Every desk worker who has spent hours at the computer knows the feeling: tightness starting in the shoulders, creeping up the neck and spreading pain between the shoulder blades and into the head. But what is so special about desk work that makes it such a pain in the neck?!
Acupuncture is one form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM is an ancient form of medicine that views health holistically. In other words, in TCM, the body, mind, and spirit are all viewed as parts of a greater whole. As such, health imbalances are treated collectively rather than as individual and isolated concerns.
A whopping 1 in 5 people live with chronic pain in Canada. Chronic pain is defined as a pain syndrome that has lasted persistently for more than 3 consecutive months. With such high statistics it's worrying to think that there is not more support and effective treatment. Many people end up on multiple pharmaceutical medications that mask the pain, are highly addictive and don't treat the cause. Natural solutions for pain relief can include a comprehensive approach using nutrition, botanical anti-inflammatories, and naturopathic therapies including neural therapy and prolotherapy.
One of the most common questions we get asked in our custom orthotics Victoria BC clinic is, ‘Will my orthotics fit in all my shoes?’
To answer this we say that most custom made orthoses fit easily into footwear that is built with removable footbeds. However dress shoes and shoes without a removable footbed may be more difficult to fit with orthotics.
Most people use massage in the clinic as a therapy to relax, calm and relieve pain, or to ease hypertoned, tight muscles. But the underutilized aspect of massage therapy, enhanced recovery and muscular regeneration, is often overlooked.
Cycling (Even Spin Class) is an excellent form of exercise with great health benefits but that means your body may also be experiencing some aches and pains and thus Chiropractic care is a great and effective way to improve your cycling experience.