Expanding Medicine's Potential
Core Healing subscribes to the eastern medicine approach of addressing not only a manifested symptom of illness or disease - but also the underlying causes.
Elevating medicine's and health's potential - from one of compartmentalizing and isolating the body and illness symptoms - to recognizing that all body systems are connected, and profoundly influence each other, offers clients a deepened healing experience well beyond care for a singular, primary health concern.
Beyond treating the physical malady,extending past the appointment - the relaxation, stress reduction, and mind-body balancing benefits of this type of care restore health deeply.
treat the whole person; body, mind, emotions, and spirit
improve, deepen, and maintain best mind-body health
prevent and eliminate the root cause of dis-ease
curtail many health issues associated with modern lifestyle and aging
improve and elevate the human condition
- Core Healing's Care Model
Five aspects of core care promote core healing, health and wellbeing; a complete system of accessible, comprehensive care - to discover and maintain new, refined states of improved health.
One of the many aspects we appreciate most about Ryan, is that
he truly listens and asks questions.
Thoughtful, with an even temperament our whole family enjoys,
Ryan's skill goes well beyond his training.
We highly recommend Ryan to anyone searching for a
great acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine doctor.
Each Branch of Treatment Care
Sought for pain relief more than any other health issue, acupuncture is the most often recognized element of the five branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine care.
Past pain relief, people seek acupuncture treatment for a variety of reasons.
- accesses, promotes the body's intrinsic
pain endorphins and healing hormones
- stimulates and directs energy and blood
flow, and the body's innate healing capacity
- improves internal organ and
- stimulates nerve, muscle, tissue health
- removes barriers to healing
- corrects multiple imbalances in the mind-body complex
Acupuncture treatment can
- resolve the pain event associated with injury
- support and accelerate the natural pain receptor response
- re-balance receptors damaged by excess chemical pain medications
- resolve and bypasse dependency, addiction and harmful side effects of narcotic medications.
While electro-acupuncture without needles (think TENS unit type therapies), is helpful for health conditions that prevent needling, electro-stimulation added to placed needles provides significant energy available to balance Qi accumulations (as in pain syndromes) and Qi deficiencies, (as in adverse chemotherapy side effects.)
Extremely mild electric pulses
are sent through a frequency generator,
with adjusted frequency and intensity of the impulse
being delivered through the needles or electrodes at acupuncture point placements.
This treatment rapidly activates
naturally occurring endorphins,
lowers blood pressure and anxiety.
Electro-acupuncture is helpful
for a wide array of conditions,
including those helped by acupuncture.
We chose electro-acupuncture to treat my mother's response to chemotherapy: difficulty with balance, dizziness, immediate nausea, expulsion after eating or drinking anything.
She was really discouraged.
The stimulated acupuncture was really interesting to watch. Mom didn't feel the
pulses or needles - but her treatment results, even after one session, were
dramatic and immediate.
She was able to eat, hydrate, and so continue her cancer treatment.
Her attitude improved tremendously. She slept better. Her anxiety lightened, which helped the chemo venous-delivery system, since her veins relaxed.
This was after ONE electro-stimulated treatment, and one regular treatment.
Botanicals have been in use longer than most other medicines,
evidencing powerful results.
There are thousands of years
of meticulous practitioner
documentation of these
natural, plant, mineral
based powdered or
encapsulated form herbs.
tend to focus and
treat one condition,
these herbs tend to have
multiple, multi-layered benefits,
especially in multi-herb combinations.
Ryan custom formulates,
each herbal prescription for
each client's unique needs.
Beyond primary injury support, herbs support overall body-mind structure and health, and are
beneficial for insomnia, inflammation, anxiety, immune function regulation, organ system balance
and protection, hormonal balancing, and many more health conditions.
I love my herbs! They're pretty empowering.
And I love that my 'medicine' is about as natural as it can be.
I definitely notice the difference when I don't take them.
Ryan uses a variety of manual therapy modalities, including John Barnes' Myofascial Release Therapy -
for which he has obtained the highest degree of training offered.
Ryan applies intentional, light, sustained pressure, and MFR techniques, with advanced fascial system knowledge, to unwind and relieve restrictions and pain - to restore balance and function.
Using dermal friction and herbal emollients, this evolved mechanical skin manipulation is most often requested for pain resolution.
It's also helpful where injury has resulted in scarring
and poor muscle movement in an affected area.
Gua Sha produces transitory therapeutic reddening (petechia)
of superficial skin areas to stimulate healing, increase circulation,
release excesses, up-regulate anti-oxidant and skin protectant enzymes
to the treated area; all while rapidly decreasing local inflammation.
Gua Sha blemishes heal completely, in a few days - while treatment provides
benefits and relief immediately, or within a few hours, and for days after treatment.
Gua Sha can:
- reduce a fever and alter the course of an acute infectious illness
- reduce or remove surface and internal blood stasis
- reduce inflammatory symptoms in chronic and acute illness
Cupping has been adopted by cultures and alternative medicine practitioners worldwide, for local and systemic treatment aiding a wide range of health conditions, to: draw in tissues, toxins to the surface, to open skin pores, to stimulate, release, and balance stagnant Qi, blood, fluids, and inhibited or obstructed tissues.
Vacuum and fire cupping are effective therapies to treat Trigger Points, contracted tissue, some types of edema, and are particularly helpful for respiratory health issues.
Lightly held compression and extremely subtle manipulations are applied to the anatomical membranes of the craniosacral system to restore
the natural position of bones,
and the natural flow
of cerebrospinal fluid.
The craniosacral system includes the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround, protect, and nourish the brain and spinal cord, extending from the bones of the head, face and mouth to the sacrum (tailbone) area.
Discovered and developed originally as balancing therapy for children affected by Autism, SER is also beneficial for problems associated with injuries, physical trauma, car accidents, traumatic life experiences, and surgery.
Health complaints helped by Cranial Sacral Therapy are also helped by SomatoEmotional Release Therapy.
CST is a non-invasive, extremely gentle therapeutic touch system used to access, evaluate, and enhance the subtle aspects of the craniosacral system, which,
when restricted, negatively affects the central nervous system, and so, the entire body's functions.
At least 5000 years old, Medical Qigong is considered to be the oldest therapeutic modality of Chinese medicine.
Practiced with or without direct touch,
this gentle, safe touch therapy is beneficial for health issues with physical touch considerations.
Performed without needles,
Qigong can be used
to enhance and accelerate
the effects and potency
of acupuncture care,
of medical recovery,
and to relieve
unwanted side effects of
medications and procedures.
Exercise is one of humanity's earliest, and most effective health therapies.
To support the work done during treatment, and to promote healing, Ryan might suggest
therapeutic exercise; key to accelerated, complete injury recovery.
Flexibility, strength, stability, and balance are addressed via exercises
specific to the injury, and to overall general health improvement.
A former university therapeutic exercise instructor, Ryan is a certified yoga, and a
multi-lineage Taiji (Tai Chi) instructor, with a long standing, active student body, and physical practice.
Let your Core Healing begin.