The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health.
As a chiropractor and manual therapist Dr. Amy works with all the joints in the body including the cranium, spine and extremities. Chiropractic is known to alleviate bodily pain, increase functional movement and enhance ones overall well-being.
VM is done using gentle and specific manual forces that encourage normal mobility, tone and inherent tissue motion of the organ, their connective tissue and other areas of the body where physiologic motion has been impaired.
VM is able to access the structural and functional relationships between the organ, and their fascial or ligamentous attachments to the musculoskeletal,
vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive and lymphatic dysfunction.
All organs move and glide within the body. When this is interrupted the dynamic motion and suspension is impacted and this causes a decrease in connection within the body. When this is reestablished the body regains its ability to function properly.
The nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord, and spinal
nerves which migrate to all areas of the body. NM is done
throughout the body on both the bones and soft tissues.
Manual therapy for nerves allows for proper mobility and function. The
freedom of movement is essential for proper nerve conduction, blood supply, nerve responsiveness, decreasing intra-neural pressure and function of organ and musculature.
NM is gentle and subtle and is very effective with trauma.
Soma Structural Integration
Our bodies hold our entire history. Every experience, good and bad is held within our tissues. The fascia which is the surrounding connective tissue to muscles, organs, nerves, etc. and is known to hold our emotions.
Soma Bodywork is a ten session series of bodywork where every session is built upon the previous session. It specifically works with the connective tissue using myofascial and neuromuscular therapy to release fascial restrictions.
As a science of self-healing, Ayurveda encompasses diet and nutrition, lifestyle, exercise, rest and relaxation, meditation, breathing exercises, and medicinal herbs, along with cleansing and rejuvenation programs for healing body, mind, and spirit.
Dr. Amy uses pulse diagnosis, observation and palpation to weave this ancient knowledge into her integrative chiropractic session. Don't be surprised if she asks to see your tongue!
Marma points of Ayurveda
"A marma is a vital energy point located on the surface of the body. Like modern quantum physics and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda holds that the human being is not a solid, stable structure but an ever changing, dynamic collection of energy and intelligence in a larger field of energy and intelligence that is the universe." Dr. Vasant Lad, Marma Points of Ayruveda
There are 117 marmani on the surface of the body. The points are vital because they are infused with prana, the life force. Marmani are accessed by gently touching specific points and serve as a bridge or doorway between the body, mind and soul.
Dr. Amy uses marma points within her chiropractic sessions and offers specific marma and visceral combined treatments.