consist of very fine needles being placed into the skin. Some people feel tingling or numbness at these points, but most feel very […]

Allergy Testing

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Allergies and hypersensitivities are the body’s way of overreacting to a specific substance. This overreaction can cause a variety of symptoms from a mild runny nose, to body pain and dysfunction, to the more serious narrowing of your airway. However, because some allergens can cause symptoms that are not immediately noticeable, you may not know […]

Massage Therapy

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Massage therapy uses a variety of pressures, movements, and specialized techniques to manipulate muscles and soft tissues. There are about 80 different styles of massage that offer different options in terms of pressure and technique intended to address different concerns. When it comes to treating pain and/or injuries, the following techniques are beneficial:  Deep Tissue […]

Sports Rehabilitation

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Sports rehabilitation is the restoration of the optimal form and function of the human body for the sport you play. Sports rehabilitation programs at Alternative Health Center are designed to minimize downtime while maximizing fitness, performance and functional capacity. Although many people believe that sports rehab is only for professional athletes, it is intended to […]

Active Release Therapy

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Active Release Technique (ART) is a specialized muscle therapy technique that uses movement to treat problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia, and nerves. ART attributes common painful conditions to being the result of overused muscles. Muscle overuse then results in dense scar tissue (fibrosis/adhesions) or trigger points in the affected area that impairs movement, weakens […]

Neuroemotional Technique

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Neuroemotional technique, more commonly referred to as NET, is a technique that focuses on the connection between the body and the mind in order to alleviate conditions related to stress. It is centered around the idea that the body’s response to stress is not only emotional, but physiological as well. This means that stress can […]

Dry Needling

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Dry needling is a technique that inserts stainless steel needles into the skin as a way of treating pain and muscle dysfunction. Often confused with acupuncture, dry needling actually works differently. Instead of relieving pain through opening the energy flow like acupuncture does, dry needling stimulates trigger points in knotted or hard muscles. Because of […]

Cold Laser Therapy

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Cold laser therapy goes by a variety of names including low-level laser therapy(LLLT), soft laser biostimulation, low-power laser therapy (LPLT), and photobiomodulation. Like traditional laser therapy, cold laser therapy uses light to promote healing. However, cold laser therapy uses lower levels of light that do not heat the tissues, hence the term “cold”. It works […]

Applied Kinesiology

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Applied kinesiology (AK), also known as manual muscle testing (MMT), is a diagnostic method that uses muscle testing to diagnose structural, muscular, chemical, and mental conditions. The main premise of AK is that the body’s muscles are all linked to internal structures such as organs and glands and their corresponding nutritional support. Therefore, muscle weakness […]

Functional Medicine Nutritional Therapy

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Functional Nutritional Therapy encompasses a combination of various testing and techniques to determine what is needed by each patient to balance and return the body to homeostasis.  Using our testing and techniques we do not seek to label or diagnose conditions, but we focus on the primary job of rebalancing the body systems so the […]