When one thinks of Chiropractic they immediately think of adjustments, and while that is certainly one of the ways to help keep you healthy, it is by no means the only option at Hensley Wellness Center. Below are some of the options available to you. Please take a moment and familiarize yourself with their benefits.
Low Level Laser
When learning about laser technology, there are some basic concepts that should be understood. A laser is basically a focused beam of light that emits photon energy. When the light is focused properly, all of the photons are traveling in the same direction and at the same wavelength; this is also known as coherent light. When light is not focused, it scatters in all directions and becomes diffused. This is called non-coherent light.
We use lasers to listen to our favorite music CDs, to measure distances, temperature, and speed. Even though Einstein was the first to talk about the idea of beams of light, our bodies have been using that same kind of energy to communicate since man was created. Cells communicate to one another through coherent light.
Low-level lasers are different than more publicized heat lasers that are used in many surgical procedures to cut and cauterize tissue. Low-level lasers do not have a thermal effect and are used to stimulate, rather than destroy tissue. These types of lasers have been in use for over 25 years and there has yet to be one recorded side effect.
The laser emits visible coherent light that is applied to the affected area. Bundles of light energy pass through the dermal layers and are received within the cell membrane by specific energy photo acceptors. The increase in intra-cellular energy results in altered cell membrane permeability, and physiological changes occur through an enzyme cascade to affect several biological processes. Within the injured musculoskeletal tissue, low-level laser light initiates increased microcirculation and enhanced tissue regeneration. The overall effects are decreased pain and inflammation and increased range of motion.
- reduction of muscle tension and stiffness
- relief of muscle spasms
- greater flexibility and range of motion
- increase of the ease and efficiency of movement
- aide of relaxation and relief of stress
- promotion of deeper and easier breathing
- improvement of the circulation of blood and movement of lymph
- relief of tension-related conditions, such as headaches and eyestrain
- promotion of faster healing of soft tissue injuries, such as pulled muscles and sprained ligaments, and reduction of pain and swelling related to such injuries
- reduction in the formation of excessive scar tissue following soft tissue injuries
- enhancement in the health and nourishment of skin
- improvement in posture through changing tension patterns that affect posture
- reduction in stress and an excellent stress management tool
- creation of a feeling of well-being
- increase in awareness of the mind-body connection
- promotion of a relaxed state of mental awareness
Please take a moment and get to know our massage therapist under the ‘Meet the Staff” tab on our home page.
Many insurance plans may be billed for Massage Therapy. Call today and schedule an appointment.
E-stim is an electrical device that sends currents through unbroken skin via small electrodes that target muscles. This device has a wide variety of uses within the medical field including muscle toning, muscle spasm relaxation, and pain prevention. E-stim is important for rehabilitative purposes and enhancement of the healing process.
Can you name your stress type? People respond to stress in unique ways. To create a personalized stress relief program to meet your individual needs, we recently introduced our new Identi-T program. The response has been great. Don’t let life’s pressures affect your good health.
Take these 3 steps and take charge:
- Read about Stress Management by Clicking HERE
- Fill out the Identi-T Stress Assessment here http://publichealth.llu.edu/chp/sites/publichealth.llu.edu.chp/files/docs/stress-assessment-form.pdf to help us identify your unique “stress type”. Click on the document to open. You can print this document and scan your answers.
- Attach your completed Identi-T Stress Assessment, email it back to our office and set up an appointment today.
If you have any questions, please call us
Yours in Health,
Dr Charles Hensley
512-335-5426 / Fax: 512-335-7462
ALCAT Food Allergy Testing
The ALCAT Test identifies cellular reactions to over 350 foods, chemicals and herbs. These inflammatory reactions are linked to chronic health problems like obesity and diabetes, as well as skin, heart, joint, and digestive disorders. If you would like more information of Food Allergy testing contact our office for a free Information Packet or schedule an appointment to talk with Dr Hensley on the benefits of food tests.
FAR TRANSCEND INFRARED SAUNA
There is no one on this planet with a body free from accumulated toxins.
The fact is our exposure to chemicals and heavy metals often exceeds our body’s abilities to excrete them. The sources are everywhere: mercury from fish, mercury from dental fillings, plastics from food packaging, pesticides from our immediate environment, fire retardants virtually throughout the house, even carpeting outgases chemicals known to cause cancer. That beloved new car smell, while indicative of a car with many years left to it’s life, may actually be shortening yours. All of these sources, independently, are miniscule and innocuous, but they accumulate in the body ultimately to cause problems for many of us. Are You toxic? For more information, see Environmental Toxicity.
