Chiropractic Care

Optimum Performance

 

I know that what usually bring people into my office is pain: neck pain, back pain, headaches, etc. I can help you with that, but that's not what chiropractic is about. Chiropractic is for much more than treating pain. It's about optimum performance, health and well-being. We live our lives through our Nervous System. Chiropractors focus on the Nervous system because it is so important to overall health.  It is the Master system, controlling our health rate, blood pressure, breathing, digestion and even the ability to fight disease. Chiropractic is important to your health because according to the AMA, 90% of diseases are caused by neurological stress. It is a given that we will always have stress in our life, but it is how we respond to stress and how we recover from it, that says more about our health than anything else.  Chiropractic adjustments help your body adapt to and recover from stress better. I offer hands on adjusting or instrument adjusting using the Arthro-Stim adjusting tool.
 
 

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Koren Specific Technique

KST

Koren Specific Technique (KST) is a unique, breakthrough approach to spinal adjusting. With KST, there is no twisting, turning, "cracking" or "popping" of joints. Instead, you receive  gentle, specific corrections to your spine and structural system.  Most treatments are done either standing up or sitting. It is safe for people of all ages, including newborns, infants, the elderly and everyone in between.

 

This therapy was developed by world-renowned chiropractor, author, educator and researcher Tedd Koren, DC after years of suffering with his own health issues.  After developing this new procedure, he decided to test it on the most difficult patients in the world - chiropractors who were suffering even after being adjusted hundreds of times using many different procedures. Dr. Koren travels throughout the United States, Canada, Israel, Germany and Australia teaching doctors this revolutionary new treatment.

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Cold Laser Pain Relief

Laser Treatment for Pain

Cold Laser Therapy, also known as Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) is one of the most important developments in health and wellness. We utilize Cold Laser Therapy to dramatically reduce musculoskeletal pain and inflammation as well as promote tissue repair in targeted areas.  Because this is a cold laser and not a heat treatment, it does not have any of the risks associated with other types of lasers.  Currently, Cold Laser Therapy, also known as “photobiomodulation” is practiced in many parts of the world, including the United States.

Cold Laser Therapy brings in oxygen to the cells and stimulates the lymphatic system thereby reducing inflammation in targeted areas, which promotes tissue healing.  ATP (adenosine triphosphate) production is stimulated on the cellular level, boosting their energy levels to foster normal function.  The pain reflex is broken, offering what is in many cases, immediate relief of joint, muscle and arthritic pain.

Our therapy does not require any drugs or surgery, there are few side effects and risks, it is quick and convenient, completely non-invasive, highly effective and easily applied. The number of treatments can vary depending on the nature and severity of your ailment.  Most patients however see improvement in symptoms after the very first treatment.

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Neurological Stress Reduction Therapy

Neurological Stress Reduction Therapy

Neurological Stress Reduction Therapy or NSRT uses the BAX Aura System, developed by BioVeda Technologies. In the computer database, there are thousands of substances, including foods, pollen, chemicals, mold, bacteria, and viruses, logged in by what is called their "matched frequency". Einstein discovered that every substance vibrates to its own unique vibrational frequency and that is how our brain recognizes that substance.

We can test you for sensitivity to these substances using biofeedback. We can see which substances are putting neurological stress on your nervous system. This stress can cause symptoms such as allergies, asthma, sinus pressure, headaches, skin irritations, reflux, IBS and chronic fatigue.
 
 For testing, we put a blood pressure cuff on your arm, introduce the "matched frequencies" of the substances to your skin, and your body will react, as if you were to eat it, drink it, breath it, or put the substance on your skin.
 
For treatment, we load the substance that have been creating negative stress in your body via their "matched frequencies" into a FDA approved "induction laser". It is a cold laser. Then, using principles of acupuncture, we shine the laser on specific acupuncture points that are know for endorphin release. Endorphins are the "feel good" hormones. At this point, your brain will begin making a new "positive" association to that substance. It is like tricking your brain.  In fact, you don't have to avoid these substances int he future, unlike traditional allergy treatments.
 
Overall, the treatments are designed to reduce stress on your nervous system, so that your body will have the energy it needs to work on whatever it needs to work on  to heal itself! We have been using this technology since April 2010 and have seen amazing results!
 
