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Essential Oils

An Overview of Essential Oils

An essential oil is the essence or personality of a plant – the plant life force. The value of natural plant oils has been recognized for more than 6000 years. This is due to their healing, cleansing, preservative, and mood enhancing properties, as well as the sheer pleasure of their fragrances. Today, these properties are being rediscovered as we look to the balance that has been lost in modern life. Stress, pollution, unhealthy diet, hectic but sedentary lifestyles – all these factors have adverse effects on our bodies and spirits. The art and science of aromatherapy harnesses the pure essence of aromatic plants, flowers and resins to work on the most powerful of the senses (smell and touch) and to restore the harmony of body and mind. Essential oils are effective in treating common ailments, promoting good health and emotional well-being, and enhancing every aspect of life. These potent essences are nature’s gift to mind and body.

Quality is Important

Most of the oils sold today are “perfume-quality” oils. These oils have been highly adulterated and denatured so that, in reality, they are cheap perfumes made from plants. They contain extremely small amounts, if any, of the therapeutic properties contained in a pure, natural and complete essential oil.

Our oils are 100% pure, natural therapeutic-grade oils. Our suppliers have a direct relationship with the distillers who produce the oils. Our oils are unadulterated, therapeutic-grade oils which are quality checked by Gas Liquid Chromatograph and interpreted by a quality control expert. If they do not meet therapeutic levels, they are not used. Use these oils in conjunction with our all-natural personal care products, to enhance your health and well-being.

The Many Uses of Essential Oils

Dilute the oils in a ration of 1-3 drops to 1 teaspoon of chemical-free carrier oil. Olive oil or vegetable oil may be used. For lotion, add 15-20 drops of oil for each ounce of chemical-free lotion. When trying new oils, always test a small area of skin for sensitivity before applying.

Tea Tree

A must-have for your first-aid kit. Renowned for treating infections of mouth and gums, acne, bacterial, yeast or viral infections. Apply it behind your ears for ear infections.

Do I have to keep coming back for appointments?

Sometimes it may take a number of adjustments over several weeks before the muscles and ligaments are stable enough to prevent the spinal misalignment from recurring. It is important to keep in mind that pain is usually the last symptom to appear and the first to go away. Your symptoms may decrease significantly in a few visits, but the underlying cause of the pain is not usually completely resolved.

Once we have eliminated your pain and rehabilitated the involved tissues we recommend you maintain a schedule of periodic spinal checkups. Prevention is the key to reducing recurrences of conditions and minimizing future injuries.

Are there side effects or complications?

Side effects are rare when treated by an experienced practitioner. However, a small number of patients have reactions that include nausea, lightheadedness and fainting. We will discuss any concerns with you prior to treatment to ensure utmost effectiveness.

Will my insurance cover acupuncture treatments?

Unfortunately, many insurance companies still do not cover acupuncture therapy. Check with your carrier to determine your coverage.

Do you use clean needles?

We use disposable needles. They are sterile, individually packaged and discarded according to medical bio-hazard regulations.

How many treatments will I need?

It depends on the nature, severity and duration of your complaint. You may only need one treatment for an acute condition, or several over time for long term conditions.

How deep do the needles go into the skin?

Points can be needled in the range of 15 degrees to ninety degrees relative to the skins surface. The depth depends on the nature of the problem, the location of the points, and the patient’s age, size and structure.

Does It Hurt?

In most cases, the patient should feel a sensation. The patient may feel cramping, tingling, heaviness or an electric sensation around the needle or traveling along the affected pathway. In any case, the patient may feel discomfort, but not pain.

Who benefits from chiropractic care?

Almost everyone benefits from modern, safe, effective chiropractic care, infants to the elderly. Chiropractic not only helps muscle and joint pain, but also can have an affect on many other conditions. A spinal adjustment can relieve the effects of nerve pressure, thereby allowing the body to return to its natural state. We do not accept a case unless we believe there is a good chance that chiropractic can help you.

Why is the spine so important?

Your spine is designed to support your weight and protect your spinal cord (the vital link connecting your brain to the rest of your body). The spinal cord travels through your spine, which is made up of 24 moving vertebrae. When these vertebrae become malpositioned, they can put pressure on the spinal cord and irritate the nervous system. Since the nervous system connects to every cell in the body, a problem in your spine can cause a problem with any tissue or organ. This is why chiropractors locate and correct these areas of spinal dysfunction.

The Oils

Below is a small sampling of the oils we offer at Collyard Chiropractic. Our shelves are full and our catalogs are extensive so please contact us for all of the options available to you.

PLEASE NOTE: Dilution may be required for some oils. Please contact our knowledgeable staff for more information.

Tea Tree

A must-have for your first-aid kit. Renowned for treating infections of mouth and gums, acne, bacterial, yeast or viral infections. Apply it behind your ears for ear infections.

Do I have to keep coming back for appointments?

Sometimes it may take a number of adjustments over several weeks before the muscles and ligaments are stable enough to prevent the spinal misalignment from recurring. It is important to keep in mind that pain is usually the last symptom to appear and the first to go away. Your symptoms may decrease significantly in a few visits, but the underlying cause of the pain is not usually completely resolved.

Once we have eliminated your pain and rehabilitated the involved tissues we recommend you maintain a schedule of periodic spinal checkups. Prevention is the key to reducing recurrences of conditions and minimizing future injuries.

Are there side effects or complications?

Side effects are rare when treated by an experienced practitioner. However, a small number of patients have reactions that include nausea, lightheadedness and fainting. We will discuss any concerns with you prior to treatment to ensure utmost effectiveness.

Will my insurance cover acupuncture treatments?

Unfortunately, many insurance companies still do not cover acupuncture therapy. Check with your carrier to determine your coverage.

Do you use clean needles?

We use disposable needles. They are sterile, individually packaged and discarded according to medical bio-hazard regulations.

How many treatments will I need?

It depends on the nature, severity and duration of your complaint. You may only need one treatment for an acute condition, or several over time for long term conditions.

How deep do the needles go into the skin?

Points can be needled in the range of 15 degrees to ninety degrees relative to the skins surface. The depth depends on the nature of the problem, the location of the points, and the patient’s age, size and structure.

Does It Hurt?

In most cases, the patient should feel a sensation. The patient may feel cramping, tingling, heaviness or an electric sensation around the needle or traveling along the affected pathway. In any case, the patient may feel discomfort, but not pain.

Who benefits from chiropractic care?

Almost everyone benefits from modern, safe, effective chiropractic care, infants to the elderly. Chiropractic not only helps muscle and joint pain, but also can have an affect on many other conditions. A spinal adjustment can relieve the effects of nerve pressure, thereby allowing the body to return to its natural state. We do not accept a case unless we believe there is a good chance that chiropractic can help you.

Why is the spine so important?

Your spine is designed to support your weight and protect your spinal cord (the vital link connecting your brain to the rest of your body). The spinal cord travels through your spine, which is made up of 24 moving vertebrae. When these vertebrae become malpositioned, they can put pressure on the spinal cord and irritate the nervous system. Since the nervous system connects to every cell in the body, a problem in your spine can cause a problem with any tissue or organ. This is why chiropractors locate and correct these areas of spinal dysfunction.

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