Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope

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athletic performance in Brooklyn

Chiropractic can be an important component of any athlete's health plan 

No matter what your sport or level of intensity, the human body can only take so much. Whether due to acute injury or repetitive trauma, the body is likely to take on strain and stress that result in pain. Listening to your body is an important part of preventing this pain from becoming somethine more serious. At our office in Park Slope, we help athletes stay on top of their pain and optimize the nervous system so that they gain an edge in competition. 

Staying ahead of the competition with chiropractic care 

  • Mitigating the trauma: every sport has a unique set of demands for your body. We monitor the musculoskeletal health of your body as it goes through the different phases of development and specialization inherent in yours. 
  • Improving circulation: oxygenating muscles and facilitating the removal of waste products like lactic acid help your muscles repair and rebuild faster; it also brings nutrients to areas that are in need of repair. 
  • Protecting range of motion: alleviating nerve compression helps you feel less pain and move more freely. 
  • Preventing pain: by ensuring your body is balanced before your workout, we prevent injury from occuring to the joints, muscles and nerves that come under duress during workout. 

Chiropractic for athletes in the Park Slope neighborhood 

Chiropractic directly impacts athletic performance, making it a viable choice for athletes of all styles and abilities. If you are interested in learning more about how chiropractic can help you in your athletic life, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today. 

scalp acupunture park slope

What is scalp acupuncture?

Scalp acupuncture is a form of neuro-acupuncture, a growing area of medicine which combines the knowledge of the central nervous system functioning as defined by Western medicine with the knowledge of energy pathways and needling techniques of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Scalp acupuncture is showing great promise treating both chronic and acute disorders of the central nervous system. 

What conditions can be treated by scalp acupuncture? 

Scalp acupuncutre is often utilized as a simultaneous treatment during the rehabilitation of people suffering from conditions including:

  • Paralysis caused by stroke, MS, Parkinson's disease and injury
  • Pain related to the central nervous system
  • PTSD
  • Aphasia
  • Ataxia

Acupoints in the scalp correspond to pathways that affect the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of the patients. By inserting needles into these points, we effect a positive change in the symptoms presenting from the above-listed conditions. 

Scalp acupuncture in Park Slope

Another benefit of acupuncture is that it stimulates feelings of relaxation in the brain and body, allowing people who are suffering to find a reprieve from their conditions. Furthermore, acupuncture is a low-risk procedure which carries few of the side effects inherent in pharmaceutical treatments. If you are interested in finding out more about how scalp acupuncture can help your condition, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today. 

neuro-acupuncture in Brooklyn

Neuro-acupuncture in Brooklyn

Neuro-acupuncture is a new technique that combines the tenets of Traditional Chinese Medicine with Western scientific research regarding the function of the brain. Acupuncture is well known for its capacity to optimize the body's natural mechanism for healing and now acupuncture is being studied as a treatment for disorders of the brain. Neuro-acupuncture has shown great promise in treating both acute and chronic nervous system disorders with very few side-effects. 

What conditions can be treated with neuro-acupuncture

  • Stroke
  • Paralysis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Bell's Palsey
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuropathy
  • and more

How does neuro-acupuncture work?

There are three forms of neuro-acupuncture which are all based upon the functioning of the nervous system. 

  1. Scalp acupuncture: targets points on the head and directly impacts the central nervous system.
  2. Auricular acupuncture: targets points on the ears and impacts the central nervous system. 
  3. Biomedical acupuncture: also known as Integrative Neuromuscular Acupoint System, this type targets acupoints throughout the body that affect both the peripheral and central nervous systems. 

What to expect with neuro-acupuncture

We target acupoints, both in the head and throughout the body, that correspond to your particular condition and insert thin needles to stimulate the body's nervous system. The needles are left in for 30 minutes in which time many people find their breathing will slow and feelings of relaxation will set in. 

Your neuro-acupuncture specialists in Brooklyn

At Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture, we are your go-to resource for neuro-acupuncture in the Park Slope neighborhood. If you are interested in finding out how acupuncture can help with your neurological condition, give our office a call to schedule an appointment. 

Sciatica in Park Slope

Sciatica is a symptom rather than an underlying condition 

Sciatica, which describes pain, numbness and weakness in the leg, is caused by a number of different conditions, making it important to get a proper diagnosis as to what is causing your sciatica before proceding with a given treatment. Often, sciatica pain is sourced in the lower back, where a potential impingement of the sciatic nerve can send pain shooting through the buttocks and down the back of the legs along the course of the sciatic nerve. Common causes of sciatica include: piriformis syndrome, in which the nearby piriformis muscle irritates the sciatic nerve, herniated disc and subluxation in the lumbar vertebrae. 

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Cox Technique Park Slope

When you become desperate for relief from spinal pain in Park Slope

When you are desperate, you seek out the most drastic forms of relief. This leads many people into the surgeon's office for a chat regarding spinal surgery options. At Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture, we believe that surgery should be a last resort, and we have many modalities available to curtail your spinal pain and get you on the road to rehabilitation naturally. The Cox Technicque of flexion distraction, more commonly known as the Cox Method, is one of the modalities that has shown great success in patients looking to reduce their symptoms of back pain. 

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acupuncture for fertility in Brooklyn

How stress affects fertility

Stress is one of the most common and impactful factors behind infertility. Adrenaline is a hormone naturally produced by the body during stressful situations and this same hormone signals to our body that we are not ready for conception; a woman's body will try to prevent the process of conceiving during times of elevated stress. Futhermore, the pituitary gland will release higher levels of prolactin, another hormone that is linked with infertility. 

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Contact Information

Phone: (718) 398-3100
alt phone: 347-201-5624

Email: ParkSlopeChiropractic@gmail.com

Address:
71 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11217

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Office Hours

 Monday:    10:00 am - 8:00 pm
 Tuesday:    9:00 am - 8:00 pm
 Wednesday:    9:00 am - 8:00 pm
 Thursday:    9:00 am - 7:00 pm
 Friday:    10:00 am - 7:00 pm
 Saturday:    9:00 am - 2:00 pm
 Sunday:    Closed