Call our office at (479) 587-0227 for a free consultation with Dr. Jean and be sure to read our testimonials to see how it has worked for other patients!

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Acupuncture

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a treatment based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a system of healing that dates back thousands of years.  At the core of TCM is the notion that a type of life force or energy known as qi (prounced chee) governs particular bodily functions.  When there's too little or too much qi in a meridian or when the qi stagnates or is blocked, illness results.  Acupuncture treatment consists of inserting thin stainless steel needles at various points on the body, known as gateways, to unblock or rebalance the flow of qi.  

 
What happens during an acupuncture session?
 
Dr. Jean will find the gateways in the meridian that lead to the areas of blocked qi, and will insert the needles in these sites. You may not feel the needles at all or you may feel a twitch or a momentary twinge that subsides as soon as the needle is in .  The needles are inserted barely under the skin around 2mm in depth.  Once the needles are all in place, you'll rest for twenty minutes in a darkened room with relaxing music.  During this time, you'll probably feel relaxed and sleepy and may even doze off.  Sometimes the acupuncture needles are connected to a microcurrent stimulator, which runs a very weak current runs through the needles. This helps aid in the flow of energy and helps tissue healing.
 
What problems can acupuncture help treat?

Acupuncutre can be used to treat many different issues.  Some of these issues include Osteoarthritis, Knee Pain, Headaches, Sciatica , Muscle tension,Fibromyalgia, Irregular periods, Neck pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendonitis, Back Pain, Tennis elbow and Shoulder Pain.

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High- Tech Examination

High-Tech Examination

Sublaxation Station

We offer a high tech examination using technology certified by the Space Foundation,a non-profit organization co-founded by NASA. This examination process shows how well your nervous system is working and how well your body adapts to stress.

 
Thermal Scan
The thermal scan is used to assess the part of your nervous system that helps to control your organs, glands, and blood vessels, the autonomic system. The instrument does this by precisely measuring differences in temperature along the spine. Since proper function of your organs, glands and blood vessels is essential to healing and living well, this test gives your doctor a ‘snapshot’ of this portion of your nervous system is working and how it is responding to care.
Pulse Wave Profiler
 
Surface EMG
The surface EMG exam evaluates the function of the muscles that support your spine. These muscles are controlled by nerves. This test shows the pattern of how energy is distributed through these muscles. The exam helps identify areas and patterns of abnormal tension and stress. By precisely measuring muscle activity, your progress can be followed as your care progresses.
 
Pulse Wave Profiler
The PWP, or Pulse Wave Profiler, helps the doctor to determine your overall ability to adapt to the environment. It does this by looking at the timing of your pulse, and determining the balance and tone of your nervous system. This exam is known as heart rate variability. Proper balance and tone are associated with better adaptability and a healthy lifestyle. Low heart rate variability is associated with aging and poor heart health. Published research has shown that chiropractic adjustments have a beneficial effect on heart rate variability. This test will also show if you are in a state of sympathic stress (think of Adrenal Fatigue)
 
 

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Massage Therapy

Techniques for Relieving Stress

 

Massage is a general term for pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage therapists typically use their hand, fingers, forearms, and elbows for massage. Massage may range from light stroking to deep pressure techniques. Massage Therapists in Arkansas must graduate from an accredited Massage Therapy School, and pass the Arkansas licensing exam before they can be licensed as a Massage Therapist. They also must complete continuing education every year to maintain their license.
 
Studies have found massage helpful for stress relief, managing anxiety and depression, pain relief, Blood pressure control, and boosting immunity.  Cynthia, our Massage Therapist, specializes in the following types of massage:
 
Swedish Massage Therapy -  Cynthia uses long smooth strokes, kneading, and circular movements on superficial layers of muscle using massage lotion or oil. It is the most common type of massage and is very relaxing. Cynthia also uses Aroma therapy oils during her massage to help with relaxation.
 
Hot Stone Massage  - Cynthia places heated, smooth stones on certain points on the body to warm and loosen tight muscles and balance energy centers in the body. She also holds stones and apply gentle pressure with them. The warmth is comforting. Hot stone massage is good for people who have muscle tension but prefer lighter massage.
 
Deep Tissue Massage - Cynthia can target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, using slower strokes or friction techniques across the grain of the muscle.Deep tissue massage is used for chronically tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems, or recovery from injury. People often feel sore for one to two days after deep tissue massage. 
 
