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Acupuncture is an ancient healing method from China that treats individuals using the insertion of thin, sterile needles into specific points on the body called acupuncture points. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), stimulating these points can correct imbalances in the flow of qi (life force of energy) through channels, known as meridians, to restore health and function. By inserting these needles into the skin, the acupuncturist can redirect the flow of your body’s healing energy. Qi moves through the body through channels called meridians, such as blood flows through your arteries and veins. The acupuncture needles encourage the qi to flow out of congested areas to those that are empty, to regain balance.
Acupuncture Treatment and TCM may be used to treat: (but not limited to)
- Chronic pain (back /neck)
- Depression & anxiety
- Fertility assistance
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Menopausal symptoms
- Migraine headaches
- Thyroid/Hormone health
- and much more!
Adjustments, or manipulation as they’re sometimes referred to, are the minor movement of vertebrae in the spine. The objective of this movement is to realign vertebrae that have moved out of place for a number of reasons ranging from normal daily activity to trauma.
When these vertebrae are out of place, it has an overall systemic effect from the central nervous system to the organs, tissue, muscles, and cells. Without proper alignment and flow of all the nerves and systems in the body from the brain, it is impossible to function at our highest level.
An adjustment is often a pressure from the chiropractor utilizing the hands or an instrument to gently guide a vertebrae back into place. This happens with a quick movement and is often without discomfort. The noise that can be heard with an adjustment is that of release of nitrogen gas from a joint capsule.
When the body is in alignment, the body is able to respond and perform as it was designed to. Here at RHC, Dr. Fazio utilizes various techniques that suit the patients needs.
Our fertility programis 6 weeks in length and can be used as a stand alone regime or in preparation for a more medically assisted cycle such as IUI or IVF. We highly recommend that you prepare your body properly prior to starting any medically assisted fertility cycle to help insure a successful first cycle. The Shared Journey can be completed in time for your stim start.
As a stand alone cycle without medical assistance is what is most natural and primal for your body. You will be guided to monitor your own ovulatory cycle along with our help for up to one year after finishing your therapy with us.
The program is custom tailored to each individual woman’s situation and will be discussed in further detail at a consultation.
When scheduling your consult please make sure to allow 60-90 minutes and bring any past medical records that may be helpful when discussing your history. During the consult a full medical history will be obtained as well as a pelvic organ mobility evaluation will be done.
Mercier Therapy is a deep pelvic organ visceral manipulation modality. When increasing mobility whether your shoulder joint or your uterus you’re optimizing the true function of the area and helping to return blood flow which is therapeutic. When choosing to start the SJFP you’ll receive 6 full hours of MT broken down into 1 hour intervals per week for 6 weeks.
For women coming in from a state or country other than Illinois we can finish your therapy within an intensive 4 day weekend. There is a hotel close to our office which is very comfortable and this is usually where our guests stay during their weekend.
We assist with the following:
- Natural fertility preparation or to Complement IVF, IUI, etc
- Regulate menstrual cycle and ovulation
- Normalize hormone and endocrine systems
- Improve ovarian and hormone function for better quality follicles/eggs
- Increase uterine blood flow and lining
- Deeply relaxing – reducing anxiety & stress
- Improve the success of IVF, IUI and other technologies
- Improve Male Factor sperm quality, quantity and motility
- Decrease miscarriage
- Addresses: High FSH, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Premature Ovarian Failure, Luteal Phase defects, Endometriosis, Autoimmune infertility, and Recurrent Miscarriage
Most people believe that they are eating healthy. Autoimmune diseases (as well as others) are almost always caused by disturbances in gut health and it’s affect on brain function. If you feel bloated, stomach upset, gassy, or nauseated after eating a meal; then you are most likely not eating what is right for YOU! Believe it or not, we all have different food requirements based on our current internal chemical make-up. You absolutely can heal your gut, and yourself through proper nutrition and supplementation. We are more than willing and excited to help you how as well as guide you through your healing process.
Cortisol. Estrogen. Progesterone. Testosterone. LH & FSH. Hormones. Hormones are very sensitive, chemical messengers that are necessary to keep happy and balanced in the body. If you have insomnia, anxiety, headaches, PCOS, thyroid disease, infertility, painful or irregular menstruation, mood disorders, digestive issues, etc; then you are experiencing some type of hormone imbalance. How do you know which? Aside from response testing, your skin color, and symptoms; there are various tests that can be performed. The test offered by our office include:
- Hair Mineral Testing
- Various blood panels
- Saliva cortisol testing
- Saliva hormone panels
- …and more!
Moxibustion treatment (moxa) is a traditional form of Chinese medicine (TCM) that involves the burning of mugwort to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of qi, and maintain general health. In TCM, moxa is used for a cold or stagnant condition to expel cold from the body and warm the meridians, which leads to smoother flow of blood and qi.
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. Myofascial Release technique is a gentle blend of stretching and massage using traction and positioning of the body to cause the muscle in spasm to relax, and break painful adhesions in the fascia (tissue).
Benefits of Myofascial Release technique include:
- Enhancing general relaxation and stress reduction
- Improved circulation of blood and lymph
- Improved immune system functioning
- Increased flexibility of muscles, ligaments and other soft tissues
- Increased joint range of motion
- Relieving muscle aches and stiffness
- Removal of metabolic waste products from muscles
Our 1-hour consultations are available for those who are local and long distance (skype). This is your time with the doctor, and a full one hour will be allotted for you to be able to list your concerns, ailments, and questions you seek answers to. Nutritional consults will be on a cash/cc basis only, and the fee for the hour is $125. This does not include any blood tests, saliva tests, hormone panels, or supplements recommended for you. Remember these are completely individualistic appointments and everyone will have a different outcome regardless of their health concern.
One-on-one doctor/patient training to include and improve:
- Balance training
- Breathing exercises
- Coordination exercises
- Neuromuscular reeducation
- Postural stabilization
- ROM exercises and soft tissue stretching
- Relaxation exercises
- Strength, power, and endurance exercises