Natural Healthcare for the Eugene and Springfield Area
This is often a cause of weakness in the joints, muscles, and connective tissues. Nutritional supplements are available which are specifically formulated for this type of problem. Such supplements can promote long-term resolution of musclo-skeletal conditions, including shoulder, arm, and hand problems.
Structural deviation often is the cause of problems in the shoulder area. Malposition of the scapula or humerus may be an underlying reason for soft-tissue inflammation and/or nerve impingement, with symptoms spreading down the arm.
Similarly, even a slight twist in an elbow or wrist joint may prevent tendon strain from healing.
Sometimes pain or numbness in an arm or shoulder does not originate locally, but is instead caused by nerve impingement in the neck.
Misalignment may result from postural habits or from injury. When possible, we complement acupuncture with individualized exercise to correct structural alignment.
For relief of spasm, inflammation and pain, herbs are a natural alternative to pharmaceutical drugs. Properly used, herbs are without harmful side effects, and they are not toxic or habit-forming. Our office carries professional-grade formulas for optimal effect.
By reflexive action from nerve stimulation, acupuncture helps to relax muscle spasm, reduce inflammation, and thereby control pain. Mr. Greenleaf improves upon traditional acupuncture by applying micro-current impulses to the needles, increasing stimulation of nerve endings at the acupuncture points.
Impulses with precision frequencies also act locally on affected tissues, increasing activity within the cells to promote healing. This may speed up tissue repair for such problems as tendinitis, bursitis, arthritis, sprains, and strains. Micro-current is completely different from the temporary pain management of TENS.
Licensed in Oregon since 1980