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Why combine different modalities?
There are several reasons why we recommend using different modalities. First, look at what we are trying to balance. Is it just one organ or is it the whole body? We have developed a system in balancing patients’ bodies to what the body is asking for. We recommend ZYTO Advanced Scan so we can see the various parts of the body as a whole, that being said certain services are recommended for faster response to balancing the body. Here are some of the services the ZYTO Systems could recommend: Acupuncture, Cupping, Massage, Chiropractic, Cranial Sacral, EVOX, Tibetan Foot Soaks, and Supplementation. With the body telling us what it wants there is no guessing.
Below are the details of each service the ZYTO system will recommend.
What Can Massage Do For You?
All of our individualized treatments are carefully designed to relieve your pain and help you live a happier, more comfortable life. Our perception of health focuses on our patient’s body’s structure, physiological systems, diet and nutrition, and their emotional and psychological state. Check out our list of treatments and services below to learn more about what we can do to help you heal.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a method of helping the body to promote natural healing and to improve health. The classical Chinese explanation is that channels of energy (qi) run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface nourishing and supporting every cell, gland, organ and tissue. These channels, called meridians are like rivers flowing through the body affecting blood flow to various organs structures. An obstruction in the movement of these energetic rivers is like a dam that blocks the flow. When and obstruction, deficiencies or excess of energy occurs it can lead to pain, discomfort, and/or a variety of other symptoms/disease. An acupuncturist can influence the meridians by inserting a tiny needle into very precise acupuncture points. This unblocks and reestablishes the flow through the medians therefore treating the root of the cause and improving health.
What does Acupuncture treat?
The most common reasons a person may try acupuncture may be for pain conditions. Following this, many people seek acupuncture treatments to increase fertility, manage menopausal symptoms or manage chronic headaches.
The World Health Organization has identified diseases and disorders for which acupuncture therapy has been tested in controlled clinical trials with reported success. Among the disorders that acupuncture has proven to be useful for:
Induction of Labor
Low back Pain
*For the complete list of what Acupuncture has been identified to be useful for please visit Evidence Based Acupuncture.
What should I expect on my first visit?
The first visit to an acupuncturist usually begins with the practitioner taking a detailed history. After review, the practitioner will begin diagnosing your ailment. A visual examination of the tongue and palpation of the pulse will give the acupuncturist information to diagnose the patient.
How many treatments do I need?
The number of treatments depends on the seriousness of your condition. A typical course of acupuncture treatment is 10 sessions, although significant improvements can occur after just a few visits. Your first visit may take 120 minutes due to the initial intake and interview, with subsequent visits lasting about 30-60 minutes.
Does it hurt?
Unlike hypodermic needles, acupuncture needles are solid and hair-thin They are also inserted to much more shallow levels than hypodermic needles, generally no more than half an inch to an inch. While each person experiences acupuncture differently, most people feel only a minimal amount of sensation as the needles are inserted. Some people report feeling a sensation dull achiness, while others feel relaxed. I use a very gentle technique and tiny needles to create maximum comfort.
Are the needles sterile?
Yes, all the needles are sterile and are only used one time per patient.
How big are the needles?
Needles used extremely thin, most people are surprised find out that needles are actual about the thickness of a strand of hair.
What does it feel like?
The sensation a you will feels can vary from person to person. Some people feel almost nothing while others feel a heavy, dull, achy or even a tickle sensation which indicates the arrival of qi. People generally find acupuncture a very comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable experience.
What other techniques are used besides acupuncture needles?
Acupuncture only one facet of oriental medicine. Many times an acupuncturist may choose to utilize an additional technique or modality that maybe include one or more of the following:
Electro-acupuncture – acupuncture needles are connected to a machine that delivers an electrical charge. This method is commonly used for people dealing with pain or muscular issues.
Moxibustion – Commonly called moxa, mugwart, or Artemesia Vulgaris and is an herb that is burned on top of a needle. Moxa is commonly used in people dealing with cold or deficient conditions.
Cupping – uses glass or plastic cups which are placed on the body with suction to help remove toxins and muscle tension or stimulate the immune system. Cupping is commonly used for people with muscle, tension, pain or immune issues and common colds.
Tui na/Shiatsu – is essentially massage affecting qi, blood and muscles, it is used with theory of meridians and acupuncture points and can be used for various conditions.
What Is Cupping?
Cupping involves placing glass, bamboo or plastic jars on the skin and creating a vacuum by suctioning out the air. The underlying tissue is raised, or sucked, partway into the cup. The purpose of cupping is to enhance circulation, help relieve pain, remove “heat” and pull out the toxins that linger in your body’s tissues.
You usually will feel a tight sensation in the area of the cup. Often, this sensation is relaxing and soothing. Depending on your comfort and your practitioner’s assessment of the problem, cups may be moved around or left in place. They may remain on your body briefly or for longer amounts of time. Each treatment is unique to you on that particular day. One very common area to be cupped is the back, although cups work well on other areas, too — particularly on fleshy sections of the body.
Cupping causes the skin to temporarily turn red, blue or purple, especially if there is an injury or energetic blockage under the area that was cupped. The skin discoloration can last anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks, but is rarely painful. Once the marks have cleared, the procedure can be repeated until the condition or ailment is resolved.
There are a number of methods of cupping — the two most common here in the U.S. are “fixed cupping” and “moving cupping.”
Tibetan Foot Soaks
What conditions does it help?
Infertility, gynecological disorders: endometriosis, painful menstruation
Chronic pain, fibromyalgia, autoimmune conditions
Breakdown of Biofilms
Nerve Pain, peripheral neuropathy
Acne, skin condition such as dry skin
IBS, digestive disorders
Arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
Complex and chronic illnesses
Cardiopathy circulatory conditions
Blood Pressure regulation
Very mild, gentle detox
Chinese Herbal Medicine
What is Herbal Medicine?
Herbal medicine, also known as herbalism or botanical medicine, is a medical system based on the use of plants or plant extracts that may be eaten or applied to the skin. Since ancient times, herbal medicine has been used by many different cultures throughout the world to treat illness and to assist bodily functions. While herbal medicine is not a licensed profession in the United States, herbal remedies in the form of extracts, tinctures, capsules and tablets as well as teas may be recommended by healthcare practitioners of many different disciplines as a practical way to address a wide variety of medical conditions.
Herbal medicine blurs the line between foods and medicines – a line that, in many cultures, was never drawn in the first place. Using herbs and spices that have disease-preventive effect in foods is one of the best ways to take advantage of their healing power. For example, it appears that the daily use of the spice turmeric in curry dishes is one reason elderly people in India have one of the lowest rates of Alzheimer’s disease in the world.