Early Chinese physicians discovered an energy network just below the surface of the skin which communicates from the external to the internal structures and organs at over 1,000 "Acupoints" on the body. This network of energy works in harmony with the body's central nervous, circulatory, muscular, digestive, genitourinary as well as all other body systems. When this network becomes blocked or weakened the body systems are affected and may bring on pain or illness. Stimulation of the "Acupoints" may restore harmony; such stimulation helps change the movement of energy within the body, allowing natural healing to take place.
Acupuncture practitioners are trained to select several relevant points to help the body restore harmony.
Chiropractic is a science, healing art, and philosophy founded in America; its practical principles are easily understood. The brain and spinal cord integrate, control, and maintain every organ, tissue and cell of the body. Chiropractic treatment restores the body to optimum health. Chiropractic treatment does not heal, it sets the stage for healing to occur from within your body. A recent study with over 70,000 patients in a 5 year period showed they required 60% fewer surgeries, 60% fewer hospitalizations, and 80% fewer pharmaceuticals.
Nutritional Counseling and Supplements
Nutrition is the provision, of the materials necessary to support life. Many common health problems can be prevented or alleviated with a healthy diet. A poor diet may have an injurious impact on health. With the help of Dr.Dumas, you may be able to reduce or rid yourself of ailments or symptoms with a simple addition of a natural nutritional supplement.
Sacral Occipital Technique
SOT is a holistic and effective chiropractic system of analysis using a gentle adjusting technique. It is applicable to everyone; from pre-conceptive care, during pregnancy, for babies through to adulthood and particularly effective for the elderly. From the non active to the elite athlete, SOT care keeps the body functioning at its optimum.
Spinal Manipulation is commonly referred to as the "Adjustment". It is a procedure performed to improve joint function and reduce pain. There are extra spinal benefits of manipulation as well. Extremity manipulation is directed at the extremity joints to improve their function and reduce pain.
Chiropractic Manipulative Reflex Technique
Chiropractic Manipulative Reflex Technique (C.M.R.T) is a system of SOT protocols used to diagnose and treat organ function (liver, gallbladder, heart, kidneys, uterus, etc.)via the neurological connections to spinal pathways. Each spinal nerve root connects specific organs, muscles and special regions of skin. Each of these body areas used shared neural pathways to effectively communicate outgoing and ingoing messages to and from the central nervous system (brain and cord). This is how the body regulates itself. By targeting certain reflexes in the body, Dr. Dumas is able to alleviate pain and discomfort without the option of surgery.
Passive Pelvic Traction or Blocking
Chiropractors use pelvic blocking techniques to treat herniated disc symptoms. You will be categorized according to what your chiropractor finds in your orthopedic and neurological tests. Pelvic blocking treatments include using cushioned wedges, which are placed under each side of the pelvis. Gentle exercises may also be used. These will allow changes in mechanics to draw your disc away from the nerve it may be pressing on.