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Chiropractic is a branch of the health field that specializes in the integrity of the body's nervous, muscular and skeletal systems. Interference with these systems impairs the body's normal functions and lowers its resistance to disease. Chiropractic treatment is based on the importance of maintaining unhampered flow. Chiropractic joint manipulation, or adjustment, is a treatment that is applied directly to the spine to separate the joints, allowing a gas bubble to escape. This relieves the pressure on the joint and surrounding nerves, allowing your spine to return to its proper position.

 

Massage Therapy melts away stress and tension relieving associated headaches and muscular tension. By encouraging the body's own healing process to act, Massage Therapy reduces injury healing time. Massage Therapy aids in the healing process of injury or over-use and is an excellent form of preventative health care.

Take a moment out of your busy day and visit one of our massage therapists to rejuvenate your spirit and enhance your feeling of wellness.

 

Traditional acupuncture originated in China about 5 000 years ago and is a complex system of examination, diagnosis and treatment. Acupuncture is a healing art and science which analyzes the entire human being in bodymindspirit. The basic theory of acupuncture is based on a life force energy called Ch'i. The Acupuncturist is trained to recognize the process of health and illness and works with herbs and needles to restore the flow of Ch'i. If the energy is not flowing properly, then there exists disharmony and imbalance. This is illness.

Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for countless ailments and symptoms including, but not limited to, intestinal dysfunction, loss of energy, weight management, addiction, sleep disturbances and musculoskeletal injury.

 

Naturopathic medicine is a system of medicine that has been practiced in North America for over 125 years. Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care profession built on a patient-centered approach that emphasizes prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that support the body’s natural ability to heal and help the patient achieve sustainable health and wellness.

Naturopathic medicine involves a functional medicine approach to healthcare, identifying the biochemical and physiological imbalances within the individual, and using natural, scientifically-proven solutions to rectify these imbalances. Naturopathic Doctors focus not only on the symptoms but also the underlying conditions causing the symptoms.

The focus of naturopathic care is the individual, their current health (physical, emotional and spiritual), family history as well as lifestyle choices and environmental influences, all of which inform the naturopathic assessment, diagnosis and treatment plan offered by a Naturopathic Doctor.

Naturopathic assessment, diagnosis and treatment draws from a number of modalities (therapies) and is tailored to the individual. Treatments may include clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathic medicine, physical treatments, acupuncture and Asian medicine, and lifestyle counseling.

Health Concerns Commonly Treated With Naturopathic Medicine:

  • Allergies and Asthma
  • Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis
  • Digestive Concerns
  • IBS, Chron’s , Colitis
  • Fertility, Pre and Post Natal Care
  • Women’s health and Hormonal Concerns
  • Men’s Health, BPH
  • Pediatric/Children’s Health
  • Arthritis, Musculoskeletal pains
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Stress, Adrenal Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Weight management

Laboratory Testing

Food Sensitivity Testing
Food sensitivities consist mainly of 2 types of reactions. IgE immediate hypersensitivity reactions; and IgG delayed hypersensitivity reactions. IgE reactions are quick and symptoms are often swelling or immediate difficulty breathing. IgG reactions develop slowly, taking a few hours to a few days to manifest, so testing can be very useful in determining what the culprits are. IgG reactions can contribute to a variety of health problems including: anxiety, depression, headaches/migraines, fatigue, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, asthma, sinusitis/post nasal drip, ear infections, tonsil and respiratory tract infections, eczema and other skin conditions, joint pains and stiffness, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's, colitis, recurrent candida (yeast) infections and others. IgE testing can be done with a scratch test or by blood sample. IgG testing is done with a simple finger poke, or a single vial blood sample.

Blood Testing
Conventional blood testing such as cholesterol panels, thyroid tests and PSA levels can be ordered by your Naturopathic Doctor if they are deemed necessary for assessment. These tests can also be requested through your family physician.

Hair Mineral Analysis
Hair mineral analysis is useful for heavy metal toxicity screening.

Salivary Hormone Testing
Salivary hormone testing is most useful for uncovering hormone imbalances. Test panels that are available include female hormones, male hormones, adrenal hormones and cortisol-melatonin.

Stool Testing
Stool testing can be used to assess for occult (hidden) blood, parasites, candida, malabsorption among other things.

Urinalysis
Standard urinalysis is done onsite. More complex lab testing including cultures, heavy metals etc, are sent out to specialty labs for testing.

 

The practitioners at King West Village Chiropractic Clinic are trained in pre and post-natal care. With the help of the pregnancy support cushion system, women can lay safely on their abdomen from their 1st through to their 3rd trimester. Chiropractic and Registered Massage Therapy services are recommended to aid in the relief of back pain, sciatica, edema and other symptoms associated with pregnancy.

Tara Sloan offers acupuncture, homeopathy and natural herbs to alleviate symptoms such as nausea, morning sickness, constipation and other internal complaints.

 

Your feet are the foundation of your entire body. Faulty foot mechanics may begin with any of the following: Localized foot pain, bunions, knee or hip pain. Prescription orthotics are medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. Orthotics work on the feet in a similar way braces work on the teeth- by exerting gentle consistent pressure to bring foot muscles and bones back in proper alignment. The orthotics are made from impressions taken of your feet and are composed of a flexible molded thermoplastic. King West Village Chiropractic Clinic carries a wide variety of inserts, shoes and sandals that meet your lifestyle needs.

 

An Ergonomic Assessment establishes whether the workstation user is sitting at their desk in a way that might cause problems. Through a process of discussion, training and adjustment, suggestions are made to improve the ergonomic use of desk equipment, including the desk itself, chairs, PC screens, keyboards and mouse, and any other equipment that is used day to day. The implementation of proper office ergonomics reduces stress on workers allowing them to be more comfortable and effective at work.

Sitting in a position that puts your neck and back under strain for long periods of time is a common cause
of back problems and pain. The interaction
of physical positioning at your workstation and the arrangement of equipment like your keyboard
and mouse can often be improved to avoid repetitive strain injury (RSI).

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King West Village Chiropractic Clinic
1002 King St. West, Toronto, ON, M6K 3N2
Tel: 416.597.1604 | Email: info@kingwestchiro.com

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