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Chiropractic: How Does it Really Work?

March 29, 2016, 5:16 pm

Chiropractor Adjustment of Woman in White Shirt, ImageChiropractic works by restoring your body’s ability to heal itself. Chiropractic is based on the scientific law that your body is a self-regulating and self-healing organism.  When under the proper control of your nervous system, all of the cells, tissues, and organs of your body are made to resist illness and disease.

While your brain is protected by the skull, your spinal cord is somewhat less protected by 24 moving vertebrae. When these bones lose their normal position they can choke off or irritate your spinal cord and surrounding nerves. This disrupts the function of your tissues or organs controlled by these nerves, leading to dis-ease and pain. The chiropractic approach to better health is to locate and remove interferences to your natural state of health.

Chiropractors have tremendous success treating back pain, neck pain, and headaches.  However, because of the spinal bones and nerves being restored to their proper function, chiropractic can have a positive effect on many other health conditions not typically associated with chiropractic.

Some common conditions we see in our clinic that are not typically associated with chiropractic and that have had successful outcomes with chiropractic care are Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hormone Imbalances, Emotional Issues, and Digestive Problems.

Chiropractic Care is key in restoring health and wellness to your body…less pain, more ability to move, and your nervous system functioning well, allowing your body to heal!

 

Dr. Trent Burrup is a chiropractor who provides care in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas including Sandy, Draper, South Jordan, West Jordan, Murray, and all other Salt Lake Metro areas. Come experience the difference at The Institute!

Stop Wasting Money on Synthetic Vitamins

March 24, 2016, 4:45 pm

Food and herbal supplement image for Individual Page on DetoxificationDid you know that most of the money the American public spends on vitamins is wasted money on synthetic vitamins?

Some vitamin supplements are made from whole foods and some are synthetically made chemicals.   Food contains complex blends of vitamins, enzymes, minerals, and other factors.  However, synthetic vitamins only contain one small chemically made portion of the vitamin complex.  For example: The FDA has classified the chemical “ascorbic acid” as vitamin C. While ascorbic acid is part of the vitamin C complex, naturally occurring vitamin C also contains mixed bioflavonoids, K, J and P factors, and tyrosinase (a copper bearing enzyme), as well as many unknown factors yet to be discovered.   The body cannot use ascorbic acid in the same way it uses the whole Vitamin C complex because a single synthetic “vitamin” does not have all the components contained in food.  In fact, many recent studies are showing that synthetic vitamins are actually creating more health problems than they are helping.  Whole food nutritional supplements are far superior to synthetic vitamins.  Whole food supplements allow the body to get the whole vitamin complex in its most useful form.

What to do when you are at the health food store: READ LABELS!  Or, get your supplements from a chiropractor or other physician who is very knowledgeable about nutrition and supplementation.  The labels on synthetic vitamins will have a long list of chemical components that are very hard to pronounce.  Whole food supplements will have a long list of FOOD.  Whole food supplements will also have much lower values listed for the vitamins it contains.  This is NOT a problem because you will get more use from these vitamins because they are much more usable to the body.  Nature didn’t make food with thousands of mg of vitamins (or one chemical component of it).  The body needs the whole vitamin complex, not just a component of it.  For this reason, the synthetic one-a- day type multivitamin with everything from A to Zinc that is recommended for “everyone” is not a good choice.

Questions about vitamins?  See our website at SuperDocDC.com for more information or call us at 801-567-0557.  We would love to answer your questions!

At the Institute of Chiropractic & Acupuncture Therapy we have the ability to evaluate your supplements for quality as well as the ability to check for what your nutritional needs are.  We provide services to patients in the Salt Lake City Metro Area, Utah County, and as far north as Ogden and even some from out of state!  Come experience the difference at The Institute!

No. 1 Reason for Laser Therapy….Pain Management

March 21, 2016, 10:47 pm

So what exactly is Laser Therapy?  A high-powered laser that uses red and near-infrared wavelengths of light to create therapeutic healing effects in the body.

Laser Therapy on elbow Laser Therapy treats many conditions, and is especially effective with pain management.  Laser Therapy accelerates wound/injury healing, decreases pain, inflammation, and scar tissue formation.  When it comes to pain management, Laser Therapy provides dramatic results, is non-addictive and virtually free of side effects.

During each painless treatment, laser energy increases circulation, drawing oxygen, nutrients, and water to the damaged tissue.  This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces swelling, muscle spasms, inflammation, stiffness, and pain.  As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved.

Numerous research studies show that laser treatments can help with these conditions:

 
Back Pain
Knee Pain
Shoulder Pain
Sports Injuries
Work or Auto Related Injuries
Arthritis
Tennis Elbow
Sprains, Strains
Fibromyalgia
Plantar Fasciitis
Degenerative Joint Conditions
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Osteoarthritis
Diabetic Neuropathy
Shingles
Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Chronic Non-Healing Wounds
Burns

Dr. Trent Burrup is a chiropractor certified in Class IV Laser Therapy and provides care for patients in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas including West Jordan, South Jordan, Sandy, Draper, Murray, Riverton, Herriman, West Valley City, and South Salt Lake.  We also provide service to patients that come from the Utah County area and as far north as Logan, and even some from out of state…come experience the difference at The Institute!

To see FAQs and find out more about Class IV Laser Therapy, Click Here to visit our Glossary Page

Office Tour Photos, The Institute of Chiropractic and Acupuncture Therapy

March 14, 2016, 9:55 pm

Office Tour Photos…Welcome to The Institute of Chiropractic and Acupuncture Therapy!  Please enjoy photos of our reception area, treatment rooms, massage room, and T-zone exercise machine in our reception area.

 

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ALLERGIES: Say NO to Drugs and use Natural Remedies

March 7, 2016, 3:27 pm

Did you know that there are other ways to deal with allergies besides prescription or over-the-counter medications?  One of the first things that many people overlook (or choose to ignore) when dealing with mild to moderate allergies is that many times it is easy to remove the allergen from your home or your life…problem mostly solved.  A certain food you eat for example, or a pet if you are allergic to animals (sorry pet lovers…sometimes you have to choose between your health and your pet).  Severe allergies are more difficult to deal with.  However, in most allergy cases, removing the allergen as much as possible combined with Allergy Testing Chiropractornatural remedies can greatly reduce a person’s allergic reaction and sometimes even eliminate it.

The Institute of Chiropractic and Acupuncture Therapy uses various techniques for allergy identification and treatment, including NAET and ASERT, acupuncture, computerized allergy testing and personalized homeopathic remedies.  There are many alternatives to addressing allergies and sensitivities that do not involve drugs or medications! Types of allergies that we can treat are food allergies, seasonal allergies and hay fever, and allergies to pets and other animals.

NAET (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques) and ASERT (Allergy/Sensitivity Elimination and Reprograming Technique) are holistic allergy treatments that utilize acupuncture therapy and other hands on techniques to help desensitize allergies.

The computerized allergy testing scans for many different allergies and sensitivities.  With that information we are then able to recommend appropriate homeopathic remedies, nutritional and herbal supplements that will help reduce allergies and improve the body’s response to the environment.

For more information please see our ALLERGY PAGE and COMPUTERIZED HEALTH ANALYSIS page.