Treatment and care
Pains caused by dysfunctions or injury of the musculoskeletal system are, in most cases, treated conservatively, without requiring surgical procedures. The chiropractor is a specialist in the field of conservative care for musculoskeletal health problems, in particular of the pelvis back and neck.
In order to provide the most suitable care, the chiropractor may use diagnostic imaging, or collaborate with other health specialists.
Different forms of manual and natural therapy are available. For instance, spinal mobilisation or manipulation, soft tissue therapy, therapeutic exercise and postural correction. Chiropractic is indicated for all patients, including newborns and the elderly.
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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Traditional Chinese medicine is based on healing principles that have been used and fine-tuned over centuries. Symptoms typically relieved by this type of treatment are often general and non-specific. For instance, pain, headache, fatigue, anxiety, shivering, and malaise.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is known to help with a wide range of conditions including: neurological conditions, digestive problems, gynaecologyal and obstetric disorders, urogenital and skin disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, sports injuries etc .
Acupuncture is indicated for all patients, including newborns and the elderly. The different forms of treatment typically used are:
Acupuncture implies inserting fine needles in specific points on the surface of the body so as to regulate the flow of « Qi ». In Chinese medicine, "Qi" is the principal source of energy, responsible for the equilibrium of bodily functions. This flow of energy may typically be blocked by certain stressors of daily life such as lifestyle factors.
The word "Moxa" comes from the Japanese mogusa and means: burning herbs. This technique uses heat for healing purposes.
Cupping and Gua sha
In these techniques, the skin is lightly suctioned and scraped.
Naturopathy and nutrition
Naturopathic medicine encourages well-being and prevention of disease using natural remedies in order to support the self-healing ability of the body. Methods used include, but are not limited to: nutrition, iridology, herbal medicine, Bach flower therapy and Schüssler salts.
Nutrition (the science of the impact of food on health) is an important aspect of naturopathy.