Holistic Healthcare

Chiropractic Care

chiropractic manipulation

Here at Essence Chiropractic & Wellness, we specialize in correcting your body’s misalignments. Our goal is to ensure that your spine and the rest of your body are working harmoniously. To do so, we will help you develop a plan that will require light stretching, some exercise, chiropractic care, and a healthy diet.

Chiropractic care focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects these disorders have on the function of the nervous system and general health. Chiropractic treatments allow for the full development of the body’s own ability to heal and we are responsible for facilitating and expediting that healing process to occur. By utilizing multiple chiropractic techniques, we are capable of implementing individualized treatment programs that cater to the needs of every patient that walks through our door.
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Reasons to See a Chiropractor:
There are many reasons to consult a Chiropractor at Vitality Clinic. The following are some of the most common complaints:

Headaches
Whiplash
Neck pain
Low back pain
Symptoms associated with sciatic nerve pain
Leg length discrepancies
Postural correction
TMJ disorders
Degenerative joint disease
Performance enhancement
Sore muscles
Athletic injuries
Foot and knee pain
Pain or dysfunction during pregnancy
Prevention and maintenance

If you have any questions regarding restorative care, contact us today at (210) 926-5766.

Acupuncture/Dry Needling

dry needling

Traditional Chinese medicine is based on the philosophy that the universe and the body are opposing forces. The constant flow of energy keeps them balanced. When the flow of energy is blocked, illness will occur. Acupuncture therapy will release blocked energy, resolve the pain, and improve sleep, digestive functions, and sense of well-being.

Our qualified and helpful staff will work with you to ensure that there is no more energy blockage and make sure that you are receiving all of the amazing benefits from acupuncture.
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Acupuncture also may be useful for but not limited to:

  • Headache
  • Tennis elbow
  • Fibromyalgia, or widespread pain and tenderness of muscle and soft tissue
  • Myofascial pain, caused by a spasm in the muscles
  • Low back pain
  • Alleviate symptoms associated with Carpal tunnel syndrome, or pressure on a nerve in the wrist that results in tingling, numbness, weakness, or pain of the fingers and hand

Nutrition

nutrition

Starting with a consultation, the doctor will determine the testing that should be done. Using blood-work and other diagnostic tools, an in-depth analysis of your body function will be performed. The testing will show where the problem areas are occurring or just developing. Your detailed report will explain your test findings, as well as the nutrient and dietary recommendations based upon your test results. At our office we highly encourage our patients to only use professional grade supplements due to the standardization and third party analysis.

To order supplements and receive free shipping, please click on the following link:

essencechiro.ehealthpro.com


What is Alcat?
The ALCAT Test uncovers foods and other substances that trigger chronic inflammation and related health issues, such as gastrointestinal, metabolic disorders, migraine, dermatitis, respiratory, fatigue joint and many other problems. The Alcat Test measures cellular reactions to over 450 substances.

How it Works:
A small sample of your blood is sent to the laboratory overnight where it goes through a multi-step quality assurance process. Your white blood cells are tested against foods and other substances in a process using an impedance methodology based flow cytometer. This is a very accurate way to determine if your relevant immune cells react to the test substance.

Sensitivity vs. Allergy?

A so called, "true" or, "classical" food allergy reaction usually causes immediate and dramatic symptom onset and can, in extreme circumstances, even be life threatening. Usually the respiratory system is most impacted.

Food sensitivity symptoms, on the other hand, are usually delayed and less acute; but, can lead to chronic inflammatory health issues, impacting almost any part of the body.

The different symptom presentation, different biological underpinnings, and overall different character of true food allergy, versus, food sensitivity, mean that different diagnostic approaches need to be applied. The ALCAT Test is efficacious for food sensitivities, but not, "True" food allergies.



What is SpectraCell?
SpectraCell offers the technology that provides information about your personal micronutrient profile. It is not based on algorithms, assumptions, estimates, or food diaries/recalls. SpectraCell results reflect your cellular and immune health because we analyze your white blood cells.​​​​​​​
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Some of the SpectraCell lab tests we offer include:

  • Comprehensive Micronutrient test
  • Cardiovascular: CardioMetabolic, Pre-Diabetes, LPP Plus
  • Hormone Balance: Male hormone, Female hormone, Thyroid, Thyroid plus adrenals
  • Genetic: Telomere, MTHFR Genotyping, Apolipoprotein E Genotyping, Factor V Leiden Genotyping, Prothrombin Genotyping
  • Reverse T3
  • CBC with differential
  • Comprehensive or Basic Metabolic
  • OmegaCheck


Some symptoms of nutritional deficiency include, but are not limited to:

  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Skin conditions
  • Depression
  • Bruising
  • Reduced muscle mass
  • Hair loss
  • Digestive problems
  • Impaired wound healing

A complete Nutritional Blood Analysis will determine:

  • How healthy you are
  • What diseases you have
  • What dietary and lifestyle changes you should make
  • If the supplements you are taking are working

Supplements available for purchase at our office include:

  • Prenatal Nutrition
  • Pediatric Nutrition
  • Everyday Nutrition
  • Targeted Nutrition

What is GI-Mapping?

The GI-MAP stool test utilizes cutting edge, Quantitative PCR technology to provide a true DNA/PCR based stool test. This technology has high sensitivity, specificity and a rapid turnaround. The GI pathogens include bacteria, parasites and viruses.

Continuing with this platform, the GI-MAP measures opportunistic organisms, normal flora, fungi, parasites and antibiotic resistance genes. And the Plusrefers to immunologic markers for GI health and function including SIgA, Elastase, Calprotectin and Anti-gliadin testing.

Advantages:

  • True DNA/PCR Assay
  • Rapid TAT – Results in 7–10 business days!
  • Quantitative PCR Pathogen Testing
  • High Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Antibiotic Resistance Genes
  • H. pylori and Virulence Factors
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