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Chiropractic Manipulation

In the past, chiropractors were seen as “quacks” by many people, but that is not the case any longer. Chiropractors have seen a very strong uptick in patients visiting them, desiring to be rid of their headaches, backache, fibromyalgia, etc. Many medical spas are now employing chiropractors on their staff to assist their clients in their individual wellness programs.

If you have never visited a chiropractor before, then you may not know what chiropractic treatment is. Let’s take a brief look.

* What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a natural form of maintaining optimal good health in order to ward off disease. Chiropractors concentrate on the disorders that affect a person’s nervous system and musculoskeletal system. By utilizing manual therapies like spinal manipulation, a chiropractor can assist in restoring proper body alignment. Good alignment will help the body to heal itself naturally without any medication or surgery and to heal muscle aches and pain.

* What Happens in a Chiropractic Adjustment?
A chiropractor uses his or her hands or specific devices to apply pressure to areas of the body needing adjustment (neck, spine, pelvis, etc.). This procedure reduces inflammation and aids in preventing injuries.

* How are Chiropractors Educated?
Be assured that Doctors of chiropractic education go through a highly rigorous program before they are allowed to practice. Their education includes four years of a pre-med course of study that includes undergraduate classes in biology, physics, and chemistry (inorganic and organic). Students who are then accepted to a chiropractic university go through a four to five year professional study program. Examples of classes they take are human anatomy, physiology, nutrition, rehabilitation, etc. Before being certified to practice, doctors of chiropractic must pass national board examination as well as state license exams.

Chiropractic is another way to achieve optimal health and wellness.

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Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is not just a relaxing way to spend an afternoon. Massage therapy is an effective tool to relieve pain and inflammation in the body. Chiropractors typically employ massage therapists on their staff to continue working on patients’ inflammation issues. However, many medical spas also offer massage therapy along with their other services.

Massage therapy offers many health benefits to clients. Here is a short list of some of those benefits:

* Stress Relief
Massage can lower a client’s heart rate as well as insulin levels after one session. These things also help achieve a healthier lifestyle.

* Posture Improvement
By massaging the body, a massage therapist can manipulate the body into better posture. Bad posture can actually be corrected through massage.

* Improved Flexibility
People live their lives every day, and while they live their lives, their joints and muscles can become stiff and painful. Massage therapy can aid in improving a client’s range of motion as well as prevent injury.

* Headache Relief
The number of people who experience headaches is consistently rising. Some endure crippling migraine headaches. Consistent massage therapy can aid in preventing pressure and pain in the head.

* Improved Immune System
Massage can actually stimulate the body to improve its own immune system. Our bodies can then ward off colds, flu and other more serious diseases.

* Relax, Relax, And Relax!
Massage therapy is effective in improving the body’s flexibility, posture and immune system, but it is also simply RELAXING! More massage can help a person relax on a deeper level.

Massage therapy is not just an “elite” way to spend a lazy afternoon. Massage therapy is medically-proven to improve overall health and well-being. Many medical spas have added massage therapists to their list of services due to its incredible benefits. Check with your local spa or chiropractic office today.

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Medical Weight Loss Ultrasonic Cavitation

In today’s world, people desire to look and feel their very best. We eat the right foods, get plenty of rest and exercise several times a week. However, doctors and scientists are constantly developing new medical technologies that can assist people with their weight loss and health-related goals. One of these new technologies is known as Ultrasonic Cavitation (also known as Ultrasound Liposuction, Cavitation, Ultra Cavitation, Body Sculpting or Body Contouring).

Ultrasonic Cavitation has become an attractive alternative to other fat-reducing procedures because it is completely non-surgical. No scalpels or anesthesia is used, and clients do not experience any hospital stays.

Ultrasonic Cavitation utilizes low frequency sound waves and targets only the fat cells in various areas of the body. Specifically, these sound waves cause the targeted fat cells to leak their contents into the body’s fluid spaces. The body then takes the material from the fat cells and allows it to be processed by the liver. That waste material will then leave the body via sweat and normal “bodily functions.”

Besides being a non-surgical event, what are some of the other benefits of Ultrasonic Cavitation?

* Completely painless before and after the procedure;
* No bruising;
* Increased energy;
* Some noticeable results even after the first procedure, but more procedures are necessary to see significant results; and
* No time off needed for recuperation.

Those who perform this procedure report that Ultrasound Cavitation has successful results on the buttocks, abdomen, upper arms, inner knees, and thighs. Clients may experience a slight redness after the procedure, but any redness will dissipate quickly.

Ultrasound Cavitation is a great procedure for those who need to lose a moderate amount of weight, but the experts strongly recommended that clients also maintain a healthy diet and daily exercise in order to keep excess weight at bay.

