Dr. Zimmerman uses an extensive variety of approaches which work synergistically to help with many conditions. Treatment is individualized depending on a particular patient’s condition and comfort.
Chiropractic and other physical treatment methods
Dr. Zimmerman incorporates a wide variety of physical treatment techniques from both chiropractic and Chinese medicine to get you fast relief from:
- Auto Accident injuries
- Sports related injuries and pain
- Musician’s aches and pains
- Back & Neck Pain
- Arm, Shoulder, elbow, hip, leg, ankle, foot pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Numbness and tingling
Acupuncture and its sister, moxibustion, have been used for many centuries in Asia to treat a myriad of problems. According to ancient theories, acupuncture helps the body heal by helping to balance the flow of energy and blood flow in the body. Modern science, however, has shown that acupuncture positively influences the nervous and hormonal systems and neurotransmitters, e.g. the communication highways of the body, to help facilitate a healing response. While the ancient theories are a useful roadmap to the clinical use of acupuncture, nowadays, we do not have to “believe” in acupuncture to experience the results. Most people, even the skeptics, respond just fine to acupuncture for a wide variety of problems. I know….I was one of them!
Chinese Herbal Medicine
With several thousand years of accumulated empirical knowledge, Chinese medicine may be viewed as the original Eastern functional medicine. While predating western science, Chinese medicine was founded on the tenets of balance of mind, body, and spirit. With skillful application it is remarkably effective for helping treat and, sometimes cure, a myriad of complaints that are difficult to treat using modern medicine. Moreover, it can be safely used as an adjunctive treatment even for though who have very serious conditions that must be managed in conjunction with western medicine.
Western functional medicine is a relatively new, cutting edge, science-based approach to wellness care. The goal in functional medicine is not to treat disease but to determine and treat the root causes that may be compromising health and promoting the development of disease. Standard, as well as more cutting edge, medical tests are used to determine biomechanical glitches that may be interfering with the body’s innate ability to heal or normalize. Treatment consists of lifestyle modification, diet recommendations, and nutritional and botanical therapies that have reasonable evidence supporting their use.
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According to the World Health Organization (WHO) acupuncture may be useful in treating the following conditions:
- Addiction– alcohol, drug, smoking
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Chronic Fatigue
- Common Cold
- Dental pain
- Digestive problems
- Emotional problems
- Eye problems
- Facial palsy/tics
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Low back pain
- Menstrual irregularities/ PMS/Reproductive Problems
- Morning Sickness
- Nausea/ Vomiting
- Rhinitis/ Sinusitis
- Seasonal Affective Disorder
- Shoulder pain
- Sleep Disturbances
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Wrist pain
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Chinese Herbal Medicine is particularly effective at easing the symptoms of:
- colds and flu
- digestive problems
- perimenopausal symptoms
If you can relate to 3 or more of the following, chances are we can change your life!
- Do you find yourself slowly gaining weight, year by year, even though you “eat a good diet”.
- Do you sometimes force yourself to exercise, or know you should, but it usually makes you feel worse and even more tired?
- Do you feel constantly fatigued even when it seems you slept enough?
- Do you feel tense or sore in your neck and top of shoulders much of the time?
- Do you typically go to bed late and often experience a “second wind” (more energy) later at night?
- Do many foods not agree with you causing burping, gurgling, bloating, or even gas?
- Do you get frequent headaches (more than one time a month)?
- Do you often experience pain in various body parts or have been told you have tendonitis or similar problems?
- Do you experience brain fog or have a poor memory?
- Are you getting more irritable or moody?
- Does your list of things to do overwhelm you?
- Do you feel less motivated than you used to?
- Does coffee get you going? Or at least it used to?
- Do you frequently experience cold hands and feet?
- If you’ve tried chiropractic or acupuncture, does it usually only help a little or for a short time only? Or does it even temporarily increase some of your complaints?