Pregnancy Massage - Also called prenatal massage, is used to reduce stress, decrease swelling, relieve aches and pains, and reduce anxiety and depression. The massage is customized to a woman's individual needs, and special pregnancy "pillows" are used to ensure your comfort during the massage.
 
Call us today to schedule your massage with Cynthia.  See why she was voted Northwest Arkansas' Favorite Massage Therapist!
 

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Colon Hydrotherapy

Colon Hydrotherapy

Colon Hydrotherapy refers to colon irrigations, colonics, colon therapy, or high enemas. Colon Hydrotherapy is the gentle infusion of filtered, temperature-controlled water into the colon, which fills the colon allowing impacted toxins and waste to be removed. When waste material accumulates over a long period of time, it breaks down and becomes toxic. This causes constipation and sluggish bowel movements, which affect all other systems of the body If you have a toxic colon, you may experience some of the following: allergies, a coated tongue, foul breath, indigestion, chronic headaches, dark circles under your eyes, brittle nails and hair, depression, pot belly, backaches or fatigue.

 
Benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy:
 
The benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy are numerous.  Patients report that not only do they have improved bowel function, but issues with their skin improve, they have a decrease of  mucus in their lungs and sinuses, their abdomen decreases in size, headaches are  relieved and they have more energy. A colonic works by cleansing the colon to remove toxic material. It also improves assimilation of nutrients because colonics remove the buildup of wastes along the colon wall that impair absorption. The gentle filling and emptying of the colon improves the peristaltic action (muscular contraction) by which the colon naturally moves material. Your colon muscles become stronger as opposed to the weakening effect that laxatives have on your colon. Colonics speed up the transit time of fecal material once the colon muscles have been toned and strengthened.  Colon Hydrotherpay also helps nutrient absorption and provides a healthier environment in which your beneficial bacteria can grow.
 
Call Kim, our Certified Colon Hydrotherapist at the Colon Hydrotherapy Center of Northwest Arkansas at (479) 571-2656 to schedule your appointment for your colonic. 

 

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Dry Infrared Sauna Therapy

The Benefits of Infrared

We live in a world filled with fat soluble toxins such as gasoline, solvents, pesticides, plasticizers, and chemical dioxins, and it is vital that we try to rid our bodies of these toxins because they are a source of disease. Sauna Therapy is an established treatment for chemical poisoning, so Dr. Gibson added a dry, far infrared sauna to help her patients detox their systems. People have enjoyed saunas for thousands of years, from the elaborate bath/sauna systems of the Romans to the simple but effective sweat lodges of the Indians. These cultures believed that sweating could improve health.

Benefits of Infrared Sauna

  • Relieve pain and stiffness from Arthritis, Bursitis, Rheumatism, and Fibromyalgia
  • Removes toxins from the body and improves the immune system
  • Strengthens the cardiovascular system
  • Improves skin tone, helps clear cellulite
  • Burns calories and helps control weight
 
Why use a Dry Far Infrared Sauna over a steam sauna?
 
Both saunas and steam rooms can help you relax and unwind, but the dry type of sauna is better than the conventional sauna because it helps the body excrete more toxic metals that are absorbed from our environment; e.g. mercury, lead, nickel, sodium, sulfuric acid, cholesterol, and fat soluble toxins. A dry, far infrared sauna stimulates the body to release these fat soluble toxins, heavy metals and other toxic chemicals more effectively than any other form of heat therapy or exercise. A dry sauna is very comfortable to sit in and has very low humidity (20%), so it doesn't feel sticky.
 
Use of a dry sauna for weight loss
 
Much of a person's stubborn weight problem is due to the inflammation and a buildup of toxins in the body. You can burn 400-600 calories in one 30 minute sauna session. In a 2 week study of 25 obese adults, it was found that their body fat and weight were decreased after using a sauna daily for 2 weeks - some losing as much as 30 pounds in 10 weeks. Dry far infrared sauna therapy raises your heart rate and cardiac output much as a brisk walk does, wich raises your metabolic rate. It lowers blood sugar, decreses joint and muscle pain, and reduces stress - all of which help the body in the weight loss process.

 

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Fayetteville, AR 72703

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