LingYu Health Center is a branch of LingYu International Psychology Center which provides health services including physiotherapy, chiropractic, occupational therapy, acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, massage, as well as rehabilitation services for our motor vehicle accident clients.
Physiotherapy is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialty that remediates impairments and promotes mobility, function, and quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis, and physical intervention. Our physiotherapy treatment includes but not limited to prescription of or assistance with specific exercises, manual therapy and manipulation, mechanical devices such as traction, education, electrostimulation, ultrasound, laser therapy, and other interventions. We also work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.
Chiropractic is a form of alternative medicine which focuses on manipulation of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine. Chiropractic is a treatment based on the concept that the spine and health are related in a fundamental way, and that this relationship is mediated through the nervous system. Chiropractors examine the biomechanics, structure and function of the spine, along with its effects on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems and what they believe to be its role in health and disease. The main chiropractic treatment technique involves manual therapy, especially manipulation of the spine, other joints, and soft tissues, but may also include exercises and health and lifestyle counseling.
Occupational therapy is the use of assessment and treatment to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of people with a physical, mental, or cognitive disorder. Occupational therapists also focus much of their work on identifying and eliminating environmental barriers to independence and participation in daily activities. Occupational therapy is a client-centered practice that places emphasis on the progress towards the client’s goals. Occupational therapy interventions focus on adapting the environment, modifying the task, teaching the skill, and educating the client/family in order to increase participation in and performance of daily activities, particularly those that are meaningful to the client.
During the treatment, acupuncture stimulates certain acupoints of your body in order to treat a variety of health dysfunctions as well as adjusting your ability to heal. Acupuncture treatment is usually a continuous program that involves a large amount of repetition and dedication. The cells at specific acupoints get triggered to initiate your nervous system, and to further create a specific healing effect on your body; if the cells get sensitized frequently and effectively, the body will develop a mechanism to heal for itself. Acupoint stimulation can be carried out with heat, oil, pressure or fine needles.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete system of healing that dates back to 200 B.C. in written form originating in China. In the TCM view, the body is a delicate balance of two opposing and inseparable forces: yin and yang. Yin represents the cold, slow, or passive principle, while yang represents the hot, excited, or active principle. Among the major assumptions in TCM are that health is achieved by maintaining the body in a “balanced state” and that disease is due to an internal imbalance of yin and yang. This imbalance leads to blockage in the flow of qi (or vital energy) and of blood along pathways known as meridians. TCM practitioners typically use herbs to help unblock qi and blood in patients in an attempt to bring the body back into harmony and wellness.
Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health. Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved; and physical dysfunction and pain and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented through the use of Massage Therapy.