Chiropractic with Acupuncture/Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chiropractic care is especially well known for treating neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, joint pain in the arms and legs, and headaches with significant clinical efficacy. In his experience with chiropractic, Dr. Chen has encountered patients with mild to severe symptoms and accompanying chronic issues which surpass the boundaries of neuromusculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Chen integrates chiropractic with acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, or both in caring for patients.
The acupuncture “tendon and sinew” theory of the 14 meridian is an indispensable integration in clinical use. “Tendon and sinew” theory focuses on the array of muscles, ligaments, soft tissue, and bones connecting through tendon and sinew meridians of the body. This theory corresponds well with chiropractic in achieving greater desired care. The two most obvious results are increased alleviation of pain and faster recovery time.
General constitutional deficiency is often evident in chronic cases of repetitive injuries and prolonged stress. The muscles, soft tissue, ligaments, and bones of the body are too weak to fully support the spine which increases the risk of continued remission. To help patients obtain sustainable wellness, integration of Chinese herbal medicine is an essential part of the treatment plan to strengthen the body internally. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, herbs are introduced when diet, exercise, massage, and acupuncture treatment are not as effective in healing the body. Herbs affect their relevant meridians and organs which internally exert efficacy in treating ailments.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine greatly benefit chiropractic in patient care.