At Family Chiropractic Clinic of Saginaw, PLC, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our Saginaw office.
We provide advanced spinal correction utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Dr. Traci Collier, D.C. has years of training and experience in spinal adjustment.
Graston Technique® is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables Dr. Traci to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
Graston Technique is most commonly used to treat elbow, wrist, knee and foot injuries. Graston can:
- Decrease overall time of treatment
- Foster faster rehabilitation/recovery
- Reduce need for anti-inflammatory medication
- Resolve chronic conditions thought to be permanent
WHAT ARE ENZYMES?
Enzymes are the spark of life that allows your body to function. Although the action of enzymes cannot be seen, it is the driving force behind virtually every biochemical process that occurs in the body. There are hundreds of thousands of enzymes active in every organ, tissue, and fluid, and each has its own function. Enzymes activate our muscles, stimulate our nerves, make our hearts beat, keep us breathing, and helps us to think.
The body is provided with enzymes every time raw food is eaten because all raw food contains just the right amount and type of enzymes to digest itself. Nature put enzymes in raw food to aid in the digestive process so that the body's enzymes would not have to do all the work.
I EAT A BALANCED DIET, SO WHY DO I NEED ENZYMES?
If you eat food that is steamed, boiled, roasted, fried, canned or microwaved, you need food enzymes. Enzymes are the most heat sensitive nutrients found in food. When enzymes are missing, the body is forced to produce all the enzymes necessary for digestion. This puts extra stress on organs of digestion which rob enzymes from your immune system to digest your food. Robbing enzymes from your immune system leaves you vulnerable to colds, flu, and diseases.
HOW DO I AVOID AN ENZYME DEFICIENCY?
Digesting food is one of the most energy consuming tasks performed by the human body on a regular basis. When foods deficient in enzymes are eaten, the body uses energy to make enzymes. This often explains why we feel tired after eating a meal. Eat as many raw fruits and vegetables as possible to avoid enzyme deficiencies. Living in a modern age, foods need to be convenient, so taking plant enzymes with each meal will lessen the work on your digestive system and reduce stress on the digestive organs.
SYMPTOMS OF AN ENZYME DEFICIENCY
Consumers spend 80 billion dollars each year to relieve heartburn, bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation. These are just a few of the conditions that stem from an enzyme shortage. Chronic degenerative diseases may also be increased from an enzyme shortage. These include high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, joint pain/degenerative disc disease and infertility issues.
If you have been experiencing digestive issues or chronic health issues, call Dr. Traci Collier today for you nutritional consultation. It's time to feel great and get back to your life!