Month: August 2019

Active Release Technique (ART) treats and heals soft tissue injuries by applying pressure to break down scar tissue or adhesion. This is done repeatedly with the goal of stretching the muscles and tendons through the pressure. When done successfully, muscles are stored to smooth movement and function. This type of muscle therapy is used to alleviate pain and promote healing in muscles, joints, and nerves.

ART specifically aims to redirect tension out of trigger spots. This is why it is often used most on areas on the body that suffer from overused and overworked muscles. The techniques and pressure used during ART will vary depending on the severity of the soft tissue injury (acute, micro-trauma, severe, hypoxia).

Active Release Technique can be very beneficial for those who suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Headaches, and Sports Injuries.  To heal these different conditions, ART is preformed on specific parts of the body, which allow for blood flow through the muscles that cause the condition. It has been especially useful in treating the following conditions:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Knee problems
  • Tennis elbow
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Sciatica
  • Shin splints
  • Back pain
  • Headaches

If you are interested in natural ways to relieve yourself of other chronic pains or ailments using Active Release Technique, call us today at 905.492.8688 or visit our website for more information and to book an appointment.

Treating Arthritis Naturally

Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis are the two most common types of arthritis. They both lead to chronic joint pain that can be easily improved through naturopathic treatment.

Of the two arthritis’s, osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type. It develops from joint cartilage degeneration which leads to pain, swelling, and stiffness. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has the similar symptoms but is instead caused by the fact that it is a chronic progressive autoimmune disease. To treat arthritis, nephropathy use acupuncture and diet changes.

Acupuncture is beneficial to treat OA and RA as it improves surrounding muscle function and joint movement. Triggering specific acupuncture points that will stimulate circulation and endorphin release to ease arthritis pain.

In addition to this, foods that promote inflammation such as things with high sodium and nightshade vegetables (peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, etc.) can make OA and RA pain worse. To treat arthritis through dietary change, cut out these foods and replace them with foods of high fatty acids like cold-water fish and with herbs that have anti-inflammatory properties like Harpagophytum, BoswelliaSerrata, and Curcuma Longa.

There are many other ways to treat arthritis that you should consult a nephropathy regarding. You don’t have to suffer with arthritis when naturopathic medicine can help you treat it effectively. If you are interested in natural ways to relieve your pain and ailments, call us today at 905.492.8688 for more information or to book an appointment.