Acupuncture is a truly ancient healing art. Its history stretches back over three thousand years. Few aspects of modern medicine have endured such a track record. Acupuncture is used to effectively treat pain syndromes as well as most medical conditions with very few side effects. Endorphins (the body’s natural morphine) are released when acupuncture points are stimulated. From a Traditional Chinese medicine perspective, acupuncture works because it restores balance. Acupuncture points are located along meridians, or energy tracks, throughout the body. Qi, or the body’s life force, is circulated and distributed through these meridians. The acupuncture points are stimulated when the needle is inserted to move the energy. The occurrence of disease is fundamentally due to a relative imbalance of yin and yang. Excess yang conditions (i.e. acute pain, hot painful joints, fever, hyperactivity, throbbing headache) require sedation and the selection of yin points to balance the yang energy. Likewise, when a yin state is dominant, (fatigue, coldness, chronic back pain, infertility) the focus of the treatment will be to balance yin and yang energies. In essence, acupuncture activates the meridians through the acupuncture points to regulate the function of the internal organs, qi and blood, and to treat and prevent disease.
Registered Massage Therapy
Registered Massage Therapy Massage Therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. It helps to alleviate soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stressors, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions. If employed early enough after accidents involving trauma and injury, massage therapy can greatly reduce the development of painful muscular patterning.
Sauna is a great way to boost metabolism and gently detoxify your body. The heat from an infrared sauna penetrates 2-3 inches deep into the body to increase circulation, nourish damaged tissue and pull chemicals from fat storage directly into our sweat. In just 45 minutes you can easily sweat out toxins, increase your metabolism and feel very relaxed. It is the perfect way to end your day. Benefits of Far Infrared Sauna: Arthritis Detoxification (removal of toxins and impurities) Aid in Weight Loss and burn Calories Fibromyalgia Illnesses Recovery Pain Relief Skin Health Better and More Restful Sleep Sports Fitness Stress Relief Far infrared sauna therapy can be combined with many of the other types of care provided at Complete Balance Health Centre (CBHC) or accessed as a stand-alone treatment. Many people particularly enjoy pairing a massage with a sauna session to experience greater muscle relaxation and stress relief (see package). We have shower facilities at the clinic so that you can prepare for your day after your sauna. Infrared sauna treatments are safe for people of all ages.
Chiropody - Foot Care and Custom Made Orthotics
Foot Care Foot care entails a lot more than the cosmetic applications that you would receive from a pedicure. A chiropodist will assess and treat your feet for corn, calluses, fungal infection, overgrown nails and diabetic foot care. Let us help you with your foot care. Custom Orthotics Here are some interesting foot facts. your feet have 25% of all you body’s bones on average, you will take more then 7000 steps a day you exert more then 100 tons of force through your feet/day you will walk about 3/4’s of the way around the earth. We walk on hard concrete floor and surfaces. The combination of all this wear and tear as well as feet that begin to “flatten” can result in all kinds of aches and pains all over your body. What are custom orthotics/orthopaedic footwear? Your feet are the foundation of your entire body. Orthotics are shoe inserts engineered to help your feet maintain the alignment of the body. So we're not just talking about solving a foot problem with orthotics, we're talking about fixing a body problem. If you're out of alignment, your whole body can suffer. The ankles break down, the knee bends inward, the hip drops, the back tries to compensate, straining muscles from the lower back to the shoulders. Orthotics realign your feet to a more normal position, restore balance, improve sports performance and serve to eliminate or reduce foot, back and leg pain by improving function and efficiency. Orthotics are particularly effective in relieving the fatigue and discomfort associated with prolonged walking and standing which is often the cause of the development of arthritis within the foot. Foot orthotics are custom made to fit each person’s feet. Why do we need orthotics? The human foot was originally 'designed' for walking on natural surfaces like earth and sand. Unfortunately, we spend every day walking on hard, modern surfaces. This causes the foot to pronate (roll inward) to gain ground contact, which increases internal tibial rotation and lowering of the arch structures. As a result, over 50% of the population suffer from misaligned feet and legs as the natural 4 degree rearfoot varum angle is lost due to excess pronation. In turn, this may contribute to a range of symptoms including plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, bunions, tibial stress syndrome, patello femoral pain, ilio-tibial band syndrome, lower back pain - even headaches. Who would benefit from orthotics? Anyone with tired, aching feet If you are on their feet all day If you have knee, hip or back pain* Athletes People with weight problems People with flat feet, foot pain (plantar fasciitis, bunions, metatarsalgia, heel spurs) Arthritic feet and diabetic feet Senior Children with flat feet