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Chiropractic As The Foundation

Techniques at Devereux Chiropractic and Acupuncture, LLC in Oakville

Dr. Devereux gently adjusts a patient

Chiropractic is a holistic and natural form of healthcare that is concerned with the relationship between the structure of the body and the nervous system. More specifically, how the nervous system affects the overall function and health of the patient.

Since the nervous system controls every cell, tissue and organ, chiropractors recognize all bodily functions are connected and healing involves the whole body.

Misalignments in the spine are called subluxations. Subluxations in the spinal column can create interference between the brain and the rest of the body.

By adjusting the spine, chiropractors are attempting to remove any interference in the nervous system thus decreasing pain and dysfunction and helping to improve the overall health and well being of the patient.

Dr. Devereux uses various adjusting techniques to address the health needs of his patients:

  1. Diversified – Full spine and extremity
  2. Applied Kinesiology (AK)
  3. Low force
  4. Cranial adjusting

Soft Tissue Modalities That Support Spinal Health

A trigger point is a hypersensitive band of tight skeletal muscle tissue that often produces pain that radiates from the area of tenderness to other areas of the body. For example, a trigger point in the trapezius muscle, which is located on the upper shoulder, can yield pain distally to the neck, head and eye region on the same side.

Trigger points can be caused by chronic use, trauma, nutritional and emotional issues. There are several ways to treat tight skeletal muscle tissue. Trigger point work, myofascial release and gua shau (a Chinese form of muscle work) are all very effective treatment options and have been successful in decreasing the various pain syndrome produced.

Homeopathic Treatment of Acute and Chronic Issues

Homeopathy is a unique system of healthcare developed over 200 years ago by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. It is based on the “laws of similars” or “like cures like”. By using minute amounts of diluted substances of plant, animal or mineral origin, the homeopathic remedy acts as a catalyst to gently stimulate the body into healing.

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To illustrate let’s look at the onion. Onions cause tearing eyes and nasal discharge. Therefore, the homeopathic remedy, onion (Allium Cepa) would be a good remedy for a person to take with a cold or allergy exhibiting tearing eyes and nasal discharge.

Why use diluted amounts?

The more a homeopathic remedy is diluted and succused (the method of preparing a homeopathic remedy by which the substance is diluted and then shaken vigorously many times), the stronger acting it becomes in different ways. The less diluted the substance the more it works on the physical and acute level and the more diluted the remedy the more it works on emotional and chronic levels.

Homeopathy is a safe, inexpensive, effective, non-addictive treatment for persons of all ages and can be used in conjunction with conventional medicine.

Restoring Balance With Applied Kinesiology (AK)

Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a system of analysis that was developed in the 1960’s by George Goodheart, DC. AK recognizes that health has 3 major parts: structural (bones and tissues), chemical (nutritional, toxin), and mental/emotional. All three of these components need to be in balance for optimum health to prevail.

AK utilizes muscle testing to access the nervous system in order to evaluate the patient. Although, it is not a stand-alone diagnostic procedure, when used along with the patient’s history, presenting symptoms and exam findings, AK can give valuable direction in patient management. Dr. Devereux uses AK to help evaluate his patients for adjusting, nutritional issues and sensitivity testing.

Supplements for nutrition

We offer advice on natural supplements

Nutritional Testing and Counsel

Nutritional supplements, botanicals and dietary advice may be given to help support the overall health, repair and detoxification of the patients’ glands, organs and systems. Good nutrition is the building blocks of good health. Lab work such as blood, stool analysis and saliva testing are available.

Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET)

NAET is a treatment procedure developed by Dr. Devi S. Nambudripad MD, DC in the 1980’s. It combines the principles and theories of chiropractic, acupuncture, kinesiology and nutrition to help desensitize a person to a particular substance for which they have an allergy or sensitivity – both food and environmental.
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Ancient and Effective Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a method of healing, which has been practiced for thousands of years and is based on the energy of the body known as “qi” pronounced “CHEE.” This vital energy flows continuously throughout the body along 14 main channels called meridians. These meridians are related to various organs and systems of the body.

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Want to learn more? Give us a call at (314) 894-1842 to find out how Dr. Devereux can help.