Correcting Breech Presentation

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How the Webster technique works

The Webster technique is a well-renowned chiropractic modality that has helped thousands of mothers get their child into the proper, head-first birthing position. It is a sacral adjustment that improves alignment of the pelvis, which is destabilized by pregnancy hormones and the shifting body weight. By correcting alignment in the lower back and pelvis, the supporting musculature is also rebalanced, causing less stress (known in this case as torsion) on the uterus. This allows room and encourages the baby to change into the proper head-first position, whether it be from breech, posterior or transverse positions.

Correcting fetal positioning with the Webster technique 

At Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope, we have dedicated staff who have the highest level of certifications in pregnancy chiropractic, including the use of the Webster technique. We also have specialized adjusting tables to accomodate pregnant bodies. If you are looking to add chiropractic into your pregnancy care regime, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today. 

Naturally Increasing Your Chance of Conception

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Infertility is expensive

There are myriad treatments and options for a couple who are unable to conceive- from fertility drugs to IVF, you may be overwhelmed by choice; but many of these options are effectively out of reach because of their cost. Most people turn to acupuncture as a last resort, when in fact it makes sense to use it as a first resort. Acupuncture is cheaper, with little-to-no side-effects, and studies are consistently showing it to have great effect in randomized trials. Especially when used alongside traditional fertility treatments, acupuncture can greatly increase your chance of getting pregnant. But how?

How fertility acupuncture works

It comes down to stress. In both men and women, stress wreaks havoc with the systems that are responsible for balance and hormone distribution. A high-stress lifestyle, exacerbated by struggling with conceiving, contributes to:

  • hormonal imbalance
  • lower sperm counts and motility 
  • partial ovulation
  • spasms in the fallopian tubes and uterus

Acupuncture directly helps to lower stress levels by releasing endorphins in the brain. Further effects include increasing circulation to the reproductive organs and contributing to balance in the reproductive system of both men and women. 

Acupuncture for infertility in Park Slope

With trained staff and dedicated facilities, we are standing by to help you conceive and have the smoothest pregnancy possible. If you are interested in finding out more about how acupuncture can help you conceive, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today. 

Pregnancy Chiropractic: Relieving Sciatica Nerve Pain Naturally

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How does chiropractic remedy this situation?

Spinal adjustments help to mitigate the unstable situation which is brewing constantly during pregnancy. By returning the vertebrae in your lower spine to proper alignment, we can undo the problematic nerve impingement. From the vantage point of alignment, we introduce gentle stretching and exercises which strengthen the supportive muscles and restore mobility to the lower back. If your sciatica persists, we can help you change your lifestyle to account for the pain, including implementing heat and ice, improving posture, and changing the way you sleep. Massage further aids in the healing process by increasing circulation and stimulating the healing process. We can advise you on stretches, including yoga poses and other gentle exercises, that will prevent your body from falling back into the old patterns of misalignment and impingement. If you are interested in finding out more, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today. 

The Power of Sports Massage

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The benefits of sports massage

Studies consistently show that athletes who receive massages post-workout have enhanced blood flow and less muscle fatigue than those who don’t get a massage. At this point, circulation is everything: it ensures that your muscles get the oxygen and nutrients they need to repair and regrow stronger. Massage also gets in deep and breaks up scar tissue adhesion, and helps muscle fibers grow back quicker and more effectively.  Further benefits of sports massage include:

  • Relieving muscle tension and spasm
  • Increasing joint mobility
  • Increasing the pliability of muscles 
  • Increasing blood flow
  • Reducing stress

This translates to less time on the sidelines nursing your sore and stiff muscles. If you are interested in adding sports massage into your athletic recovery plan, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today. 


Acupuncture Offers Practical Stress Management

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Acupuncture helps us manage stress

At our new office in Park Slope, we are seeing more people come in complaining of chronic stress. Acupuncture offers an all-natural method for managing stress. Here’s how it works:

  • By regulating Heart Rate Variability: a more objective measure of the effects of stress on your body and brain. A stable HRV directly influences the function of the nervous system. Which leads us to benefit #2…
  • Balancing the Central Nervous System
  • Increasing circulation to the brain to deliver the nutrients and oxygen your main muscle needs to thrive under stressful conditions. 
  • Increasing natural energy levels and vitality to help you deal with stressful situations in a more sustainable manner. 

At Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope, we want to use our expertise in natural healthcare to help our community live more balanced, less stressful lives. If you are interested in taking an active hand in manging your stress, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today. 

Acupuncture Makes Old Age More Comfortable

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Making old age more comfortable

Acupuncture benefits seniors in the following ways:

  • Reduces inflammation: stimulates the body’s pituitary gland to release cortisol which fights inflammation
  • Relieves pain by stimulating the release of the body’s natural painkillers
  • Improves respiration
  • Helps with digestive problems
  • Treats neck pain and headaches
  • Improves mood
  • Relieves arthritis pain

And it does all this without a prescription! As an alternative form of healthcare, acupuncture does not seek to replace your primary care, but rather to augment it. Acupuncture is proven natural healthcare that adds another dimension of support for your aging body. If you are interested in finding out more about how you can benefit from acupuncture, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today. 

Searching for Relief: Acupuncture for Arthritis

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Acupuncture delivers serious relief

In the early stages of RA, a primary goal of Western medicine is to slow down the inflammation response, thereby limiting the end damage to the joints. Acupuncture attempts to relieve arthritis pain by stimulating the body’s natural painkilling response and improving the function of affected joints. By stimulating blood flow, your body is able to deliver oxygen and nutrients to an are that is in serious need of support. 

The argument for acupuncture

There is a growing trove of research and evidence that suggests acupuncture is an effective treatment for arthritis. If you have turned to seemingly every corner of the medical world and found little relief from your symptoms, it could be time to try acupuncture. Acupuncture is a safe, minimally-invasive procedure that adds another dimension to any pain management strategy. If you are interested in finding out how acupuncture can help you manage your RA symptoms, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today.