A Transcend™ High Tech Health Sauna Isn’t Just About Relaxation
Medical doctors and health practitioners worldwide recognize the High Tech Health sauna as perhaps the most effective method of removing both chemical and heavy metal toxins from the body. Our sauna was Designed for Detox™ and as such, no other company can compare with our record of helping people detoxify.
The High Tech Health Transcend Far Infrared Sauna removes heavy metal toxins (including mercury), and fat-stored (lipophilic) toxins, plus metals trapped in connective tissue and the brain. It also increases the eliminative, detoxifying, and cleansing capacity of the skin by stimulating the sweat glands. When the liver, kidneys, and lungs have been damaged by chronic exposure to environmental toxins, the body’s ability to eliminate toxins becomes impaired. The Transcend sauna assists the body in eliminating the toxins and promotes the restoration of those organs back to proper function so that they can address future toxins.
ENHANCED IMMUNE SYSTEM HEALTH
Each far infrared sauna session causes a brief, beneficial increase in body temperature, which improves immune system health by boosting production of infection-fighting white blood cells (leukocytes) by your bone marrow and killer T-cells by your thymus.
IMPROVED CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH
Medical research shows that regular use of a far infrared sauna may be as effective for cardiovascular conditioning as exercise. As the body heats up, it cools itself by sending blood from the internal organs to the extremities and the skin, thus increasing heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate. In the 1980s, NASA concluded that far infrared stimulation is the ideal way for astronauts to maintain cardiovascular conditioning during long space flights.
Read Dr. Jonathan Wright’s Nutrition & Healing newsletter discussing far infrared sauna usage and its ability to improve heart health and even male erectile function. If interested, also read about the study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that found that repeated use of a far infrared sauna improved vascular endothelial and cardiac function in patients with chronic heart failure.
High daily stress levels put constant strain on the body’s nervous system and can contribute to chronic disease. The far infrared sauna helps to reduce physical stress by boosting circulation and triggering the production of endorphins, the “feel good” hormones. Besides these physiological effects, a sauna session also contributes to stress reduction simply by providing a peaceful and relaxing environment away from it all.
WEIGHT LOSS & CELLULITE CONTROL
Toxins can play a significant role in preventing us from losing weight as well as gaining weight. The body will even create fat to store chemical toxins when they excede the body’s ability to excrete them. Those who have been unsuccessful at dieting often times have a toxicity problem and will find success after using a Transcend sauna to eliminate the chemicals stored in the fat cells that can impede weight loss. Those wishing to lose weight should also note that the cardiovascular effect from a single sauna session burns as many as 600 calories.
Cellulite is a gel-like substance made up of fat, water, and waste products trapped near the surface of the skin. The sauna is also quite effective at dealing with cellulite when combined with massage therapy and nutrition.
By dilating blood vessels, infrared heat increases blood circulation to injured areas, speeding up the healing process and relieving pain. Infrared heat has also been used extensively in the treatment of arthritis, rheumatism, and muscle spasms.
BEAUTIFIES THE SKIN
Profuse perspiration deeply cleanses the skin, creating beautiful and improved tone, texture, and color.
MORE THAN 1000 DOCTORS AND HEALTH PROFESSIONALS HAVE USED THE TRANSCEND FAR INFRARED SAUNA FOR:
- Achieving Good Health
- Heavy Metal Poisoning (including mercury)
- Multiple Chemical Sensitivities
- Brain Fog
- Chronic Fatigue
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Anxiety and Depression
- Detoxification Prior to and After Chemotherapy
- (Prospective Parents) Detoxification Prior to Conception
- Beautiful skin
NUTRITIONAL PROGRAMS AND LABORATORY TESTING TO DETECT NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES AND HEALTH PROBLEMS
Did you know certain tests can identify environmental toxicities and their effect on your health? Starting with a consultation, Dr. Hensley will determine what objective tests would be most beneficial in your case. Combining these results with other diagnostic tools, we are able to perform an in-depth analysis of your body. This analysis outlines any problem areas, minor and major conditions that if left untreated, may lead to serious illness, diseases and more. Your detailed report will clearly explain specific dietary, lifestyle and nutrition recommendations based on your individual results. Just like a fingerprint, your blood chemistries and metabolism are unique. Our program is designed with that in mind.
At Hensley Wellness Center, our goal is to have our patients maintain and achieve optimal health through a wellness program using highly effective, specifically targeted techniques and services tailored to our patients’ needs.
Please call for additional information and maintenance programs available! 512-335-5426