Cupping and Gua sha
Ancient oriental medicine techniques that increase circulation and reduce fascial adhesions or scar tissue. Thus they are effective treatments for muscle spasms, tendon sprains and restricted mobility.
Cupping; uses a glass jar and flame “fire cupping” to create suction that pulls the muscle tissue into the cup without burning. This increases blood flow to the spasmed muscles and reduces fascial adhesions. During this process, blood is drawn into the cup by vacuum, which can create a bruise that dissipates in a few days. It is vary effective to release muscle tension, stiffness and congestion.
Gua Sha: is a technique in which gentle scraping is done with a special tool to release muscle tension, stiffness and congestion. lotion is applied to the skin and then a smooth edged implement is used to lightly scrape the tissue with repeated strokes. This brings blood to the surface and the tissue often becomes red and take a few days for them resolve.
A custom orthotic is a shoe insert designed re-align abnormal foot position and motion, to restore your natural foot function. Many foot walking complaints such as heel pain, arch pain, shin pain, achilles pain, flat feet, neuromas, bunions, hammer toes are caused by poor foot function. By correcting foot biomechanics we can improve alignment of the rest of the body, knees, hips and back and thus reduce pain and improve function.
Massage is a hands-on therapy to improve circulation, decrease pain, boost immunity, and regulate muscle tissue. Ina program alongside chiropractic, massage proves to be effective for stress relief, pain relief, and an overall feeling of wellness. Boost those endorphins and don’t overlook massage as an effective adjunct to Chiropractic care.
(general) As a holistic chiropractor, Dr. Paredes has been practicing health care, treating the whole person since 1993. With the intention of discovering and addressing the root cause of a problem, he uses an eclectic approach by evaluating strength, flexibility, posture, biomechanics and gait, as well as, lifestyle and diet. Dr. Paredes uses a variety of techniques to treat Musculoskeletal sport injuries with therapeutic massage, chiropractic adjustments, yoga therapy, class 4 Laser therapy and custom orthotics.
As a Clinical Nutritionist Dr. Paredes uses functional medicine and diagnostic labs to educates and provides solutions for one’s personal self-treatment program.
My Credo: “do not create dependency”. Look at the whole person, understand and correct the underlying cause, Educate the patient in prevention and self treatment (maintenance).
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