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Collagen Injection Therapy

The skin is the first thing people notice in other people. Women and men alike desire to look young and vibrant, and, many times, the first part of the body to look old is the skin. Thanks to advances in medical and pharmaceutical technology, skin can look younger and fresher no matter a person’s age. One of the procedures used specifically to improve skin today is known as Micro Needling, or also commonly known as Collagen Induction Therapy.

What Is Micro Needling?
Micro Needling is an aesthetic therapy used to improve the skin’s appearance as well as to lessen acne scars, wrinkles and fine lines.

How Does Micro Needling Work?
Very small needles are used on the skin in order to generate collagen and elastin. Specifically, the needles create little micro-channels which cause the skin to fill these wounds with new collagen and elastin. This generation begins to improve the skin’s wrinkles and overall appearance. Usually, Micro Needling only lasts about 30-60 minutes depending on the specific area of skin treated.

When Will Clients See Results?
That depends on the individual patient, but most patients have reported that their skin actually has a glow immediately following their procedure. In addition, patients usually continue to see results up to six months past their treatment due to the continued collagen production in their skin.

Is Micro Needling Safe?
Most professionals have indicated that Micro Needling is safer than other skin procedures (chemical peels, etc.) because the fine needles cause very little skin damage.

It is important to find a reputable doctor or aesthetician to perform the Micro Needling procedure, so be sure and check for reviews and testimonials from your chosen professional.

Adding Micro Needling procedures to a good skincare regimen can aid skin staying fresher and more vibrant.

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Medical Asthetics Botox Injections

Botox® Cosmetic (derived from botulin toxin) is a remedy that provides effective results in reducing or completely fading wrinkles and other facial lines that are derived from stress, age and the environment. It is injected into the area in question and relaxes the facial muscles underneath the surface. Botox® Cosmetic is also used by plastic surgeons while performing face lifts or other cosmetic procedures.

Besides plastic surgeons, medical physicians in medical spa environments offer Botox® Cosmetic as one of its many services. Most people between the ages of 18-65 are candidates for the procedure, but doctors evaluate patients on an individual basis. Surprisingly, Botox® Cosmetic offers other benefits besides removing wrinkles and fine lines:

1. People who suffer from excessive sweating;
2. People who suffer from chronic migraine headaches;
3. People who suffer from chronic pain like fibromyalgia; and
4. People who experience muscle spasms.

What does a typical Botox® Cosmetic procedure look like? What will a patient experience? A doctor, nurse or experienced medical assistant will ask the patient to contract his or her muscles to determine the spot for the first injection. Since the procedure is so quick, the patient does not need anesthesia. However, the doctor may use antibiotic cream to numb the area should the patient be overly sensitive to pain. The injection portion of the session usually lasts no more than ten minutes, and its effects will last up to four months.

With any medical procedure, there are always side effects to consider. Some of those side effects are as follows:

* Allergic reaction;
* Mild tingling or numbness in area where injection was done;
* No improvement;
* Temporary headaches; and
* Temporary nausea

To find out if Botox® Cosmetic is a right fit for you, check with your local doctor and discuss your personal situation.

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Medical Weight Loss

Medical Weight Loss – what exactly is it? First of all, let’s look at the definition of weight loss according to Wikipedia:

“Weight loss, in the context of medicine, health, or physical fitness is a reduction of the total body mass, due to a mean loss of fluid, body fat or adipose tissue and/or lean mass, namely bone mineral deposits, muscle, tendon, and other connective tissue.”

The percentage of people in the United States who are obese is shocking and skyrocketing daily. Daily exercise and play have been replaced by smart phones and video games. Also, due to our constant busy lives, people are eating fast food on the run. All of these factors can and have led to a staggering obesity epidemic in the United States.

Because of this problem, doctors and scientists have developed a number of medical weight loss programs to aid patients in losing weight and gaining optimal health. Let’s take a look at two examples of medical weight loss programs along with their procedures and goals:

* Non-Surgical Medical Weight Loss
The Emory Bariatric Center in Atlanta, Georgia offers a 16-week non-surgical weight loss program called “Your Weigh.” The program offers three meal plan options: 1.) Full Meal Replacement using Optifast® meal replacements; 2.) Partial Meal Replacement using only three Optifast® meal replacements per day as well as a patient’s own recipes; and 3.) No Meal Replacement where patients utilize their own food and recipes as guided by their own physician.

* HCG Hormone Weight Loss Plan
The HCG Hormone weight loss plan consists of HCG fat burning treatment accompanied by a prescribed low calorie diet. Using this protocol, participants can lose one-to-three pounds per day.

Before embarking upon a weight loss program, be sure and consult your physician first so you can devise a plan specifically for you.

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