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Q. What is chiropractic?


The word �chiropractic� means �done by hand� in Greek. Adjustments have been used in health care for many centuries and is the heart of modern chiropractic care.

Chiropractors are certified to adjust the spine and other joints. Adjustments help relieve pain and restore normal function to the spine, joints and supporting structures of the body � so you can enjoy your everyday activities.

Chiropractors are also trained to prescribe therapeutic exercise, provide nutritional counselling, and recommend rehabilitation and injury prevention strategies.
Q. What are some of the benefits of chiropractic care?
  Chiropractic care can:
  • Improve movement in your neck, shoulders, back and torso
  • Improve your posture
  • Provide relief from headaches, neck and back pain
  • Help prevent work-related muscle and joint injuries
  • Lead to enhanced athletic performance
  • Improve your flexibility and range of motion
  • Relieve pregnancy-related back ache
  • Correction gait and foot problems
Q. When should I see a chiropractor?
  Eight out of ten Canadians will experience back pain at some point in their life. For many people, the pain can keep them away from work, school or even their day-to-day activities. If pain causes interruptions and restrictions in your daily life then you should consult a health care provider.

There are many reasons to seek chiropractic care: work, accidents, sports injuries, household chores, even the stress of daily living can cause painful joints and spinal problems. Even if you do not have painful symptoms, chiropractic care can help you maintain healthy spine and joint function.
Q. What is shiatsu?
Shiatsu is a Japanese form of bodywork. The word shiatsu means "finger pressure"and Shiatsu focuses on pressure points to ease the tension/pain of the muscles.
Q. How does shiatsu work?
shiatsu is based on the holistic system of traditional Chinese medicine, where illness is thought to result from imbalances in the natural flow of energy through the body.

Shiatsu therapists use finger and palm pressure to energetic pathways to improve the flow of energy. A scientific explanation is that shiatsu calms an overactive sympathetic nervous system, which improves circulation, relieves stiff muscles, and alleviates stress.
Q. What does shiatsu feel like?
The shiatsu therapist applies pressure using his or her fingers, thumbs, and/or palms in a continuous rhythmic sequence.The pressure feels more localized, because unlike other types of massage, the finger pads are used to apply pressure for most of the treatment instead of the entire palm.Certain pressure points may feel tender, which some people describe it as "good pain."If you feel any discomfort or pain during the treatment, tell your therapist and he or she will adjust the pressure so that it is comfortable to you.
Q. What should I expect during my visit?
The treatment is done on a low massage table or on the floor. Unlike other forms of massage, with shiatsu no massage oil is applied, so you remain fully clothed during the treatment. You may be asked to bring comfortable clothing to wear.
Q. What conditions is shiatsu used for?
  • Relaxation
  • Back pain
  • Headache
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Tiredness
  • Recovery from injuries
  • Stress
  • Arthritis pain
  • Poor digestion
  • Constipation
  • Depression
While shiatsu is generally considered safe, there are a few precautions to consider. Because it may increase blood flow, this type of therapy is not recommended in people with bleeding problems, heart disease, or cancer.
-Dr. Shimizu CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC- Signature Place, Suite 211-2678 W. Broadway, Vancouver, BC, CANADA V6K 2G3 Tel: 604-731-3319
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